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1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,110
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,396

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...

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
George Kennedy Preview:

Say the phrase “compact car,” and what’s the first vehicle to come to mind? There’s a good chance it’s either a Toyota Corolla or this car, the Honda Civic. Both are cornerstones of a ...

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."
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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

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
27 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
35 MPG
42 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
174 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
100 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
100 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
--
10.6:1
Displacement
1,500 cc
1,500 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
2.87 in x 3.52 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
Driver Power Seats -- 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
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
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

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