- sedan 54,105
- 9,998 fair
- Somersworth, NH
- 5 years
2011 honda civic review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. A wide range of models is available. They're easy to drive, with ample windows that provide outstanding outward visibility. we found ride quality in the civic solid but not overly firm, with less road noise and wind whistle than is common for the class. The stiff chassis gives the civic a solid and planted feel, with impressive stability and responsive steering, while the relatively long wheelbase smoothes the ride. Inside, the civic is pleasant, attractive and inviting. Bluetooth and navigation are available. safety features include side-impact airbags as standard equipment. Vehicle stability assist electronic stability control comes on the civic ex-l, hybrid, and si models. the 2011 honda civic comes in coupe and sedan versions. We found the civic lx sedan the most comfortable model. The hybrid model features dramatically reduced emissions, and it delivers an epa-rated 40/43 mpg city/highway. the civic gx sedan uses natural gas for fuel. Natural gas is available to residents of california, new york, utah and oklahoma and is used by fleets elsewhere. for 2011 the honda civic line remains essentially unchanged. Its styling was last freshened in 2009, after a total redesign for the 2006 model year. lineupthe 2011 honda civic dx coupe 15,605) and sedan 15,805) come with power windows, tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, height-adjustable driver's seat and fold-down rear seatback. The coupe gets a rear decklid spoiler. Brakes are disc in front, drum in rear. The p195/65r15 tires are on steel wheels with full wheelcovers. The civic lx-s sedan 18,355) upgrades to alloy wheels, exclusive sport-trimmed black cloth seats with synthetic suede bolsters and silver stitching, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rear deck spoiler, and a chrome exhaust tip. A 5-speed automatic 800) is optional. the civic ex coupe and sedan 19,605) skip some of the lx-s model's fancy trim but add a power moonroof; variable-speed intermittent windshield wipers; a second 12-volt power outlet; a 60/40 split folding rear seatback; and outside temperature indicator. The steering wheel adds audio controls; while the keyless remote adds a trunk release button. The sedan's stereo adds two speakers (for a total of six); while the coupe gets a 350-watt, seven-speaker system; both get a usb interface. Both ex models are also available with automatic transmission, xm satellite radio, and voice-recognition navigation 22,405). A 5-speed automatic 800) is optional. the civic ex-l coupe and sedan 21,955) add leather seats with seat heaters, leather-trimmed steering wheel and armrest, heated mirrors, and vehicle stability assist and brake assist. They come only with a 6-speed manual transmission. Other go-fast goodies include a limited-slip differential, sports suspension, vehicle stability assist with traction control, and p215/45vr17 tires on 17-inch alloy wheels. Fog lights come standard. Inside are synthetic suede sport seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an aluminum shift knob. Both coupe and sedan get the 350-watt, seven-speaker stereo. Packages include high-performance tires for the coupe 22,405) and sedan 22,605); plus xm and navigation 24,205 and $24,405). the civic hybrid sedan 23,950) features a continuously variable automatic transmission (cvt), automatic climate control, a roof-mounted radio antenna, a rear decklid spoiler, and hybrid-pertinent digital data displays. Vehicle stability assist comes standard. The hybrid is available with the navigation system and xm satellite radio 25,950) and with a leather interior 25,150) including heated front seats and side mirrors, or with the leather package, navigation, and xm 27,150). the civic gx 25,490) is essentially an lx sedan with a 1. 8-liter engine powered by natural gas. It comes only with a 5-speed automatic transmission. walkaroundhonda civic comes in two distinct body styles, sedan and coupe, and they do not share any body panels. The honda civic sedan has a lower grille with a tall, trapezoidal center opening and secondary scoop-like openings on either side. A grid-like insert in the center opening contrasts with a kind of cyclone-fence theme in the side scoops. Slender headlamp assemblies angle upwards as they curve around the fenders; visually connecting them is a bright bar with the honda h at the center and another slim air opening underneath. Around back, another bright chrome bar connects the taillights just above the indentation for the license plate. the coupe's upper grille has the honda logo centered in an oval-themed black mesh, with a more shallow lower trapezoidal opening, and scoops at either side that are drawn out wide and horizontal and divided midway by a horizontal strut. save for a lower body character line, the sides of the civic are more slab than sensuous. Understated fender blisters break up the otherwise featureless expanse. Honda calls it a monoform design, and a central expression of this is the windshield, the leading edge of which reaches into the hood all the way to the middle of the front wheel wells, pushing the cab-forward design concept to a new extreme. On the coupe, the windshield is raked at a radical 21. 9 degrees; the sedan's at a barely more upright 23. 9 degrees. the coupe's spoilered, rounded rear profile suggests sleek swiftness. The sedan's somewhat abbreviated trunk lid and high, chunky tail add perceived mass to a tightly proportioned, smallish sedan. details and markings distinguish each trim level. on the si sedan, the grille bar is black instead of chrome. On both the coupe and sedan, an si badge tucks into the grille's lower left side, and oval fog lights are set into the bumper's outboard openings. An i-vtec label appears just forward of the rear wheel well; on the si sedan it's placed low on the rear door. A rear spoiler wraps over the outboard edges of the sedan's trunk lid; on the coupe, the spoiler is free-standing. Both sedan and coupe roll on their own unique alloy wheels. The hybrid is understated, with just a small hybrid badge under the right rear taillight. The dx edges more toward spartan inside, while the ex heads toward lush. Fit and finish meet honda standards. Plastic trim elements look high-grade, although the multi-piece dash invites concern about high-mileage squeaks and buzzes. seats are comfortable, not plush. Seat bottoms provide better than average thigh support. The manual height adjustment on the driver's seat pivots on front hinges, forcing drivers to choose between seat height and legroom. The si models get sport front seats with synthetic suede upholstery and more aggressive bolsters both bottom and side for improved support. the view out the front, with the expansive windshield, low cowl and sloping hood, is unparalleled in the class. A commensurately low beltline would enhance side vision, but otherwise there's little about which to complain. Tiny front quarter windows on the sedan, necessary to allow the front door windows to roll all the way down, push the side rear-view mirrors a bit too far rearward for quick and easy glances at neighboring lanes. controls are for the most part where they should be, but not necessarily as they should be. There's little symmetry in organization or shape of features and interfaces. It's not an unpleasant look, but one that requires some acclimation. Despite the seeming logic of the two-tier instrument display, we still haven't adjusted to the resulting weird pod draped over the top of the dash. the dash itself seems endlessly deep; draped across its top, in front of the driver, is a hooded opening with a digital speedometer between lcd coolant temperature and fuel level gauges. Down below, in the more common place for instruments, a large, round, analog tachometer dominates the view through the top half of the steering wheel, with warning lights to either side. 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