Comparing the 2015 Toyota Corolla vs. 2015 Honda Civic is just the latest battle between two of the most popular compact vehicles in the history of the automotive industry. The 2015 Corolla is more than ready to compete with the Civic, thanks to a number of upgrades that are new for the current model-year. These new elements include, power tilt/slide moonroof and driver convenience package that is standard on the LE, S and LE Eco Premium trims of the new Corolla. These trims also include the Toyota Smart Key system for the front doors and truck. Push button start, keyless entry and trunk release can be found on the 2015 Corolla.
From a performance and design standpoint, there are number of places where the 2015 Toyota Corolla vs. 2015 Honda Civic battle swings back toward the Toyota sedan. Toyota engineers have use larger disc brakes in the rear of the new Corolla. The Civic is still using drums. Some sportier versions of the 2015 Corolla can be outfitted with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. This isn’t even an option on the 2015 Civic. Also, fog lights are available on most trims of the 2015 Toyota Corolla, whereas on the 2015 Civic they can’t be found until the highest of trims is reached.
Examining the 2015 Toyota Corolla
The chart at the top of this page shows a few areas where the 2015 Toyota Corolla seems to be at a disadvantage to the 2015 Honda Civic. However, these discrepancies are very small and can easily be overcome when some mitigating information is added. For instance, the 2015 Corolla has a larger trunk than the 2015 Civic. This is, in part, thanks to the new design of the Toyota sedan’s chassis. The frame was stretched just a little bit this has led to a six percent increase in the size of the passenger cabin.
By adding this extra space, the 2015 Corolla is able to offer more overall passenger volume than the Honda Civic. This is fancy automotive speak for a more comfortable cabin that is more friendly to taller adults. Passengers in the back seat of a 2015 Toyota Corolla will also have more available legroom than what is offered in the 2015 Honda Civic. Additionally, the 2015 Toyota Corolla has one of the lowest five-year cost of ownership scores in the industry as calculated by Kelley Blue Book and Intellichoice.