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4-Door Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $13,658 $14,810
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,392 $15,610
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,447 $16,760
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,181 $17,560
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,235 $18,710
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $17,969 $19,510
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,437 $21,110
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $21,042 $22,860
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $13,842 $15,010
4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,575 $15,810
4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,630 $16,960
4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,364 $17,760
4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,235 $18,710
4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $17,969 $19,510
4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $19,803 $21,510
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
4-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $21,409 $23,260
4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,174 $24,590
4-Door Manual Si Mugen 21 29 $27,132 $29,500
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 40 45 $20,803 $22,600
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan w/Navi 40 45 $22,408 $24,350
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4-Door Sedan Manual (Natl)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $14,352 $15,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic 27 35 $15,100 $16,150
4-Door Sedan Manual S 26 35 $15,023 $16,420
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 27 35 $15,326 $16,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 27 35 $15,783 $17,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 27 35 $16,149 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 22 30 $17,256 $18,860
4-Door Sedan Automatic XRS 22 30 $18,345 $20,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,842
$14,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,010
$15,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Honda Civic sedan rates well for safety, handling and green options, with only a few complaints about its rear-seat access. The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 36.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.9 92.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
51.0 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 178.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 16.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.67 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 17.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2628 2723
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6300 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 30
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sdn Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.39 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 0.94
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8

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