The Choice Is Yours, But Read This Before Deciding – The 2019 Honda Civic in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

September 9th, 2019 by

Choosing a new vehicle should be fun and exciting, not pressured and confusing. For today’s topic, we are laying everything out on the line and letting you ultimately decide if the 2019 Honda Civic in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, is the one for you. 


Sought After Safety Features!

Without a doubt, the essential features on a vehicle are its safety features, and we regret to inform you that the Corolla severely lacks in the department in comparison to the Civic. It’s one thing for a vehicle to have plenty of airbags, which both cars do, but there are some instances where airbags can cause more harm than good. In the Civic, you won’t have to worry about that, because it uses smart airbags, which can deploy at different force levels depending on the size of the passenger. It does this by using seat and vehicle speed sensors to determine the passenger’s side and can even detect if a child is leaning against the door. If that’s the case, the side airbags will shut off entirely; The Corolla’s side airbags can’t do that. And if the Civic’s airbags deploy, the HondaLink Assist on the Sport Sedan, Sport Coupe, EX, EX-L, and Touring models will use its GPS and cellular system to alert emergency personnel and send them your exact location. Another feature missing on the Corolla is a system that can reveal the driver’s blind spot. The Civic has blind spot mirrors that use a wide-angle convex lens located in the corner of each side view mirror to highlight blind spots. 


Saving Money and the Environment!

If we’re listing features based on importance, then it’s easy to say that fuel efficiency comes next in this comparison. On the EPA test cycle, the standard engine on the Civic CVT has a much better fuel economy than the Corolla CVT (30 city/38 hwy* vs. 28 city/36 hwy). Besides saving you a pretty penny, the Civic is also environmentally friendly due to the cap-less fueling system. This allows the fuel filler to automatically open and close when the nozzle is inserted and removed, significantly reducing fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. Plus, you won’t ever have to mess with a greasy, smelly gas cap again – yes, please! The Corolla doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system, so you’re stuck with a gas cap if you choose Toyota. 


How Will it Feel on the Road?

Since we’ve covered safety and mpg, now we can get into the type of ride you’ll experience. Having a fully independent suspension system can guarantee superior ride and handling, and the Civic has this in the front and rear. You’ll be able to follow the road closely for excellent grip of the pavement without sacrificing comfort. Now the Corolla has a semi-independent rear suspension system, which is fine…but it’s still no match for the Civic. For even more control and low-effort parking, the Civic also has speed-sensitive variable-assist power steering for a better feel of the road. Paired with that is drift compensation steering which can compensate for tricky road conditions, keeping you on the straight and narrow. 


Did we enlighten your car buying decision, or make it that much harder? If you have more questions about the 2019 Honda Civic in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, we are happy to answer them at Rapids Honda so give us a call or swing on by for a test-drive!


*25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.


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