For 2009, the 2-door, 5-passenger Honda Civic Coupe is restyled with a new front fascia, taillights, wheel design and seat materials. Civic DX, LX and EX models are powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that produces 140 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque with a five-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic. For the Civic Si, Honda installed a 197-hp 2.0L engine and a six-speed manual transmission. Civics equipped with the standard 1.8L engine and the automatic transmission share an EPA estimate of 25 mpg city/36 mpg hwy and 29 mpg combined. Civic Si trims rate a 21/29/24 mpg estimate. Honda Civic safety equipment includes antilock brakes, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. During crash testing, the 2009 Honda Civic earned a perfect five-star rating for frontal impacts, while side-impact tests resulted in a four-star rating for front passengers and five stars for rear passengers.Read more Read less
For 2009, Honda's popular Civic gets a slight facelift with a bigger grille, a new front bumper, and a 3-part lower air intake. Bluetooth hands-free connectivity has been added to models equipped with navigation. Civic EX, EX-L and Si models feature new alloy wheel designs, and new materials and patterns now cover the seats and interior door panels. The Civic sedan adds 2 new models, including the DX-VP (Value Package) and LX-S, and Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) has been added to all sedans and the Hybrid. Several exterior colors have been shuffled across the Civic lineup, and the Mugen Si model has been discontinued.
Standout styling; plenty of green choices with Hybrid and natural-gas GX; safety features
Honda has built a longstanding reputation with the Civic, positioning it as one of the sportiest, most practical, most fun-to-drive small cars. The 2009 Civic emphasizes styling and safety at a very competitive price.