The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are long-time rivals. Now, they’re competing on an entirely new front. While the Civic has been available as a hatchback model for a while now, Toyota recently introduced a Corolla Hatchback model to its lineup, adding a new competitor for the Honda hatch. This comparison examines the 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback and the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, looking at how they stack up against one another.
As you might expect from the hatchback segment, both of these models come with an athletic silhouette that is enhanced by its five-door body. That being said, the Civic Hatchback puts forth a sportier style. This hatchback has sculpted lines and an integrated spoiler that gives it an aggressive look, while its sloping rear roofline makes it unique.
Performance and efficiency
Peppy performance is available in both the Civic Hatchback and the Corolla Hatchback. Each comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, though the Civic is peppier than its Toyota competitor. The Civic Hatchback produces 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, while the Corolla’s four-cylinder engine only puts out 168 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque.
While the Corolla does offer better fuel efficiency on some of its trims, the Civic comes out in front when it comes to standard efficiency numbers. The Civic’s standard powertrain offers 31 mpg in the city 40 mpg on the highway, while the Corolla powertrain offers 28 mpg in the city 37 mpg on the highway.*
There may be a new hatchback on the block, but true hatchback lovers will probably prefer the proven Civic Hatchback over Toyota’s new model. See for yourself at Bryan Honda.
*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.