In Indonesia, the big name Honda Civic Turbo 2021 is quite popular because of its aggressive design. In fact, quite a few of his hardline fans. With a price range of Rp. 500 million, the equivalent of the 2021 Honda Civic is the Toyota Corolla Altis.
The two medium sedans from the Japanese brand have been competing since the 1970s. Until now, both of them are still competing to be the most ‘luxurious’. As an eternal rival in the sedan segment, of course, it would be very interesting to compare the two cars.
The Toyota Corolla Altis comes in three types with their respective prices as follows:
• G AT Rp. 491,900,000
• V AT Rp. 513,500,000
• Hybrid AT Rp. 591,600,000
Meanwhile, the sedan version of the Honda Civic 2021 is only available in one type, namely the All New Honda Civic 1.5L VTEC Turbo. This sedan sells for IDR 533,000,000.
Comfortable competition in the interior, Honda Civic 2021 vs Toyota Corolla Altis 2021
Entering the interior of the Honda Civic 2021, we are treated to black color with wood and silver accents. This combination creates a sporty and elegant blend in it.
Steering is made practical via the audio settings button on the left and cruise control on the right. Do not forget there is a paddle shift which adds to the sporty sensation for shifting gears while driving.
The TFT MID display instrument panel with a large center dial provides information on driving conditions. On the side of the steering wheel there is an engine start / stop button and a button to activate and deactivate Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA).
The center console is a 7-inch Android-based head unit, which is equipped with Wifi, Bluetooth, Tethering, and USB connections. There are 6 speakers, namely 4 main speakers divided on the front and back, and 2 tweeters on the front door.
The more classy, the seats are covered in leather and already support ISOFIX. Digital AC settings with physical buttons and are automatic, then for Civic airbags there are 6 pieces.
For the rear there is an air conditioner vent and 6 cup holder consoles are available. Talking about luggage capacity, the Honda Civic has a capacity of 492 liters.
The interior of the Corolla Altis is more futuristic?
The Toyota Corolla Altis has a black interior with silver accents which makes it even more sporty. The dashboard design has also changed completely and the instrument cluster for the V and Hybrid variants uses a full TFT display while for the G TFT variant the display is only in the MID.
Unlike its competitors, the Corolla Altis also has a Head-up Display only for the V and Hybrid variants. In the left steering column for audio and MID settings, while on the right for cruise control (V and Hybrid variants).
For the hybrid variant, there are additional buttons, namely Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and other Toyota Safety Sense settings. Just like the Civic, the Corolla now has paddle shift, but this is only for the V and Hybrid variants.
Entertainment Features Toyota Corolla Altis vs Honda Civic Sedan
It’s incomplete if you don’t compare the entertainment features embedded in the two. The 12th generation Toyota Corolla Altis is now equipped with an 8-inch touch screen head unit. The head unit can be connected to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB, AUX, Mirrorlink and navigation systems.
Meanwhile, the Honda Civic is equipped with a 7-inch touch screen head unit. This head unit can accommodate a Wireless Smartphone Connection, Bluetooth, Wifi Tethering, HDMI, USB, AUX, and a navigation system.
Performance Competition, Honda Civic 2021 Outperforms the Toyota Corolla Altis 2021
This Honda Civic comes with a 1,500 cc 4-cylinder VTEC Turbo engine that can produce power up to 173 ps at 5,500 rpm.
Then the peak torque penetrates 220 Nm at engine speed of 1,700-5,500 rpm. Engine power is channeled by Honda’s distinctive CVT transmission with Earth Dreams Technology.
Toyota Corolla Altis Lose Power?
For the Toyota Corolla Altis, it is equipped with a 1.8-liter Naturally Aspirated petrol engine that can produce 138 hp and 167 Nm of torque. The engine is then combined with a 7-speed CVT transmission system.
for the Corolla Altis Hybird, using the same engine as the C-HR and Prius Gen-4 coded 2ZR-FXE. This machine is capable of producing power of 95 PS at 5,200 rpm and a torque of 14.47 Kgm at 4,000 rpm. The electric motor, produces 72 PS of power and 16.62 Kgm of torque.
In this case, the Honda Civic with the turbo makes it even more powerful in terms of performance. However, when compared with the Altis Hybrid, the Civic loses its ‘sophisticated’, although its power is still superior.
Talking about the clear performance of the Civic Sedan, it is superior because of the turbo which adds so much power. However, Toyota is more advanced about technology because it provides a hybrid variant of the Altis.
By category, Altis provides quite complete options. In fact, Toyota also provides a hybrid option which is a symbol of ‘expensive cars’ on the Altis. But when it comes to performance, the Honda Civic is clearly superior.