Drivers in search of an affordable new small car like a compact sedan should already be quite familiar with the Honda Civic. As one of the most popular compact sedans in America for decades now, drivers continue to choose the Civic over other compact car options due to its value, features and dependability. The latest Civic model arrives looking as fresh as ever, with sleek styling, high-tech features and plenty of convenience and comfort amenities. Comparing the striking, sporty and sophisticated new Civic to the latest version of its longtime rival -- the Toyota Corolla -- is not the fairest of fights. While Toyota's Corolla has received some recent updates, it still trails the new Honda Civic in design, features, power and cargo capacity. Let's see where these two popular compact cars differ by comparing the new Honda Civic to the Toyota Corolla.
Speaking of the powertrain, the new Honda Civic has quite the advantage over the Toyota Corolla in that regard. The new Civic's standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine generates 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque, while the Corolla's smaller, 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder engine produces just 140 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque. With the base Civic sedan's extra 18 horsepower and 12 lb-ft of torque also comes a lighter car, as the more powerful Civic also tips the scales at about 100 pounds lighter than the Corolla.
Gone are the days when compact car drivers had to sacrifice practicality and convenience. With the Honda Civic sedan, drivers get a cavernous 15.1 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row of seats; that amount of cargo space rivals many mid-size sedans! The Toyota Corolla, on the other hand, offers just 13 cubic feet of cargo room. Leave the cramped trunks of old compact cars behind by choosing a new Honda Civic!
If you live near Rockledge or Cocoa Beach and would like to test drive Honda's latest Civic compact car, then visit Space Coast Honda. While here on the Space Coast Honda website, you can shop our complete inventory of new Honda Civic sedans in Cocoa, FL. After finding the shiny new Civic that you would like to test drive and explore further, be sure to also apply for auto financing before your visit. The staff at Space Coast Honda looks forward to assisting you with your new or used Honda purchase soon!