Drivers looking for a compact sedan capable of delivering first-class comfort and top-tier technology eventually find themselves comparing 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Sedan vs. 2019 Honda Civic Touring Sedan. It’s impossible to ignore these two top-of-the-line trims, so we’ve matched them up on:

  • Residual Value
  • Performance and MPG
  • Space and Features

Residual Value

Starting price is important, but you should really be more concerned with predicted residual value. By showing how much a vehicle will be worth in a few years’ time, it testifies to that vehicle’s quality, reliability, and popularity.

Here’s how the Honda Civic Touring Sedan and Toyota Corolla XSE Sedan compare:

  • ALG Residual Value % after 36 Months: 50% for the Honda Civic Touring Sedan vs. 45% for the Toyota Corolla XSE Sedan.
  • ALG Residual Value % after 60 Months: 34% for the Honda Civic Touring Sedan vs. 30% for the Toyota Corolla XSE Sedan.

Performance and Efficiency

2019 Honda Civic Touring Sedan 2019 Toyota Corolla XSE Sedan
174 Horsepower 132
163 lb-ft Torque 128 lb-ft
Up to an EPA-Estimated 30* City MPG Up to an EPA-Estimated 28
Up to an EPA-Estimated 38* Highway MPG Up to an EPA-Estimated 35

Edmunds.com is clearly right to praise the Honda Civic Sedan for its “excellent fuel economy and performance”. With the Toyota Corolla XSE, you’ll spend more on fuel for inferior horsepower and torque.


Interior Features and Space

All Honda Civic Sedan configurations offer leading technology, and the Touring trim naturally provides features as standard that you won’t find in the Toyota Corolla XSE, including:

  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Navigation Aid with Real-time Traffic and Voice Activation
  • HomeLink Remote System
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats

You’ll also find significantly more cargo space. There’s up to 14.7 cubic feet in the trunk of the Honda Civic Touring vs. just 13.0 cubic feet in the Toyota Corolla XSE.


The Toyota Corolla is Roundly Outclassed by the Honda Civic Sedan

Whether you’re interested in exploring current special offers or taking the Honda Civic Touring Sedan out for a test drive, the team at your local West Michigan Honda dealer can help. For any further advice or assistance, simply contact us today.

*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.