Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,644 - $11,690
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
29 City / 41 HWY
Horsepower
110-201
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,644 - $11,690
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
29 City / 41 HWY
Horsepower
110-201
Seats
5

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.8 Comfort 3.9 Styling 3.2 Value 3.8

Editor's Overview

While not quite cutting-edge, the redesigned 2012 Honda Civic remains a smart choice for those in need of capable, competent transportation. Offered with a range of engines, including hybrid and...

2012 Honda Civic Owner Reviews

4.4
899 Reviews
52% 38% 8% 1% < 1%
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2012 Honda Civic EX Coupe - Same Honda Quality with a Sports Car Feel

2012 Honda Civic EX Coupe

This vehicle has the great Honda quality with the sporty and sleek look. It has driven over 1,000 miles at a time, and it did all of that on a little over 4 tanks of gas which can hold around 11 gallons at a time. The Honda Civic EX Coupe has a sunroof, easy displayed speedometer, and a spacious trunk. It also has a radio with a CD player as well as a place for an auxiliary cord and a car charger to plug in. The car is easy to drive, however it sits very low to the ground so the ride is not as smooth as other higher sedans or Honda Civics. Also, the backseat is very small, so unless the driver and passenger are shorter and can sit further towards the front, there is not much leg room in the back for an adult passenger to sit comfortably. It can fit up to 4 adults, but it will not be very spacious. The media display area makes it easy to check the oil level, which is helpful for deciding when to take the car in for an oil change, and it also makes changing the clock and adjusting the audio levels easier and more accessible. Some parts of the media display level can also be adjusted from buttons on the steering wheel, which makes the driver able to change settings without taking their eyes off the road. Even after 100,000 miles, this car has not had any major problems, and the parts have been pretty easy to acquire from vendors or from Honda themselves. This car is trustworthy and comfortable for short commutes or long distances, which makes it the perfect car for someone who is single or does not have kids. I would definitely purchase this vehicle again.

- Meredith C

Great first car with very little complaints.

2012 Honda Civic

The 2012 Honda Civic has a number of wonderful features. I do not have very many complaints. This car gets great gas mileage, especially on long road trips. Sometimes I have reached 50mph on long road trips. Driving in the city I get probably 25 mph on average but I live in a place with a lot of mountains. The seats could be more comfortable but it is not a deal-breaker for me. I enjoy the digital speedometer to really keep me from speeding. The display is easy to navigate and read. There is a neat option to put a photo of your choosing, whether it be a photo of your family, your pet, landscape, etc. The trunk has way more space than I would have anticipated for this size of a car. I never have a problem with storage. This car is so easy to handle and drive, I believe anyone could drive a Honda Civic with ease. This was my very first I had ever owned and I believe it is a great car for a beginner driver. The price also is pretty good- I believe I paid just under $20, 000. I have the lx model, so nothing too fancy but it gets me around just fine. One complaint I have is I think the tire pressure monitoring system sensor is sensitive because mine seems to break often. Luckily, it is not a crucial part of the car, I just make sure to check my tire pressure often. Some states do require the sensor to be working in proper condition in order to pass an inspection.

- Nicole D

Best description of my car. My car is a very reliable, easy to maintain car.

2012 Honda Civic DX Coupe

The problems I have had with my car is the air conditioner going out it seems like every summer, keeping the tires aligned. The performance of my car is awesome I get 433 miles on a full 12 gallon tank. My car runs and rides very smoothly. It is very reliable the only time it has not run is when I completely ran out of gas. I have never been stuck on the side of the road needing a tow. The only time I have ever been stuck on the side of the road to change a tire. It is very comfortable with lots of legroom for both front and back seat riders. The seats are very comfy. All features are electric except the door locks, has a CD player, a gage for the motor rpms even though it is an automatic transmission, running lights that come on as soon as you start the car that is very interesting to me because this is the first car I have ever had that had that feature. The speedometer is digital which I really like because I do not have to guess at the speed I am going. The middle console is also a storage place. It came with easy to wash removable floor mats. It has power windows. The gas tank locks with any easy push button release. It is grey with a grey interior. The seats recline so you can sleep comfortably and can access the trunk through the backseat.

- Sue Ann R

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Key Specs

Overview

Horsepower

Horsepower
140 hp
110 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L SOHC MPFI 16
1.8L SOHC MPFI 16

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.1 in.
39 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
30.8 in.
36.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
34.3 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11.7 cu. ft.
6.1 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65HR15
P195/65HR15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.1 in.
105.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.5 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
176.1 in.
177.3 in.

Width

Width
69 in.
69 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2716 lbs.
2848 - 2855 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
140 hp
110 hp

Torque

Torque
128 ft. lbs.
106 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight

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
32 mpg
33 mpg

City

City
28 mpg
27 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 - 39 mpg
38 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

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

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety