Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic

Toyota Corolla vs. the Honda Civic: Which compact car is best for drivers in the greater St. Louis area

Whether you hail from Edwardsville and Highland, small cars are among the most popular vehicles on the road in our little corner of the nation, and it's not hard to see why they're so sought-after. With fluctuating fuel costs, a small car that can perform well in city traffic and highway travel is absolutely essential for those who don't want to spend more at the pump. However, while small cars are certainly appealing, not all are created equal.

As a Toyota dealer here in O'Fallon, we firmly believe that our new Toyota Corolla is one of the best compact vehicles out there. It's been an enduringly popular vehicle for decades now, prized for its reliability, low cost-of-ownership and exceptional array of standard and available features. However, even though it makes an incredibly competitive value proposition, the new Toyota Corolla is not without stiff competition from models like the new Honda Civic. So, if you're interested in learning more about both models and finding out which is the best fit for your lifestyle, you can delve into our competitive comparison to learn more about each.

 Compare the New Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic

  • Design

    Style is subjective, but there's no denying that the new Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic are two incredibly handsome vehicles. Both boast a sporty sense of style that makes them stand out even when compared against larger midsize sedans. Plus, those in the greater Shiloh, IL area who'd prefer a bit more flexibility on cargo space and always opt for the available Toyota Corolla Hatchback or the Honda Civic Hatchback.

    However, when it comes to looks, the new Toyota Corolla undoubtedly wins out overall. With trims like the available Toyota Corolla SE Nightshade Edition with its bold blacked-out trim and the unique black and bronze body kit of the new Toyota Corolla Apex Edition, this small car easily outclasses the Honda Civic on the styling front.


    When it comes to comparing the performance of the new Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, the best place to start your research is right under the hood. For example, if you're comparing the standard horsepower, the Toyota Corolla trails a bit behind the new Honda Civic but that doesn't truly tell the tale of all that it has to offer. For example, when you compare the new Toyota Corolla Hybrid to the new Honda Civic Hybrid, you'll see that the former achievers up to an EPA-estimated 53 mpg city / 52 mpg highway, while the latter only manages up to an EPA-estimated 44 mpg city / 47 mpg highway.

Safety Features

When it comes to safety, both the new Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic stand on relatively even ground. With standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 on the new Toyota Corolla, this small car comes packed with additional value, offering innovative technologies like a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and much more. The Honda Civic comes with a similar suite of safety technologies, which is why both won the coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award for the 2022 model year.

Want to learn more about our the Toyota Corolla?

It's clear from these comparisons that the new Toyota Corolla is the stronger of these two small cars, so if you're looking to buy or lease one, we'd love to be of service to you here at Newbold Toyota. Get started on your deal by applying for financing online, and when you're ready to drive one of our newest Toyota Corolla trims, feel free to visit us here at our Toyota dealership near Belleville, IL.

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