2019 Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla

If you’re on the hunt for a new compact sedan, two options to consider are the Civic and the Corolla. They’re quite popular amongst drivers in the Atlantic City and Egg Harbor areas, and for good reason. After all, with either vehicle, you get impressive fuel economy ratings and loads of features.

However, you may be wondering which car is a better fit for your lifestyle. To help answer that question, the team at Boardwalk Honda has created this 2019 Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla comparison. Keep reading to learn more about each vehicle, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

2019 Civic vs 2019 Corolla Performance Specs

Engine Options


Standard Engine



Honda Civic

2.0L 4-cylinder

158 HP

138 lb-ft

Toyota Corolla

1.8L 4-cylinder

132 HP

128 lb-ft


Available Engine



Honda Civic

1.5L 4-cylinder

174 HP

167 lb-ft

Toyota Corolla

1.8L 4-cylinder

140 HP

126 lb-ft

2019 Honda Civic PerformanceWith the Civic and the Corolla, you’ll get a smooth, comfortable ride along with great handling. However, as you can see from the table above, the Civic is more powerful in both of its engine options.

It’s also more fuel efficient, achieving up to an EPA-estimated 32 city/42 highway MPG.1 The Corolla, meanwhile, gets up to an EPA-estimated 30 city/40 highway MPG. While that’s not a huge difference, it can start to add up on your daily commutes.

All in all, both vehicles handle very well on the road. They both come standard with independent MacPherson struts, resulting in a composed feeling around turns and easy maneuverability in tight places.

Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla Cabin Space

While the 2019 Civic and 2019 Corolla are compact cars, they both offer plenty of room for passengers and cargo.

The Honda model features a lot of space for five people, especially for those sitting up front. In the front seats, you’ll get 39.3 inches of headroom and 42.3 inches of legroom. The Toyota can also easily seat five people. However, while it also offers 42.3 inches of front legroom, it has just 38.3 inches of front headroom.

The biggest difference between these vehicles, though, comes in the form of cargo room. Inside the 2019 Honda Civic, you’ll have 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space. Inside the 2019 Toyota Corolla, however, is just 13 cubic feet of trunk space. If you need to pack up your vehicle for work or vacation, you may have an easier time fitting everything inside of the Honda vehicle.

Civic vs Corolla Interior Features

2019 Honda Civic Interior Features

Whether you opt for the Civic or the Corolla, you’ll have tons of interior features to help make your drives more enjoyable. For example, both vehicles are available with heated front seats to help you stay cozy on especially cold nights. However, the Honda Civic also offers heated rear seats, keeping everyone on board nice and toasty.

Furthermore, the Civic offers an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, while the Corolla offers a 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. As a result, you may find it easier to get comfortable behind the wheel of the Honda rather than the Toyota.

When it comes to technology, these vehicles offer many of the same features, including:

  • Bluetooth® technology
  • Navigation system
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

Plus, all your media options can be heard clearly through the 10-speaker premium audio system found inside the Honda Civic. Unfortunately, the Toyota Corolla only offers a 6-speaker sound system in its highest trim level.

Civic vs Corolla: Which Compact Car Is Right for You?

While the 2019 Corolla is a commendable automobile, it’s the 2019 Civic that offers better fuel economy, space, and features. If you want to experience the Honda model for yourself near Atlantic City and Egg Harbor, don’t wait-schedule a test drive at Boardwalk Honda today!

1 25 city/36 highway/29 combined MPG rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined MPG rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined MPG rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined MPG rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.