2012 Honda Civic First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2012 Honda Civic - Road Test Specs


Year Make Model2012 Honda Civic 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
Vehicle TypeFWD 2dr five-passenger Coupe
Estimated MSRP$20,455
Assembly locationAlliston, Ontario


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,798/110
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainSOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.6:1
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)140 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)128 @ 4,300
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeFive-speed manual
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 3.143, II = 1.870; III = 1.235, IV = 0.949, V = 0.727, R = 3.308
Final-drive ratio (x:1)4.29


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, lateral links, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.08
Tire make and modelContinental ContiProContact
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, front205/55R 16
Tire size, rear205/55R 16
Wheel size16-by-6.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front10.3-by-0.8-inch ventilated disc with single-piston sliding caliper
Brakes, rear10.2-by-0.4-inch ventilated disc with single-piston sliding caliper

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)28 city/36 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)13.2

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionAM/FM/CD stereo with USB input, aux input, Bluetooth audio streaming and seven speakers
Satellite radioOptional XM
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional satellite-linked, traffic updates

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,681
Length (in.)175.5
Width (in.)69.0
Height (in.)55.0
Wheelbase (in.)103.2
Track, front (in.)59.0
Track, rear (in.)59.9
Turning circle (ft.)35.5
Legroom, front (in.)42.2
Legroom, rear (in.)30.8
Headroom, front (in.)37.7
Headroom, rear (in.)34.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.1
Shoulder room, rear (in.)52.2
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)11.7


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/unlimited miles

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