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2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Honda Civic


2021 Toyota Corolla


Car and Driver Ranking


Max Horsepower

162 lb-ft

Max Torque

151 lb-ft

Leather-Trimmed Seats

Not Available

Heated Outboard Rear Seats

Not Available

10-Speaker Premium Sound System

Not Available

Wondering why Car and Driver ranks the 2021 Honda Civic 1st in its segment while the 2021 Toyota Corolla comes in 5th? We’ve put together everything you need to know as part of this 2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla comparison, so read on to see how they measure up on:

  • Pricing Options
  • Power and MPG
  • Safety and Features

Civic vs. Corolla: Pricing Options

Standard trims include:

  • 2021 Honda Civic LX: Priced at $21,050 MSRP*
  • 2021 Toyota Corolla L: Priced at $19,925 MSRP

Top-tier trims include:

  • 2021 Honda Civic Touring: Priced at $28,100 MSRP*
  • 2021 Toyota Corolla XSE Apex Edition: Priced at $28,210 MSRP

Starting prices are always important, though not many drivers go for entry-level trims. The Honda Civic might start a little higher as standard, but work your way up to the premium trims that provide the best features and you’ll find it coming in lower.

Civic vs. Corolla: Power and MPG

Up to an EPA-estimated 32 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway** with the Honda Civic 1.5L CVT makes this one of the most efficient models in the segment. The Corolla can’t match those MPG scores in any configuration, and yet it still fails to beat the Civic on engine specs.

Civic engine options include:

  • Standard 158 hp, 138 lb-ft of torque 2.0L Four-Cylinder
  • Available 174 hp, 162 lb-ft of torque 1.5L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder

Corolla engine options include:

  • Standard 139 hp, 126 lb-ft of torque 1.8L 4-Cylinder
  • Available 169 hp, 151 lb-ft of torque 2.0L 4-Cylinder

Civic vs. Corolla: Safety and Features

Both the Honda Civic and Corolla concentrate on first-class safety by fitting the following driver assistance technologies as standard across all trims:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

Features only available with the Civic include:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC)
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • Heated Outboard Rear Seats
  • 10-Speaker Premium Sound System

Check Out the 2021 Honda Civic for Yourself by Visiting Cookeville Honda

You can find the 2021 Honda Civic available alongside attractive new vehicle specials when you visit our Cookeville, TN showroom. For any further advice or assistance, feel free to get in touch.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**Based on 2019 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.

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