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  • (4.4) 66 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,170$7,858
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 28-48
  • Engine: 115-hp, 1.7-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
2005 Honda Civic

Our Take on the 2005 Honda Civic

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 Edition package that features a rear spoiler and an MP3-compatible six-CD stereo is offered on EX mod... 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

2005 Honda Civic Reviews 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 for the 2005 Honda Civic

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Consumer Reviews


Average based on 66 reviews

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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 Trim Levels Available

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2005 Honda Civic Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 11 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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