2012 Honda Civic EX-L

2012 Honda Civic EX-L

$22-24k car, designed in Japan, built in Canada 28 city / 39 hwy 369-514 mile range, gas engine
140 hp 109 cu. in. 4-cylinder

What are people saying about the Civic

"A model of simplicity."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's stereo
"Slick shifter."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's transmission
"Ride quality was surprising, this Civic sops up road imperfections."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's ride quality

Sibling Rivalry

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Pros

The Civic EX-L vs other Recent cars

Highway gas mileage Fantastic highway fuel efficiency Help
39 mpg
Highway driving range Good range on the highway Help
515 miles
child door locks Child door locks Help
Standard
leather Leather Help
Standard
Has speed sensitive volume Has speed-sensitive volume Help
In-city gas mileage Good city fuel efficiency Help
28 mpg
MSRP Very inexpensive Help
$22,725
folding rear seats Folding rear seats Help
Standard
moon roof Moon roof Help
Standard

Cons

The Civic EX-L vs other Recent cars

0-60 mph Sluggish 0-60 time Help
8.9 seconds
Air compressor Naturally-aspirated engine Help
Horsepower Somewhat underpowered Help
140 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio Less sporty performance Help
19.8 lb/hp
basic warranty years Shorter-lasting basic warranty Help
3 year
navigation system Navigation system Help
Not Available
power seats Power seats Help
Not Available
Has rear spoiler Doesn't have a rear spoiler Help
Number of speakers Few speakers Help
4
premium radio Premium radio Help
Not Available
1/4 mile Pokey 1/4 mile time Help
16.8 s s @ 82.1 mph mph
Drivetrain type Worse drivetrain traction Help
front-wheel drive
Lateral acceleration Mediocre cornering ability Help
0.81 g
basic warranty miles Shorter basic warranty Help
36,000 mile
entertainment system Entertainment system Help
Not Available
passenger power seats Passenger power seats Help
Not Available
CD changer CD changer Help
Not Available
Has subwoofer Lacks a subwoofer Help
Stereo power Somewhat underpowered speaker system Help
160 Watts

Other Trims

Appearance

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Discussion What do you think about the 2012 Honda Civic EX-L?

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Plangereis (5:11 AM, May 01, 2012)
I find your list of negatives interesting.  I was at the local dealer looking at the ex-l, and it has a subwoofer.  I know it does not have a disc changer, but it does one better in that it plays mp3 discs, or MP3 players, which store more music than a changer does.  Saying that the ex-l does not have a navigation system is a joke as the one I was in at the dealer had this feature.  As far as premium radio, isn't satellite radio good enough for you?  As far as I know, satellite radio sounds better than regular radio.  Where did you get your information from?  Did you actually test drive, or at least visit the dealer?  Unreal!  It is sites like this that make me wonder if they have an axe to grind, or possibly money to gain from the competition.