2018 Honda Civic Sedan vs. 2018 Toyota Corolla

The competition between the 2018 Honda Civic sedan vs. 2018 Toyota Corolla is the latest edition of one of the most heated rivalries in the compact sedan class of the automotive industry. For the current model year, the 2018 Civic carries over many of the same features that have been available since the platform's most recent redesign. However, it still has a lot to offer in comparison to the 2018 Corolla including, better performance specifications* and better fuel economy estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency. Heather Cannon Honda currently has the 2018 Honda Civic in its inventory. The coupe and hatchbacks versions are also available but will be profiled separately by Heather Cannon Honda product experts. Potential buyers can schedule a test drive with one of our product experts today by calling, 580-749-5155.

Shoppers trying to decide between the 2018 Honda Civic sedan and 2018 Toyota Corolla will have several options to consider. The 2018 Civic sedan is available in six distinct trim grades, LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, Touring and Si. There are also six versions of the Corolla available. Heather Cannon Honda customers start out on strong footing with the base LX trim that offers LED running lights, 60/40-split rear folding seat and automatic climate controls as standard equipment. Some of these features aren't available on the 2018 Corolla until trim grades above its entry-level version. Additionally, versions of the 2018 Honda Civic EX and above have an infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. This increasingly common capability allows drivers to use most of their favorite applications while they're behind the wheel. It's not available with the Corolla.


2018 Honda Civic Vs. 2018 Toyota Corolla
2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 1.8-L, 4-Cyl.
158/138 Horsepower/Torque 132/128
Six-speed manual Transmission CVT
28/40* Fuel Economy 28/36


Performance Specs

One of the most glaring disparities between the 2018 Honda Civic sedan and 2018 Toyota Corolla is performance. All of the trims of the 2018 Corolla use the same engine, a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine with a peak output of 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque with most versions being paired with a continuously variable transmission. The LX and EX trims of the 2018 Honda Civic have a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, which can produce 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. Owners of the Civic LX will have a six-speed manual transmission with a CVT available as an option. The EX offers the same transmission choices, just in reverse order with the CVT being standard.

*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.

An interior photo of the sunroof that is available in some upper trims of the 2018 Honda Civic.
An interior photo of the dashboard in the 2018 Honda Civic with a lot of available technology on display.

A photo of the gear-shifter for the six-speed manual in the 2018 Civic.
A close up photo of a version of the infotainment system equipped in the 2018 Civic.