2019 Honda Civic vs. 2019 Toyota Corolla

Compare Honda Civic to the Toyota Competition in Lihue, HI

2019 Honda Civic Takes on 2019 Toyota Corolla -- Which Compact Car is Right for You?

If you know and Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, then you know how most sought-after they are among new small sedans, especially here on Kauai. However, when it comes to performance, space, amenities, and tech, it's Civic that pulls ahead. See how for yourself on a head-to-head matchup -- the experts here at King Auto Center in Lihue have made it easy.

2019 Honda Civic vs. 2019 Toyota Corolla

  • A 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter i-VTEC I4 capable of 138 pound-feet of torque comes standard in Civic LX and Sport. Corolla, on the other hand, features only a 1.8-liter I4 in base L through top-tier XSE trims, save LE Eco. It only puts out 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet, making Civic the better accelerator, and thus, the more fun drive out to Kapaa.
  • Civic EX and later trims feature a sportier turbocharged 174-horsepower, 1.5-liter DOHC I4 ready to deliver anywhere from 162 to 167 pound-feet of torque. Your only other engine option in Corolla appears in the LE Eco trim. It's a 1.8-liter I4 that produces only 140 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque, keeping Civic on top.
  • A six-speed manual transmission comes standard in base models, making the ride engagingly hands-on, while a high-efficiency continuously variable transmission comes standard in later trims. Corolla only offers a manual in its later SE trim.
  • Civic makes 14.7 to 15.1 cubic feet of trunk volume available for everything from office supplies to weekend Koloa getaway gear. Corolla, on the other hand, offers only 13 cubic feet.
  • Push-button start comes standard earlier in Civic for convenience, appearing in the step-up Sport trim. Corolla only standardizes it in its midrange XLE trim.
  • Heated seats come standard up front in midrange Civic EX, as well as both in front and in the rear outboard position in Civic Touring. That makes the car ready for any weather a Waimea outing can send its way. Corolla, however, doesn't offer heated rear seats in any trim.
  • Seating comes luxuriously leather-trimmed in Civic EX-L. Corolla doesn't put the same premium on luxury, as no leather seating's offered anywhere in the line.
  • You get great entertainment and connectivity tech earlier in Civic. The Sport trim standardizes a 7-inch display audio touchscreen, 180-watt, eight-speaker audio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The last means the ability to integrate your mobile phone and use its features from the dash. To get similar technologies in Corolla, you must rise to XLE at the midrange.
  • A 450-watt, 10-speaker premium sound system complete with a subwoofer comes standard in the Civic Touring trim, transforming any road mix into the anthem of your Kalaheo, HI trip. The ever-present JBL premium audio system, otherwise offered elsewhere in the new Toyota lineup, isn't offered in Corolla.

See How Else 2019 Civic Bests the Rest at Our Honda Dealership in Lihue

The best way to get the Honda experience is firsthand. Call our showroom here at 4330 Kukui Grove Street or drop in for a visit today -- we'll be glad to take you out for a ride and show you all you have to look forward to!

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