2012 Honda Civic Consumer Review: 2012 Civic EX 4door

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2012 Civic EX 4door
By dickbrub1 on


2012 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


Disappointed to hear CR wrote a poor review. I had an 06 same model, sold to grandson, bought 2012. Not a lot of difference. The dash display encourages thrifty driving; ECON setting really works. Good handling, etc., but perhaps it just "stayed the same" in many respects while competition improved. Get 40+ on highway, 30 in city. Seems quiet enough. Have to program door locks, sort of annoying the way they work. Hard to program radio. Recommend the car. Seems a bit roomier for the driver, seatls are better than '06.

Best Features

Handling in tight spots, fuel economy, styling.

Worst Features

Need reasonable dealer add-ons, body side molding is expensive.
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By scguy2013
on 08/09/11 21:57 PM (PDT)

CR's review is flat wrong.. they need to re-review maybe the car they had tested has some defects, I just bought one today I hear ya bout the add-ons, dealer adds them off the truck, no standard ones on the lot. I was able to talk them down, not as much I would like it to have gone down about 1K off MSRP, I should have pushed for more, but oh well.

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By jackd990
on 08/08/11 20:49 PM (PDT)

Don't feel too bad about CR's review, the Civic EX came in 2nd in MT's direct comparo (and got the best gas mileage of the gas-powered models) and C&D also rated it 2nd. Interestingly, MT rated the Elantra as #1 (3rd in C&D's test), while C&D rated the Focus #1 (MT rated it 5th of 8). Sometimes coming in 2nd isn't so bad as both tests indicated that the Civic handled better and was roomier than the Elantra (with almost 4 more mpg according to MT), but less sporty than the Focus (but with a smoother tranny, more room and better mileage).

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