Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla
Honda Civic
Toyota Corolla
At a Glance: Civic vs. Corolla

When drivers in the Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning, NY, areas are shopping for an efficient and capable sedan, the 2022 Honda Civic and the 2022 Toyota Corolla often come to mind. Both are popular vehicles with a reputation for reliability. However, which one offers more of what drivers need?

To find out, the team at Maguire Honda put these two sedans side-by-side in a Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla comparison. Read on and contact us with any questions!



14.8 cu. ft. | 13.1 cu. ft.
Civic vs Corolla


158hp | 139hp
Civic vs Corolla


99 cu. ft. | 88.6 cu. ft.
Civic vs Corolla
Which One Wins?
Engine Specifications

If you want a sedan that maximizes efficiency, you’ll probably be happy with either the Civic or the Corolla. With their standard powertrains, their EPA-estimated fuel economies vary only slightly. This is thanks to the continuously variable transmission (CVT) that comes standard in both sedans.

Honda Civic
A More Powerful Ride

The biggest difference, though, is the amount of power that their engines produce. While both come standard with a 4-cylinder engine, the 2022 Civic generates more power.

  • Honda Civic: 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque
  • Toyota Corolla: 139 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque

The Honda Civic also has an available 1.5L turbocharged engine that puts out 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The 2021 Corolla can generate 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque with its available 2.0L 4-cylinder engine.

Honda Civic
Safety Technology

Giving you extra help while commuting on the highway, the Civic comes with standard Traffic Jam Assist. This feature provides a more natural brake and steering feel as well as instant reactions when you need to slow down quickly, helping you with a safe and relaxing drive to work. Unfortunately, the Toyota Corolla doesn’t offer a similar helpful feature.

Honda Civic
Safety Comes Standard

Wherever the road may take you, you’ll have plenty of safety features in either sedan to help you get there safely. In fact, both the Honda and the Toyota models come standard with a full suite of safety features. These include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights
Honda Civic
Interior Dimensions and Cargo Space

When you get behind the wheel of the Honda Civic or the Toyota Corolla, feel free to stretch out and get comfortable with 42.3 inches of front-row legroom in the Civic and 42 inches in the Corolla.

Honda Civic
Front-Row Seating

As for front-row headroom, you can sit up tall in either car. However, you’ll get an extra inch of space in the Civic:

  • Honda Civic Front Headroom: 39.3 inches
  • Toyota Corolla Front Headroom: 38.3 inches
Honda Civic
Cargo Space

When you pack up for a weekend getaway or head home from the grocery story, you’ll probably want to make sure you have plenty of trunk space for anything you need to bring along. We found that the Honda Civic lets you pack in a bit more:

  • Honda Civic Cargo Volume: 14.8 cubic feet
  • Toyota Corolla Cargo Volume: 13.1 cubic feet

This difference means that the Civic might be able to fit an extra bag or larger gear you need to bring with you.

Which Sedan Is Right for You?

The team at Maguire Honda compared the 2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Toyota Corolla and found that the 2022 Civic offers additional space, safety features, and an incredible performance for drivers around Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning, NY. If you want to try it out for yourself, pay us a visit and we’ll get you set up for a test drive.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 Civic for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

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    Ithaca, NY 14850

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