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2012 Honda Civic Review

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Has it been almost 40 years? Hard to believe, but the 2012 Honda Civic marks the model's ninth generation of production in the United States. From the pint-size hatchback that first showed up amid a historic oil crisis to a lineup full of sedans, coupes and hybrids, the new Civic has always covered the bases: excellent fuel economy, alert handling and solid value.

The 2012 Civic remains one of the most agile compacts around, and the new version now also delivers 41 mpg in fuel-economy (HF) sedan form and 44 mpg as a hybrid. But with the onset of the Civic's middle age, an evolutionary malaise has set in, both inside and out. The hard, dull panels that cover the dash, consoles and doors are better suited to an outdoor adventure vehicle, not a passenger car for city streets or expressways. The 1.8-liter engine delivers 140 horsepower, no more than before. And its exterior skin, while not exactly a liability — after all, BMW 3 Series designs also evolve pretty subtly — distinguishes the Civic neither from its history nor its competition.

And competition in this segment moves fast. The redesigned 2012 Ford Focus and the 2011 Hyundai Elantra offer comparable fuel economy, more power and a better interior. The Chevrolet Cruze is quieter, while the Mazda 3 can match the Civic's responsive handling curve-for-curve. The high-performance Civic Si is still a thrill, but the Mazdaspeed 3 and Volkswagen GTI are both worthy rivals.

Used 2012 Honda Civic Overview

The Used 2012 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 (1.8L 4cyl 5A), EX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5A), EX-L 4dr Sedan w/Nav (1.8L 4cyl 5A), LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), HF 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A), EX-L 2dr Coupe w/Nav (1.8L 4cyl 5A), DX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), LX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M), Si 2dr Coupe w/Summer Tires (2.4L 4cyl 6M), Hybrid 4dr Sedan w/Nav (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Natural Gas 4dr Sedan w/Nav (1.8L 4cyl 5A), Si 4dr Sedan w/Summer Tires (2.4L 4cyl 6M), DX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A), Natural Gas 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A), Hybrid 4dr Sedan w/Lthr (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Hybrid 4dr Sedan w/Lthr, Nav (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), DX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5A), Si 4dr Sedan w/Nav (2.4L 4cyl 6M), Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), EX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M), Si 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M), EX-L 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5A), Si 2dr Coupe w/Nav (2.4L 4cyl 6M), Si 2dr Coupe w/Nav, Summer Tires (2.4L 4cyl 6M), DX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M), Si 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 6M), EX 2dr Coupe w/Nav (1.8L 4cyl 5A), and EX 4dr Sedan w/Nav (1.8L 4cyl 5A). Pre-owned Honda Civic models are available with a 1.8 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 140 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2012 Honda Civic comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed automatic.

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Honda Civic?

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Honda Civic trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Honda Civic LX is priced between $8,995 and$19,590 with odometer readings between 10968 and161535 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Honda Civic EX is priced between $9,888 and$19,590 with odometer readings between 13151 and110887 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Honda Civic EX-L is priced between $11,678 and$20,590 with odometer readings between 18017 and125071 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Honda Civic Si is priced between $14,995 and$20,998 with odometer readings between 52128 and127326 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2012 Honda Civic?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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