Honda Civic passes Toyota Corolla as America’s best-selling compact car

The Honda Civic overtook the Toyota Corolla as America's best selling compact car in October 2013.

The Honda Civic overtook the Toyota Corolla as America’s best selling compact car in October 2013.

The Honda Civic is now America’s best selling compact car. Sales data from October reveals that the popular Honda model has passed the Toyota Corolla as the best selling car in its class. Year to date, Honda has sold 280,899 Civics, while the Toyota Corolla has only sold 257,184 units.

We’re no saying the Honda Civic is better is Corolla (we are actually), but drivers on the road are making that decision for us. All new 2013 and 2014 Honda Civics give customers a ton of special features even at their base models. All new Honda Civic models are equipped with Bluetooth, rearview camera, SMS text message features and Pandora Radio. You’ll get all that and the price still won’t break your wallet.

The Honda Civic also earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Rating, making it one of the best of the best for car safety. The Toyota Corolla on the other hand struggled in the most recent IIHS test

“Despite consumer uneasiness early in the month, real demand remains strong across the Honda brand and we remain on track to achieve number one retail sales this year for our core models: Civic, Accord, CR-V and Odyssey,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales at American Honda. “With the all-new Accord Hybrid arriving at dealerships this week and a significantly updated Civic coming later in the year, we anticipate sales will continue to be hot even as the weather cools down heading into winter.”

The Civic actually had its best month since Oct. 2001. Honda says it sold 27,328 Civics total last month, a 32.1 percent increase in sales over last year.

Waikem Honda in Massillon, Ohio has plenty of great Honda Civic models at the showroom right now. We’ve already compared the Civic to the Toyota Corolla for you. Now see for yourself why all your friends are picking Honda instead of Toyota.

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