Honda Civic vs the Competition

2018 Honda Civic Sedan Front2018 Honda Civic Sedan Interior2018 Honda Civic Sedan Rear

The 2018 Honda Civic vs. The Competition

If you're here in Manahawkin, NJ and you're looking for the right kind of sedan to bring you in off breach breezes, hit up the mainland, and then head back out to Barnegat and Long Beach Island, we at Causeway Honda have just the one in mind-the 2018 Honda Civic sedan.

The 2018 Honda Civic is available as a sedan, coupe or a hatchback, and even though news of the hatchback's 2017 return dominated the news circuit, we won't be overlooking the 2018 Honda Civic sedan, and if you're out in Waretown or Tuckerton, NJ and in need of a reliable commuter with an upscale materials and an affordable price tag, neither should you.

Still, we understand how important it is to do your research before you commit to a new car-better to be thorough than hasty! But unless you have all the time in the world to spend scuttling between dealerships, touring used lots, test driving the latest models, and scouring the internet for expert reviews, you might find yourself pressed for time, or at very least, pretty busy! On the other hand, you can check out these competitive comparisons, researched and compiled by us, your local Honda dealership!

2018 Honda Civic EX Sedan2018 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan 1.4T S

The 2018 Honda Civic vs. The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta

  • The 2018 Honda Civic packs more power in its standard 2.0-liter engine than the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta does in its standard 1.4-liter engine; moreover, the 2018 Civic's available 1.5-liter four-cylinder offers more power than the 2018 Jetta's next-step-up, an available 1.8-liter inline-four.
  • Not only will the 2018 Civic turn out more power for you, it'll do it more efficiently, too. While the 2018 Honda Civic sedan is the most efficient of the 2018 Civic models, the others aren't going to let you down, either.
  • While some have critiqued the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta for its severely understated styling, the 2018 Honda Civic is fresh, modern, and with a little bit of an aggressive edge to its personality. Sure, looks aren't everything, but they do matter; let's just say your sedan shouldn't be able to hide from you in plain sight.
  • If you're looking for cargo space, the 2018 Civic Sedan might not be your best option, but the 2018 Civic Hatchback? It'll ace the test. On the other hand, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is only available as a sedan-no hot hatch version to be found. The 2018 Civic Hatchback offers a whopping 46.2 cubic-feet of cargo room with the rear seats down, so there's no competition here.

2018 Honda Civic EX Sedan2018 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i

The 2018 Honda Civic vs. The 2018 Subaru Impreza

  • Standard power in the 2018 Honda Civic is a little better than in the 2018 Subaru Impreza; the difference isn't huge, but for anyone who wants a punchier drive with a rewarding, potent engine, you'll find two additional engine options in the 2018 Civic lineup, but other engine options seem conspicuously absent from the 2018 Subaru Impreza.
  • Unlike some of the other competitors, the 2018 Subaru Impreza is available as both a sedan and a hatchback. Props to the Impreza for offering two body styles, but the 2018 Civic offers three: sedan, hatchback, and coupe.
  • Because the 2018 Impreza offers a hatch and a sedan, we can compare cargo room for both! No surprise, the 2018 Honda Civic has more trunk space in its sedan and more cargo space behind the second row in the hatch over the same respective body styles in the 2018 Impreza lineup.
  • Yeah, style can be subjective, but it's no stretch to say the 2018 Subaru Impreza and the 2018 Honda Civic are different aesthetically. The 2018 Honda Civic lineup takes a more modern, athletic approach, while the 2018 Subaru Impreza is a little bit sedate, with pleasant styling but a slightly generic, store-brand feel to it. If you really want to add some personality, the 2018 Honda Civic Si brings performance and racing-inspired style; by contrast, the 2018 Subaru Impreza lineup doesn't really have a match for that.

2018 Honda Civic EX Sedan2018 Toyota Corolla Sedan SE

The 2018 Honda Civic vs. The 2018 Toyota Corolla

  • Interior comfort is a question for the 2018 Toyota Corolla, with some noting that lower trim levels utilize plenty of hard plastic surfaces. Meanwhile, the 2018 Honda Civic is noted for its well-designed cabin and high-quality materials; where there are plastics exposed, most of them are nicely machined or soft-touch, giving them a pleasant feel and good-looking aesthetic.
  • While the 2018 Honda Civic is available as a sedan, coupe, or hatchback, the 2018 Toyota Corolla won't let you choose your own adventure-there's only a sedan available.
  • If power is at all a priority for you, skip the sleepy 2018 Toyota Corolla-its standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine can only manage a meager 132 horsepower, which pales in comparison to the 2018 Honda Civic's standard 158-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Even the 2018 Corolla's specially tuned version can only muster up 140 horsepower.
  • While both these cars start off with cloth upholstery, the 2018 Honda Civic offers genuine leather as an option, while you'll only be able to go as classy as leatherette in the 2018 Toyota Corolla.

2018 Honda Civic EX Sedan2018 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan Sport

The 2018 Honda Civic vs. The 2018 Mazda3

  • We'll start this one off with a point in each column: both the 2018 Honda Civic and 2018 Mazda3 are available as sedans and hatchbacks, which means you can pick the style that works best for you.
  • Because each model features a sedan and a hatch, we can compare cargo capacity rather fairly. The 2018 Honda Civic Sedan's trunk is more spacious than the 2018 Mazda3's, at 15.1 cubic-feet and 12.4 cubic-feet of trunk space respectively; the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback follows the same pattern, offering more space behind the rear seat than the 2018 Mazda3, 25.7 cubic-feet to 20.2 cubic-feet respectively.
  • Speaking of storage, if conveniently placed storage bins and intuitive storage solutions sound good, we advise against the spartan interior of the 2018 Mazda3; the 2018 Honda Civic, however, has been praised by critics for its clever use of space and storage compartments.

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