The Honda Civic is like the Honda Accord’s little brother (or sister). The compact Civic is Honda’s best selling nameplate in America. The Civic is also one of the most international cars on the planet with around 20 million sold worldwide. Find them in Japan, North America, South Africa, Europe and Australia.
A used Civic for sale in Boston is one of the most Followed cars on Mojo Motors because not only does it hold nearly 50% of its value after 60 months, it has stellar gas mileage. Depending on the year, we’re talking about a combined 29-31 MPG on the automatic 1.8 liter four cylinder engine. The Civic is a great alternative to more expensive hybrid vehicles.
Used Civics on Mojo Motors include the seventh-generation from 2001-2005, the eighth-generation from 2006-2011 and the ninth-generation from 2011-present.
Civic Size Comparison
The Civic faces stiff competition against other small (compact) cars including the ever-popular Toyota Corolla, the Mazda3, Ford Focus, or Hyundai Elantra. At one time, the Civic was known as a tuner car and much sportier than its competitors. However, it has since been usurped from this role by the Impreza WRX.
The Civic is commonly compared to smaller subcompact cars, too, like the Kia Rio, Chevrolet Sonic, Honda Fit or Toyota Yaris.
Honda Civic shoppers don’t forget to look at the bigger and more expensive mid size sedans, too. These include the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu and Volkswagen Passat.
The size of the Civic from year-to-year has remained roughly the same. It is just a couple inches shorter than the Mazda3, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte and Volkswagen Jetta, but approximately the same size as the Toyota Corolla.
The eighth-generation Civic length changes slightly from year. The sedan is approximately 176.7 inches long, the coupe is approximately 175 inches long and the hatchback is approximately 167.3 inches long.
The ninth-generation Civic sedan is the biggest at 177.3 inches long, the coupe is 176.1 inches long and the two-door hatchback is 169.3 inches long.
Fun Facts About the Civic
- Civics are manufactured not only in Japan, but also in England, Japan, the US, Canada, Pakistan, Brazil and Taiwan
- Civic is a palindrome. It is spelled the same way backwards and forwards
- Cars.About.com ranked the Honda Civic as the third best car for moms
- The European Civic looks sportier than the American version
- The Civic made our list of best cars under $10,000 and it’s even one of our 20 best cheap cars for teens. This isn’t a surprise because Honda is one of the most reliable manufacturers.
Written by Max Katsarelas