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2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Honda Civic


2021 Toyota Corolla

Up to 174


Up to 169
Up to 162 lb-ft


Up to 151 lb-ft
15.1 Cubic Feet

Trunk Space

13.1 Cubic Feet
97.8 Cubic Feet

Passenger Space

88.6 Cubic Feet
Front and Rear Outboard

Heated Seats


Leather-Trimmed Seats

Not Available

It used to be that a Civic vs. Corolla comparison showed these two popular compact models running neck-and-neck, but a 2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla matchup shows that’s no longer the case. In fact, it’s going to be hard to justify picking the Corolla over the Civic when you’ve compared:

  • Performance Specs
  • Interior Features
  • Interior Dimensions

Civic vs. Corolla: Performance Specs

Whether you want confident cruising power on the highway or spirited low-speed acceleration ideal for city-based driving, the Civic is going to outperform the Corolla.

2021 Honda Civic engines include:

  • 2.0L Four-Cylinder: Makes up to 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque.
  • 1.5L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder: Makes up to 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.

2021 Toyota Corolla engines include:

  • 1.8L 4-Cylinder: Makes up to 139 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder: Makes up to 169 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque.

Civic vs. Corolla: Interior Features

The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla each offer an impressive set of features, but the Civic still finds several ways to come out ahead. It offers:

  • Available leather-trimmed seats vs. fabric in all Corolla trims.
  • 10-speaker premium sound system vs. 9-speaker premium sound system in the Corolla.
  • Heated front and outboard rear seats vs. heated front seats in the Corolla.

Civic vs. Corolla: Interior Dimensions

The Honda Civic proves you can enjoy the sporty styling and nimble performance of a compact sedan without having to accept compact interior dimensions. It’s noticeably more spacious than the Corolla whether you’re packing in cargo or filling all five seats.

  • Passenger Volume: Up to 97.8 cubic feet in the Honda Civic vs. 88.6 in the Toyota Corolla.
  • Cargo Volume: Up to 15.1 cubic feet in the trunk of the Honda Civic vs. 13.1 in the Toyota Corolla.
  • Front Headroom: Up to 39.3 inches in the Honda Civic vs. 38.3 in the Toyota Corolla.

Drivers Can Expect More from the Honda Civic than from the Toyota Corolla

The team here at Ocean Honda of San Juan Capistrano, CA can help you take advantage of our latest specials to find your ideal Honda Civic trim level at the perfect price. For any further advice or assistance, feel free to contact us today.

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