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2009 Honda Civic 2009 Hyundai Elantra 2009 Toyota Corolla
     
DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Manual Coupe
  • DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Coupe
  • DX-VP Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Sedan
  • DX-VP Automatic Sedan
  • LX Manual Coupe
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Coupe
  • LX-S Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Sedan
  • LX-S Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX Manual Sedan
  • EX Automatic Coupe
  • EX Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe with Leather
  • EX-L Manual Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • EX Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Leather
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan
  • Si Manual Coupe
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires
  • EX Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan
  • Si Manual Sedan with Summer Tires
  • EX Manual Coupe with Navigation & Leather
  • EX-L Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Navigation & Leather
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation & Summer Tires
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation and Summer Tires
4dr Sdn Man GLS
  • 4dr Sdn Man GLS
  • 4dr Sdn Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn Auto GLS PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn Man SE
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SE PZEV
4dr Sdn Man (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LE (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LE (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LE (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XLE (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XLE (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XLE (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Man XRS (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man XRS (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man XRS (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XRS (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XRS (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XRS (SE)

Prices

MSRP $15,505 $14,120 $15,350
Invoice $14,296 $13,735 $14,352
Avg. Paid $8,903 $7,814 $9,241

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.4 8.1
Critics' Rating 9.5 9.0 8.2
Performance 8.3 7.6 7.7
Interior 8.2 8.2 7.4
Operating Cost 8.3 8.3 8.3
Safety 9.3 8.4 8.9
Reliability 3.0 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Above-average reliability rating
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Quality interior
  • Smooth, quiet ride
  • Comfortable, spacious seats
  • High reliability score
  • Good gas mileage
  • Comfortable seating
  • More standard features than the competition
  • Well-constructed interior
  • Good reliability and safety ratings
Cons
  • Tight second row
  • Few standard features on base model
  • Below-average safety ratings
  • Not as sporty as the competition

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 1.8L/110
MPG 26 City / 34 Hwy 24 City / 33 Hwy 26 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 104.3 102.4
Length, Overall (in) 176.7 177.4 178.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0 69.9 69.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 58.3 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2630 2723 2723

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.9 97.9 92.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.0 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 43.5 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 55.6 54.8
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 54.2 53.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.6 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 35.0 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 55.1 54.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 54.0 43.9
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.0 14.2 16.6

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Optional Optional Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Optional Optional Standard
MP3 Player Optional Optional Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Optional
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Optional
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/121 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 140 @ 6300 138 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 128 @ 4300 136 @ 4600 128 @ 4400
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.8 33.9 35.6

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 33 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard