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2012 Honda Civic 2.2 i-DTEC Review

2012 Honda Civic 2.2 i-DTEC – The 9th Generation of the Honda Civic polarized – with its wedge-shaped body and a distinctive cool grill stands out clearly from the Japanese compact mass. The Honda Civic has been a few months on the market. The five-door starts at prices starting at 22,000 and is based in optics continues on its predecessor. However, the aerodynamics is improved so that the Civic have a drag coefficient of 0.27, the best drag coefficient in its class.


Compared to the previous generation, the height was reduced by two inches. The width of the new sets is between 5 mm to 4.3 meters. Despite a shorter wheelbase by two inches (2.29 meters) offers the new edition of 477 liters of cargo space – the best in the segment. Practical: over from the predecessor, the “Magic Seats” in the rear, the seats can be folded up like a cinema seat for bulky luggage. Much development is under the sheet metal of the new Honda. A newly designed torsion beam axle with longer travel suspension and stiffer dampers makes the new Civic with the electric power steering to move very active driving. Special emphasis placed Honda in the new model generation in addition to the suspension set on a low noise level – so it can be for long trips comfortable traveling.

2012 Honda Civic 2.2 i-DTEC provide the propulsion for the time being three engines: the 1.4-liter gasoline engine with 100 horsepower, a 1.8-liter gasoline engine with 142 hp and an advanced 2.2-liter turbo diesel with 150 hp. With the latter, one way is sufficient power in all situations, which can be switched precise and smooth and maximum torque of 350 Nm provide enough torque. Thus equipped, the 1438 kg heavy Civic accelerates in 8.3 seconds to 100 km and reaches a top speed of 217 km/h for economy provides the start-stop system, the Eco Assist and an ECON button that activates the most environmentally friendly vehicle settings.


The standard average fuel consumption of the manufacturers estimated at 4.4 liters per 100 kilometers, in the test operation around 5.3 liters flowing through the injectors and allows the 50-liter tank a range of almost 1,000 kilometers. Course Sets, the new model even with the safety equipment. The well-known from Accord and CR-V collision warning system CMBS (Collision Mitigation Brake System) in combination with Adaptive Cruise Control ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) is now also available as an option for the Civic. In addition, include the electronic stability program, VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) and a comprehensive airbag system as standard equipment. Total leaves the Civic a sporty impression. The cockpit comes up with high quality materials, the rear spoiler is now granted on a better review. The seating position is slightly high; otherwise there is nothing to criticize. The Honda Civic is currently available only as a five-door model; a touring version will follow, however. With the 150 hp diesel engine, the Civic is preparing a lot of fun – this is particularly attractive from the cost price of 27’800 francs. ATN / was