2021 Civic vs. 2021 Corolla | Compact Car Comparison

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Compact Car Comparison

Drivers in Greenville, North Carolina have a tough choice to make when trying to decide which compact car to purchase. Both the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla are flagship sedans for their respective makers, and they're constant competitors in their compact car class. Which of these compacts will serve you better for daily driving around Greenville, NC? Let's compare their key features to find out.


The entry-level trims of the Honda Civic run on a 2.0-liter engine with 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque that is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The top trims of the 2021 Civic benefit from an upgrade to a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that makes 174 horsepower and 168 pound-feet of torque. If you like to have complete control over the road when you drive, be sure to check out the Civic's sport trim that comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission

In comparison, the bottom trims of the 2021 Corolla get their power from a 1.8-liter engine with 139 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque that's paired with a CVT. Higher trims of the Civic bump up to a 2.0-liter engine that gets 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque with options for either a six-speed manual or a CVT. As you can see, the 2021 Honda Civic gets more power in every trim, and it doesn't sacrifice fuel economy to do so.

Civic and Corolla Interior Comparison

There's more that goes into a car's interior than just its features - it's also important to consider the amount of space you'll have in the car. Though the Corolla offers Apple CarPlay® and Android auto in its base trim while these are available in the second trim and higher of the 2021 Civic, the Civic offers more interior space in almost every measurement. While you can always bump up to a higher trim or add packages, you can't change the space of the car, making the Civic a better choice from an interior perspective.

Safety Features

Honda and Toyota are both known for their comprehensive safety suites that come standard in most of their models, including the 2021 Civic and the 2021 Corolla. In the 2021 Civic you'll find a collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, a lane-keeping assist system, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams.

In the 2021 Corolla, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, lane tracing assist, and adaptive cruise control come standard. Both cars offer similar features - and plenty of them! - but the 2021 Civic offers a few more features than the Corolla.

Find Your 2021 Civic at Barbour Hendrick Honda Greenville

It's clear to see that you absolutely can't go wrong when you choose the 2021 Honda Civic over its competitors. It has great fuel efficiency, fun power, a spacious interior, and a generous number of features. You can get behind the wheel of your very own Honda Civic today when you shop our Civic inventory at Barbour Hendrick Honda Greenville, so be sure to stop by the dealership at your earliest convenience!