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Honda Civic Model Years


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In the 1970s, Honda’s Civic was in the right place at the right time. Americans shaken by a pair of Mideast oil crises saw salvation in the 40 mpg Civic; even if they didn’t need to save money, it meant waiting in gas lines less frequently.

Today’s Civic continues Honda’s tradition of helping owners avoid the gas pump, but with added comfort and power—while the first generation Civic produced 50 horsepower, the base engine in the current ninth generation generates 140.

Honda Civic Generations

2012 - 2014 Honda Civic

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Major changes included:

Critics were unimpressed with the current Civic when it bowed for 2012, citing its lackluster interior quality and so-so handling. Honda went back to the drawing board pronto -- before the new model could damage the Civic's decades-old reputation. It returned for 2013 with a redesigned interior, upgrades to its steering and suspension, more standard equipment, and exterior styling tweaks. The freshening worked, and the Civic returned to the top tier of its class.

See Year: 2012 - 2013 - 2014

2006 - 2011 Honda Civic

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Major changes included:

The Civic once again gets bigger and more powerful - horsepower is upped to 140. Many advanced safety features, including ABS, active head restraints and side curtain airbags now come standard. The Si comes as a coupe, and not a hatchback. Also the Civic Hybrid now has the ability to run solely on the electric motor at low speeds.

See Year: 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011

2001 - 2005 Honda Civic

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Major changes included:

Bigger inside and out, with more powerful engines. Si hatchback goes on a short hiatus, to return in 2002. Gas-electric hybrid Civic debuts in 2003.

See Year: 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005

1996 - 2000 Honda Civic

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Major changes included:

More conservative styling and slightly larger dimensions for all body styles. HX coupe is introduced in 1996, del Sol is dropped in 1998, and sporty Si coupe is introduced in 1999.

See Year: 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000

1992 - 1995 Honda Civic

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Major changes included:

Civic is reshaped into a more aerodynamic design, and both the coupe and sedan ride on a longer wheelbase. The wagon is dropped and the two-seater del Sol debuts in 1993.

See Year: 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995

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