Efficiency, energetic powertrains and value are hallmarks of the compact sedan segment and the competition is tough. When it comes to the compact class, the Toyota Corolla is among class leaders and pairs exceptional performance and fuel economy with an affordable price tag and a spacious, well-equipped interior. These elements have made the Toyota Corolla America’s best-selling compact car and a fan favorite here at Gale Toyota. Take a look at how the best-selling Toyota compact stacks up against the redesigned Honda Civic in our 2016 Toyota Corolla vs 2016 Honda Civic.
In an effort to keep you informed, we have examined a cross section of automotive specifications that are important to the compact class - starting price, base engine, fuel economy ratings and interior space. These specifications will help illustrate the value of the Toyota Corolla beyond a simple price tag. Even standard Toyota Corolla editions will provide an energetic performance, efficient fuel economy and a loaded interior, but the highlight of the new model year is the Toyota Corolla Special Edition. Featuring a one-of-a-kind style, a long list of high-tech features and more, the Special Edition is a definite highlight. Clad in vivid exterior colors with gloss black wheels to match and an eye-catching interior, you can’t miss the Corolla Special Edition.
How Does the Best-Selling 2016 Toyota Corolla Stack Up?
What is the first thing you look at when searching for a new car? Price? When it comes to price, the 2016 Toyota Corolla will fit your budget with an affordable starting price of $17,230 for standard Toyota Corolla L trim levels. By comparison, the all-new 2016 Honda Civic is significantly more expensive than the Toyota Corolla - a trend that continues throughout the model comparison. When you show up in a new Toyota Corolla, your friends will want a ride and they will find an incredibly spacious interior with class-leading legroom. In this comparison, the Toyota Corolla offers more passenger space than all but the base Honda Civic, regardless of which Corolla trim you choose.
Next on the list of must-haves in the compact sedan class is an efficient powertrain. Under the hood, the Toyota Corolla sports a base 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission, making 132 horsepower and 36 mpg on the highway. If you are looking for improved power and fuel economy, the Toyota Corolla LE Eco trim features an upgraded 1.8-liter powertrain that pairs with a continuously variable transmission to make 140 horsepower and 42 mpg on the highway. While standard Toyota Corolla performance specs are competitive in our 2016 Toyota Corolla vs 2016 Honda Civic comparison, the Corolla LE Eco will surpass the Honda Civic in efficiency, saving you even more money at the pump. Stop in today at Gale Toyota to get behind the wheel of the 2016 Toyota Corolla and experience class-leading value first hand.