2012 HONDA CIVIC

The all-new 2012 Honda Civic debuts with a new, sleek style and a fuel-efficient, technologically advanced lineup. The Honda Civic range consists of sedans and coupes powered by conventional gasoline, high-performance, hybrid, and compressed natural gas engine choices.

Technology and features new to the Civic include an available “intelligent” Multi-Information Display (i-MID), an available Eco Assist system and a new Motion Adaptive Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system that works in conjunction with Vehicle Stability Assist.

All 2012 Civic models achieve higher EPA fuel economy ratings compared to the 2011 models, up by as much as 8 percent on the highway in Civic Sedans and Coupes equipped with automatic transmissions.

The 2012 Civic reconfirms Honda’s commitment to excellence with efficient i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine technologies for economy and performance, along with an engaging driving experience and advanced standard safety features. Notable traits include its distinctive “one-motion” aerodynamic exterior styling from front to rear bumper and a functional, spacious interior.

The Civic’s 5-passenger interior is a careful blend of form and function, with an intuitive “two-tier” layout that prioritizes frequently referenced instruments. A “smart interface” approach divides the vehicle controls into smartly grouped zones for audio, air conditioning and vehicle controls. Ergonomically shaped dials, buttons and the gear shifter operate with solid precision and have a tactile feel. The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System debuting on the 2012 Civic features 16 GB of flash memory in place of the DVD-based system used previously.

Base model estimated mpg: 28/36
Estimated starting price: $15,805
Compiled by Motor Matters

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