Best Bet
  • (4.3) 54 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,671$13,079
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 25-30
  • Engine: 140-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD
2011 Honda Civic

Our Take on the 2011 Honda Civic

Honda's compact Civic is available in coupe and sedan body styles and is positioned between the subcompact Fit hatchback and midsize Accord in Honda's lineup. The Civic competes with the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra and Nissan Sentra. Five distinct models are available: the Civic se... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Backseat too low to the floor
  • Modest trunk size
  • Firm ride
  • Higher trims get expensive
  • Stability system unavailable on most trims

Notable Features

  • Sedan or coupe, manual or automatic
  • Available high-performance Civic Si
  • Natural-gas GX available in four states
  • Available navigation system
  • Sedan and coupe both seat five

2011 Honda Civic Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in June 2010 about the 2010 Honda Civic. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2011, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. Refined and reliable, the plucky Honda Civic has stayed competitive even as it enters its fifth year on the market for the 2010 model year. Sel... Read full review for the 2011 Honda Civic

Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 54 reviews

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Saved my life

by Trust a Honda from MN on June 21, 2015

I have owned my 2011 Honda civic for 7 years and have driven it through many MN winters. I recently had a seizure at the age of 23 behind the wheel and crashed my civic at 70 mpg head on into median d... Read Full Review

13 Trim Levels Available

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2011 Honda Civic Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda Civic DX

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
A

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda Civic DX

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
A
Driver Torso
M
Overall Side
A
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
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
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.

Recalls

There are currently 5 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

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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