Honda Civic 1996 Sedan

This generation of Honda Civic has been produced from January, 1996 to August, 2001. 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 three petrol engines with displacement from 1.4 to 1.6 litres and power of from 90 to 160 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (3 versions), as well as automatic (2 versions) gearbox.

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Honda Civic 1996 sedan average fuel consumption in combined cycle is from 6.8 to 8.4 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Honda Civic 1996 sedan version is Honda Civic 1.5i LS VTEC-E, consuming 6.8 litres of petrol per 100km.
According to user reviews, Honda Civic real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 3 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy. For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Honda Civic modification.

Honda Civic 1996 sedan CO2 emissions are from 161 to 198 grams per kilometer. Honda Civic version with the lowest CO2 emissions is Honda Civic 1.5i LS VTEC-E, which produces 161 grams of CO2 per one kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 8.1 seconds has Honda Civic 1.6 VTi version, conversely the tardiest one is Honda Civic 1.4i reaching this speed only in 13.7 seconds. The maximum top speed is 215 km/h for the 1.6 petrol 4-cylinder 160 hp version (Honda Civic 1.6 VTi).

Lenght of Honda Civic is 446 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Honda Civic is about 3 cm longer than BMW 3 series sedan, but 2 cm shorter than Audi A4 sedan. Honda Civic gross weight is from 1540 to 1690 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class.

This Honda is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 950 €. According to user reviews, average Honda Civic repair costs are 160 € per year. Users calculated Honda Civic 1996 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2000 € cost per year and 0.22 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 55%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 26% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Honda Civic for your situation and driving habits here! Our review authors managed to sell their Honda Civic in average time of 1 weeks. Below you will find more detailed information about Honda Civic prices and costs.

In user reviews Honda Civic received average grade 9.0 (from 10), which is good rating, on average cars of this age are rated only 7.6. All authors of reviews would recommend Honda Civic to the friend.

Honda Civic modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Honda Civic 1996 1.4i 1.4 Petrol 90 HP 7.0 l/100km Manual (5)
Honda Civic 1996 1.4i Jan 1996 — Jul 2001 1.4 Petrol 90 HP 7.6 l/100km Automatic (4)
Honda Civic 1996 1.5i LS VTEC-E

Most fuel efficient version

1.5 Petrol 114 HP 6.8 l/100km Manual (5)
Honda Civic 1996 1.5i LS VTEC-E Jan 1996 — Jan 2001 1.5 Petrol 114 HP 7.3 l/100km Automatic (4)
Honda Civic 1996 1.6 VTi Jan 1996 — Oct 1998

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 8.1 seconds

1.6 Petrol 160 HP 8.4 l/100km Manual (5)
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 3 stars from five, which means average safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Honda Civic is evaluated with three stars, and for pedestrian protection Honda Civic got two stars.

Honda Civic prices

Honda Civic 1996 - 2001 sedan price in Latvia is from 400 € to 1200 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Honda Civic price is average - Honda Civic is approximately for 38 percents cheaper then average sedans of this age (compare sedans 1996 - 2001 prices). Despite of relatively low price Honda Civic quality is above average (see below), so this Honda can be a good buy.

Honda Civic 2001 price 1200 € 1200 € 1200 €
Honda Civic 1999 price 700 € 800 € 1000 €
Honda Civic 1998 price 900 € 900 € 1000 €
Honda Civic 1996 price 400 € 800 € 1100 €

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Honda Civic reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Honda Civic reliability is good. In the roadworthiness tests in 2012 defects were detected in an average of 23.3 percent of Honda Civic of this generation (on average 14 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 26.8%.

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Honda Civic 1996 sedan features (options)

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Honda Civic reviews

Total 24 Honda Civic owner reviews

Honda Civic 1997 Hatchback Petrol 1.5 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:1997 (new car) Owned for:70`000 kilometers (26 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
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