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Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Honda Civic 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Civics, 8.6 months of data per Civic, average 8300 miles
2015 Toyota Corolla 8
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Corollas, 8.8 months of data per Corolla, average 10300 miles

 

2014 Honda Civic 15
12.8571428571% 12.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Civics, 10.2 months of data per Civic, average 12700 miles
2014 Toyota Corolla 5
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Corollas, 8.8 months of data per Corolla, average 21500 miles

 

2013 Honda Civic 4
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  63 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 25900 miles
2013 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Corollas, 7.2 months of data per Corolla, average 40200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2012 Honda Civic 18
10.7142857143% 10.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  68 Civics, 8.9 months of data per Civic, average 46400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2012 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Corollas, 6.3 months of data per Corolla, average 43500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2011 Honda Civic 17
6.32653061224% 6.32653061224% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Civics, 10.0 months of data per Civic, average 53700 miles
2011 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Corollas, 8.0 months of data per Corolla, average 44500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2010 Honda Civic 21
8.57142857143% 8.57142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Civics, 9.7 months of data per Civic, average 67500 miles
2010 Toyota Corolla 28
18.5714285714% 18.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  61 Corollas, 9.0 months of data per Corolla, average 70100 miles

 

2009 Honda Civic 28
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  64 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 78800 miles
2009 Toyota Corolla 24
4.94505494505% 4.94505494505% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 Corollas, 8.0 months of data per Corolla, average 80400 miles

 

2008 Honda Civic 37
19.2307692308% 19.2307692308% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  66 Civics, 9.7 months of data per Civic, average 93600 miles
2008 Toyota Corolla 31
12.6373626374% 12.6373626374% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Corollas, 9.4 months of data per Corolla, average 94200 miles

 

2007 Honda Civic 34
13.8961038961% 13.8961038961% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  64 Civics, 8.4 months of data per Civic, average 111800 miles
2007 Toyota Corolla 55
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Corollas, 8.1 months of data per Corolla, average 102700 miles

 

2006 Honda Civic 43
20.9359605911% 20.9359605911% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  71 Civics, 8.2 months of data per Civic, average 125500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2006 Toyota Corolla 19
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Corollas, 8.9 months of data per Corolla, average 116300 miles

 

2005 Honda Civic 63
34.8214285714% 34.8214285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Civics, 8.5 months of data per Civic, average 129700 miles
2005 Toyota Corolla 30
5.35714285714% 5.35714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Corollas, 9.1 months of data per Corolla, average 147200 miles

 

2004 Honda Civic 64
32.3529411765% 32.3529411765% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Civics, 8.4 months of data per Civic, average 142800 miles
2004 Toyota Corolla 44
15.5462184874% 15.5462184874% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Corollas, 8.1 months of data per Corolla, average 148500 miles

 

2003 Honda Civic 74
32.7838827839% 32.7838827839% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Civics, 10.1 months of data per Civic, average 140100 miles
2003 Toyota Corolla 69
29.1208791209% 29.1208791209% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Corollas, 9.7 months of data per Corolla, average 155700 miles

 

2002 Honda Civic 56
19.5970695971% 19.5970695971% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Civics, 9.1 months of data per Civic, average 126500 miles
2002 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Corollas, 10.4 months of data per Corolla, average 123200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Honda Civic 97
49.6336996337% 49.6336996337% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Civics, 9.4 months of data per Civic, average 160400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2001 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Corollas, 8.0 months of data per Corolla, average 170300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla Reliability Comparisons

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Honda Civic

Honda Civic Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
This is my fourth Civic and they have proven reliability.
2011 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
no problems
2010 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
bulletproof reliability
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Remains to be seen. Bought on basis of good reputation for this car.
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
excellent
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Reliable car.
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
There are many good cars in this regard, but Honda is again one of the leaders, as well as having the least expensive parts for maintenance and repair, according to a CAA Survey a couple of years ago.
2008 2dr Coupe 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
It is a low maintenance, low cost to own, and long lasting small vehicle that can be driven "worry free".
2008 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
does what it is supposed to do
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
I have put over 33,000 miles on it in the last 15 months, no maintenance beyond oil/filter changes & a set of new tires.
Honda Civic Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
clutch should not go out in 9k miles
2007 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
little things go wrong
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Had an oil leak at 27,000 miles that required warranty work. It was a known problem. On returning home I found the engine grounding strap had not been reattached.
2007 2dr Coupe 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Came off the lot with many rattles and squeaks. Had to have both rear bearings replaced and had a third gear issue. Had to have transmission rebuilt to repair 3rd gear.
2006 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Major rear suspension problems that Honda refused to correct under Warranty. Definately my last Honda. I had to replace the rear control arms out of my own pocket
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have given it a thrashing and nothing has broken. It is a Toyota so it probably wont be breaking any time soon. Interior components arent top of the line, but they are tough. Seat is firm and will likely last a good while.
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
60000 miles on odometer, only regular oil and oil filter changes (every 5000-6000 miles ) and air filter (once) so far. Start in the morning and then keep going
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The most reliable car in its category.
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
This will be the 5TH Toyota that I have owned and all of them have given great service & reliability
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Nothing has broken yet, even after hitting a snow bank it was able to drive 15km home.
2008 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Not a single problem yet (1 year)
2008 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
As I said before... the reliability and durability of this car has amazed me so far - 70K miles and 5 years.
2007 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Corolla has proven to be the most reliable car in Canada for many years. I owned other Toyotas before and was exteremly happy with the cost of ownership over a long period of time.
2007 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Bullet-proof reputation, ease & cost of maintenance
2006 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Owned for two years now, no repairs!
Toyota Corolla Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Had lots of wear on car and recent Toyota reliability reports made it risky to buy a Toyota even though I had reliable Toyota for years. Might buy one again when their are stable reliablity trend.
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I am concerned about the EPS and the new engine design. Although some have disliked the EPS, the jury is still out for me. Plus, will it be reliable long-term? Also, I have read about some oil consumption problems. Hmm ...