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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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1997. - 2001.
C - Small family car
hatchback, 3 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2000. - 2002.
C - Small family car
hatchback, 3 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

4190 mm
1695 mm
1375 mm
225 liters
600 liters
45 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4120 mm
1690 mm
1385 mm
281 liters
960 liters
50 liters

Engine

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

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
975 kg
10.2 s
188 km/h
8.1 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
153 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1060 kg
9.8 s
195 km/h
9.8 l/100km
6.1 l/100km
7.4 l/100km
g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1000 kg
12.0 s
172 km/h
9.7 l/100km
5.9 l/100km
7.3 l/100km
174 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 4 gears
1075 kg
11.6 s
175 km/h
10.6 l/100km
6.3 l/100km
7.8 l/100km
g/km

Expenses

1200 EUR
Price from
1400 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 Honda-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 117hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 110hp engine designed by Toyota.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, 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, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, Corolla offers a marginal difference of 9% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Honda does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Honda, as well as Toyota, with the same average rating of 4.7 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Civic 37% above average, and Corolla 5% below the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as Civic rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.6 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Toyota is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.4 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 195 kilometers per hour, 7km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be Civic, averaging around 6.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (43 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 14% difference compared to Corolla.

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. It all continues in the same direction, with Toyota offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Honda. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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