Honda Cars of Katy Compares 2017 Honda Civic Sedan VS 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Near Katy, TX

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2017 Honda Civic Sedan

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2017 Chevrolet Camaro

Safety Comparison

Using vehicle speed sensors and seat sensors, smart airbags in the Civic deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The Civic’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The Camaro’s side airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

The Civic has standard whiplash protection, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the whiplash protection system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Camaro doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Civic offers optional Collision Mitigation Braking System, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Camaro doesn't offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.

The Civic’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Camaro doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

Both the Civic and the Camaro have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) performs roof strength tests. In that test the Civic earned the top rating of “Good” because its roof supported over four times the Civic’s weight before being crushed five inches. The Camaro was rated lower at “Acceptable.”

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Civic the rating of “Top Pick” for 2017, a rating granted to only 103 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Camaro was not even a “Top Pick” for 2016.

Warranty Comparison

The Civic’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Camaro’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

Reliability Comparison

For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the engines in the Civic have an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of some of the engines in the Camaro.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Civic Coupe gets better fuel mileage than the Camaro:







2.0 4 cyl./Manual

28 city/39 hwy




1.5 Turbo 4 cyl./Manual

30 city/41 hwy

20 city/30 hwy

2.0 Turbo/Manual




16 city/26 hwy





16 city/25 hwy



2.0 4 cyl./Auto

30 city/39 hwy




1.5 Turbo 4 cyl./Auto

31 city/40 hwy

22 city/31 hwy

2.0 Turbo/Auto




19 city/28 hwy





17 city/27 hwy


To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Honda Civic uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Camaro with the 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. engine requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Civic’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Camaro doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For better maneuverability, the Civic’s turning circle is 2.7 feet tighter than the Camaro’s (35.7 feet vs. 38.4 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Honda Civic may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 600 to 750 pounds less than the Chevrolet Camaro.

The Civic Coupe is 11.4 inches shorter than the Camaro, making the Civic easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

For excellent aerodynamics, the Civic has standard flush composite headlights. The Camaro has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Civic has standard seating for 5 passengers; the Camaro can only carry 4.

The Civic Coupe has 1.9 inches more front shoulder room, 6 inches more rear legroom and 2.2 inches more rear shoulder room than the Camaro Coupe.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Civic Coupe has a much larger trunk than the Camaro Coupe (12.1 vs. 9.1 cubic feet).

The Civic EX/EX-T/EX-L/Touring’s standard folding rear seats are split to accommodate bulky cargo. The Camaro Coupe’s standard single piece folding rear seat is not as flexible; long cargo and a passenger can’t share the rear seat.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Civic’s standard power windows have a locking feature to keep children from operating them. Chevrolet does not offer a locking feature on the Camaro’s standard power windows.

The Civic has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Camaro doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

The Civic Touring’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Camaro’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

The Civic EX/EX-TEX-L/Touring has a standard center folding armrest for the rear passengers. A center armrest helps make rear passengers more comfortable. The Camaro doesn’t offer a rear seat center armrest.

For greater rear passenger comfort, the Civic has standard rear heat vents to keep rear occupants more comfortable. The Camaro doesn’t offer rear vents.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Civic offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Camaro doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Civic is less expensive to operate than the Camaro because it costs $828 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Civic than the Camaro, including $178 less for a water pump, $430 less for an alternator, $332 less for front brake pads, $155 less for fuel injection, $189 less for a fuel pump, $142 less for front struts and $21 less for a timing belt/chain.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Honda Civic will be $6729 to $13681 less than for the Chevrolet Camaro.

Recommendations Comparison

A group of representative automotive journalists from North America selected the Civic as the 2016 North American Car of the Year. The Camaro has never been chosen.

The Honda Civic outsold the Chevrolet Camaro by over five to one during the 2016 model year.

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