Honda Civic

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

82
Priced From $15,995
MPG 32.0
Styles Reviewed
CoupeCoupe Scores for this style only
SedanSedan Scores for this style only
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2012 models 82
2011 models 83
2010 models 81
2009 models 84
2008 models 81

Motor Trend

12/22/11
2011-12-22
87
100

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Carlos Lago Carlos Lago Score Pending 2012 Honda Civic Sedan

The Civic Si sedan encapsulates the same things we enjoy from the coupe (and the things we aren’t particularly fond of) without diminishing any of the performance. It’s the same fun, now comfortably seating four. For only $200 more, we’re still hunting for a downside.

CarReview.com

03/21/12
2012-03-21
87
100

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Sean Coffey Sean Coffey Score Pending 2012 Honda Civic Coupe

The ideal Civic Si owner seeks a practical, affordable and fuel efficient car that occasionally impersonates a race car. There are faster cars, and also cars that get even better mileage. But there aren’t many that offer such an enjoyable mix of both.

AutoGuide.com

07/20/12
2012-07-20
86
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2012 Honda Civic Coupe

Decisively more fun, though missing some power, the HFP is the Civic Si we wanted all along. If there’s any down side it’s that you have to pay so much more to get what the Si should have been all along.

MotorWeek

06/02/11
2011-06-02
86
100

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2012 Honda Civic Coupe

The 2012 Honda Civic delivers everything faithful Civic buyers demand: stellar ride, fine handling, and fuel economy, with the comfort and features of a larger car.

Washington Post

09/28/12
2012-09-28
86
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2012 Honda Civic Sedan

The more I drove that car, the more I loved it, and the more I understood why so many people love the Honda Civic even though, I still maintain, it has been surpassed by so many rivals in exterior and interior styling.

AutoGuide.com

04/20/11
2011-04-20
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2012 Honda Civic Coupe

Few cars are as rewarding to drive as the Civic Si – and there are even fewer for this money. Plus, it still doubles as a perfect daily driver. The Civic Si now stands very much alone in the front-drive performance coupe segment.

About.com

11/28/11
2011-11-28
85
100

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Aaron Gold Aaron Gold 7.1 out of 10 2012 Honda Civic Coupe

The Civic Si isn’t the fastest, or the best handling, or the best looking. But it’s fast, it’s frisky, and it’s a whole lot of fun, and even if the engine isn’t all I had hoped for, I couldn’t help but smile every time I drove it.

CNET.com

12/17/11
2011-12-17
85
100

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Antuan Goodwin Antuan Goodwin 7.2 out of 10 2012 Honda Civic Coupe

High-revving horsepower plays second fiddle to vastly improved midrange torque and slightly refreshed cabin technology in the 2012 Honda Civic Si.

Motor Trend

04/17/12
2012-04-17
85
100

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Nate Martinez Nate Martinez Score Pending 2012 Honda Civic Sedan

The 2012 Honda Civic HF is an environmentally friendly, high-MPG, high-value vehicle attractive to the masses. Its design is simple, aerodynamically efficient, and stylish.

Automobile Magazine

12/16/11
2011-12-16
84
100

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Joe Lorio Joe Lorio 8.3 out of 10 2012 Honda Civic Sedan

Overall, the Civic Si is a small car with plenty of practical virtues. But even with its extra performance, it’s not a machine to create excitement among any but the most ardent Honda fans.

Motor Trend

04/28/11
2011-04-28
83
100

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Ron Kiino Ron Kiino 7.6 out of 10 2012 Honda Civic Sedan

What’s lost in the new Civic — the old car’s charming, quick turn-in and descriptive ride — is made up for with refined road manners, more composure at the limit, improved fuel economy, and added interior room and conveniences.

About.com

04/21/11
2011-04-21
83
100

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Aaron Gold Aaron Gold 7.1 out of 10 2012 Honda Civic Coupe

The 2012 Honda Civic may not be flawless, but it delivers everything most car owners need: Good looks, good space, good power, great fuel economy, and outstanding reliability.

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