2012 Honda Civic

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2012 Honda Civic
2012 Honda Civic
The Honda Civic is the car that proved that small cars can be good to drive, appeal to the masses, and not be entirely soulless. Honda's ninth-generation Civic debuts for the 2012 model year, but unless you look closely, you might not notice. Both inside and out, the Civic retains signature cues from the previous car, with a single-arc profile and a two-tier dashboard. For the sedan, there are few changes to report under the hood, either, as the 1.8-liter four-cylinder and five-speed automatic carry over. The sporty Si does get a new engine -- a 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder -- and eco-warriors now have the choice of the HF sedan (41 mpg highway) or the Hybrid (44 mpg combined). The Civic uses a multilink rear suspension that is more planted and comfortable than the torsion-beam arrangements used by its competitors from Chevrolet, Hyundai, and Toyota, making it one of the better-driving small cars. Inside, however, the Civic has lost some ground to its competitors, with plastics that are not very appealing and a navigation system with fiddly buttons. Still, the cabin feels spacious; the engineers from Honda managed to carve an additional 3.7 cubic feet of interior volume from an exterior that's unchanged in size. A 60/40-split rear seat means that even coupe models can carry large items. The Civic used to stand apart from its competitors, but that's no longer the case. However, we can't discount the Civic's competent road manners, reliability, and stellar resale value.
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas Sedan Front Three Quarters Right
Honda Civic Takes Top Spot in November Compact Car Sales, Toyota Corolla Second
The Honda Civic has won the November sales battle in the compact car segment by posting 30,075 units. In second place was the Toyota Corolla, which was about 8000 units behind the Honda. Despite criticism that the ninth-generation Civic was bland and not new enough, it has continued to post strong sales numbers, including a record-shattering November (Honda says it’s the Civic’s best November since 1990). It will be interesting to see how consumers respond to the revamped 2013 Honda Civic and, with only one month left for 2012 sales, the Civic will likely take the year-to-date sales crown with November boosting the total to 284,791, more than 18,000 above the Corolla’s total. The Chevrolet Cruze missed out on the podium last month, posting 16,807 sales for a fourth-place finish. General Motors pegged the drop on the relief efforts occurring in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, stating that its competitors usually have better sales in those regions. That said, the Ford Focus jumps into the number three spot with 18,312 sold for the month of November. In fifth and sixth are the Hyundai Elantra and Volkswagen Jetta with 15,923 and 14,259 units, respectively. The Jetta continues to be the brand’s volume leader and VW expects the upcoming hybrid model to improve those numbers. The Mazda3 experienced its best November ever with 9841 and the Sentra lands in the eighth spot with 7176 units.
Car November 2012 November 2011 Year-to-Date
Honda Civic 30,075 17,133 284,791
Toyota Corolla 22,616 16,115 266,268
Ford Focus 18,312 11,735 223,318
Chevrolet Cruze 16,807 13,238 216,528
Hyundai Elantra 15,923 12,414 183,010
Volkswagen Jetta 14,259 12,891 154,763
Mazda3 9841 6873 113,064
Nissan Sentra 7176 7871 98,640
Subaru Impreza 5905 1412 74,294
Dodge Dart 4489 N/A 19,198
Kia Forte 4266 4135 71,405
  Source: Honda, Toyota, Ford, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Dodge, Kia
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2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas Front Left Side View
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas
Though the 2012 Honda Civic is a decent car overall, I don't think the natural gas version is a worthwhile purchase because it forces too many compromises. For one, the gas tank uses up nearly all the trunk space -- just six cubic feet of space remain, compared to 12.5 cubic feet in a regular Civic sedan. In addition, the Civic Natural Gas is very slow because it weighs between 53 and 247 pounds more than other Civic sedans, yet the 1.8-liter engine produces only 110 hp, compared to 140 hp in gasoline-fed models.
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Honda May Gain From Hyundai's Fuel Economy Woes
Many automakers are probably indulging in a bit of private schadenfreude following Hyundai/Kia's public mea culpa for inflated fuel economy figures that the company blames on a procedural error during testing. But one brand in particular may stand to gain the most from Hyundai's misfortune. According to a report from Bloomberg, Honda is best-positioned to gain from Hyundai's loss, with a recently-refreshed model lineup with multiple models that match or surpass the fuel economy from Hyundai's equivalent models following the revision.
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2013 Honda Civic Diesel Engine Cover
New Earth Dreams 1.6-Liter Diesel Debuts for European Honda Civic
Honda is not the first name Americans usually think of when they think of diesel engines. The company, best-known for its high-revving gasoline engines, was even reluctant to develop its own diesel for the European market, where the engine type dominates. But Honda's 2.2-liter i-DTEC engine was acclaimed at the time for its refinement, cleanliness and fuel economy. For its next-generation diesel, Honda downsized, but the new 1.6-liter engine is packed with cutting-edge technology aimed at increased efficiency and lighter weight.
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2013 Honda Civic Sedan Spy Shot Front View
Spied: Facelifted 2013 Honda Civic Sedan Caught In The Wild
It’s no secret Honda was rushing an update to its maligned Civic to market, but the result was kept under tight wraps – until now. Our spy photographer recently caught a 2013 Civic sedan out in the wild with precious little camouflage.
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2012 Honda Civic Specifications

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Engine
1.8L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
28 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
36 MPG
Horsepower:
140 hp @ 6500rpm
Torque:
128 ft lb of torque @ 4300rpm
  • Power Windows
  • Steering Wheel Tilt (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front (optional)
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front

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