There's something called opinion. Yes, I also drive my cousin's civic quite often it's powerful but again driving position is better in corolla. I am not even a fan of corolla, but I really liked the driving position of this model.
And yes, I drove the car 450 kms to interior Sindh and I had to apply it once. Road condition was really bad as roads are under construction on most of the route.
Corolla's interior is classy and vintage whereas Civic's interior is sporty and futuristic. Both are differently designed. Plus u would also agree that corolla's quality of interior is superior than that of civic.