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1997 Honda Civic

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1997 CX 2dr Hatchback
most popular
Price:   -  From $10,550
1997 DX 2dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $11,800
1997 DX 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $12,280
1997 DX 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $12,635
1997 HX 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $13,400
1997 LX 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $14,650
1997 EX 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $15,250
1997 EX 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $16,480

Overview

Much of the credit for elevating the status of inexpensive subcompacts can be given to Honda. Before the Civic came along more than two decades ago, low-buck offerings tended to be little more than alternatives to used cars, desperation purchases made by the financially challenged. That's certainly not the case now. Clever engineering, good assembly quality and a comprehensive menu of features both standard and optional have made cars in this class, the Civic among them, more than palatable. They can--and do--offer driving pleasure and surprising comfort on top of relatively low price tags. The key word in the last sentence is "relatively." With stickers edging toward the $20,000 mark for fully loaded Civics, alternatives go beyond the likes of Toyota Tercels, Mitsubishi Mirages, Nissan Sentras, Dodge/Plymouth Neons and others of similar size, price and packaging. For example, a Ford Contour, Nissan Altima or even Honda's own Accord can cost less than a top-of-the-line Civic EX sedan (from $17,675, including destination), while offering more in the way of interior space. But a sensible Civic, one equipped well but not lavishly, remains an exceptionally good value. And at least one Civic model offers a novel and effective technical feature not found on any other car sold in the U.S.

Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 106 HP / 103 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
32 / 38 / 35 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 106 HP / 103 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
32 / 38 / 35 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
11.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$45
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
13.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
86 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
164.5 "
Exterior Width
67.1 "
Exterior Height
54.1 "
Front Headroom
38.8 "
Rear Headroom
37.2 "
Front Legroom
42.7 "
Rear Legroom
34.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
52.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
51.8 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,238 Lbs.
Wheel Base
103 "
Turning Radius
16.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
14.0 " Silver Styled Steel
Paint
Monotone / Monotone With Badging
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Body-colored
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Non Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
50-50 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Radio Prep / Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
2
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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