When we compare the Honda Civic Type R's and the Toyota Camry TRD's specifications and ratings, the Honda Civic Type R has the advantage in the areas of resale value, interior volume and base engine power. The Toyota Camry TRD 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 and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Honda Civic Type R's and the Toyota Camry TRD's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Camry TRD is a better car than the Honda Civic Type R.
Honda Civic Type R vs. Toyota Camry TRD Pricing
A used 2023 Honda Civic Type R ranges from $51,997 to $61,988 while a used 2023 Toyota Camry TRD is priced between $35,998 to $43,993. For a new model, the Honda Civic Type R's price is between $44,215 and $54,870, with the Toyota Camry TRD priced between $35,176 and $41,125.
Honda Civic Type R vs. Toyota Camry TRD Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Honda Civic Type R loses 36 percent of its value and the Toyota Camry TRD loses 40.7 percent of its value. This means the Honda Civic Type R retains 4.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Toyota Camry TRD.
Honda Civic Type R vs. Toyota Camry TRD Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda Civic is 8.6 out of 10 while the Toyota Camry's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Honda Civic being ranked 4 out of 28 Best Hatchbacks and the Toyota Camry being ranked 2 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars.
Honda Civic Type R vs. Toyota Camry TRD Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Honda Civic is 8.3 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 Type R’s base engine makes 315 horsepower, and the Toyota Camry TRD base engine makes 301 horsepower. The Type R is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 347 miles. The TRD is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 490 miles. This gives the Toyota Camry TRD the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Honda Civic Type R. The Type R uses premium unleaded, and the TRD uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Honda Civic Type R, a compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The Toyota Camry TRD, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of rear head room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Honda Civic Type R and the Toyota Camry TRD have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Toyota Camry TRD has the better rating with a Top Safety Pick+ award compared to the Honda Civic Type R’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