Compare Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla, Subaru Impreza, & Hyundai Elantra

Compare the New Honda Civic

For the Commute and Getaway Alike, More Small Sedan Enthusiasts Prefer Honda Civic Over Others -- See Why Here at Honda of Westport

There's a reason Honda Civic remains one of the most highly regarded and reputable four-doors in the compact car class. Or, should we say, there are many reasons, if not a whole package. As sedans go, it exudes stylish sophistication, offers a spacious interior filled with the latest tech, and showcases cutting-edge safety features galore. It's resourceful with fuel, too, and both a capable commuter with a tradition of reliability and a joy to drive. But most of all, it's the smart option many of our coastal Connecticut drivers prefer over the rest for nearly any trip, from Stamford and Norwalk to Fairfield and Bridgeport and beyond.

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Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is another long-running model and is one that many drivers are drawn to, but when matched head-to-head against a new Civic, the Corolla falls well short of the mark set by the Civic. See the comparison below for more.

  • Once again, the astonishing fuel efficiency of the Civic is far superior to that of the Corolla, highlighting the impressive combination of performance and value that have made the Honda brand such an icon of driver satisfaction.
  • The Honda Civic also offers more power from the engine lurking beneath the hood, effortlessly overpowering the Corolla for a more thrilling drive every time you get behind the wheel.
  • Though both models are mostly evenly matched in safety ratings, the Corolla does fall short of the Civic's 5-star rollover rating, earning only 4-stars, and further enhancing the advantages of the new Civic.
  • The new Civic also offers slightly greater interior passenger volume, but when it comes to comfort even the smallest differences can become noticeable, and on long trips, you'll appreciate the advantages of the Civic, no matter how slight.

Honda Civic vs Subaru Impreza

One of the most prominent competitors, the Subaru Impreza offers standard AWD, which helps it to stand out, but can it match the high mark set by the Honda Civic?

  • With far superior fuel economy, the new Honda Civic is able to easily outperform the Subaru Impreza which offers comparably meager fuel economy ratings.
  • Along with superior fuel economy, the Civic offers a more impressive power output, making for a more dynamic driving feel.
  • Far superior interior passenger volume ensures the comfort of passengers and drivers alike within the Civic, while the Impreza is noticeably more cramped than the Civic.
  • For safety ratings, the Civic offers many more 5-star governent crash test ratings than the Impreza, which fell short in overall frontal barrier crash ratings for driver and passenger sides, as well as in side pole ratings on the driver side.*



    *Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's New Car Assessment Program (safecar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB)

Honda Civic vs Hyundai Elantra

Though the Hyundai Elantra makes a strong effort to contend with the offerings of the new Honda Civic, when we examine the details closer, we find that the Elantra is another example of a model that falls short of the mark set by the Honda Civic.

  • As is becoming more and more common, the Civic easily outdoes the Elantra in terms of fuel economy, offering noticeably superior ratings and extending every outing with ease.
  • many drivers may suspect that to get better fuel economy, the Civic doesn't offer thrilling performance, but this assumption is incorrect, the Civic once again outperforms the Elantra with more available horsepower and torque for a more responsive and satisfying drive.
  • The Honda Civic offers a larger trunk space, so you can easily store more gear or cargo for your outings than in the Elantra.
  • In terms of interior volume, the Civic offers a more spacious interior, so drivers and passengers will find themselves enjoying a more comfortable time on the roads of the Westport, CT area and beyond.

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Learn Why Honda Civic is your Favorite Model

It may seem like these accolades could apply to any small car. But, once you've discovered Civic for yourself, we're sure you'll find it a standout. Here at Honda of Westport, we've made doing so a breeze. Our website offers an extensive library of research comprised not only of model information pages but also competitive comparisons showing why Honda is the compact sedan brand of choice.

For example, if you're looking for an energetic ride for the cruise and plenty of cargo space to make it a road trip, Civic offers more horsepower and torque as well as a larger trunk than rivals like Toyota Corolla. If you plan a long-distance journey, you can also expect better city and highway fuel economy than competitors like Subaru Impreza, and with a smaller fuel capacity to boot, meaning fewer trips to the pump. Honda Civic is even both the safe bet, more highly rated for crashworthiness by the NHTSA* in key areas than Hyundai Elantra, and the more comfortable one, with plenty more passenger space.

Feel free to peruse the resources we have to offer, and when it's time to get the up-close-and-personal experience behind the wheel, you're welcome to stop by and see us here at 1372 Post Road East. Our friendly Honda experts can introduce you to all there is to know while helping you decide which model might be right for you. We're looking forward to a meet-and-greet!

*Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov)

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