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 |  Aug 08 2013, 8:37 AM

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The safest compact car on the market is the Honda Civic, according to new crash test results released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), with half of all small cars receiving top marks.

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 |  May 11 2013, 9:01 AM


The 2013 Honda Civic sedan has been awarded a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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 |  Feb 15 2013, 9:01 AM

With positive reviews rolling in for the refreshed 2013 Civic, Honda is looking to promote the new reactions to the car, including those of

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 |  Jan 08 2013, 9:01 AM

Following in the tire treads of automakers like Volkswagen and Ford, Honda is planning to share vehicle platforms with an expanding number of models as it seeks to reduce costs while growing sales dramatically over the next few years.

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 |  Dec 27 2012, 4:24 PM

Honda made an unprecedented move this year, refreshing its popular Civic model a year after giving it a redesign. 

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 |  Dec 07 2012, 11:01 AM

After the 2012 Civic launched to less than glowing reviews, Honda has subtly changed how it develops vehicles to prevent this embarrassing situation from happening again. The 2013 Civic, as well as the updated Accord midsize sedan prove the company hasn’t completely lost its way.

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 |  Nov 29 2012, 1:05 PM

Taking criticism to heart, Honda has rolled out a refreshed version of its popular Civic model just one model year after the original launched.

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 |  Nov 27 2012, 6:44 AM

It won’t be officially unveiled until later this week at the LA Auto Show, but with cars already parked on dealer lots, it was only a matter of time before more photos of the new 2013 Honda Civic hit the net.

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 |  Oct 29 2012, 8:01 AM

After receiving less than stellar reviews of its new Civic, Honda will reveal an updated version of the popular compact in November AutoGuide has learned, more than a year ahead of the usual mid-cycle refresh.

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 |  Aug 10 2012, 8:01 AM

Whether in response to criticism against the current Civic, or increased confidence in its operations here, Honda’s US division has been put in charge of development of the refreshed version of the car for next year, as well as the next-generation of the iconic small sedan.

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 |  Oct 17 2011, 9:00 AM


One of the complains that has been leveled against the new 2012 Honda Civic is that it isn’t very dramatically designed. In fact, we said as much in our review of the Civic Si, commenting that this “boy racer” needs an injection of testosterone.

This may just happen, and far sooner than anyone could have predicted, with rumors that the 2013 model year car will get a styling update well-ahead of the usual mid-cycle refresh. According to one source a “very refreshed, and more aggressively styled Civic,” is set to hit the market in December of 2012 as a 2013 model year car. The news comes from a “grassroots” meeting between West Coast Honda dealers and corporate big wigs, where the dealers expressed their concerns with the new car’s styling and were reassured with the above comments from corporate.

With Honda having just launched the new Civic, the 2013 model year car is said to arrive late in the year, perhaps as far away as December of next year, giving Honda as much time as possible to revamp the car to help it compete better against popular new models like the Cruze, Focus and Elantra.

GALLERY: 2012 Civic Si


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Read AutoGuide’s 2012 Honda Civic review here, and 2012 Civic Si review here

 |  Jun 29 2010, 10:38 AM

As competition heats up in the compact car segment, Honda is hoping to lure customers with more than just the promise of a well-built, efficient and reliable sporty car. The Japanese automaker is also looking to appeal to your aesthetic sensibilities with a futuristic design similar to that found on the new CR-Z. This doesn’t surprise us as Honda has developed some more progressive designs lately, including the current Fit.

The next-gen Civic will more than just look like the CR-Z, however, with a hybrid variant getting a setup similar to the CR-Z’s, using the larger 1.5-liter 4-cylinder to deliver added power and fuel economy. Also planned for the 9th generation Civic is a 3-cylinder engine, although it’s not clear if that engine option will be available in North America.

Set to debut in 2012, the 9th generation Civic will go on sale as either a 2012 or 2013 model.

[Source: Car & Driver]