If you’re having trouble deciding what your next new vehicle should be, we don’t blame you – for compact vehicle shoppers, there are more choices today than ever before, from unique coupes to compact crossovers based on popular SUV designs. However, if something more conventional is your style, you couldn’t find two better options than the 2016 Toyota Corolla and 2016 Honda Civic.
The redesigned 2016 Civic is built to be a strong competitor in the compact sedan class, with a sporty exterior, an affordable set of standard features, efficient powertrain options and a long list of premium available features. However, even the base Honda Civic is going to be more expensive than a comparable Toyota Corolla model, and the Corolla is able to squeeze a few more kilometers out of every drop of fuel you put into its larger fuel tank. Additionally, the 2016 Toyota Corolla offers one of the largest rear seats in this class, ensuring rear passenger comfort and safety.
|2016 Toyota Corolla||vs||2016 Honda Civic|
|1.8L 4-cylinder||Engine||2.0L 4-cylinder|
|50L||Fuel Tank Capacity||46.9L|
|8.4L/100 km*||City Fuel Economy||8.8L/100 km|
|1051.2 mm||Rear legroom||950 mm|
The 2016 Civic is powered by a standard 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine rated at 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque and comes in five trims (DX, LX, EX, EX-T and Touring). Standard equipment on the 2016 Honda Civic includes: a six-speed manual transmission, front-wheel drive, LED daytime running lights, heated power door mirrors with a driver blind spot mirror, LED taillights, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, power accessories, remote entry, 16-inch wheels, a capless fueling system, an electronic parking brake, Straight Driving Assist, a five-inch colour LCD display and four speakers with Speed-sensitive Volume Control. A 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine is optional on the EX-T and Touring trims.
Powering the entry-level 2016 Toyota Corolla is a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine with 132 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque. Offered in four trims (CE, LE CVT, SE and LE ECO CVT), every Corolla features front-wheel drive. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, as are a 60/40-split folding rear seat, fabric upholstery, USB and auxiliary audio inputs, Bluetooth, four speakers, power accessories, remote trunk release, 15-inch wheels, heated power side mirrors, LED headlamps, Toyota’s Star Safety System and much more. Available on the LE ECO CVT trim is a VALVEMATIC Low Emissions Vehicle 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine that uses only 6.8 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres in combined driving.*
Contact us at Truro Toyota today for more information about the 2016 Toyota Corolla and to schedule a test drive.
* Fuel efficiency estimates were determined using approved Government of Canada Test Methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors.