In comparing the Honda Civic Si's and the Toyota Camry SE's specifications and ratings, the Honda Civic Si has the advantage in the area of resale value. The Toyota Camry SE has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Honda Civic Si's and the Toyota Camry SE's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Camry SE is a better car than the Honda Civic Si.
Honda Civic Si vs. Toyota Camry SE Pricing
A used 2023 Honda Civic Si ranges from $30,923 to $36,985 while a used 2023 Toyota Camry SE is priced between $27,387 to $34,892. For a new model, the Honda Civic Si's price is between $29,231 and $32,088, with the Toyota Camry SE priced between $29,023 and $33,691.
Honda Civic Si vs. Toyota Camry SE Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Honda Civic Si loses 30.4 percent of its value and the Toyota Camry SE loses 40.7 percent of its value. This means the Honda Civic Si retains 10.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Toyota Camry SE.
Honda Civic Si vs. Toyota Camry SE 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.
Honda Civic Si vs. Toyota Camry SE 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 Honda Civic Si’s base engine makes 200 horsepower, and the Toyota Camry SE base engine makes 203 horsepower. The Si is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 459 miles. The SE is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 616 miles. This gives the Toyota Camry SE the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Honda Civic Si. The Si uses premium unleaded, and the SE uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Toyota Camry SE, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Honda Civic Si, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front leg room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Honda Civic Si and the Toyota Camry SE have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Toyota Camry SE has the better rating with a Top Safety Pick+ award compared to the Honda Civic Si’s Top Safety Pick award.
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