The 2017 Toyota Corolla vs. The 2017 Honda Civic

2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Honda Civic

2017 Honda Civic

If you’ve been trying to find the best compact car for all your driving needs, there’s a good chance you’ve had a look at the 2017 Toyota Corolla and 2017 Honda Civic. Both of these vehicles evoke confidence among a range of consumers, and for good reason. Still, there are a lot of reasons to consider the Corolla over the Civic, including pricing, tech, and safety. Find out more about both of these models with this comparison guide before taking the new Corolla for a spin at Toyota of Gastonia.


If you’re looking for a car that is well-suited to your needs but is also affordable, consider going with the 2017 Toyota Corolla, which offers premium value for your dollar:

  • Toyota Corolla – Starting MSRP from $18,500* (base trim) to $22,680* (top trim)
  • Honda Civic – Starting MSRP from $18,740 to $26,600

Advanced Tech

The Corolla and Civic are both modern sedans in that both come standard with a USB port, Bluetooth®, rearview camera, cruise control, and other features that consumers have come to expect with their investment. However, only the Corolla provides drivers with a standard 6.1-inch Entune™ touchscreen interface and Siri® Eyes Free voice controls, which helps eliminate the hassle and allows you to instead focus on the road ahead.

Standard Safety

Whether you choose the Toyota Corolla or the Honda Civic, you can look forward to standard safety features like stability and traction control, a full suite of airbags, antilock brakes, and a rearview camera. However, only the Toyota Corolla also gets standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian protection, a lane departure warning system, and automatic high beams. And while it's true that both models are offered with standard cruise control, only the Corolla comes equipped with an adaptive cruise control system that is able to read the speed and distance of the vehicle in front of you and make adjustments accordingly.

Model Popularity

A year after it celebrated 50 years in production, the Corolla continues to instill confidence among consumers. It is the best-selling vehicle in the world, with an astounding 43 million units sold! The Civic is currently in its 44th model year, and while it certainly has its fair share of loyal followers, it is simply not the best-selling vehicle of all time. After all, there can be only one!

Find Out if the 2017 Toyota Corolla is Right for You

The team at Toyota of Gastonia wants to do its part to make sure you get the vehicle you want at the price you deserve. Come check out the 2017 Toyota Corolla at our dealership, just a short drive from both Shelby and Mt. Holly. When you shop with us, you’ll be able to take advantage of “The Gastonia Experience,” which includes upfront pricing, a lifetime powertrain warranty, and a 3-day/300-mile exchange program. It’s easy to find us at 4821 Wilkinson Boulevard in Gastonia, NC. Contact us today if you’d like to set up a test drive!

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, excludes the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee of $835 for Cars, $900 for Small/Light Trucks (Sienna, RAV4, Highlander Gas, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Tacoma and Venza), $1195 for Large Trucks (Tundra), and $995 for Large SUVs (Sequoia and Land Cruiser). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. Actual dealer price will vary. Actual dealer document fee may vary.

*2016 Images Shown