When it comes to the car market, our cars have stood the test of time. The Camry and Corolla are some of the best-selling and most-awarded cats in history. Why do people keep coming back for more? Because they have more to offer, and in longer-lasting, quality vehicles, than the competition. See how the Corolla stands up to the Civic!
In recent years, the Camry’s appearance has been refined. You’ll notice a more aerodynamic body that has sleek lines and smooth contours. It’s a vehicle that has both class and affordability in one attractive package.
The Civic, on the other hand, leaves something to be desired. Model years above 2015 had a clunky and cheap-feeling design that looks young, and not in a good way. The big bumps and dips on this vehicle are tough to clean around and don’t do you any favours on the highway. Where the Corolla has grown up, the Civic has done the opposite. You’ll find more plastic than most people prefer as well. Because of this, the Corolla takes the cake on the appearance front. With high-quality interior materials from console to seat cushion, the Corolla is built better to last longer.
These days, everything is about technology. From drivetrain to driver infotainment, the vehicle you choose should be able to meet your technology needs.
The Corolla has Toyota’s exclusive EnTune infotainment system. It will play your music, get you from point A to B, connect to your cell phone with Bluetooth technology, and offer a unique approach to driver assistance.
On top of that, you’ll also find impressive safety technology. Toyota’s Safety Sense system is smart technology to keep you safer on the road. Safety Sense boasts the following features, and more:
Radar-based pre-collision pedestrian detection: it will help you avoid collisions, even if you can’t see the obstruction
Lane change assist: it’ll help you spot the area where you need to be in order to change lanes safely. On top of that, you'll also be treated to Lane Departure warnings if you stray out of the lines.
Airbags: 8 standard in the Corolla, while you'll only find 6 in the Civic
Automatic high beams: on when they’re needed and off when they aren’t
Dynamic radar cruise control: rather than setting it, forgetting it, and having to brake when the car in front of you doesn’t quite match your speed, SS cruise will keep you at a safe distance from other vehicles while keeping cruise control on
In addition to Safety Sense, the Camry also has STAR safety features that are world-class. STAR includes anti-lock brakes, traction control, and more.
While the Civic also boasts mobile connectivity, navigation, and some smart features, you won’t find the exclusive Toyota Safety Sense and EnTune packages. If you take both your safety and your technology seriously, the Corolla is a no-brainer.
Beyond aesthetics, tech, and safety, a vehicle purchase can often come down to the nitty-gritty. When it comes to breaking it down, have you covered:
Fuel consumption: both vehicles average about 33 mpg or 12.75 km/L
Fuel tank size: 50 L in the Corolla, 47 in the Civic
Trunk space: according to Car and Driver, the Corolla fits one additional piece of standard carry-on luggage
Seating capacity: Both cars sear five
Seat comfort: the Corolla has more luxurious fabrics and trim levels, as noted by user and expert reviews
Cup holders: 4 per car
Price: Both currently starting at $16,790 for the base model Corolla and Civic
So, there you have it! The Corolla is a fantastic car that we’re proud to be a part of. It has something for everyone. Young professionals love the great fuel mileage, families love the precious cargo space and comfy road trip seating, and everyone loves how it feels to drive. It truly connects with the road, and you’ll feel it as you hug corners easily and comfortably. Did we mention that it has an added four inches of backseat legroom compared to the Civic?
Browse our inventory of new and used Toyota Corollas in Prince George today. Our team would be happy to talk shop or simply take you for a test drive.