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2018 Honda Civic vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

2018 Honda Civic Sedan vs 2018 Toyota Corolla exterior front views

Small sedans have a very important place in this world. They tend to offer the kind of fuel efficiency that keeps you from visiting the gas station too often, while still retaining a spirited ride and keeping you safe. That's what can be expected from a quality small sedan, and there are quite a few out there in today's automotive world vying for your attention. Which one should you choose? Let's take a look at the 2018 Honda Civic Sedan vs the 2018 Toyota Corolla.

Both of these models are quite well known, and they come from automakers with global reputations. As you can see, however, when you compare the base model of each car, the 2018 Civic stands above the 2018 Corolla in a number of different categories.

2018 Honda Civic Sedan LX


2018 Toyota Corolla L

158 HP Horsepower 132 HP
31/40 City/Hwy MPG* Fuel Economy (Automatic) 28/36 City/Hwy MPG
15.1 Cubic Feet Max. Cargo Volume 13 Cubic Feet
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Efficiency and space in the 2018 Honda Civic Sedan

Just because you are driving a smaller car doesn't mean you should feel cramped for space. If this is your daily commuter, you will be spending quite a bit of time here, so you need to feel comfortable. Both of these models offer 98 cubic feet of passenger space, but the Civic bests the Corolla in terms of luggage capacity, giving you some extra space for your suitcases and grocery bags.

The Civic also offers a 158-horsepower engine, and when you look at the horsepower and fuel economy numbers and see that the base 2018 Civic model tops the base 2018 Corolla in both instances, that's a good sign that you'll get a confident and efficient ride. The numbers here speak for themselves.

*Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.