2013 Toyota Corolla
2013 Honda Civic
$ 16,230 MSRP (Base Model) $ 18,165
132 Horsepower 140
27/34* MPG 28/39*
Top Safety Pick IIHS Rating Top Safety Pick+

2013 Toyota Corolla vs. 2013 Honda Civic

In the battle of compact sedans there are not many models that are in such a pitched battle like the 2013 Toyota Corolla vs. the 2013 Honda Civic. Both models have been incredibly popular almost since the very day they were released to the public. Each model is very affordable with the advantage going to the Toyota Corolla. The similarities are striking. However, the Toyota Corolla offers one of the smoothest and quietest rides in the compact sedan class. Not to mention the aforementioned modest starting price that is under that of the Honda Civic.
Safety ratings are a popular way to differentiate between cars. Both have received stellar marks from government evaluators in their crash testing sequence. Both have been named as a “Top Safety Pick” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Although the Civic was given the new distinction of “Top Safety Pick+” because it has gone through the IIHS’ new testing method and as of publication the Toyota Corolla has not. The Corolla does come with an impressive set of safety features like a suite of six airbags that all but envelop the cabin as well as the Star Safety System that integrates a whole host of systems like stability and traction control and anti-lock brakes to give drivers confidence that if the worst should happen, they will be protected.

Toyota Corolla brings lots of extras to the party

There is no lack of standard accessories that increase overall comfort of the 2013 Toyota Corolla. These are some of the included features that are included on the base trim of the 2013 Corolla: Power windows and door locks, keyless entry, tilting and telescoping steering, air conditioning, adjustable driver’s seat, a 60/40 split rear seat that opens up to allow larger items to be stored in the 12.3 cubic-foot trunk.

Moving up just one trim level will get you such features as heated mirrors, variable speed windshield wipers, cruise control and audio controls on the steering wheel. Also the Toyota Corolla will help you keep in touch with friends and family by allowing you to pair your Bluetooth compatible cell phone with the car and you will be able to answer calls without taking your hands off of the steering wheel. For a sportier outward appearance, the Corolla’s S trim can have fog lights added as well as a body kit that includes a rear spoiler.