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Honda Civic Vs Toyota Corolla

The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are likely the two most well-known cars on Canadian roads. Even if you’ve never owned one, you definitely know someone who does.

While you might have already done some research on the main differences between the Civic and Corolla, we're here to supplement your knowledge with some lesser-known features. These little yet thoughtful touches will elevate your owner experience in the long run.

While the Corolla is an admirable opponent, the attention to detail in the Honda Civic sets it apart and ensures it continues to sit on the throne as Canada's best-selling car and most desirable sedan.

“[T]here’s nothing else out this year that’s going to steal the car’s title belt. But here we are anyway with an even better Civic.” - Edmunds




The innovation in the Honda Civic is hard to miss and it starts with the humble key-fob. Featuring a remote keyless entry system, it also comes with:

Remote Start: The Honda Civic boasts a remote start feature which the Toyota Corolla has as an added accessory. What sets the Civic apart is the seamless connection with the dual-zone climate control system. This means that when you activate the remote start, the Civic will set the ambient temperature to 22°C. This ensures that no matter the conditions outside, the Civic remains perfect on the inside.

Global Open: If you'd rather get some fresh air circulating in the cabin before you hit the road, the Civic also boasts Global Open, where simply pressing a button on the key fob will roll down all the windows and let the summer breeze flow right in.

Honda Civic Climate Control

Comfort and Convenience:

The Honda Civic extends the functionality of power-adjustable seats to the front passenger as well. The Corolla falls short here as it only has manual front passenger seats, even in its highest trim level.

There's also plenty of rear passenger headroom in the Civic, while a taller adult might experience trouble fitting comfortably in the rear seats of a Corolla.

When it is time to load up the skis or furniture in the Civic, you'll be pleased to find the trunk-mounted latch to drop down the rear seats. Toyota Corolla owners would have to go around to the rear door and push down the rear seats to access that extra space. Even after doing so, due to the Corolla's taller loading lip, its rear seats don't fold down as flat as those in the Civic.

Honda Civic Red

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DX - $17,890

  • 158-hp 2.0-litre port-injected DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine
  • Standard 6-speed M/T
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Heated power mirrors
  • 5-inch colour LCD screen
  • Honda Sensing™ suite2

LX – $20,790 (Manual), $22,090 (CVT)

  • Available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Heated front seats
  • 7-inch colour TFT centre meter display with Driver Information Interface (DII)
  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™
  • 7-inch Display Audio System with HondaLink™
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats

EX - $24,390

  • Standard CVT
  • 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Honda LaneWatch™ blind-spot display
  • One-touch power moonroof with tilt
  • Remote engine starter
  • 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat

Sport - $25,590

  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Aluminum-trimmed sport pedals
  • Sport seats
  • Centre exhaust with chrome finisher

Touring - $28,090

  • 174-hp 1.5-litre direct-injected turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Leather-trimmed seating surfaces
  • Heated rear seats
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • Wireless charging
  • Decklid spoiler
  • LED headlights with auto-on/off


L - $18,990 (Manual), $20,790 (CVT)

  • 139-hp 1.8L Valvematic inline 4-cylinder engine
  • Standard 6-speed M/T
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Body-colour heated power mirrors
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ (TSS) 2.0

LE - $21,790

  • Standard CVT
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Toyota Connected Services with 8-inch display
  • Blind Spot Monitor System
  • Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Lane Tracing Assist

SE - $22,290 (Manual), $23,790 (CVT)

  • 169-hp 2.0L Dynamic Force 4-cylinder engine
  • Sport front bumper and grille
  • 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Smart Key System with Push Button Start
  • Front sport seats
  • Qi wireless charging system
  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters (CVT only)

XLE - $26,990

  • Heated rear seats
  • Power slide/tilt moonroof
  • Ambient lighting
  • 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support
  • SofTex® (synthetic leather) trimmed seats

XSE - $28,490

  • 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Cloth/SofTex® (synthetic leather) trimmed seats
  • Cargo net
  • Embedded navigation

Click for full specifications and a further comparison of the Honda Civic Sedan Touring with the Toyota Corolla XSE .