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Honda Civic vs. Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport Reliability Comparisons

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

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Honda Civic and Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Honda Civic and the Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 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 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 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  
2013 Honda Civic 40 Civics, 5.8 months of data per Civic, average 4200 miles10
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Subaru Impreza 59 Imprezas, 8.0 months of data per Impreza, average 9700 miles5
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Honda Civic 87 Civics, 9.1 months of data per Civic, average 21400 miles

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18
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Subaru Impreza 58 Imprezas, 10.1 months of data per Impreza, average 18000 miles

Impreza redesigned for this model year.
12
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Subaru WRX / STI   15 WRX / STIs, 10.7 months of data per WRX / STI, average 17100 miles

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2011 Honda Civic   24 Civics, 10.5 months of data per Civic, average 28400 miles

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2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 49 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.2 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 25300 miles37
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda Civic 41 Civics, 8.4 months of data per Civic, average 37300 miles10
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 25 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 10.5 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 47900 miles27
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Honda Civic 74 Civics, 8.2 months of data per Civic, average 50900 miles24
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 32 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.8 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 50300 miles42
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda Civic 88 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 67600 miles27
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 38 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 8.5 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 67900 miles

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44
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda Civic 77 Civics, 8.9 months of data per Civic, average 84000 miles42
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   19 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 7.3 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 68900 miles

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2006 Honda Civic 84 Civics, 8.1 months of data per Civic, average 99400 miles

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32
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 32 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.0 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 77100 miles46
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Honda Civic 33 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 98400 miles50
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 55 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.7 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 97800 miles79
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Honda Civic 43 Civics, 8.8 months of data per Civic, average 121000 miles41
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 25 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.3 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 109900 miles72
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Honda Civic 40 Civics, 7.8 months of data per Civic, average 125300 miles50
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   17 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 7.5 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 123400 miles

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2002 Honda Civic 44 Civics, 8.8 months of data per Civic, average 139300 miles75
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 27 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.0 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 110400 miles44
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Honda Civic 36 Civics, 8.0 months of data per Civic, average 156900 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
87
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Honda Civic 29 Civics, 8.3 months of data per Civic, average 133600 miles50
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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1999 Honda Civic 27 Civics, 7.4 months of data per Civic, average 151900 miles72
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Honda Civic

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What Our Members Are Saying about Honda Civic Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Honda Civic: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
no problems
2011 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
This is my fourth Civic and they have proven reliability.
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
excellent
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.
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
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
Built well and appears to be solid at 10000 miles.
Reliability and Durability of the Honda Civic: 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 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.
2007 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
little things go wrong
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

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