2005 Honda Civic

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42 reviews
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Available Price Range $2,151-$8,791 Trims10 Combined MPG 28-48 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2005 Honda Civic

Our Take

Honda's popular coupe and sedan earned a face-lift for 2004 that included restyling of the hood, bumpers, grille and headlights. A new Value Package became available. For 2005, a new Special E... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Lackluster appearance
  • Automatic-transmission response
  • Lack of low-speed engine torque
  • ABS only in uplevel models

Notable Features

  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Manual or automatic
  • Three body styles
  • Available high-performance Si model
  • Available Civic Hybrid model


Our Expert Reviews

I have yet to join the True Believers who insist that hybrid vehicles are, flaws and all, the answer to our problems of oil dependency, global warming, pollution and the heartbreak of psoriasis.I like hybrids and admire what the manufacturers have done, both mechanically and with regard to their public-spiritedness, because at this point, none of them is making money from hybrids, regardless of... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

Based on 42 reviews

great car

by civic boy from nebraska on March 22, 2009

Almost a year ago i picked up my first civic si the 2005 hatchback, one of the greatest vehicles i've owned, had only 31000 miles on it exactly when i got it runs awsome, handles great, picks up nice,... 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


There are currently 12 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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