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2015 Honda Civic vs. 2015 Toyota Corolla

Brockville Honda Powerhouse | Published on May 15 2015

In Canada, the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla are two of the most popular vehicles offered to consumers.

Both offer a blend of reliability and comfort that is enjoyed by their owners, and they are both fuel efficient. That said, the Honda Civic has been the most popular car in Canada for 17 years now. There must be a reason for that.

It’s difficult to pinpoint an exact reason why the Honda Civic is more popular. That said, it’s easy to lay out a variety of reasons that may explain the difference in sales numbers between the two. If you look at comparisons undertaken by various automotive publications, there are a number of reasons they prefer the Civic, but the main one has to do with driving pleasure. As a whole, the Honda Civic is considered the vehicle that is the most fun to drive. Obviously not every buyer needs to be able to whip around corners and burn tires when accelerating off the line, but most consumers do want to feel a bit of power under the hood and a bit of resistance when cornering.

The Civic offers balanced handling and a 143-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that happens to be more powerful by 11 horsepower compared to the Corolla’s engine. Honda also offers the ECON mode and ECO Assist functions as standard on most of their vehicles. ECON mode serves to adjust the parameters of the engine as well as other components to make sure the vehicle delivers maximum fuel efficiency. Eco Assist, on the other hand, serves to tell the driver if he or she is driving in an efficient way, or not.

Both vehicles offer similar fuel consumption ratings. When it comes to the Honda Civic, buyers can benefit from an average fuel economy of 8.6 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 6.6 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway when you opt of the continuously variable automatic gearbox. For even better fuel economy, the Honda Civic offers a hybrid version which the Corolla does not.

The Honda Civic as a whole offers more choice to buyers than the Corolla as the Civic has more versions including a Coupe.

When it comes to safety, the Honda Civic also has the upper hand, at least according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety which game the Civic a Top Safety Pick rating. The Corolla did not receive such a rating. Moreover, Honda offers various active safety systems that are not offered on the Corolla, like the LaneWatch blind-spot display which uses a small camera located underneath the right side mirror to show the driver what is happening on the side.

And there is the price. The Honda Civic is offered starting at 15 750 $ while the Corolla starts at 15 995 $. To learn more about why the Honda Civic is the most popular car in Canada, contact us today at Brockville Honda!

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