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 find the Corolla comfortable — not super refined, but compliant. The Civic’s firmness irritating.

DT: I’ve been the Civic so much lately it has become a second family The ride doesn’t bother me, but stand behind Joe’s on this one. Corolla a win!

Noise: Civic

DT: The had horrendous engine noise, and you hear the difference in road when we hit the highway. The Civic to be one of the louder cars in this not anymore.

JW: Honda did a great job the noise treatments for 2013. In to the Corolla’s overall noise its four-speed automatic transmission more dramatic revving the Honda 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.

Seats: Civic

JW: The lumbar seemed excessive in the Civic, but they’re definitely better — more appropriately contoured and a longer bottom cushion for support.

DT: I liked the Corolla’s firmer seats just some people like mattresses. Again, because of my with the Civic, my finicky knows the Honda will it right.

DT: Even though Corolla had a navigation system, puts it over the top in features, I the look of the Civic’s display and the of use of those big buttons and knobs.

JW: I there, but I can’t get past how dismal the Civic stereo Whenever I drive CRSCOM2, I to podcasts because I can’t how music sounds. It’s an awful system.

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

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