- Oct 11, 1999
Originally posted by: Kelvrick
Doesn't EPA rate the corolla at 32/41 with the manual and 30/38 with an automatic? The civic sedan is 30/38 with the manual and 30/40 with the auto. Kind of a crapshoot with the MPG. Corolla still wins with the manual with the civic having a better 5 over the corolla 4.
The GF has a 2006 corolla and its a very nice car. Yea, the new civic is a lot better but then it'll probably cost you more too as dealers are less likely to haggle. If you can wait, maybe see what Toyota brings next year and you might like that even more. That, or get an awesome deal on an 06 corolla.
Aside from that, go drive the cars yourself and see what you like. Take a look at the Matrix too for functionality. Then you have the Fit, Versa, and the Yaris.
yeah mpg benefit is only automatic, which is more popular anyways.
Sticker for sticker or invoice for invoice, the civic probably does not cost significantly more when you consider the total package including options/features. If you start adding in ABS and side airbags, the price difference will shrink.
And keep in mind there are features you can't get on the corolla regardless of trim, such as the 5 speed auto tranny and much better suspension technology.
but yes the market price for corolla will be lower than civic. I am not in market for either car so it's up the buyer to determine what the actual market price difference is, and if the civic's better features and technology is worth it.