The 2011 Honda Civic is returning to the market basically unchanged from the 2010 model. However, there were no significant changes the needed to be made because the Honda Civic is considered the one car that other manufacturers are trying to compete with since it offers such good engineering and reliability for consumers.
The styling of the 2011 Honda Civic keeps with the artsy design that Honda has implemented on past Civic models, they kept with the nose and tail end changes that they implemented on new Civics starting in 2009. The Civic also sports a severely raked-back windshield which helps give the Honda Civic more aerodynamics. What is so notable about the styling of the Civic is that it has many of those classy touches that Honda uses on its more upscale brand Acura, meaning that you are getting a great deal on a car that is well worth the price.
The mechanics of the 2011 Honda Civic keeps with what earlier models have used, except there are less 2011 Honda Civics that will have a manual transmission. The models DX, LX, and the upscale EX lines will offer the typical 1.8 liter engine with 140 horsepower and will offer a 128 pound of torque per foot. The Honda Civil EX-L sedans, EX sedans and EX-L coupe are only going to be available in automatic transmissions, which are a change from the previous model year.
The sportier 2011 Honda Civics, the Si coupe and sedan will have 2.0 liter engines, slightly bigger than other models that will offer 197 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque. Plus, they had the exclusive six speed manual transmission that is able to give drivers to get the full race car feel with half the price of other cars that are designed for this specific reason.
The 2011 Honda Civic also offers the Hybrid option that many people will once again take advantage of because of the benefits to the environment as well as their wallet. The hybrid will come as a sedan only that has a 1.3 liter gas engine accompanied by an electric motor. The electric motor will be able to take you short distances, however, is more or less there to help the main gas engine to save more gas.
What changes can people expect with the price of Honda for the new 2011 models? The price difference is not much really, a low $150 will be the difference between a 2010 Honda Civic and a 2011 Honda Civic. However, the cost of the 2011 Honda Civic will really depend on the dealer and the consumer's negotiation skills in the end.
What is most notable about the changes to the 2011 Honda Civic models is that the newer models have lost some fuel mileage when compared to the 2010 Honda Civics. It is estimated that the 2011 Honda Civic will get around 40 city miles per gallon, while getting 43 interstate miles per gallon. Te 2010 models offer 40 miles per gallon when traveling in city traffic, while the interstate miles per gallon were around 45.
Every 2011 Civic will come equipped with anti-lock brakes, a tilt steering wheel, adjustable drivers seat and power windows. However, to get those features such as heated and/or leather seats, alloy wheels, ability to have navigation on board and other extras will have to step up from the base model 2011 Civic. All of the extras will cost the consumer. In fact, having an on board navigation system can set the person back an additional two thousand dollars.
In addition, a buyer can be certain that they are getting top of the line when it comes to comfort, as all models of the 2011 Honda Civic line still have the independent suspension that promises that the car handles and rides as well as any luxury vehicle out there on the market and even the hardest drivers will appreciate the handling of the Civic.
All in all, Honda Civic has kept with what people expect from the Civic with the 2011 models. They are priced reasonably and competitive with other cars that are in the same category, and give buyers the options to have all those extras that sets the Civic apart from the other manufacturers out there and making it what once again one of the best smaller car on the market.