2016 Civic Sedan vs 2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Toyota Corolla

The 2016 Honda Civic and the 2016 Toyota Corolla are perennial competitors in the compact sedan segment. They both provide Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area drivers with ample fuel economy in an affordable package, but everybody knows that there’s more that goes into making a superior sedan than that. These two cars have come a long way from their humble beginnings in the 90s, and now they both can be had with plenty of high-tech features and upscale options. Find out how they stack up below!


When it comes down to miles per gallon, it’s easy to compare the figures. The 2016 Honda Civic earns an EPA estimated 31 mpg city/41 mpg highway/35 mpg combined* estimate from the EPA with the base 2.0L engine and continuously variable transmission. It earns 31 mpg city/42 mpg highway/35 mpg combined with the 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder.

The 2016 Toyota Corolla, meanwhile, is only capable of up to 29 mpg city/38 mpg highway/32 mpg combined based on EPA estimates.

You can see that you’ll spend a lot less on gas with the Honda Civic!


Power and performance is similarly easy to compare. The 2016 Toyota Corolla cranks out 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque with its 1.8L four-cylinder engine.

The 2016 Honda Civic starts with a 2.0L four-cylinder that makes 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque, and it offers an upgrade option – a rarity in this class – by way of a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder that generates 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.

You can see that the Honda not only beats the Toyota in efficiency – it should also be more fun to drive.

Passenger and Cargo Volume

When it comes to cabin and cargo space, you take what you can get in this small car class. What you can get with the 2016 Honda Civic is more of both; it offers 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk and 97.8 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the 2016 Toyota Corolla only has13.0 cubic feet of trunk space and 97.5 cubic feet of passenger volume.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

You can find the latest Civic at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, your local Honda dealership serving Elgin. We’re at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, minutes from anywhere in Elgin and the rest of Chicagoland, so come check out the latest Civic today!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.