Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic

Toyota Corolla

A compact sedan, like the 2021 Corolla or 2021 Civic, could be great for traveling near Pensacola or Fort Walton Beach, Florida. With high-tech features and efficient engines, either model could enhance your drives around Daphne, Alabama, or any other area.

These vehicles are similar, so you may wonder which is better for your lifestyle. Fortunately, the team at Bob Tyler Toyota created this Toyota Corolla vs. Honda Civic comparison to help you make that decision.

In this guide, we’ll cover the technology, safety, and performance of both sedans. After reading our comparison, you can contact us to test drive the sedan that interests you the most.

2021 Toyota Corolla vs 2021 Honda Civic Quick Facts

Toyota Corolla

Honda Civic

Smartphone Integration



Infotainment Screen Size

Up to 8 inches

Up to 7 inches

Road Sign Assist


Not available

Number of Engine Options



Fuel Economy Rating

EPA-estimated 53 city/52 highway MPG1

EPA-estimated 32 city/42 highway MPG

Technologies in the Corolla vs Civic

Toyota CorollaWork commutes, grocery store runs, or weekend excursions shouldn’t have to be done in silence. Luckily, the 2021 Toyota Corolla and 2021 Honda Civic offer high-tech features to keep you entertained.

SiriusXM® is offered in both models. This isn’t your average AM/FM radio. Hundreds of music, comedy, news, and sports stations are available for your enjoyment.

On the other hand, you may prefer to listen to a podcast or song from your library. In that case, you could utilize Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™, found standard in the Corolla. Simply plug your phone into the car’s USB port and watch as your favorite apps appear on the 7-inch touchscreen (or the 8-inch screen on the higher Corolla trim levels).

Meanwhile, if you want those smartphone integration features in the Honda Civic, you’ll need to upgrade to a higher trim level. Plus, the infotainment screen in this car’s highest trim level measures seven inches.

Features for Your Peace of Mind

Toyota CorollaNot only are there technologies in these cars to keep you entertained, but there are ones to help keep you safe, as well.

Both the 2021 Corolla and 2021 Civic come standard with an advanced suite of safety features: Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) in the Corolla and Honda Sensing® in the Civic. In each of these suites are the following features:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist

However, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 is a bit more advanced than the package offered in the Honda. After all, it also comes with Road Sign Assist and Lane Tracing Assist—features you won’t find in Honda Sensing®.

2021 Corolla vs 2021 Civic: Performance Specs

Toyota CorollaPowerful and comfortable rides are found within the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, along with multiple engine options.

In the Corolla, you can select from one of three engines:

  • 1.8L 4-cylinder: 139 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque
  • 1.8L hybrid 4-cylinder: 121 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L 4-cylinder: 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque

Even with all that power, you can still have a highly efficient ride—especially if you go with the hybrid model. At an EPA-estimated 53 city/52 highway MPG, frequent trips to the gas station can be a thing of the past.1

The Honda Civic offers a 2.0L 4-cylinder and a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with their own impressive power ratings. Unfortunately, you won’t find a hybrid version of this vehicle. As a result, the best fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 32 city/42 highway MPG for the Civic.

2021 Toyota Corolla vs 2021 Honda Civic: Verdict

The Corolla and Civic each offer a long list of noteworthy features. However, the 2021 Toyota Corolla provides more standard amenities along with a more efficient performance.

Want to take this sedan for a spin near Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach, FL, or Daphne, AL? Then, don’t wait. Schedule a test drive at Bob Tyler Toyota today!


1 EPA-estimated 30 city/38 hwy/33 combined MPG for 2021 Corolla L, LE, SE Apex CVT, and XSE Apex; EPA-estimated 29 city/37 hwy/32 combined MPG for 2021 Corolla XLE; EPA-estimated 29 city/36 hwy/32 combined MPG for 2021 Corolla SE 6MT; EPA-estimated 31 city/40 hwy/34 combined MPG for 2021 Corolla SE CVT and SE Nightshade; EPA-estimated 28 city/35 hwy/31 combined MPG for 2021 Corolla SE Apex 6MT; EPA-estimated 31 city/38 hwy/34 combined MPG for 2021 Corolla XSE; EPA-estimated 53 city/52 hwy/52 combined MPG for 2021 Corolla Hybrid LE. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See