2015 Honda Civic sedan is an automotive icon – Appleton Post Crescent
Extensively redesigned back in 2012, the Honda Civic sedan represents the ninth generation of one of the company’s most popular and globally recognized products. The Civic sedan is offered in LX, HF, SE, EX and EX-L trim levels and is powered by an advanced 1.8L i-VTEC four-cylinder engine. Torque is communicated to the street through either a five-speed manual gearbox (LX) or CVT (continuously variable transmission) automatic transmission. (HF/SE/EX/EX-L)
The ninth generation Civic chassis was developed to maximize driving enjoyment as well as passenger comfort and safety. The chassis features Honda’s highly developed MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension systems, along with Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering for excellent steering performance and improved efficiency. A slightly shorter wheelbase compared to the previous generation increases overall maneuverability and the Civic’s fun-to-drive character. At the same time, the overall length, width and height are the same as the previous models, with increased interior roominess. The result is a more responsive vehicle that is also roomier inside.
Inside, the passenger cabin is crisp, smart and driver focused. The interior is a careful blend of form and function, with an advanced instrument layout that is unique in its class. A “smart interface” approach divides the interior into different areas, with key instrument displays located above the steering wheel. Secondary information is located lower in the area, while a third area to the driver’s right groups controls that are not essential to driving.
The intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) provides a five-inch color monitor for the display of vehicle information and audio information including album artwork (if available). Along with customizable vehicle settings, the i-MID includes the ability to upload personal wallpaper backgrounds. The Civic can be further personalized for driving with Eco Assist on all models, the first time this feature has been included on any non-hybrid Honda model in America.
Conveniently-placed latches enable customers to lower the fold-down rear seatback from the trunk. Convenience and versatility is increased with 60/40 split fold-down rear seatbacks, which allow simultaneous passenger seating and cargo storage.
Dimensions & specifications
Wheelbase: 105.1; overall length: 179.4; width: 69.0; height: 56.5
All vehicle measurements are in inches.
Engine: 1.8L four-cylinder – 143 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 129 pounds per foot of torque at 4,300 rpm.
Transmission: five-speed manual, CVT automatic
EPA Fuel Economy: 28 city/36 hwy. (manual), 31 city/41 hwy. (HF), 30 city/39 hwy. (automatic)
Cargo capacity: 12.5 cu. ft.
Dual front airbags, front seat mounted side-impact airbags, dual side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution, vehicle stability assist, traction control, daytime running lights, tire pressure monitoring system, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, rearview camera, engine immobilizer, side-impact door beams, automatic power door locks, and tire pressure monitoring system. SE adds Honda LaneWatch system and HondaLink Next Generation system. EX adds four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, push button start, and Smart Entry system. EX-L adds fog lights.
Optional safety features include navigation system.
Basic: 3-year/36,000 mile
Powertrain: 5-year/60,000 mile
The base Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2015 Honda Civic sedan starts from $18,490 for the LX up to $22,840 for the EX-L. Destination charges add $820.