2012 Honda Civic

Buyer's Guide

NEW FOR 2012:

- Redesigned model

- Coupe and sedan feature a re-engineered 1.8-litre engine

- Civic Si 2.0-litre engine replaced with 2.4-litre engine

- Civic Hybrid 1.3-litre engine replaced with a 1.5-litre engine; battery is now lithium-ion

- Standard stability control on all models

For 2012, the Honda Civic is redesigned into its ninth generation and includes the Civic sedan, coupe, Civic Si and Civic Hybrid models. New features include redesigned styling, roomier interior, new or redesigned engines, improved fuel economy, and electronic stability control standard on all models. The Civic Hybrid receives a lithium-ion battery, the first for a Honda hybrid vehicle.

New available technologies include satellite-linked navigation, intelligent Multi-Information Display with audio track titles and personal wallpaper, USB audio interface and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Civic is available as a sedan in DX, LX, EX and EX-L trim; as a coupe in LX, EX and EX-L trim; as the Civic Si sedan and Civic Si coupe; and as the Civic Hybrid sedan.

All of the regular sedan and coupe models use a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine. The DX, LX and EX trim lines come with a five-speed manual transmission. The LX and EX can be optioned to a five-speed automatic transmission; the EX-L uses the automatic exclusively. The Civic Si models use a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine with six-speed manual transmission, while the Hybrid uses a 1.5-litre engine with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) and a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Features on the DX sedan include 15-inch steel wheels, manual driver’s height adjustment, floor mats, folding rear seat, two-speed intermittent wipers, cargo light, power windows, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input and four speakers, power mirrors, and front splash guards.

The LX adds air conditioning, 60/40 folding rear seat, security system, fuel mileage indicator, Bluetooth connectivity, illuminated window and lock controls, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, cruise control, intelligent multi-information display, map lights, auto up/down driver’s window, power locks with keyless entry, USB connector, body-coloured door handles, and heated mirrors.

The EX adds 16-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear centre armrest, exterior temperature gauge, rear cupholders, electronic trunk release, variable intermittent wipers, six speakers, and power sunroof.

The EX-L adds eight-way power driver’s seat, heated leather seats, navigation system, XM satellite radio, and automatic headlamps.

The Si sedan builds on the EX and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, limited-slip differential, sport-tuned suspension, aluminum shift knob, sport seats, navigation system, power monitor, red backlit gauges, aluminum pedals, premium stereo with subwoofer, XM satellite radio, rear wing spoiler, chrome exhaust finisher, fog lights, and automatic headlamps.

The Hybrid builds on the LX and adds 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, heated seats, premium cloth interior, navigation system, six speakers, XM satellite radio, mirrors with integrated turn signals, and rear deck lid spoiler.

Features on the LX coupe include 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, manual driver’s height adjustment, floor mats, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input and six speakers, USB connector, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, security system, two-speed intermittent wipers, cargo light, Bluetooth connectivity, illuminated lock and window controls, cruise control, intelligent multi-information display, map lights, auto up/down driver’s window, power locks with keyless entry, electronic trunk release, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power mirrors, front splash guards, and auto-off headlamps.

The EX coupe adds 16-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, leather-wrapped steering wheel, exterior temperature gauge, variable intermittent wipers, and power sunroof.

The EX-L coupe adds heated leather seats, premium stereo with subwoofer, XM satellite radio, navigation system, and automatic headlamps.

The Si coupe builds on the EX and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, limited-slip differential, sport-tuned suspension, aluminum shift knob, sport seats, premium stereo with subwoofer, XM satellite radio, navigation system, power monitor, red backlit gauges, aluminum pedals, rear wing spoiler, oval chrome exhaust finisher, fog lights and automatic headlamps.

2012 Honda Civic Specifications

There are 13 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $14,990 MSRP
6.3
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
140 hp @6500 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4dr Man DX $14,990 5 Sedan
4dr Man DX 140 hp @6500 rpm 128 ft-lb @4300 rpm 5-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Man DX 177.3" 69" 56.5" 105.1"
4dr Man DX
4dr Man DX Cloth Seats
4dr Man DX
4dr Man DX
4dr Man LX $17,740 5 Sedan
4dr Man LX 140 hp @6500 rpm 128 ft-lb @4300 rpm 5-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Man LX 177.3" 69" 56.5" 105.1"
4dr Man LX
4dr Man LX Cloth Seats
4dr Man LX
4dr Man LX
2dr Man LX $18,240 5 Coupe
2dr Man LX 140 hp @6500 rpm 128 ft-lb @4300 rpm 5-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
2dr Man LX 177.3" 69" 56.5" 105.1"
2dr Man LX
2dr Man LX Cloth Seats
2dr Man LX
2dr Man LX
4dr Auto LX $18,940 5 Sedan
4dr Auto LX 140 hp @6500 rpm 128 ft-lb @4300 rpm 5-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Auto LX 177.3" 69" 56.5" 105.1"
4dr Auto LX
4dr Auto LX Cloth Seats
4dr Auto LX
4dr Auto LX
2dr Auto LX $19,440 5 Coupe
2dr Auto LX 140 hp @6500 rpm 128 ft-lb @4300 rpm 5-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
2dr Auto LX 177.3" 69" 56.5" 105.1"
2dr Auto LX
2dr Auto LX Cloth Seats
2dr Auto LX
2dr Auto LX
4dr Man EX $19,740 5 Sedan
4dr Man EX 140 hp @6500 rpm 128 ft-lb @4300 rpm 5-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Man EX 177.3" 69" 56.5" 105.1"
4dr Man EX
4dr Man EX Cloth Seats
4dr Man EX
4dr Man EX
2dr Man EX $20,240 5 Coupe
2dr Man EX 140 hp @6500 rpm 128 ft-lb @4300 rpm 5-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
2dr Man EX 177.3" 69" 56.5" 105.1"
2dr Man EX
2dr Man EX Cloth Seats
2dr Man EX
2dr Man EX
4dr Auto EX $20,940 5 Sedan
4dr Auto EX 140 hp @6500 rpm 128 ft-lb @4300 rpm 5-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Auto EX 177.3" 69" 56.5" 105.1"
4dr Auto EX
4dr Auto EX Cloth Seats
4dr Auto EX
4dr Auto EX
2dr Auto EX $21,440 5 Coupe
2dr Auto EX 140 hp @6500 rpm 128 ft-lb @4300 rpm 5-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
2dr Auto EX 177.3" 69" 56.5" 105.1"
2dr Auto EX
2dr Auto EX Cloth Seats
2dr Auto EX
2dr Auto EX
4dr Auto EX-L $24,390 5 Sedan
4dr Auto EX-L 140 hp @6500 rpm 128 ft-lb @4300 rpm 5-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Auto EX-L 177.3" 69" 56.5" 105.1"
4dr Auto EX-L
4dr Auto EX-L Leather Seats
4dr Auto EX-L
4dr Auto EX-L
2dr Auto EX-L $24,890 5 Coupe
2dr Auto EX-L 140 hp @6500 rpm 128 ft-lb @4300 rpm 5-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
2dr Auto EX-L 177.3" 69" 56.5" 105.1"
2dr Auto EX-L
2dr Auto EX-L Leather Seats
2dr Auto EX-L
2dr Auto EX-L
2dr Man Si $25,990 5 Coupe
2dr Man Si 201 hp @7000 rpm 170 ft-lb @4300 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
2dr Man Si 177.3" 69" 56.5" 105.1"
2dr Man Si
2dr Man Si Leather Seats
2dr Man Si
2dr Man Si
4dr Man Si $25,990 5 Sedan
4dr Man Si 201 hp @7000 rpm 170 ft-lb @4300 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Man Si 175.5" 69" 55" 105.2"
4dr Man Si
4dr Man Si Leather Seats
4dr Man Si
4dr Man Si

Expert Review Articles

by Justin Pritchard
July 23, 2015
In 2011, the latest-generation Civic hit the road as a 2012 model year vehicle with numerous updates and enhancements.

Owner Reviews: 2012 Honda / Civic

Average Rating

2012 Honda Civic

by waterbottleface on 10-28-2012
Good Car, Better Price!
My dad got this for my sister because our old car wasn't reliable enough to sustain through the winter. When you sit in the driver's seat, it's sort of like a airplane's cockpit: the wheel rests peacefully in front of you, the controls tilt slight to the left, the music can be altered from your steering wheel and the best part is that you have a LED screen built into your dashboard so you keep you eyes on the road. Another driving helper is that another LED display entertains the speed of your car in big white, easy to see numbers.

The car turns smoothly and the performance is excellent because of the response timing.

This was my review.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
5/5
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2012 Honda Civic

by MichaelMan234 on 10-25-2012
Fantastic Ride
The 2012 Honda Civic LX is loaded with technology to enhance the driving experience, mechanical engineering designs which maximizes fuel economy, yet the power to move in critical circumstances. Nonetheless, the styling and handling of the Honda Civic is made unlike any previous years of this model car. Between the bluetooth set up, usb plug in, and dashboard, you feel like you are driving in the future, while, doing everyday errands and responsibilities. If you ever have the chance to get behind the wheel of this fantastic car, be sure you are in the market, because once you drive it, you will be driving away with it, and not just because of the price, but because this is the all new 2012 Honda Civic LX.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
3/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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2012 Honda Civic

Trim: lx
by nameless on 10-18-2012
It's meh
It's a decent car but would not purchase again,after 10000km I am no longer a honda fan and cannot wait to get rid of it, in the areas that its good, it makes itself look bad with all the faults.
Overall
3.0
Comfort
1/5
Performance
2/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
2/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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