2012 Honda Civic EX Sedan

MSRP (with destination): $21,275
PRICE AS TESTED: $21,275

ENGINE:
1.8-liter SOHC I-4
Horsepower: 140 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 128 lb-ft @ 4300 rpm

TRANSMISSION:
5-speed automatic

DRIVE:
Front-wheel

WHEELS AND TIRES:
16-inch aluminum wheels
205/55HR-16 Continental ContiProContact tires

FUEL ECONOMY (city/highway/combined):
28/39/32 mpg

CURB WEIGHT:
2765 lb

CAPACITIES:
Doors/Passengers: 4/5
Cargo: 12.5 cu ft
Legroom (front/rear): 42.0/36.2 in
Headroom (front/rear): 37.9/36.2 in
Towing: N/A

EXTERIOR/INTERIOR COLOR:
Crimson Pearl/Beige

STANDARD FEATURES:
Stability control
160-watt audio system
Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity
USB port
Auxiliary audio jack
Air-conditioning
Height-adjustable driver's seat
60/40-split folding rear seats
Power windows and locks
Tilt-and-telescoping steering column
Cruise control
5-inch color monitor
Eco assist w/econ button
Power moonroof
Automatic headlights
Variable intermittent windshield wipers

OPTIONS ON THIS VEHICLE:
None

KEY OPTIONS NOT ON THIS VEHICLE:
Navigation w/Sirius satellite radio and traffic- $1500

ADDITIONAL SPECS:
Redesigned for 2012, the Civic's SOHC-four has been tweaked for better fuel economy.

COMPARE TO:
Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Kia Forte

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Turk1
"Heck, the most complicated engineering change was likely switching from a multilink rear suspension to a ride-compromising, torsion-beam setup with a cheaper per-unit cost. ">Eric Tingwall, Associate Editor:I know you guys must see a lot of specs and it can get confusing, but the Civic still has a multilink rear suspension.http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-sedan/specifications.aspx
Autosoc
It is not that the Civic is a bad car, it is just the the competition is so fierce. For years, Honda was praised for its attention to detail, and its ability to do everything right. Moreover, Civics were safe and reliable. Most cars now, however, are safe and reliable, and the Civic does not excel in any particular category. Honda cheapened the interior, but failed to cheapen the price! A comparably equipped Elantra is $2000 cheaper. Honda needs some serious new talent in body designs and interiors, a few more sound reduction engineers, a few more transmission and engine engineers, some marketers from Apple, and maybe fewer accountants. Honda needs the passion of Hyundai,the authenticity of Subaru, the zoom-zoom of Mazda, the boldness of Ford, and maybe a touch of Disney for good measure! And please, avoid a CVT at any cost!

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