2012 Honda Civic Vs 2012 Toyota Corolla: Compact Comparo

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2012 Honda Civic Vs Toyota Corolla: Compact

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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, cars are quite similar. may have bred contempt the Corolla’s styling, and being kind we could describe it as

The Civic looks a little sleek and modern, though it’s nothing particularly to behold. It’s a similar on the inside, though here the has more of an advantage, with its instruments and high-tech feel. the plastics themselves err on the 99c-store toy side of nasty, so it’s to look at than it is to touch.

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla EX

The Corolla is to interior design as a barn is to the but it’s comfortable at least and if you the base model, the equipment are good.

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.

between Civic and Corolla is to be one of the most exciting decisions of life, but both are worthy in the compact class. Both a talent for meeting the needs of unconcerned by such niceties as and image, while costing little to buy and run.

You’ll get greater gas mileage each maker’s hybrid offers the Civic Hybrid and in that class, Toyota the slightly larger Prius—but the reassurance of new-car warranties the low of each car combined with 30 economy makes them choices.

The Civic is more all-round, but you can be sure that will up the game another with its next Corolla.

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