2019 Honda Civic Hatchback vs Toyota Corolla Hatchback in Car and Driver Comparison Test
The 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback bests the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback when pitted against each other in a Car and Driver comparison test. The 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback offers more space for passengers and cargo, is more exciting to drive, and in Mike Sutton’s words, is “far more rewarding to operate.”
The two models tested against each other were the 2019 Honda Civic Sport Hatchback vs he 2019 Toyotal Corolla XSE Hatchback. For less(MSRP of the Honda tested vehicle is $22,250* vs the Toyota’s MSRP of $25,578), the 2019 Honda Civic is more spacious (97 cu ft of passenger volume vs. the Toyota’s 84 cu ft). The Honda Civic Hatchback also offers more cargo space than the Corolla (23 cu ft vs 18 cu ft).
The Honda Civic also has more to offer when it comes to the performance and operation of the car. It generates an impressive 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque vs the Toyota Corolla’s 168 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. With the Civiv Hatchback’s curb weight coming in over 160 pounds less than the Corolla’s, you’ll definitely feel that extra horse power and torque. They both offer great fuel efficiency, but the Honda comes in a little better for combined EPA fuel economy (33/29/38 combined/city/highway** vs the Corollas 31/28/37 combined/city/highway).
In Mike Sutton’s words again, “the Civic is simply the more satisfying machine for the money.”
*MSRP for the 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 6-Speed Manual. MSRP excludes tax, license, registration, $930.00 desination charge and any accessory installation cost. Dealers set own prices.***33/29/38 combined/city/highway mpg rating for Sport 6MT trim. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending of on you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.