Honda Civic Competitive Comparison in Bowie

Why Should You Choose the 2017 Honda Civic Over the Competition?

The 2017 Honda Civic is a compact car with a sleek style, exciting performance and awesome features. This vehicle provides an amazing experience from the second you step inside, with its comfortable interior impressive handling and modern technology. At DARCARS Honda, we think this vehicle is an excellent choice and for all kinds of drivers and you can find out more about what makes it a great option below.

The exterior of the 2017 Honda Civic is sleek and athletic. It offers a fluid shape and sculpted lines that hint at excellent performance. With a choice of a sedan, coupe or hatchback, you can choose the style that best suits you. You'll be proud to show off this vehicle and it is sure to turn heads wherever it goes.

On the inside, you'll find a well-crafted interior with ample passenger space along with a variety of amazing features. You can enjoy features like heated seats for extra comfort along with split-folding seats for your convenience. The 2017 Honda Civic also offers tech features including smartphone connectivity for your convenience and driver-assistive technologies for your safety.

With two engine options and two transmission options, you can choose what kind of drive you want to have in your 2017 Honda Civic. But no matter which options you choose, you can expect responsive handling and exciting performance in this vehicle.

To find out how the 2017 Honda Civic stacks up to the competition, be sure to check out the comparison below. Then if you have any questions or you'd like to take this vehicle out for a test drive, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Toyota Corolla

Ford Focus

Hyundai Elantra

Chevrolet Cruze

Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla

Which Comes out on Top: the Honda Civic or the Toyota Corolla?

When you’re in the market for a high-quality sedan, you know what you’re looking for. You’ve done your research, reading online reviews and narrowing down your selection of cars from around 10 down to two potential contenders. The problem? The two that are left—the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla—are both great cars. So how do you know which one to pick? We believe you’ll be happier in the long run with the Honda Civic for several reasons. Read on to learn what these are.

The Honda Civic vs. the Toyota Corolla

  • The Honda Civic has a more powerful base engine of 2.0-liter, versus the 1.8-liter in the Toyota Corolla, providing you with more horsepower and torque
  • You’ll enjoy the standard A/C with climate control in the Honda Civic, but not the Toyota Corolla
  • An anti-theft system is standard on the Honda Civic, but not on the Toyota Corolla
  • Enjoy the additional head, hip, and shoulder room in the front seats of the Honda Civic
  • Additionally, rear-seat passengers will enjoy additional shoulder room in the Honda Civic versus the Toyota Corolla
  • According to consumer ratings on, drivers gave higher marks to the Honda Civic in the areas of Performance, comfort, and technology than the Toyota Corolla

Honda Civic vs Ford Focus

How Does the Honda Civic Stack Up Against the Ford Focus?

If you’ve been in the market for a new car for a while, but are unsure which is the best fit for you and your unique needs, we can help. Here at DARCARS Honda we have a wide selection of new Honda vehicles to choose from. Perhaps though, you’ve been doing a lot of research, but just need to make a final decision: do you choose the Honda Civic or the Ford Focus? While both are good cars, we believe long-term that you’ll be far happier with the Honda Civic. Why? Here are several reasons.

The Honda Civic vs. the Ford Focus

  • Enjoy the convenience of standard cruise control with the Honda Civic, but not the Ford Focus
  • The Honda Civic has a beautifully-designed metal-look trim on the gear shift knob and an in-dash clock setting it apart from the Ford Focus
  • Little touches like the map light up front, make driving the Honda Civic more enjoyable than the Ford Focus which doesn’t come with this feature
  • Choose the available auto-dimming day-night rearview mirror and rubber front and rear mats for the Honda Accord for added convenience; these options aren’t possible with the Ford Focus
  • You can also choose to add a cargo net with the Honda Accord, and a remote trunk release comes standard in this sedan but not the Ford Focus
  • Automatic air conditioning, under seat ducts, and one-touch window up/down for both driver and passengers is standard in the Honda Accord and makes for a more comfortable ride than in the Ford Focus

Honda Civic vs Hyundai Elantra

You've been looking for that perfect sedan for quite some time. You know that you're interested in either a Honda Civic or a Hyundai Elantra. Both offer great features and seem equally matched when it comes to comfort. So how do you choose which one is right for you?

At DARCARS Honda, we agree that these are both solid options. However, we believe that the Honda Civic is the better choice for several different reasons.

Honda Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra

  • With a slightly larger fuel tank, you'll need to stop less frequently for gas fill-ups with the Honda Civic than the Hyundai Elantra
  • You'll enjoy a greater amount of shoulder room in the front seats of the Honda Civic than the Hyundai Elantra
  • Backseat passengers will appreciate the greater amount of leg room in the rear seats of the Honda Civic
  • The Honda Civic is slightly narrower in the body than the Hyundai Elantra, making it easier to get into those tight-fitting parking spots
  • According to consumer ratings via, the Honda Civic scored higher in the area of Performance and Comfort compared to the Hyundai Elantra

Honda Civic vs Chevy Cruze

The Honda Civic or the Chevrolet Cruze: Which Comes Out on Top?

You’ve done your due diligence, researching a number of different auto brands while looking for that new, just-right sedan. Now you’ve narrowed your list to two top contenders: the Honda Civic and the Chevrolet Cruze. But which one to choose? Both are solid cars but we believe that if compared, the Honda Civic comes out on top. Read on to learn why.

The Honda Civic vs. the Chevrolet Cruze

  • Enjoy the convenience of a sliding armrest in the front of the Honda Civic, providing you with a more comfortable position; not available in the Chevy Cruze
  • Cruise control and adaptive cruise control are standard on the Honda Civic, along with a metal-look gear shift knob, but none of these come with the Chevrolet Cruze
  • Both a map light and cargo light are standard on the Honda Civic as well, but not the Chevy Cruze
  • Choose the optional auto-dimming day-night rearview mirror and rubber mats for both front and rear seats for the Honda Civic; neither of these are options for the Chevrolet Cruze
  • The comfort of automatic air condition in the front is standard with the Honda Civic but not the Cruze
  • Height adjustable safety belts are standard on the Honda Civic but not the Chevy Cruze

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If you've found the car-buying process somewhat frustrating and are starting to get overwhelmed, we can help. Let's narrow down what you're looking for. You want:

  1. A stylish and reliable ride, one that offers you plenty of charm and will get you where you want to go time and time again without issue. 
  2. A sedan that's stylish or if you're more interested in a coupe, one that is roomy. 
  3. An award-winning car with lots and lots of good publicity in its past.
  4. Great resale value when you're ready to trade it in. 
Then we'd recommend taking a closer look at the Honda Civic. Beautifully styled and full of innovation, the Honda Civic is available both as a sedan and a coupe. It also comes in multiple trim levels, so you're sure to find the features and perks that you want most.

When you look at this car, you'll notice that outside, the Honda Civic is sleek with lots of graceful lines. These contribute greatly to its aerodynamic shape. Slide behind the wheel and enjoy the streamlined dashboard. It's perfectly designed in our opinion, with neither too much nor too little included. Newer models feature a 7-inch full-color display screen and Bluetooth connectivity.

If you're ready to learn more, and you live or work in the Bowie, MD area, we hope you'll stop in to see us soon here at DARCARS Honda. After you've had your new Honda Civic for some time, we hope you'll remember us for all your auto maintenance and repair needs. Our highly-trained automotive technicians will be happy to assist you at our tidy service center. 

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