• Apr 27, 2011
If you were counting down the days until you could build and price your very own 2012 Honda Civic, you can put away the fingers and toes. The Civic configurator is now online, and there are seven models and up to six different trim levels from which to choose.

Opt for the Civic Sedan and the base DX model comes in at $15,805 ($16,555 with $750 destination). That will net you a 140 horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder mated to a six-speed manual transmission and a lot of standard safety equipment. The top of the line EX-L comes in at $23,455 ($24,205 with destination), and includes leather seats, navigation, USB, Bluetooth, heated front seats and more. The base Civic Coupe commands $200 less than the Sedan, with a starting MSRP of $15,605 ($16,355 with destination). Both the Coupe and Sedan are rated at 39 highway miles per gallon.

The Civic Si Sedan and Coupe are available for $23,155 and $22,955, respectively, complete with a 201 horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder I-VTEC engine matched to a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission. Other standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, heavily bolstered seats with red contrast stitching and a tachometer with rev-limit indicator. Summer tires will bring your total up $200, while the Si with navigation is an extra $2,000 $1,500 over the base price.

At the top of the Civic food chain (at least in terms of price) is the Hybrid edition, with a starting price of $24,800 with destination. Add leather and navigation and you're looking at an MSRP of $27,500. The Civic Hybrid is rated at 44 mpg in both city and highway driving.

Head over to the Honda website to price your own Civic. Only the GX Natural Gas Vehicle is off limits, as it won't be available until late 2011.

*UPDATE: Honda tells us the navigation system is a $1,500-option.



Photos copyright ©2011 Zach Bowman / AOL

[Source: Honda]


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      NightFlight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Autoblog, this has been live for a week now. You are a bit late with this news.
      Smooth
      • 3 Years Ago
      Honda could add direct injection, turbos, xenons, push button start, have the Civic drive itself, marshmallow soft-touch plastics and 1000 HP and people would STILL not be happy. You just can't win. It's not even fun reading comments on anything anymore on Autoblog. It's so subjective it seems. No one actually says too much of anything worth talking about. It's sad. You have multiple people who clearly hate something, but yet keep showing up to make comments like they don't have anything else to do. You've got others trying to make sense, but they're bashed for actually talking about the overall car, not its styling or if the dashboard feels like a pillow. Actual car improvements are overlooked and people don't care to focus on them, only on the "negative". I really hope that everything the Civic doesn't offer to naysayers on here is offered in some other car in the class and they go and get that car. Negativity for the sake of being negative doesn't equate to much.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Smooth
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        TBN27
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Smooth
        I agree on so many levels. Thats why I ignore half of of these hell I am actually been very good with ignoring the comments to the articles. Today I failed though. That being said, I like the new Civic. I think last Gen Civic looked better but this one still is sweet inside and out. I just didn't buy one because the car I test drove it against at the same price was better equiped and felt roomier. But I love it!
      lili2sexc
      • 3 Years Ago
      They look like compact sized accords slightly, but it has a subtle sporty aggressiveness to it, besides the last gen civic was so far ahead of its time design-wise it forced everyone else to step their games up. I am wondering how old some of these folks are that are commenting. Also I am wondering why these same folks act like it is a crime to like honda, im thinking its some lifeless execs from chevy and ford, or some diehard american made car fans. I would like to for once go to the comments page of an article about Hondas and not see 90% negative comments that don't really have a basis on facts.
      Travisty
      • 3 Years Ago
      FYI, I'm pretty sure that all of the non-SI models have a 5sp, or at least that's what I could figure out by the (confusing) website.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stunning. 27 grand for a car that gets marginally better milage than the significantly cheaper Cruze or Focus? Laughable entry from Honda. They really phoned in this update.
        Bryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        Looks like the Honda loyalists are downranking you for stating the truth. No worries, I gave you a thumbs up! =)
          Zoom
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Bryan
          No loyalist here. Just factualist.
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        emperorkoku
        • 3 Years Ago
        Um, it gets considerably better mileage than anything but a Prius/Insight. I wish people would look at all the numbers, and not just the highway number....
      Bryan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah no thanks give me a Focus or Cruze anyday.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bryan
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          emperorkoku
          • 3 Years Ago
          I always find it hard to believe that there are really people who put their hatred of that particular union over what kind of cars they'll buy.
          Bryan
          • 3 Years Ago
          Yes thats right keep driving this country further into the toilet...and support evil Japnese governments..real good!
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        @Bryan
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        EnzoHonda
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bryan
        It's an evolutionary design, but I'm pretty sure you're not big on evolution. So I can understand your views.
      4gasem
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is what they bring to compete against Elantra, Focus, and Cruze? Hmm... It's like bringing a knife to a gun fight. Sorry, but this car does NOTHING for me. I'll take one Focus with a side of Cruze please... Come-on Honda... Stop banking on your past and come up with something new and eye catching.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @4gasem
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          longducdong
          • 3 Years Ago
          LOL at the Cruze? A car with some style, substance and value? The Elantra will eat the Civic's lunch, mark my words. The only people who will be attracted to these new Civics are blind morons like yourself, and Honda homers. Down rate this all you want, you know its true. Well, I take that back, the only people who will choose a Civic over a new Focus/Cruze/Elantra are geriatrics, librarians, and cafe dwellers. Those with any kind of soul or personality will avoid the Civic like the boring black plague that it is. Suck it, Honduh!!!!
          • 3 Years Ago
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          longducdong
          • 3 Years Ago
          So youre comparing the sportiest Civic to basic Elantras and Cruze? Theyre ECONOMY cars, not sport compacts. Its nice that Honda offers a performance version, but its ugly as heck, has the worst interior Ive seen in decades, and in typical Honda fashion, is a gutless wonder (even with improved torque). When you look at its competition (WRX, MS3, GTI, etc), you can clearly see how far behind the Si is. Its consistently rated at the bottom of its class! My 8 year old SVT Focus STILL posts numbers to this day that are comparable to the 2011 Si. LOL get your head out of your arse, and realize the Si is nothing special whatsoever. Just a fancy, boy racer version of the hideously lame and dull Civic. Oh, and when the Focus ST debuts, well, you know what will happen once again to the Si... youll be chasing Focus taillights around the track... as always.
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          TBN27
          • 3 Years Ago
          Please test drive all 4. What I found out for myself is that they all trump each other in many ways.
      ThirdEye
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know they make very reliable vehicles. I owned a few of their products in the past and loved them. However, I don't think there is a person here today that can tell me that this company doesn't have a image problem. Look at Honda's current line-up of cars! They look like some throw away experiment from Mitsubishi. Even the technology they use in these cars seem to be a step behind the competition. What is going on with, what used to be, the darling of the industry.?!
        Cawfebug
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ThirdEye
        I agree. I have had a few Hondas (CRX, 98 CRV, 01 ODESSEY, CIVIC hybrid). They have totally lost their way. I had problems with them just like any car. Especially my hybrid. I sold that after 1yr. I really don't like Honda design lately. I was excited to hear about the CR-Z, but the front end looks pretty darn sad.
      MasterAustin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Competition has improved and in many ways is better than what this Civic now has to offer with more technology and more toys. Another Honda product that is making themselves irrelevant by better competition.
        lne937s
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MasterAustin
        Honda's selling point was never about offering more "toys".
      Smooth
      • 3 Years Ago
      People, Honda should get SOME credit fro having a Civic for everyone. Want basic, good transportation? mainstream DX and LX models. Want a little more luxury? EX models. How about some sport? SI models. Want to be eco friendly, but don't want a hybrid? Check out the GX and HF models. Have a real green thumb? Hybrid all the way. No other car in the class has that in two different bodystlyles. Honda should get just a little credit for not limiting the Civic options. Just a little. They should also be applauded for doing so much with "old technology", like the 5 speed auto and the older 1.8 liter engine. FE is on par with class best WITHOUT DI, turbos, etc. That's kind of impressive if you ask me. Now would I like to see those features? Of course. But if I've got the same stuff the others have, using less, why bother? The Civic is going on 40 years old. Only the Corolla is older. The Civic is not class best anymore in every way. Competition has caught up no doubt. But the competition hasn't stood the test of time like the Civic has. Throughout those almost 40 years, there has been the Cavalier, Cobalt and now Cruze at Chevy; the Escort and Focus at Ford; the Protege and 3 at Mazda and some other cars that have come and gone. But only one Civic. So give it just a little credit for that. And at 40, you know how who are and what you're not. The Civic is at that stage in its life. The Cruze, Focus, Elantra and 3 are all babies in comparison to the Civic. But they still haven't found or proven themselves yet.
        Smooth
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Smooth
        * that should be "who you are" not "how". haha sorry.
      CrossBonz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man that is bland. Look like a Toyota in the rear. I couldn't be more underwhelmed.
      SJ
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe Honda would start upping their game if their pathetic fanbois would stop justifying all of their faults. Look at comments on Civic articles compared to the rest of the autoblog articles.... OMG HONDA CIVIC IS THE BEST, + 16 Honda's aging engine tech, declining fit and finish, and lackluster new desigs could really use some upgrading -100000
        ravenosa
        • 3 Years Ago
        @SJ
        This one of these "objective opinions" you speak of, SJ?
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