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Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Toyota Corolla   19 Corollas, 4.8 months of data per Corolla, average 6300 miles

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2013 Honda Civic 47 Civics, 9.0 months of data per Civic, average 6700 miles14
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota Corolla   13 Corollas, 9.8 months of data per Corolla, average 14500 miles

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2012 Honda Civic 81 Civics, 9.6 months of data per Civic, average 26500 miles

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0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Honda Civic   23 Civics, 10.0 months of data per Civic, average 32800 miles

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2011 Toyota Corolla   17 Corollas, 8.2 months of data per Corolla, average 30300 miles

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2010 Honda Civic 40 Civics, 9.0 months of data per Civic, average 43300 miles13
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2010 Toyota Corolla 65 Corollas, 8.8 months of data per Corolla, average 48100 miles15
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2009 Honda Civic 64 Civics, 8.8 months of data per Civic, average 56000 miles11
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2009 Toyota Corolla 42 Corollas, 8.8 months of data per Corolla, average 69600 miles36
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda Civic 87 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 77300 miles32
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota Corolla   16 Corollas, 10.0 months of data per Corolla, average 68500 miles

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2007 Honda Civic 70 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 88200 miles42
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota Corolla   20 Corollas, 9.2 months of data per Corolla, average 82000 miles

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2006 Honda Civic 67 Civics, 8.8 months of data per Civic, average 110100 miles

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20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Toyota Corolla 25 Corollas, 10.0 months of data per Corolla, average 92600 miles14
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2005 Honda Civic 29 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 102200 miles33
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2005 Toyota Corolla 33 Corollas, 8.7 months of data per Corolla, average 107900 miles21
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2004 Honda Civic 43 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 133500 miles45
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2004 Toyota Corolla   13 Corollas, 7.8 months of data per Corolla, average 106500 miles

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2003 Honda Civic 43 Civics, 7.0 months of data per Civic, average 124500 miles51
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2003 Toyota Corolla 37 Corollas, 8.8 months of data per Corolla, average 140600 miles59
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2002 Honda Civic 48 Civics, 8.3 months of data per Civic, average 138300 miles69
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2002 Toyota Corolla   13 Corollas, 7.8 months of data per Corolla, average 114400 miles

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2001 Honda Civic 32 Civics, 8.9 months of data per Civic, average 159400 miles

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2001 Toyota Corolla   18 Corollas, 8.6 months of data per Corolla, average 154800 miles

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2000 Honda Civic 28 Civics, 8.6 months of data per Civic, average 136500 miles50
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2000 Toyota Corolla   15 Corollas, 7.2 months of data per Corolla, average 161200 miles

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1999 Honda Civic 25 Civics, 7.9 months of data per Civic, average 163200 miles55
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1999 Toyota Corolla   15 Corollas, 8.4 months of data per Corolla, average 148300 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Honda Civic

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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
2008 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Built well and appears to be solid at 10000 miles.
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 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.
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
They have a well-deserved excellent reputation. I had one several years ago and it just kept going. Sold it with 134k with the original clutch. Replaced the water pump, a dash switch, and the horn in eleven years.
2008 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
does what it is supposed to do
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 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.
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.
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
Nothing has broken yet, even after hitting a snow bank it was able to drive 15km home.
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
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.
2008 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Not a single problem yet (1 year)
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
5-speed manual FWD
Rock solid....have owned it for almost 4 years now and haven't invested anything into it other than oil changes, a set of tires and washer fluid.
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 ...