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2019 Toyota Corolla vs 2019 Honda Civic

Split screen images of the 2019 Toyota Corolla and 2019 Honda Civic

Longtime rivals the 2019 Toyota Corolla and 2019 Honda Civic are going head to head in this comparison to see which sedan reigns supreme. Right off the bat, car shoppers will prefer the price tag on the 2019 Corolla. Starting at $18,700 compared to the 2019 Civic’s starting price of $19,450, not only is the base 2019 Corolla the more practical purchase but the rest of the lineup is equally affordable where the 2019 Civic lineup can get a little pricey if drivers are looking for premium amenities.

The 2019 Corolla also wins when it comes to fuel economy with an EPA-estimated fuel rating of 28 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway for base models compared to the EPA-estimated fuel scores of 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway that drivers will get in the base Civic. Plus, an LE Eco trim on the Corolla lineup offers even better fuel economy scores for practical drivers looking to save even more on their monthly gas bill.

2019 Toyota Corolla


2019 Honda Civic

$18,700 Starting MSRP $19,450
28/36 Fuel Economy 25/36
Toyota Safety Sense Standard Active Safety Honda Sensing
L, LE, LE Eco, XLE, SE, XSE Trim Levels LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, Touring

Which sedan has more interior space for passengers?

In general, drivers will have similar experiences in both the 2019 Toyota Corolla and 2019 Honda Civic. Both offer similar connectivity opportunities, active safety offerings, and responsive engines. However, passengers may prefer the 2019 Toyota Corolla thanks to its expansive rear seat with plenty of legroom.

The 2019 Honda Civic offers a comfortable 37.4 inches of legroom for rear-seat passengers on its base LX model. But, the 2019 Toyota Corolla delivers class-leading space with 41.4 inches of legroom for rear passengers, which is 4 extra inches more than the 2019 Civic. If you plan to do a lot of passenger hauling with growing kids or adults in the rear seats, they may have a much better experience in the back of the 2019 Toyota Corolla. Total passenger volume and space in the front of the cabin for passengers should be pretty similar between the two models.

To keep all passengers protected, both the 2019 Corolla and 2019 Civic also offer standard active safety packages called Toyota Safety Sense and Honda Sensing respectively. Toyota Safety Sense includes Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Honda Sensing includes Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking, and Road Departure Mitigation, so no matter which sedan you are driving your precious cargo will be protected.

Drivers interested in the spacious 2019 Toyota Corolla can find models available for lease and purchase now at the Serra Toyota dealership in Birmingham. Give us a call or use our online appointment scheduler to set up your test drive today.

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