Versus Honda Civic

How Does the 2018 Toyota Corolla Compare to the Honda Civic?

For drivers in Oakland and the Bay Area prospecting new and innovative compact cars, there are multiple reasons to choose the new 2018 Toyota Corolla when it comes to a plethora of standard options. If you're a new compact car seeker in the areas of San Francisco and Hayward and you're wondering which is best for your money between the 2018 Corolla and the Honda Civic, here is a comprehensive comparison between two popular rivals on today's auto market.

Compare Performance and Capacity

Though engine options are similar in horsepower and torque for both compact models, the 2018 Corolla at a standard option offers an automatic transmission rather than the manual for the Honda Civic. Easier handling for the roads and highways of the Bay Area in this modern age while two hands are needed predominantly for your multimedia needs. Manual transmissions for a standard compact vehicle are outdated and borderline primitive for modern-day car seekers.

The Corolla also holds a larger fuel capacity at nearly one extra gallon of fuel allowing drivers to go the extra mile when it comes to those long-distance commutes outside the city limits of Oakland. Your backseat passengers can look forward to more legroom in the Corolla with 41.4-inches compared to the 37.4-inches provided in the Honda Civic. More capacity for fuel and your passengers is a perk when it comes to prospecting compact car models.

Compare Technology and Safety

When it comes to advanced features at a standard trim level, the Toyota Corolla carries far more availabilities for California drivers. Here's a short list of what features are provided by Toyota but lacking in the Honda Civic. Drivers can look forward to standard features in the 2018 Corolla such as:

  • Cd Player and Auxiliary Input Jack
  • On-Board Computer
  • Load Restraints
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors and illuminated Vanity mirrors
  • MP3 Player
  • Optional Power Sunroof/Moonroof
  • Rear Split Folding Bench Seat
  • Rear Headrest
  • Remote Fuel Filler Door Release
  • Optional Satellite Radio
  • Seatback Storage
  • Six standard speakers rather than four speakers in the Civic
  • Standard Voice-Activated Controls

Test Drive the New 2018 Toyota Corolla in Oakland Today!

When you're ready to experience your select trim level of the 2018 Toyota Corolla, feel free to give our professional sales team a call at (888) 964.0576. We'll get you behind the steering wheel at a time that is convenient for you. We look forward to working with you, and we'll see you in our Toyota showroom soon!

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Versus Hyundai Elantra

The 2018 Toyota Corolla Vs. the Hyundai Elantra in Oakland, CA

There are many compact cars on today's auto market claiming to be the best options for your daily work commute and if you're looking to save on an innovative vehicle for your commute in the areas of Oakland, San Francisco, and Hayward, CA, you'll find everything you need and more with the new 2018 Toyota Corolla. But how does it stack up against models like the Hyundai Elantra? There are many similarities in both compact models, but if you're ready to experience long-lasting excellence for your next vehicle, here’s how the 2018 Corolla comes out on top when compared to the Hyundai Elantra.

Compare Performance and Efficiency

For both compact models, the engine options are a close match, however when it comes to fuel efficiency drivers have more when choosing the Toyota Corolla. Look forward to more fuel for your commute between Oakland and Berkeley while receiving 28 MPG for the city whereas the Elantra only provides 26 MPG for city driving. At a base trim level, the Elantra provides a manual transmission, but if you like the smooth operation of an automatic transition of gears for your everyday commute, the Corolla gives drivers an automatic transmission.

Compare Standard and Available Special Options

There are many more options found in the base trim option of the 2018 Corolla than the Hyundai Elantra, and if you're looking for more features for your money, when you choose the Corolla you will receive an abundance of quality options. Look forward to:

  • Standard Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone Access
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Auxiliary Input Jack for Smart Devices
  • Cruise Control
  • Load Restraints
  • Heated Exterior Mirror and Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • Backup Camera
  • Optional Power Sunroof and Moonroof
  • Available Satellite Radio
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls
  • Voice Activated Controls

Compare Interior Comfort and Space

Though driving a compact model is great for the roads and highways of Hayward and the Bay Area, having the luxury of space is ideal for drivers and their passengers. Look forward to a roomy interior when Comparing the Corolla to the Elantra. Experience more room in areas like:

  • Corolla Interior volume (cu.ft): 97.5 | Elantra Interior Volume: 95.8
  • Corolla Leg Room Front (in) 42.3 | Elantra Leg Room Front (in) 42.2
  • Corolla Leg Room Rear (in) 41.4 | Elantra Leg Room Rear (in) 35.7

Compare Safety Features and Capabilities

Safety is of the utmost importance for California drivers, and when it comes to optimized safety features the Corolla offers a few options that are lacking in the Hyundai Elantra such as:

  • Automatic Headlights
  • Immobilizer

The Corolla also received a five star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a front crash driver test, whereas the Hyundai Elantra received a four-star rating.

Schedule a test Drive of the 2018 Toyota Corolla in Oakland, CA

When you're ready to take on your everyday commute with the efficient and compact 2018 Toyota Corolla, feel free to give our sales team a call at (888) 964.0576, and we'll set you up with a driving date that is convenient for you. We welcome all drivers from the Bay Area and Berkeley to our dealership so stop by when you're in our area and see our selection of new Corolla models!

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Versus Nissan Sentra

How does the 2018 Toyota Corolla compare to the 2018 Nissan Sentra?

The Toyota Corolla is a fantastic entry-level sedan that has been a popular choice for many years, but like all top dogs it has its competition. Today we at One Toyota of Oakland want to compare the 2018 Toyota Corolla to its rival the 2018 Nissan Sentra and show you why coming into our Oakland dealership to buy one is the right choice!

Power and Performance

The Corolla has six trims and all have a 1.8L engine. All but one trim (the LE Eco) get 132 horsepower and the LE Eco has 140 horsepower and a few extra miles per gallon for added efficiency when driving around San Francisco. The Sentra has two different options. Four of the six trims have a 124 horsepower engine, and there are two trims with notable 188 horsepower.

Safety and Technology

All Corolla's come standard with the Toyota Safety Sense package. These crash-avoidance features are generally reserved for the upper trim levels or models higher up the chain, so it's nice that Toyota gave them to vehicle with a lower price point. Plus, when you're driving around the bustling Berkley and Bay area it's nice to have that added reassurance behind the wheel. With TSS you'll get the following:

  • Lane Departure Alert w/ Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Pre-Collision Alert w/Pedestrian Detection
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

The Sentra hangs in there compared to other competitors and gives drivers a rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, and a drive-assist display, which we admit is a pretty cool feature. However, if you want to get more crash avoidance technologies you need pay more via a higher trim or with a package!

Special Options

Toyota mostly has one to two trim-specific premium packages that add on higher-end features like navigation, a moonroof, and smart key with push button. This is straightforward and we like that, plus each of the six trims offers a little more tech and refinement at each level. The Sentra, on the other hand, has more packages to choose from and some of the larger ones add on a lot of features like leather seats, technology, and convenience features all at once. We personally think this can make things confusing.

The Nissan Sentra puts up a good fight against the Toyota Corolla, but we like the stronger engine across more of the lineup, the standard advanced safety features that trump Sentra's offerings, and the ease of shopping for the right amenities. We're conveniently located to serve shoppers from Hayward and look forward to helping you find the right Corolla!

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Versus Ford Focus

How Does the 2018 Toyota Corolla Compares with the Ford Focus?

If you're in need of an entry-level sedan then the 2018 Toyota Corollais a great option! This model has been keeping drivers happy for years, and at One Toyota of Oakland, located in Oakland, we have a great selection to choose from. However, we realize that the Corolla isn't all by itself, and one of its competitors is the 2018 Ford Focus. Today we'll compare the two and show you why our Corolla is still the top choice.

Power & Performance

The Corolla keeps it simple with the engine lineup. All the trims have a 1.8L engine, though the LE Eco trim has 140 horsepower compared to the others that have 132 horsepower. This is slightly more than the standard 1.0L EcoBoost on the Focus with its 123 horsepower that works hard in a city like San Francisco.

We will note that the Focus does have a larger lineup with two different 2.0L engines and a 2.3L that deliver 160, 252, and 350 horsepower. The 350 horsepower is on the expensive and enthusiast-focus RS trim, which most dealership don't carry and most drivers in this segment aren't after.

Technology and Safety

  • Corolla Standard Features:
  • Bi-LED headlights
  • 6.1-inch touchscreen
  • Backup camera w/ projected pathing
  • Bluetooth and voice command
  • Toyota Safety Sense package of advanced crash-avoidance technologies

Focus Standard Features

  • Rearview camera
  • MyKey for teen drivers
  • SYNC voice command

As you can see, the Corolla comes equipped with more technology, with highlights being the touchscreen and the comprehensive Toyota Safety Sense package, which are appreciated in the busy Berkeley and Bay Area. To get similar features, Focus drivers need to go with the higher trims to get SYNC 3 that has the touchscreen or go with the Titanium trim's safety package. Essentially, you're limited when it comes to technology.

Available Options

Both the Corolla and the Ford Escape have six trims to choose from, though as a reminder the performance focused ST and RS trims are outside the interest and financial scope for the typical Focus buyer. Even on the highest trim levels for the Focus, you need to add on packages to get the bells and whistles the Corolla freely offers, and this tactic is common across the entire Ford lineup.

On the higher trims the Corolla may lag in engine performance, but it outperforms the Focus when it comes to technology, safety, and trim-level options. If you're ready to drive around Hayward in well-equipped style, visit us this week to go on test drive the Toyota Corolla!

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Versus Kia Forte

See How The 2018 Toyota Corolla Compares With The Kia Forte

If you're looking for a compact sedan then the Toyota Corolla is a strong contender in the field. That said, there are a few other vehicles it must compete against and one of them is the Kia Forte. Today at One Toyota of Oakland, located in Oakland, we'll compare the two. No doubt the Forte has its merits, but we're here to show you why the Corolla is the vehicle you really want to drive away in.

Trim Level Key

  • Toyota Corolla: L, LE, XLE, LE Eco, SE, SE 6MT, and XSE
  • Kia Forte: LX, S, EX

Power and Performance

The 2018 Toyota Corolla has one 1.8L engine, but there are two different levels of performance. Most have 132 horsepower, whereas the LE Eco has a little more under the hood with 140 horsepower. The Forte is slightly stronger with a 2.0L engine that has 147 horsepower on the first two trims and 164 horsepower on the EX. Fuel ratings are fairly equal between the brands, though the LE Eco, as the name suggest, is a little more efficient.  If you really want power than the Forte has more, but you won't have trouble driving around San Francisco in the Corolla.

Technology and Safety

Toyota has the Toyota Safety Sense Package and Kia has Drive Wise. Toyota Safety Sense gives drivers the following:
  • Lane Departure Alert w/ Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Pre-Collision Alert w/Pedestrian Detection
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Drive Wise is similar with lane keep assist, change, and departure warning, blind spot and pedestrian detection, and forward collision warning with emergency braking. Where the Corolla really beats the Forte is that the Toyota Safety Sense package is standard on all trims, and we love that every Corolla driver can feel confident navigating the busy Berkeley & Bay Area streets. With the Forte you have to get these options as a pricey add-on and they're only available on the second and third trim. Speaking of trims...

Trim Levels

Having options is always nice and with the Corolla you'll get that thanks to six trim levels to choose from. The Forte, on the other hand, only has three trims. On the top level of the Corolla there's SofTex-trimmed seats, connected navigation, and a power moonroof all standard. The Forte EX may have genuine leather seats, but you need to pay a premium for a sunroof or navigation to help you when you travel outside of familiar Hayward. Thanks to the Corolla's many options, you can get a lot of features without needing to rely on packages.

For more information on the 2018 Toyota Corolla, stop into our dealership to speak with a salesperson and go on a test drive.


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