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Auto review: Think sedans are dead? Check out the new Civic

Charles Fleming, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Automotive News

Times' take: A sexy Civic?

Highs: Fun to drive, easy to afford

Lows: Still stuck in design doldrums

Vehicle type: Four-door, five-passenger coupe

Base price: $22,070

Price as tested: $22,070

Powertrain: 2-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine

Transmission: Six-speed stick shift

Horsepower: 158


Torque: 138 pound-feet

Estimated fuel economy rating: 25 mpg city / 36 highway / 29 combined

About The Writer

Charles Fleming writes about automobiles and motorcycles for the Los Angeles Times' Business section. Readers may send him email at

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