When comparing the Toyota Corolla SE's and the Honda Civic Sport's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Corolla SE has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and base engine power. The Honda Civic Sport has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Corolla SE's and the Honda Civic Sport's specifications and ratings, the Honda Civic Sport is a better car than the Toyota Corolla SE.
Toyota Corolla SE vs. Honda Civic Sport Pricing
A used 2023 Toyota Corolla SE ranges from $24,984 to $29,995 while a used 2023 Honda Civic Sport is priced between $25,729 to $31,077. For a new model, the Toyota Corolla SE's price is between $25,394 and $28,893, with the Honda Civic Sport priced between $25,805 and $27,343.
Toyota Corolla SE vs. Honda Civic Sport Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Toyota Corolla SE loses 32.8 percent of its value and the Honda Civic Sport loses 30.4 percent of its value. This means the Honda Civic Sport retains 2.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Toyota Corolla SE.
Toyota Corolla SE vs. Honda Civic Sport Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota Corolla is 8.8 out of 10 while the Honda Civic's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Toyota Corolla being ranked 4 out of 26 Best Compact Cars and the Honda Civic being ranked 3 out of 26. Out of 43 Best Small Cars, the Toyota Corolla is ranked 6 and the Honda Civic is ranked 5.
Toyota Corolla SE vs. Honda Civic Sport Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Toyota Corolla is 8.7 out of 10. For the Honda Civic the reliability rating is 8.8 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 Toyota Corolla SE’s base engine makes 169 horsepower, and the Honda Civic Sport base engine makes 158 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the Honda Civic Sport has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Toyota Corolla SE and Honda Civic Sport are comparable in regards to rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Toyota Corolla SE and the Honda Civic Sport have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Toyota Corolla SE and the Honda Civic Sport have the same Top Safety Pick award.