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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
No Data Available
2018 Honda Civic
EX
MSRP
$21,340
Invoice
$19,832
Average Price Paid
$19,667
7,149 listings nationwide

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1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
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2018 Honda Civic
EX
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,110
2018 Honda Civic
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,840
65 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe

Toyota dropped the 4-door Tercel sedan for 1998, leaving only the 2-door sedan. The remaining Tercel model did get a small makeover, including a new grille, front fascia, tail lamps, r...

2018 Honda Civic
EX
Kyree Williams Preview:

The classic Honda Civic is easily one of the most important cars on the market, so when Honda released a downgraded version in 2012, the company disappointed buys as competitor models ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
writes:
Driving a 98 auto, 4 speed at the moment. Cheap on gas, reliable, works like a champ at 270k. Replaced rear s...
Looks/Style Ranked 1985 Toyota Van better.
"The 1984 to 1989 North American toyota van is the godess of all mini vans."
95
1998 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr CE CoupeReview:

The 98 Tercel Was One Of The Best Cars I Have Ever Owned. — I used to own a 1998 Toyota Tercel, and if you do find one for sale you might want to consider it. M...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr CE CoupeReview:

Termobile — very good car i really like it because is black and i have a spoiler on the back. But its not a beau...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2018 Honda Civic
EX
20
writes:
Good variant of the Civic. Nice design, decent power, and the best part is that Si is only available in manua...
Power Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"RWD delivery, 50/50 front rear weight distribution, and low mounted engine combined make the BRZ feel more responsive. "
Handling Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"See above. "
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"The BRZ is designed as its own platform, with classic sports car styling (longish hood, beefy rear fenders, no-nonsense interior). The Si is nice, but because its shared with its lesser Civic stablemates, feels less special as a sports car than the BRZ. "
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"The BRZ Limited offers leather + suede look seats, well bolstered. While the Sis seats are OK, no leather option did not sit well with me (pun intended). "
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD worse.
"The Si has usable back seats; the BRZs are for packages or people you dislike only. "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD worse.
"Si comes in hatch variant with offers greater cargo options vs. BRZ."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD worse.
"Functional rear seats and great platform overall. "
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"I did buy the BRZ over the Si because it felt more special since it was designed as an affordable sports car, period. No shared platform with lesser models. Also, its reliability rating in Consumer Reports was superior to the Hondas. "
30
writes:
beautiful car with lots more room than the camry, but lacked style and a 2018-feel.
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Toyota Camry SE worse.
"definitely more room in the trunk which is great if you have a family and your kids play sports or if you like taking road trips. but i would rather take a long road trip in the camry. "
Family Car Ranked 2018 Toyota Camry SE better.
"feels like a lot more upgrades are available on the Camry thats not available on the civic"

Specs

1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
2018 Honda Civic
EX
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
25 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
35 MPG
30 MPG
40 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
93 hp @ 5,400 RPM
93 hp @ 5,400 RPM
158 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
100 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
100 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
138 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
--
10.8:1
Displacement
1,500 cc
1,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
3.39 in x 3.38 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Side Driver 3 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 4 stars --
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 -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional --
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 31.9 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 9.3 cu ft 15.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 942 lbs
Exterior
Length 161.8 in 182.3 in
Width 64.8 in 70.8 in
Height 53.2 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 93.7 in 106.3 in

Available Options

1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
2018 Honda Civic
EX

Exterior Colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Burgundy Night Pearl
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Rallye Red
  • White Orchid Pearl

Option Packages

  • Side Underbody Spoiler
  • Wheels: 17" Alloy

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