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1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
No Data Available
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
MSRP
$23,500
Invoice
$21,831
Average Price Paid
$21,093
5,242 listings nationwide

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1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
No Data Available
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
No Data Available

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,110
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,839
41 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...

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...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

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."
115
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

25
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
10
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."

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 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
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
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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