Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2013 Honda Civic VS 2013 Toyota Corolla Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2013 Honda Civic

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2013 Toyota Corolla

Safety Comparison

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The Civic has a standard backup monitor to help drivers see any and all obstacles behind their vehicle. The Corolla doesn’t offer any parking assist system.

Both the Civic and the Corolla have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Honda Civic is safer than the Toyota Corolla:

Civic

Corolla

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

156

193

Neck Injury Risk

27%

30%

Neck Compression

16 lbs.

20 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

268

329

Neck Injury Risk

43%

56%

Neck Stress

148 lbs.

173 lbs.

Neck Compression

21 lbs.

85 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Honda Civic is safer than the Toyota Corolla:

Civic

Corolla

OVERALL STARS

4 Stars

2 Stars

Rear Seat

STARS

4 Stars

2 Stars

Spine Acceleration

73 G’s

80 G’s

Hip Force

882 lbs.

1325 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

4 Stars

1 Star

HIC

224

619

Spine Acceleration

50 G’s

66 G’s

Hip Force

878 lbs.

1430 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Reliability Comparison

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The engine in the Civic has a single overhead cam for simplicity. The engine in the Corolla has dual overhead cams, which add to the number of moving parts and the complexity of the cylinder heads.

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Civic has a standard 410 amp battery. The Corolla’s 390 amp battery isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Honda vehicles are better in initial quality than Toyota vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Honda fifth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 5 more problems per 100 vehicles, Toyota is ranked 8th.

Engine Comparison

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The Civic’s 1.8 VTEC 4 cyl. produces 8 more horsepower (140 vs. 132) than the Corolla’s 1.8 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the Honda Civic is faster than the Toyota Corolla (automatics tested):

Civic

Corolla

Zero to 30 MPH

3 sec

3.3 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

8.4 sec

9.8 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

14.3 sec

17.4 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

22.5 sec

28.9 sec

Passing 45 to 65 MPH

4.2 sec

5 sec

Quarter Mile

16.4 sec

17.4 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

85.6 MPH

80 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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On the EPA test cycle the Civic gets better fuel mileage than the Corolla:

Civic

Corolla

Manual

28 city/36 hwy

27 city/34 hwy

Auto

28 city/39 hwy

26 city/34 hwy

HF/Auto

29 city/41 hwy

n/a

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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For better stopping power the Civic LX Auto/EX’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Corolla:

Civic

Corolla

Front Rotors

11.1 inches

10.7 inches

Rear Rotors

10.2 inches

9” drums

The Civic EX has standard antilock four-wheel disc brakes for better stopping power and improved directional control in poor weather. Only rear drums come on the Corolla. Drums can heat up and make stops longer, especially with antilock brakes which work much harder than conventional brakes.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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For superior ride and handling, the Honda Civic has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Toyota Corolla has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

The Civic has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Corolla doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Civic Sedan’s wheelbase is 2.7 inches longer than on the Corolla (105.1 inches vs. 102.4 inches).

Passenger Space Comparison

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The Civic Sedan has 2.5 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Corolla (94.6 vs. 92.1).

The Civic Sedan has .2 inches more front headroom, .3 inches more front legroom, 1.8 inches more front shoulder room and 7.5 inches more rear hip room than the Corolla.

Ergonomics Comparison

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The Civic’s driver’s power window opens or closes with one touch of the window control, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths. The Corolla’s power windows’ switch has to be held the entire time to close it fully.

The Civic’s power mirror controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Corolla’s power mirror controls are on the dash, hidden behind the steering wheel, where they are awkward to manipulate.

The Civic EX-L has standard heated front seats, which keep the driver and front passenger extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated seats aren’t available in the Corolla.

The Civic EX/EX-L has a standard center folding armrest for the rear passengers. A center armrest helps make rear passengers more comfortable. The Corolla doesn’t offer a rear seat center armrest.

For greater rear passenger comfort, the Civic Sedan has standard rear heat vents to keep rear occupants more comfortable. The Corolla doesn’t offer rear vents.

The Civic’s available GPS navigation system has a real-time traffic update feature that offers alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service available in a limited number of metro areas.) The Corolla’s available navigation system doesn’t offer real-time traffic updates.

Bluetooth wireless connectivity is standard on the Civic, connecting the driver and passenger’s cell phones to the vehicle systems. This allows them to use the vehicle’s stereo and hand controls to place calls safely and easily. Bluetooth costs extra on the Corolla.

Economic Advantages Comparison

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The Civic will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. Kiplinger’s estimates that the Civic will retain a greater percentage of its original price after two and four years than the Corolla.

Civic

Corolla

Four Year

40% to 44%

39%

Two Year

52% to 58%

50%

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Civic is less expensive to operate than the Corolla because typical repairs cost less on the Civic than the Corolla, including $139 less for an alternator, $104 less for a starter, $112 less for fuel injection and $23 less for a timing belt/chain.

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