2011 Honda Civic Top Comparisons

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2011 Honda Civic LX-SReview
Frank_Riccardi writes:
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Great Car For A Family Starting Out Or Someone Who Travels Alot. — At 39 plus MPG I had and have no complaints, this is a great car and I am sure it will stay that way if it is cared for. My daughter-in-law had a 1990 (don't remember the exact year) but it had 235,000 on it. She changed the oil once since she has owned (purchased new) and it is still running. That is the reason I bought this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This has been a great driver. It gets 39.8 mpg, that is mostly highway driving. The sound system is GREAT and is iPod/mp3 ready. I have always like Honda but this little guy is just what I needed for the miles I was traveling. I changed the oil every 3,000 miles and rotated the tires every 10,000. I am no longer traveling so I want to get a larger car.

Cons: It has a very tight suspension almost like a race car so when you are driving at highway speeds it is a little loud with bad roads.

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2011 Honda Civic LXReview
Arif_rahman writes:
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The Acceleration Is Good And Also The Handling — This car is efficient fuel with 25 mpg and also low cost maintenance which only change oil per 3k mil, the acceleration braking and handling is good, safety and fun to drive but it's not comfortable for family with more than one child

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The car is look like sport car

Cons: Have two blind spots

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2011 Honda Civic LXReview
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I Love This Little Car For The Purpose Of A Get Around Town Car! — Hondas are know to last forever! This little car has been to college and back and still runs like a champ! Its fuel efficiency is fantastic! The trunk space is large enough for 2 huge suitcases and 3 smaller ones, the stereo system may just be factory but it will rock some bass! This car has it all for that student of yours!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Gas saver, sporty looking, nice sound system, Onstar, safety air bags

Cons: Low to the ground, a bit of road noise, color is hard to keep clean

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2011 Honda Civic LX-SReview
garwinglai writes:
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Great Handling Car With Efficient Fuel — Great space for friends and family inside the car. Nice clean inside and good traveling car due to low cost of gas and good room for luggage. Trunk space is just right. Used this car mainly for transporting and worked just fine. Never had any me mechanical issues and never had any accidents. Gas pedal and brakes are responsive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: 36 mpg!! great fuel efficiency and great family car. Good handling and reliability

Cons: Acceleration rate is slow

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2011 Honda Civic LXReview
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Buy One Of Your Own — The car is Great. I am pleasantly surprised with the performace of it going from a 6 cylinder down to this car. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The interior and exterior scream sexy. And since I work for honda it was only appropriate.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its sexy.

Cons: Not the Gas mileage

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2011 Honda Civic LXReview
Auntielo1 writes:
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Best In Class — I've had four different Hondas and each one of them was stylish, fun to drive, reliable and had great gas mileage. I have also seen first hand how well these compact cars are built. My niece was in an accident with her civic. The car gave way and it crumpled in all the right places keeping the engine out of the passenger compartment and preventing her from suffering life threatening injury.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great interior space for this class. The trunk holds groceries and a wheelchair. The gas mileage is great for an all gas engine. It has quick pick up and snugs the roads handling. The dash and controls are easly accessible and make sense.

Cons: There are really no cons with this car.

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2011 Honda Civic SiReview
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The 2011 Civic Si Sedan: A Car For The Practical-minded Enthusiast —

First, some background information. I drive my Si 14000 to 15000 miles per year. My commute to work is a handful of miles on mainly straight roads, with lots of traffic signals. Overall, I average 26 to 27 mpg. The Si has been through rain, snow, ice, flooding, and every other condition that New England weather can produce. It has even been driven through foot-deep water without any problem. Despite a few weaknesses, I have bonded with this car more than any other. What I like about the Si Sedan is its mix of performance and practicality. It gives you a respectable amount of horsepower (nearly 200), and yet sips fuel conservatively. I average about 26 mpg in mixed driving conditions. The Si can seat 5 adults rather comfortably, which is impressive for a car in its class. It is much more spacious than previous Civics. The trunk is absolutely enormous for a compact car, and can hold many a grocery bag. You could drive the Si like any normal Civic, shifting below 3000 or 4000 RPM, cruising along quietly, and be perfectly happy using it that way. However, there are a few reminders of what lies beneath the hood. When you encounter an onramp or a curvy back road, you can actually feel the Si urging you on, wanting you to take it to its limit. This car grips. You can throw it into corners and make it dance back and forth between under- and oversteer. Even when it appears to be close to the limit, squeezing the accelerator produces more mind-boggling cornering grip, thanks to the limited-slip differential. The Si's handling is not without fault. At slower cornering speeds, it has a slight sensation of numb softness. There is noticeable body roll, so transitions can be tricky. However, all of that disappears when you push it hard. Chrome tip aside, the exhaust is a masterpiece. At idle, it emits a deep, baritone growl, thanks to a tuned resonator. Driving with the windows up, the hum of the exhaust is just audible enough to make you smile. With the windows down, you'll be grinning ear-to-ear. Give it partial throttle and let off the accelerator between 2000 and 3000 RPM. You will be greeted by a seductive symphony of snapping and popping backfire. Give it full throttle all the way to redline, and it howls fiercely. The number one reason for buying this car is the engine. The K20Z3 is the paragon of Honda engineering. With all aluminum construction and an 11:1 compression ratio, it produces nearly 100 horsepower per liter and revs all the way to 8000 RPM. VTEC, Honda's variable valve timing system, kicks in at 5800 RPM by switching to camshafts with high valve lift and duration. From that point on, the car transforms into a street racing machine. The engine note can only be described as a beautiful, DOHC Honda snarl. Everyone who has driven a twin cam Honda knows that sound, and this engine produces one of the best examples. Below the VTEC switchover, the car is quiet and civilized, but between 6000 RPM and redline, it begins to roar loud enough to turn many heads. The best part about the engine is that it will go on reliably for hundreds of thousands of miles. The biggest shortcomings I have observed in the Si Sedan are as follows. It doesn't like to behave properly on cold mornings. The acceleration and transmission are jittery and jumpy, more so than in any other cars I have driven. This lasts until the engine begins to reach operating temperature. The front seats are creaky, and the driver's seat has an active safety mechanism in it that squeaks as you move and go over bumps. If you rapidly accelerate (throttle to the floor), and then switch to quick braking, the engine RPM 'hangs' in place for a few moments, before dropping down to idle. This is because of the cam phasing and electronic throttle programming in the car's ECU. I've been told that it's completely normal, and it's part of the reason why fuel economy is so good. It's just something you have to learn to live with. In summary, the Civic Si is not the best at everything. It does not accelerate as fast or fit as much furniture as a GTI. It does not handle or brake as well as a BRZ. What it does instead is give you the best mix of all categories: performance, practicality, fuel economy, and value. I would definitely recommend this car.

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- superb engine sound and exhaust note
- grin-inducing acceleration
- neutral and balanced handling
- excellent interior space for class
- decent fuel economy (21/29)
- holds value

Cons: Cons:
- quirky electronic throttle makes engine RPM 'hang' for a few seconds when switching from rapid acceleration to deceleration
- jittery acceleration and jumpy gearbox on cold mornings
- squeaky front seats
- pillars on either side of windshield severely limit visibility
- interior materials not up to usual Honda standards

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2011 Honda Civic LX Review
vs2011 Toyota Corolla
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Power Ranked 2011 Toyota Corolla worse.
"More power"
Front Seats Ranked 2011 Toyota Corolla worse.
"Comfy"
2011 Honda Civic Review
Cubs1060 says:
The Civic exemplifies automotive excellence and blends fun with efficiency and practicality. Precise steering, a solid chassis, and a well-tuned suspension provide both a compliant ride and sweet handling. Sedans and coupes get a 158-hp 2.0-liter four or a 174-hp 1.5-liter turbo four paired with a six-speed manual or a CVT.
vs2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Sedan FWD
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Handling Ranked 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Sedan FWD better.
"Smooth drive, especially on turns"
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Sedan FWD better.
"Better overall style top to bottom"
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2011 Honda Civic SE Review
nickshah says:
vs2011 Toyota Prius Four
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Power Ranked 2011 Toyota Prius Four better.
"Very reliable and smooth to ride. saves on Gas"
Front Seats Ranked 2011 Toyota Prius Four better.
"You can see clearly the road"

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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Israel

My Honda Civic Sport is stylish and economical. Great car !! Read More

2020 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By dkrenfer

The car was a super great deal and that was why it sold before I could make up my mind. It was one of those “to good to be true “ deals. That is why I hesitated. Read More

Review By Tiffany

I love everything about this car. I wouldn’t change anything about it. Read More

2019 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Guru9CNRB8

The vehicle is in excellent shape and very clean. The price was fair and reasonable. Very low mileage. Smooth ride. Read More

Review By Ken

Good review and a good value of the car ! Read More

2018 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Damon

I got a new car this past Wednesday. Civics are outstanding vehicles and are real great on gas mileage, especially the EX and EX-T models Read More

Review By Jessica

I love my car. Seats a little low but ok Read More

2017 Honda Civic Reviews

Review By Kristie

It is missing cup holder in the doors.... thats a nice feature that dont take up room cuz the door storage is already there. Also missing your pressure monitor so you can monitor air pressure from b... Read More

Review By Kimberly

No seat lumbar. It hurts your back to go anywhere. Around town , its awesome but on a 3 hr trip, it will kill your back. Read More

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