2012 Honda Civic Vs 2012 Toyota Corolla: Compact Comparo

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2012 Honda Civic Vs Toyota Corolla: Compact

2012 Honda Civic EX

cars may steal the headlines, but the Civic and Toyota Corolla spent plenty of time in the lists.

That’s because offers a wide range of to a wide range of individuals and They may lack the excitement of models, but if you want a safe, cheap-to-run four-door sedan, one or the is probably near the top of your list.

With the Corolla ageing and the Honda relatively new to the which is most relevant to the buyer?

There was a time when the and Corolla were among the economical cars on the market.

it was Honda that really the first move in the 1970s, its Civic into a market by the fuel crisis. With 30 even 40 mpg, if driven was comfortably two or three times economical than many of the popular cars of the day.

The is still efficient now, it’s the hybrid version you want if gas mileage and low emissions are a For those who can’t stretch to the 44 $24,050 hybrid (and want to buy used), a regular, manual transmission Civic a 1.8-liter gasoline engine can be had for and it’ll do 31 mpg combined.

Add a little more green your wallet for the auto and you get a little more green at the with 32 mpg combined and 39 highway.

way, the Civic out-punches the With a manual transmission, the 132-horsepower Corolla manages 30 mpg and 34 highway.

You also spend to get less with the auto, can only reach 29 mpg combined. both automatic Civic and are rated at around 33 mpg by drivers real-world figures on the EPA’s website.

In other respects, both are quite similar. Familiarity may bred contempt with the styling, and being very we could describe it as inoffensive.

The looks a little more and modern, though again nothing particularly special to It’s a similar story on the though here the Civic has of an advantage, with its dual-level and high-tech feel. Unfortunately, the themselves err on the 99c-store kid’s toy of nasty, so it’s better to at than it is to touch.

2011 Corolla

Toyota Corolla EX

The Corolla is to exciting design as a barn is to the Louvre, but comfortable at least and if you avoid the model, the equipment levels are

Interior space is similar in The Civic offers 3 cubic extra space inside, at 95 cu. ft, and has 12 cubic feet of trunk

Both should prove too—these are cars renowned for on and on, so they’ll get you there even if don’t entertain on the way. we reviewed the Corolla we described its as somewhere between inoffensive and The Civic fares better, its described as rewarding. Both to ride well, so neither be uncomfortable on longer drives.

Choosing between Civic and is unlikely to be one of the most exciting of your life, but both are options in the compact class. have a talent for meeting the of buyers unconcerned by such as style and image, while relatively little to buy and run.

get greater gas mileage from maker’s hybrid cars—Honda the Civic Hybrid and Insight in class, Toyota fields the larger Prius—but with the of new-car warranties the low MSRPs of car combined with 30 mpg-plus makes them good

The Civic is more talented but you can be sure that Toyota up the game another step its next Corolla.


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