2015 Toyota Corolla vs. 2015 Honda Civic

News for Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and West Virginia Drivers Shopping for the 2015 Toyota Corolla…

The 2015 Toyota Corolla is popular among drivers in the Tri-State area, but can Toyota leave behind the history of their small car being a cheap car? It’s possible, but drivers will have to upgrade. The Corolla L is the basic trim level, and its main highlight is Bluetooth connectivity, with other features feeling rather old (air conditioning, power accessories, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, etc). Toyota does keep the Corolla efficient at 36 highway and 27 city mpg, but even that comes up short against many competing compact cars these days.

One of those competing cars is the Corolla’s longtime rival, the Civic. The Honda Civic just took home a 2015 Kelley Blue Book KBB.com Small Car Best Buy Award,* and the features of Honda’s small car put it in a whole different league than the Corolla. Each Civic comes standard with the following, starting at the LX trim level: a customizable touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio, SMS texting capabilities, Pandora internet radio, and more. The Civic is truly redefining the idea of what “standard features” should be. The 2015 Honda Civic with CVT is also rated at an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 39 mpg and city fuel economy of 30 mpg,** with its 143-hp four-cylinder outdoing the Corolla’s 132 hp.

See how the Civic and Corolla compare when placed side-by-side (below), then stop by a Tri-State Honda Dealer to take a test drive of the Civic.

 

*For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
**Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.