Featuring several exterior enhancements for 2012 including a more angular windshield, retouched rear taillights and a more defined side profile, the 9th generation Honda Civic Sedan comes in a wide-ranging model line-up. 2012 Honda Civic DX, LX, EX, EX-L and the higher performance Si models offer many individual standard features. Benefiting from a reshaped outer shell, interior surroundings is considerably roomier in the 2012 Honda Civic reaching 94.6 cubic feet in cargo volume. Safety features such as anti-lock braking system, Vehicle Stability Assist and a full array of airbags protects occupants. Most models of the 2012 Civics are powered by a 1.8 liter, 140 horsepower engine offering up to 32 miles per gallon in fuel economy through a five-speed automatic gearbox. The 2012 Civic Si provides a unique powertrain in the form of a 201 horsepower, 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual transmission. For an additional mile per gallon in average fuel economy, the 2012 Honda Civic Sedan is also available in a HF trim level employs lightweight alloy wheels and special aerodynamic enhancements. An alternative to gasoline, the natural gas powered GX model is also included in the 2012 Honda Civic model line-up.Read more Read less
The Civic has been extensively redesigned this year; appearance-wise, it gets a new, more finely detailed evolution of last year's Civic design as well as a reconfigured interior. While the Civic is about the same size, overall, as the previous model, Honda has tapped into more interior space with new seats and door panels along with new instrument panel. Honda has worked on the Civic's drivetrain to improve it in a number of ways. The new Civic HF aims to provide improved efficiency at an affordable price. Hybrid models get a slightly larger engine this year--1.5 liters--as well as an upgraded electric motor. The Civic's powerplant lineup has been completely redesigned, with a reengineered version of the 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine powering most of the lineup and a new 2.4L engine powering the Si. The new Civic also gets extensively updated infotainment systems--including a revised navigation system with voice recognition and live traffic updates, as well as available Bluetooth hands-free interface and a new Multi-Information Display system.
Eager, responsive driving feel; roomy interior in the sedan; good ride quality
For decades the Civic has offered one of the best compact-car picks for those who want to keep their ownership costs low and plan to keep their cars a long time. The Civic is also one of the roomiest small sedans, with even better ride comfort and interior refinement this year. The top EX-L can still be appointed with the works--including a navigation system and full leather upholstery--making it feel more like a compact luxury sedan than an affordable commuter.