Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,734 - $24,305
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
113-197
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,734 - $24,305
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
113-197
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Honda Civic If...

If you appreciate world-class refinement (along with impressive mileage), and you're looking to spend anywhere from $16,000 to $24,000 for a new car, your test-drive schedule might not c...

2009 Honda Civic Owner Reviews

4.22

415 Reviews

42% 41% 14% 3% 1 star 0%

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Honda Civic it is efficient recommended price value is reasonable for anybody.

Driving a Honda Civic it has a good fuel mileage you can carry up to 5 passengers in the car. It is a comfortable vehicle to be in and it is not expensive car to purchase it is a reasonable price that you can afford. Especially you get a lot of power out of the vehicle it has an extremely low maintenance costs it is easy to understand the nav system for the oil change it only needs to be changed every 5, 000 miles. Throughout the experience that I have had in this it is comfortable and sophisticated it is a fun car to drive especially with the manual transmission it makes a big difference in fuel consumption. In this car it has an AUX cord where you can plug your phone to play music and the speakers of this car it is decent to hear and throughout the whole car. I haven't had any type of issues with this car in the last couple of years everything is about maintenance and always checking on it there has not been any type of malfunction. Upon many people I have always checked on people's opinions to see what they said about owning this type of vehicle and the rating that people have been giving, for power, handling, looks/style, front seats, back seats, cargo capability, family, value, and purchase is a recommended for everyone to get for themselves. I am a huge of Honda Civics vehicles that they have developed and it is companies high reputation.

- J B

Reliability and comfort! Perfect car for myself.

I believe Honda's are very reliable. I rarely have issues with it besides the typical maintenance. It is a easy smooth drive and I love that my speed is digital. I have the basics that I need like an AUX cord, cruise control. My car is also pretty cheap to fill up with gas and my gas last a while. Repairing my car if needed has always been in a reasonable price range which helps my budget. I feel like it has plenty of room for anything I need. I have even been able to fit a 60 inch TV into my car. I think the Honda Civics are a great size to fit into any parking spot without being to small of a car. One thing about my car is it does not have pockets on the back of the seats but that is of course no deal breaker. I just like extra storage. I could also see if you were a pretty tall person it could be hard to get out of the car and have your legs in a comfortable position. When I take my car to get repairs I usually take it to the Honda dealership and they are very helpful and good at what they do which I feel like it is a perk of owning a Honda. I would continue to buy Honda's and I like most of the sedan models. I always recommend my car to anyone who is looking because I think it is a very reliable car that has been perfect for myself. I and very comfortable in it and do not see myself changing anytime soon.

- Kayla M

Test drivers said the 2009 Hyundai Elantra not only has comfortable front seats.

When it was new, car reviewers said you couldn't go wrong with the 2009 Honda Civic. They said that it not only looks sleek on the outside, but it also has great interior quality. The Civic has excellent crash test ratings, though several safety features, like electronic stability control and traction control, only came with higher trims. Test drivers also applauded the Civic for its quiet, smooth ride and good fuel economy. The base Civic coupe and sedan have a 1. 8-liter four-cylinder engine. Reviewers found the Civic is, which has a 2. 0-liter engine, particularly fast and agile, but said the base engine would work for most buyers. The Civic does not have many standard features, though, and you'll have to choose a higher trim to get standard air conditioning and a radio. Available features on the Civic include air conditioning, a radio, an auxiliary jack, cruise control, navigation, satellite radio, Bluetooth and a USB port.

- Sean S

Ranked #7 Compact Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$15,305 - $16,305
$4,734 - $6,085

Horsepower

Horsepower
140 hp
140 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L SOHC MPFI 16
1.8L SOHC MPFI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 - 42.6 in.
42.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38 - 39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
30.3 - 34.6 in.
34.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.1 - 37.4 in.
37.4 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11.5 - 12 cu. ft.
12 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth

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
104.3 - 106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 - 35.4 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
175.5 - 176.7 in.
176.7 in.

Width

Width
68.9 - 69 in.
69 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2588 - 2692 .lbs
2648 - 2709 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
140 hp
140 hp

Torque

Torque
128 ft. lbs.
128 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.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.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 35 mpg
26 - 35 mpg

City

City
25 - 26 mpg
25 - 26 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 - 36 mpg
34 - 36 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety