Facts about Honda Civic Sedan. The Honda Civic sedan is one version of the top-selling Honda Civic.
History Honda cars
The original Honda Civic coupe, a subcompact car, came out in 1972. The second generation of the Civic came out in 1979. The third generation of the car rolled out in 1983. The fourth generation came out in 1988. The fifth generation of the Civic came out in 1992. The sixth generation was released in 1996. The car changed into a compact car in the 2001 model year, with the seventh generation of the car. The eighth generation of the Civic came out in 2006. The ninth generation started production in 2011. The tenth generation of the car came out in the 2016 model year.
Design Honda cars
The trim levels for the 2015 Honda Civic Sedan are the LX, SE (added in 2015), HF (high fuel efficiency), EX, and Si.
The Honda Civic base model comes with a 1.8 liter, 143 horsepower 4 cylinder engine. The Honda Civic Sedan can generate 6500 RPM and 129 foot-pounds of torque. The Si trim line upgrades the car to a 2.4 linter inline motor with 205 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque.
Performance of Honda cars
The top selling Honda Civic Sedan gets around 29 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway according to the EPA. The manufacturer says they are as good as 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.
The Honda Civic HF, a slightly more efficient version of the standard sedan with less drag and a better engine, gets slightly better gas mileage at 41 miles per gallon, despite costing several thousand dollars more. It is better to buy the Honda Civic Sedan than pay extra for the Honda Civic HF.
With the more powerful SI model, fuel efficiency drops several miles per gallon.
JD Power and Associates rated the 2015 year as having much better reliability than average.
More than a million Honda Civics were included in the Honda / Takata airbag recall in 2015.
There was a recall in 2015 for a number of 2012 Civics for an incorrectly installed steering column.
In 2011, there was a recall due to a potential fuel leak from the fuel feed line due to a misaligned fuel line O-ring. This was separate from a related recall due to the rollover valves in the fuel pump not preventing fuel leakage during a rollover crash, creating a greater fire hazard.
Rivals of Honda cars
Rivals to the Honda Civic Sedan include the Mazda 3, Kia Forte, Hyundai Elantra, Chevy Cruze, Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Corolla, and Volkswagen Jetta.
The Honda Civic Sedan costs less than the larger Honda Accord. However, if you’re looking at the sedan due to space concerns, the Accord for only a little more is a valid alternative to the Civic.
Trivia about Honda cars
The Honda Civic Natural Gas vehicle called the Civic GX NGV is based on the Honda Civic sedan, which has a natural gas storage tank in the trunk, taking up half the space. That vehicle was discontinued at the end of 2015.
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