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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
No Data Available
2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
MSRP
$24,400
Invoice
$22,950
Average Price Paid
$22,947
8,964 listings nationwide

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1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
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2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
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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
2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,273
16 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...

2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

Honda is ready to retire the 10th-generation Civic, one of the groundbreaking versions in the nameplate's long and storied history. From its polarizing design and three body styles to ...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 5
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

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

1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
Guru52VPX 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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tempest350 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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Kéven 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

2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
--
32 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
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 Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags -- Optional
Curtain Airbags -- Optional
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
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Optional --
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
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 -- 985 lbs
Exterior
Length 161.8 in 182.7 in
Width 64.8 in 70.9 in
Height 53.2 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 93.7 in 106.3 in

Available Options

1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
2021 Honda Civic
EX FWD

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