When buying a car, it is better to go for a car that you know is reliable and dependable. Honda Motors and Toyota have been manufacturing cars for decades. Both of these Japanese manufacturing giants have a long history of providing well-grounded and authentic cars. They have managed to stay ahead of the curve and deliver quality products.
Honda Civic and Toyota Camry are great options for the everyday sedan – the vehicle you use to get to and from work, to make long journeys etc. There are more than a few elements that both of the cars share and a fair few that are different.
As mentioned above, both cars are sedan – meaning you typical five-seater cars. They are not big like an SUV even a crossover SUV. Both of the cars have power steering which is also multifunctioning. They also have front fog lights, driver and passenger airbags and an adjustable exterior rear-view mirror. Speakers are present in the front and the back, so everyone can enjoy the music, regardless of where they are sitting. Bluetooth can be connected to both of the cars and they also have a touch screen entertainment system. Neither of the cars has internal storage nor a remote-control audio system. Both cars have a keyless entry system and voice control. They also have brake assist, child safety locks and an anti-lock braking system which helps to stop the car from skidding and reduced the distance it takes the car to come to stop.
While there are plenty of similarities, there is numerous difference that set them apart. For example, Honda Civic uses diesel while Toyota Camry uses petrol. The dimensions of the Toyota Camry are slightly more than that of the Honda Civic, making it bigger and heavier than its counterpart. The Camry’s curb weight – weight without passenger and cargo, is 1665 kg while the Civics’ curb weight is at 1353 kg. While the Toyota Camry has 3 zones of adjustable climate control, side airbags and more speakers, Honda Civic has hill assist – a feature that helps to maintain the brakes as you switch from brakes to acceleration, along with blind-spot monitors that help to detect vehicles at the side of the car. Further, Toyota Camry has a moon roof while the Honda Civic has a sunroof.
The biggest difference is the pricing. The manufacture suggested retail price of the Honda Civic is around $19,850 whereas Toyota Camry’s starting price is $24,425.
As seen above, some great features are present in both of the cars – some elements are shared and are common between the two while some are unique to one and not available in the other. Both the cars have a similar level of safety features and while Toyota Camry has a better performance element, Honda Civic is far more affordable, therefore it seems to be a draw between the two.
To know which car is better suited for you, it depends on what you are looking for. Do you prefer a slightly bigger vehicle with more storage space? Then, the Toyota Camry is a better fit. Do you want a car with a diesel engine? Then the Honda Civic is the better choice. However, the biggest deciding factor is usually the total cost of the price. Along with the actual cost, you have to add insurance, etc. which can make the overall cost rise more than expected. If you are on a tighter budget, you can go for Honda Civic.
Before coming to a final decision, it is strongly recommended that you take the Toyota Camry and Honda Civic test drive to see which you are more comfortable with. As great as online research is, nothing beats sitting in the car and taking it for a spin to see if it is the car for you. Don’t forget to make an appointment with the car dealership to make sure your preferred car is available and ready for a test run.