When we compare the 2020 Honda Civic's and the 2020 Toyota Camry's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and resale value. The 2020 Toyota Camry has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Honda Civic's and the 2020 Toyota Camry's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Toyota Camry is a better car than the 2020 Honda Civic.
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Toyota Camry Pricing
A used 2020 Honda Civic ranges from $19,493 to $26,994 while a used 2020 Toyota Camry is priced between $19,884 to $30,987.
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Toyota Camry Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Honda Civic loses 30.4 percent of its value and the 2020 Toyota Camry loses 40.7 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Honda Civic retains 10.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Toyota Camry.
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Toyota Camry Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda Civic is 9.0 out of 10 while the Toyota Camry's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Honda Civic being ranked 3 out of 26 Best Compact Cars and the Toyota Camry being ranked 2 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars.
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Toyota Camry Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Honda Civic is 8.8 out of 10. For the Toyota Camry the reliability rating is 9.0 out of 10. This gives the Toyota Camry a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Honda Civic.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 Honda Civic’s base engine makes 158 horsepower, and the 2020 Toyota Camry base engine makes 203 horsepower. The Civic is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 446 miles. The Camry is rated to deliver an average of 34 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 595 miles. This gives the 2020 Toyota Camry the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 Honda Civic. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2020 Toyota Camry, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The 2020 Honda Civic, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2020 Honda Civic and the 2020 Toyota Camry have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.
Although the longstanding rivalry between the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry
midsize sedans is well documented, a surprising number of buyers cross-shop the
latter against the smaller Civic. While front-seat dimensions are surprisingly
similar, the Camry offers significantly more rear-seat space than the Civic. The
Toyota has more cargo space, too, though the Civic hatchback evens the playing
field. However, what the Civic lacks in size, it makes up for in maneuverability,
flexibility, and efficiency. The Camry is available with all-wheel drive, more
powerful standard engines—including a V6 option—and as a fuel-efficient hybrid.
However, the Civic’s gasoline-powered 4-cylinder engines are more economical
than the Camry’s. Also, with its available manual transmission—not to mention
the Civic Si and Type R performance variants—the Civic has a sporting flair that
even the surprisingly good Camry TRD simply can’t match. All of this
notwithstanding, if price is the single most important factor, the Civic has a clear