Getting a new car, especially whenever it is two well known car brands clashing, is a very interesting thing that you need to figure out. Buying your own SUV has a lot of pitfalls that you need to fix up and deal with, and here are the two best compact SUVs that will get you the bang for the buck at a reasonable price.
The Honda Civic is a compact SUV filled with plenty of advantages for new and old drivers alike. Here are some of the advantages. The Honda Civic, first of all, is just very very fun to drive. It is a compact ride that has a great fuel economy and gives you a very powerful engine underneath the hood. The ride quality is excellent and there’s something about driving this car that just brings a smile to your face.
There’s also a very spacious cabin inside of the Honda Civic, and you will have all the comfort you could ever want while cruising around this car. It comes with both standard and manual transmission and has a 180-hp variant of the 4 cylinder turbocharged engine that will keep you moving on the road.
Additionally, it also comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 7 inch infotainment touchscreen, and a stereo system that has eight speakers. A simple push button start gets you moving, and then you are off on the road in all the creature comfort you could ever want. Most people describe this car as a Jack Of All Trades that handles the perfect balance between being both comfortable and being engaging and fun to drive.
You will certainly have fun driving this car, and it's one that will stick around in your garage for years to come.
The Toyota Corolla is a car that will have you smiling and excited if you love technology. Because it is packed with it! Every single Corolla includes a 8.0 inch touch screen display and infotainment system, a six speaker audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Support, and a smartphone mirroring system.
It also seats up to five passengers, giving them 42 inches of legroom inside of the front and rear seats, and about 17.8 cubic feet of storage space for your storage needs.
The Corolla does fall behind a bit when compared to its competitions when it comes to the base engine performance. The base engine has 139 horsepower and 126 lb-ft are routed through the front wheels, and the efficiency is pretty low at about 30/38 mpg on city and highway roads respectively. The Corolla can go from 0 mph to 60 mph in about 10 seconds, and while fast that often isn’t enough to match up with the other cars on the road. It does redeem itself with the safety features though.
The safety features of the Corolla made it 2020’s Top Safety Pick designation in the IIHS safety testing, and they got 5 stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as well. Every Toyota also gets some driver assist features, including pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, and standard blind spot monitoring.
When comparing the two, it is pretty neck and neck between the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla no matter where you look. The Corolla has a very high reliability score, but the Civic is arguably more fun to drive. Both cars come with a comfortable interior space, good seat comfort, the ability to sit five people, and more.
They also have a lot of cargo space, although the Civic has a little bit more, especially whenever you fold down the rear seats. They both do well when it comes to the fuel economy of their vehicles as well and the miles per gallon numbers hover around 38-40 for both cars whether they are on the city or the highway.
Hatchback Or Sedan?
Both the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla come in both hatchback and sedan varieties, and you need to figure out the differences whenever you are picking out your compact SUV. A sedan is defined as a ‘passenger car with a separate trunk, so if your car can fit four people and has a trunk that is separate from the main area, it is a sedan.
A Hatchback is a bit harder to define, with either two or four doors and then a flip up tailgate that would lead to a cargo area. Lifting the cargo area was a lot like lifting a hatch, so the name was born and it stuck. If your SUV has a separate trunk, then it is a sedan. If the trunk is part of the car, it is a hatchback.
The main difference between both cars is the cargo capability. The hatchback body can carry larger pieces of gear and cargo, and most of the time you can fold down the passenger side seats to make even more room. They might even have a pull out tray in the bottom of the floor for your valuables and other items.
A sedan’s trunk size is limited by the height of the rear package tray, and you will get less storage space inside of the sedan’s trunk than you would in a hatchback. If you need a lot of storage space and capability, then you need to get a hatchback SUV to take advantage of it. If you aren’t going to be storing a lot, just get a sedan for a more compact ride.
The car that you will need for your needs is all about your budget and wants from the car. Either the Honda Civic or the Toyota Corolla is a great car, so do your research and make sure to figure out which one is the best for you.
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