2023 Toyota Corolla vs 2023 Honda Civic

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2023 Toyota Corolla Overview

The Corolla and Civic continue to be the most popular options among drivers purchasing and leasing small sedans, and we’re going to compare the 2023 Toyota Corolla vs 2023 Honda Civic and see how these latest iterations measure up. The 2023 Toyota Corolla available at Toyota of Erie continues the 12th Corolla generation but arrives with some notable updates as part of a mid-generation refresh. Toyota has introduced its next-generation infotainment and driver-assistance technologies and also pared the trim selection down to just three levels: LE, SE and XSE. For the 2023 Honda Civic, Honda drops the LX trim and now offers it sedan in four core levels: Sport, EX, Touring and Si.

Erie PA - 2023 Toyota Corolla's Overview

Exterior - Toyota Dealer serving Erie PA

The 2023 Toyota Corolla available at Toyota of Erie and the 2023 Honda Civic are four-door compact sedans that are very similar in overall size. The Corolla has a 5.3-inch ground clearance and measures 182.5 inches long—about 15.2 feet—whereas the Civic has a 6.7-inch ground clearance, which is unusually high for a sedan, and measures 184.0 inches long. Toyota opts for 16-inch steels wheels standard and offers 18-inch alloy wheels as an option, and Honda includes 18-inch alloy wheels. It’s important to note the MSRP when comparing these models. The Corolla has a lower MSRP, which means that you can move up to get the alloy wheels and LED headlamps and still pay a similar price. Note that both the Corolla and Civic are also available in a hatchback body style, but we’ll focus on the sedans for the sake of this review.

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Interior - 2023 Toyota Corolla in Erie PA

Both the 2023 Toyota Corolla and the 2023 Honda Civic are five-passenger vehicles. The Corolla provides a bit more front headroom, and the front legroom is comparable. Toyota provides about 35 inches of rear legroom. The Honda provides about 2 inches more. The Civic also has the bigger trunk, but the Corolla’s trunk is quite spacious at more than 13 cubic feet. The base cabins are similar with both vehicles having premium cloth upholstery and automatic climate control. The center touch screen in the Corolla is newer and bigger, and it’s noticeable as the Civic screen looks a generation old.

Erie PA - 2023 Toyota Corolla's Interior
Toyota Corolla Mechanical specs

Toyota uses the same powertrain for all Corolla models available at Toyota of Erie. It opts for a CVT paired with four-cylinder engine, and this combination delivers ample acceleration along with strong fuel performance. Honda also opts for a CVT and a four-cylinder engine with similar performance numbers, but the EPA fuel economy estimates are notably lower than with the Toyota. Honda also offers a turbocharged engine and a performance engine. Toyota doesn’t have a counterpart, and while the added performance is fun, it does come at the cost of fuel performance.

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Technology - 2023 Toyota Corolla dealer

Toyota has introduced its next-generation infotainment suite and its next-generation driver assist suite called Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, and this stands out when comparing the 2023 Toyota Corolla vs 2023 Honda Civic. The infotainment touch screen is larger and more feature rich although Honda does offer a larger screen as an option. The advanced driver-assistance technologies are also more refined on the Toyota. The base packages are comparable for the most part. Toyota’s adaptive cruise control system can make minor steering corrections to keep you centered in the lane whereas Honda’s system can recognize posted speed limits and adjust accordingly. Both automakers offer blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic warning as an option.

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If our 2023 Toyota Corolla vs 2023 Honda Civic comparison has left you with any questions, call or email our dealership. We can also discuss Toyota incentives, explore finance and lease options, provide custom quotes and much more. You can also shop with us online where we can assist you through chat, and if you want to test-drive the Corolla, no appointment is needed. Visit us at your convenience.