Summary, Prices, Specs

By April 19, 2011


The 2012 Honda Civics are completely redesigned and have solid credentials in all the right categories for cars in this class: good looks, high quality, a great durability record, a first rate comfort quotient, high marks for safety features, competitive fuel economy, and excellent value. Has the dazzle factor diminished? Maybe. But given all the other virtues, that may not matter.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Honda Civic DX Sedan ($15,805), LX ($17,855), HF ($19,455), EX ($20,505), EX-L Navi ($23,455), Si Sedan ($22,405); Hybrid ($24,050); Civic DX Coupe ($15,605), LX ($17,655), EX ($19,705), EX-L Navi ($23,455), Si Coupe ($22,205)
Engines:1.8-liter SOHC 16v I4; 2.4-liter DOHC 16v I4; hybrid 1.5-liter SOHC 16v I4 with electric motor assist
Transmissions:5-speed manual; 5-speed automatic; CVT (Hybrid); 6-speed manual (Si)
Safety equipment (standard):dual stage front airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, rear seat child seat anchors, front seat belts with automatic tensioning system, VSA electronic stability control, traction control, ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, tire-pressure monitoring system
Safety equipment (optional):N/A
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Marysville, Ohio
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Honda Civic EX Sedan with navigation ($22,005)
Standard equipment:cloth upholstery, air conditioning with air filtration, Satellite navigation with voice recognition, 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio with six speakers, MP3 connectivity, XM Satellite Radio, I-MID information display, Bluetooth connectivity, power moonroof, power mirrors, power windows, power locks, keyless remote entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel, tilt/telescope steering column, 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels
Options as tested (MSPR):none
Destination charge:$750
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$22755
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:1.8-liter SOHC 16-valve four-cylinder
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):140 @ 6500
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):128 lb-ft @ 4300
Transmission:5-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:28/39 mpg
Wheelbase:105.1 in.
Length/width/height:177.3/69.0/56.5 in.
Track, f/r:59.0/59.9 in.
Turning circle:35.4 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:37.9/50.5/42.0 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:36.2/50.5/36.2 in.
Cargo volume:12.5 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:MacPherson struts, antiroll bar
Suspension, r:multilink, antiroll bar
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weigth:2787 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Fuel capacity:13.2 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of April 19, 2011.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-334-6632 -