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2009 Honda Civic

2009 Toyota Corolla

  2009 Honda Civic Sdn LX 2009 Toyota Corolla
MSRP
$15,505
$15,350
Invoice $14,296 $14,352
MPG
City/Highway
21/36 22/35
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Honda Civic lineup rates well for safety, handling, and overall frugality, though those who plan to carry cargo or frequent backseat passengers should look elsewhere. Read Full Review The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Energetic engines
  • Excellent manual transmissions
  • Reputation for reliability
  • Fuel economy

Dislikes:

  • Swoopy styling cuts into headroom
  • Backseat hard to enter
  • Ride can get busy

Likes:

  • Quieter than before
  • More comfortable than outgoing version
  • XRS edition is reasonably sporty
  • High assembly quality
  • Enviable reputation for reliability

Dislikes:

  • Cheap interior on base models
  • Cabin very tight for five adults
  • Dull-looking
  • Four-speed automatic on most models
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