2012 Honda Civic consumer reviews

$15,755–$16,555 MSRP range
side view of 2012 Civic Honda
91% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most reliable care I've ever owned. Unbeatable

This car is extremely effecient, reliable, good looking, drives well. I bought the car brand new and wish I could keep it forever. Honda could charge more for these cars based on value alone.


Starts & Drive never left me Stranded.

Car has 2 USB ports Fits 4 people comfortably get amazing gas milage. Vehicle fits a great deal of luggage not a full size SUV but it'll get you where you need to go.


Very reliable and value for money.

Very nicely built, reliable and retains very good value. I like the great mileage. Spacious trunk room. All digital display is nice. Exterior and interior color combo looks good.


Honda a great cars and this car just proves it!

This car has been a great car! I get great gas mileage, As i am starting to grow my family a two door car does not meet my needs. This is a great commuter car.


Reliable car

We love the Civic. It is a great little commuter car since I drive 30 miles one way to work every day. Hondas are always a fantastic choice.


I just paid it off, not selling it, daughter gets

5 star safety rating, up to 45 mpg hwy, low maintenance cost, all these are highlights of why I want my 17 year old to have this 2012 Honda Civic EX as her first car. The digital display of mpg has spoiled my analytical nature. The kids have used the heck out of the usb connectivity. I have chauffeured kids and run a cleaning business out of this roomy, reliable, gas saver. There are very few cons on this car. The low profile makes it impossible to make any errors in clearing old speed bumps, road kill, quick stops, or if you go off the pavement for any reason. The plastic oil pan protector was a goner after just a few weeks of purchase. No need trying replace that. The starter needed repair once which was a complicated issue, but that is it in 7 years of ownership. I am hard on cars and this one has stood up well.


Most Reliable Car I've Owned

I love the interior styling primarily because of the split dashboard design with the digital speedometer on top with fuel and MPG gauges with the tachometer below and a screen that can display range, current MPG, Music playing, service intervals and more to the right, the fact that the radio and climate controls are all facing towards the driver, etc. The car is also (for the most part) extremely easy to work on even though it almost never needs it (I've spent 500 maintaining it over 2 years and 40k miles when I started with 48k miles) the acceleration without Econ mode on is great for a compact fuel efficient car but if you're used to anything over 200 horsepower this will feel sluggish to you. The interior road noise isn't bad if you go into it reminding yourself this is an economy car and that it won't be quiet on the level of a luxury car (car was brand new about 24-25k with leather, don't expect quietness) but with the radio up it's not that noticable. If you're looking for a great car, reliable and inexpensive to buy and maintain, look no further than a 9th gen civic or any Honda!


Most reliable car I ever owned!

What I think of this car well I been wanting it since it came out style to performance is really good I would buy another one again


Wonderful and Reliable Car

I have loved owning this car and am only selling it because we no longer need 2 vehicles. It has been very reliable, great on gas, and is a blast to actually drive. I would drive this vehicle across the country in a heartbeat.


Honda is normally a reliable vehicle

As an automotive technician I have always suggested Honda and Toyota because of the reliability. Mainly the elerical hold up better than domestic. I do have a 2012 civic, a little dissatisfied with a failure on the ABS control module. Not sure if they are starting to slip a bit on electronics or if I am just that lucky one. Would be nice if module was replaceable without having to purchase an entire unit.