2016 Toyota Corolla vs. 2016 Honda Civic

2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Civic

If you’re shopping for a small car in the Mobile, Daphne, or Pascagoula area, then the 2016 Toyota Corolla and the 2016 Honda Civic are definitely on your radar. These models are always at the top of their class, thanks to smart design, outstanding reliability, high efficiency, and the latest technology. So which one will you choose this year? At Palmer’s Toyota Superstore, we’re here to help you make that decision easier with a detailed comparison.

Powertrain and Efficiency

In this segment, you probably put more of a premium on fuel economy than performance, but it doesn’t hurt to have a few extra horsepower. The Toyota Corolla wins out with a maximum EPA estimate of 30 mpg city/42 mpg highway with the LE Eco trim level with a continuously variable transmission. The Honda Civic’s base engine and continuously variable transmission is only capable of up to 31 mpg city/41 mpg highway. Both of those model achieve 35 mpg combined, but that Corolla LE Eco will save you money on the highway.

Price and Value

The Honda Civic is quite simply more expensive than the Toyota Corolla. The 2016 Toyota Corolla starts at only $18,165 MSRP* in the L trim level. The base 2016 Honda Civic starts at $19,475 MSRP in the LX trim level. That’s a $1,310 difference that you can use to pay for gas, insurance, or even a higher level trim or optional equipment in the Toyota Corolla.

Features and Options

Despite the difference in price, you’ll actually find the Toyota Corolla equipped with greater convenience features and options when compared with the Honda Civic. The base Corolla comes with the Entune infotainment system that includes a CD Player, Auxiliary jack, voice activated controls, MP3 player, and on-board computer, none of which are standard in the base Honda Civic. The Corolla also includes load restraints in the trunk, which are missing from the Civic, as are reading lights, a rear-split folding bench seat, and a remote fuel filler door. Once again, none of those features are standard in the Civic. The Corolla even offers a six-speaker audio system, which is two more speakers than you’ll find in the base Civic.

Compare for Yourself at Palmer’s Toyota Superstore

You can find out more about the latest Toyota Corolla here at Palmer’s Toyota Superstore at 470 Schillinger Road in Mobile, AL, your local Daphne and Pascagoula area Toyota dealership. Come visit us today if you’d like to test-drive the Corolla, or contact us online with any questions.

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, excludes the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee of $835 for Cars, $900 for Small/Light Trucks (Sienna, RAV4, Highlander Gas, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Tacoma and Venza), $1195 for Large Trucks (Tundra), and $995 for Large SUVs (Sequoia and Land Cruiser). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. Actual dealer price will vary. Actual dealer document fee may vary.