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A compact car produced by Honda beginning in 1972.

Awards and acknowledgements include:
A Complete Guide to Used Cars (1995 Edition) Best Late-Model Bet in the Subcompact category (model years 1985-1995)
2006 Motor Trend Car of the Year

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Honda Civic page on 6 June 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Honda Civic is a line of small cars manufactured by Honda. Originally a subcompact, the Civic has gone through several generational changes, becoming both larger and more upmarket and moving into the compact car segment. EPA guidelines for vehicle size class stipulate a car having combined passenger and cargo room of 110 to 119.9 cubic feet (3,110 to 3,400 L) is considered a mid-size car, and as such the tenth generation Civic sedan is technically a small-end mid-size car, although it still competes in the compact class. The Civic coupe is still considered a compact car. The Civic currently falls between the Honda Fit and Honda Accord.

The first Civic was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door model, followed by a three-door hatchback that September. With an 1169 cc transverse engine and front-wheel drive like the British Mini, the car provided good interior space despite overall small dimensions. Initially gaining a reputation for being fuel-efficient, reliable, and environmentally friendly, later iterations have become known for performance and sportiness, especially the Civic Type R, Civic VTi, Civic GTi and Civic SiR/Si.

The Civic has been repeatedly rebadged for international markets, and served as the basis for the Honda CR-X, the Honda CR-X del Sol, the Honda Concerto, the first generation Honda Prelude, the Honda Civic Shuttle (later to become the Honda Orthia), and the Honda CR-V.

In Japan, as customers increasingly shifted to minivans and compact cars like Honda Fit, production of non-hybrid Civic ended in August 2010 when it no longer complied with Japanese Government dimension regulations in the width category. However, production of Civic and Civic hybrid for export markets continued.

Background

After a period of developing idiosyncratic automobiles such as the lukewarmly received domestic Honda 1300, Honda considered pulling out of automobile manufacturing altogether by the early 1970s. However, the more conventional Civic's release in 1972 immediately changed things, thanks to its economy, reliability and low cost in an era of rising fuel prices. Honda's CVCC technology helped it make it affordable, meeting 1970s and early 1980s emission standards without an expensive catalytic converter.

First generation (1972–1979) – SB1, SG, SE, VB

The first generation Honda Civic was introduced on 11 July 1972, but sold as a 1973 model in Japan. It was equipped with a 1,169 cc (71.3 cu in) four-cylinder water-cooled engine and featured front power disc brakes, reclining vinyl bucket seats, simulated wood trim on the dashboard, as well as optional air conditioning and an AM/FM radio. The Civic was available as a coupe, both a three- and a five-door hatchback, as well as a five-door station wagon. Due to the 1973 oil crisis, consumer demand for fuel efficient vehicles was high, and due to the engine being able to run on either leaded or unleaded fuel, it gave drivers fuel choice flexibility over other vehicles. The CVCC engine debuted in 1975 and had a head design that allowed for more efficient combustion, and as a benefit the CVCC system did not require a catalytic converter or unleaded fuel to meet 1975 Environmental Protection Agency emissions standards for hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide. The Civic was joined by a platform expansion of the three-door hatchback, called the Honda Accord in 1976.

Second generation (1979–1983) – SL, SS, SR, ST, VC, WD

The second generation Honda Civic was introduced in June 1979 as a 1980 model. It was larger, had a more angular shape, and came with increased engine power. All Civic engines now used the CVCC design, which added a 3rd valve per cylinder; this introduced lean burn swirl technology. The base 1335 cc ("1300") engine made 55 hp (41 kW; 56 PS), with an optional 1488 cc ("1500") engine producing 67 hp (50 kW; 68 PS). Three transmissions were offered: a four-speed manual (on base models), a five-speed manual, and a two-speed semi-automatic Honda had previously called the "Hondamatic". The second generation Civic was offered as a three-door hatchback, a four-door sedan, a five-door hatchback and a five-door wagon.

Third generation (1983–1987) – SB3, SB4, AG, AH, AJ, AK, AT, EC

The third generation was released in September 1983 for the 1984 model year. The separate five-door hatchback and wagon models were merged into a four-door "shuttle wagon" or "wagovan" sometimes referred to colloquially as a "breadbox" due to its appearance, called the Honda Civic Shuttle. An additional two-seat coupe style—labeled CRX—was introduced, noted for its compact dimensions and light weight. The third generation Civic saw the introduction of the long running four-cylinder D series engine including a new 1.5 L (91.5 cu in) CVCC engine. 1984 also saw the release of a high-performance Si model for the Japanese market, featuring upgraded suspension and the 1.6 L (97.6 cu in) DOHC ZC engine which was rated at 130 PS (118 HP). Si models were offered in the US as a 3-door Civic Si hatchback and the CRX Si variant with a 91 horsepower (68 kW) fuel-injected SOHC 12-valve engine. A 4WD engine with different transmission mounts was introduced for the first time in 1984, and later upgraded in 1987. It delivered a fuel economy of around 28 mpg highway. The 4WD system was push-button operated until improved in 1987 when the rear wheels would engage automatically once the front wheels lost traction. This new system was called "Realtime" which used a "viscous coupler" connecting two propeller shafts between the front and rear axles. The manual transmission featured a synchronized 6th gear, called "SL", or "Super-Low", which was used for high torque at very low speeds. The "Realtime" idea is still utilized to this day but includes technological improvements since the first system. Starting with 1985, Japanese Civics were now exclusive to Honda Primo, with variants sold at Honda Verno and Honda Clio. A four-door version called the Ballade was built, under agreement, by Mercedes Benz South Africa, models were 1300, 1500, 1500i, and 1600i DOHC 1.6 injection.

Fourth generation (1987–1991) – ED, EE, EF, SH

In September 1987, a redesigned Civic was introduced with increased dimensions and a lower hood line. A wide range of models and trim levels were offered for various markets around the world. The most notable of which was the Japanese market SiR (featuring the B16A DOHC VTEC engine). All U.S. models featured electronic fuel injection, but carbureted models were still available elsewhere. The fourth generation saw the introduction of a fully independent rear suspension across the entire model range. In addition, the Honda CRX continued to be part of the Civic family which included the HF, DX, and Si model in the U.S.A / four door version called the Ballade was built, under agreement, by Mercedes Benz South Africa / models were 1500 16v, 1600i 16v, and 1600i 16v DOHC. The first 800 cars produced at the then brand new Honda Plant in Aliston Ontario Canada were SE model cars. These Special Edition models included all white side molding that matched the white body and color matched dual mirrors. In the body molding was a wrap around blue stripe. Each car had interior upgrades as well as a chrome tipped exhaust.

Fifth generation (1991–1995) – EG3, EG4, EG5, EG6, EG7, EG8, EG9, EH1, EH2, EH3, EH9, EJ1, EJ2, EJ3

Introduced in September 1991 for the 1992 model year, the redesigned Civic featured increased dimensions, as well as more aerodynamic styling. The wagon variant was now only available in the Japanese market where the previous generation wagon was carried over until 1995. The efficiency of the previous HF model was replaced by the VX hatchback which, with an EPA rating of 48/55 MPG, was Honda's most fuel efficient model sold at the time. In North America the Si featured a SOHC VTEC valve train, whereas the VX featured the VTEC-E. The Japanese Si featured a DOHC non-VTEC valve train D16A9. Continuing in the sporty tradition of the original Civic SiR, Honda sold several similarly equipped variants of the fifth generation car, still referred to as the Civic SiR, in Japan, Asia, and Europe. In South Africa, MBSA (Mercedes Benz of SA) built the Civic as the Ballade only in 4dr. A special model was the 180i with the B18B4, that was fitted to Ballade models. A new bodystyle was introduced with this generation called the Civic Coupe, based from the Civic Ferio sedan, and was sold in North America, Europe and Japan. The fifth generation remains popular among tuners and racers alike.

Sixth generation (1996-2000) – EK2, EK3, EK4, EK5, EK9, EJ6, EJ7, EJ8, EJ9, EM1

Introduced in September 1995 for the 1996 model year, the sixth generation featured updated styling although less radical than previous redesigns. Suspension and engine options were available along with their first Natural Gas Powered Civic, the GX. In the US, model year 1996 to 2000 the Civic was sold under the CX, DX, EX, EXR, HX, LX, and for Canada, SE, and Si trims; all base models were made with 1.6-liter engines. The EX-CX are all SOHC (Honda D engine). The CX, DX, and LX all have D16Y7 non-VTEC engines; whereas the EX has a D16Y8 VTEC, and the HX has D16Y5 VTEC-E. The USDM Si and Canadian SiR came with a DOHC (B16A2 VTEC). The first Civic Si coupe EM1 was introduced in 1999 until 2000. Europe saw a DOHC 1.6 VTi hatch and sedan and a DOHC 1.8L engine was available for the Domani related five-door liftback and estate.

Seventh generation (2000–2005) – EM2, ES1, EP1, EP2, EP3, EP4, EV1, EU1, EU2, EU3, EU4

The seventh generation was released in September 2000, for the 2001 model year. While the redesign retained the previous generation's exterior dimensions, interior space was improved in part by using a flat rear floor thus bumping up Civic to a compact car size segment. The front suspension was changed from that of a double wishbone to a MacPherson strut, in order to lower costs, as well as allow more engine bay room for the newly introduced Honda K-series engine. Power was also increased on some trim levels. The four main trim levels were DX, LX, EX, and HX. The Civic Coupe was no longer sold in Japan starting with this generation.

In North America, coupe and sedan body styles were available, except for the Si (SiR in Canada) which was offered only as a three-door hatchback. The rest of the world received three and five-door hatchbacks. The Type R was redesigned as well this time using a more powerful i-VTEC motor and using the three-door hatchback body style. This generation saw Honda introduce their first Civic Hybrid, powered by a 1.3-liter engine.

Eighth generation (2005–2011) – FD1 FD2, FD7, FA1, FG1, FG2, FA5, FN2, MK8

The eighth generation was released in September 2005, for the 2006 model year. For the eighth generation, Honda split the model into two different platforms, one for sedan and coupe, and one for a hatchback designed primarily for the European market using a simpler rear suspension from the Honda Fit and more aggressive styling. As of 2006, a total of 16.5 million Civics had been sold worldwide, with 7.3 million of them in the United States. Although the North American and the home market model differ externally, they are mechanically identical. The hatchback is available as a three and five-door. Both Si and Type R trim levels continued although the Japanese and European Type R, while sharing the same engine size, are mechanically different. In the US, an improved, sportier version of the Civic Si 4-door tuned by tuner Mugen was offered, featuring cosmetic alterations and changes to the suspension, wheels, slight exterior differences, and exhaust system. A Canadian only Acura model received a new nameplate, changing from the Acura EL to the Acura CSX. The end of this model generation also marked the end of the Civic Type R in Japan. There is currently no Japanese Civic Type R successor.

Ninth generation (2011–2016) – FB4, FG3, FB2, FG4, FB6, FK2

On 13 December 2010, Honda unveiled a sketch of the new ninth-generation Civic which was described as "energetic, sleek and aerodynamic." Both coupe and sedan concepts were shown on 10 January 2011 at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. The production version of the ninth-generation Civic (previewed by the concept) went on sale in the U.S. on 20 April 2011. In late 2012, Honda updated its Civic model with new exterior and interior trims for the 2013 year.

Honda's Eco Assist technology is added to most models, and became the first gasoline-only powered Honda to employ such technology in North America. It is an information system to help the driver adopt a more fuel-efficient driving style, and is proven to improve fuel economy by about 10% for Honda's hybrid vehicle in Japan.

All models now come standard with ABS (Anti-Lock Brake Systems), VSA (Vehicle Stability Assistance) and EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution). Further improvements include a new multilink rear suspension to further reduce road feel on particularly battered roads and highways.

Following its launch, the new model was widely panned by the automotive press due to the poor quality of its interior and ride, and for the first time, it failed to earn a Consumer Reports recommendation. In an unprecedented move, Honda made significant interior and exterior redesigns the following year to address these issues, but market share in the compact car segment showed a marked decline from the previous generation.

Tenth generation (2016–present) – FC1, FC2, FC3, FC4, FK7, FK8

The Civic is based on an all-new Honda compact global platform.

The tenth-generation Civic features a new fastback exterior design, with the rear C-pillar flowing into the tailgate. The front of the car features a new chrome wing design that flows across the top of the headlamps.

The interior of the new Civic likewise features major design changes. Unlike the split bi-level speedometer and tachometer of its predecessor, the tenth generation Civic consolidates these instruments into a fully customisable, all digital interface incorporating a 7-inch LCD screen positioned directly behind the steering wheel and in the driver's line of sight.


Photographs

Honda Civic Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
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Note from Bill:  Check out the primer car with shiny new stuff under it.  This guy has his priorities sorted out.
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Honda Civic Custom
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Honda Civic Custom
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Honda Civic Modified
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Honda Civic Modified
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Honda Civic Modified
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Honda Civic Modified
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Honda Civic Modified
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Honda Civic Si Si
Photo courtesy PDPhoto.org
August 20, 2000
Pulling into the ZippyMart (or whatever it's called) I actually saw a raccoon scampering off into the high tech park. When I'd worked across the highway by the Spectrum I remember seeing little bunnies sometimes. In my religion these are very good things. I always get a good feeling about Irvine. Although I have trouble reconciling this with the racist, conservative, greed mentality that pervades the place. Whatever.
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Honda Civic Si Si
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August 23, 2000
I finally got all the extra body pieces put on my car so I can put up some pictures of it. I'm thinking about getting the Jackson Racing supercharger for it. What'd ya think? 40% more horse power.
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Honda Civic Si Si
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August 23, 2000
I finally got all the extra body pieces put on my car so I can put up some pictures of it. I'm thinking about getting the Jackson Racing supercharger for it. What'd ya think? 40% more horse power.
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Honda Civic Si Si
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November 4, 2000
And here's the "Jon-mobile." It was a 9 hour drive from Monterey to San Diego and the Honda handled it pretty well. I guess a 50 disc CD changer would be nice. And the gratuitous lack of an adequate cup holder is disappointing. But the car is growing on me. Now I just need to find a better use for the back seat. (hint... hint...)
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2008 Honda Civic Mugen Si Modified 2008 Mugen Si
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
January 1998Remote Air Bag Deployment Report
Vehicle - 1998 Honda Civic LX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 227KB - 8 pages
February 1998Remote Air Bag Deployment Report
Vehicle - 1998 Honda Civic LX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 269KB - 9 pages
July 1998Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1998 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 271KB - 8 pages
August 1998Redesigned Air Bag Special Study (RABSS)
SCI Technical Summary Report
RABSS Vehicle - 1998 Honda Civic EX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 156KB - 10 pages
August 1998Remote Investigation of a Crash Involving a Non-available (removed) air bag
1995 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 321KB - 19 pages
October 1998Veridian On-Site Fail-to-Deploy Investigation
Vehicle: 1998 Honda Civic EX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 249KB - 16 pages
November 1998Redesigned Air Bag Special Study (RABSS)
SCI Technical Summary Report
RABSS Vehicle - 1998 Honda Civic LX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 165KB - 11 pages
November 1998Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1998 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 492KB - 9 pages
classified date 1999Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1998 Honda Civic EX, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 42.6MB - 120 pages
February 1999Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1998 Ford Contour (Vehicle 1) 1998 Honda Civic (Vehicle 2)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 280KB - 10 pages
classified date 2000Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2000 Honda Civic EX, 2-door coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 34.6MB - 94 pages
classified date 2000Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2000 Honda Civic LX, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 58.6MB - 122 pages
February 2000Remote Alleged Safety-Related Defect Report
Vehicle - 1999 Honda Civic LX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 636KB - 11 pages
classified date 2001Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2000 Honda Civic Si, 2-door coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.6MB - 104 pages
August 2001Veridian On-Site Side Impact Occupant Protection System Crash
2001 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 309KB - 23 pages
October 2001On-Site Advanced Occupant Protection System Investigation
Vehicle - 2001 Honda Civic LX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,135KB - 15 pages
November 2001On-Site Side Impact Occupant Protection System Crash Investigation
SCI Technical Summary Report
Vehicle - 2001 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 243KB - 14 pages
classified date 2002Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Honda Civic DX-V, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.9MB - 104 pages
classified date 2002Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2001 Honda Civic EX, 2-door coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.3MB - 122 pages
July 2002Veridian On-Site Air Bag Deployment Investigation
SCI Technical Summary Report
Vehicle - 1997 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 355KB - 16 pages
March 2003On Site Child Safety Seat Investigation
Vehicle - 2001 Honda Civic EX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3,675KB - 22 pages
April 2003ODI Potential Air Bag Failure Investigation / Vehicle to Object
2002 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,951KB - 19 pages
June 2003On Site Hybrid Vehicle Investigation / Vehicle to Vehicle
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,123KB - 22 pages
17 July 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 124: Accelerator Control Systems
2003 Honda Civic 4 Door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 3.4MB - 81 pages
24 July 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 401: Interior Trunk Release
2003 Honda Civic 4-Door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 689KB - 22 pages
8 August 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 301: Fuel System Integrity
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 3.2MB - 40 pages
19 August 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 207: Seating Systems
2003 Honda Civic DX 4 Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 13.1MB - 164 pages
25 September 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 110(Indicant): Tire Selection and Rims
2003 Honda Civic EX Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 921KB - 25 pages
April 2004Hybrid Vehicle Investigation / Vehicle to Object
2004 Honda Civic Hybrid
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3,235KB - 22 pages
August 2004Calspan On-Site Alternative Fuel Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 271KB - 16 pages
November 2004Calspan Remote Adult Air Bag Related Serious Injury Investigation
Vehicle - 1996 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 126KB - 13 pages
classified date 2005Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2001 Honda Civic EX, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.7MB - 103 pages
January 2005Calspan On-Site Child Safety Seat Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 218KB - 15 pages
May 2005Calspan On-Site Adult Air Bag Related Fatality Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2003 Honda Civic LX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 273KB - 15 pages
July 2005Child Safety Seat Investigation / Vehicle to Vehicle
2002 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,085KB - 17 pages
September 2005Combination Hybrid Vehicle Investigation/ Vehicle to Vehicle
2004 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,790KB - 21 pages
March 2006On-Site Rollover Investigation
Vehicle - 2006 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,791KB - 16 pages
20 April 2006Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2006 Honda Civic 4 Door LX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.4MB - 171 pages
May 2006Combination Child Safety Seat Investigation / Vehicle to Vehicle
1989 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,208KB - 22 pages
13 June 2006Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 214: Side Impact Protection (Indicant)
2006 Honda Civic 2-Door Coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 28.9MB - 121 pages
21 July 2006Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 214S: Side Impact Protection (Static)
2006 Honda Civic Coupe, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.2MB - 48 pages
5 September 2006Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Rigid Pole Side Impact Test
2006 Honda Civic 4-Dr DX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.3MB - 134 pages
29 October 2006Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 225: Child Restraint Anchorage Systems (Lower and Tether Anchorages)
2006 Honda Civic, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.4MB - 85 pages
February 2007Not-in-Traffic Surveillance Calspan Remote Backover Investigation
Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,283KB - 18 pages
February 2007Rollover Investigation / Vehicle v. Object
2006 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,266KB - 13 pages
May 2007Remote Not in Traffic Surveillance Hyperthermia Investigation
2004 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,087KB - 18 pages
4 September 2007Vehicle Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 208, Occupant Crash Protection; FMVSS 212, Windshield Mounting; FMVSS 219, Windshield Intrustion (Partial); FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity
2007 Honda Civic Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 18.9MB - 355 pages
6 September 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 301: Fuel System Integrity - Rear Impact
2007 Honda Civic 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.7MB - 38 pages
6 September 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 305: Electric Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection
2007 Honda Civic 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.3MB - 55 pages
October 2007Calspan Remote Air Bag Non-Deployment Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2004 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 170KB - 13 pages
December 2007Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle - 2007 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 196KB - 12 pages
January 2008Calspan On-Site Child Safety Seat Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2000 Honda Civic LX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 465KB - 16 pages
January 2008On-Site Side Impact Inflatable Occupant Protection Investigation
Vehicle - 2006 Honda Civic LX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 632KB - 16 pages
April 2008Remote SCI/NASS Combination Side Air Bag Investigation
2007 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,116KB - 12 pages
May 2008On-Site Rollover Investigation
2006 Honda Civic LX Coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3,379KB - 14 pages
June 2008On-Site Side Impact Inflatable Occupant Protection Investigation
Vehicle - 2007 Honda Civic LX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 494KB - 14 pages
August 2008On-Site Side Air Bag Investigation
2007 Honda Civic LX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,098KB - 14 pages
August 2008Remote Not-in-Traffic Surveillance Hyperthermia Investigation
1998 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,790KB - 22 pages
September 2008Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2008 Honda Civic Coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 559KB - 13 pages
November 2008On-Site Side Air Bag Investigation
2007 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 870KB - 15 pages
January 2009On-Site Hybrid Vehicle Investigation
Vehicle - 2006 Honda Civic CVT
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,826KB - 13 pages
February 2009Calspan On-Site Rollover Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2007 Honda Civic Si Coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 322KB - 13 pages
March 2009Calspan On-Site Side Impact Inflatable Occupant Protection System Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2007 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 273KB - 13 pages
April 2009Calspan On-Site Hybrid Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 247KB - 13 pages
May 2009Calspan On-Site Side Impact Inflatable Occupant Protection System Crash Investigation
Vehicle - 2009 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 163KB - 13 pages
May 2009On-Site Side Impact Inflatable Occupant Protection Investigation
Vehicle - 2007 Honda Civic Si
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,788KB - 14 pages
June 2009ODI Driver Air Bag Non-Deployment Investigation
2001 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 1,637KB - 14 pages
July 2009Calspan On-Site Side Impact Inflatable Occupant Protection System Crash Investigation
Vehicle 1: 2007 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 738KB - 19 pages
September 2009Calspan On-Site Hybrid Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 957KB - 16 pages
November 2009Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2006 Honda Civic Si Coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 761KB - 18 pages
December 2009Office of Defects Investigation Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2008 Honda Civic LX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 513KB - 15 pages
May 2010Calspan On-Site Side Impact Inflatable Occupant Protection System Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2008 Honda Civic Si Coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 803KB - 37 pages
May 2010On-Site Rollover Investigation
Vehicle - 2008 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 1,110KB - 13 pages
14 March 2011NHTSA Recall 11V176000
2011 Honda Civic
Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery:Fuel Pump
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
14 March 2011Recall Notification 2011 Model Year Civic Fuel Pump Module Roll Over Valve
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
To: Daniel C. Smith, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V176000

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- 589KB - 4 pages
14 March 2011Recall/Stop Sale of 2011 Civic (2-door / 4-door) Fuel Roll-over Valve Case Crack
American Honda Parts and Service Divisions
NHTSA Recall 11V176000

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- 30KB - 1 page
15 March 2011Safety Recall: Fuel Tank Unit Roll-Over Valve
Honda
NHTSA Recall 11V176000

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- 76KB - 2 pages
16 March 2011Fuel Pump Module Roll Over Valve
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
NHTSA Recall 11V176000

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- 27KB - 3 pages
Spring 2011IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V176000

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- 18KB - 1 page
May 2011IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE
American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V288000

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- 90KB - 2 pages
12 May 2011** UPDATE •• Request to Stop Sale 2012 Civic Fuel Leak Concern
Honda
NHTSA Recall 11V288000

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- 120KB - 4 pages
16 May 2011NHTSA Recall 11V288000
2012 Honda Civic
Fuel System, Other:Delivery:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
16 May 2011Recall Notification 2012 Model Year Honda Civic Fuel feed line
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V288000

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- 539KB - 3 pages
17 May 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 126: Electronic Stability Control Systems
2011 Honda Civic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 5.9MB - 65 pages
19 May 2011Fuel Feed Line
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
NHTSA Recall 11V288000

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- 27KB - 3 pages
20 May 2011Safety Recall: Fuel Line May Leak
Honda
NHTSA Recall 11V288000

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- 296KB - 8 pages
16 June 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 135: Light Vehicle Brake Systems
2011 Honda Civic EX-L, FWD, 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 14.8MB - 69 pages
25 July 2011Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V176000

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- 48KB - 2 pages
25 July 2011Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V288000

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- 42KB - 2 pages
21 October 2011Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V176000

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- 45KB - 2 pages
21 October 2011Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V288000

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- 40KB - 2 pages
27 January 2012Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V176000

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- 172KB - 2 pages
27 January 2012Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V288000

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- 174KB - 2 pages
30 April 2012Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V176000

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- 142KB - 2 pages
30 April 2012Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V288000

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- 142KB - 2 pages
30 July 2012Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V176000

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- 82KB - 2 pages
30 July 2012Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V288000

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- 83KB - 2 pages
26 October 2012Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V176000

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- 180KB - 2 pages
26 October 2012Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V288000

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- 180KB - 2 pages
23 January 2013Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V176000

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- 45KB - 2 pages
23 January 2013Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 11V288000

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- 45KB - 2 pages


1981 Specifications

ModelAutomatic Transmission
0-60 mph*15.1 seconds
80-0 mph*265 feet
Cornering Capability*0.700g
Interior Noise @ 70mph*78 dBA
Fuel Economy*26.5 mpg
*=Test conducted by Road & Track, May 1981 issue

2007 Specifications

LX
Body Type4-door sedan
DrivetrainFF
Engine TypeI4
Engine Displacement110 cu. in./1799cc
Valvetrain16-valve SOHC
Horsepower140 @ 6300 rpm
Torque128 @ 4300 rpm
Maximum Engine RPM6800
Transmission5-speed manual
First Gear Ratio3.14
First Gear MPH per 1000 RPM5.3
Second Gear Ratio1.87
Second Gear MPH per 1000 RPM8.9
Third Gear Ratio1.24
Third Gear MPH per 1000 RPM13.5
Fourth Gear Ratio0.95
Fourth Gear MPH per 1000 RPM17.6
Fifth Gear Ratio0.73
Fifth Gear MPH per 1000 RPM22.9
Final Drive Ratio4.29:1
Front SuspensionStruts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Rear SuspensionMultilink, coil springs, anti-roll bar
BrakesABS
Front Brakesvented disc
Rear Brakesdrum
Wheelbase106.3"
Length176.7"
Width69.0"
Height56.5"
Front Track59.0"
Rear Track60.2"
Front Seat Volume52 cu. ft.
Rear Seat Volume39 cu. ft.
Trunk Volume12 cu. ft.
Tire SizeP205/55R-16 89H
Fuel87-octane gasoline
Fuel Capacity13.2 gallons
Fuel Economy30 city/38 highway (EPA)
Maximum Speed125 mph (governor limited)
0-60 MPH (C/D test)7.7 seconds
1/4 Mile (C/D test)16.1 seconds @ 87 mph
Skidpad (300' diameter) (C/D test).81g
Braking (70-0 mph) (C/D test)191'
MSRP (Base)$17,555


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
2 January 2002Honda to Build 'Hybrid' Civic John Birchard, VOA News
8 July 2002Honda Presents New Hybrid Car John Birchard
25 February 2004New Release of D3 Automotive Designs Double XCB-C to increase torsional stiffness and increase chassis ridigity.D3 Automotive Designs
9 January 2006Honda wins car, truck of the year, unveils FitWikinews
31 July 20062006 Honda Civic SiStuart Simpson
22 November 2006Honda Civic tops Canada's list of most stolen carsWikinews
12 July 2007Civic Hybrid Owner Sues Honda Over Mileage ClaimsAnthony Fontanelle
20 December 2007Honda Civic Most Stolen Vehicle In CanadaAnthony Fontanelle
8 August 20092009 Honda Civic GX: Greenest Car Of The Year...AgainMac Demere
1 September 20092009 Honda Civic Test Drive: Powered by Natural GasMac Demere
6 January 2011Honda Cars of Katy Celebrates “Civic Week” on FacebookHonda Cars Of Katy
22 February 2012Jeep Compass disappoints, Honda Civic impressesEuro NCAP
23 July 2012American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Claude H. Harris)
12 August 2013The New Honda Civic Tourer - DriveWrite can't decide. Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
22 August 2013New Honda Civic Tourer with its X-rated curves Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
11 September 2013Finally: A New Civic Type R - But We’ve Got To Wait Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
15 October 2013Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC first drive review Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
6 January 2014Preowned Honda 1.5 Engine Acquired for Sale in Civic Inventory at PreownedEngines.com OnlinePreownedEngines.com
4 March 20142014 Honda Civic Type R Concept Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
4 September 20142014 Honda Civic sales fade with days of summer Parks McCants, TorqueNews
5 September 2014Honda Civic Black Edition 1.6 i-DTEC - First Drive Review Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
24 September 20142014 Honda Civic Black Edition 1.6 i-DTEC Review Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
10 February 20152015 Honda Civic SR 1.6 i-DTEC Review Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
25 June 2015Hot Honda Civic Si street mania alive and well in Miami Parks McCants, TorqueNews
30 October 2015Honda taking purchase orders for 2016 Civic Type-R Parks McCants, TorqueNews
15 December 2015Honda Civic Wins AutoGuide.com 2016 Car of the Year AwardAutoGuide.com
29 February 2016Why Some 2016 Honda Civic Owners Report Low MPG Parks McCants, TorqueNews
17 March 2016Belvoir Federal Gives Away a New Car in SweepstakesBelvoir Federal Credit Union
7 April 2016Another Death Linked to Defective Car AirbagsVOA News
11 August 2016Update: Brit built 2017 Honda Civic Hatchbacks dockside in Baltimore Parks McCants, TorqueNews
20 October 2016NHTSA confirms 11th U.S. fatality tied to rupture of Takata air bag inflatorNHTSA
22 June 2019Matt Castrucci Honda Spotlights the 2019 Civic’s Performance RatingsMatt Castrucci Honda


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - Racing Champions 369721995 Honda CivicThe Fast and The Furious, Series 1, 1:64 scale, modified, black
Die Cast - Hot Wheels 28758-0910 D1Honda Civic Si2001 First Editions, small scale, red w/white graphics & "Hot Wheels"
Die Cast - Johnny Lightning 375-08'99 Honda CivicStreet Freaks: Import Heat, small scale, white hatchback
Die Cast - Motor Max 6080002000 Honda Civic1:24 scale, red
Die Cast - Muscle Machines 71181'00 Honda Civic HBImport Tuner, 1:64 scale, blue custom hatchback
Die Cast - Muscle Machines 71181'00 Honda Civic HBImport Tuner, 1:64 scale, dark red custom hatchback
Die Cast - Hot Wheels J3269-0916Honda Civic Si2006 First Editions, small scale, dark red 2006
Die Cast - Hot Wheels K7651-0917H D1 G1Honda Civic SiCode Car, small scale, blue w/black & white graphics 2006
Die Cast - Hot Wheels M6913-0918CHonda Civic Si2008 All Stars, small scale, gold w/white 2006


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