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31-39 MPG
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2000 Honda Civic Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
The Honda Civic, the best-selling small car for the last three years, is unchanged for the 2000 model year. This is expected to be the last year for the current design, which arrived for 1996. The Civic line offers more variety than most competitors: three body styles, four engines and three kinds of transmissions.

Interior
Honda says all three body styles seat five, though it’s a squeeze to fit three adults into the rear seat. Two six-footers have adequate space in back, which is more than can be said of most small cars. All models have a split rear seatback that folds for additional cargo space. They also have a modern, attractive dashboard that places controls where they are easy to see and operate while driving.

Exterior
All models ride a 103.2-inch wheelbase, but the two-door coupe and four-door sedan measure 175 inches bumper-to-bumper, while the two-door hatchback is 11 inches shorter. Styling is the same on all models except the Si coupe, which wears a front spoiler and side sills to announce its role as the high-performance model. The Si was added last spring because the Civic coupe is a favorite among younger buyers.

Under the Hood
All Civics use a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, but it comes in four different flavors. The CX, DX and LX models have a 106-horsepower version available with five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions. The HX coupe uses a 125-horsepower version available with manual or a continuously variable transmission ...

Vehicle Overview
The Honda Civic, the best-selling small car for the last three years, is unchanged for the 2000 model year. This is expected to be the last year for the current design, which arrived for 1996. The Civic line offers more variety than most competitors: three body styles, four engines and three kinds of transmissions.

Interior
Honda says all three body styles seat five, though it’s a squeeze to fit three adults into the rear seat. Two six-footers have adequate space in back, which is more than can be said of most small cars. All models have a split rear seatback that folds for additional cargo space. They also have a modern, attractive dashboard that places controls where they are easy to see and operate while driving.

Exterior
All models ride a 103.2-inch wheelbase, but the two-door coupe and four-door sedan measure 175 inches bumper-to-bumper, while the two-door hatchback is 11 inches shorter. Styling is the same on all models except the Si coupe, which wears a front spoiler and side sills to announce its role as the high-performance model. The Si was added last spring because the Civic coupe is a favorite among younger buyers.

Under the Hood
All Civics use a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, but it comes in four different flavors. The CX, DX and LX models have a 106-horsepower version available with five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions. The HX coupe uses a 125-horsepower version available with manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Instead of having four forward gears, the CVT operates like a dimmer switch, automatically changing among an infinite number of gear ratios based on engine speed. The EX coupe and sedan have a 127-horsepower engine and either a manual or automatic transmission. The Si’s dual-camshaft engine makes 160 horsepower and teams with a five-speed manual.

Performance
There are good reasons the Civic is the most popular small car. Reasonable prices, top-notch quality, reliability and high resale value are among the main attractions. Variety is another. There are Civic models for the economy-minded and the performance-oriented and others in between. All provide at least adequate acceleration, commendable ride and handling, and comfortable accommodations.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
68 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.1)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(3.9)
Comfort
(4.1)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

Lowest repairs until A/C

by Honda from Santa Rosa, CA on June 22, 2020

I found this a great commuter vehicle until the A/C went out. Went to dealership and they got a/c working and then it failed again after a month. I have been happy with this vehicle otherwise. Read full review

(5.0)

The most and only car I would love to own.

by Jeri sports fan from San Francisco on February 24, 2020

This car has everything that you need it has 3 USB ports excellent navigation system out of any car on the market. Best Buy. My family and friends all own this exquisite car there is not enough to say... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2000 Honda Civic currently has 18 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2000 Honda Civic CX

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Driver's
4 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
2 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
3 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Civic received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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