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2022 Honda Civic vs 2021 Toyota Corolla Comparison

The 2022 Honda Civic that has earned the best selling car in Canada for 23 years running is set to arrive at dealerships in Canada this week. Every year the Civic’s main competitor is the consistent and reliable Toyota Corolla, which is often the 2nd best selling car in Canada. This article will compare these two extremely innovative and popular cars to see how they compare and this comparison will focus on the Honda Civic Sedan. (Honda Civic hatchback information will be released later this year.)

Comparison Chart

Category 2022 Honda Civic 2021 Toyota Corolla
Base Engine (Horse Power, Torque) 158 HP, 138 LB-FT of Torque 139 HP, 126 LB-FT of Torque
Upgraded Engine (Horse Power, Torque) 180 HP, 177 LB-FT of Torque 169 HP, 151 LB-FT of Torque
Starting MSRP (CVT) $24,465 $22,090
Fully Loaded MSRP (Highest Trim) $30,265 $28,950
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Standard Standard
Powertrain Warranty 5 Year / 100,000 KM 5 Year / 100,000 KM
Comprehensive Warranty 3 Year / 60,000 KM 3 Year / 60,000 KM
Touchscreen Size Base: 7 inches

Upgraded: 9 inches

Base: 7 inches

Upgraded: 8 inches

Gauge Cluster Size Base: 7 inches

Upgraded: 10.2 inches

Base: 4.2 inches

Upgraded: 8 inches

Level 3 Autonomous Driving Features Honda Traffic Jam Pilot standard on all trim levels Not Available on any trim

 

The 2022 Honda Civic is a significant step above the 2021 Civic as the chart above illustrates. An increase in price across all trim levels is justified by the incredible set of standard safety and convenience features. Impressively the 2022 Honda Civic will feature the level 3 autonomous Honda Traffic Jam Pilot, even on the base LX model. Beyond the groundbreaking safety features, the Honda Civic aims to offer a superior driving experience. This is done with a more powerful engine in both the base and fully loaded trims to remove the lack of power complaint that plagues many vehicles in this segment. 

On top of a more powerful engine and a smoother drive the Civic offers larger screens on the digital cluster gauge and information touchscreen to help with ease of use while driving. Both vehicles offer the same length of warranty and have industry standards like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto standard across all trim levels. 

The 2022 Civic’s fuel efficiency numbers haven’t been released but based on previous years it's safe to say the Civic and the non-hybrid Corolla models will have near identical fuel economy results. The Civic is slightly longer than the Corolla which results in a larger cargo capacity and legroom for all occupants.


Verdict

The 2022 Honda Civic represents a significant increase in the self-driving capabilities of new vehicles, a trend that other manufacturers will assuredly follow. While there is a  price difference of around $1000-$2000 depending on trim level, the value offered by the Civic far outweighs what's offered by the Corolla or any other comparable vehicle. Beyond the Traffic Jam Pilot feature all trim levels offer Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Information System, and the Lane Keeping Assist System. The Civic also benefits from a more powerful engine across the board, larger gauge clusters and information screens, and slightly more storage and legroom. Finally, the inclusion of such a technologically advanced feature like the Traffic Jam Pilot will see this year's Civic hold its value incredibly well as similar features become more and more common moving forward. 

If you’re looking for a best-selling and trustworthy vehicle that has seen significant improvements across the board then the 2022 Honda Civic is perfect for you.

Are you ready to experience all the reimagined 2022 Honda Civic has to offer? Stop by our showroom or contact our sales department to arrange a test drive today!