Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has been one of the most trusted names in the auto industry since 1926, known for providing expert opinions and well-educated research on new car information.

So, when KBB recently released their rundown comparing* the new 2018 Honda Civic and the new 2018 Toyota Corolla, of course we paid attention.

If you're considering a new compact car lease in Duluth or an upgrade to a nicer small family car near Atlanta, you'll want to see what they had to say.


KBB's Review of the Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla

2018 Honda Civic Compact Sedan

Prices: starting at $18,940 (MSRP excluding tax, license, destination charge, and options)

What They Liked: editors highlighted fuel economy numbers, resale value, and the great driving feel as pros

What They Didn't: the only real criticism editors had was a lack of a physical tuning/volume knob

Their Final Thoughts: overall, editors called the 2018 Honda Civic a "spacious, reliable, fun-to-drive segment benchmark"

2018 Toyota Corolla Compact Sedan

Prices: starting at $18,600

What They Liked: a roomy cabin, general comfort, and standard safety features were highlighted

What They Didn't: editors criticized the Corolla for its poor infotainment system and boring driving attitude

Their Final Thoughts: they called it a "sensible, comfortable, reliable sedan"


You can see the entire review here.

While the Corolla may be slightly cheaper, and have some standard safety features on the base model, it'll only take one drive in the handsome new 2018 Honda Civic to see why this compact car is the better choice for you.


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**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit