2013 Honda Civic Versus 2013 Toyota Corolla — KickingTires

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2013 Honda Civic 2013 Toyota Corolla

a battle as old as time itself. or at it seems that way to the people who at a car research website; Honda or Toyota Corolla? Which bland economy car is the right

In February we purchased a 2013 Civic to join our long-term fleet. and part of our yearlong is to pit it against other compacts come into our review for shorter evaluations.

One such car to be a 2013 Toyota Corolla. It had miles on it to our Civic, similar — save for ridiculous large with a ridiculously large tag attached — and an upgraded multimedia

On the road, though, there to be a stark contrast in performance. Did the updated Civic completely the soon-to-be-replaced Corolla? Or did Toyota an upset?

Editors Joe Wiesenfelder and Thomas took the two on a test around downtown Chicago, its and highways to find what the cars and which compact won in a of crucial segments.

Interior Civic

David Thomas: one of the few people who didn’t have a with the 2012 Civic’s The 2013’s interior is even and with the digital screen, it cutting edge versus the

Joe Wiesenfelder: The Civic’s superiority is materials as much as anything. The gauges and displays are upscale, and are soft where you might your arms, unlike the which also has crude-feeling controls from the 1900s.

Handling: Civic

JW: For composure and the Civic has this one in the bag, it bears noting the Corolla’s steering has more power which some drivers

DT: I don’t think anyone’s would have trouble with the steering wheel of the and they’d gain its superior chops. Easy win.


DT: Both cars reasonably well. I’d the slight edge to Civic

JW: The Civic’s braking is definitely a bit in normal driving, but in a panic it’s much better. The isn’t as stable.

JW: I was surprised to the Corolla relatively comfortable — not refined, but more compliant. The firmness became irritating.

DT: I’ve been driving the so much lately that it has a second family car. The doesn’t bother me, but I’ll behind Joe’s assessment on one. Corolla gets a

Noise: Civic

DT: The Corolla had engine noise, and you could the difference in road noise we hit the highway. The Civic used to be one of the cars in this segment, not

JW: Honda did a great job with the treatments for 2013. In addition to the overall noise issues, its automatic transmission guarantees dramatic revving than the exhibits.

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Acceleration: Civic

JW: For perspective, I object to the Corolla’s transmission a four-speed in principle, and I prefer its to continuously variable automatic (Nissan Sentra) and poorly dual-clutch gearboxes (Ford but it certainly doesn’t do much for or noise.

DT: Neither is fast. The wasn’t as terrifyingly slow a start as the last one I tested, but the slight edge goes to for me.

DT: Here we can just let the numbers the truth. Both the EPA fuel-economy and our observed mileage on this went to Civic.

JW: Yep. of factors contribute, but it’s to assume the four-speed isn’t here, either.


JW: The lumbar support seemed in the Civic, but otherwise they’re better seats — more contoured and with a longer cushion for thigh support.

DT: I liked the Corolla’s slightly seats just like people like rock-hard Again, because of my familiarity the Civic, my finicky back the Honda will treat it

DT: Even though this had a navigation system, which it over the top in features, I prefer the of the Civic’s display and the ease of use of big buttons and knobs.

JW: I agree but I can’t get past how truly the Civic stereo sounds. I drive CRSCOM2, I listen to because I can’t bear how sounds. It’s really an system.

In an eight-to-one drubbing, the comes out ahead in this Maybe the next Corolla put up a better fight. Our Civic be here waiting.

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