When your heart is set on a compact for your next car, there are two choices that shine a little brighter: the 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Toyota Corolla.  When you need the right vehicle for running errands, hitting the turnpike for your commute to the office, or to provide the transportation for your next big girls' night out in the Philadelphia area, either one of these vehicles will fit the bill.

At Sloane Automotive Group, we have many styles of vehicles that will work for any array of needs, but when you're shopping for a compact, look no further than this helpful comparison.  We put two of the most popular models on the market head to head to see which one will work best for you.  When you're ready to shop, reach out to us!

Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla: Engine Specs and Transmission Choices

When you're in the market for a compact vehicle, part of the reason is because you want to be able to enjoy the drive.  Part of that enjoyment is the pure joy of letting your vehicle out and feeling that speed on the open road.  With the 2018 Civic, you'll have a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that's putting out 158 HP to experiment with, while with the 2018 Corolla, your standard 1.8L 4-Cylinder engine pumps out an impressive 132 HP.

As a driver, we love the feeling of being in control of our vehicle, and with the Honda Civic, drivers are able to select their own personal version of that control.  The entry level model of this vehicle is offered in both a 6-speed manual transmission and a CVT.  The Corolla comes standard with a CVTi-S, but does not have a manual transmission offering. If you're unable to drive a manual, then both these vehicles will be the perfect choice.


In the Toyota Corolla, drivers will be offered standard the Toyota Safety Sense™ P system, which includes: Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, a safety system that allows your vehicle to respond to your command and adapt your speed according to traffic.  Additionally, it promises Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, and Pre-Collision System.

In the Civic Touring edition, drivers will have access to Honda Sensing®.  This system includes a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ that allows your vehicle to brake for you in the instance that it detects a collision may be imminent.  It also offers Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist.

Gas Mileage and Extras

Drivers typically make the choice to drive a compact vehicle in order to be behind the wheel of something more efficient.  Whether you have a long commute into the city for work or if you frequently road trip with your friends, gas mileage is important.  The Civic offers an EPA-estimated* citywide gas mileage of 28 MPG, with an impressive 40 on the highway, and the Corolla gets an EPA-estimated** 28 MPG on your local streets, with 36 on the highway.

In addition to the fuel savings, you'll experience with either one of these compact models, you'll also get the added benefit of one special feature.  The Honda Civic comes equipped with a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, while Toyota offers an integrated backup camera with guidelines, as well.

Your 2018 Civic and 2018 Corolla Headquarters

In the Philadelphia area, there are plenty of choices when it comes to your new compact vehicle, but the 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Toyota Corolla are two of the best on the market.  Each of them offers incredible safety ratings, great gas mileage, and all the peppiness of a 4-cylinder engine.  At Sloane Automotive Group, stop into one of our dealerships when you make the decision as to which one of these compacts is right for you.

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

**2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

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