Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla Difference and Comparison Diffen

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Honda Civic Hybrid (3rd gen)

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2013 Toyota Corolla S in Metallic Grey

edit Brief History

The Honda Civic was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door coupe, followed by a three-door hatchback version that September. With the transverse engine placement of its 1169 cc engine and front-wheel drive, like the British Mini, the car provided good interior space despite overall small dimensions. Early models of the Civic were typically outfitted with a basic AM radio, rudimentary heater, foam cushioned plastic trim, two-speed wipers, and painted steel rims with a chromed wheel nut cap.

The current Civic has become much more luxurious with satellite-linked navigation, a six-speed manual transmission, power locks and power windows available.

The Civic evolved from having an 1170 cc engine (1973) to having engines with larger capacities and more creature comforts (air conditioning, power windows, etc.) through the 1980s, 1990s and into the 2000s.

The Toyota Corolla was first introduced in 1966. In 1997, the Corolla became the bestselling car in the world, with over 30 million sold as of 2007. Over the past 40 years, one Toyota Corolla car has been sold every 40 seconds. Corollas are currently manufactured in Japan, the United States (Fremont, California), the United Kingdom (Derbyshire), Canada (Cambridge, Ontario), Malaysia, China (Tianjin), Taiwan, Pakistan, South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, Philippines, Thailand, Venezuela, and India.

The Corolla’s chassis designation code is E, as described in Toyota’s chassis and engine codes.

edit Luxury Features

The Honda Civic’s luxury features include a color touch screen display, USB audio, Bluetooth HandsFree, steering wheel-mounted phone controls, a navigation system with voice recognition, steering-wheel mounted navigation controls, and heated leather seats.


The Toyota Corolla’s luxury features include Bluetooth wireless, a USB port with iPod connectivity, and Entune, a multimedia system with apps, traffic, weather and navigation.

Most new models now feature power windows for both front and read windows. For models without rear power windows, power window regulators can be purchased and installed separately.

edit Fuel Efficiency

Two versions of the Honda Civic have a fuel mileage of 41 mpg-US or above, according to tests by the US government: the HF model and Civic hybrid. Other Civic sedans and coupes get 39 mpg-US, while the Civic Si has 31 mpg-US.

Current models of the Toyota Corolla have an advertised gas mileage 29 mpg-US (automatic) and 30 mpg (manual).

edit Resale Value

The ALG currently rates the 2012 Civic at 58% residual value after a three-year lease. Kelley Blue Book suggests that the current Honda Civic sedan and Toyota Corolla both have a predicted 5-year retained value of 52%.

edit Safety and Recalls

Honda Civic Hybrid (3rd gen)

The current Honda Civic has been highly rated in crash tests by both the NHYSA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Civic sedan received a rating of “good” on both frontal and side impact tests, while the Civic coupe was rated “acceptable” in the side impact test. The NHTSA gave the Civic 5 stars for frontal impact, 4 stars for side impact front seat, 5 stars for side impact rear seat, and 4 stars for rollover.

On July 31st 2009, Honda recalled 440,000 cars in the US, including many Civics, due to a defect with their airbags, which could rupture due to too much air pressure. One … was linked to the defect.

From 2005-2008, the Toyota Corolla received an “acceptable’ rating in the IIHS side impact test and a “marginal” rating in structure/safety cage design. Injury protection ratings were “Good,” except for driver leg injury protection, which was “acceptable.” Models from 2009 to the present received a “good” rating in frontal offset and side impact crash tests.

On October 10th, 2012, Toyota recalled 7.4 million vehicles, including Corolla models, because of malfunctioning windows.

edit Reliability

Warranty Direct rated the Honda Civic as the sixth most reliable car of the century. Consumer Reports gave the Honda Civic sedan its top score for reliability in 2008-2010, and the 2012 model got a Better than Average score, higher than any other compact car. In another study by Warranty Direct, the 2006 Honda Civic was considered the second most reliable car, with a claim/breakdown rate of 10% and electrical issues the most common cause of claims.

Warranty Direct rated the Toyota Corolla as its 91st most reliable car of the century. According to another study by Warranty Direct, the model sold in 2001-2007 was the most reliable car, with a claim/breakdown rate of 7% and axel and suspension as the most common cause of problems.

edit Awards

The Honda Civic EX was voted International Car of the Year in 2005. The Civic Si was called “Best New Sport Car” and the sedan was named “Best New Economy Car” in the 2006 Canadian Car of the Year Awards. It also won the North American Car of the Year and the North American International Auto Show Car of the Year in 2006.

The Toyota Corolla has received the 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick.

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