The compact vehicle segment is certainly quite popular among Canadian consumers, and two models in particular stand out in terms of popularity, the Honda Civic and the 2017 Toyota Corolla. Both models have been part of Canada’s top 10 vehicle sales list for years now, and both stand out in terms of reliability, fuel economy, comfort, and value.
When choosing between these two very good options, buyers first need to identify their needs. If you are looking for value and interior space, for example, experts will agree that the 2017 Toyota Corolla has the upper hand over the Civic.
Better value for the 2017 Toyota Corolla vs the Honda Civic
Compared to the Honda Civic, the 2017 Toyota Corolla stands out in terms of value from the get-go with a starting price of $16,390 compared to $16,490 for the Civic. That is obviously not a huge difference, but as you move up in the trims the difference in price for similarly-equipped models continues to increase.
For example, a 2017 Corolla with air conditioning and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) will start at $19 590 while a Civic with a CVT and A/C starts at $ 20,690.
In terms of safety, the 2017 Toyota Corolla also stands out in a big way compared to the Civic. Indeed, the new Corolla features Toyota’s Safety Sense P suite of active safety technologies which feature adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with steering assist, pre-collision with pedestrian detection, and automatic headlights as standard equipment. As a matter of fact, the new Corolla is the only model in its segment to offer these driver assistance technologies free of charge.
In the Civic, you have to opt for the LX model with Honda Sensing which starts at $23,457. Toyota’s TSS-P is designed to not only warn you of possible dangers, but also take control of the vehicle in order to prevent an accident if needed.
Finally, the 2017 Corolla offers a standard front knee airbags which are not available on any 2017 Civic trim.
More interior space in the 2017 Toyota Corolla
Along with providing more value and advanced safety features at a more affordable price, the 2017 Toyota Corolla is also more spacious for both front and rear passengers. Leg room in the back, for example, is over 4 inches more generous in the Corolla that in the Civic. There is also slightly more leg room up front.
Ultimately, these are two very competent compact sedans, but if you are looking for better value, more affordable safety, and more interior space for your passengers in the back, the 2017 Toyota Corolla should be at the top of your list.
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