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2012 Honda Civic Si sedan

At a Glance

Pricing $15,955 - $27,805
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.5l I4 HEV, 1.8l I4, 2.4l I4
Transmissions A5, CVT, M5, M6
Fuel Economy 22-44 (city), 31-44 (highway)

Overview Information

Through nine generations, the Honda Civic has won many fans. It should come as no surprise that Honda offers more varieties of the Civic than it does of any other product. Available as both a coupe and sedan, the Civic offers no fewer than three different powertrains including a hybrid and a model that runs on compressed natural gas. The entry level DX model sports a low base price but also omits air conditioning and common conveniences like cruise control and power locks. For about $2000 more, the LX model includes these items as standard equipment. The Civic EX offers the best equipment for the money. It includes alloy wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, and a sunroof. The Civic is also offered with an optional navigation system and leather seating (EX-L). Most performance enthusiasts should be familiar with the Civic Si models. The Si pairs a six-speed manual with a larger 2.4l engine rated at 201-bhp. The Si offers an uncommon level of performance for around $23,000. Although most models are rated at a respectable 28 / 39 (city/highway), the new Civic HF is rated at 29 /41. For even better mileage, the latest Civic Hybrid uses a lighter lithium ion battery and allows electric only driving to boost its fuel economy to an impressive 44 city / 44 hwy. Although the Civic is priced a little higher than some of its newer competitors, the Civic enjoys Honda's long history of reliability and high resale values.

What Changed:

The ninth generation Civic is all new, although the overall styling is an evolution of the eighth generation. The lineup has now grown to include 8 major trim levels including the return of a higher mileage HF sedan model. Although the exterior of the new model is almost identical in size to the old model, the new Civic has increased both its passenger and cargo capacity despite a 1 inch reduction in wheelbase. The most common engine, the 1.8l four-cylinder is still rated at 140-bhp, but fuel economy has improved to 28 city / 39 hwy in models equipped with the five speed automatic. The Si performance model has switched to a new 2.4l four-cylinder engine which produces slightly more horsepower, but significantly more torque. The Hybrid has a new 1.5l four-cylinder engine and lithium ion battery pack. The Hybrid is rated at 44 city / 44 highway.

Official Word:

The all-new 2012 Honda Civic represents the ninth generation of one of the company's most popular and globally recognized products. Having earned a reputation for being a fun-to-drive compact that is simultaneously fuel efficient, sporty, stylish and durable, the Civic has become a beloved and relied-upon member of the worldwide transportation family. Cumulatively, the Civic has reached 8.8 million customers in the United States through 2010 since its launch as a 1973 model. Each generation of...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Civic sedan DX 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) M5 FWD 28/36/32 $15,955
Civic sedan DX 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) A5 FWD 28/39/33 $16,755
Civic sedan LX 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) M5 FWD 28/36/32 $18,005
Civic sedan LX 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) A5 FWD 28/39/33 $18,805
Civic sedan HF 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) A5 FWD 29/41/34 $19,605
Civic sedan EX 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) A5 FWD 28/39/33 $20,655
Civic sedan EX Navigation 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) A5 FWD 28/39/33 $22,155
Civic sedan EX-L 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) A5 FWD 28/39/33 $22,155
Civic sedan EX-L Navigation 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) A5 FWD 28/39/33 $23,605
Civic sedan Si 2.4l I4 (201-bhp) M6 FWD 22/31/26 $22,555
Civic sedan Si Navigation 2.4l I4 (201-bhp) M6 FWD 22/31/26 $24,055
Civic sedan Hybrid 1.5l I4 HEV (110-bhp) CVT FWD 44/44/44 $24,200
Civic sedan Hybrid Leather 1.5l I4 HEV (110-bhp) CVT FWD 44/44/44 $25,400
Civic sedan Hybrid Navigation 1.5l I4 HEV (110-bhp) CVT FWD 44/44/44 $25,700
Civic sedan Hybrid Leather Navigation 1.5l I4 HEV (110-bhp) CVT FWD 44/44/44 $26,900
Civic sedan Natural Gas 1.8l I4 (110-bhp) A5 FWD 27/38/32 $26,305
Civic sedan Natural Gas w/Navigation 1.8l I4 (110-bhp) A5 FWD 27/38/32 $27,805