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2009 Honda Civic Trims

DX

Avg. Price: $10,855

The 2009 Honda Civic DX qualifies as an Ultra-Low-Emission-Vehicle (ULEV-2) with its 140-hp, 1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC engine mated to either a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. This base trim stops courtesy of power-assisted front disc and rear drum brakes with ABS, and rides on a MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension. Steering is power-assisted rack-and-pinion and channeled through a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Power windows and cloth bucket seats in the front with driver height adjustability are complemented by three-point seatbelts throughout and an automatic tensioning system for the driver and front passenger, who also enjoy active head restraints. Side impact door beams, dual-stage/threshold front airbags, and front side and side curtain airbags all prevent injury in the event of a crash. Daytime running lights and a tire pressure monitoring system round out the safety features.

The DX rolls on 15-inch wheels and has full wheel covers, an integrated rear window antenna, two-speed intermittent windshield wipers, a tachometer, 12-volt outlet, a rear spoiler, and a rear window defogger.

DX-VP

Avg. Price: $11,641

The DX-VP adds a few amenities to the DX trim, namely air conditioning, an interior air filter, power mirrors, and an AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo with digital media connection. Still powered by the 1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC engine that qualifies the Civic as an Ultra-Low-Emission-Vehicle (ULEV-2), the Civic DX-VP gets either a manual or automatic five-speed transmission. With 15-inch wheels and covers, front disc and rear drum ABS brakes with power-assist and power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, the Civic sports a MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension. A rear spoiler hints at a sportiness that is unfortunately not found.

Inside, front bucket seats offer driver height adjustability and recline for both. A tilt/telescoping steering wheel aids further in finding the perfect position, and cloth upholstery is standard. All seating positions enjoy three-point seatbelts and front passengers further are aided by an automatic tensioning system and active head restraints. Daytime running lights and a tire pressure monitoring system also fall on the list of standard safety features, along with side impact door beams, dual-stage/threshold front airbags, and front side and side curtain airbags.

Further creature comforts include an integrated rear window antenna, two-speed intermittent windshield wipers, a rear defogger, tachometer, and a 12-volt outlet.

EX

Avg. Price: $13,241

The EX really starts showing off for the Civic line, with antilock four-wheel disc brakes with brake assist behind 16-inch alloys. Powered by a 140-hp, 1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC engine, the Civic qualifies as an Ultra-Low-Emissions-Vehicle (ULEV-2), and comes with your choice of a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. MacPherson struts up front and a multi-link rear suspension handle bumps in the road, and the vehicle is controlled via a power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering system.

Further luxury shows inside, with satellite radio getting added to the CD/MP3 stereo with a digital media connection and steering-wheel-mounted controls. A power sunroof will keep you cool if the air conditioning doesn’t, and cruise control keeps you riding in comfort, along with a tilt/telescoping steering column and front bucket seats. Both front seats recline, and the driver’s is height adjustable. While the front seats and the rear split-folding seat come with three-point seat belts, only the fronts come with an automatic tensioning system and active head restraints. Power windows, mirrors, and doors are all standard, as well as remote keyless entry, an integrated rear window antenna, a tire pressure monitoring system, floormats, a 12-volt outlet, an outside temperature indicator, variable intermittent front wipers, a rear defogger, cloth upholstery, a center console, and a tachometer.

Additional safety features include dual stage/threshold front airbags, front side and side curtain airbags, side impact door beams, and daytime running lights.

EX w/ Navigation

6 national listings
Avg. Price: $13,760

EX-L

Avg. Price: $13,818

The EX-L is the best-equipped of the 1.8-liter Civics, with traction control and anti-skid included as two of its most prestigious upgrades. Its 16-inch alloys are stopped by four-wheel antilock disc brakes with brake assist, and the twists and turns are handled by a MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension. With a five-speed manual or automatic transmission, the Civic qualifies as an Ultra-Low-Emissions-Vehicle (ULEV-2).

Leather upholstery graces the heated front seats, which also recline, and the driver’s seat further comes with height adjustability. The front and the rear split-folding seats come with three-point seat belts, however the fronts alone come with an automatic tensioning system and active head restraints. The leather-wrapped steering wheel has radio controls for the CD/MP3 stereo, which comes with a digital media connection and satellite radio and is connected to a tilt/telescoping steering column controlling the power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering. Look for a power sunroof for summer days and air conditioning if you need a bit more. Cruise control is just another creature comfort, along with power windows and doors and heated power mirrors, all standard as well as remote keyless entry, an integrated rear window antenna, a tire pressure monitoring system, floormats, a 12-volt outlet, an outside temperature indicator, variable intermittent front wipers, a rear defogger, cloth upholstery, a center console, and a tachometer.

Additional safety features include dual stage/threshold front airbags, front side and side curtain airbags, side impact door beams, and daytime running lights.

EX-L w/ Navigation

6 national listings
Avg. Price: $14,063

GX

Avg. Price: $15,075

For eco-conscious drivers, in addition to the Hybrid trim, Honda offers the Civic GX. This vehicle, available exclusively to fleets as well as in New York and California, is powered by a 113-hp, 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder that runs on compressed natural gas and is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. Front discs and rear drums can be found behind its 15-inch wheels, and the suspension is a MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear.

Air conditioning and cruise control accompany a CD/MP3 stereo with digital media connection, a center console, power windows, mirrors, and door locks, as well as a tachometer and remote keyless entry as far as creature comforts are concerned. Floormats and a 12-volt outlet are more utilitarian, along with an integrated rear window antenna, rear defogger, and two-speed intermittent wipers.

Three-point belts can be found on all seats, although the front buckets get an automatic tensioning system and active head restraints. Further safety features include dual stage/threshold front airbags, as well as front side and side curtain airbags, side impact door beams, daytime running lights, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Hybrid

Avg. Price: $12,832

For those who want to do less harm to the environment, but aren’t ready to give up their car completely, Honda offers a stylish means to do so, the Civic Hybrid. Powered by a 1.3-liter gasoline/electric engine, the Hybrid gets a Continuously Variable Transmission and many other technical amenities, including traction control and an anti-skid system.

An automatic climate control system is a major change from the other Civic trims, further setting the Hybrid apart, the same as the mirror-mounted turn signals. Other standard features remain, with a satellite-ready CD/MP3 stereo with a digital media connection, air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, mirrors, and doors, as well as remote keyless entry. Four-wheel antilock brakes stop the Hybrid's 15-inch wheels, and brake assist will help in that regard, while a tire pressure monitoring system will make sure you’re maintaining optimum rolling efficiency. Further features include an integrated rear window antenna, floormats, a 12-volt outlet, an outside temperature indicator, variable intermittent front wipers, a rear defogger, cloth upholstery, a center console, and a tachometer.

Additional safety features include dual stage/threshold front airbags, front side and side curtain airbags, side impact door beams, and daytime running lights.

Hybrid w/ Leather

Hybrid w/ Nav and Leather

Hybrid w/ Navigation

Avg. Price: $11,937

LX

Avg. Price: $12,169

The LX’s most notable upgrade from the outside would be its 16-inch wheels, 1 inch bigger than its little brothers’. They still contain front disc and rear drum antilock brakes with power assist, and still connect to a MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension. The LX is powered by a 140-hp, 1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC engine that qualifies the Civic as an Ultra-Low-Emissions-Vehicle (ULEV-2), with your choice of a five-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Power windows, mirrors, and door locks add convenience, along with remote keyless entry. Many other creature comforts come standard on the LX, including air conditioning, cruise control, a center console, a CD and MP3 stereo with a digital media connection and an integrated rear window antenna, a tire pressure monitoring system, a 12-volt outlet, and everyone’s favorite - floormats. Front bucket seats are clad in cloth and both recline, and the driver’s seat offers height adjustability, and with a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, any driver will have an easier time finding a comfortable position. All seats have three-point seat belts, but the fronts get an automatic tensioning system as well as active head restraints. A tachometer and two-speed intermittent windshield wipers as well as a rear defogger further aid the driver.

Safety features include dual-stage/threshold front airbags, front side and side curtain airbags, side impact door beams, and daytime running lights.

LX-S

Avg. Price: $12,313

Alloy wheels and a larger rear spoiler attempt to suggest sportiness for the LX-S Civic, but unfortunately the rather anemic 140-hp, 1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC engine remains its powerplant, although it does manage to qualify the Civic as an Ultra-Low-Emissions-Vehicle (ULEV-2). That engine comes mated to either a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. Front disc and rear drum antilock brakes with power assist come standard, as well as a MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension. Turning is controlled via a power-assisted rack-and-pinion system that attaches to a leather-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel.

For convenience, owners enjoy power windows, mirrors, and doors with remote keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control, a CD/MP3 stereo with a digital media connection and integrated rear window antenna, a 12-volt outlet, tachometer, two-speed intermittent windshield wipers, rear defogger, a center console, and floormats. Front bucket reclining seats have active head restraints and an automatic tensioning system on the three-point seat belts, which also appear in the rear, without the ATS.

Further safety features include dual-stage/threshold front airbags, front side and side curtain airbags, side impact door beams, and daytime running lights.

Si

Avg. Price: $15,536

For the driving enthusiast who doesn’t mind front-wheel drive, the Civic Si is the sportiest of Honda's Civic trims for 2009. Uprated 11.8-inch front and 10.2-inch rear antilock disc brakes with brake assist and antiskid sit behind 17-inch wheels wrapped in performance tires. The suspension has been reworked for a more aggressive ride able to handle a bit of pushing, while traction control and a limited-slip differential make sure you’ll be able to apply every bit of extra horsepower the Si delivers. That comes via a 2.0-liter, 197-hp inline four-cylinder attached to a six-speed manual transmission.

Of course, half the fun of a premium trim level is making sure everyone knows. For the Si, this is taken care of via a custom color-matched rear spoiler, color matched power windows and door handles, a power moonroof, a chrome exhaust tip - something Honda calls a “finisher” - and integrated front foglights. Inside are several other Si-unique touches, like an aluminum shift knob with leather boot, textured aluminum pedals, satin-finish door handles, and red ambient console lighting.

The steering wheel is wrapped in perforated leather and allows for tilt and telescoping for finding the perfect position, and includes integrated controls for the CD/MP3 stereo with a digital media connection and satellite radio. Air conditioning and cruise control are standard, as well as reclining front bucket seats. All seats come with three-point belts, but the fronts are fitted with automatic tensioning systems and active head restraints. Power windows and doors are further creature comforts, as well as remote entry, an integrated rear window antenna, tire pressure monitoring system, variable intermittent front wipers and rear defogger, a center console, tachometer, and an outside temperature indicator. Of course, at this level, floormats and a 12-volt outlet are also standard.

Additional safety features include dual stage/threshold front airbags, front side and side curtain airbags, side impact door beams, and daytime running lights.

Si w/ Nav and Summer Tires

1 national listing
Avg. Price: $14,341

Si w/ Navigation

3 national listings
Avg. Price: $14,341

Si w/ Summer Tires