2016 Toyota Corolla vs. 2016 Honda Civic
2016 Toyota Corolla 2016 Honda Civic
30 city, 40 highway MPG 31 city, 42 highway
12 Model Options 6
Yes J.D. Power Most Dependable Compact Car Award? No
Yes NHTSA 5-Star Rating? No

2016 Toyota Corolla vs. 2016 Honda Civic

2016 Toyota Corolla vs. 2016 Honda Civic

Boxing has had its share of classic matchups, like Ali-Frazier, Tyson-Holyfield and Leonard-Hearns, but the 2016 Toyota Corolla vs. the 2016 Honda Civic is just as epic. These two compacts have been at the top of their games for years, and both are well-regarded. Let's put the gloves on and see which contestant wins the showdown. Both cars get fantastic gas mileage, which is what you're likely looking for from a vehicle in this class - the 2016 Honda Civic gets 31 mpg city, 42 mpg highway while the 2016 Toyota Corolla gets you a money-saving 30 mpg city, 40 mpg highway in select models.

The 2016 Toyota Corolla may not be regarded as the flashiest car on the market, but you might want to look again: The compact's front grille has an eye-catching, Darth Vader-like look for 2016. And the Toyota Corolla is durable: While other cars go to the scrapheap in large numbers, costing owners gobs of money in the process, an IHS Automotive study says 90 percent of Toyota Corollas sold the last 10 years are still on the road. Now that's a car you can count on. Plus, there's more model configurations for the Corolla at 12 than the Civic's six, and at a significant savings compared to Civic models.

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Besides the durability and fuel economy the 2016 Toyota Corolla has, it's also a more affordable car than the 2016 Honda Civic, with a starting MSRP of about $1,400 less for base models. While the 2016 Civic has a little more oomph in the engine, with 158 HP in base models, the 2016 Corolla has a sturdier and more heavyweight body, which assisted in getting it an NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating.

To continue the boxing metaphor, if you look at all the rounds and qualities of each car, the Corolla loses a bit in the power category but provides a landslide victory in durability and safety, and all at a more affordable starting price - the judges have submitted their scores, and the Corolla is the victor. We have the Toyota Corolla available on the Hickory Toyota lot, and we'd love for you to try out this lovable compact. Hickory Toyota is located at 435 Highway 70 in Hickory, NC, and we have a wide selection of new Toyotas, from the Toyota RAV4 crossover to the Toyota Camry sedan, among other models. Come to the lot and see us to ask any questions you might have or to test drive a model you're interested in, or call us at (888) 902-9261.

2016 Toyota Corolla vs. 2016 Honda Civic
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