2012 Honda Civic Cpe  -  $23,145


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $23,145
Base Invoice: $21,561
Destination Charge: $790
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Man Si
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 22 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: Si Manual Coupe
Transmission: Close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve i-VTEC I4 engine

Pros

Eager, responsive driving feel; roomy interior in the sedan; good ride quality


Model Highlights

The new 2012 Honda Civic remains offered in Sedan and Coupe versions. And with several trim levels (DX, LX, EX and EX-L) to suit needs ranging from basic commuter car to compact family tourer--along with the high-performance Civic Si--there's a Civic for nearly every potential small-car need. Meanwhile, those looking for a greener car have plenty of options: the Civic HF, which has the same engine as the base car but a host of fuel-saving measures; the Civic Hybrid, with an updated version of Honda's mild-hybrid system; and the Civic Natural Gas, a special version that's powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).

The 140-horsepower, 1.8L i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that powers most of the Civic lineup provides perky performance with either the standard 5-speed manual gearbox or 5-speed automatic. All models now have electric power steering that's responsive in feel yet saves fuel. And overall, the Civic is significantly lighter than the outgoing version, thanks mainly to the use of lightweight high-strength steel.

Hybrid models come with Honda's Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system, which pairs a somewhat larger 1.5L 4-cylinder engine with an upgraded 23-hp electric motor and new lithium-ion battery pack. Civic GX models, now badged Civic Natural Gas, come with a 110-hp version of the 1.8L.

Civic Si models appeal to performance enthusiasts with a strong, 2.4L 4-cylinder engine making 201 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. While still a high-revving engine, this new one makes more torque and accessible power at lower revs. As in 2011, it's offered exclusively with a 6-speed manual gearbox and comes with a limited-slip front differential and sport-tuned suspension, among many appearance and feature extras.

Front side airbags, full-length side-curtain bags, electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes are now included on all 2012 Civic models. There's also a new Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering system that helps nudge the driver back toward stability, if the computer finds the vehicle in a skid or on the verge of one.

Despite a shorter wheelbase, the new Civic has expanded interior space; cloth upholstery is featured throughout most of the Civic lineup and feels of high quality. Front seats have been completely redesigned for better support--especially the side bolsters. Sedans have a 12-cubic-foot trunk that's more than ample for a long weekend for two or a large load of groceries, while Civic Coupes sacrifice some trunk and rear-seat space for their sportier profile. In most Civic models, the rear seatbacks fold forward for expanded trunk capacity. Both the Hybrid and Natural Gas models have a fixed rear seatback, because of their different packaging needs.

The Hybrid, along with all Civic models but the Si, gets an ECON mode that changes powertrain parameters and is more sparing with the air-conditioning compressor, for better fuel economy. The Civic Si models come with a Power Monitor, for real-time info about engine output. Hybrids now include a more sophisticated i-MID display that helps coach the driver toward more fuel-efficient driving.

All Civic models except the DX now include power windows and an auto up/down driver's window. A keyfob-based remote entry system, with a range of up to 50 feet, is now also included on all but the DX. The LX, EX and Si models also include a power moonroof with sliding sunshade. LX models and better include standard air conditioning, while the Civic Hybrid comes with automatic climate control. New audio systems now include USB interfaces in all but the base DX model, and Bluetooth comes in EX models and above. Finally, the available navigation system in the Civic has been modernized to a flash-memory-based system with turn-by-turn directions and improved voice recognition.


Model News

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.


Value Writeup

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.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 (Est)

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 (Est) MPG

Cruising Range - City
290.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 (Est) MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 (Est) MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
409.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/144

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.76

Total Cooling System Capacity
6.7 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
82.6 ft³

Front Head Room
37.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.1 in

Front Hip Room
53.2 in

Second Head Room
34.3 in

Second Leg Room
30.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.2 in

Second Hip Room
49.0 in

Wheelbase
103.1 in

Length, Overall
176.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.0 in

Height, Overall
55.0 in

Track Width, Front
59.0 in

Track Width, Rear
59.9 in

Trunk Volume
11.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2877 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
18.0 mm

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
15.0 mm

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.71 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.59 in

Front Tire Size
P215/45R17

Rear Tire Size
P215/45R17

Spare Tire Size
T135/80R16

Front Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric Var Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.11

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V288000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 16, 2011

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,156

Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CIVIC 2-DOOR AND 4-DOOR VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 21, 2011, THROUGH MAY 2, 2011. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT AN O-RING, WHICH SEALS A CONNECTION IN THE FUEL FEED LINE, IS MISALIGNED. IF THE O-RING IS MISALIGNED, A SMALL FUEL LEAK MAY OCCUR.

Consequence
FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FEED LINE ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MAY 27, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

HONDA'S SAFETY RECALL NO. R79. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V256000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 01, 2012

Component
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

Potential Number of Units Affected
50,190

Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 HONDA CIVIC VEHICLES. DURING ASSEMBLY, THE PROCESS REQUIRED TO SEAT THE DRIVER?S SIDE DRIVESHAFT AND SET THE RETAINING CLIP WAS NOT COMPLETED. AS A RESULT, THE DRIVESHAFT MAY SEPARATE.

Consequence
IF THIS OCCURS, THE VEHICLE WILL HAVE A LOSS OF DRIVE POWER AND MAY ROLL AWAY IF THE PARKING BRAKE HAS NOT BEEN SET WHEN THE GEAR SELECTOR HAS BEEN PLACED IN THE ?PARK? POSITION, INCREASING THE RISK OF CRASH OR PEDESTRIAN INJURY. Remedy:

HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DRIVER?S SIDE DRIVESHAFT AND INSTALL A NEW DRIVESHAFT, AS NEEDED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT, JUNE 21, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.

HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS S40. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
11.8%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve i-VTEC I4 engine

Stainless steel exhaust manifold

Aluminum-alloy engine block

Drive-by-wire throttle

Close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Helical limited-slip differential

Front wheel drive

MacPherson strut front suspension

Multi-link rear suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Motion-adaptive electric pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

Chrome exhaust finisher

17" alloy wheels

P215/45VR17 all-season tires

Compact spare tire & wheel

Pwr tilt moonroof w/1-touch feature

Body-colored bumpers

Body-colored rear decklid spoiler

Multi-reflector auto-on/off halogen headlights

Fog lights

Body-colored pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-colored door handles

360-watt AM/FM audio system w/CD player -inc: (6) speakers, subwoofer, MP3/WMA playback, aux input jack, speed-sensitive volume control, radio data system (RDS)

USB audio interface

Integrated rear window antenna

Bluetooth HandsFreeLink

Cloth reclining front sport bucket seats -inc: driver seat manual height adjustment, active adjustable head restraints

60/40 fold-down rear seatback -inc: adjustable head restraints

Rear seat armrest

Center console w/armrest, storage compartment

Front & rear floor mats

Driver footrest

Textured aluminum pedals

Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: illuminated mounted audio/cruise/phone/i-MID controls

2-tier instrument panel w/red backlit gauges -inc: tachometer w/sequential rev-limit indicator

Indicator lights -inc: trunk/door-open, low oil/fuel, coolant temp, front passenger front & front side airbag status

Intelligent multi-information display (i-MID) -inc: pwr monitor, welcome screen, customizable settings, digital odometer, (2) digital trip meters, clock, average speed, elapsed time, average fuel economy, miles-to-empty, driver feedback display, exterior temp, audio system info, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink info

Headlights-on reminder

Maintenance Minder system

Pwr windows -inc: driver auto-up/down feature

Pwr door locks w/auto-lock feature

Illuminated driver window/driver door lock controls

Remote entry -inc: remote trunk release

Cruise control

Remote fuel filler door release

Remote trunk release w/lock

Security system

Immobilizer theft-deterrent system

Air conditioning w/air filtration system

Rear seat heater ducts

Rear window defroster w/timer

Front/center console 12V aux pwr outlets

Coin tray

Front cup holders

2nd row armrest cupholders

Front door pocket storage bins

Dual visor vanity mirrors

Map lights

Cargo area light

Aluminum shift knob w/leather

Passenger-side seatback pocket

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)

Brake assist

Vehicle stability assist (VSA) w/traction control

Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure

Side-impact door beams

Daytime running lights

Driver & front passenger dual-stage, multiple-threshold air bags

Dual front side-impact air bags w/passenger-side occupant position detection system

Front & rear side curtain air bags

3-point seat belts in all seating positions -inc: front automatic tensioning system, adjustable front seat belt anchors

2nd row lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) -inc: outboard lower anchors & tether anchors for all positions

Emergency trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
ALABASTER SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
DYNO BLUE PEARL
$0

 
POLISHED METAL METALLIC
$0

 
RALLYE RED
$0

 
TAFFETA WHITE
$0

 
SUNBURST ORANGE PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$0

 
17" ALLOY WHEELS
$0

 
18" HFP-R7 ALLOY WHEELS W/TIRES
$0

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$0

 
BODY SIDE MOLDING
$0

 
FRONT UNDER SPOILER
$0

 
SIDE UNDER SPOILER
$0

 
REAR UNDER SPOILER
$0

 
DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$0

 
SPLASH GUARDS
$0

 
CAR COVER
$0

 
FULL NOSE MASK
$0

 
MOONROOF VISOR
$0

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO
$0

 
ALL SEASON FLOOR MATS, BLACK, FRONT & REAR
$0

 
REMOTE ENGINE STARTER
$0

 
AUTO DAY/NIGHT MIRROR
$0

 
CARGO NET
$0

 
CARGO HOOK
$0

 
TRUNK TRAY
$0

 
FIRST AID KIT
$0


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