The Honda Civic traces its ancestry all the way back to 1972 and earned a lasting reputation as a fuel-efficient, reliable and affordable car during an era of rising fuel prices in the United States. It remains one of the top-selling cars even as trucks and utility vehicles threaten to eclipse the entire market. As you'd expect of a nameplate of its age, the Civic has consisted of many iterations. While its styling for years tended toward the unremarkable, Honda gave the Civic a fastback-inspired makeover for the 10th and current generation, starting with the 2016 model year, with a more aggressive, chrome-wing face, long wheelbase, boomerang-shaped taillights and plenty of sheet metal creases. The 2018 Honda Civic in five trim levels: LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L and Touring, with manual transmissions an option on the LX and EX-T models. You can also buy coupe and hatchback body styles, plus the high-performance Si and Type R versions, but we'll focus this buyer's guide on the four-door sedan. Our buyer's guide aims to help you make an educated decision about whether to buy the 2018 Honda Civic. We'll touch on safety and reliability ratings, engine specs, horsepower, fuel-economy ratings and pricing, and we'll conclude with a summary of Autoblog's most recent test-drive review of the Civic. What are the Honda Civic safety ratings? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the 2018 Civic its top rating of five stars for overall rating, side-crash and rollover-crash protection. It gets four of five stars for frontal crashes. Over at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which conducts its own crash tests, the 2018 Civic earns "good" ratings for crashworthiness across the board, plus a "superior" rating for front crash avoidance and mitigation, with optional equipment. IIHS gives the Civic a "poor" rating for headlights, one of the organization's newest areas of scrutiny, and an "acceptable" rating for ease of use of its child-seat LATCH anchors. Visit the NHTSA and IIHS websites to review ratings on the specific vehicle you're researching, since ratings may differ for Civics from other model years. Is the Honda Civic reliable? J.D. Power has not reviewed the Honda Civic going back at least as far as the 2009 model. NHTSA has reported no recalls of the 2018 Honda Civic. Find a 2018 Honda Civic Sedan for sale near you. How much interior and cargo room does the Honda Civic have? Headroom is greatest in the LX model, which doesn't feature a sunroof, freeing up 39.3 inches in front and 37.1 inches in the rear. All other trims, with sunroofs, measure up at 37.5 inches in front and 36.8 inches in back. All models offer 42.3 inches of legroom in the front seats and 37.4 inches in back. Trunk volume is 15.1 cubic feet in all models save for the Touring, which offers 14.7 cubic feet. What are the Honda Civic engine specs and horsepower? Honda equips the LX and EX models with a 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder engine that makes 158 horsepower …
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|MPG||28 City / 40 Hwy|
|Transmission||6-spd man w/OD|
|Power||158 @ 6500 rpm|
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