For several years now, Honda Civic models have been considered better than their competition. However, in the last couple years, other automobile manufacturers have produced better and more impressive cars. We can only hope that the 2012 Honda Civic models are innovative enough and provide new changes that will help the Honda Civic remain as on of the top cars in its segment.
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The Honda Civic Si Sedan 2012 replaced its 2.0-liter engine with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC iVTEC that amazingly produces 201 horsepower at 7000 RPM and 170 lb-ft of torque. Even though the horsepower is higher by only 4% than the previous engine, the torque is increased by 22% and at 7000 RPM you can reach the maximum performance of the Civic. The consumer can choose between a six speed manual transmission and a five speed automatic transmission. Despite the increase in engine size, the fuel consumption of the Honda Civic Si Sedan 2012 is still decent. The EPA fuel economy is estimated at 22 MPG city and 31 MPG highway. Due to its 2900-pound weight, the Honda Civic Sedan 2012 achieves 60 MPH in 9.2 seconds, which is an average time for cars in this class. The wheelbase measures 105.1 inches versus 106.3 inches for the eighth generation Honda Civic Si. Despite that, overall volume was increase by 2.9 inches and legroom by 1.6 inches. The driver has the option to use the ECON mode, to further increase fuel economy. The green ECON button is placed on the left side of the steering wheel. The 17-inch wheels of the new Honda Civic Si Sedan appear to be a better aesthetic design than those of the past, however car enthusiasts might have to upgrade them to a different and more creative design. The good news is that Honda offers a variety of high-performance wheels optionally.
Another thing worth mentioning is the new i-VTEC light and rev indicator. Whenever the engine reaches 5200 RPM, a dot lights up and as soon as the revs increase, yellow dots appear followed by red lights ultimately indicating that you have reached the 7000 RPM mark and it is time to shift gears. The cargo capacity of the Honda Civic Si Sedan 2012 is measured at 11.7 cubic feet, which is about average amongst its class. The new Si Sedan has standard safety features such as the antilock brakes (four-wheel discs), front-seat airbags, side curtain airbags, and stability control.