2011 Honda Civic Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, A significant refresh in 2009 updated the Civic’s exterior styling and increased the availability of certain tech features, so the 2011 Civic soldiers on unchanged. The ninth generation Civic is rumored to debut in 2011 as 2012 model.
The Civic has an outstanding execution and design. It comes in one of eight exceptional packages. The first year that the Honda Civic entered the car market, it earned the Motor Trend Car of the Year Award due to its impressive attributes. Even specialty configurations like the Si are top sellers today. The Honda Civic still requires some upscaling, particularly when it is directly compared to newer competition from GM, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, and Volkswagen. While the Civic is still a strong contender in its class, the consumer might want to wait until the 2012 generation hits the market.
The Honda Civic coupe or sedan offers the widest options in terms of its powertrains. The Civic comes with four transmissions/engine combinations. Base Civics host a 1.8 L 140 hp engine married to a five-speed transmission. In the Civic hybrid, the 1.3 electric motor with 20 hp is coupled with a CVT. The Civic is also offered with a natural gas configuration. If choosing the Si, the consumer will get a vehicle with a 2.0-Liter engine married to a six-speed-manual transmission.
An aggressive cab-forward design pushes wheels to the corners to shorten front and rear overhangs and maximize the greenhouse. Although in the twilight of its lifecycle, Civic remains a blandly handsome player in the crowd. Civic’s roomy interior has a futuristic edge that still looks fresh. Simple controls and excellent ergonomics are a welcome relief within the brand. Base models are quite bare, but premium models come well equipped.
The Civic’s once peppy performance numbers are gradually losing luster as the competition catches up. Base Civics remain a benchmark for tidy driving dynamics without the normal tradeoffs to ride quality. Enthusiasts will exult in the slick shifting, free revving 197-horsepower Si model, while commuters will enjoy the creature comforts of a fully loaded EX-L, or Hybrid that averages 42 mpg.
All passengers have 3-point seatbelts. Dual front, front-side, and side curtain airbags come standard on the Civic, as do active head restraints for driver and front passenger. Brake assist and stability/traction control only available on EX-L, Hybrid and Si models.
Bodystyle: Sedan, coupe
Engines: 1.3L I-4 plus electric motor (hybrid), 1.8L I-4, 2.0L I-4
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic, continuously variable transmission (CVT_
Models: DX, DX-VP, LX, LX-S, EX/EX-L, Hybrid, Si
EPA Fuel Economy
DX, DX-VP, LX, LX-S, EX, EX-L: 26 mpg city/34 mpg highway (manual); 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway (automatic)
Hybrid: 40 mpg city/45 mpg highway
Si: 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway
Price : $15,605 – $25,490