Is the 2016 Honda Civic Worth the Price?

May 22nd, 2016 by

2016 Honda Civic

It’s not surprising that many drivers go with the 2016 Honda Civic. If you’re looking for an affordable and fuel-efficient small car, it might seem like a practical option. When you get down to the details, though, does the 2016 Honda Civic’s price actually make the purchase worth it? As it turns out, the 2016 Toyota Corolla outclasses the Civic in a number of key areas while also coming at a more accessible price. Take a closer look at both of these models before making a decision on your next compact sedan.

Save More Money with the Toyota Corolla

When comparing the price of the 2016 Honda Civic and the 2016 Toyota Corolla, it’s clear that Toyota’s small sedan will save you more money from the start. The 2016 Honda Civic LX starts at $18,640, which seems fairly reasonable. If you have extra to spare, the highest level 2016 Honda Civic Touring trim begins at $26,500.

On the other hand, the 2016 Toyota Corolla L has an MSRP of $17,300.* Meanwhile, the top-tier 2016 Toyota Corolla LE Special Edition is much lower at $20,635.* You’re not missing anything either by paying less, in fact, you’re getting more.

Standard Features

In recent years, both Toyota and Honda have made sure that even their economy cars are equipped with plenty of standard features, so it’s nice to see that these models’ base trims come with Bluetooth, air conditioning, full power accessories, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and air conditioning.

The Corolla base trim stands apart from the competition, though, thanks to standard features that are lacking in the base Civic such as Siri Eyes Free integrated voice connectivity, a CD player, an auxiliary input, an MP3 player, a split-folding bench seat in back, and a remote fuel door release button. In addition, the Corolla gets a standard six speaker stereo system, whereas the Civic only has a four speaker stereo system.

Finally, even the base trim of the Corolla is equipped with Toyota’s advanced Entune infotainment system on a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface. The Honda Civic, on the other hand, only gets a base 5-inch central display screen with no touchscreen or advanced infotainment options included.

2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Toyota Corolla

Get Behind the Wheel of the 2016 Toyota Corolla at Toyota of Naperville

If you’re interested in saving more and getting more, then it’s certainly worth your time to check out the 2016 Toyota Corolla in person. Make your way to see it at 4188 W. Ogden Ave. in Naperville, IL. If you have any questions before your visit, you’re always welcome to contact us directly, and we’ll be happy to help out in any way we can.


*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. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. Actual dealer price will vary. Actual dealer document fee may vary.