2014 Honda Civic HF Edges Out Toyota Corolla LE Eco

The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are big-time sellers in the United States. Buyers go after the Civics and Corollas when they need a compact car with great gas mileage. With several different models of the Civic and Corolla, this article does a side by side comparison of the 2014 Honda Civic HF and the […]

The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are big-time sellers in the United States. Buyers go after the Civics and Corollas when they need a compact car with great gas mileage.

With several different models of the Civic and Corolla, this article does a side by side comparison of the 2014 Honda Civic HF and the Toyota Corolla LE Eco because they are the most fuel efficient gasoline engines (best gas mileage excepting the respective hybrid models).

It was an interesting side by side comparison, but here’s the gist: with basically the same gas mileage, horsepower, and size, there were really only two objective and definite differences safety and transmission.

“he Toyota Corolla achieved a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS, but the Civic beats it with a Top Safety Pick +. The new “+” rating from the IIHS addresses how a car reacts to a “small overlap” front crash, for example, when an oncoming car veers out of its lane and hits another car head-on, but with only a 25 percent overlap. It’s difficult to manage all that energy with such a small crash area, but the Civic managed a “Good” rating, while the Corolla only achieved a “Marginal” score.”

The 2014 Honda Civic has a standard five-speed transmission versus the Toyota Corolla’s two-speed CVT, “and that would be a deciding factor in choosing between the two.” The two-speed CVT makes the driving “experience even more foreign by maintaining engine speed, giving you the sensation that no matter how aggressively you step on the throttle, the engine isn’t spooling up the way you think it should.”

Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Sims Honda, or Northwest Honda dealership to take the 2014 Honda Civic HF (or any other Civic) out for a test drive!

Safe Holiday Shopping Tips

Here at Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, and Sims Honda dealership we want you to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Unfortunately, there are people who take advantage of this time of year by breaking into vehicles to get gifts that you just bought or other valuables to make extra money. We found this […]

Here at Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, and Sims Honda dealership we want you to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Unfortunately, there are people who take advantage of this time of year by breaking into vehicles to get gifts that you just bought or other valuables to make extra money. We found this great little article out of New York with some fabulous tips about how to keep your belongings, your gifts, and your car safe and sound:

• “Try to park close to the store and in well-lit areas. When walking through a parking lot, keep your head up and be aware of your surroundings.

• Don’t buy more than you can carry. Ask a store employee to help you carry packages to your car.

• Shop with a friend. He or she can help carry packages and be a second pair of eyes walking to and from stores.

• Have your keys in hand when approaching your vehicle. Check the back seat and around the car before getting in.”

There were more great tips that have to do with shopping in general and not protecting your vehicle or things inside your vehicle (which means your beloved car usually must be damaged in order to get to them). Check out the entire article here and have a safe and happy holiday season from all of us at Honda!