The Honda Civic Coupe is considered as one of the most remarkable compact car models from Honda. This coupe was first introduced in July 1972 as part of the company’s Civic line-up. Upon its introduction into the automobile market, the Civic coupe was able to establish a good sales record and this was the main reason why Honda decided to continue the model’s production up to the present.
To ensure that it will not lose its appeal to the buying public, Honda has subjected the Civic coupe to regular updates. For the past few years, Honda was successful in preserving and improving the model’s impressive image. As a result, the Civic coupe still remains as one of the top options among American car buyers and in other markets where the model is offered for sale.
As of the present, the model is marketed as the 2012 Honda Civic Coupe and as a part of the ninth generation Civic. Compared to its earliest predecessors, the 2012 Honda Civic coupe is obviously more attractive and exciting. In fact, it is currently regarded as one of the leaders in its class and this is due to the features provided below.
Decent Exterior and Interior Design
The 2012 Honda Civic Coupe is sleeker, more aggressive, and exudes a dominating aura when viewed outside. The model obtained these characteristics since Honda’s engineers and designers has spent a lot of time in upgrading the vehicle’s exterior design by re-sculpting its headlights in order to make each of these look more angular. In addition to this, the coupe’s brake lights were also revised to look sportier. The other revisions made on the coupe’s exterior design increased its aerodynamics by about 2.8%.
The interior design of the 2012 Honda Civic coupe on the other hand is not so impressive. This is usually criticised for the abundance hard plastics. These materials made the coupe’s interior look cheaper compared to some of its closest competitors.
Fortunately, the 2012 Honda Civic coupe has few positive features to offer and one of these is the vehicle’s increased interior space. The current version of the coupe provides more space for the front and the rear passengers. There headroom and shoulder room are quite sufficient to allow the car occupants to move freely. In addition to this, coupe is also loaded with more gadgets. Most of the controls of the equipments found inside the vehicle are mounted on the steering wheel. This setup makes driving and controlling some of the car’s gadgets more manageable.
Impressive Vehicle Performance and Handling
The latest version of the Civic coupe is propelled by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder, 16-valve, SOHC i-VTEC engine that produces 140 horsepower and 128 lb.-ft. of torque. This is mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic transmission. The combination of the coupe’s engine and available transmissions makes the Civic one of the best cars in its class in terms of performance. In fact it is praised for its impressive performance especially its ability to glide easily when taking corners.
Abundance of Available Trim Options
The latest version of the Civic coupe is available in 4 trims. These trims are the DX, LX, EX, and the EX-L models. All of these models are equipped with the 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine. However, the transmissions used on these models vary from one trim to another. The DX trim is the only model that uses the standard 5-speed manual transmission. The remaining trims on the other are using the 5-speed automatic transmission.
Impressive Fuel Economy
The improvements made on the 2012 Honda Civic Coupe improved its fuel economy ratings. The reduction of the frictions generated inside the car’s engine when running has also contributed in boosting the car’s fuel efficiency. As of the present, the coupe has obtained the estimated fuel ratings of 28 miles per gallon in the city and 39 miles per gallon on the highway.