2002 Honda Civic

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21 reviews
Available Price Range $1,442-$7,146 Trims8 Combined MPG 28-40 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2002 Honda Civic

Our Take

The best-selling small car in the United States, Honda’s popular subcompact earned a redesign for 2001, bringing it closer in appearance to the larger Accord. The exterior and interior dimens... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

The Honda Insight has performed well. So well, in fact, that it may disappear to make room for more Civic Hybrid gas/electric vehicles in the lineup. "We'll see how long it continues, but Insight has a limited future. It was meant to introduce the hybrid concept and has served that purpose," Tom Elliott, executive vice president of Honda, said in an interview. Introduced as a 2000, the two... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 21 reviews

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by World's Most Wonderful Car from Syracuse, NY on October 20, 2011

The gas mileage is even better than promised (36mpg-city/44mpg-highway). Adjustable heights for driver's seat and steering wheel are good safety features, as is the rear window visibility. Dashboard s... Read Full Review

8 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda Civic DX

Moderate overlap front

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda Civic DX

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.


There are currently 28 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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