The Civic offers the brisk performance of a 140-hp, 1.8-liter, 16-valve, SOHC i-VTEC® engine
that has been refined for 2012 with many friction-reducing and airflow improvements.
Weight-saving technologies, improved aerodynamics and engine modifications result in a new Civic with some impressive new EPA ratings.
The 2012 Civic Sedan now achieves 28 city/39 highway mpg. Plus,
increased structural rigidity makes for more responsive handling.
Every 2012 Civic with an
automatic transmission earns a PZEV (Partial-Zero-Emission Vehicle)
rating in states that adhere to CARB standards[.
Exercise your options: Choose the smooth-shifting 5-speed automatic
. Or there's the 5-speed manual (DX, LX).
It's all about choice, but not when it comes to safety: Every Civic features the same full array of safety systems. Standard.
Active Systems: Control
To help keep you on course and away from danger, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®
helps sense oversteer or understeer, and then adjusts brake pressure at
each wheel and/or reduces engine power to help restore driver control.
Standard 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), help you maintain control
during hard braking. Properly inflated tires are crucial for safe
operation, so the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
alerts the driver when a tire's pressure reaches a significantly low level.
Passive Systems: Protection
The Civic has been engineered to help protect you and your passengers when a frontal collision just cannot be avoided. The Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute
frontal crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle.
Standard front, front side and side curtain airbags help reduce the likelihood of injuries in a collision.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the 2012 Civic Sedan a "2011 Top Safety Pick
based on more stringent standards implemented in 2010. The Civic Sedan
received top ratings in each category including frontal offset, side
impact, and rear impact crash safety tests and the new roof-strength
test. The Civic Sedan has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick since 2008.
Honda's Safety Philosophy
Honda is committed to providing
safety for everyone—that means crash protection not only for our own
drivers and passengers, but also for the occupants of other vehicles,
and injury mitigation for pedestrians. We are dedicated to identifying
and implementing advanced designs and features that help enhance the
safety of vehicles on the road.