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Honda Civic


The Honda Civic is a line of cars manufactured by Honda. Originally a subcompact, the Civic has gone through several generational changes, becoming both larger and more upmarket and moving into the compact car segment. EPA guidelines for vehicle size class stipulate a car having combined passenger and cargo room of 110 to 119.9 cubic feet is considered a compact car, and as such the tenth generation Civic sedan is technically a small-end compact car, although it still competes in the compact class. The Civic coupe is still considered a compact car. The Civic currently falls between the Honda Fit and Accord.


  • Background 

  • First generation (1972–1979) 

  • Second generation (1979–1983) 

  • Third generation (1983–1987) 

  • Fifth generation (1992–1995) 

  • Seventh generation (2001–2005) 

  • Eighth generation (2006–2011) 

  • Ninth generation (2012–2015) 

  • Tenth generation (2016–present) 

  • International marketing and platform derivatives 

  • Safety 

  • Modifications and enthusiast community 

  • Awards 

  • Racing