Compare 1997 Honda Civic vs 1997 Toyota Corolla

1997 Honda Civic
1997 Toyota Corolla
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2-Door Coupe DX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic 2-Door Coupe DX Automatic 29 35 $11,914 $13,280
Civic 2-Door Coupe DX Manual 32 38 $11,017 $12,280
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX "A" Automatic w/ABS 28 35 $14,938 $16,650
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX Automatic 28 35 $14,400 $16,050
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX Manual 30 36 $13,682 $15,250
Civic 2-Door Coupe HX CVT 34 38 $12,920 $14,400
Civic 2-Door Coupe HX Manual 37 44 $12,022 $13,400
Civic 3-Door HB CX Automatic 29 35 $10,834 $11,550
Civic 3-Door HB CX Manual 32 38 $9,896 $10,550
Civic 3-Door HB DX Automatic 29 35 $11,484 $12,800
Civic 3-Door HB DX Manual 32 38 $10,587 $11,800
Civic 4-Door Sedan DX Automatic 29 35 $12,053 $13,435
Civic 4-Door Sedan DX Manual 32 38 $11,335 $12,635
Civic 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic 28 35 $15,503 $17,280
Civic 4-Door Sedan EX Manual 30 36 $14,785 $16,480
Civic 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic 29 35 $13,616 $15,450
Civic 4-Door Sedan LX Manual 32 38 $12,898 $14,650
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4-Door Sedan Base Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Base Automatic 25 29 $12,373 $13,498
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Base Manual 31 35 $11,914 $12,998
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CE Automatic 25 29 $12,373 $13,498
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CE Manual 31 35 $11,914 $12,998
Corolla 4-Door Sedan DX Automatic 27 34 $13,273 $14,988
Corolla 4-Door Sedan DX Manual 29 35 $12,566 $14,188
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,914
$12,373
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,280
$13,498
Monthly Payment Estimate
$221 / month
$225 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 54.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.8 53.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 51.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.2 89.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
175.1 172.0
Height, Overall (in)
54.1 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.2 97.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 12.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.38 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.5 x .83 10.0 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 32.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P175/65R14
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P175/65R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2337 2392
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 6.1
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
103 @ 4600 105 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
106 @ 6200 100 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.954 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.468 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.357 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.638 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.600 2.81
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
0.926 1.00
Trans Type
4 3
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Indepenent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA

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