Used 2009 Honda Civic

2009 Honda Civic
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2009 Honda Civic

Pros

  • Wide-ranging engine lineup offers both fuel efficiency and performance, roomy and refined interior, strong crash test scores, available as a sedan or coupe.

Cons

  • Controversial gauge cluster design, Bluetooth and stability control only available on upper trims, slow acceleration times of Hybrid and GX models.

Used 2009 Honda Civic for Sale

Honda Civic 2009
98,400 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
Si
(1)
AUTO WISE
4.8 mi away
List$9,490
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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Honda Civic 2009 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)
107,391 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
LX
List$6,987
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Honda Civic 2009 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)
106,615 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
LX
List$7,250
Est.Loan: $148/mo
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Honda Civic 2009 LX-S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)
169,754 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
LX-S
List$3,805
Est.Loan: $78/mo
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$200 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
It is a Fixer-Upper: a low-cost car option for those with the ability to perform mechanical repairs themselves
Honda Civic 2009 DX-VP 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)
114,000 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
DX-VP
(5)
Cars 4 Less
17.4 mi away
List$5,990
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Honda Civic 2009 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)
51,173 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
LX
(19)
Hersons Kia
18.3 mi away
List$9,991
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Honda Civic 2009 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)
80,160 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
LX
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Honda Civic 2009
123,892 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
Si
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
GREAT LOOKING Si!! LOADED WITH NAVIGATION!!! CLEAN CARFAX!!!! VIRGINIA STATE INSPECTION DONE, READY TO GO!!!! WE FINANCE AND GUARANTEE CREDIT APPROVAL----CALL 703-331-1818 TO SCHEDULE TEST DRIVE -***HABLAMOS ESPANOL***
Honda Civic 2009 DX-VP 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)
57,652 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
DX-VP
Koons Outlet
21.5 mi away
List$8,300
Est.Loan: $170/mo
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Honda Civic 2009
70,986 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
EX
List$9,780
Est.Loan: $200/mo
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Dealer Notes
EXTREMELY WELL MAINTAINED BY HONDA! VERY WELL EQUIPPED, AND LOW MILEAGE! JUST SERVICED WITH BRAND NEW FRONT AND REAR BRAKES, NEW FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS, MOTOR OIL AND ALL FILTERS! LOADED WITH POWER MOONROOF, 16" ALUMINUM-ALLOY WHEELS, FRONT SIDE-IMPACT AIRBAGS WITH SEAT BELTS PRE TENSIONERS, FRONT AND REAR CURTAIN AIRBAGS, 4-WHEELS DISC BRAKES WITH ANTI LOCK BRAKES - ABS AND ELECTRONIC BRAKE DISTRIBUTION - EBD, DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS, DRIVER'S SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT, CRUISE CONTROL, POWER WINDOWS, POWER LOCKS, POWER MIRRORS, ENGINE IMMOBILIZER THEFT-DETERRENT SYSTEM WITH KEYLESS ENTRY, CRUISE CONTROL, PREMIUM AM/FM RADIO CD/MP3/WMA, AUXILIARY AUDIO INPUT, USB AUDIO INTERFACE INSIDE CONSOLE COMPARTMENT, REAR DEFROSTER WITH TIMER, MAINTENANCE MINDER SYSTEM, TILT AND TELESCOPIC STEERING WHEEL WITH AUDIO CONTROLS, BLACK MUD GUARDS, FLOOR MATS, 60/40 FOLD-DOWN REAR SEATBACK, TIRES PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM - TPMS, LATCH - OUTBOARD LOWER ANCHORS AND TETHERS FOR CHILDREN, AND OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY! MD INSPECTED; VA, DC INSPECTION GUARANTEED* ! Includes 3 Months or 3,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty by KAS! Vehicle qualifies for up to 5 years of extended nationwide warranty coverage, ask for details! Nationwide warranty plans starts as low as $250 for 3 Months or 4,500 Miles Powertrain Plus by GWC! *Restrictions Apply.
Honda Civic 2009 Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
155,750 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
Hybrid
Hi Lo Auto Sales
25.2 mi away
List$4,987
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Honda Civic 2009 LX-S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)
136,300 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
LX-S
Absolute Motors
27.6 mi away
List$5,775
Est.Loan: $118/mo
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Honda Civic 2009
93,415 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
EX
List$6,777
Est.Loan: $139/mo
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Honda Civic 2009 LX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5A)
53,323 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
LX
List$8,250
Est.Loan: $169/mo
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Honda Civic 2009 LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)
96,062 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
LX
List$7,595
Est.Loan: $155/mo
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Dealer Notes
With this 2009 Honda Civic LX you'll be saving big at the pump with 36 MPG's on the highway! Plus you'll find Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Adjustable Mirrors, Steering Wheel Mounted Cruise Control, Intermittent Windshield Wipers, 12V Outlet, AUX Jack, AM/FM/CD Player, Keyless Entry, plus much more! Swing by or call our sales team at (703) 997-5091 for additional information.
Honda Civic 2009 Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
115,469 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
Hybrid
List$5,000
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Honda Civic 2009 Si 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
73,465 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
Si
(5)
Gorilla Motors
33.1 mi away
List$8,777
Est.Loan: $180/mo
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$241 Below Market
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Honda Civic 2009 DX-VP 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
97,394 miles
Used 2009
Honda Civic
DX-VP
Trust Auto
34.7 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Comfortable, smartly designed and available in a wide array of configurations, the 2009 Honda Civic sets the bar for the small-car segment.

vehicle overview

To borrow a line from Yogi Berra, it's déjà vu all over again.

Back in the mid-1970s, fuel prices jumped during the first gas crisis of that decade. Honda was there with a neat solution: the Civic, which it had introduced to Americans just a couple years earlier. With its petite yet space-efficient dimensions, 40 mpg fuel economy and reliable nature, the Civic was a big hit for Honda. Compared to the heavy, sluggish American small cars of the time -- automotive luminaries such as the Vega, Pinto and Gremlin -- the much smaller Civic had a light, sporty feel, a lot more room for passengers and fuel economy ratings about 50 percent higher.

More than three decades later, fuel prices have increased again and savvy consumers are again flocking to Honda dealers in search of Civics. But the 2009 Honda Civic is a far cry from that vehicular roller skate of the disco era. The latest Civic is larger and much more luxurious than its puny ancestor. In fact, it's no longer Honda's smallest car; that would be the Fit. And there are now a wide range of Civics, from the give-sports-cars-the-bird-on-a-twisty-road Civic Si to the give-oil-companies-the-bird Civic Hybrid and natural-gas-powered Civic GX.

The current Civic generation bowed for 2006, and we're quite fond of it. Some styling elements are rather odd, such as the minivan-like windshield, snub nose and the dual-tiered instrument panel that combines digital and analog gauges. But the high build quality, sporty driving dynamics, rock-solid reputation for reliability and impressive fuel efficiency more than make up for a few aesthetic quirks. Some may even think of such quirkiness as a plus.

No matter which Civic you choose, this Honda's traditional strengths in comfort, overall quality and safety are all still firmly intact. Though we suggest doing a bit of comparison shopping -- the sporty Mazda 3, affordable Hyundai Elantra and Volkswagen Rabbit/Jetta are also very good choices -- the 2009 Honda Civic remains an ideal pick for a small sedan or coupe.

Trim levels & features

The 2009 Honda Civic is a small car available as a sedan or coupe. For both, there are five main trim levels: DX, LX, EX, EX-L and Si. On the Civic sedan, Honda also offers the DX Value Package, the LX-S, the Hybrid and the GX.

The DX is meant for those on a very tight budget and offers little more than 15-inch steel wheels, power windows, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel and a height-adjustable driver seat. At least with this year's new DX Value Package, you get air-conditioning and a four-speaker CD/MP3 audio system with an auxiliary audio jack. The popular midgrade LX has the above features plus 16-inch wheels, full power accessories, keyless entry, a folding rear seat and cruise control. The LX-S adds alloy wheels, a chrome exhaust outlet, a rear spoiler and front sport seats.

Going with a Civic EX gets you 16-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, six-speaker audio (with steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and a USB input jack) and a 60/40-split rear seatback with a rear armrest. The EX-L comes with leather upholstery and heated front seats. The sporting Civic Si has most of the EX's features plus a high-output engine, a sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a premium audio system, sport seats and special interior trim. High-performance summer tires are an option for the Si, and a navigation system with Bluetooth phone connectivity is offered for the Si and EX/EX-L models. Hybrid models are equipped similarly to the EX and have automatic climate control; they can also be equipped with the optional navigation system and leather/heated seats. The GX has a feature list similar to the LX's.

2009 Highlights

Marking the changes for the 2009 Honda Civic are a slight nose and tail job, new wheel designs, a pair of new trim levels (LX-S and DX Value Package) and a number of high-tech enhancements (including Bluetooth availability and a USB audio input).

Performance & mpg

Civic DX, LX and EX models are powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 140 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. That power is sent through the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic. With an automatic transmission, the Civic sedan goes from zero to 60 mph in a class-typical 9.6 seconds.

The GX also has a 1.8-liter engine, but it's fueled by clean-burning compressed natural gas and makes 113 hp. It only has a cruising range of 200 miles, but with Honda's Phill device, you can refuel from the comfort of your own garage. The GX is also America's cleanest mass-production car in terms of tailpipe emissions.

The 2009 Civic Hybrid uses a gasoline/electric hybrid powertrain to maximize fuel economy. Its 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine makes 110 hp and is paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). For the Civic Si, Honda installs a 197-hp 2.0-liter engine and an exclusive six-speed manual transmission with a performance-enhancing limited-slip front differential. The Civic Si goes from zero to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds.

Nearly all Civic models boast above-average fuel efficiency. Civics fitted with the standard 1.8-liter engine and the automatic transmission earn an EPA estimate of 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined. The GX posts a similar 24/36/28 mpg, although its smaller "gas" tank results in a shorter range. The Hybrid tops the Civic lineup with fuel mileage of 40 mpg city/45 mpg highway and 42 mpg combined. Civic Si models have a 21/29/24 mpg estimate.

Safety

All Civics come with front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. Antilock brakes are also standard; EX and Si models have four-wheel discs, while the rest have rear drums. Stability control comes on EX-L, Hybrid and Si trims but is unavailable on the others.

In government crash testing, the 2009 Honda Civic earned a perfect five stars for its protection of occupants in frontal impacts. Side-impact tests resulted in a four-star rating for front passenger protection and five stars for protection of rear passengers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the Civic its top rating of "Good" for the car's performance in frontal-offset and side-impact tests.

Driving

The 2009 Honda Civic's suspension and steering work together seamlessly, giving the car a well-balanced, confident feel on city streets, back roads and highways alike. Even the mainstream models can be described as being somewhat sporty to drive. The Civic Hybrid and natural-gas GX are unfortunately quite slow, but neither model is meant for supreme acceleration anyway. That task is taken up by the Civic Si. Possessing nimble handling and a delightfully fizzy engine, the Si is one of the few cars available in any price range that makes you want to drive it just for the sake of driving.

Interior

The Civic's dash features an unusual, polarizing layout. An analog tachometer is in the traditional location, but the digital speedometer and gas gauge are at the base of the windshield. Though some drivers find the two-tier display distracting, others say it makes quick visual checks of speed easier. Otherwise, its controls are well laid out and easy to operate, while materials are of high quality. The Honda Civic continues to be one of the best small cars in terms of room, interior storage and refinement. Regular Civic sedans have 12 cubic feet of trunk space, but it drops to about 10 for the Hybrid and 6 for the GX due to the space taken up by the hardware of their respective powertrains.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2009 Honda Civic.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Vibration at idle
pod doc,05/01/2010
Since i purchased my civic i have noticed vibration at idle worse with the A/C on. I have been to the 2 dealers about 10 times with this complaint and there has only been 1 update that did not rectify the problem. The vibration is apparent when the A/C compressor engages at the same time as the cooling fans kick-in.
Reliable, Fun, Fuel Efficient, Cheap, VTEC yo
shadetreegiant,01/03/2015
I own a 2009 Honda Civic EX Sedan (automatic transmission). The 1.8 Liter VTEC engine is the centerpiece of this car. The VTEC allows this engine to have two "personalities". While cruising on the highway, the engine is composed and fuel efficient. If you step on the gas pedal a little more aggressively, the VTEC solenoid kicks in and uses a second set of cam lobes that makes the engine more powerful. So, it is literally a two-faced engine that can be both fun or economical. The transmission will stay smooth as long as you change the fluid on schedule (every 30k miles). The rest of the car is also well designed, but you need to remember that the Civic is still an economy car.
A Rattle Box!!
goozemann,09/30/2009
I've had no problems with the engine, but everything inside this car rattles...the dash, the door panel....and it drives you insane!! Poor, poor fit and finish. Sounds like loose change is inside the door. Took to dealer and of course they drove it on a smooth road and "couldn't reproduce". Also when steering wheel is in upper position, can't see the odometer. Automatic locking everything also drives you insane when getting groceries etc. out of the trunk and back seat...the doors keep locking (found a way to disable the rear door auto-lock, but the trunk eludes me. When you close trunk, doors automatically lock...then you have to unlock them again!
Driving Performance Stinks
mmp,06/15/2010
My car is 18 months old and I have had multiple problems. First, my check engine light kept coming on. It made the car miss when accelerating and almost caused several accidents on major highway because of this. It also disengaged my cruise control, so it did not work. They told me it was not covered under the warranty, so I had to pay for repairs. Now, it is making a horrible clicking sound every time I put my foot on or take off the gas pedal. I wish I would have never bought this car. It is nothing but problems. What a waste of money.
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Features & Specs

MPG
25 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
140 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
25 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
140 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
25 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
140 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
26 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
140 hp @ 6300 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Acceptable
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2009 Honda Civic Overview

The Used 2009 Honda Civic is offered in the following submodels: Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe, Civic Si, Civic Hybrid, Civic Natural Gas. Available styles include LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A), EX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A), LX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5A), EX-L 4dr Sedan w/Nav (1.8L 4cyl 5A), Si 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M), EX-L 2dr Coupe w/Nav (1.8L 4cyl 5A), EX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5A), LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), Si 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M), EX 4dr Sedan w/Nav (1.8L 4cyl 5A), EX-L 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A), LX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M), EX-L 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5A), EX-L 4dr Sedan w/Nav (1.8L 4cyl 5M), EX 2dr Coupe w/Nav (1.8L 4cyl 5A), EX-L 2dr Coupe w/Nav (1.8L 4cyl 5M), EX-L 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M), EX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M), EX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Hybrid 4dr Sedan w/Lthr, Nav (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Hybrid 4dr Sedan w/Nav (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), LX-S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A), DX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A), Si 4dr Sedan w/High Performance Tires (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Si 2dr Coupe w/High Performance Tires (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Si 2dr Coupe w/Nav (2.0L 4cyl 6M), EX-L 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), Si 4dr Sedan w/Nav (2.0L 4cyl 6M), DX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), Si 4dr Sedan w/Nav, High Performance Tires (2.0L 4cyl 6M), EX 2dr Coupe w/Nav (1.8L 4cyl 5M), EX 4dr Sedan w/Nav (1.8L 4cyl 5M), Hybrid 4dr Sedan w/Lthr (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), LX-S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), DX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M), DX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5A), DX-VP 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), DX-VP 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A), GX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A), and Si 2dr Coupe w/Nav, High Performance Tires (2.0L 4cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2009 Honda Civic?

Save up to $300 on one of 33 Used 2009 Honda Civic for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,805 as of10/22/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2009 Honda Civic trim styles:

  • The Used 2009 Honda Civic LX is priced between $5,500 and$10,995 with odometer readings between 51173 and126145 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Honda Civic Si is priced between $8,777 and$13,998 with odometer readings between 38344 and123892 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Honda Civic DX-VP is priced between $5,990 and$8,300 with odometer readings between 57652 and114000 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Honda Civic EX is priced between $6,777 and$9,780 with odometer readings between 70986 and115177 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Honda Civic EX-L is priced between $8,785 and$9,488 with odometer readings between 41420 and92505 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid is priced between $4,987 and$5,000 with odometer readings between 115469 and155750 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Honda Civic LX-S is priced between $3,805 and$5,775 with odometer readings between 136300 and169754 miles.

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