The Honda Civic is enhanced inside and out for 2009 with new exterior styling, colors and available tech-friendly features like Bluetooth; HandsFreeLink; and a USB Audio Interface 1. An exclusively-equipped Civic LX-S Sedan debuts with alloy wheels and sportier interior styling.

All 2009 Civic sedan and coupe models boast redesigned exterior styling features, including a new front bumper cover and grille design and new headlight and taillight color combinations, featuring clear turn indicator lenses with amber bulbs. New alloy wheel designs are introduced on the Civic EX, Civic EX-L and Civic Si models, along with the addition of fog lamps for the Civic Si model.

New for 2009, Vehicle Stability Assist (electronic stability control), is now standard on the Civic EX-L and Civic Hybrid, in addition to the Civic Si.

Four engine and four transmission choices range from a 140-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic transmission, to a 197-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a 6-speed manual transmission. The Civic Hybrid is powered by a 1.3-liter engine with Integrated Motor Assist gasoline-electric hybrid technology to enhance both fuel economy and performance, and is equipped with a continuously variable transmission.

Base model estimated mpg: 26/34

Estimated starting price: $15,405

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