Honda Civic 1.8 Oriel Facelift 2019 vs Toyota Corolla Grande– A brief comparison of two popular cars in Pakistan


Hello, PakWheelers yet again we have brought exclusive content for you guys. In this article, we are briefly comparing Honda Civic 1.8 Oriel Facelift 2019 and Toyota Corolla Grande. Take a read.

Exterior 

The aesthetic appeal of the exterior of each of these vehicles depends on individual taste. Both cars are equipped with LED headlamps as well as DRL. Honda Civic has slightly more pleasing headlights because of the chrome work done there, which gives it a very pleasing appearance. Both Corolla and Civic have fog lamps and front and reverse cameras. 

Both the cars have 16-inch alloy wheels. Toyota Corolla has Yokohama Advan 205 r16 wheels whereas Honda Civic has locally manufactured BG Luxo Plus 215/55 R16 wheels that are wider. 

Interior 

The interior preference is once again subjective, based on each person’s wants and needs. The Toyota Corolla’s head unit is superior to the Honda Civic’s. The screen for the corolla is also bigger than that in the civic. 

Toyota Corolla also comes with a free service called Toyota Connect. This is offered for free for six months. This app helps trace the location of your corolla, what speed it is being driven at, harsh braking and other driving habits. The app comes with every Toyota Grande for six months. There is no such app for Honda civic; however, owners can get separate accessories like a tracker. 

Comfort and handling

Corolla’s ground clearance is better than civic’s. When it comes to driving posture and road height, the Civic is sporty and closer to the ground compared to the corolla. This is why aged drivers prefer Corolla, which is more comfortable to sit in compared to Civic. For youngsters, there is no difference. 

Toyota Corolla Grande also has a gear shifter/paddle, which means the driver can shift the gear from the steering wheel. The 1.8 civic does not have this feature. The only Civic that comes with paddle shifters is the 1.5 Turbo RS, which has an on-road price of 44 lacs, previously 3,850,000 rupees. 

The Toyota Corolla’s rear seat can be tilted back. There is no such option in the Civic. Both cars have a push start button, cruise control, tv, reverse camera, and sunroof. However, a difference to note is that Toyota Corolla comes with ISOFIX international standard child safety. Honda Civic does not have that option. 

Performance

In terms of power, the Grande has more power than the Civic oriel. Even though the Oriel supports a more sporty and modern look. 

According to users, Civic has better brand value than Corolla. A lot of people used to believe that Toyota Corolla has a very harsh and rugged drive for Pakistani roads. The suspension response is not as good when compared to Civic. However, users such as Mr. Suneel Munj that have owned and driven both, claim that there is not much difference between them. Toyota Corolla’s suspension is as smooth as Honda’s Civic. 

Safety

Both vehicles come with ABS brakes. Pertinent to note, before 2016, corolla did not come with an immobilizer while Civic did. In 2016, the corolla got a facelift and an immobilizer as well. 

Moreover, at the moment, Honda Civic comes with an electronic handbrake. Toyota has analog brakes. In this modern era, the electronic brake is brilliant and far more comfortable to use. The Civic also has a brake hold function which the Corolla Grande does not have. 

Final Verdict 

We will use price to determine the final verdict since the cars have been mainly; head to head in most features. 

Prices are frequently changing due to various factors such as the dollar rate against the rupee, inflation, car freight, new forms of taxes, etc. There is a difference in the advertised price of a car, and the on-road price of the vehicle. 

The Honda Civic 1.8 Oriel is for 3,957,020. This is a misconception because this price does not include leathers and tv. This is where the Toyota Corolla Grande takes the cake, with the pay order amount of 3.6 million rupees including leather and tv.


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  • Muhammad Hamza Tariq

    Pakwheels writers showing their incompetence yet again. The civic has 141 HP vs 139 HP in corolla and you’re saying that corolla is more powerful. Also civic is considered by the locals to have a harsher ride and not the corolla. Do you people do any basic research before writing an article? Do you people have any basic car knowledge even?

  • Zarib Anis

    I am truly a fan of Honda but it doesn’t matter how much power the engine delivers it also depends on the weight of the car. Having 141hp civic struggles to launch from the start line but the 139 hp corolla doesn’t because it’s not heavy as the Honda corolla it’s streamlined and it has better power to weight ratio but still the Honda catches it in the end. I am just saying that Honda should reduce the weight of the

  • Muhammad Hamza Tariq

    Yes the power of the engine doesn’t matter in this case but the wording is wrong. You cannot go around saying a supra is more powerful than a raptor cause it performs better. When you say more powerful it means more horsepower. The correct terminology should’ve been civic feels sluggish in comparison to the corolla.

  • Zarib Anis

    Yes I agree and I feel much much safe in Honda but In corolla i am scared but corolla feels fast when you send it but unfortunately the civic doesn’t gives you that feeling

  • Anwar Baig

    Honda Civic is far better than Toyota Corolla

  • Ali

    Poor comparison. I have both the cars and honestly I am no car guru, but the overall pick and power of the honda civic 2019 feels far superior to grande’s. Grande overall is a great car when we take into account value for money. However, Civic feels more premium and the overall road grip the car has to offer is very good compared to grande’s. Again, I have both cars… so this is just my two cents. Ofc opinions can vary but honestly civic overall is far better than any corolla even grande as a matter of fact.

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