'The 2012 Honda Civic Is Energy Smart'

The 2012 Honda Civic was a Civic that was deemed so bad by Honda that they redesigned it after one year on the market. But don't tell that to the folks at MotorWeek. » 6/27/13 5:30pm 6/27/13 5:30pm

How Honda Let The New Civic Get So Bad

High on the list of things you should definitely read today is this piece by Automotive News' Mark Rechtin detailing just how Honda managed to turn the much maligned 2012 Honda Civic into the it-could-have-been-worse-because-it-was-worse 2013 Honda Civic, which has Honda execs explaining the way its efficient system… » 1/09/13 12:20pm 1/09/13 12:20pm

The new Honda Civic you might actually want

Consumer Repors verified our initial negative reaction, refusing to recommend the 2012 Honda Civic. But there's one missing caveat: everyone means the U.S.-Spec Honda Civic. The European-Spec Civic is something many can get behind. » 8/12/11 10:30am 8/12/11 10:30am

Cars.com says Consumer Reports is full of crap on Honda Civic

Yesterday, Consumer Reports removed the 2012 Honda Civic from their "recommended buy" list. Today, Cars.com did the beige consumer autoweb version of an "oh snap" when they explicitly recommended the new Civic. It's like watching a sunflower fight a dandelion. » 8/02/11 2:30pm 8/02/11 2:30pm

How the Honda Civic went from first to worst

The new Honda Civic is so mediocre even Consumer Reports, long a cheerleader for the Japanese econo-cruiser, dropped the redesigned 2012 model from its "recommended buy" list after the new model sunk to a rating of just 61 points on the magazine's 100-point scale. That means the newly-redesigned Honda Civic scored too… » 8/01/11 4:20pm 8/01/11 4:20pm

2012 Honda Civic Si: First Drive

Soichiro Honda's fuel of choice in his youth was high-test sake. He marked his wedding by dancing naked, raced through a life-threatening crash and drove a car filled with geishas off a bridge. (Everyone lived.) Then he founded Honda and found his greatest success breaking convention. » 4/20/11 9:30am 4/20/11 9:30am

The 2012 Honda Civic is a 201 hp hoodie ninja

Thanks to a Honda embargo, I can't tell you many details about the 2012 Civic line, including the new Si. But I can show you the unfinished commercials a Honda dealer threw up on YouTube touting the Si's 201 hp. » 4/19/11 9:30am 4/19/11 9:30am

Look out, the 2012 Honda Civic is coming

Prior to Honda's grand unveiling — and our first drive — of the 2012 Honda Civic next week during the New York Auto Show, we're getting a chance to see the exterior and interior on the 2012 Honda Civic thanks to the folks at 9thCivic. Run for the hills! » 4/16/11 12:45pm 4/16/11 12:45pm

The new 2012 Honda Civic

Unsurprisingly, the 2012 Honda Civic looks exactly as uninspiring as the Honda Civic Concept that debuted in Detroit. The look's an update on the slab-sided current generation, but not so radical an upgrade as to disquiet their easily perturbed buyers. » 2/17/11 3:15pm 2/17/11 3:15pm

First photos of 2012 Honda Civic completely undisguised

A tipster for Brazil's Noticias Automotivas caught these 2012 Honda Civics departing the factory in Suzuka, apparently heading stateside based on the intermingled Fits and Insights. » 2/02/11 6:30pm 2/02/11 6:30pm

Honda Civic Coupe Concept Tempts The Youngish

Honda revealed two concepts pointing to the ninth-generation, 2012 Civic. Honda wants us to know the prototype Civic Coupe and sedan will entice the "young at heart," further highlighting some tension in being the "VTEC just kicked in, yo" company. » 1/10/11 4:20pm 1/10/11 4:20pm

New Honda Civic Concept Too Curvy To Be Real

Honda says the new 2012 Honda Civic is inspired by the concept above. Can we hold you to that, Honda? Because this isn't bad. The concept will bow at Detroit next month, with the real car debuting spring 2011. » 12/13/10 1:00pm 12/13/10 1:00pm

2012 Honda Civic Looks Less Beige In Leather

The Honda Civic, America's most trusted automotive appliance, is getting a makeover for 2012 and here's the first leather-wrapped glimpse. Kinda bland from what we can see. Hopefully they've got a more interesting Si model under development. [WorldCarFans] » 9/02/10 10:45am 9/02/10 10:45am