Honda Civic 2001 vs Honda Civic 2008

Honda Civic
2001 - 2005
Honda Civic
2008 - 2011
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.4 Petrol1.3 Petrol


Power: 90 HP100 HP
Torque: 120 NM127 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.3 seconds12.8 seconds
Honda Civic 2001 engine produces 10 HP less power than Honda Civic 2008, whereas torque is 7 NM less than Honda Civic 2008. Despite less power, Honda Civic 2001 reaches 100 km/h speed 1.5 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.45.9
Real fuel consumption: 6.8 l/100km6.7 l/100km
The Honda Civic 2008 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Honda Civic 2001 consumes 0.5 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Honda Civic 2008, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Honda Civic 2001 could require 75 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Honda Civic 2001 consumes 0.1 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Honda Civic 2008.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres50 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 780 km in combined cycle840 km in combined cycle
920 km on highway1000 km on highway
730 km with real consumption740 km with real consumption
Honda Civic 2008 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 4.46 m4.26 m
Width: 1.72 m1.77 m
Height: 1.44 m1.46 m
Honda Civic 2001 is 20 cm longer than the Honda Civic 2008, 5 cm narrower, while the height of Honda Civic 2001 is 2 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 450 litres485 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data1190 litres
Honda Civic 2008 has more luggage space.
Despite its longer length, Honda Civic 2001 has 35 litres less trunk space than the Honda Civic 2008. This could mean that the Honda Civic 2001 uses more space in the cabin, so the driver and passengers could be more spacious and comfortable.
Turning diameter: no data10.6 meters
Gross weight (kg): 1`5501`690
Quality:Honda Civic 2008 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Honda Civic 2001 has serious deffects in 145 percent more cases than Honda Civic 2008, so Honda Civic 2008 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 10002400
Rating in user reviews: 8.2/10 8.5/10
Pros and Cons: Honda Civic has
  • more dynamic
  • lower price
Honda Civic has
  • more power
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
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