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2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla

Despite shifting customer tastes in the automotive industry, nobody should sleep on the developments happening in the compact sedan class as typified by the Honda Civic. For the new model year, Honda has made some small improvements to the latest Civic platform but have also wisely kept everything that has made the vehicle such a strong choice. A comparison of the 2021 Honda Civic Sedan vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla will provide some important insights into what each of these longtime rivals have to offer for the upcoming model year. Honda produces the 2021 Civic Sedan in five trim grades, LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring. Viewing the two compact sedans from a high-altitude, the 2021 Honda Civic Sedan offers more standard and available performance, comparable technology and more trunk volume. Meridian Honda customers can start the pre-ordering process by calling, 601-693-4651 today.

There is little argument that the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla aren’t two of the most well-respected models in the segment. Both compact sedans can hold five passengers. However, the 2021 Honda Civic is able to offer front and rear legroom for its riders. A driver and front passenger of the 2021 Civic will be able to use up to 42.3 inches, leaving those in the backseat of the Honda vehicle with 37.4 inches to stretch their legs. For comparison, the 2021 Toyota Corolla makes 42 inches available for front passengers and 34.8 inches for people in the back. Additionally, the 2021 Honda Civic will have a larger trunk than its Toyota rival. Owners of the 2021 Civic will have 15.1 cubic-feet of cargo volume to use. Toyota has only made 13.1 cubic-feet available for owners of the 2021 Corolla.


2021 Civic Sedan LX, 2WD Vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla
2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Base Engine 1.6-L, 4-Cyl.
158/139 Horsepower/Torque 120/112
Six-speed manual Transmission CVT
15.1 cu.-ft. Trunk Space 13.7 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Honda makes a pair of engine options available to people interested in the 2021 Civic. The LX and Sport models will have a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder engine under the hood that will be attached to a continuously variable transmission. These trims will make 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. Meridian Honda customers can choose the EX, EX-L and Touring models to get more power. These versions will use a turbocharged, 1.5-liter, inline four-cylinder engine mated to a different version of the Honda CVT. Buyers choosing these three models will make 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Toyota also offers a pair of engine options. Base 2021 Corolla versions will make fewer than 140 horsepower and the models with the upgraded power plant will produce fewer than 170 horsepower.

A photo of the front seats in the 2021 Honda Civic Sedan.
A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2021 Honda Civic Sedan.

A photo of the touchscreen equipped in the 2021 Honda Civic Sedan.
A photo of the trunk space in the 2021 Honda Civic Sedan.