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Advanced Interior Design
The Civic's 5-passenger interior is a
careful blend of form and function, with an intuitive "two-tier" layout that
prioritizes frequently referenced instruments like the speedometer up high in
the driver's line of sight with less frequently referenced information
positioned down lower. A "smart interface" approach divides the vehicle controls
into smartly grouped zones for audio, air conditioning and vehicle controls.
Ergonomically shaped dials, buttons and the gear shifter operate with solid
precision and have a tactile feel. Building on the successful packaging of the
previous generation, the 2012 Civic Sedan passenger volume of 94.7 cubic feet
(Civic LX Sedan) increases by 3.7 cubic feet, and gains have also been made in
front shoulder room (+2.9 inches) and rear legroom (+1.6 inches).
LX and above models are equipped with audio systems that range from a 160-watt
AM/FM/CD unit (Civic LX, EX Sedan, EX-L Sedan, HF and Hybrid) to a 360-watt
AM/FM/CD unit with a subwoofer (Civic EX Coupe, EX-L Coupe, Si). Standard audio
features include WMA and MP3 audio file capability, Radio Data System (RDS),
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC), an audio input jack and a USB audio
interface. The Civic EX and above models add Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and audio
streaming, front tweeters, and the availability of the Honda Satellite-Linked
Navigation System with voice activation and a 6.5-inch TFT color touch display.
The navigation system can now overlay FM Traffic data on its maps, a free public
resource available in participating major metropolitan areas for freeway
congestion, collisons and construction zones.
The Honda Satellite-Linked
Navigation System debuting on the 2012 Civic features 16 GB of flash memory in
place of the DVD-based system used previously. Like other Honda navigation
systems, this new system allows simple, intuitive operation and has an extensive
on-board database. The system features more than 10 million points of interest
and the voice activation is capable of recognizing numbers, street names and
cities. For ease-of-reference, the i-MID can display turn-by-turn directions in
conjunction with the navigation screen.
The Civic Sedan is powered by a 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with a
16-valve i-VTEC valvetrain and a dual-stage intake manifold. The engine produces
140 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 128 lb-ft of torque at 4300 rpm. The model
receives an EPA-estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 28/39/32
miles per gallon when equipped with an automatic transmission (standard on all
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