2012 Honda Civic Si coupe

At a Glance

Pricing $15,755 - $23,855
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.8l I4, 2.4l I4
Transmissions A5, M5, M6
Fuel Economy 22-28 (city), 31-39 (highway)

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. Most models are rated at a respectable 28 /39 (city / highway) when equipped with an automatic transmission. 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 when 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.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Civic coupe DX 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) M5 FWD $15,755
Civic coupe DX 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) A5 FWD $16,555
Civic coupe LX 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) M5 FWD $17,805
Civic coupe LX 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) A5 FWD $18,605
Civic coupe EX 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) M5 FWD $19,855
Civic coupe EX 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) A5 FWD $20,655
Civic coupe EX Navigation 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) A5 FWD $22,155
Civic coupe EX-L 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) A5 FWD $22,105
Civic coupe EX-L Navigation 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) A5 FWD $23,605
Civic coupe Si 2.4l I4 (201-bhp) M6 FWD $22,355
Civic coupe Si Navigation 2.4l I4 (201-bhp) M6 FWD $23,855