2010 Honda Civic news, pictures, and information
2010 Honda Civic Lineup Filled with Variety; Individualized Models Reward with Value, Economy, Performance – Even LuxurySpanning from hybrid to high performance, gasoline to natural gas, basic transportation to loaded wîth leather and navigation, the Civic delivers
The 2010 Honda Civic lineup has its bases covered wîth technologically advanced Civic Sedan and Coupe models, a Civic Hybrid, a high-performance Civic Si and a dedicated natural gas-powered Civic GX. All Civics were recently enhanced inside and out for the 2009 model year wîth new exterior styling, colors and increased availability of tech-friendly features. For 2010, the entire range of Civics remains largely unchanged.
Enhancements carried over from 2009 include recently refreshed exterior and interior styling features comprised of updated headlight and taillight combinations; new alloy wheel designs for Civic EX, Civic EX-L and Civic Si; and updated seating cloth materials for a more premium interior feel.
'The Honda Civic meets the needs of a diverse audience wîth economical and fun-to-drive performance in a wide variety of choices and styles,' said Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of product planning for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 'The Civic's reputation for durability, quality and reliability helps it stand apart from the crowd.'
Built on a high-rigidity unit-body platform, the Civic is designed to deliver precise, sharp and refined handling performance wîth its MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension.
Four engine and four transmission choices range from a 140-horsepower, 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine (Civic DX, DX-VP, LX, EX and EX-L), wîth either a 5-speed manual or an available 5-speed automatic transmission, to a 197-horsepower, 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine (Civic Si) wîth a 6-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) The Civic Hybrid is powered by a 1.3-liter i-VTEC engine wîth Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) gasoline-electric hybrid technology to enhance both fuel economy and performance, and is equipped wîth a continuously variable transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
|Engine : 1.8 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 140 hp
Torque: 128 ft-lbs
Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 197 hp
Torque: 138 ft-lbs
Engine : 1.8 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 113 hp
Torque: 109 ft-lbs
5-speed Manual, 5-speed Automatic
The entire line-up maintains a standard array of safety technologies including Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure; side curtain airbags; driver's and front passenger's side airbags wîth a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); and dual-stage, dual-threshold driver's and front passenger's airbags (SRS). Active front seat head restraints are designed to help reduce the likelihood of neck injury in the event of a rear collision.
Standard active safety features include an anti-lock brake system (ABS) and electronic brake distribution, front seatbelts wîth an automatic tensioning system, and a pedestrian injury mitigation design incorporated into the front exterior of the vehicle. Driver and front passenger seatbelt reminders and daytime running lights are also standard equipment. The Civic EX-L, Civic Si and Civic Hybrid include Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), commonly referred to as electronic stability control, as standard safety content.
The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, available on Civic EX, EX-L, Si and Hybrid models, has a 6.5-inch motorized display that opens and closes for access to the internal single-disc CD player, and a digital audio-card reader that can play MP3 and Windows Media® Audio (WMA) files from CompactFlash® cards (via a PC card adapter).
The navigation system features more than 7 million points of interest and the voice activation can control the navigation menus and the audio system, along wîth entering city and street names. The system includes Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, a wireless telephone interface that works wîth compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile telephones for hands-free operation via §teering wheel-mounted controls.
Auxiliary audio input jacks are standard equipment on Civic DX-VP and above trim levels, allowing for portable music device playback through the audio system. The Civic LX Coupe has a six-speaker 160-watt audio system wîth a CD player (four speakers for the DX-VP and LX sedan). All audio systems are capable of playing MP3- and WMA-formatted CDs. Standard Speed-sensitive Volume Control (SVC) automatically adjusts the volume based on vehicle speed. Audio displays include CD/MP3 text readout, and all coupes (except for the DX) plus the Civic Si Sedan provide a customizable welcome screen (exclusively on models without the available navigation system).
Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe wîth 1.8-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine
The Civic lineup for both the Sedan and Coupe start wîth the value-rich Civic DX model equipped wîth a standard 140-horsepower, 1.8-liter, SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine, 5-speed manual transmission (5-speed automatic available), power windows, 15-inch steel wheels wîth covers and P195/65R15 tires, and a folding rear seat. The Civic DX-VP Sedan adds air conditioning, a four-speaker 160-watt AM/FM Audio System wîth CD player (MP3/WMA enabled), and an auxiliary audio input jack.
The Civic LX adds or upgrades: cruise control, power door locks, 16-inch steel wheels wîth covers, P205/55R16 tires, keyless entry, center console wîth sliding armrest, progressive blue illumination instrument panel meters, auto up and down driver's power window, and a folding rear seat.
The Civic LX-S Sedan adds or upgrades: alloy wheels, LX-S-exclusive sport-trimmed black cloth seats wîth synthetic suede bolsters and silver stitching, LX-S-exclusive leather-wrapped §teering wheel, LX-S-exclusive rear-deck spoiler, and a chrome exhaust finisher.
The Civic EX Sedan and Coupe adds or upgrades: a one-touch power moonroof, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, ambient console lighting, §teering wheel-mounted audio controls and the availability of the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System wîth Voice Activation, which also includes XM Satellite Radio.
The Civic EX-L adds or upgrades: leather-trimmed seating surfaces, console, §teering wheel and shift knob; heated seats; and heated door mirrors.The Civic EX Coupe and EX-L Coupe exclusively feature a 7-speaker wîth subwoofer AM/FM audio system wîth CD player (MP3/WMA enabled).
Civic Si Sedan and Coupe (2.0-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine)
The Civic Si Sedan and Coupe serve as the performance cornerstone for the Civic lineup wîth a 197-horsepower, 16-valve, DOHC, 2.0 liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine mated to a close-ratio, 6-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) A helical-type, limited-slip differential enhances traction in high-performance driving situations. The Civic Si's sport-tuned suspension adds firm spring, damper and stabilizer bar tuning along wîth exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels and high-performance tires. Exclusive exterior features include a rear wing spoiler (low profile on the sedan) and Si emblems. The sports-oriented interior adds firmly-bolstered and performance oriented sport-trimmed black cloth seats wîth synthetic suede bolsters and red stitching. For 2010, the only cosmetic change to the Civic Si is the color of the engine cover switching from silver to black.
Civic Hybrid (1.3-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine wîth IMA)
The Civic Hybrid wîth advanced Integrated Motor Assist IMA® hybrid technology achieves an EPA-estimated city/highway fuel economy of 40/45 miles per gallon and includes Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and an available leather-trimmed interior wîth heated front seats, a leather-wrapped §teering wheel and shift knob, and heated side mirrors. The Civic Hybrid is certified by the California Air Resource Board (CARB) as an Advanced-Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV). A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard equipment.
The Civic Hybrid can deactivate all four of its cylinders and operate using only the electric motor in certain low-speed cruising situations. Power for the Civic Hybrid is provided by a 1.3-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine and a 15 kilowatt electric motor, producing a combined 110-horsepower @ 6000 rpm and combined 123 lb-ft. of torque @ 1000-2500 rpm.
Civic GX (1.8-liter i-VTEC engine, dedicated natural gas vehicle)
The ultra-clean Civic GX produces near zero emissions and enables owners to become eligible for a $4,000 federal tax credit. The 2010 Civic GX is the only dedicated natural gas-powered passenger car available to retail customers in the Únited States and achieves an EPA estimated city/highway fuel economy of 24/36 miles per gasoline-gallon5. Currently, natural gas is approximately 35 percent less expensive than gasoline when purchased at a refueling station. The Civic GX is the only vehicle certified by the EPA to meet both Federal Tier 2-Bin 2 and Inherently Low Emission Vehicle (ILEV) zero evaporative emission certification standards. ( posted on conceptcarz.com) The Civic GX is available to consumers at qualified Honda dealers in the states of California, Útah and New York and is also available to fleet customers nationwide from qualified Honda dealers.
The majority of Civics sold in the Únited States are produced and assembled in the Únited States and Canada using domestic and globally sourced parts. All Civic Coupe and Civic Si models are solely produced and assembled at the Honda of Canada Manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario, along wîth the Civic Sedan. Honda Manufacturing of Indiana in Greensburg, Indiana, also produces the Civic Sedan. Civic Hybrid models are produced and assembled in the Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Suzuka, Japan, manufacturing facility.
1 Certain functions that rely on a satellite signal will not work correctly in Hawaii and Alaska. These functions include but are not limited to automatic clock updates and time zone adjustments. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
2 Windows Media® Audio is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
3 CompactFlash® is a registered trademark of the Compact Flash Association.
4 Required XM® Radio monthly subscription sold separately after 90 day trial period. Other fees and taxes may apply after initial trial period, including a one-time activation fee. Subscription fee is consumer only. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscriptions subject to Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com. XM service only available in the 48 contiguous Únited States. The XM name is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
5 Based on 2010 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning wîth 2009 models. Úse for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2009. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.Source - Honda
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