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2017 Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla Comparison – Highland Park, IL



2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Toyota Corolla
2017 Honda Civic 2017 Toyota Corolla
BASE ENGINE
  2.0 L I4 1.8 L I4
HORSEPOWER
  158 hp 132 hp
CARGO CAPACITY (ALL SEATS IN PLACE)
  15.1 cu.ft. 13.0 cu.ft.

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2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

Serving Highland Park, Evanston and Chicago, IL

Featuring a five-model lineup, the 2017 Honda Civic is a small sedan that starts at $18,740.* Equipped with either a 2.0 L i-VTEC engine or 1.5 L turbocharged engine, the Civic delivers more powerful than the Corolla. Choose the Honda Sensing suite that includes accident-avoidance features, the Civic gives you extra confidence on the road.

Does the Honda Civic Have a Turbocharged Engine?

The 2.0 L i-VTEC engine is standard in the Honda Civic LX and EX trims. This four-cylinder engine is capable of generating approximately 160 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque. The EX-T model is driven by a turbocharged 1.5 L engine that whips out about 175 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. In the EX-L and Touring editions, this turbo engine yields just under 175 hp and slightly more than 160 lb-ft of torque. In the Toyota Corolla models that come with a 1.8 L engine with the Valvematic technology, you only have access to 140 hp and slightly less than 130 lb-ft of torque. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) system is available in all of the Civic trims. A CVT with the Shift Mode is only available in some of the Corolla models. Both of these compact cars are compatible with six-speed manual transmission systems that offer custom handling. Additionally, these vehicles roll on a conventional front-wheel drive. Thanks to the Eco Assist System, the Civic can cruise efficiently at fast speeds.

Interior Features

A driver’s seat with an eight-way power adjustment is standard in the Honda Civic EX-L and Touring. Both of these models also come with heating in the front and rear seats. Additionally, premium leather upholstery covers the driver’s and front passenger’s seats in these trims. By contrast, only some of the Toyota Corolla models have a six-way driver’s seat and four-way front passenger’s seat that are available with heating. Leather isn’t available for these seats, as they may only be covered in the SoftTex material or traditional cloth. An automatic climate control system with two zones is installed in the Civic EX-T and above trims. A defroster with a timer is also integrated into the rear windshield. The Corolla only has an automatic climate control system with a single zone.

Which Sedan Has More Safety Features?

Capable of applying the brakes when a front crash is imminent, the Collision Mitigation Braking System is available in each Honda Civic model. Similarly, the Toyota Corolla’s Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection lowers the risk of a crash. Featuring the Low-Speed Follow function, the Civic’s Adaptive Cruise Control is more sophisticated than the Corolla’s Dynamic Radar Control. Designed to prevent side collisions, the Civic’s Lane Keeping Assist System is similar to the Corolla’s Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist. Additionally, the Honda Sensing Road Departure Mitigation helps you stay on an intended path. You may also rely on the Honda LaneWatch to make a safe switch into an adjacent lane. Some notable passive safety features in this Honda sedan include the SmartVent air bags and side curtain air bags with a rollover sensor.


We invite you to test drive the 2017 Honda Civic at our new Honda dealership in Highland Park, Illinois. Contact our Chicago area car dealership for current offers and incentives on new Honda vehicles. Get 2017 Honda Civic auto loan financing and leasing information, or apply online to get pre-approved. Muller Honda is located near Chicago in Highland Park, IL and serves Evanston and other surrounding areas.

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

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