Choosing the Right Compact Car: How Does the New Honda Civic Rate Against the Competition?

There are plenty of factors that go into the perfect compact car. In the end you need to find the features that work best for your purposes. Do you plan on using it to get your family around Bend, with comfort and ease? Is it going to be your primary vehicle for your commute to work in Prineville? When selecting the perfect compact car for you, there are plenty of things to keep in mind. Bend Honda wants to make the decision easier for you, by letting you see what features stand out in its highly-rated Honda Civic. Discover the features you will come to love and find which will be the best value for your needs.

2020 Honda Civic

2020 Toyota Corolla

New Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla

When comparing compact cars, the first two that will come to mind is the Honda Civic and perhaps its closest competitor, the Toyota Corolla. Both will give you a long list of standard features and offer a comfortable commute. But it is the little things that make the Honda Civic the logical choice for Bend, OR Families. Each provides room for as many as five passengers to ride in cozy and welcoming environment.

The Honda Civic is coming off a refresh year, so all of its features feel new and exciting. Its cabin is lined with high-quality materials that will make you feel like you underpaid for a luxurious compact. The Honda Civic is available as a versatile coupe, stylish sedan and exciting hatchback. It affords your passengers with 91 cubic feet of interior space. That is nearly 2 inches more than you'll find in the Corolla. When it comes to stretching out in the back, you'll find the Civic is more than an inch longer for legroom. When it comes to cargo space, the Corolla can not hold a candle to what the Honda Civic offers. The sedan gives you 15.1 cubic feet of storage, the coupe 12.1 cubic feet and the hatchback shows off up to 25.7 cubic feet of cargo space. The Corolla falls woefully short on cargo space.

When you hit the streets, you want to know your car has the get-up-and-go to get you to your destination. The Honda Civic has plenty of power to go around with its 158-horsepower base four-cylinder. When you turbo up to the 174 horsepower four-cylinder you can truly enjoy an energetic ride. Not to mention, you can pair it with either a six-speed manual or smooth CVT transmission. The Corolla falls short on power with its 139 and 169-horsepower options and a CVT that has a reputation for being balky at times. You don't even get a chance for a manual transmission in the Corolla.

These two models provide a lot of similarities, but it is the details where the Honda Civic outshines the Toyota Corolla. From Power to safety, Comfort to Cargo, the Honda Civic can't be beat. Whether it is for you or for your family excursions the Honda Civic just makes sense.

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**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit