Honda Automobiles: 2012 Honda Civic

Posted on 20. Apr, 2011 by in Honda Canada

2012 Civic Sedan physique and chassis

Body Overview
The physique of a 2012 Civic Sedan and Coupe are designed to be some-more stylish and aerodynamic than prior models, while concurrently charity high levels of reserve protection. Structural record includes a Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) physique structure, an disdainful physique pattern that enhances newcomer insurance and pile-up harmony in frontal collisions (please see Safety section). The augmenting focus of high-strength steel (now totaling 55 percent in a Civic Sedan and 56 percent in a Civic Coupe) contributes to reduced weight, extended reserve intensity and high levels of altogether physique rigidity. A firm physique allows a structure to sojourn plain while a cessation moves, ensuing in a well-spoken float and a solid, assured and manageable pushing feel.

Body Highlights

  • Sporty, 5-passenger sedan with a worldly participation and fit shape
  • Sporty, 5-passenger coupe with an assertive position and aerodynamic form
  • Rigid and lightweight unit-body pattern with 55 percent high-strength steel for a sedan, and 56 percent high-strength steel for a coupe
  • Aggressively raked windshield pattern for incomparable aerodynamic potency and slight A-pillars for glorious visibility
  • Numerous under-vehicle aerodynamic aids for softened fuel economy and reduced cabin noise

Apart from a headlights, hood and front fenders, no manifest extraneous physique panels, lights, glass, grille or bumpers are common between a Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe. However underneath a skin, a underlying framework construction is a same between a Sedan and Coupe, solely that a Coupe wheelbase is 1.9 inches shorter (at 103.2 inches) vs. a Sedan (at 105.1 inches).

Sedan Exterior Design Concept
The extraneous styling importance was to emanate a admirably Honda coming with clean, nonetheless absolute lines. The pattern is dictated to naturally bond with fuel economy and environmental performance, while also expressing strength, appetite and dynamism.

The 2012 Civic improves on a one-motion, mono-form pattern creatively introduced on a prior era Civic by creation it even sleeker and some-more aerodynamic, benefiting a cars sporty coming and a fuel economy. The one-motion pattern is tangible by a continual line starting nearby a front of a hood, fluctuating over a cabin and fortitude all a proceed to a case lid in an unbroken, singular motion. Compared to a prior model, a 2012 Civic front A-pillars have been changed offer brazen ensuing in a steeper, some-more assertive windshield angle. The tip roof indicate comes above a conduct of a front passengers, that creates a coupe-like roofline that flows uniformly into a trunk.

To entirely demonstrate a purify and enterprising pattern theme, aspect diagnosis plays an critical role. Both front and behind buffer lines have been designed to seem to gush out, formulating a feeling of powerful, energetic strength. More particularly, a line fluctuating from a tip clarity line to a behind buffer broadens into a low shoulder line with clearly delineated, pointy edges that offer raise a feeling of dynamism. In a revoke prejudiced of a body, a singular clarity line runs a length of a side from front to behind with a slight kink towards a back, accenting a issuing side view.

Compared to a prior Civic, a front prejudiced of a beltline has been lowered to boost brazen visibility. Additionally, a forwardmost aspect during a bottom of a front post has been lonesome with a square of black trim to give a clarity a potion area extends even offer than it indeed does, formulating a pointed, pointy appearance. The behind side potion area adopts a pointy cutoff line that pulls a whole tip window line offer behind and eventually adds to a some-more energetic and sporty side view.

More Spacious Interior
Honda has prolonged been an disciple of a male maximum, appurtenance smallest philosophy, and a 2012 Civic achieves another step forward. The outmost measure have remained a same as a prior model, nonetheless a sedans interior space has improved. To communicate a improvement, a prolonged and issuing lines on a outside, along with a figure of a potion area, have been optimized to communicate a softened interior expanse from a outside.

Advancements in unit-body pattern and member formation indeed boost a Civic Sedans newcomer volume to 94.7 cu. ft., a 3.8 cu. ft. (4.1 percent) boost over a 2011 Civic Sedans 90.9 cu. ft. of newcomer volume. The alleviation is equally thespian in a EX and EX-L models, that are versed with a customary moonroof. These models also advantage from 3.7 cu. ft. some-more newcomer volume, a 4.2 percent increase. As a result, from inside a new Civic looks, feels, and simply is more atmospheric – with softened accession and outlet as well.

The new Civic Coupe has incompletely rebate newcomer volume than a prior indication – 83.2 cu. ft. for a 2012 Coupe compared to 83.7 cu. ft. for a effusive model. Both a Sedan and Coupe sojourn personal as Compact vehicles by a EPA.

Civic Sedan Dimensions:
The 2012 Civic Sedan is means to offer some-more interior volume and with it, some-more comfort and graphic advantages over a rivals. For a Civic Sedan, a foe includes a Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze. For a Civic Coupe, competitors embody a Scion tC, Kia Forte Koup and Ford Focus. (Please see Interior add-on for some-more information.)

Standard Civic Sedan Exterior Features
Standard extraneous value facilities for a 2012 Civic Sedan DX include:

  • 15-inch steel wheels with full covers and P195/65R15 tires
  • Integrated rear-window antenna
  • Black manually operated side mirrors
  • 2-speed few windshield wipers
  • Impact-absorbing body-colored bumpers
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto-off function
  • Power windows
  • Daytime using lights (DRL)

Added extraneous facilities on a Civic LX Sedan include:

  • Body colored appetite side mirrors
  • Body colored doorway handles
  • Auto up/down drivers window
  • Power doorway thatch with auto-lock feature

Added extraneous facilities on a Civic EX Sedan include:

  • 16-inch amalgamate wheels and P205/55R16 tires
  • One-touch appetite moonroof with lean feature
  • Rear front brakes

Added extraneous facilities on a Civic EX Sedan with Leather (EX-L) include:

  • Heated external mirrors
  • Auto on/off headlights

Civic Hybrid Sedan
Added extraneous facilities on a Civic Hybrid include:

  • Rear decklid spoiler
  • LED tail lights w/ blue accents
  • Body colored grille with blue accent
  • Multi-Reflector Halogen conduct lights with blue accent tuber cover
  • Hybrid badging
  • Lightweight 15-inch amalgamate wheels
  • Roof mounted antenna
  • Power doorway mirrors with integrated spin signals

Civic Natural Gas
Added extraneous facilities on a Civic Natural Gas Sedan include:

  • 15-inch amalgamate wheels
  • Unique Natural Gas badging on behind decklid

Civic Si Sedan

  • Front spoiler
  • Rear clandestine diffuser
  • Body-colored low-profile behind wing spoiler
  • 17-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P215/45R17 all-season tires (with summer tires available)
  • Chrome empty finisher
  • Fog lights

Civic HF
New for 2012, a Civic HF is a high fuel economy indication positioned between a Civic LX and Civic EX. The indication is dictated for business meddlesome in a automobile with extended potency and is powered by a normal gasoline-engine. To broach a augmenting fuel economy (EPA-estimated 29 mpg city and 41 mpg highway), a Civic HF receives an array of special facilities that assistance it pierce nonetheless a atmosphere and hurl down a highway some-more efficiently.

Standard Features (adds to LX)

  • Aerodynamic amalgamate wheels
  • Low rolling-resistance tires
  • Additional underneath physique covers
  • Rear decklid spoiler
  • Unique Civic HF symbol on a behind decklid

Specifications Comparison

2012 Civic Sedan vs. 2011 Civic Sedan

2012 Civic Sedan
2011 Civic Sedan
Difference
Wheelbase, in.
105.1
106.3
-1.2
Overall length, in.
177.3
177.3
No change
Overall width, in.
69.0
69.0
No change
Overall height, in.
56.5
56.5
No change
Track, F/R, in.
59.0/59.9
59.0/60.2
+0.0/-0.3
Curb weight, lbs (MT/AT)
2,608/2,672 DX; 2,641/2,705 LX;
2,765 EX;
2,773 EX-L
2,630/2,692 DX; 2,687/2,754 LX; 2,747/2,820 EX; 2,760/2,831 EX-L
-22/-20 DX;
-47/-49 LX;
-55 EX;
-58 EX-L
Passenger volume, cu. ft. (Mfr.)
94.7
(92.1 EX/EX-L)
90.9
(88.4 EX/EX-L)
+3.7/+3.7
Cargo volume, cu. ft. (Mfr.)
12.5
12.0
+0.5
EPA classification
Compact
Compact
No change
Wheels, standard, in.
15×6.0
16×6.5
-0.5 (width)
Wheels, available, in.
16×6.5, 17×7 (Si)
16×6.5, 17×7
No change
Tires, standard
P195/65R15 89H
P195/65R15 89H
No change
Tires, available
P205/55R16, P215/45R17 (Si)
P205/55R16, P195/65R15, P215/45R17 (Si)
No change

Coupe Exterior Design Concept
Everything about Civic Coupe says this automobile is a drivers car- with a short, far-reaching and low nose reinforcing an assertive altogether look. Adding to a clearly sporty and energetic season are wide, bony headlights, a particular grille and haze flare openings in a revoke fascia that offer heed it from other cars on a road.

Along a Coupe bodyside, a solid-wedge pattern continues, with a hood, windshield and cabin combining one continual issuing line. The windshield has a steepest hillside of any Honda, and a windshield post and side counterpart figure assistance minimize breeze sound during highway speeds. In addition, wilful clarity lines along a bodyside upsurge ceiling toward a behind of a vehicle, formulating a clever clarity of suit even when a Coupe is during rest.

In back, a high behind rug offer reinforces a Coupes dynamic, crowd styling and allows for a incomparable case opening for easier load loading. A organic behind mouth spoiler and 16-inch aluminum wheels on EX and EX-L models offer strengthen a Coupes sporty appearance.

Civic Si Coupe
The Si indication furthers a Coupes assertive proceed with these total extraneous features:

  • Front spoiler
  • Rear clandestine diffuser
  • Body-colored low-profile behind wing spoiler
  • 17-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P215/45R17 all-season tires (with summer tires available)
  • Chrome empty finisher
  • Fog lights

Specifications Comparison

2012 Civic Coupe vs. 2011 Civic Coupe

2012 Civic Coupe
2011 Civic Coupe
Difference
Wheelbase, in.
103.2
104.3
-1.1
Overall length, in.
175.5
175.5
No change
Overall width, in.
69.0
68.9
+0.1
Overall height, in.
55.0
55.0
No change
Track, F/R, in.
59.0/59.9 (58.8/59.9 Si)
59.0/60.1
+0.0/0.2
Curb weight, lbs (MT/AT)
2597/2659 DX; 2617/2681 LX; 2681/2745 EX;
2,877 Si
2,588/2,652 DX; 2,659/2,721 LX; 2,703/2,771 EX;
2895 Si
+9/+7 (DX)
-42/-40 (LX)
-22/-26 (EX)
-18 (Si)
Passenger volume, cu. ft. (Mfr.)
83.2 (82.6 EX/EX-L)
83.7 (83.0 EX/EX-L)
-0.5 (-0.4 EX/EX-L)
Cargo volume, cu. ft. (Mfr.)
11.7
11.5
+0.2
EPA classification
Compact
Compact
No change
Wheels, customary in.
15×6.0
16×6.5
-0.5 (width)
Wheels, accessible in.
16×6.5, 17×7
16×6.5, 17×7
No change
Tires, standard
P195/65R15
P205/55R16
No change
Tires, available
P205/55R16, P215/45R17 (Si)
P195/65R15, P215/45R17 (Si)

Rigid Unit-Body Construction and Energy-Absorbing Crush Zones
The Civics aerodynamic unit-body structure plays a clever purpose in assisting both a Coupe and Sedan grasp their high fuel-economy ratings and projected tip reserve ratings. Additionally, it contributes to a smooth, still ride. This is since a firm unit-body helps to besiege many of a engine quivering and highway sound that would differently be transmitted to a newcomer compartment. The acerbity supposing by a use of high-strength steel contributes to altogether pile-up reserve as good as rebate of altogether automobile weight.

As with all Honda models starting with a 2005 Odyssey, a 2012 Civic employs a ACE physique structure. (Please see Safety territory for some-more information.)

Increased Use of High-Strength Steel
The 2012 Civic Sedan now uses 55 percent high-strength steel compared to 50 percent in a prior era (contributing to a 7-percent rebate in physique weight).

In offer to being lighter, immobile and energetic acerbity are also 10 percent better. High strength steel also enhances pile-up safety, and a incomparable rigidity and reduced weight also raise float quality, doing and interior quietness- assisting all 2012 Civic models aim a tip durability, peculiarity and trustworthiness (DQR) in their class.

A outline of Civic Sedans improvements due to augmenting use of high-strength steel, compared to a 2011 Civic models:

  • 10 percent incomparable use of high strength steel (55 percent vs. 50 percent)
  • 10 percent incomparable torsional rigidity

Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure
The Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) physique structure is a pioneering Honda unit-body construction technology. Introduced to Civic in a 2006 model, ACE increases a automobile bodys ability to sunder pile-up appetite in a frontal collision and is approaching to assistance broach tip reserve ratings. Although sovereign contrast has not nonetheless been completed, a 2012 Civic Sedan and Coupe are projected to accept a 5-Star frontal impact rating from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA*) and a Good frontal pile-up reserve rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). (Please see Safety add-on for some-more information.)

*Government star ratings are prejudiced of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov).

Narrow A-Pillars
More slim physique A-pillars, assembled of high-strength steel, yield a incomparable margin of external perspective but compromising physique strength. Along with a new side counterpart shape, a slimmer A-pillars also assistance minimize breeze sound during highway speeds.

Door Handles
All Civic models have ergonomically designed extraneous doorway handles – black for a DX models and body-colored for other models. The doorway handles are designed to accommodate a accumulation of opposite palm sizes, as good as winter gloves.

Aerodynamic Side Mirrors
The Civics newly restyled doorway side mirrors are aerodynamically optimized to revoke breeze sound by minimizing turmoil as good as to urge external visibility. The mirrors are tuned to form a rarely aerodynamic shape, upheld by a wing-form stay, that combines visible interest with a low drag design. Civic EX-L models and Hybrid models with leather embody exhilarated side mirrors. The Civic Hybrid side mirrors embody spin vigilance indicators.

Aerodynamic Enhancements
A lamp underneath a front fender leads a upsurge of atmosphere into a engine cell for cooling. Lightweight cosmetic tools underneath a engine bay, a fuel tank and tools of a behind underbody have been total to raise airflow. The front spoiler and front and behind strakes assistance approach atmosphere upsurge around a tires and wheelwells.

Aerodynamic Flat Under-Floor
For 2012, a new prosaic under-floor significantly improves aerodynamic potency by assisting atmosphere to pierce over, around and underneath a Civic Sedan and Coupe. The under-floor starts behind a front fascia, extends underneath a engine and transmission, and afterwards underneath a newcomer compartment. The aerodynamic alleviation formula in a poignant 3.4 percent revoke fellow of drag compared to a 2011 Civic. The softened aerodynamic potency helps urge fuel efficiency, stabilise doing and revoke interior sound levels.

Power Windows
Power side windows are customary on all Civic models. An auto-up/down drivers window comes on LX and above models. Individual controls are located by their particular windows. Pressing a master switch on a drivers-window control row can deactivate a newcomer windows.

Security System with Remote Entry
A remote entrance complement is customary on Civic LX, EX and EX-L models. Using a call pivotal with integrated remote buttons, all doors can be sealed with one hold of a LOCK button. Pressing UNLOCK once unlocks a drivers door, while dire it twice unlocks all doors. The complement has a operation of adult to 50 feet.

One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
Civic EX, EX-L and Si models have a one-touch appetite moonroof with lean underline that will open or tighten with one hold of a switch. The moonroofs skinny construction allows for limit headroom and softened comfort. The moonroof has a shifting sunshade that opens with a roof and can be sealed to retard sunlight.

To lean or slip a moonroof a motorist or front newcomer needs usually to entirely press a ceiling-mounted switch once. The moonroof entirely opens or closes automatically. However if a user wishes to usually partially open or tighten a moonroof (such as to grasp prejudiced ventilation), a lighter hold yields full primer control. A splash insurance underline is built in, assisting to safeguard that a moonroof will not tighten if someones palm or arm is positioned in a trail of a moonroof. If an deterrent is detected, a moonroof resource will retreat instruction a moonroof.

Windshield Wipers
The windshield wipers on a 2012 Civic Sedan and Coupe are tucked next a hood line, out of a airflow over a hood to revoke turbulence, aerodynamic drag and noise. The arms are unimportant to a drivers margin of view, and their purify pattern allows atmosphere to upsurge past with rebate turbulence.

Cargo Area
A rival advantage for a new Civic Coupe and Sedan is a considerable storage capacity. With 12.5 cu. ft. of storage space, a new 2012 Civic Sedan exceeds a 12.0 cu. ft. case volume of a prior era – an alleviation of 0.5 cu. ft. or 4.2 percent. The Civic Coupe case offers 11.7 cubic feet of storage, somewhat some-more than a prior models 11.5 cu. ft. Folding a second-row seatback yields additional room for massive items.

Conveniently placed latches in a case capacitate users to revoke a fold-down behind seatback but carrying to be inside of a vehicle. The Civic EX and EX-L models supplement even some-more preference with their 60/40 separate fold-down behind seatback design, that concede a choice of newcomer seating and load storage simultaneously.

All models underline a far-reaching case opening and low lift-over tallness for easy chain and dismissal of items. The inside of a case uses a high-quality molded case lining. Underneath, a gangling tire has a molded backing for additional storage, a underline occasionally found within a compress class.

Sound Absorption Materials
The Civic is designed to yield an unusually well-spoken pushing experience- now with reduced sound penetration into a cabin. Lightweight sound-absorption materials in a roof, carpets and dashboard assistance keep a cabin still in offer to gripping automobile weight down.

Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto Off
All 2012 Civic models are versed with multi-reflector halogen headlights for a energetic and thespian appearance. In addition, EX-L, Hybrid, and Si headlights have an Auto On/Off underline for total convenience. Inboard mounted halogen high beams offer softened night pushing certainty interjection to a crisp, splendid and focused light beam. By doing during a revoke voltage, a halogen low beams offer double-duty as a daytime using lights (DRL). All Civic models embody a headlights-on reminder.

Civic Si Sedan and Coupe models supplement haze lights in an opening next a front bumper, and integrated haze lights are also accessible as a dealer-installed appendage on other 2012 Civic models.

LED Brake Lights on Hybrid
The 2012 Civic Hybrids taillight complement facilities attention-grabbing LED enlightenment for a stop lights and soothing intense aspect lighting for a taillights. The sculpted, 3-dimensional demeanour of a units adds a particular and technical styling component to a behind perspective of a Civic. Additionally, LED lighting uses rebate appetite and longer use life compared to normal tungsten light bulbs, that is unchanging with a vehicle’s importance on efficiency.

Fuel Tank
The Civics fuel tank assembled is located brazen of a multi-link behind suspension. Its lightweight polypropylene pattern offers reduced weight, augmenting capacity, and reduced probability of evaporative emissions. The multiple pattern also minimizes weight and allows a inexhaustible fuel ability (its ability is 13.2 gallons, a same as for a prior era Civic). The Civic also incorporates a returnless fuel supply complement that helps revoke fog generation.

Exterior Colors
The 2012 Civic offers a energetic tone palette that adds clarity and arrogance to all Sedan and Coupe models. All-new colors for a 2012 Sedan embody Dyno Blue Pearl, Cool Mist Metallic and Crimson Pearl. While on a 2012 Coupe, Dyno Blue Pearl and Cool Mist Metallic are new additions to a tone lineup. Civic Coupe Si and Sedan Si models supplement a singular Sunburst Orange Pearl. All of a new for 2012 colors somewhat change in coming depending on object conditions, offer amplifying a Civics thespian bodylines.

Civic Sedan Exterior Color Availability

Color
DX Sedan
LX Sedan
EX/
EX-L Sedan
Si Sedan
Hybrid
Natural Gas
HF
Tafetta White

X
X
X
X
X
X
Alabaster Silver Metallic
X
X
X
X
X
X

Polished Metal Metallic

X
X
X
X
X
X
Crystal Black Pearl

X
X
X
X

Dyno Blue Pearl
X
X
X
X

Cool Mist Metallic

X
X

X
X

Urban Titanium Metallic

X
X
X

Crimson Pearl

X
X
X

Sunburst Orange Pearl

X

Green Opal Metallic

X

Civic Coupe Exterior Color Availability

2012 Civic Accessories
A line of Honda Genuine Accessories was grown concurrently with a 2012 Civic to yield automobile personalization for a Honda owner. Like all Honda Genuine Accessories, a Civic accessories are lonesome by a 4-year/50,000-mile singular guaranty if commissioned by a play during a time of strange automobile purchase. Available accessories include:

Exterior

  • 16-inch amalgamate wheels
  • 17-inch amalgamate wheels
  • 17-inch summer-only tires
  • Front underbody spoiler
  • Rear underbody spoiler
  • Side underbody spoiler
  • Body side molding
  • Door corner guards
  • Car cover
  • Full nose mask
  • Splash guards
  • Moonroof visor
  • Wheel locks
  • Fog lights
  • Remote engine starter
  • Engine retard heater

Chassis Overview
The 2012 Civic framework was grown to maximize pushing delight as good as newcomer comfort. It facilities Hondas rarely grown MacPherson strut front and multi-link behind cessation systems, Motion-adaptive electric power-assisted rack-and sail steering (for glorious steering opening total with softened fuel efficiency), and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), an electronic fortitude control complement that works with a Civics Drive-by-Wire stifle complement and 4-channel ABS systems to raise automobile control.

Regardless of either it is a versatile Civic Sedan or Coupe, sporty Civic Si, or fit Civic Hybrid, Civic Natural Gas or Civic HF model, any 2012 Honda Civic is both polished and fun to drive. The cessation is tuned to yield a sporty, plain and energetic pushing experience. The customary Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist uses ventilated front discs and behind drums, or 4-wheel discs on Civic EX, EX-L and Si models.

New Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) offers direct-feeling and fit steering performance, together with softened active safety. On a prior era models, EPS focus was disdainful to a Civic Si and Civic Hybrid models.

2012 Civic EX Sedan chassis

Civic Chassis Highlights

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link behind suspension
  • Motion-Adaptive Electric Steering (EPS)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (4-wheel front on Civic EX, EX-L and Si models) with electronic stop placement and stop assist
  • Front and behind stabilizer bars on all models (17mm front, 11mm rear) urge cornering response while shortening physique hurl during cornering

The elementary pattern of a cessation for a 2012 Civic is identical to a previous-generation model. Changes have been done to components to labour float and handling, and to revoke a penetration of noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) into a newcomer cabin.

Compared to a previous-generation Civic, a many poignant change to a tallness is a additional use of high strength steel (up 10 percent to 55 percent in a Sedan and adult 30 percent to 56 percent in a Coupe).

As well, a somewhat shorter wheelbase (reduced 1.2 inches in a Sedan to 105.1 inches and reduced 1.1 inches in a Coupe to 103.2 inches) increases a feeling of lively as a automobile rotates around a geometrically shorter stretch while turning. This improves altogether maneuverability and a Civics fun-to-drive character. But during a same time, a altogether length, breadth and tallness are a same as prior models, with augmenting interior roominess. The outcome is a some-more manageable automobile that is also roomier inside.

Chassis Summary
All Models

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link behind cessation
  • Front and behind stabilizer bars
  • Power-assisted ventilated front front brakes
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
  • 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist
  • Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)

Civic Sedan and Coupe, Sedan Natural Gas and Sedan HF

  • 15-inch steel wheels with circle covers on Civic DX, LX
  • 15-inch aluminum wheels on Hybrid, NaturalL Gas and HF
  • 16-inch aluminum wheels on EX and EX-L
  • P195/65R15 all-season tires on DX, LX, Hybrid, Natural Gas and HF
  • P205/55R16 all-season tires on EX and EX-L
  • Power-assisted 4-wheel front brakes on EX and EX-L

Civic Si

  • Front and behind high-performance springs, dampers and stabilizer bars
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • P215/45R17 all-season tires
  • Available summer-only tires (Si Coupe)
  • Larger hole ventilated front stop rotors with plain front behind brakes

Civic Hybrid

  • 15-inch aluminum wheels that are unusually aerodynamic and lightweight
  • Low rolling insurgency P195/65R15 tires
  • Regenerative braking complement with singular parameters for a power-assist braking feature

Nimble, Confident Handling
A prolonged 105.1-inch wheelbase for a Civic Sedan and 103.2-inch wheelbase for a Civic Coupe, far-reaching front and behind lane dimensions, modernized cessation pattern along with facilities such as VSA and Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) on all models minister to a Civics assured handling. Specially tuned eccentric MacPherson strut front and multi-link behind cessation provides a nimble and fun pushing knowledge – while also providing a energetic reserve for that all Honda vehicles are known.

Front and Rear Suspension
The Civics cessation complement uses a multiple of MacPherson struts for a front and a multi-link cessation during a rear. Using a strut-style front cessation creates some-more room accessible for pile-up reinforcement, and a multi-link behind cessation helps maximize second-row seating and load space- all while also providing superb doing characteristics and float quality.

MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
The MacPherson strut front cessation is engineered to yield enchanting opening and a manageable feel for a driver. Specially tuned bushings along with performance-calibrated geometry safeguard optimal circle fixing while branch for a plain and well-spoken doing feel. All models of Civic use a 17 mm hole tubular front stabilizer bar, with a difference of a Civic Si that uses a some-more opening disposed 18 mm tubular front bar.

Multi-Link Rear Suspension
The multi-link behind cessation includes stamped-steel tip A-arms, expel aluminum knuckles, double revoke tubular parallel links, tubular-steel toe-control links, coil-over dampers and a vast stabilizer bar. This cessation complement provides glorious handling, together with a agree float and well-developed control of noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH). All models of Civic use a 11 mm hole plain behind stabilizer bar, with a difference of a Civic Si that uses a some-more opening disposed 15 mm plain behind bar for additional hurl rigidity for softened cornering turn-in and physique hurl control.

Civic Si Exclusive Suspension Tuning

To grasp a towering doing performance, a Civic Si has a following cessation tuning compared to a 2012 Civic Coupe:

  • Front open rate increases
  • Rear open rate increases
  • Sport-tuned front and behind check settings
  • Larger front stabilizer bar (18 mm)
  • Larger behind stabilizer bar (15 mm)
  • Decreased altogether automobile height
  • Exclusive VSA setting
  • Exclusive EPS setting
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Limited-slip front differential

2012 Civic Si Coupe chassis

Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
The 2012 Civic is a initial Honda in a North American marketplace to use worldly new Motion Adaptive Electric Steering (EPS). The complement incorporates new pushing fortitude record that triggers steering inputs that prompt a motorist to drive in a scold instruction during cornering and in sleazy highway conditions.

When VSA is activated, EPS fast relates torque to assistance a motorist drive in a ideal instruction to stop a automobile from swerving. When activated, a complement provides singular steering circle feedback to warning a driver, so augmenting certainty and control.

Using automobile speed and steering angle data, Motion Adaptive EPS works with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Electric Power Steering to detect instability during sleazy highway conditions (in cornering and underneath braking) and automatically triggers steering inputs directed during call a motorist to drive in a scold direction. This new record supports a driver’s movement in doing a automobile some-more safely and comfortably.

Noted are 3 examples of how Motion-Adaptive Electric Steering (EPS) functions in and with VSA :

Stabilizes Braking – Corrects a drivers steering submit to revoke automobile instability when a automobile is braking tough on highway surfaces with opposite attrition coefficients (such as cement that is partially lonesome with mud or snow)

Mitigates Understeer – Prompts a motorist to not spin a steering too distant in an bid to lessen understeer

Mitigates Oversteer – Corrects a steering inputs to lessen oversteer and assistance a motorist snippet a dictated trail of transport by a curve

Electric Power Steering (EPS)
With EPS, a worldly electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering complement takes a place of a required hydraulic appetite steering system. EPS responds roughly now to steering submit and automatically changes a volume of appetite support formed on a vehicles speed. By expelling a required appetite steering siphon assembly, EPS uses rebate engine appetite that improves acceleration and fuel efficiency.

The EPS complement consists of a rack-and-pinion steering rigging with an electric engine commissioned concentrically around a steering rack. To control a turn of support that a Powertrain Control Module receives, signals from a speed sensor (coupled with a steering sensor for torque and rotation) calculates a optimal volume of steering support and afterwards sends a vigilance to a electric motor.

When compared to a operation of a required hydraulic siphon appetite steering system, a some-more elementary and lightweight EPS complement increases potency since it does not pull a continual volume of appetite directly from a engine. Other advantages of electric power-assisted steering embody a morality and condensation (no hydraulic complement is indispensable to appetite it) and a revoke appetite consumption, that helps urge fuel economy.

The steering ratio on all Civic models is 16.1:1, ensuing in 3.1 turns lock-to-lock. All 2012 Civic models have a lean and telescope steering wheel.

Disc Brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Civic DX, LX, Hybrid, Natural Gas and HF models are versed with front front brakes and behind drum brakes, while a Civic EX, EX-L and Si models have 4-wheel front brakes. Both systems incorporate 4-channel ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist as customary equipment.

The 4-channel ABS exclusively modulates braking appetite during any circle to assistance a motorist keep steering control during complicated braking. EBD automatically optimizes braking force between a front and behind wheels, assisting to safeguard that a Civic stops in a shortest stretch probable regardless of a series of passengers or volume of load that it is carrying With EBD, Civic drivers will notice softened pedal feel and reduced stop blur underneath eager pushing conditions. Brake Assist recognizes puncture braking situations and roughly now relates full braking force when appropriate. (Please see Safety territory for some-more information).

Civic DX, LX, Hybrid and HF models are versed with 10.3-inch hole ventilated front stop rotors (0.8-inch rotor thickness) clamped by single-piston stop calipers. At a behind are 7.8-inch hole drum brakes. With Civic EX, EX-L and Si models, a behind drum brakes are transposed with hoop brakes that incorporate 10.2-inch hole plain rotors (0.4-inch rotor thickness) interconnected with single-piston stop calipers. Civic Si models are versed with 11.8-inch rotors (1.0-inch thickness) interconnected with single-piston stop calipers. Additionally, a Civic Hybrids hydraulic stop upholder cooperates electronically with a Engine ECU to yield best regenerative braking.

Wheels and Tires
The Civic Sedan and Coupe DX and LX float on P195/65R15 tires mounted to 15×6-inch steel wheels with full covers. Civic Sedan and Coupe EX and EX-L models use P205/55R16 tires and 16×6.5-inch aluminum wheels. The Civic Hybrid, Natural Gas and HF use P195/65R15 tires with 15×6 aluminum wheels. With all Civic models, a space-saver gangling tire is stowed within a case floor.

The use of incomparable wheels and tires minister to a Civic Sis extended handling. The Civic Si comes with 17×7 in. aluminum wheels with P215/45R17 all-season tires. With a Civic Si Coupe and Sedan, accessible is a summer-only opening tire package.

The Civic Hybrid and Civic HF facilities P195/65R15 low rolling insurgency tires mounted on lightweight and aerodynamic 15×6-inch amalgamate wheels.

The Civic indication ranges specific tire and circle sizes include:

Civic DX and LX Sedan

  • 15-inch steel wheels with full circle covers
  • P195/65R15 all-season tires

Civic EX and EX-L Sedan

  • 16-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P205/55R16 all-season tires

Civic Sedan Si

  • 17-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P215/45R17 all-season tires (summer tires accessible on non-navi sedans)

Civic Sedan Hybrid

  • 15-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P195/65R15 all-season tires

Civic Natural Gas

  • 15-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P195/65R15 all-season tires

Civic HF

  • 15-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P195/65R15 all-season tires

Civic DX and LX Coupe

  • 15-inch steel wheels with full circle covers
  • P195/65R15 all-season tires

Civic EX and EX-L Coupe

  • 16-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P205/55R16 all-season

Civic Si Coupe

  • 17-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P215/45R17 all-season tires (summer tires available)

Space-Saving Spare Tire
The gangling tire is a space- and weight-saving T135/80D16 101M proxy territory that is mounted underneath a carpeted building in a trunk.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Every 2012 Honda Civic includes a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
(Please see Safety territory for some-more information.)

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
(Please see Safety territory for some-more information.)

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