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Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. 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, 6.9 months of data per Civic, average 6500 miles
2015 Toyota Corolla 5
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Corollas, 7.8 months of data per Corolla, average 8000 miles

 

2014 Honda Civic 14
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Civics, 10.1 months of data per Civic, average 10600 miles
2014 Toyota Corolla 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Corollas, 9.4 months of data per Corolla, average 18200 miles

 

2013 Honda Civic 4
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  61 Civics, 9.2 months of data per Civic, average 23100 miles
2013 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Corollas, 7.5 months of data per Corolla, average 39300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2012 Honda Civic 18
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  74 Civics, 9.0 months of data per Civic, average 44100 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2011 Honda Civic 21
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Civics, 9.8 months of data per Civic, average 51800 miles
2011 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Corollas, 8.5 months of data per Corolla, average 42800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2010 Honda Civic 14
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 65100 miles
2010 Toyota Corolla 29
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  66 Corollas, 9.4 months of data per Corolla, average 67800 miles

 

2009 Honda Civic 26
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  65 Civics, 10.0 months of data per Civic, average 76700 miles
2009 Toyota Corolla 24
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Corollas, 8.3 months of data per Corolla, average 79300 miles

 

2008 Honda Civic 35
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  72 Civics, 9.5 months of data per Civic, average 89600 miles
2008 Toyota Corolla 25
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Corollas, 9.6 months of data per Corolla, average 91900 miles

 

2007 Honda Civic 25
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  65 Civics, 8.9 months of data per Civic, average 108900 miles
2007 Toyota Corolla 46
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Corollas, 8.7 months of data per Corolla, average 101600 miles

 

2006 Honda Civic 41
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  72 Civics, 8.6 months of data per Civic, average 123100 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2006 Toyota Corolla 22
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Corollas, 8.9 months of data per Corolla, average 112300 miles

 

2005 Honda Civic 57
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 125900 miles
2005 Toyota Corolla 34
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Corollas, 8.8 months of data per Corolla, average 142800 miles

 

2004 Honda Civic 68
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Civics, 8.3 months of data per Civic, average 142400 miles
2004 Toyota Corolla 36
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Corollas, 8.7 months of data per Corolla, average 143100 miles

 

2003 Honda Civic 73
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 136100 miles
2003 Toyota Corolla 62
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Corollas, 9.7 months of data per Corolla, average 155100 miles

 

2002 Honda Civic 56
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Civics, 9.6 months of data per Civic, average 125100 miles
2002 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Corollas, 9.8 months of data per Corolla, average 121600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Honda Civic 92
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Civics, 9.0 months of data per Civic, average 161600 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2001 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Corollas, 9.7 months of data per Corolla, average 170900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2000 Honda Civic   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Civics, 4.4 months of data per Civic, average 148800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla Reliability Comparisons

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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
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
5-speed manual FWD
Established history of reliable vehicles.
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 ...