When you are shopping for a well-equipped small car at an affordable price, a new compact sedan is always a smart choice. The best-selling small car of all time, the Toyota Corolla, has recently been updated and is available now as a 2016 model. The Toyota Corolla has stunning style, inside and out, along with a fuel-efficient powertrain that saves you money at the gas pump. Drivers near Oxnard, Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, and Northridge can explore the new Corolla further at Ventura Toyota. In fact, you can find your new 2016 Toyota Corolla in Ventura by shopping our online inventory here on our website now.
Before you stop in for a test drive of the value-packed 2016 Corolla, continue reading to see how it stacks up against the latest version of its classic rival, the 2016 Honda Civic.
Deciding between two reputable compact cars like the Corolla and Civic can feel like a toss-up, so let's delve into the details further. While both of these compact sedans are comfy and packed with value, which vehicle you choose could come down to personal preference or the detailed specifications, or the pros and cons of each car. When driving the 2016 Toyota Corolla, you may forget that you are behind the wheel of a compact car, since it is surprisingly spacious and high-tech, offering many of Toyota's latest features at an affordable price. The Corolla certainly provides plenty of space for back-seat passengers, so there is no longer a need to fight for that front seat! Thanks to its 41.4 inches of backseat legroom, all of your guests can ride in comfort, whether you make a quick trip to the grocery store or a weekend road trip. Even with its spacious cabin, the Corolla's overall dimensions keep it well within the compact class, meaning it is agile and easily maneuverable in traffic and tight parking spaces.
You may be surprised to learn that even with its larger overall dimensions, the 2016 Honda Civic only offers rear seat passengers 37.4 inches of backseat legroom, which is significantly less than the 41.4 cubic feet of the Corolla. The wider body of the Civic does provide a slightly wider interior, but that comes at the price of having more difficulty fitting the Civic into tight parking spaces like the Corolla does with ease.
While these two small sedans may be classified as compact cars based on their interior volume, the all- Civic has grown in overall dimensions to a size that is encroaching on the mid-size sedan class. So while it's back seat is a tighter fit than the Corolla's, maneuvering the Civic through traffic, or parking it, may feel more like you are driving a mid-size car. If you want to maximize cabin space while keeping that agile feel of a compact car, choose the Toyota Corolla!
If fuel-efficiency is a high priority to you, then you can't go wrong with either of these compact cars based solely on fuel economy. Both the 2016 versions of the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic offer up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway in their most fuel-efficient powertrain packages, which include pairing their engines with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).*
The 2016 Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic each provide a high level of standard safety features, but the new Corolla excels in this department by offering an extra layer of protection. Every 2016 Corolla comes standard with eight airbags, including a driver's knee airbag and a passenger seat cushion airbag that helps prevent the front passenger from sliding beneath the dash in the unlikely event of a front collision. Add to this the now standard stability controls like traction, anti-lock brakes, and brake assist, and you've got one reliable Toyota on your hands. If that's not enough for you, you always have the option of going for the Toyota Safety Sense-P package that is available on all Corolla trim levels. Featuring forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control, these advanced safety features work together to keep you and your precious cargo safe out on the road.
The top trim level of the Honda Civic comes standard with Honda's sensing package that includes automatic emergency braking and other similar features to the Toyota, and can be added onto the lower trim models for an additional price. You will likely pay more to get advanced safety and driver assist features on the Civic when compared to the Corolla, though. Stop by Ventura Toyota today to learn more about all the safety features offered on the 2016 Corolla.
The Corolla is a quality Toyota that has been known for decades for its dependability, safety, and value. Stop by Ventura Toyota to see all of the impressive Corolla features for yourself -- and don't forget to get out on the road for a test drive! From getting pre-approved for a new car loan to shopping our new car specials and obtaining an accurate valuation of your trade-in vehicle, you can do all of that and more here on the Ventura Toyota website. Our Ventura, CA dealership proudly serves drivers and families throughout the area, including the communities of Oxnard, Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Northridge, and beyond. Our sales specialists look forward to assisting you with finding your shiny new Toyota here at Ventura Toyota! We stand behind every vehicle we sell! That is why we have a dedicated Toyota auto service center here on-site, to provide routine maintenance and repairs when your vehicle needs them down the road. Visit Ventura Toyota today to find your new car at a low price!
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