Affordable and reliable
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The 2012 Honda Civic

Affordable and reliable
There’s a reason almost 9 million Honda Civics have been sold in the U.S. since this compact car was introduced in 1973, most notably its extreme sensibility. Not only is it affordable, it’s reliable. The latest generation Civic continues those themes, adding increased fuel economy and options to the mix.
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A new dashboard
The most eye-catching feature of the new Civic is its futuristic-looking dashboard. It is customizable with wallpaper, similar to the screen of a personal computer or cellphone. Pictures can be uploaded and displayed on the dashboard through the USB port in the driver’s armrest.
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Better gas mileage
The 2012 Civic’s 1.8-liter, inline four-cylinder engine is 10% more fuel efficient than its predecessor’s.
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Quiet drive
The Civic redo is aggressively aerodynamic, and an added benefit of all the aerodynamic improvements is noise reduction. For a compact car at this price point, the car is quite quiet on the road.
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Aerodynamics
The 16-inch aluminum wheels on the Civic Sedan EX-L, above, are equipped with components that shape and direct air around the wheel wells, past its low-rolling-resistance tires. The side mirrors have been reshaped to reduce turbulence, and the windshield is less vertical.
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