In comparing the 2020 Honda Civic's and the 2020 Toyota Corolla's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The 2020 Toyota Corolla has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Honda Civic's and the 2020 Toyota Corolla's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Honda Civic is a better car than the 2020 Toyota Corolla.
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla Pricing
A used 2020 Honda Civic ranges from $19,391 to $26,991 while a used 2020 Toyota Corolla is priced between $16,500 to $24,994.
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Honda Civic loses 30.4 percent of its value and the 2020 Toyota Corolla loses 32.8 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Honda Civic retains 2.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Toyota Corolla.
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda Civic is 9.0 out of 10 while the Toyota Corolla's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the Honda Civic being ranked 3 out of 26 Best Compact Cars and the Toyota Corolla being ranked 4 out of 26. Out of 43 Best Small Cars, the Honda Civic is ranked 5 and the Toyota Corolla is ranked 6.
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Honda Civic is 8.8 out of 10. For the Toyota Corolla the reliability rating is 8.7 out of 10. This gives the Honda Civic a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Toyota Corolla.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 Honda Civic’s base engine makes 158 horsepower, and the 2020 Toyota Corolla base engine makes 139 horsepower. The Civic is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 446 miles. The Corolla is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 502 miles. This gives the 2020 Toyota Corolla the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 Honda Civic. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the 2020 Honda Civic has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The 2020 Toyota Corolla has the advantage in the area of rear leg room. The 2020 Honda Civic and 2020 Toyota Corolla are comparable in regards to front leg room and rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2020 Honda Civic and the 2020 Toyota Corolla have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.
The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla continue to dominate the small car market
thanks to a reputation for quality and reliability. The Civic is considered the
enthusiasts’ choice (the Type R, with its 6-speed manual gearbox and 300-plus
horsepower, is especially engaging to drive), whereas rock-solid reliability is the
Corolla’s calling card. The upcoming Corolla GR should provide a counter to the
Civic Type R. Both the Civic and the Corolla are available in sedan and hatchback
body styles, and both offer 4-cylinder power. Unlike the Civic, the Corolla is
available with a hybrid powertrain that delivers 52 mpg in combined driving and is
much more fuel-efficient. The Corolla Hybrid does cost more than the base-model
Civic, but the gas-powered Corolla undercuts the Civic on price by about $1,800.
The Civic is slightly larger than the Corolla and offers more interior space and a
larger trunk. Outward visibility is excellent for both cars, but the Corolla is a bit
easier to get into and out as it sits higher than the Civic.