2016 Honda Civic taillightNow that the 2016 Honda Civic has arrived at Capital Region Honda Dealers, it’s time to see how its specs stack up to competitors. Can the 2016 Toyota Corolla mpg ratings hold a candle to the near-legendary fuel efficiency of the Civic, especially now that the Civic has two brand-new engines available?

Let’s dive in and take a look.

Honda Builds for Efficiency and Power

There’s this idea among drivers that you can either have efficiency or power—one or the other—not both, and while that can be true when making small adjustments to an engine, the fact is that some engines are simply better than others. Let’s take a look at how the engines of the Corolla and the Civic compare:

  • The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan has a standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque, earning an EPA-estimated 41 highway mpg when paired with the CVT.*
  • The 2016 Civic Sedan with new 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder delivers 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque; each turbocharged engine is paired to a CVT and earns an EPA-estimated 42 highway mpg.*
  • The 2016 Toyota Corolla mpg ratings and power output fall noticeably behind. The 1.8L 4-cylinder engine features 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque and only manages 36 highway mpg.

Like we said, sometimes an automaker is able to make an engine that is simply more powerful and more fuel efficient, and it looks like Honda has done just that. So if you were looking at the 2016 Toyota Corolla for its fuel efficiency, we have a recommendation: Get behind the wheel of a 2016 Honda Civic. We think you’ll see pretty quickly that its fuel economy is just one of its many winning attributes.

Test Drive the Civic Today

The 2016 Honda Civic marks the start of the 10th generation of one of the most famous small cars in the world. Known for its affordability, its fuel economy, and its sheer dependability, the Civic looks to keep its edge over the 2016 Toyota Corolla, mpg ratings and all. Let us help you find your next Honda Civic; visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today for a test drive.


*Based on 2016 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.

Capital Region Honda Dealers includes Lia Honda, Keeler Honda, Mohawk Honda, Carbone Honda of Bennington, D’Ella Honda of Glens Falls, Rensselaer Honda, Bedard Bros. Honda, and Saratoga Honda