With the exciting news that the Corolla iM would be getting revamped and even renamed for the new model year, we knew that it was going to be a big talking point for the 2019 lineup. That’s certainly been the case thus far, but we’ve yet to see how the new model will fare against any of its big-time competitors. We thought we’d do that now by pitting the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback vs 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback. Although it’s last year’s Civic Hatchback, we can’t imagine Honda will be changing much for 2019 as it’s still quite fresh.
To make this comparison, we compiled some data into the table you can see below. With one glance, it becomes apparent just how comparable these two vehicles are to one another. Though it’s also clear that each hatchback sedan has its obvious advantages. We’ll go through those advantages and similarities below!
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
2018 Honda Civic Hatchback
|32 mpg||City Fuel Efficiency||29 mpg|
|42 mpg||Highway Fuel Efficiency||38 mpg|
|168 HP||Horsepower||174 HP|
The first half of the table takes a look at fuel efficiency, arguable the most important aspect of any vehicle – regardless of the segment to which it belongs. The first row of the table shows that the Corolla Hatchback will achieve an extra 3 miles per gallon when driving through the city, and the next row improves that advantage to 4 mpg on the highway. Those aren’t mind-blowing differences by any means, but you’ll certainly save some dough at the gas pump.
The third row, however, shows the Civic Hatchback’s advantage: power. Oftentimes when a vehicle has the advantage in efficiency, it gives up the advantage in power. That’s clearly the case here as the Civic Hatchback generates an extra 6 horsepower. However, 6 HP would hardly be noticeable in a back-to-back test drive.
The final row depicts one of those similarities we mentioned, in that both vehicles were designed to seat 5. If you prefer extra fuel economy to extra power, then get in touch with us right away here at Arlington Toyota!