Compare the Honda Civic
to the Toyota Corolla and Nissan Altima

Compare the Honda Civic to the Toyota Corolla and Nissan Altima at Ciocca Honda

Compact sedans provide a great way to get around Harrisburg, PA, delivering efficient drives, enjoyable experiences, and more once you buckle up and hit the gas. The Honda Civic is a popular option that may come to mind. With the recent model year, you'll find it upgraded with exciting features, improved performance, and amenities never found in the Civic lineup. It's an experience you won't want to miss.

However, you won't find the Honda Civic the only option in its segment. Popular rivals like the Toyota Corolla and Nissan Altima give the Honda Civic a run for its money, making it important to note where the Civic holds the advantage. Below, you'll find a side-by-side comparison of the Civic to its Toyota and Nissan competitors. Check out why we prefer the Honda Civic when we hit the road!

Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla

For a compact sedan, the Honda Civic delivers a peppy ride with two engine options. The standard Civic powertrain is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. In comparison, the Toyota Corolla also offers two gas-powered engine options, with the standard engine being a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that outputs 139 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque - a good deal less powerful than the Honda Civic. The Corolla is optional with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, making 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. The Civic's turbocharged powertrain is the most powerful configuration between the two sedans, offering 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The Corolla will struggle to keep up.

The new Honda Civic comes with a standard infotainment system, now complete with a seven-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ smartphone integration. The Toyota Corolla also features a similar setup, including a seven-inch touchscreen and smartphone connectivity. While you can expect an enjoyable experience with both base models, the Honda Civic's trim levels increase your options over its Toyota Corolla rival. The Civic also offers a nine-inch touchscreen, a Bose® 12-speaker sound system, and a seven-inch Driver Information Interface Screen. While the Corolla can offer a similar driver information interface screen, it can't match the other features that the Civic lineup can equip.

Honda Civic vs Nissan Altima

A compact sedan doesn't have to feel like a compact experience. Thanks to the Honda Civic sedan, it doesn't have to feel tight! The Honda Civic offers 39.3-inches of headroom and 37.1-inches in the rear row. Your rear-seat passengers will also enjoy 37.4-inches of legroom, allowing them to stretch out comfortably and enjoy the ride. The Nissan Altima does offer ample legroom in the front row, but it isn't quite as spacious for headroom or rear-row legroom. Comfy rides aren't just reserved for SUVs and bigger sedans - the Honda Civic meets your comfort needs at will!

The compact sedan lifestyle improves with the Honda Civic, redesigned for the latest model year. The Honda Civic's interior drive comes with an eight-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity. The Honda Sensing® safety package is also standard, allowing you to navigate busy roads and crowded parking lots confidently with features like a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Adaptive Cruise Control. The Nissan Altima also equips a standard seven-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration, but only the Honda Civic upgrades to a nine-inch touchscreen with higher models - the Altima only manages eight inches of screen size. The Nissan Altima also offers a suite of driver assistance features, but it misses out on technology like Traffic Jam Assist, standard in the Civic lineup.

Test Drive the Honda Civic Today

Ready for an experience like no other? The Honda Civic features an array of features, amenities, and comforts that rivals like the Altima and Corolla can't match. Schedule your test drive today at Ciocca Honda and see what the new Civic can do for your drive!

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    Harrisburg, PA 17112

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