2016 Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic near Rockford, IL

Which New Compact Sedan Will You Choose?


Compact sedans have flooded the market, coming in all different shapes, with different features, at different prices. How can you wade through all the options? Come in to Anderson Toyota and take a test drive in the all-new 2016 Toyota Corolla. This sedan is full of all the latest technology and safety features and, because it is a Toyota, you know you will be driving a reliable car. If you aren’t quite sure the Corolla is for you, then read through our 2016 Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic near Rockford, IL, competitor comparison.

Not everything about the Toyota Corolla is about the latest in technology, it is also about the latest in style. Not only will you be able to indulge your senses in the standard and stylish interior, featuring a fluid and cluster-free dashboard, piano-black accents and available SofTex® seats, but you can also be a bit sporty if you want. With the sporty interior option, you can feel the speed of your engine through the paddle shifters and watch those needles rise on your illuminated driver gauges. It you want to be surrounded by screens and knobs distracting you as you drive, pulling your attention away from the road, then you might like the cramped cock-pit style driver’s seat of the Honda Civic.

Though both sedans come with the latest technology, you might find that when it comes to choosing the 2016 Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic near Rockford, IL, streamlined simplicity is best. The 2016 Toyota Corolla comes with the sleek Entune™ audio system. This system includes Bluetooth®+1 audio streaming, voice commands, and hands-free calling standard, as well as a safe and reliable backup camera. You have the option of adding features such as Navigation2 and App Suite3. The App Suite3 gives you access to your favorite mobile apps, while turn-by-turn navigation will make sure you get to your destination on time. The Honda Civic also comes with a center touchscreen, however, this feature is not standard, so you will only find this feature and all of its available upgrades on the EX-L trim.


When it comes to safety, you don’t want to drive a car with anything less than the best. Toyota has built a reputation for producing safe and reliable vehicles, and the 2016 Toyota Corolla is not an exception. Not only does this sedan come with eight standard airbags4 and Whiplash-Injury-Lessening seats5, it also comes with the Toyota Star Safety System™. This system is only found in a Toyota and it consists of a spectacular collection of active safety features, including Traction Control and Brake Assist6, to keep you safe on the road. The Honda Civic comes with a few of these active safety features, as well as a collection of airbags, but not only does the Civic not come with Whiplash-Injury-Lessening5 seats, it does not have a system such as the Star Safety System™.

Before you drive home in the wrong compact sedan, be sure to come in to Anderson Toyota and test drive the 2016 Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic near Rockford, IL, yourself. See why the Corolla is such a great vehicle for you.


1. Concentrating on the road should always be your first priority while driving. Do not use the hands-free phone system if it will distract you. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Toyota is under license. A compatible Bluetooth®-enabled phone must first be paired. Phone performance depends on software, coverage and carrier.

2. Be sure to obey traffic regulations and maintain awareness of road and traffic conditions at all times. Availability and accuracy of the information provided by the navigation system is dependent upon many factors. Use common sense when relying on information provided. Services and programming subject to change. Services not available in every city or roadway; updates may be available at an additional cost from your dealer. See your Navigation System Owner’s Manual for details.

3. Be sure to obey traffic regulations and maintain awareness of road and traffic conditions at all times. Apps/services vary by phone/carrier; functionality depends on many factors. Select apps use large amounts of data; you are responsible for charges. Apps and services subject to change. See toyota.com/entune for details.

4. All the airbag (AB) systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects in front of an AB or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. The force of an inflating AB may cause serious injury or death. See your Owner's Manual for further information/warnings.

5. Whiplash-Injury-Lessening front seats can help reduce the severity of whiplash injury in certain rear end collisions.

6. Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance and tire and road conditions.