Comparing 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE Sedan vs. 2019 Honda Civic Touring Sedan means pitting two top-of-the-line compact sedan trims against each other. Luckily enough, we’ve done all the hard work for you, so read on to compare the two on:

  • Value
  • Power and MPG
  • Interior Space and Features


Plenty of drivers think of nothing more than MSRP when they start comparing vehicles like the Honda Civic Touring Sedan and Toyota Corolla XSE Sedan, but residual value often gives a better indication of quality and value since it predicts how much a vehicle will be worth in a few years’ time.

In this case, the Honda comes out appreciably ahead:

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

Power and MPG

Comparisons usually show one vehicle offering higher performance specs while the other does better on efficiency, but the Honda Civic Touring beats the Toyota Corolla XSE on both counts:

  • Honda Civic Touring Power: Up to 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.
  • Toyota Corolla XSE Power: Up to just 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque.
  • Honda Civic Touring Efficiency: Up to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway*.
  • Toyota Corolla XSE Efficiency: Up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.

Interior Space and Features

The Honda Civic Touring Sedan provides up to 14.7 cubic feet of trunk space vs. just 13.0 in the Toyota Corolla XSE, and you’ll enjoy added features as standard as well as more cargo space.

Features only fitted as standard with the Honda include:

  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Navigation Aid with Real-time Traffic and Voice Activation
  • HomeLink Remote System
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats

Come Experience the 2019 Honda Civic Touring Sedan for Yourself

As summed up by the team at U.S. News & World Report, the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan “offers great performance, a roomy and upscale interior, and a large trunk”. Not even the venerable Toyota Corolla comes close. You can explore it alongside the full range of Honda AWD models and test out its safety features by visiting your local Hampton Roads Honda dealer. Simply contact us today to find out more or explore current specials.

*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.