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The just-out 2012 Civic is the best compact car The new Civic combines the right of technology with a very cockpit, dazzling instrument roomy back seat, and fuel economy. Because it s fun to drive, the Civic edges out the compact ever, the current Elantra.

The Civic is not without particularly the failure to offer on the majority of Civics, and a timid drop of navigation systems. Once again, the line behind Honda.

Five Four Trim Lines for Honda Civic

Honda s generation of Civics comprises models: gasoline sedan and in four trim lines DX, LX, EX, EX-L); a mpg-optimized sedan HF); sport coupe and sedan that are truly (Civic Si), 44 mpg city-and-highway (Civic Hybrid), and natural gas (Civic Natural Gas). All this spring, except the Natural Gas in the fall. There is no station wagon; instead, you re to go buy a Honda CR-V mini-SUV.

Civics Don t Come Cheap

One on Honda is that they the good stuff off the cheaper That s the case here. in the U.S. there s a dealer the stripper Honda Civic DX for the s base price, $16,555 freight.

It comes with transmission, no radio and no air-conditioning, but the do roll up and down. The real ones you d consider buying with the Civic LX sedan at and LX automatic at $19,405.

The truly interesting Civics, in terms of forward-thinking technology, at $21,155 with the Civic EX. Civics, only with the EX and sedans ($22,705) do you get Bluetooth story ) and only with the EX and can you get a navigation package that $1,500. So the 2012 Civics at $15,805 without freight turn into $22,000

Honda i-MID: Affordable Display in the Car

The most impressive of the 2012 Honda Civic is the Multi-Information Display (i-MID) on models (the Civic DX t count). Honda Civics a two-tier instrument panel. In to the usual instrument panel you see the spokes of the steering wheel, s also a secondary tier of at the base of the windshield comprising a speedometer and the i-MID, a color LCD

The i-MID replicates much of the from the center stack: information including artist, and album information from music player, simplified arrows, along with nag (door ajar, keys in Others have done things such as Ford its of 4-inch LCD screens in the main panel. Honda with the i-MID panel is a step

Effectively, it s a head-up display inside the car.

Why In-Car HUD Helps Both Buyer Sets

With the Civic, two buyers are on Honda s Millenials and Baby Boomers. For the demographic, i-MID brings you in touch to your inner (A USB jack is standard.) For boomers, the of whom just turned 65 and all of are in desperate need of reading the distance to the digital speedometer and the means you can sort-of focus on the displays say even if you re not wearing glasses. And for everyone, it s easier to down slightly than it is to over and down at the center info.

It s easier still to at a true HUD that floats the just above the base of but a) HUDs cost $1,000 and b) they only show and simplified navigation instructions, not track you re hearing from Perry or Cool the Gang.

New Disappointing Low Price

At the press Honda burned our ears the revised navigation system come with a new, price and then didn t pricing until hours the car s launch at the New York International Show today. So, here it is: That s nice but, Honda, it s nothing special. At on-board navigation would be

Navigation in the old Civic was adequate at and this is a step up. The 6.5-inch TFT display is adequate, too; 8 would have been Navigation now includes subscription-free FM traffic data map overlays. puts its navigation system on a flash memory chip rather than a DVD drive or disk, which helped the cost down.

Some.

Other Good in the New Civic

Fuel Economy Up As As 8%

Honda tweaked the engine and to improve fuel economy by up to 8% on the Sedans with automatics. The common model, the Civic LX with a five-speed automatic 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway, 32 mpg combined. sedans models including with the five-speed manual are at 1 mpg different.

The sporty Civic Si a six-speed manual (only) is at 22/31/25.


Honda Civic HF: 41 MPG Few Options

For drivers looking to eke the mileage out of a non-hybrid, Honda the Civic HF sedan for $20,205 $750 freight and slots it the Civic LX at $19,405 and Civic EX at It s rated at 29 mpg city, 41 mpg highway, 33 mpg Whether it s worth an extra to get aero wheelcovers and 2 mpg more on trips is up to you.

Ford and have eco models with upcharges; in comparison, every Elantra gets 40 mpg highway and s no extra-cost eco model. The Civic EX makes you do without navigation or

Civic Hybrid: 44 MPG All the Time

will sell a true Hybrid for $24,800, $26,300 for the with navigation. It gets 44 mpg 44 mpg highway, and not unsurprisingly, 44 mpg combined. notes that s the best economy of any vehicle in its class a Toyota Prius is a different car). Honda boosted the of the gasoline engine for a bit more

Most impressively, Honda to lithium-ion batteries that are more powerful and far more You lose some trunk but it may be acceptable, and the fold-down rear are reduced to a pass-through. For Honda, may be the model that finally the Prius some competition.

from the hybrid, there ll be a Natural Gas offered this Price hasn t been It burns cleanly but won t have the of gasoline-powered models.

Home will be possible.

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Honda Si: A True Performance Car

I briefly the Honda Civic Si on an autocross and was enough to convince me this is a sporting vehicle, not just one car with rallye strips and It is quick, corners with body roll, and is a hoot to You can get it in sedan or coupe models, a six-speed manual only. The Si run $23,155 to $24,655.

And you still get 25 mpg overall, 31 mpg on the highway. A sixth gear ratio the engine can turn low rpm s with driving.

On the Road: Great Car to

In a day of driving in and around Washington, I was by the Civic s all-round excellence. It s comfortable, responsive if not lightning-fast, the systems work well, and seat room is excellent. Fit and is impressive.

I can t imagine a better car the 2012 Honda Civic, the Hyundai Elantra comes

You will be excused for not noticing if you re a 2012 Civic. Honda the one-motion styling of the 2006-2011 was so popular (their words) it was over more or less (my words).

Should You Buy? If You Go EX or Better

There are a lot of good cars available. With of the 2012 Honda Civic, s a new king, dethroning the short-term Hyundai Elantra. Both great cockpits and roomy seats.

The Honda handles and has more model choices. come with USB jacks Honda leaves Bluetooth off the of Civics it sells; Hyundai it off the base Elantra but there it s in a options package.

If you want a a you really have to go for the EX or EX-L that include Bluetooth.

The new Ford Focus is also a competitor and should be considered, for the excellence of Sync and MyFord Also look at the VW Golf sportier), Subaru Impreza, (less back seat and Nissan Sentra.

The Civic is good enought that it chip away at some sales.

2012 Honda

Pros: All-round excellence, models (gas, eco, natural gas), USB standard, fuel economy, cheaper system, good handling, cockpit for a compact, i-MID LCD at base of windshield.

Cons: No available on most Civics. navigation isn t the breakthrough Honda Six-speed automatic might pushed Civics past 40 mpg

Bottom line: A stunning Civic (that looks much like the 2006-2011 gets better in almost way. The best Civics at $21,000, not $17,000. The i-MID man s HUD belongs on every car.

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