When you open the hood of the new Honda Civic Sedan 2012, you will be pleased to find an improved version of the 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine in last year's model. It boasts 140 horsepower at 6500 RPM and 128 lb-ft of torque at 4300 RPM. Other good news is that the fuel economy has improved from last year's 25 MPG to 28 MPG city and from 36 MPG to 39 MPG highway for automatic transmission - even better if the manual transmission is selected. One will continue to be impressed by the manual transmission's light clutch and precise shifter that makes for pain-free operation during traffic jams. The new Honda Civic is actually 58 pounds lighter than the previous models. It can reach 60 MPH in nine seconds and 83 MPH at 17 seconds. Braking is on average is a distance of 184 feet from 70 MPH to complete stop. The grip on the skid pad is 0.82 g courtesy of the Continental ContiProContact all-season tires. The Civic 2012 comes with an ECON mode which can be activated with a click of the button.
The Honda Civic Sedan 2012's safety features are: anti lock braking, driver's and front passenger's side airbags, dual-stage, multiple-threshold driver's and front passenger's airbags. In addition to these features, the sedan also boasts the new Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering system that will assist the driver in steering during out of control moments. The improved exterior is andevelopment for the eighth generation civic sedan. The Honda Civic Sedan 2012 is sleek and attractive whether you buy the sedan, hybrid, or coupe model. The surface of the dash board has been stacked with hard plastic layers that give it a disjointed look which makes it seem as if it was designed by Picasso himself. The interior is made of high quality materials which blocks out the noise of the outside world.