Honda Civic 2008 Hatchback

This generation of Honda Civic has been produced from January, 2008 to January, 2012. We can provide information about 5 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Honda is available with two petrol engines with displacement from 1.3 to 1.8 litres and power of from 99 to 140 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 2.2 litres and power of 140 HP. All engines feature a timing chain-driven camshaft, which is considered a more reliable and less maintenance-intensive solution (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (3 versions), as well as automatic (2 versions) gearbox.

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Honda Civic 2008 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 5.7 to 7.1 litres per 100km, but for diesel engine - approximately 5.1 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Honda Civic 2008 hatchback petrol engine version is Honda Civic 1.4, consuming 5.7 litres per 100km.
According to user reviews, Honda Civic real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 18 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +15% for petrol engines and +20% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Honda Civic modification.

Honda Civic 2008 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 132 to 165 grams per kilometer, but for diesel engine - approximately 135 grams per kilometer. From Honda Civic with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Honda Civic 1.4 which produces an average of 132 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 8.6 seconds has Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi version, conversely the tardiest one is Honda Civic 1.4 reaching this speed only in 15 seconds. The maximum top speed is 205 km/h for the 1.8 petrol 4-cylinder 140 hp version (Honda Civic 1.8) and 2 other versions.

Lenght of Honda Civic is 425 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Honda Civic is about 5 cm longer than Volkswagen Golf hatchback, but 9 cm shorter than Ford Focus hatchback. Honda Civic gross weight is from 1690 to 1900 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 5 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles.

This Honda is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 4100 €. According to user reviews, average Honda Civic repair costs are 25 € per year. Users calculated Honda Civic 2008 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2200 € cost per year and 0.20 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 51%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 25% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Honda Civic for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Honda Civic prices and costs.

In user reviews Honda Civic received average grade 9.3 (from 10), which is good rating, on average cars of this age are rated only 8.1. All authors of reviews would recommend Honda Civic to the friend.

Honda Civic modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Honda Civic 2008 1.3 1.4

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

1.3 Petrol 99 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (6)
Honda Civic 2008 1.3 1.4

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.3 Petrol 99 HP 5.7 l/100km Automatic (6)
Honda Civic 2008 1.8

Most powerfull petrol version (140 HP)

1.8 Petrol 140 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (6)
Honda Civic 2008 1.8

Most powerfull petrol version (140 HP)

1.8 Petrol 140 HP 7.1 l/100km Automatic (6)
Honda Civic 2008 2.2 CTDi

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds

2.2 Diesel 140 HP 5.1 l/100km Manual (6)
Honda Civic service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Honda Civic safety

During safety testing Honda Civic has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Honda Civic is evaluated with good rate 79 from 100, children safety: good mark - 76 from 100, for pedestrian protection Honda Civic got 67 points from 100.
Honda Civic safety equipment has been rated as very good - 86 percents from 100.

Honda Civic prices

Honda Civic 2008 - 2012 hatchback price in Latvia is from 2400 € to 6000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Honda Civic price is entirely high - Honda Civic is approximately for 9 percents more expensive then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2008 - 2012 prices).

Honda Civic 2011 price 3200 € 4700 € 6000 €
Honda Civic 2010 price 4000 € 5000 € 6000 €
Honda Civic 2009 price 3400 € 3600 € 3800 €
Honda Civic 2008 price 2400 € 2900 € 3500 €

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Honda Civic reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Honda Civic reliability is little below average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2022 defects were detected in an average of 22.1 percent of Honda Civic of this generation (on average 12 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 21.6%.

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Honda Civic 2008 hatchback features (options)

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Climate control
Rain sensor
Metallic paint
Adjustable steering wheel
Cruise control
Tire pressure control
Rear parking sensors
Heated seats
Xenon headlights

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Honda Civic reviews

Total 24 Honda Civic owner reviews

Honda Civic 2008 Hatchback Petrol 2 litres, Manual gearbox
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Purchase year:2015 age of car 7 years)Owned for185`000 kilometers (5 years)
Average fuel consumption:7.1 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total car rating:
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