Compare New 2017 Toyota Corolla vs Competition Oakland California

Versus Honda Civic

Compare the 2017 Toyota Corolla to the Honda Civic in Oakland, CA

There are plenty of new cars that make sense for daily commuters who don't need anything big for passengers and cargo. But few match the overall value and the wide range of available features and offerings quite like the new 2017 Toyota Corolla, a small sedan that's been popular for decades, and for great reasons. A quick test drive in the new Corolla here at our Oakland, CA Toyota dealership serving San Francisco, Hayward, Berkeley and the Bay Area will leave you convinced, but you'll also want to research all your other options.

As popular as the new Corolla is, plenty of drivers will also consider the new 2017 Honda Civic, so we thought it'd be helpful to offer this quick comparison. We're using the base level Corolla and the starting package of the Civic for this comparison, so keep in mind that choosing a higher trim for each will appropriately adjust what the pricing is. Take a quick look at this comparison between two popular smaller car options, then visit us in Oakland and we'll go over your new Toyota leasing or financing options.

2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Honda Civic Comparison in Oakland

  • At the starting levels, the Corolla is considerably more affordable than the Civic, which means you'll more easily be able to upgrade trim levels and add more features while sticking to your budget.
  • The Corolla comes standard with a generous offering of safety systems, like lane-departure alert and pre-collision system. Those kinds of features are costly add-ons at more expensive higher trim levels for the Civic.
  • Also standard in the Corolla are a CD player and premium radio, both of which are only available at higher trim levels of the Civic.
  • Furthermore, the Corolla is equipped standard with a touchscreen infotainment system, which will require a trim level upgrade in the Civic.
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Versus Hyundai Elantra

Compare the 2017 Toyota Corolla to the Hyundai Elantra in Oakland

There are plenty of benefits in choosing a smaller car for your daily commutes. From the fuel efficiency - and the emissions standards here in California - to the ease of maneuvering in and out of tight spaces, small cars are great for the solo driver. You'll find the best option here at our Oakland, CA Toyota dealership serving San Francisco, Hayward, Berkeley and the Bay Area, and we're going to prove it. The new 2017 Toyota Corolla is a smart choice for any kind of driver who wants excellent efficiency and the technology to match.

Though we'll always recommend our new Toyota models over what the competition offers, we also trust reliable industry sources to back that sentiment up. Here, we're comparing the new Corolla to the 2017 Hyundai Elantra, another compact sedan. Both vehicles are compared in their starting trim levels, so keep that in mind as you decide on the kinds of features you want to add to the mix. After looking at this quick comparison, visit us today so we can discuss your new Toyota leasing or financing options.

2017 Toyota Corolla vs. 2017 Hyundai Elantra Comparison in Oakland

  • The Corolla comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense suite, which offers some features like lane-departure warning and a pre-collision system that will cost you more to add onto the Elantra.
  • The cabin in the Corolla is slightly more spacious than what's offered with the Elantra, so if you do need extra passenger space, Toyota's small sedan is the best option.
  • When comparing the available Eco options for both small cars, the Corolla ends up besting the Elantra in terms of fuel efficiency.
  • The safety ratings favor the Corolla over the Elantra, making the Toyota your best option for your daily commutes.
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Versus Nissan Sentra

Comparing the 2017 Toyota Corolla to the 2017 Nissan Sentra

It's no secret that the 2017 Toyota Corolla is just the newest iteration of one of America's favorite vehicles, and it definitely does not disappoint! Of course, we know that savvy car shoppers from all over Oakland, San Francisco, Hayward, Berkeley, and the Bay Area demand the facts, so we here at One Toyota of Oakland will provide you with just that! Take a look below to see the 2017 Corolla pitted head to head against the 2017 Nissan Sentra and see for yourself how the Corolla comes out on top.

The models described in the comparison below are the base trims - the 2017 Toyota Corolla L and the 2017 Nissan Sentra S - unless stated otherwise, so be sure to keep in mind that higher trim levels will have different starting prices and may offer a different balance of features and comforts. For now, take a quick look at the details below, fall in love with the Corolla, and head over to our finance center to start your journey towards taking home a better ride!

The 2017 Toyota Corolla vs. the 2017 Nissan Sentra

  • Despite having similar base engines, the 2017 Toyota Corolla offers higher fuel efficiency in the city and on the highway than the 2017 Nissan Sentra.
  • The base engine in the Corolla also offers higher horsepower than the Sentra, giving you the extra kick you need to leave your rivals in the rearview.
  • The Corolla's standard continuously variable-speed transmission makes for a more relaxing and fuel-efficient ride than the Sentra's standard 6-speed manual transmission.
  • Boasting more front shoulder and hip space as well as more rear head, shoulder, and leg space, your passengers in the Corolla will have no trouble getting the wiggle room needed to stay comfortable all ride long. The Sentra can't say the same.
  • According to, the 5-Year Ownership Costs of the Corolla are notably more affordable than for the Sentra. Compare the former's estimate of $22,815 to the latter's estimate of $25,685.
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Versus Ford Focus

Compare the 2017 Toyota Corolla to the Ford Focus

There's a lot to love about the 2017 Toyota Corolla; this compact car is one of America's favorites and it's easy to see why! With a low price, a stylish design, tons of interior room, plenty of standard features, and a fun ride, the Corolla could easily become your go-to vehicle every time you take to the streets. We welcome all drivers from Oakland, San Francisco, Hayward, Berkeley, and the Bay Area to take a look below to get the objective facts about the 2017 Corolla and how it compares to a primary competitor: the 2017 Ford Focus. One glance through the details and we think you're going to see why the Corolla deserves a spot in your driveway.


  • The 2017 Toyota Corolla's CVT provides a more enjoyable and smooth driving experience than the Ford Focus' 6-speed automatic transmission.
  • While the Corolla's base engine is less powerful than the Focus' base engine, the Camry is lighter in weight, giving it the advantage in agility and nimbleness from the highway to the city streets.

Technology and Safety

  • The 2017 Corolla comes equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense P suite of features; the Focus has no such equivalent safety suite.
  • The Corolla offers standard features - such as cruise control, an outside temperature gauge, an vehicle speed-proportional power steering, reading lights, steering-wheel mounted controls, and a remote trunk release - that the Focus simply doesn't offer.
  • The Corolla's standard 6-speaker audio system easily outperforms the Focus' standard 4-speaker audio system.

Trims and Options

  • The Corolla comes in seven trims, each with more comforts and conveniences than the last - L, LE, LE Eco, SE, XLE, XSE, and 50th Anniversary Edition. The Ford Focus sedan comes in six trims - S, SE, SEL, Titanium, ST, and RS - limiting your options compared to the Corolla.
  • At the highest trim levels - the Corolla XSE and the Focus Titanium - you'll find that the Corolla offers a lower MSRP, higher EPA-estimated fuel efficiency in the city, standard vehicle speed-proportional power steering, standard remote trunk release, a higher EPA-estimated "cruising range" mileage, more and front and rear leg room for comfort than the Focus.
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Versus Kia Forte

Comparing the 2017 Toyota Corolla vs. the Kia Forte in Oakland, CA

There are a plethora of compact sedans out there to choose from but, if you ask us here at One Toyota of Oakland, the 2017 Toyota Corolla is the only clear decision! As one of the best-selling cars ever, the Corolla has a ton going for it and we have no doubt that drivers from San Francisco, Hayward, Berkeley, and the Bay Area will absolutely love it. We urge all drivers to see how the 2017 Corolla available at our Oakland, CA dealership outpaces the 2017 Kia Forte at every turn.


  • The standard continuously variable-speed transmission in the 2017 Toyota Corolla offers a more carefree and fuel-efficient ride than the 2017 Kia Forte's standard 6-speed manual transmission can offer.
  • Speaking of which, the Corolla hits an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. The Forte, on the other hand, hits an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.

Technology and Comfort

  • The Corolla provides passengers with more front and rear leg room, allowing you to stretch out more on road trips than possible in the Kia Forte.
  • A 5.5-inch ground clearance in the Corolla provides that much more comfort going over obstacles than the Forte's 5.3-inc ground clearance.

Trim Levels and Options

  • The Toyota Corolla offers 7 trim levels to choose from - the base L, LE, LE Eco, SE, XLE, XSE, and 50th Anniversary Edition - giving you tons of options to explore. The Kia Forte, on the other hand, only offers 3 trims - the base LX, S, and EX - giving you just a small selection of options.
  • According to, the 5-Year Ownership Costs for the Corolla are lower than for the Forte; compare the former's estimated $25,264 to the latter's estimated $25,556


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