How Does the All-New 2014 Toyota Corolla Stack Up Against the Competition?
Completely redesigned for the new model year, the 2014 Toyota Corolla is trying to make a name for itself in the competitive compact sedan class — but how does it match up? As its rivals continue to advance their technology, the all-new Corolla is trying to keep up with new features of its own, including:
- Standard Bluetooth
- Available Entune smartphone data system
- Available rearview camera
However, the Corolla just can’t match up against the 2014 Honda Civic Sedan, which delivers better performance and more available features.
For the 2014 model year, the Civic gets significant upgrades to make this competitive model even more attractive. Additions this year include a more powerful base engine, a sophisticated continuously variable transmission (CVT), and more high-tech features like available keyless ignition and a blind spot camera to improve convenience, entertainment, and safety.
Both the 2014 Honda Civic and the 2014 Toyota Corolla come standard with a 1.8L inline-four engine. However, the Civic’s engine produces 143 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque while the Corolla’s only puts out 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. Also falling short in terms of fuel economy, the 2014 Corolla with automatic transmission gets a 36 mpg highway fuel rating while the 2014 Civic LX with an automatic transmission achieves an EPA estimate 39 mpg on the highway*.
Get the rundown on the 2014 Toyota Corolla and the 2014 Honda Civic Sedan by checking out this simple side-by-side comparison: