Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,068 - $5,998
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
35 City / 40 HWY
Horsepower
100-160
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,068 - $5,998
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
35 City / 40 HWY
Horsepower
100-160
Seats
5

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2005 Honda Civic Owner Reviews

4.19
372 Reviews
44% 35% 17% 3% 1%
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2005 Honda Civic LX SE Coupe

My car is a 5 seater Honda civic lx special edition. It runs 30 miles per gallon, with a 5 speed stick shift. It is fuel-efficient and has an environmentally friendly engine. It has been extremely reliable. It has been run on very little oil, the tires have been super bald, and even the battery has gone bad. All of these show I am not the best of car owners, but it still chugs along. This car can handle it. Every time I go in for an oil change I feel proud because that tends to be the only issue other than possible replacements with time. This was the car I learned to drive stick shift on. I like how the car made learning easy with is smooth gear transitions and easy to feel clutch. The engine does not mind hitting the occasional 6k on the tachometer - Hondas are just build for that kind of thing. The gas mileage is incredible. Obviously when you buy a Honda you are not paying for its bells and whistles - you are paying for a good, reliable, and dependable vehicle. So as far as the quality of the interior/options go, it is not great. You could easily find a car in the same category as the civic with more options, but you'll usually compromise on reliability. Overall it is a great car.

- Ashley R

Older, quirky fixer-upper, but reliable car over-all

2005 Honda Civic EX Sedan

I have mixed feelings about my car. It is my first and I have only had it for a little over a year but I would already like a new one. I bought it used, and it had over 176,000 miles on it and was still in good conditions so as far as dependability goes my accord is good and reliable. It will last a long time as long as it's taken well care of and the maintenance isn't too difficult. However, I have had an increasing amount of items that need to be replaced/fixed over time so with how much money I will need to spend on making it completely safe to drive, it is probably better to just upgrade to a newer car altogether. It needs a new solenoid, the acceleration isn't as good as it should be, the tires spin and slide when the streets are wet, and the ac sometimes requires an extra hit on the dash before it kicks in. But all that can be fixed over time, everything electrical works just fine and it's still a dependable daily mode of transportation if you have no other choice.

- Naomi J

A reliable spacious four door Honda Civic.

2005 Honda Civic

Well I live by the shore, two blocks away from the ocean and one black away from the marsh national environment for wild animals. And when it floods over here the salt water will flood the streets so being forced to drive through it my breaks are now a little rusted. I am going to replace them soon but besides that my care is pretty comfortable. It does not pick up speed as fast as I would like it to be it is also not on the newer side. It gets me from point A to point B. I have always liked Civics because I like small cars. It is a four door so I am able to easily take my boyfriend's child's car seat in and out. The trunk is pretty spacious so we have all of his presents in there for his birthday coming up. I really have no complaints about my Civic, its my first car and has a decent amount of miles on it. I have always heard a Civic will be reliable for a long period of time and that is all I really care about honesty.

- Shannon H

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Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

Kelley Blue Book
$13,260 (MSRP)
$20,910 - $21,760 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 hp
100 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.7L SOHC MPFI 16
1.7L SOHC SMPI 16

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 in.
39.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36 in.
36 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.9 cu. ft.
7 cu. ft.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.1 in.
103.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.1 ft.
34.1 ft.

Length

Length
175.4 in.
175.4 in.

Width

Width
67.5 in.
67.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2449 lbs.
2685 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 hp
100 hp

Torque

Torque
110 ft. lbs.
98 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
N/A lbs.
N/A lbs.

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
8.0 GGE gal.

Combined

Combined
35 mpg
32 mpg

City

City
32 mpg
30 mpg

Highway

Highway
38 mpg
34 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety