The Honda Civic Family: A Breakdown
So, you’ve decided you want a Honda Civic… great choice! Now that you’ve made that decision, you’ve got another one to make: which Civic? And we’re not just talking colors. The Honda Civic family is actually made up of 7 separate models. And that is before trim levels, such as EX and LX, come into play. With the Honda Civic, you’ve got options:
The “classic” Civic
This is the Civic you probably think of first. The standard Civic, with an estimated 30 mpg city and 39 mph highway, comes in two different models: the Honda Civic Sedan (four trim levels available) and the Honda Civic Coupe (three trim levels available). The main difference comes down to body style: the Civic Sedan is a traditional, 4 door car; the Civic Coupe is a two-door…well, coupe.
The “sporty” Civic
The Civic Si range is built for those who want speed and performance. With a Civic Si, you get more horsepower and more torque, but you’ll need to know how to shift gears, because the Si model range only comes in manual. Once again, Honda gives you options: the sleek Civic Si Coupe or the roomier Civic Si Sedan.
The “hybrid” Civic
The Honda Civic Hybrid Sedan is environmentally conscious, with great fuel economy. EPA estimates 44 mpg city and 47 mpg highway. Being green doesn’t mean sacrificing style, either: this model has the look of the traditional Civic Sedan, with options for leather and navigation.
The “alternative fuel source” Civic
This Civic model runs on natural gas- a rarity for vehicles, even today. The EPA mpg rating for the Civic Natural Gas is an impressive 27 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. When you need to refuel your Civic, you’ll need find a fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) station, which aren’t too common in Ohio…yet!
The “gas-prices-make-me-nervous” Civic
Want better fuel economy, but don’t want to pay the extra up-front cost for a hybrid or a plug in? Enter the Civic HF. This Civic gets its styling cues from the classic Civic sedan, but thanks to some ingenious engineering (think an aerodynamic decklid spoiler and unique alloy wheels), Honda estimates the Civic HF to get 41 mpg on the highway.
At Performance Honda, we have trouble picking a favorite, because there truly is a Honda Civic for just about every lifestyle and every driving need. Stop by our store on Route 4 near Cincinnati and let us walk you through the different features of each model. Or, check out our online inventory of Honda Civics.