I actually happen to have a Prosmatec Vti Oriel ( 2003 ) and a Auto Altis (2006).
Escuse me, the Corolla is a heavier car, but is very good at pick up and hard acceleration. The Civic aint bad, just not as good as the Altis.In Honda, you really ahve to press the accelerator to catch up to an Altis. I raced my Altis (auto) with a friends 2005 manual Vti, and won. His car was left behind even though I was the one with the auto trans.
Though, dont underestimate Honda, my Altis lost terribly to the 1.8 Vtec Auto. Civic 2007.
Hondas the best, I hate toyos