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2021 Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic

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2021 Toyota Corolla


2021 Honda Civic

$20,025 MSRP*


$21,250 MSRP
2.0L 4-Cylinder

Base Engine

2.0L 4-Cylinder


31 City/40 Highway MPG**

Fuel Economy

30 City/38 Highway MPG
38.3 inches

Front Headroom

39.3 inches
13.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space

15.1 cubic feet

If you’re in the market for a new compact sedan, then you’re probably comparing the 2021 Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic — and for good reason! Both models offer an easy-to-drive design and high fuel economy ratings for your daily commute, making them fierce competitors in the compact sedan segment. While the Honda Civic does offer admirable performance, the team at Wesley Chapel Toyota believes drivers will find that the Toyota Corolla has more of the features and performance ratings they want in a new sedan. Compare the 2021 Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic below, then contact our team to arrange a time for a test drive at our showroom! 

Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla: Performance

The 2021 Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic are well-known for their dependability and fuel-efficient performance on Florida roads, however, the Toyota Corolla offers greater power and higher efficiency from its base engine. With 169 hp and 31 City/40 Highway MPG**, the Toyota Corolla can speed ahead of the Honda Civic while saving on fuel. See the 2021 Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic engine specs below:

2021 Toyota Corolla

  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine
  • 169 hp
  • 151 lb-ft of torque
  • 31 City/40 Highway MPG**

2021 Honda Civic

  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine
  • 158 hp
  • 138 lb-ft of torque
  • 30 City/38 Highway MPG

In addition to a powerful base engine, the Toyota Corolla also has a hybrid powertrain available on certain trim levels. The 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid offers an incredible 53 City/52 Highway MPG** for drivers who want to prioritize fuel economy on their commute. The Honda Civic no longer offers a hybrid powertrain or a separate hybrid model. 

Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla: Interior Space

The Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla are classified as compact sedans, meaning they can easily navigate smaller Lakeland roads while fitting into tight parking spaces with ease. Don’t let the word “compact” fool you, though. Both the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla offer a spacious interior for the driver and their passengers. See the interior dimensions for each model below:

2021 Toyota Corolla

  • Headroom (front/rear): 38.3/37.1 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 42.0/34.8 inches
  • Cargo Space: 13.1 cubic feet

2021 Honda Civic

  • Headroom (front/rear): 39.3/37.1 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 42.3 /37.4 inches
  • Cargo Space: 15.1 cubic feet

Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla: Technology

The 2021 Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic share similar interior technology like a rearview camera, Bluetooth® connectivity, and USB connections. However, the Toyota Corolla interior offers advanced technology and luxury features to upgrade your daily driving experience. See the standard Toyota Corolla interior features you can enjoy when you take a test drive at Wesley Chapel Toyota below:

  • 6-Speaker Audio System: Listen to your favorite music with crisp, clear sound on premium audio speakers. 
  • 7-Inch Touchscreen: The Toyota Corolla comes with a 7-inch touchscreen display, allowing you to easily manage your apps, see your navigated route, and browse your selected playlist. The Honda Civic Sedan offers a similar 5-inch display. 
  • Siri Eyes Free: Using voice commands with Siri, drivers can access different infotainment features without distraction as they drive through Tampa in the Toyota Corolla.

Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla: Driver Assistance 

While both the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla offer excellent driver-assist safety features, the Toyota Corolla once again comes out ahead with more safety systems available on its base trim levels. The Honda Civic sports Honda Sensing®, while the Toyota Corolla is equipped with the popular Toyota Safety Sense™ system. Drivers who opt for the Toyota Corolla will enjoy Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS-2.0) standard on each of the Corolla configurations, along with these advanced safety features:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection 
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection
  • Automatic High Beams 
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Road Sign Assist

Compare The Corolla and Civic in Wesley Chapel!

Now that you’ve compared the 2021 Toyota Corolla vs. Honda Civic, come to our Wesley Chapel showroom to take the Toyota Corolla for a test drive! While you’re here we’ll show you each of the Toyota Corolla models and available features so you can build the perfect sedan for your daily drives. When you’re ready, you can sit down with our finance team to go over your financing and leasing options. Apply for financing today and soon you’ll be driving home in a new Toyota Corolla!


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*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (Yaris HB, Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, Supra), $1,175 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.
**EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

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