Honda Civic vs Honda Prelude Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
MSRP
$23,500
Invoice
$21,831
Average Price Paid
$21,084
6,711 listings nationwide

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2001 Honda Prelude
2 Dr STD Coupe
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EX FWD
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2 Dr STD Coupe
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,878
56 listings nationwide

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2001 Honda Prelude
2 Dr STD Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,040
7 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

The tenth-generation Civic has been out since 2016, and for 2019, Honda makes only minor tweaks to this compact car's winning formula of style, value, and performance. Lots of cars are...

2001 Honda Prelude
2 Dr STD Coupe

The 2001 Honda Prelude still has the same design from 1997, so it looks kind of boring now. But, the twin cam and VTEC engine makes a great motorcyle-like revving noise that sounds rea...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
30
writes:
Clean, sporty, hi tech, well built. Young persons vehicle tho...
writes:
Power Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Sport FWD better.
"The 2.0T is noticeably more powerful, although the 1.5T in the civic is definitely adequate. I much prefer the 10-speed auto in the 2-liter accord vs the CVT in the 1.5-liter accords and civic."
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Mazda MAZDA3 better.
"Cleaner design, does not have ugly Honda chrome bar and the huge fake vents that only Honda designers seem to love."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Mazda MAZDA3 better.
"It just looks so much better both exterior and interior wise."
2001 Honda Prelude
2 Dr STD Coupe
45
2001 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD CoupeReview:

Amazing Car! — This is an awesome car. I cannot say enough about the Prelude. I've been after a clean/stock Prelu...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD CoupeReview:

I Am Extremely Impressed By Its Power And Looks — I like this cars power and looks and how I can tune it to my personal driving standards. I also like...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2001 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD CoupeReview:

Great Bachelor Car Or For Someone With No Kids. — i love that its small and has amazing handling and you can add lots of mods to it. but back seat won...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Specs

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
2001 Honda Prelude
2 Dr STD Coupe
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
32 MPG
19 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
42 MPG
24 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12.4 gal 15 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
174 hp @ 6,000 RPM
200 hp @ 7,000 RPM
200 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Torque
162 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
156 lb-ft @ 5,250 RPM
156 lb-ft @ 5,250 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.6:1
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Displacement
1,500 cc
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.87 in x 3.52 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional --
Curtain Airbags Optional --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player -- Standard
CD Changer -- Optional
Cassette Player -- Optional
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional --
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 43 in
Back Legroom 37.4 in 28.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.1 cu ft 8.7 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 182.3 in 178 in
Width 70.8 in 69 in
Height 55.7 in 51.8 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 101.8 in

Available Options

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Molten Lava Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Rallye Red
2001 Honda Prelude
2 Dr STD Coupe

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