The Honda Civic is refined and economical, with fairly nimble handling and a relatively comfortable ride. The aerodynamic styling of the Civic looks futuristic, but sacrifices ease of access. Pronounced road noise remains a complaint. Stability control is standard only on the EX-L, Hybrid, and Si models.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

“It is a standard and is very quick. By the way the transmission and clutch issues were due to hard driving by the previous owner and probably are Not Commonly associated with a car with only 65000kms.”

G Z., AB (2011 Honda Civic)

“I have the Si model with 2.0 liter, DOHC engine. Very good acceleration and excellent 6 speed transmission. City driving avg. about 27 MPG, highway 33+MPG.”

RONALD M., PA (2011 Honda Civic)

“Good car but one problem for me: Left windshield roof pillar obscures vision in an very unfortunate location. One has to be very careful going around left hand curves in the mountains. Had trouble with TPMS. Otherwise car is fine.”

PAUL K., NC (2011 Honda Civic)

“The quick response time to the powesteering”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Civic)

“good for economy car, however loud engine noise with acceleration”

VICTOR S., KY (2011 Honda Civic)

“My current car is my fifth Honda Civic. I guess I've come to take it's acceleration and ease of handling for granted. This summer we rented a smaller car to "do the Ring Road" around Iceland, and I thought we'd never make it over the mountains. I have new respect for my Civic's performance!”

MARCIA H., CT (2011 Honda Civic)

“Somewhat stiff ride”

EUGENE P., LA (2011 Honda Civic)

“Handing is good and firm. Good stick shift”

FLEMMING V., NY (2011 Honda Civic)

“handles well, could use more pick up when going up hills”

JOSEPH H., NY (2011 Honda Civic)

“acceleration is not as smooth as I'd like it”

BONNIE-JEAN R., MA (2011 Honda Civic)

“Small car drives almost like a bigger one. Quite. pleasant interior in beige lather”

MARK T., MA (2011 Honda Civic)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

“Noisy ride”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Civic)

“Seats could definitely be more comfortable and provide more lumbar support.”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda Civic)

“The car sits too low to the ground and is difficult to get in and out of.”

Anonymous, MO (2011 Honda Civic)

“Seat bottom too firm - uncomfortable on longer trip.”

Anonymous, MS (2011 Honda Civic)

“Noise level is quite high when driving”

STEPHANIE K., NY (2011 Honda Civic)

“I'm taller and My knee is always in competition with the middle console area”

ANDREW S., MN (2011 Honda Civic)

“Road noise is HORRIBLE.”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Civic)

“Sound dampening in side panels allows a lot of road noise, especially on rain.”

DONALD B., KS (2011 Honda Civic)

“suspension isn't as good as what was sin my 97 civic.”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Honda Civic)

“Wheel noise on rough roads is quite pronounced.”

DAN W., CA (2011 Honda Civic)

“No lumbar support”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda Civic)

“Noisy, rattles, rough ride”

WALTER L., MS (2011 Honda Civic)

“Although satisfied with the 2011 Honda Civic, we feel every bump. The driver is also too low in the car for the best view of the road and pulling into the garage.”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda Civic)

“Air conditioning is somewhat weak for Texas heat. Ride seems unusually stiff and bumpy.”

JAMES G., TX (2011 Honda Civic)

“quiet, fast, reliable”

ABRAHAM M., CA (2011 Honda Civic)

“I am tall. I was able to stretch my legs out fully to relieve stress. Head room was good for this small car.”

Anonymous, OR (2011 Honda Civic)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

“Fuel efficient, easy to drive, for less than 19000 dollars”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda Civic)

“For some reason the mpg of the 2011 is not as good as the 2003 it replaced.”

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda Civic)

“Low gas consumption, easy handling.”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Civic)

“Maintenance not costly”

M G., VA (2011 Honda Civic)

“You get a reliable, fairly inexpensive, safe, economical utilitarian vehicle for commuting and everyday driving”

FACUNDO D., IL (2011 Honda Civic)

“it is an economy car. I really like that it is a good value and that I don't worry about it being stolen, keyed, or if it gets a little dent.”

SUSAN G., CA (2011 Honda Civic)

“great car for price that is reliable for more local vs distance driving.”

Anonymous, TN (2011 Honda Civic)

“Used car price is too high.”

SETH W., NC (2011 Honda Civic)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

“Interior looks cheap”

JON H., AZ (2011 Honda Civic)

“good visibility”

SUSAN G., CA (2011 Honda Civic)

“The vehicle is sleek and aerodynamic, resulting in nearly 38 mpg on the highway. The downside is the deep sloping front makes it very hard to attach my GPS low on the windshield and to reach it once it's attached. Scraping off the ice in the winter is a major chore. Also, the sleek lines means I can't see ANY corners of the vehicle, front or rear. The sloping front also restricts ground clearance of the front bumper which frequently scrapes curbs when parking head-first. Lastly, the sloping fron”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Honda Civic)

“I would love it if it was a hatch back, just find the trunk too limiting.”

PAULA N., ON (2011 Honda Civic)

“good looking overall”

ABRAHAM M., CA (2011 Honda Civic)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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