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Honda Civic vs. Toyota Prius c Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Honda Civic or Toyota Prius c 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 Prius c truly differ in reliability.

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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 Honda Civic 27 Civics, 4.8 months of data per Civic, average 3400 miles0
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Honda Civic 50 Civics, 9.9 months of data per Civic, average 11200 miles7
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota Prius c 38 Prius cs, 9.1 months of data per Prius c, average 16900 miles3
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Honda Civic 84 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 32100 miles

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14
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Toyota Prius c 53 Prius cs, 9.6 months of data per Prius c, average 31400 miles9
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Honda Civic 25 Civics, 9.6 months of data per Civic, average 36900 miles10
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda Civic 43 Civics, 9.5 months of data per Civic, average 53000 miles23
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Honda Civic 67 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 61900 miles27
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda Civic 78 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 83700 miles25
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda Civic 71 Civics, 8.6 months of data per Civic, average 92300 miles33
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Honda Civic 63 Civics, 9.2 months of data per Civic, average 119100 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Honda Civic 32 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 110300 miles43
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Honda Civic 42 Civics, 8.0 months of data per Civic, average 138400 miles43
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Honda Civic 35 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 126600 miles52
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Honda Civic 47 Civics, 8.9 months of data per Civic, average 133300 miles58
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Honda Civic 33 Civics, 9.5 months of data per Civic, average 160400 miles

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20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Honda Civic 27 Civics, 8.0 months of data per Civic, average 135600 miles55
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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1999 Honda Civic   18 Civics, 5.7 months of data per Civic, average 163500 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
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
 

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