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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2004. - 2007.
C - Small family car
hatchback, 3 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2003. - 2005.
C - Small family car
hatchback, 3 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

4180 mm
1710 mm
1475 mm
310 liters
960 liters
55 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4140 mm
1695 mm
1440 mm
315 liters
315 liters
50 liters
2004 Toyota Corolla
2003 Honda Civic

Engine

Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1598 cc
110 hp
150 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1590 cc
110 hp
152 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1135 kg
10.2 s
190 km/h
9.0 l/100km
5.9 l/100km
7.0 l/100km
168 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1092 kg
9.9 s
187 km/h
8.7 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
6.7 l/100km
159 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1175 kg
11.8 s
175 km/h
10.5 l/100km
6.3 l/100km
7.8 l/100km
188 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 4 gears
1119 kg
12.1 s
182 km/h
9.8 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
7.2 l/100km
172 g/km

Expenses

1900 EUR
Price from
2300 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the small family car segment and utilize the same 3-door hatchback body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Toyota-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 110hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 110hp engine designed by Honda.

Safety

A starting point here would be to take a look at the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests which were performed on both of the cars, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the small family car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, Corolla offers a marginal difference of 4% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Honda does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Toyota with an average rating of 4.6, and models under the Honda badge with 4.7 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Corolla as average reliability-wise, and Civic is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as Corolla rank it on average as 4.6, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Honda is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.3 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 187 kilometers per hour, 3km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 6.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (41 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Honda appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Corolla offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Honda offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Honda. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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