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2012 Honda Civic Sedan - Overview

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$15,955 – $27,805 MSRP

$14,846 – $26,364 Invoice

22 / 31 MPG City/Hwy

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Power Circle Ratings

Overall Quality 4.0

Overall Performance and Design 3.0

Predicted Reliability 3.5

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2012 Honda Civic Sedan

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Overview

What's New for 2012:

  • All-new redesign for 2012
  • New exterior styling
  • Increased fuel economy
  • New high fuel-efficiency (HF) variant

Exterior Features
The 2012 Honda Civic is a compact car offered in nearly a dozen different trim levels, including gasoline, gasoline-electric hybrid, and natural gas variants. The Civic is sold in 4-door sedan and 2-door coupe models. Fifteen-inch steel wheels are standard.

Interior Features
The 2012 Honda Civic offers seating for up to 5 passengers in most models. Base Civic models feature cloth upholstery, power windows, rear window defroster, and more. Higher trim levels feature full power accessories, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-operated moonroof, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and other premium features.

Optional Features
Honda bundles most of its options, such as leather upholstery, heated front seats, satellite radio, and satellite-based navigation, with the trim level.

Under the Hood
Honda Civic models are fitted with one of four different engines. Base Civic models feature a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 140 horsepower. The Civic Si, tuned for performance, is fitted with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 201 horsepower. The Civic Hybrid features a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor for a total system power of 110 horsepower. The Civic Natural Gas is equipped with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, for which Honda does not specify horsepower. Transmissions include 5- and 6-speed manuals, a 5-speed automatic, and a continuously variable transmission. All 2012 Honda Civic models are front-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Honda Civic are:
  • Honda Civic HF with 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine and automatic transmission: 29/41 mpg (city/highway)
  • Honda Civic Si with 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and manual transmission: 22/31 mpg (city/highway)
  • Honda Civic Hybrid with 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and manual transmission: 44/44 mpg (city/highway)
  • Honda Civic Natural Gas with 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine and automatic transmission: 27/38 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Honda Civic include side curtain air bags. The 2012 Civic has not been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, in tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Civic sedan received a "Good" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection. Roof strength results from the Institute were also "Good."

Available Trims for the 2012 Honda Civic Sedan

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
DX (M5) 5 speed manual $15,955 140-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl 28/36
LX (M5) 5 speed manual $18,005 140-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl 28/36
HF (A5) 5 speed automatic $19,605 140-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl 29/41
EX (A5) 5 speed automatic $20,655 140-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl 28/39
EX-L (A5) 5 speed automatic $22,105 140-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl 28/39
Si (M6) 6 speed manual $22,555 201-hp / 2.4L 4-cyl 22/31
Natural Gas (A5) 5 speed automatic $26,305 110-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl 27/38

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    $14,846–$26,364 Invoice

    22/31 MPG City/Hwy

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    Overall Performance and Design 3.0

    Predicted Reliability 3.5

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    Predicted Reliability 3.5

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