Honda Civic Hatchback 2009-2010

Honda Civic Hatchback 2009-2010

Overall Rating:
Review by Guest
Monday, May 16, 2016


"My little honda civic"

Exterior and Interior

A double-layer instrument panel that may at first look video-game gimmicky but is very functional. The economy-awareness bits of the regular Civics are replaced by the VTEC indicator system. The digital speedometer readout is on the top level, further away from the driver's eyes for less focusing adjustment.

Performance and Economy

Performance, with good fuel economy? That's been Honda's specialty since, well, forever. The larger and more softly-tuned engine in this Civic combines both very well. Specific horsepower output may be down, but more torque is never a bad thing. Great shift linkage adds pleasure, even if there is less demand for constant shifting.Mileage is nothing to sneer at. Worst-case was 18 mpg on a short city drive 30mpg plus overall

Like to Drive

Greater use of lightweight high-strength steel in the Civic's structure improves rigidity and helps keep the weight in check. The fully-independent MacPherson suspension has a firm tuning that is both comfortable in daily driving activities and gives excellent road manners when pushed harder. Compared to the other Civic coupes, this one has stiffer springs and shocks, larger stabilizer bars, and a lower ride height. It uses the same electric power steering system as other Civics, but with a different setting that improves road feel and steering response. <

Faults and Repairs

It's a Honda so there's nothing really to go wrong and I'm sure if it was it would be rectified fast