2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Sedan vs. 2019 Honda Civic Touring

August 7th, 2019 by

All it takes is a quick comparison of 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Sedan vs. 2019 Honda Civic Touring to see why Honda’s sporty compact sedan remains unrivaled. Motor Trend just came to the same conclusion, and you can find out why by comparing them on:

  • Residual Value
  • Power and MPG
  • Space and Features

Residual Value

Starting price shouldn’t be your sole focus when comparing new vehicles. In fact, residual value can provide a more accurate impression by showing how much each model should be worth a few years down the line.

Honda’s enduring popularity and reputation for reliability puts it ahead of Toyota:

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

Power and MPG

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Sedan 2019 Honda Civic Touring
174 Horsepower 132
162 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*

By choosing the Honda Civic Touring over the Toyota Corolla XSE, you’ll find yourself enjoying more responsive performance while putting in less fuel each month. The Toyota Corolla makes you put in more to get less.


Space and Features

The Honda Civic Sedan interior is renowned for delivering a surprising amount of space for a compact model, and it certainly delivers significantly more room for your cargo than the Toyota Corolla.

  • Honda Trunk Space: Up to 14.7 cubic feet.
  • Toyota Trunk Space: Up to 13 cubic feet.

You’ll also find many features included as standard with the Honda Civic Touring that aren’t fitted as standard 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

The Honda Civic Touring Sedan is an Untouchable Premium Compact Trim

As summed up by Edmunds.com: “We’ve been giving this generation Civic top marks since its debut three years ago, and there’s nothing else out this year that’s going to steal the car’s title belt.” To find out more or explore current specials, don’t hesitate to contact us today or visit your nearest Montana Honda dealer.

*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.