The Civic, long one of our top-scoring small cars, slipped substantially with this redesign. Blame sits with so-so interior quality, a choppy ride and more pronounced road noise. Vague steering robs the Civic of its fun-to-drive feel. On the up side, the Civic provides decent rear-seat room and great fuel economy.
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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

"Acceleration is delayed and slow unless the gas pedal is almost fully depressed then it is still delayed a bit but excessive when it kicks in. The cruise control permits a 3 to 4 MPH variance before it either accelerates or slows the vehicle. This causes excessive swings in speed and is a hazard in heavy highway traffic."

Paul B., NM (2012 Honda Civic)

"handles great,wish at times had more power"

Lon A., VA (2012 Honda Civic)

"slow to acceleration"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Going through mountains car is sometimes hard to accerate."

Anonymous, DE (2012 Honda Civic)

"The acceleration even in ECON mode is pretty good. But it is really noticeable when it is turned off. The handling is pretty good and doesn't seems to want to skid around corners."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"Very good cornering for a front wheel drive car. Similar to or even better than most rear wheel drive sports cars of similar age and price. Only feels like a sports car when I want it to. Lacks the power of a large V8 but is just as much fun regardless."

George G., TX (2012 Honda Civic)

"We use the Civic for local uses only. Great for parking and good gas mileage. Crosstour for longer trips."

M A., NC (2012 Honda Civic)

"Of the 5 Civics I have owned over about 20 years, this one is the least fun to drive. The acceleration is poor and it whines under a heavy pedal. The steering is good, but the car pulls in the corners."

Martin B., PA (2012 Honda Civic)

"when driving at high speeds and then slowing down without the brakes, it drops to another gear to slow me down but at odd intervals...car should just coast to a stop"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Civic)

"fast for a small engine"

Anonymous, CT (2012 Honda Civic)

"Accelerates well, even in economy mode. Handles excellently."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Civic)

"good precise handleing"

Bruce H., AL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Poor vision for backing out. Weak shocks cause rough ride."

Richard S., NY (2012 Honda Civic)

"Handles great around curves and is very comfortable on long trips."

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda Civic)

"Not much power on hills"

Anonymous, NS (2012 Honda Civic)

"reliability"

M M., QC (2012 Honda Civic)

"Quick acceleration from low speeds and cat-like handling make it an ideal city car. It does well on the freeway, but really shines in traffic."

KENNETH N., OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"Excellent pickup, lots of merging speed,very responsive steering. A total blast to drive, and gets great milage to boot."

Anonymous, MS (2012 Honda Civic)

"Lacks power"

DENNIS H., PA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Extremely poor acceleration."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"I love this car in spite of both the known paint problems and the transmission squeal. It's extremely reliable, very comfortable, gets great gas mileage (even for a car that uses premium gas), and is more fun than I should be allowed to have.Other than the two problems I've listed I've had absolutely no trouble with this car. Plus it's the best-looking car of the popular teardrop style."

ROBERT C., IA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The cruise control carries by 5 mph going up a hill. Honda says the motor is underpowered for the size of the car. I weigh 185 and my wife is 110 so I don't feel we have overloaded the car. I have to shove the gas peddle to the floor more times than I'd like to do it."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The cars ride is too noisy. too much road noise"

LARRY P., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Most miles on it are road trips and this smaller car keeps up with the big boys but we don't stop for gas as often. It even does great in a few mountain areas we have gone through!"

Anonymous, IA (2012 Honda Civic)

"It has all the acceleration and handling a 63yr, young person could want or handled."

GREGORY G., FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"I have gotten used to how the car handles, so it doesn't happen to me too often, but my husband often has an issue with hesitation when he accelerates."

DENNIS C., NY (2012 Honda Civic)

"Slow pickup"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"On the environmental setting acceleration is pretty slow. We do mostly city driving which keeps mileage low. Highway driving mileage is close to 40 mpg."

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda Civic)

"This engine would be better with a turbo. Handling is fine. The acceleration is not that good. Almost all 4cycl engines should have a turbo."

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda Civic)

"Wish there was a turbo option back then"

JAKE W., AB (2012 Honda Civic)

"Not much zip when i punch it for acceleration but like gas mileage...when put in Ecoboast been able to repeatedly get 40 mpg so because of good lileage can accept poor acceleration at times."

Anonymous, IA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Poor acceleration. Engine shifts are rough and noisy. Very underpowered."

HARPER M., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Any slight touch of the brake pedal causes a complete loss of acceleration for several seconds which sometimes causes dangerous situations."

KENNETH P., OR (2012 Honda Civic)

"Acceleration is poor. When entering a freeway which has a short merge lane it is difficult to reach merging speed and hazardous when you often cannot. Cruise control does not take over until speed decreases 4 or more mph or increases 3 or more mph. This means the vehicle is continually slowing down and speeding up creating at best, a nuisance and at worst, a driving hazard."

PAUL B., NM (2012 Honda Civic)

"1.8 engine provides more power than expected."

TERRY L., GA (2012 Honda Civic)

"SOULDVE GOTTEN THE v6"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Civic)

"I love the back seat option. Cruise controll doesnt stay at the mileage indicated.phone capability difficult to work while driving. I dont understand when someone calls there are two options. Answer or avoid. Both these options too closed together so very easy to hit the wrong option."

ELAINE S., MD (2012 Honda Civic)

"It does not accelerate rapidly on the highway, but I've never taken it out of "Eco" mode (better gas mileage). My 34 mpg is mixed highway-city; it's 40 mpg on the highway."

NANCIANN K., MN (2012 Honda Civic)

"This is a nice car. However, with the Air Conditioner on it kills acceleration in the hills and small mountains around Birmingham AL. I know it is a small engine, but I would much prefer the next size up 4 cylinder. You really have to be careful when pulling out into traffic."

MICHAEL D., AL (2012 Honda Civic)

"First automatic in a while. Somewhat dissatisfied with the acceleration and how it automatically changes gears.Tends to race first at a very high rate then backs off. I think that it should be a more smooth transition than it actually is."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Very slow acelleration"

JOHN N., CT (2012 Honda Civic)

"with the Eco system engaged, acceleration for accident avoidance and lane shifting is sluggish. This is generally a problem with cars of this size, as I had similar issues with my old Carolla"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda Civic)

"Zero acceleration (Kirk to Scottie "We need more power..." If I gie you any more she'll blow); There is entirely too much play in the steering."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"while it is not fast, it is very efficient and easy to handle, and acceleration is plenty for what is needed. It also has the Economy setting that saves on gas mileage while still providing very acceptable performance."

JOHN B., NC (2012 Honda Civic)

"very good acceleration"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Civic)

"acceleration and handling all not good"

HENRY W., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"takes awhile to get up to speed when getting on interstate"

JANICE T., GA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Acceleration is very poor; driving in hills is laborious. Driving in winter roads (icy) was very difficult in comparison to other FWD vehicles I have owned. I have new tires so hoping for improvement this winter."

SHERRI S., MO (2012 Honda Civic)

"4-cyl engine poor performing on Pennsylvania hills"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The handling is very good, turning ration is great. Getting around in traffic is not a problem and parking is relatively easy. Acceleration is an issue on the expressway or highway. It will get to speed but takes more time than a larger engine car."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Drives well for a plain sedan. Not meant for performance and not expecting any. Acceleration, handling, braking are all adequate for our needs."

Donald R., MI (2012 Honda Civic)

"The car is fun to drive. For a small 4 cylinder engine, it is very responsive, accelerates quickly and takes corners well."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"great acceleration,quick handling"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Civic)

"The acceleration on this car has been remarkable. It rapidly enables me to enter a lane, get up to speed quickly, and maintain the speed necessary to keep pace with the other cars."

Raymond M., IN (2012 Honda Civic)

"The odd time I floor the gas pedal it responds much better than I expected from a 4 cylinder.Cornering is very good. ABS & Traction control work well also. Santo Pansera"

Lillian K., QC (2012 Honda Civic)

"Great handling; easy to turn and park. Economical to Drive."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"absolutely great.."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Most responsive vehicle I have ever driven. When you step on the gas it goes NOW, when you turn the steering wheel it turns NOW, when you step on the brake it stops NOW."

Anonymous, ID (2012 Honda Civic)

"It’s a little less powerful than I was used to. It’s hard to accelerate onto a highway and noisier than I am comfortable with when the windows are down,"

Amy V., VT (2012 Honda Civic)

"The acceleration is what I expected it to be for a subcompact car. I have a manual transmission and can control the revs so that helps when I need quick acceleration. After about 70 mph, that car no longer has passing or quick acceleration. The handling exceeded my expectations. This is my fourth Honda (first civic) and they seem to have really optimized the handling capabilities of their civics and accords."

John M., GA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Very poor acceleration."

James D., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"handling i excellent, but acceleration could be better."

Joseph H., NY (2012 Honda Civic)

"The Civic is the best mix I have found for a vehicle that routinely gets almost 30 mpg. It will never be a race car, but that is not why I bought it."

Richard O., IA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Just felt right to drive. Very comfortable and forgiving clutch."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Civic)

"The car does quite decent for being a small FWD sedan; however, even in a coupe trim, it is not a true sports car, it is lacking in a lot of areas to be considered a true performance car. I'd also like to add that the CR database did not offer the correct engine option for the 2012 Honda Civic Si. The 2012 Si was the first year of the K24Z7 engine being used in a Civic; so, I chose 2.0L 4 cyl (which would correspond to the K20 engine found in the 2011 Si) but should have had 2.4L 4 cyl as the correct option for the 2012 model year."

Shawn N., VA (2012 Honda Civic)

"quick and easy response"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Civic)

"I am a short woman and have never had a problem with handling or acceleration."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The handling is great. The acceleration is adequate but not great- it's only a 4 cylinder without being turbocharged."

Michael F., NY (2012 Honda Civic)

"Fuel efficiency, comfort, styling"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"good is overall value. Bad is radio"

Arthur B., OK (2012 Honda Civic)

"The acceleration is very good. I previously had a nissan Altima. The Honda has better acceleration than the Altima."

Elizabeth T., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Would prefer brake pedal to rest below travel arc of accelerator pedal. Odometer readout not visible at Accessory position of ignition key; should not have to turn it to 'on' position to read it. Coolant level too hard to check--must be done outdoors in broad daylight at high noon. Scary forward blind spots--must lean from side to side to see well on curved streets."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The acceleration is not as good as I'd like, especially on hills or when the a/c is on. It's not terrible but it does drag a bit."

Maureen D., CT (2012 Honda Civic)

"Handling is good. My wife calls it “zippy‿. Acceleration is mediocre especially in freeway driving. The ride can be a little rough- not as smooth as I would like."

William B., OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"Acceleration is good for a small engine and fuel economy is very good. Handling is good too. For the money this has been a very good, trouble free car."

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Honda Civic)

"Back and side view horrible. Can barely see anything out those windows compared to my prior Accord. Unsafe to change lanes."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"The car is underpowered and acceleration is slow compared to prior (2008) Civic"

Fred O., MN (2012 Honda Civic)

"Handles well and nice driving position, very sporty."

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Civic)

"The Civic has a great turning radius, as expected for a car this size, and has great acceleration. However, I do take it out of econ mode if I need quicker acceleration."

Zachary C., IN (2012 Honda Civic)

"I wanted this car for the sporty feel. The 6-speed manual is fun. The car accelerates smartly and navigates curves and corners quickly and flat. The seat does a good job of holding me in place during quick maneuvers."

Steve H., IL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Acceleration more than I expected. Handles very well on turns."

Allan H., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"It had a hesitation on acceleration until the dealer found a problen in the computer. Acceleration is now good"

Kenneth I., WA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Drives reasonably well with an excellent turning radius. However, the interior receives a high volume of road and engine noise."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Civic)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Smooth ride, some outside noise, and comfortable ride."

Richard O., IA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Drove this car 150000 miles.. Very loud.. like driving in a tin can"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Civic)

"The seats feel good. The noise is not entirely quiet, but pretty good. The ride is pretty good. You can feel and hear bumps and dips when running over them."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"ride hard no comfortable"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Lack of adequate torque when accelerating."

Michael B., NC (2012 Honda Civic)

"The seats are good. There's a lot of noise but I don't care, I actually like hearing the engine and tires. Long drives over bad roads are uncomfortable."

Bert S., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Low seating position makes entry and exit difficult."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Civic)

"Seats are not as comfortable nor does the car have as smooth a ride as other cars we've had."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Noisy on highway. Everything else is great"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"As a much lighter vehicle, the ride is adequate."

Ted F., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The road noise is significant even with undercoating and the full pan carpeting makes it difficult (impossible) to install noise abatement panels with out having to remove the seats and interior door panels."

Bruce H., AL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Seats are generally comfortable, but less so on long drives."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Civic)

"2012 was a bad year for the Honda Civic. The ride is not up to Honda's standards Interior noise is excessive and the ride is rough with poor handling."

Norman C., IL (2012 Honda Civic)

"seats could have more adjustments"

Anonymous, CT (2012 Honda Civic)

"Too much noise in cabin"

Anonymous, WY (2012 Honda Civic)

"Weak shocks"

Richard S., NY (2012 Honda Civic)

"Seats are a little short. Noise is not bad and the ride is pretty smooth. Back seat room is tight"

Janet S., NJ (2012 Honda Civic)

"Nice and comfortable for a small car. Noise and ride are reasonable for the price."

Richard A., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Noisy,terrible ride.Can't hear much due to the road noise."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Seat is not a comfortable fit for your back and neck. Very little in controls to adjust the seat. The cars suspension is very stiff and translates more bumby ride then I think necessary."

Vincent P., NC (2012 Honda Civic)

"Noisy compared to others"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Road noise is annoying."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Seats are great (heated leather). climate control is good, There is a little more road noise then I like. Car handles well but a little bit rough on bumpy road."

ALLISON D., PA (2012 Honda Civic)

"It has a bit more road noise than I want to hear."

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda Civic)

"Great comfort"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Seats are uncomfortable for short people (not high enough), back rest only leans back, seat belt made for taller persons (it rests on my neck), not good for back problems. Poor visibility all around."

Anonymous, HI (2012 Honda Civic)

"Very limited acceleration from a stop, especially for small car (as compared to previous 2006 Civic); road noise very annoying"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Civic)

"Headrests are terrible. Painful on long drives."

Anonymous, AL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Noise,hard ride,voice command does not here my wife"

DENNIS H., PA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Inside of car built very cheap and noisy. Outside, car is tinny feels unsafe."

LARRY O., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"All good but the ride. Very bumpy."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Noisy"

JOHN S., BC (2012 Honda Civic)

"Road noise is awful. Can't hear anything if you are on a call and the windows are up."

MARLA N., MA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The seating is not very comfortable for long drives. Road noise is excessive and the ride could be much better - you feel every bump."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Has some road noise"

NELSON B., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Seats are not very supportive or cushioned. Could be more comfortable, especially on long trips."

DONALD R., MI (2012 Honda Civic)

"Should have gotten sedan no room in coupe"

JAMES W., PA (2012 Honda Civic)

"very noisey esp on certain pavement, rough ride wind noise"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"Vent pushes hot air from the engine compartment unless a/c is on."

MICHAEL D., SC (2012 Honda Civic)

"Good - head and leg room plus ample room in back seat. Negatives - choppy ride and too much cabin/road noise."

Anonymous, BC (2012 Honda Civic)

"Bluetooth"

ELWIN C., NB (2012 Honda Civic)

"Very uncomfortable and so much road noise that cannot hear or be heard when using the hands free Bluetooth for the phone."

CINDY T., FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Front seats are not comfortable. Low back support is lacking and becomes painfull on a long drive. The ride is good, climate controls work well and noise level is low. I will not take this car on long trips due to the uncomfortable front seats."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Civic)

"High road noise."

SHERRI S., MO (2012 Honda Civic)

"It's somewhat noisy in terms of road noise."

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The seat is very low and the dash is quite high which makes it hard to see out of if you are short. Also it is next to impossible for anyone to get in the back seat and no one wants to ride in the back seat so I end up renting or borrowing a car when I have more than one person w me"

SUSAN K., FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"This is a basic car with a moderately high noise level and seat comfort"

BRUCE H., AL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Very low; to get in and out of the car requires more effort than other similar sedans"

Anonymous, NB (2012 Honda Civic)

"Road noise is a little much sometimes."

CHARLES Z., GA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Very noisy vehicle. Driver window control is irritating that it is different from other window operation and inconsistent. Unable to lock doors when car is running (Minnesota winters can be cold and passengers like to be warm when driver runs an errand) as well as unable to use remote to open trunk when car is running (again, Minnesota winters are cold and passengers may want to be warm while driver runs to get a few items at the store)."

SCOTT-MARY R., MN (2012 Honda Civic)

"The car is very difficult to get in and out of. My only complaint."

Anonymous, MS (2012 Honda Civic)

"The headrest on the front seats pushes one's head too far forward, making the seating a bit uncomfortable. There is no way to adjust it to a better position."

DONALD S., MA (2012 Honda Civic)

"love the heated seats! ride is typical of a smaller, light weight car - rough at times."

WILLIAM D., NC (2012 Honda Civic)

"noise above average on rough surfaces (which covers most streets) rides like a small truck. even small ruts are very noticiable."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Just completed a 7400 km road trip from eastern Ontario to Newfoundland and back. The car performed great. Comfortable seating, great l/100km, and very reliable, took three weeks worth of our travel stuff easily."

ALAN P., ON (2012 Honda Civic)

"Nice car but a lot of road noise. Bluetooth is terrible, people can hardly hear us so we don't use it. Low to the ground, feel like I need a crane to lower me in and get me out. When the payments are up in a few months will trade it or sell it and get something nicer."

FRANK R., NC (2012 Honda Civic)

"There is quite a bit of road noise"

CLIFF S., ON (2012 Honda Civic)

"It is somewhat hard to get in and out of the front seats as it sits so low to the ground. I sometimes bump my head on the ceiling when changing driver settings; I am 5'6" anilot. There is sometimes a lack of power with acceleration if using economy setting."

LINDA C., IA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The seats are uncomfortable and cause pane and pain in the buttocks. AC does not cool the car over 95 outside even if we are on a trip."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Road noise is loud."

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Very noisy inside. Ride is comfortable"

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Honda Civic)

"From day one, the ride has been somewhat noisy. This has been exacerbated overtime by: [a] a failing bearing (since replaced), [b] a failing cabin fan (not yet replaced). This makes the overall ambient noise somewhat significant. I even made it a factor in purchasing my last replacement tires -- finding the quietest tires I could (it helped some)."

BRIAN S., OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"Seats are narrow and road noise at highway speed is as loud as the radio."

Anonymous, MS (2012 Honda Civic)

"Lots of road noise"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Seats are not very comfortable for long trips. Great commuter car, but that's about it."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Very noisy in the cab. The road noise is very poor. Needing to turn the audio up to a higher level to be able to hear it clearer."

ANDREW H., IL (2012 Honda Civic)

"if you are tall, there is not a lot of space between your head and the top of the car. I sometimes really have to scrunch up to get into the car without hitting my head and I am 5 foot 6 inches. My daughter is 5 foot 7 inches and her head touches the ceiling in the back seat. Definitely not for tall people."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Getting in and out are good, the seats are very comfortable and adjust well, even though not powered. The ride is good but sometimes rough and the noise level is high."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Poor lumbar support on long drives"

Ralph M., IL (2012 Honda Civic)

"bad road noise all else comfortable"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda Civic)

"It's Ok could be quieter"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Civic)

"loud road noise"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Civic)

"With the 2012, included leather seats. LOVE the warm up for the winter but the SUMMER, those seats get really HOT. Not told about this, when I purchased. Everything else is great."

Anonymous, DE (2012 Honda Civic)

"It is a basic transportation model with noise levels and comfort levels that can not be easily upgraded"

Anonymous, AL (2012 Honda Civic)

"I knew what I was getting when I bought a subcompact car. The road noise is what I would expect from this type of car. If I wanted much less noise, I would have purchased a car that costs four times as much. A very pleasant surprise was the comfort of the seats. I'm a big guy and the seats offer very good support and are comfortable. The ride is better than expected but still similar to other subcompact cars that I've owned in the past."

John M., GA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The comfort of the seats has worked very well for me. I am able to bring the seat level up so that I have clear vision all round. Also the heated seat provision makes it comfortable for my back. Noise level has never been a problem -"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Moderate road noise."

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The Si sport seats are comfortable; however, if you're short, and the seat is thereby closer to the dash (and further forward of the center console), the seat bolster impedes use of the center console as an arm rest. Overall, the ride is comfortable but a bit noisy compared to higher end models."

Shawn N., VA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Seats are comfortable, noise level is ok, ride is a bit stiff, really needed serviceable car to commute in, that was not too expensive and was comfortable for 2hrs per day commute, this car is perfect."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Civic)

"The interior is fairly cheap but generally comfortable. AC struggles against very hot days compared to other cars."

Richard O., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The welds inside the driver's seat (frame) have broken causing the seat to not provide the proper support in my normal seating position."

Wes B., OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"the seats could be designed to be more comfortable especially since the primary value in the civic is driving longer distances more often"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"not good"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"I find the 2012 Honda Civic is a bit noisy and you can feel all the bumps in the road."

Ben B., MI (2012 Honda Civic)

"I had the blue-tooth disconnected because of the noise of the car. People could not understand me while driving because of the noise."

Brenda V., GA (2012 Honda Civic)

"It can be difficult to get in and out of the seats at times, very tight especially with heavy coats."

Linda C., IA (2012 Honda Civic)

"For sitting and driving the Honda it is comfortable. I have owned other Honda Civics inn the past, and the comfort is about the same. That is to say pretty good for a car so small."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The seat is very comfortable but the head rest seems hard"

Elizabeth T., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Seating too low even when seat is raised.This hinders good sight lines when changing lanes or backing up. This is more pronounced at my age(senior) when exiting the car and the longer the ride."

Anonymous, NL (2012 Honda Civic)

"We love this car on balance, but the road noise is the loudest of any car we've ever owned. Aftermarket tires improved this slightly, but it is still loud and in many cases you can't hear the radio much at all. I believe you dinged the 2012 for this reason and I've heard it has been addressed in Civic models since 2012."

Robert C., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The car drives and handles like a more expensive car. Doesn’t feel like you’re driving just a civic"

David S., ON (2012 Honda Civic)

"Often difficult to carry on conversation with passengers in back seat while driving at other than low speeds."

Anonymous, UT (2012 Honda Civic)

"The Civic has great comfort in the seats for the budget of the vehicle. Road noise is muted, but not terrific. The ride is awesome for such a budget car."

Richard O., IA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Noisy"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Seating not comfortable. Noise levels too high."

Niel G., NY (2012 Honda Civic)

"At greater than 45 mph there is considerable road noise, so much so that it is difficult to hear the radio audio and cell phone calls."

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda Civic)

"Head rest is extremely uncomfortable the way it juts forward. I had to turn around and make a special headrest made"

Mark C., VA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The car is a bit noisy on the highway and transfers highway noise, not wind noise, into the cab. Also, there is not an option for leatherette seats."

Anonymous, NM (2012 Honda Civic)

"Excessive road noise. Seats are fine, ride is fine."

Anonymous, OR (2012 Honda Civic)

"seats and viewing are excellent. Road noise (not engine noise) is excessive and a problem with every compact car I've owned-Mazda, Toyota and Honda. Really competes with the audio system, covering any but the louder passages"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda Civic)

"Good driver-side seat. Great temperature control."

Casey Q., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Seats are not comfortable and lots of road noise in this car."

James D., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Seats are too low and not comfortable for long trips. Interior is a very light gray that shows soil."

Kurt M., IL (2012 Honda Civic)

"While driving I get outside noise through the windows."

Richard B., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Seats are too stiff on a long ride. More road noise than I expected with a Honda."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"It has USB port aux input"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Up until the past year or so, we've had no issues with noise, but now that our Civic is aging, it's got an annoying vibration from the left side of the dash and the map lights."

Bryan W., TN (2012 Honda Civic)

"bad road noise, all else are comfortable"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda Civic)

"Comfort"

Barbara E., NE (2012 Honda Civic)

"Each seat adjustment is infinitely variable, but the lack of a lumbar support AND there is no way for the seat to back to EXACTLY the way it was after folding it forward to access the back seat"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"Car is noisy, seats are uncomfortable and it does not brake well."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Civic)

"noise on freeway - soso comfort on black top roads - hate the alarm system. Goes off for storms, motorcycles & loud big trucks."

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Honda Civic)

"I do not like the seat adjustment"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Civic)

"I wish I could adjust seats for a straight-up sitting posture without having the headrests force my head down. It would be better if the headrests were adjustable"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Seats are very comfortable. Good support under my legs .Good lumbar support.Solid seat!"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Civic)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Excellent gas mileage"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Civic)

"natural gas has very low cost of ownership"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The vehicle is adequate but doesn't get the mileage expected. We primarily drive in town."

Anonymous, OR (2012 Honda Civic)

"CNG cars can't be beat for value on an internal combustion engine. Runs clean and cheap and will last forever."

Jerry H., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Waste of money due to noise and cheap interior materials."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"We have the top model of Civic with all options available and it has been an excellent small car for the purchase and maintenance costs."

Richard A., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Outstanding economy - this was the primary reason for this vehicle purchase. It is not unusual for me to average between 44-48 miles per gallon on my 40-mile one-way commute of all interstate driving."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Reliable, very good efficiency"

Anonymous, WY (2012 Honda Civic)

"good value, quality auto"

Richard-Selma P., TX (2012 Honda Civic)

"I think that the Honda Civic was a great value. The purchase price was reasonable and I have had only routine maintenance expenses with it for nearly six years."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"Great value. Came with a lot of things that would be upgrades on other brand of cars."

Janet S., NJ (2012 Honda Civic)

"Dependable. Economic"

Carlos W., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"very inexpensive to operate and very reliable."

Ted F., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Honda was true to form with my 2012 Civic. This was a replacement to a 1995 Accord with 200k miles. No problems. Great car!"

Lakin L., KS (2012 Honda Civic)

"Great commuting vehicle."

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda Civic)

"Quality build. Reasonable number of options available. Known reliability"

Anonymous, NS (2012 Honda Civic)

"It is a great value for the money"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Civic)

"Good looking car Dependable Low cost of maintenance Good mileage"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Good mileage"

RICHARD-LES A., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Safety, reliability, size"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Get what you pay for, skip this model."

LARRY O., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"I love this car in spite of both the known paint problems and the transmission squeal. It's extremely reliable, very comfortable, gets great gas mileage (even for a car that uses premium gas), and is more fun than I should be allowed to have.Other than the two problems I've listed I've had absolutely no trouble with this car. Plus it's the best-looking car of the popular teardrop style."

ROBERT C., IA (2012 Honda Civic)

"I was unimpressed with the quality of the interior materials used; cheap"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"I own a 1991 Honda Accord. I still drive it today. If a product meets my satisfaction, I will continue to purchase from the same company. Burn me once, I will never buy from the company again, and I will make the point known to all my friends."

Anonymous, TN (2012 Honda Civic)

"We got this car from my daughter who no longer needs it. So the price etc. are not relevant for others. The questions should be viewed with this in mind. While our situation is not typical, you may want to make provisions in your survey for this situation."

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda Civic)

"I think the 2012 Honda Civic sedan LX automatic is good value for the money. It's reliable and cost effective in terms of repairs and maintenance. The gas consumption is not what was advertised usually. I can get 5.9 per Litre or better on a longer highway trip but mostly I get 7 or less. After driving a manual Honda Civic for years, it's hard to get used or feel satisfied with the slow acceleration of the automatic."

KATHLEEN C., ON (2012 Honda Civic)

"Dealer provided good trade in"

Anonymous, OK (2012 Honda Civic)

"I bought this used from a new car dealer as a certified used car. I paid $16,000 for it and it only had 12,000 miles on it."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Civic)

"happy with the car especially mpg"

E S., CT (2012 Honda Civic)

"good acceleration and very good gas mileage"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Civic)

"IT IS ECONOMICAL TO DRIVE."

ROBERT R., FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Was purchased used for 18 year old daughter, reasonable value."

PETER S., NJ (2012 Honda Civic)

"Gas mileage is amazing as well as low price for a reliable, reputable and nice looking car."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Gas mileage was my main concern, get almost 33 in the city and have got as much as 43 on the road."

DONALD D., IL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Since it is a NG vehicle, we get the carpool benefit and the cost to operate is excellent for an otherwise fairly boring car."

RICHARD O., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The car is trouble free, economical to operate and was priced aggressively. Resale value is high."

DAN G., MA (2012 Honda Civic)

"practical, goof looking, good performance"

WILLIS S., FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"I have only had to replace the battery & tires so far in 4 years of ownership. I get regular oil changes & tire rotations. There are 51,100 miles on the car"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"Very economical and easy to drive"

TED F., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Comfortable drive even on long trips"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"Other than a couple of minor recalls and maintenance I have spent nothing on the car in 95,000 K. Had the same experience with the 2005 I had before this one. Good real world mileage. Made in Canada by tax paying Canadians."

ROBERT H., ON (2012 Honda Civic)

"There is no negatives up to now on this vehicle."

ELWIN C., NB (2012 Honda Civic)

"very good reliability, comfortable car,"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"NO problems"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Civic)

"The model is CNG version and is very worthwhile for carpool and cost to operate."

Richard O., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Im satisfied with my 2012 purchased. The seats can fold and I have ample enough room in the trunk. Havent had any major problems with the car. Very dependable...."

Anonymous, DE (2012 Honda Civic)

"I AM 100% SATISFIED WITH ALL ASPECTS OF THE Honda"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Solid car for the money. Paid just over 19,000. Still going strong with no problems. Seat comfort is not good on long trips but the car is used mostly for short trips."

Donald R., MI (2012 Honda Civic)

"The car has been reliable, needing only regular oil change. I’ve bought new tires once in almost 6 years and, because the car isn’t heavy, the brakes are still not in need of replacement. It is easy to handle in traffic and easy to park and pretty good on gas. It suits my needs very well."

Susan N., FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"I drive a Civic Natural Gas and love it. Compressed natural gas in my area is generally $1.00 per gallon less than gasoline."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Reasonable price, comfortable enough ride, good MPG, and excellent reliability."

Anonymous, CT (2012 Honda Civic)

"Well built car that has been pretty problem free. Good gas mileage and easy to maintain."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Civic)

"excellant value for a automobile that was NOT recommended by Consumer Reports."

Kathy C., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"I have owned a number of Honda Civics. They Have all been a good value for the price. The 2012 has a few more features and the the engine is now a Vtec design which uses a timing chain instead of a belt hence less maintenance. You can't beat the mileage it gets."

Larry P., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"There have been no mechanical, electrical or HVAC issues with this car which was purchased new in 2012. CR reviews indicated mileage of this car was poor. Mileage has been 32 mpg combination highway/city driving and up to 42 mpg on the highway."

Michael F., NY (2012 Honda Civic)

"Inexpensive reliable vehicle."

John T., MD (2012 Honda Civic)

"Great value and mpg"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Civic)

"Good car and price for what you get"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Got great financing deal from Honda."

Karl A., AZ (2012 Honda Civic)

"All in all, this has been a great car. Local dealer is just ok."

Robert B., NM (2012 Honda Civic)

"No part of the car has broken. The only shop visits have been check-ups and maintenance."

Casey Q., CA (2012 Honda Civic)

"There is no touch screen on my 2012 EX which is included in the EX-L trim level. Honda decided to put in a touchscreen in the 2013 EX which makes me feel ripped off. (I like the touchscreen not for the controls but for the song/artist display.)"

Susan E., BC (2012 Honda Civic)

"the value of the car is very good . It has no major flaws other than road noise and the lack of comfortable seats."

Anonymous, AL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Love the styling and price and gas mileage is tops."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Has been an excellent value in terms of cost to maintain."

Ralph M., IL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Safe, Reliable, good gas mileage. Gets me from point A to point b and back. No major problems, just routine maintenance. Still on originial tires. good handling, pickup speed. design of vehicle is nice; especially, the cab forward design. roomy interiour. have people who want to buy my car from me."

William B., GA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Really good TCO, good gas milage for a non-hybrid, very reliable, tires and breaks last a long time, seats 5 when you need it to, looks stylish, has been the best car I have ever had for commuting 25K+ miles per year."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Civic)

"The car was purchased brand new for under 20,000 and in the 6 years since purchase, it has not needed any repairs. Only scheduled maintenance has been performed."

Zachary C., IN (2012 Honda Civic)

"Original price and cost to operate"

Arthur B., OK (2012 Honda Civic)

"My 2012 Honda Civic has been a low maintenance, low cost to own car. It has delivered excellent fuel economy, has suffered no major breakdowns and has been very reliable. It starts, it runs, it works, it never breaks."

Wes B., OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"Reliable transportation,great value,good gas mileage."

Steven H., IN (2012 Honda Civic)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I purchased my car off the lot, new, civic coupe, blue, a sort of deep rich royal blue and as far as I know, a stock color. three years later I still have people stop me to tell me how good the car looks"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Civic)

"I love the looks of the car"

ALLISON D., PA (2012 Honda Civic)

"The paint job is excellent Easy to clean"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Civic)

"Paint job is awful. Car full of scratches especially around door handles, but all over."

MIKI S., AZ (2012 Honda Civic)

"The styling on this 2 dr. was what I wanted, and it looks very clean and aero looking."

GREGORY G., FL (2012 Honda Civic)

"Bad materials."

JON N., PA (2012 Honda Civic)
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