The 2012 Honda Civic marks the model’s ninth generation of production in the United States. From the pint-size hatchback that first showed up amid a historic oil crisis to a lineup full of sedans, coupes and hybrids, the new 2012 Honda Civic has always covered the bases: excellent fuel economy, alert handling and solid value. The 2012 Honda Civic remains one of the most agile compacts around, and the new version now also delivers 41 mpg in fuel-economy (HF) sedan form and 44 mpg as a hybrid. But with the onset of the Civics’ middle age, an evolutionary malaise has set in, both inside and out.

The 2012 Honda Civic marks the model’s ninth generation of production in the United States. From the pint-size hatchback that first showed up amid a historic oil crisis to a lineup full of sedans, coupes and hybrids, the new 2012 Honda Civic has always covered the bases: excellent fuel economy, alert handling and solid value. The 2012 Honda Civic remains one of the most agile compacts around, and the new version now also delivers 41 mpg in fuel-economy (HF) sedan form and 44 mpg as a hybrid. But with the onset of the Civics’ middle age, an evolutionary malaise has set in, both inside and out.

The hard, dull panels that cover the 2012 Honda Civic dash, consoles and doors are better suited to an outdoor adventure vehicle, not a passenger car for city streets or expressways. The 2012 Honda Civic specifications which include a 1.8-liter engine delivers 140 horsepower is no more than before. And the 2012 Honda Civic exterior skin, while not exactly a liability — after all, BMW 3 Series designs also evolve pretty subtly — distinguishes the Civic neither from its history nor its competition. The 2012 Honda Civic interior look a little brighter, wider, and shinier. With brand-new options for the 2012 Honda Civic colors, you can make sure you’re not sucking in anyone else’s germs.

2012 Honda Civic Grey Color Front View

Honda held the line on prices, keeping the starting sticker of most 2012 Honda Civic prices exactly the same as the outgoing model. A basic 2012 Honda Civic DX sedan starts at $16,555 with a stick shift and $17,355 with an automatic, same as before, rising to $22,705 for the top-of-the-line EXL sedan with an automatic, also same as before. The sporty 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe still starts at $22,955. The price of the 2012 Honda Civic hybrid raised a mere $100, to $24,800. However, starting prices for the 2011 Civic were at the high end for the segment, so the 2012 Honda Civic will probably cost more than rivals.

Fuel economy is another example. Crucially, with gasoline prices topping $4 per gallon in some areas of the country, the 2012 Honda Civic mpg is up 3 miles per gallon. With an automatic transmission, both the 2012 Honda Civic sedan and two-door coupe are rated to get 28 mpg in the city, 39 on the highway, for an average of 32. However, that still leaves the 2012 Honda Civic a tiny bit behind the 2011 Elantra sedan, which is rated at 29/40/33 whether with an automatic or a stick shift.

2012 Honda Civic Coupe Front Side View

To avoid being bested, Honda added a new, more aerodynamic Civic HF to the 2012 Honda Civic lineup that’s rated at 29 mpg in the city and 41 on the highway, for an average of 33. Honda claims the 2012 Honda Civic HF gets the best highway mileage of any car on the market with an automatic transmission and conventional gasoline engine. However, the regular Civics might have achieved that rating and the HF might have done even better.

The 2012 Honda Civic HF also starts at a relatively high $20,205. The new 2012 Honda Civic hybrid now uses lithium ion batteries, which makes the battery pack smaller and helps raise mileage by 3 miles per gallon, to 44. Earlier, Honda plans to start the Honda Civic 2012 release date for the U.S. market on 20 / 4. However, due to difficulties with the process of parts imported from Japan and lack of spare parts assembled terrible earthquake on 11/3, some U.S. Honda plant will have reduced capacity. The plans to launch Honda Civic 2012 is also affected.

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: 2012 Honda Civic Coupe Front Side View Picture1: 2012 Honda Civic Sedan 4doors Black Picture4: 2012 Honda Civic Engine Picture6: 2012 Honda Civic Coupe Rear Side View Picture3: 2012 Honda Civic Grey Color Front View Picture2: 2012 Honda Civic EX Interior Picture5

The hard, dull panels that cover the 2012 Honda Civic dash, consoles and doors are better suited to an outdoor adventure vehicle, not a passenger car for city streets or expressways. The 2012 Honda Civic specifications which include a 1.8-liter engine delivers 140 horsepower is no more than before. And the 2012 Honda Civic exterior skin, while not exactly a liability — after all, BMW 3 Series designs also evolve pretty subtly — distinguishes the Civic neither from its history nor its competition. The 2012 Honda Civic interior look a little brighter, wider, and shinier. With brand-new options for the 2012 Honda Civic colors, you can make sure you’re not sucking in anyone else’s germs.

Honda held the line on prices, keeping the starting sticker of most 2012 Honda Civic prices exactly the same as the outgoing model. A basic 2012 Honda Civic DX sedan starts at $16,555 with a stick shift and $17,355 with an automatic, same as before, rising to $22,705 for the top-of-the-line EXL sedan with an automatic, also same as before. The sporty 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe still starts at $22,955. The price of the 2012 Honda Civic hybrid raised a mere $100, to $24,800. However, starting prices for the 2011 Civic were at the high end for the segment, so the 2012 Honda Civic will probably cost more than rivals.

Fuel economy is another example. Crucially, with gasoline prices topping $4 per gallon in some areas of the country, the 2012 Honda Civic mpg is up 3 miles per gallon. With an automatic transmission, both the 2012 Honda Civic sedan and two-door coupe are rated to get 28 mpg in the city, 39 on the highway, for an average of 32. However, that still leaves the 2012 Honda Civic a tiny bit behind the 2011 Elantra sedan, which is rated at 29/40/33 whether with an automatic or a stick shift.

To avoid being bested, Honda added a new, more aerodynamic Civic HF to the 2012 Honda Civic lineup that’s rated at 29 mpg in the city and 41 on the highway, for an average of 33. Honda claims the 2012 Honda Civic HF gets the best highway mileage of any car on the market with an automatic transmission and conventional gasoline engine. However, the regular Civics might have achieved that rating and the HF might have done even better.

The 2012 Honda Civic HF also starts at a relatively high $20,205. The new 2012 Honda Civic hybrid now uses lithium ion batteries, which makes the battery pack smaller and helps raise mileage by 3 miles per gallon, to 44. Earlier, Honda plans to start the Honda Civic 2012 release date for the U.S. market on 20 / 4. However, due to difficulties with the process of parts imported from Japan and lack of spare parts assembled terrible earthquake on 11/3, some U.S. Honda plant will have reduced capacity. The plans to launch Honda Civic 2012 is also affected.

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: 2012 Honda Civic Coupe Front Side View Picture1: 2012 Honda Civic Sedan 4doors Black Picture4: 2012 Honda Civic Engine Picture6: 2012 Honda Civic Coupe Rear Side View Picture3: 2012 Honda Civic Grey Color Front View Picture2: 2012 Honda Civic EX Interior Picture5