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2015 Honda Civic vs 2015 Toyota Corolla

By Autolist Staff | September 14, 2018

2015 Honda Civic

2015 Toyota Corolla

Automotive Website Analyzed


80%

Really Good

You should buy it

100%

The Best

You should buy it

Our User's Take

What owners think


91%

Would Buy Again

98 Ratings

90%

Would Buy Again

82 Ratings

What’s better about the Civic?

Better handling. Not only does the Civic have a touch more horsepower (143 versus the Corolla’s 132) but reviewers generally found it more fun to drive. The Corolla’s handling was deemed “mushy” and not as sharp as the Civic’s.

Safety. While the Corolla is certainly a safe car, the 2015 Civic was named a Top Safety Pick by the independant Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That’s a nice little bonus.
Coupe or sedan? With the Corolla, you don’t have a choice, since the car is sedan-only. But Honda has long offered the Civic in both coupe and sedan variants, giving buyers more choice in how they want their small car.

More efficient. Despite the 2015 Civic being at the end of its lifespan, the car still beats the newer Corolla in efficiency. The EPA rates the Honda at 29/37/32 MPG city/highway/combined, compared to the Corolla’s rating of 31/28/36 MPG.

What’s better about the Corolla?

It’s a newer generation. This version of the Corolla debuted in the 2014 model year. Meanwhile, the 2015 Honda Civic the last year for this generation -- which debuted in 2012. This means the Corolla is generally a bit more modern and will offer better comfort and features.

More room. The 2015 Corolla offers more interior space for passengers as well as more cargo room in the trunk.

Better styling. In addition to the Corolla’s freshness giving it a more modern overall approach, we found the styling of the Corolla -- inside and out -- to be more current and better-executed than the aging Civic.

Autolist’s take:

This is as close to a tie as you can get. The 2015 Civic is older but it’s aged well, beating the fresher 2015 Corolla in safety ratings, handling, efficiency and body style choices. It’s a great pick for your next car. The Corolla meanwhile, is newer -- and that brings with it benefits like more modern features, comfort levels and style. Plus it’s larger inside for both people and cargo. Both models are a great choice, but if forced to choose, we’re swayed by the comfort and style of the Toyota so we say Buy the Corolla.

Cost of Ownership

2015 Honda Civic

2015 Toyota Corolla

Annual Fuel Costs

$1,114
15k miles at $2.451/gal
$1,149
15k miles at $2.451/gal
Fuel Economy

30 mpg (miles per gallon)
City
29 mpg (miles per gallon)
City
39 mpg (miles per gallon)
Highway
38 mpg (miles per gallon)
Highway

Safety

2015 Honda Civic

2015 Toyota Corolla

NHTSA Crash Test Results

5 stars
Overall
5 stars
Overall
Safety Features

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Autonomous Braking
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Autonomous Braking
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Blind-Spot Warnings
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Blind-Spot Warnings
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
-
Lane-Keep Assist
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Lane-Keep Assist
-
Cross-Traffic Alert
-
Cross-Traffic Alert

Interior

2015 Honda Civic

2015 Toyota Corolla

Interior Features

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Leather
-
Leather
Standard
Moonroof
Available
Moonroof
Standard
Heated Seats
-
Heated Seats
-
Keyless Entry
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Climate Control
Technology

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Apple Carplay
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Apple Carplay
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Android Auto
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Android Auto
-
Satellite Radio
Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Bluetooth
Standard
Bluetooth
-
Navigation System
Available
Navigation System

Under the Hood

2015 Honda Civic

2015 Toyota Corolla

Powertrain

CVT
Transmission
CVT
Transmission
FWD
Drivetrain
FWD
Drivetrain
Drivetrain

143 HP @ 6500 RPM
Horsepower
132 HP @ 6000 RPM
Horsepower
129lb-ft @ 4300 RPM
Torque
128lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
Torque
I4
Cylinders
I4
Cylinders