Compact cars like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic stand out for their dynamic style, athletic handling, and fun features. So, which one is right for you? To help drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton decide, Maguire Toyota put this 2020 Toyota Corolla vs. Honda Civic comparison together.

Interior Comfort

Both the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic have seating for up to five people. Each one also has an available moonroof, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and heated seats.

The Toyota keeps adding options though. It offers a choice between cloth, SofTex®, and premium sport seats with sport fabric inserts. While the Honda Civic does offer cloth or leather seats, those are your only two options.

Furthermore, the Toyota features a more comfortable ride for your passengers. There are 51.3 inches of rear hip room, so everyone in the back can stretch out. It's a tighter squeeze inside the Honda Civic, though, with only 47.3 inches of rear hip room.

Safety & Driver-Assistance Features

The Toyota Corolla is made to give you more awareness during your drive and help keep you safe. It comes with standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0. This bundle of driver-assistance features can help prevent accidents with technology that includes:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Automatic High Beams

If an accident does occur, you'll be protected by eight airbags, including front and rear side curtain airbags. Meanwhile, front and rear crumple zones in the frame can absorb the impact from a collision and direct the energy away from the cabin.

The Honda Civic is also built with a body that can redirect force and features similar driver-assistance features. Unfortunately, it leaves more of the interior exposed with only six airbags.

Infotainment Systems

While there are lots of technologies to help keep you safe, the Toyota Corolla also includes lots of features on your dashboard.

There's a standard 7-inch touchscreen display for your infotainment system. You can sync your smartphone via Bluetooth® to make hands-free calls and stream music. It also lets you to access some smartphone apps through Apple CarPlay®.

Using the infotainment system is both safe and easy. The standard voice recognition system and Siri® Eyes Free give you the ability to switch between apps, make calls, and change what you're listening to without taking your eyes off the road. Plus, Wi-Fi Connected Powered by Verizon helps you stay connected wherever you go.

The Honda Civic comes with a Bluetooth®-compatible infotainment system as well. Unfortunately, its standard screen is just a 5-inch LCD monitor. Plus, features like voice recognition, a touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay® aren't available until the higher trim levels, while a Wi-Fi hotspot isn't offered on any trim.

Test Drive a Compact Sedan

Contact Maguire Toyota to learn more about this 2020 Toyota Corolla vs. Honda Civic comparison and take a test drive. The sporty Toyota Corolla offers drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton more convenience and peace of mind with all of its features, plus more room for your passengers to relax. 

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