The 2005 Honda Civic comes in a wide variety of body styles, available in coupe, hatchback, or sedan versions. This vehicle also has sub-models: a hybrid model and a natural gas model. The 2005 Honda Civic Sedan has eight sub-models: Honda Civic DX, Civic Value Package, LX, LX Special Edition, EX, EX Special Edition, Hybrid Sedan, and GX. The Coupe sub-models are the Value Package, the HX, the LX Special Edition, the LX, the EX, and the EX Special Edition. The range of engines include a 1.3-liter in the Civic Hybrid and a two-liter in the Honda Civic Hatchback SL.
Body Styles: coupe, sedan, hatchback
Engines: 1.3-liter four-cylinder, 1.7-liter four-cylinder, 2.0-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Honda Civic DX, Civic Value Package, Civic LX, Civic LX Special Edition, Civic EX, civic EX Special Edition, Civic Hybrid Sedan, Honda Civic Natural Gas, Honda Civic GX, Honda Civic HX, Honda Civic Si
In 2005, Honda introduced the Special Edition sub-models for both the coupe and sedan body styles. New features include an audio system with MP3 auxiliary input, a six-disc CD changer, auxiliary jack for portable devices, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, alloy wheels, and a spoiler.
The exterior has many variables throughout the many different sub-models available with the 2005 Honda Civic. Most sub-models have 14-inch alloy wheels. A steel spare wheel is provided as well as an inside mounted temporary spare tire. Intermittent wipers in the front and a defogger in the rear are equipped to help with visibility. The Civic GX comes with steel wheels mounted on it. The hatchback body style comes with a rear spoiler, a power glass sunroof, and a handy rear wiper that helps the standard rear defogger increase rear visibility. The exterior features are not numerous on this vehicle. The Special Edition sub-models have a height adjustable driver’s seat and rear ventilation ducts for the rear passengers’ comfort.
The interior also has some similarities in all of the different sub-models available. The front and rear seats are roomy enough to be comfortable with extra room in the hatchback models. Most models have bucket seats upholstered with average quality cloth. Most models also have a split folding rear back seat. Convenience features are not numerous on this vehicle. Cruise control and speed adjustable power steering are available on all models. All models also have a manual, tilt adjustable, steering wheel. A 12-volt outlet is available on most models located in the front of the interior that can be used to power electronics for passengers. A cargo area light is standard on most models as well. Most models from the DX to the GX have only four speakers in the audio system and only a single disc CD player. The Special Edition sub-models of the coupe and sedan also have two extra speakers, for a total of six, as well as a six-disc CD changer that can keep the music playing for hours on long drives.
Performance & Handling
The performance varies with the engine. The smaller engines do not have very much power but are excellent for commuting around town because of the fuel economy. The two-liter is the most fun to drive since it has the most power. The manual transmission makes driving it a little more fun for drivers that like to do its own shifting and the manual shifting also helps improve the Honda Civic’s fuel economy.
The safety features of this vehicle are not extensive. With airbags for the front passengers and a rear center three-point seat belt, safety is not forgotten. The four-wheel anti-lock brake system has ventilated front discs and solid rear discs.
EPA Fuel Economy
Honda Civic DX: 27/34 mpg city/highway
Honda Civic Value Package: 25/34 mpg city/highway
Honda Civic LX: 27/34 mpg city/highway
Honda Civic LX Special Edition: 27/34 mpg city/highway
Honda Civic EX: 27/35 mpg city/highway
Honda Civic EX Special Edition: 27/35 mpg city/highway
Honda Civic Hybrid: 39/45 mpg city/highway
Honda Civic GX: 26/31 mpg city/highway
Honda Civic HX: 31/39 mpg city/highway
Honda Civic Si: 22/28 mpg city/highway
- Wide variety of body styles
- Wide variety of engines
- Wide variety of sub-models
- Exceptional fuel economy
You Won't Like
- Lack of convenience features
- Lack of luxury features
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