Toyota Corolla 2004 vs Honda Civic 2005

Toyota Corolla
2004 - 2005
Honda Civic
2005 - 2008
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.8 Petrol1.8 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 192 HP140 HP
Torque: 180 NM175 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.4 seconds8.9 seconds
Toyota Corolla is more dynamic to drive.
Toyota Corolla engine produces 52 HP more power than Honda Civic, whereas torque is 5 NM more than Honda Civic. Thanks to more power Toyota Corolla reaches 100 km/h speed 0.5 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 8.36.4
Real fuel consumption: 8.7 l/100km7.7 l/100km
The Honda Civic is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Toyota Corolla consumes 1.9 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Honda Civic, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Toyota Corolla could require 285 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Toyota Corolla consumes 1 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Honda Civic.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres50 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 660 km in combined cycle780 km in combined cycle
820 km on highway900 km on highway
630 km with real consumption640 km with real consumption
Honda Civic gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Average engine lifespan: 280'000 km390'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Honda Civic engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 12 years9 years
Engine spread: Used also on Toyota CelicaUsed also on Honda FR-V
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Toyota Corolla might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.20 m4.25 m
Width: 1.71 m1.76 m
Height: 1.46 m1.46 m
Toyota Corolla is smaller.
Toyota Corolla is 5 cm shorter than the Honda Civic, 5 cm narrower the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: no data455 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data1350 litres
Turning diameter: 10.2 meters11 meters
The turning circle of the Toyota Corolla is 0.8 metres less than that of the Honda Civic, which means Toyota Corolla can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`2001`750
Safety: no data

above average
Toyota Corolla has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Honda Civic has serious deffects in 20 percent more cases than Toyota Corolla, so Toyota Corolla quality is probably better
Average price (€): 20002200
Rating in user reviews: 8.4/10 7.8/10
Pros and Cons: Toyota Corolla has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
  • higher ratings in user reviews
  • lower price
Honda Civic has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • longer expected engine lifespan
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