The 2014 Honda Civic Sedan vs. the 2014 Toyota Corolla

2014 Honda CivicSince its release back in the 1970s, the Honda Civic has continued to be a popular choice among Raynham drivers for its reliable reputation and impressive fuel efficiency. This year’s 2014 Honda Civic continues in that tradition and certainly can be considered one of the best Civic sedans yet.

Over the years, the Honda Civic has competed with the Toyota Corolla. The current 2014 Toyota Corolla was fully redesigned, but does it top the Civic? Our Easton-area car dealership is going to take a closer look at the performance, gas mileage, safety, exterior, and interior of both vehicles.


Performance

The 2014 Honda Civic has two four-cylinder engines available, while the 2014 Toyota Corolla has just one. In both cases, the 2014 Honda Civic specs offer more power than the Corolla, but here are the facts:

  • Base Engines – The 2014 Corolla is powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder engine producing 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. An alternate configuration is available for Camry LE Eco models with specs at 140 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque. Honda tops both with a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that’s capable of 143 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2014 Civic Si – For Easton drivers who like a sportier ride, Honda also offers Civic Si models with a 2.4L four-cylinder delivering 205 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. You can’t find that kind of performance in the Corolla.

Gas Mileage

Honda Civic EngineNow we know the 2014 Civic is more powerful than the 2014 Corolla, but how does their gas mileage compare? Does the 2014 Toyota Corolla mpg top the mpg of the 2014 Honda Civic?

  • Four-Cylinder Fuel Economy – The base Corolla with a CVT is rated at 29 mpg city and 39 mpg highway, which is on the high side for this class. The 2014 Honda Civic LX with CVT is even a little higher at 30 mpg city and 39 mpg highway.*
  • High-Efficiency Models – Both automakers also offer high-efficiency models with slightly better fuel economy. The 2014 Corolla LE Eco raises efficiency to 30 mpg city and 42 mpg highway, while the 2014 Honda Civic HF with CVT is rated at 31 mpg city and 41 mpg highway.*

Safety

The Corolla and Civic are spacious enough to comfortably seat Easton-area families, but are they safe enough to transport your friends and loved ones? In this section, we’ll examine safety features and safety ratings:

  • Standard Safety Features – The 2014 Civic Sedan and 2014 Corolla overlap quite a bit in this category, with safety features like anti-lock brakes, stability control, and side curtain airbags. The Civic tops the Corolla, though, by offering a standard rearview camera.
  • Optional Safety Features – Unlike a lot of models, the Corolla doesn’t have any advanced safety features other than the rearview camera. The 2014 Civic, on the other hand, can be equipped with a blind spot camera and an emergency crash-notification system.
  • Safety Ratings – Under IIHS testing, the Corolla and Civic received top scores in their moderate-overlap front, side, roof-strength, and head-restraint/seatbelt tests. The 2014 Civic also received a perfect score of “Good” in the new small-overlap front crash test, while the Corolla was only rated at “Marginal.” The 2014 Honda Civic Sedan earned designation as a Top Safety Pick+. Why settle for less?

Exterior

2014 Honda Civic SiIn previous generations, we think the Toyota Corolla has always been rather bland and anonymous-looking. With the 2014 redesign, Toyota has made it look a little sportier, aggressive, and has certainly taken some cues from the Civic. We still prefer the Civic’s styling and the many options available for the exterior. For instance, you can choose a coupe body style or pick the Si, trim which features a number of sporty exterior upgrades like a rear spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels.


Interior

In the past, compact sedans haven’t had the most comfortable interiors around, but the Honda Civic has aimed to change that in recent years by using high-quality materials. Even though the Corolla was recently redesigned, it still looks fairly bland. Honda also gives you more standard features to populate that interior, including a five-inch display screen, rearview camera, and Pandora internet radio compatibility.


Test Drive the 2014 Civic Today at Silko Honda in Raynham

With more features, better performance, and a better safety ratings, the 2014 Honda Civic Sedan outclasses the 2014 Toyota Corolla. Of course, the final decision is going to be yours. To learn more about the 2014 Civic, you can contact our sales team or visit our dealership to get behind the wheel. We’re a short drive from the Easton area, at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham, MA.

*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.