2004 Honda Civic

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42 reviews
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Available Price Range $2,240-$7,944 Trims10 Combined MPG 28-48 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2004 Honda Civic

Our Take

Honda’s popular coupe and sedan get a face-lift for 2004, and the revisions include restyling on the hood, bumpers, grille and headlights. A new Value Package is available. Redesigned for the... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Lackluster appearance
  • Automatic-transmission response
  • Lack of low-speed engine torque

Notable Features

  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Manual or automatic
  • Coupe and sedan body styles
  • High-performance Si available
  • Civic Hybrid available


Consumer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

Based on 42 reviews

A Great Little Surprise

by teajai from kansas City, MO on September 7, 2010

I have had two Accords and both the first and second generation CR-V's I've traded all of them at the 100,000 mile mark.....I was mad at Honda for making the third gen CR-V look like a grandma's groce... Read Full Review

10 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.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Civic DX

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Civic DX

Overall Rollover Rating
Front Seat
Rear Seat
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.


There are currently 14 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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