|2.0-litre, DOHC, i-VTEC® 4-cylinder||Engine||1.8-liter 4-cylinder|
|428||Cargo volume (L)||369|
|Standard||Remote Keyless Entry||NO|
At first blush, not a lot separates the 2017 Honda Civic sedan from the Corolla. Both are 5-seat compact sedans that offer modern styling inside and out, impressive fuel efficiency and up-to-date technology. When you take a closer look, though, the Civic clearly comes out on top. Boasting standard comfort and convenience features that are merely optional on the Corolla such as air conditioning with climate control, the Civic certainly stands out.
When you choose the 2017 Honda Civic sedan, you have more options when it comes to engine and transmission versus the Toyota Corolla. In fact, the Corolla only offers one engine, an underpowered 1.8 liter 4-cylinder good for a mere 132 horsepower, and one transmission, a CVT automatic. The Civic gives you the option of either a 2.0 liter 158 horsepower engine or a 1.5 liter turbocharged 174 horsepower engine paired with either a 6-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission. Not only does the Civic wallop the Corolla when it comes to torque at every trim level, it does it while winning the MPG battle as well. In fact, the Corolla can’t even come close to the EPA estimated highway fuel economy of the Civic sedan.
Both the Honda Civic sedan and the Toyota Corolla feature all the standard safety equipment that you’ve come to expect such as multiple airbags, stability control, ABS brakes, traction control and more. A rearview camera is also standard equipment on every trim level of both vehicles and driver assistance technology is available on upper trim levels regardless of which sedan you choose. Where the Civic shines is in real-world testing, stopping sooner than the Corolla in Edmunds brake testing and doing far better in IIHS small overlap front impact testing. All of this combines to make the 2017 Civic sedan the sensible and safe choice.