Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla
Are you thinking about purchasing a compact car? The 2017 Honda Civic and the 2017 Toyota Corolla are two popular options for residents in the Boca Raton, Palm Beach, and Greenacres areas. When we took a closer look at both vehicles side by side, it’s easy to see why. Both offer impeccable style, excellent efficiency, and fun driving dynamics. But which one is the better option for your next purchase?
Find out in this 2017 Honda Civic versus Toyota Corolla comparison from your friends at Braman Honda of Palm Beach. Then schedule a test drive of your favorite model at your local dealership.
Major Difference in Performance of Standard Trim Level
To even out the playing field between the two vehicles, we compared them at their basic trim levels. Specifically, we looked at the 2017 Honda Civic EX-L and the 2017 Toyota Corolla L. In terms of performance, these vehicles are miles apart.
The 2017 Toyota Corolla L is powered by a 4-cylinder 1.8L engine that seems spunky. With its electronic fuel injection and automatic CVTi-S transmission, it’s a smooth ride. But its power production maxes out at just 132 MPH and 128 lb-ft of torque. In terms of highway pickup, it’s a little slow on the uptake compared to others in the class.
The 2017 Honda Civic EX-L is powered by a smaller, 4-cylinder 1.5L engine that’s turbocharged. It features direct injection and fuel induction and an automatic continuously variable transmission. This option can produce up to 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. In terms of highway pickup, it has plenty of passing power compared to its nearest competitor.
Missing Features Are Key to This Comparison
We went ahead and kept the same two models for our comparison when we looked at the features that come with that price point. There were some staggering differences. For starters, you’re going to miss out on quite a few features in the 2017 Toyota Corolla L if you choose it over the 2017 Honda Civic EX-L, despite their comparable price points.
What will you miss out on? Here’s the list: leather upholstery, a power driver’s seat, keyless entry, and a moonroof. You’ll also have to deal with some lower quality features. For example, the 2017 Honda Civic EX-L comes with alloy wheels, whereas the 2017 Toyota Corolla L has steel ones.
Get Behind the Wheel of the 2017 Honda Civic Today
If you’ve been on the prowl for a new car, take a closer look at the 2017 Honda Civic. The updated vehicle is sportier, spunkier, and more attractive than ever before and we think you’re going to love it. Get the full experience at your local Honda dealership near Greenacres, Palm Beach, and Boca Raton.
The team at Braman Honda of Palm Beach wants to help you get behind the wheel of your next car! Start by browsing our huge online inventory of new, used, and certified pre-owned Honda vehicles. Then, schedule a test drive of the 2017 Honda Civic to find out if it’s the one for you.