2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Honda Civic


2021 Toyota Corolla


Standard Horsepower


Available Horsepower


Leather-Trimmed Seats

Not Available

Heated Outboard Rear Seats

Not Available
Up to 97.8 Cubic Feet

Passenger Space

Up to 88.6 Cubic Feet
Up to 15.1 Cubic Feet

Cargo Space

Up to 13.1 Cubic Feet

Pitting 2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla puts two of the industry’s most popular compact vehicles head-to-head, so it’s a comparison plenty of drivers are naturally keen to make. Read on to discover how they compare on:

  • Prices and Trims
  • Power and MPG
  • Features and Safety

Civic vs. Corolla: Prices and Trims

Entry-level and top-tier 2021 Honda Civic trims include:

  • 2021 Honda Civic LX: Priced at $21,050 MSRP*
  • 2021 Honda Civic Touring: Priced at $28,100 MSRP*

Entry-level and top-tier 2021 Toyota Corolla trims include:

  • 2021 Toyota Corolla L: Priced at $19,925 MSRP
  • 2021 Toyota Corolla XSE Apex Edition: Priced at $28,210 MSRP

The Honda Civic starts a little higher, but look to higher trims and you’ll find the Corolla starting to demand more money.

Civic vs. Corolla: Power and MPG

Both models offer two engines, but you’ll always find significantly more power available from the Civic.

2021 Honda Civic engine options include:

  • 2.0L Engine: Makes up to 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque.
  • Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine: Makes up to 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.

2021 Toyota Corolla engine options 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.

Better yet, the Honda Civic with CVT and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine can deliver up to an EPA-estimated 32 mpg in the city and 42 on the highway. The Corolla can’t match those scores in any configuration.

Civic vs. Corolla: Features and Safety

You’ll find the Honda Civic offering a few features unavailable with the Toyota Corolla, including a 10-Speaker Premium Sound System. However, each model is well stocked with top-tier technology, including the following cutting-edge driver assistance features as standard:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) 
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

Visit Victory Honda of Sandusky Near Toledo for a Closer Look at the Still Unmatched Honda Civic

As concluded by Car and Driver: “It’s fun-to-drive nature and focus on practicality makes the Honda Civic a compact car we’re happy to recommend.” It certainly outpaces the Toyota Corolla whether you’re looking at available speakers or power and MPG specs. To find out more or hear about Car Doc maintenance plans, simply contact us today.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

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