The Honda Civic continues to hold its position at the top of the compact class, thanks to innovative styling, refinement, reliability, and a broad model line that ranges from the eco-friendly Civic Hybrid to the racy Civic Si.
Inside, all Civic models are pleasant, attractive and inviting. Available technology features include Bluetooth HandsFreeLink on Navigation-equipped models, and a USB audio interface on Civic EX, EX-L, Hybrid, and Si. We've found the Civic to be comfortable in which to ride, nice to drive, and with ample windows that provide outstanding outward visibility.
The Civic comes standard with side-impact airbags and other safety features that are optional on some competitive models. Vehicle Stability Assist, which is Honda's name for electronic stability control, is standard on the Civic EX-L, Hybrid, and Si.
The sporty Civic Si coupe and sedan share a 197-horsepower engine, six-speed manual transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, and supportive sport seats.
The Civic Hybrid sedan is powered by a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine coupled with a permanent magnet electric motor and a continuously variable transmission. The Hybrid model features dramatically reduced emissions, and it delivers an EPA-rated 40/45 mpg City/Highway.
The Civic GX sedan uses natural gas for fuel. Natural gas is available to residents of California and New York and is used by fleets elsewhere.
For 2010 the Honda Civic line is essentially unchanged from 2009 when the styling was freshened. The Civic was last redesigned for the 2006 model year.