New Honda Civic In Morganton

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Comparing the 2018 Honda Civic to the Competition

At Morganton Honda, we've been known to extol the virtues of every Honda model we carry on our Morganton lot. Our cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks, offer North Carolina drivers something unique, and there's something in the Honda model lineup to suit every type of driver personality.

One of our favorite models, in particular, is good at filling the various needs of our customers, thanks to its versatile selection of body styles and engine options. The 2018 Honda Civic is a master of versatility. Available as either a sedan, a hatchback, or a coupe, the 2018 Honda Civic is the right fit for a number of drivers.

As great as our 2018 Honda Civic is, we understand it may not be the only compact car vying for your attention. If you're torn between our Honda models, or the 2018 Toyota Corolla, let us help. As you can see, in addition to the fact that the 2018 Honda Civic has more body style options, it also comes out ahead of the Corolla in several additional, key areas as well.


From engine options to power, there's no beating the 2018 Honda Civic in terms of performance. In fact, the Toyota Corolla can't even come close. The Corolla only gives drivers two possible engines - either a 132-horsepower four-cylinder, or a 140-horsepower version of the same engine for the Eco trim option. However, the 2018 Honda Civic is another beast altogether.

The 2018 Honda Civic gives drivers not one, not two, but up to five engine options, depending on the trim level and body style you choose. These options range from an entry-level 158-horsepower engine, all the way to a turbocharged 306-horsepower engine, with several stops in between. Not only does this mean you have more opportunities to customize the way your car drives, it also means every single 2018 Honda Civic has more horsepower and oomph than both Corolla options.

Plus, the 2018 Honda Civic gives you the opportunity to be in charge of your vehicle's shifting. If you prefer a manual transmission over an automatic, there are several 2018 Honda Civic configurations that can come with a manual. But, there's only one Corolla with an available manual transmission, and it's an upper, more expensive model in the vehicle lineup.

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The 2018 Honda Civic gives drivers a lot of bang for their budget. Even the base model, entry-level trim for this car comes with a great list of the tech features drivers want. Plus, drivers in the Hickory and Lenoir area who move up in trim levels, get even more amenities available to them.

When shopping for a 2018 Honda Civic, all drivers, regardless of trim level, can look for Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Other features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smartphones, and an integrated navigation system, are added on as standard when you move up the levels. But, with the 2018 Toyota Corolla, many of these options aren't available. In fact, no Corolla models get the smartphone integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an integrated navigation system is only available as an add-on extra.

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Passenger and Cargo Space

Both the 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Toyota Corolla offer comfortable seating for five people and room for a load of groceries or a few suitcases. But, as with all other areas, the 2018 Honda Civic does more.

Whether you're riding in the front or the backseat, you will find your journey in the 2018 Honda Civic to be more comfortable than the one you would experience in the Corolla. Our Honda model offers more shoulder room and more headroom in the front and back, although it has a nearly-equal amount of legroom as the Toyota. Also, if you're transporting cargo, you can take more with you in the 2018 Honda Civic than the Toyota Corolla. Not only does the sedan style offer more than two cubic feet of extra cargo space, the hatchback 2018 Honda Civic presents Marion drivers with more than 12 extra cubic feet of space.

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The 2018 Honda Civic comes with many advanced features that are geared toward getting you, and your passengers, safely to your destination. Drivers can customize their seat to give them the safest driving position for their body, with multiple adjustment levels standard, including height adjustment. Plus, every 2018 Honda Civic also comes with a rearview camera, for safe backing up and parking.

While the Toyota Corolla also comes with several standard safety features, it's missing many of the unique Honda technologies that are available as options on the 2018 Honda Civic. This includes the innovative blind spot camera Honda has as an option for the ride side of the vehicle, which shows drivers what's on that side of their car every time the right hand side blinker is switched on.

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Get to Know the 2018 Honda Civic in Person near Granite Falls

Of course, the best way to determine if the 2018 Honda Civic is the car for you, is to test drive one in person, and, for that, Morganton Honda can help. Stop by and visit us in person, on Burkemont Avenue, and let us show you everything there is know and love about this great car, and all the ways in which it shines, especially when compared side by side to the competition.