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2009 Civic Sedan Specifications
Engineering
  DX/DX-VP LX/LX-S EX/EX-L
Engine Type In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder
Engine Block/Cylinder Head Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy
Displacement (cc) 1799 1799 1799
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 140 @ 6300 140 @ 6300 140 @ 6300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 128 @ 4300 128 @ 4300 128 @ 4300
Redline (rpm) 6800 6800 6800
Bore and Stroke (mm) 81 x 87.3 81 x 87.3 81 x 87.3
Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.5:1 10.5:1
Valve Train 16-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® 16-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® 16-Valve SOHC i-VTEC®
Multi-Point Fuel Injection Standard Standard Standard
Drive-by-Wire™ Throttle System Standard Standard Standard
Front-Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
CARB Emissions Rating ULEV-2 ULEV-2 ULEV-2
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer Standard Standard Standard
100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups[1]  Standard Standard Standard
Transmissions
  DX/DX-VP LX/LX-S EX/EX-L
5-Speed Manual Transmission Standard Standard Standard
Gear Ratios: 1st: 3.143, 2nd: 1.870, 3rd: 1.235, 4th: 0.949, 5th: 0.727, Reverse: 3.308, Final Drive: 4.29      
Compact 5-Speed Automatic Transmission Available Available Available
Gear Ratios: 1st: 2.666, 2nd: 1.534, 3rd: 1.022, 4th: 0.721, 5th: 0.525, Reverse: 1.957, Final Drive: 4.44      
Body/Suspension/Chassis
  DX/DX-VP LX/LX-S EX/EX-L
Unit-Body Construction Standard Standard Standard
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension Standard Standard Standard
Multi-Link Rear Suspension Standard Standard Standard
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front/rear) 24.2 / 10.0 24.2 / 10.0 24.2 / 10.0
Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.70 2.70 2.70
Steering Ratio 13.70 13.70 13.70
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft) 34.8 35.4 35.4
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes (in, front/rear) 10.3 / 7.9 10.3 / 7.9  
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in, front/rear)     10.3 / 10.2
Wheels 15" with Full Covers 16" with Full Covers (LX)/16" Alloys (LX-S) 16" Alloys
All-Season Tires P195 / 65 R15 89H P205 / 55 R16 89H P205 / 55 R16 89H
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Exterior Measurements
  DX/DX-VP LX/LX-S EX/EX-L
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3 106.3
Length (in) 177.3 177.3 177.3
Height (in) 56.5 56.5 56.5
Width (in) 69.0 69.0 69.0
Track (in, front/rear) 59.0 / 60.2 59.0 / 60.2 59.0 / 60.2
Curb Weight (lbs, MT/AT) 2630 / 2692 (DX) 2648 / 2709 (DX-VP) 2687 / 2754 (LX/LX-S) 2747 / 2820 (EX) 2760 / 2831 (EX-L)
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, MT) 60 / 40 60 / 40 60 / 40
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, AT) 61 / 39 61 / 39 61 / 39
Interior Measurements
  DX/DX-VP LX/LX-S EX/EX-L
Headroom (in, front/rear) 39.4 / 37.4 39.4 / 37.4 38.1 / 36.7
Legroom (in, front/rear) 42.2 / 34.6 42.2 / 34.6 42.2 / 34.6
Shoulder Room (in, front/rear) 53.7 / 52.4 53.7 / 52.4 53.6 / 52.3
Hiproom (in, front/rear) 51.9 / 51.0 51.9 / 51.0 51.9 / 51.0
Cargo Volume (cu ft) 12.0 12.0 12.0
Passenger Volume (cu ft) 90.9 90.9 88.4
Seating Capacity 5 5 5
EPA Mileage Estimates[2] / Fuel
  DX/DX-VP LX/LX-S EX/EX-L
5-Speed Manual (City/Highway/Combined) 26 / 34 / 29 26 / 34 / 29 26 / 34 / 29
5-Speed Automatic (City/Highway/Combined) 25 / 36 / 29 25 / 36 / 29 25 / 36 / 29
Crankcase (qt) 4.7 4.7 4.7
Coolant System (qt, MT/AT) 6.8 / 7.0 6.8 / 7.0 6.8 / 7.0
Fuel (gal) 13.2 13.2 13.2
Required Fuel Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded
Safety
  DX/DX-VP LX/LX-S EX/EX-L
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions Standard Standard Standard
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System Standard Standard Standard
Driver's and Front Passenger's Seat Belt Reminder Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Front Seat Belt Anchors Standard Standard Standard
Dual-Stage, Dual-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) Standard Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Standard Standard Standard
Side Curtain Airbags Standard Standard Standard
Driver's and Front Passenger's Active Head Restraints Standard Standard Standard
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with Traction Control     EX-L
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) Standard Standard Standard
Brake Assist     EX-L
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Standard Standard Standard
Side-Impact Door Beams Standard Standard Standard
Outboard Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) Standard Standard Standard
Child-Proof Rear Door Beams Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Exterior Features
  DX/DX-VP LX/LX-S EX/EX-L
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature     Standard
Integrated Rear-Window Antenna Standard Standard Standard
Security System with Remote Entry   Standard with Trunk Release
Manually Operated Side Mirrors Standard    
Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors   Standard Standard
Heated Side Mirrors     EX-L
2-Speed/Intermittent Windshield Wipers Standard Standard  
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers     Standard
Rear Decklid Spoiler   LX-S  
Chrome Exhaust Finisher   LX-S  
Impact-Absorbing Body-Colored Bumpers Standard Standard Standard
Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Body-Colored Door Handles Black Standard Standard
Chrome Rear License Plate Trim Standard Standard Standard
Comfort & Convenience
  DX/DX-VP LX/LX-S EX/EX-L
Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System DX-VP Standard Standard
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation SystemTM with Voice Recognition[3]      Available
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®[4]      with Navigation
Power Windows Standard    
Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's Window   Standard Standard
Power Door Locks with Auto-Lock Feature   Standard Standard
Cruise Control   Standard Standard
Perforated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel   LX-S EX-L
Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls   Cruise Cruise/Audio/Navi(available)
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column Standard Standard Standard
Beverage Holders Front Front Front and Rear
Center Console with Sliding Armrest and Storage Compartment   Standard Standard
Front Door-Pocket Storage Bins Standard Standard Standard
Passenger-Side Seatback Pocket     Standard
Coin Tray Standard Standard Standard
Satin-Finish Door-Handle Pulls   Standard Standard
Remote Fuel Filler Door Release Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release with Lock Standard Standard Standard
Headlights-On Reminder Standard Standard Standard
Driver's and Front Passenger's Vanity Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Map Lights   Standard Standard
Rear-Seat Armrest     Standard
Rear-Seat Heater Ducts Standard Standard Standard
Floor Mats   Standard Standard
Driver's Footrest Standard Standard Standard
12-Volt Power Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Rear Window Defroster with Timer Standard Standard Standard
Cargo Area Light Standard Standard Standard
Seating
  DX/DX-VP LX/LX-S EX/EX-L
Leather-Trimmed Interior     EX-L
Heated Front Seats     EX-L
Driver's Seat with Manual Height Adjustment Standard Standard Standard
Reclining Front Seatbacks Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Head Restraints Standard Standard Standard
Fold-Down Rear Seatback Standard Standard 60/40 Split
Audio Systems
  DX/DX-VP LX/LX-S EX/EX-L
160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers DX-VP Standard  
160-Watt AM/FM//CD Audio System with 6 Speakers     Standard
MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA®) Playback Capability[5]  DX-VP Standard Standard
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack DX-VP Standard Standard
USB Audio Interface     Standard
XM® Radio[6]      with Navigation
CD Text Display Capability DX-VP Standard Standard
Digital Audio-Card Reader     with Navigation
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC) DX-VP Standard Standard
Instrumentation
  DX/DX-VP LX/LX-S EX/EX-L
Two-Tier Instrument Panel Standard Standard Standard
Blue Backlit Gauges Standard Standard Standard
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2) Standard Standard Standard
Maintenance Minder System Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Indicator Standard Standard Standard
Exterior Temperature Indicator     Standard
Fuel and Coolant Temperature Indicators Standard Standard Standard
Door/Trunk-Open Indicators Standard Standard Standard
Low-Fuel and Low-Oil Pressure Indicators Standard Standard Standard
Passenger-Side Side Airbag-Off Indicator Standard Standard Standard
Front Passenger Airbag-Off Indicator Standard Standard Standard
 
[1]  Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. May vary with driving conditions. See your owner's manual for more details.
[2]  Based on 2009 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
[3]  The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System is available on Civic Sedan EX and EX-L models in the United States, except Alaska. See your Honda dealer for details.
[4]  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is under license.
[5]  Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
[6]  XM services require a subscription after 90-day trial period. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement; see www.siriusxm.com. If you decide to continue your XM service at the end of your complimentary trial, the plan you choose will automatically be renewed and you will be billed at then-current rates until you call XM at 1-800-967-2346 to cancel. Fees and programming subject to change. Available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2011 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries.