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Honda Civic Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2009)

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2009 Honda Civic Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 2dr Coupe 4dr Sedan
Wheelbase 104.3 in 106.3 in
Length 174.8 in 176.7 in
Width 68.9 in 69.0 in
Height 53.5 in 56.5 in
Curb Weight 2655 lb. 2690 lb.
Fuel Capacity 13.2 gal. 13.2 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 38.0 in 39.4 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 53.9 in 53.7 in
Hip Room, Row 1 53.0 in 51.9 in
Legroom, Row 1 42.6 in 42.2 in
Headroom, Row 2 35.1 in 37.4 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 52.1 in 52.4 in
Hip Room, Row 2 49.2 in 51.0 in
Legroom, Row 2 30.3 in 34.6 in
Total Legroom 72.9 in (over 2 rows) 76.8 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume 11.5 ft3 12.0 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2009 Honda Civic

2009 Honda Civic Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Good lumbar and side support, nicely adjustable seat and wheel. Shifter is very close to the wheel. Fits me like a glove, but my wife does find the seatback slightly tall. see full Honda Civic review
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
unbelievable much room on the rear seats see full Honda Civic review
2009 Honda Civic Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Driver seat is uncomfortable. Not upright enough. Not a great seat for correct posture. see full Honda Civic review
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Seats were rock hard(in summer) see full Honda Civic review
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
very poor AC performance during hot weather see full Honda Civic review
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
not able to fit a rear facing child seat, or very difficult to fit it. we had to even find a small size one. see full Honda Civic review
2008 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
No access from trunk area. Also, very strong chemical smell in vehicle...off gassing from fabrics. The prius did not have near the smell. see full Honda Civic review
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
It took me a long time to find a comfortable driving position in this car. It may because of the low seat. I was finally (mostly) successful, but it took a long time to find it, and it is very different than my typical driving position. Also, not great on long trips -- the seat is generally supportive, but it starts to break down a few hours in. see full Honda Civic review
 

2009 Honda Civic 2-door Coupe Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim DX LX EX EX-L Si
Standard Engine 1.8L I4
OHC-4v
140 hp@6300
128 lb-ft@4300
1.8L I4
OHC-4v
140 hp@6300
128 lb-ft@4300
1.8L I4
OHC-4v
140 hp@6300
128 lb-ft@4300
1.8L I4
OHC-4v
140 hp@6300
128 lb-ft@4300
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
197 hp@7800
139 lb-ft@6200
Standard Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic 
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires195/65HR15 tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires215/45VR17 tires
Optional Tires    215/45WR17 tires

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2009 Honda Civic 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim DX VP LX LX-S EX EX-L Si Hybrid
Standard Engine 1.8L I4
OHC-4v
140 hp@6300
128 lb-ft@4300
1.8L I4
OHC-4v
140 hp@6300
128 lb-ft@4300
1.8L I4
OHC-4v
140 hp@6300
128 lb-ft@4300
1.8L I4
OHC-4v
140 hp@6300
128 lb-ft@4300
1.8L I4
OHC-4v
140 hp@6300
128 lb-ft@4300
1.8L I4
OHC-4v
140 hp@6300
128 lb-ft@4300
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
197 hp@7800
139 lb-ft@6200
1.3L I4 Hybrid
OHC-2v
110 hp@6000
123 lb-ft@1000
Standard Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual6-speed manualCVT
Optional Transmission(s)5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic  
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires195/65HR15 tires195/65HR15 tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires215/45VR17 tires195/65R15 tires
Optional Tires      215/45WR17 tires 

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2009 Honda Civic

2009 Honda Civic Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Great response for motor size & car weight. see full Honda Civic review
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Great 4cyl engine. Smooth, high revving. Not 'buzzy'. Great efficiency. see full Honda Civic review
2008 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
VTEC - the car just asks to be revved, gives you a race car buzz over 5k rpm. Once broken in, with a gentle, partial, throttle it can be driven from 1500 rpm in any gear (that was 2k+ rpm when new). Pedals are nicely set for heel and toe. see full Honda Civic review
2008 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Electronic assist works when needed and is seamless and unnoticible. see full Honda Civic review
2009 Honda Civic Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
You really need to have themotor spinning in order to get any meaningful power out of it. If you need to pass someone, even below highway speeds, you need to downshift two gears and floor it. By the time you do that, it usually is no longer safe to pass see full Honda Civic review
2008 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
clutch exploded after 9k miles and dealership and honda usa gave a huge fight as to why it shouldnt be warranty then after much fighting decided to cover it. see full Honda Civic review
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
The Civic has gotten heavier and yet the engines are not putting out much more power, only a 13hp bump in 10 years. The base Civic feels anemic and the engine feels dated. Auto trans. feels slow to respond and seems to gear hunt when driven hard. see full Honda Civic review
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Automatic transmission sometimes struggles to find a proper gear and can get shift happy when at higher cruising speeds. Engine is punchy enough, but I would opt for the Si for better performance. see full Honda Civic review
2008 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
acceleration was slow on hills see full Honda Civic review
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
low torque = frequent downshifting when driving in hilly terrain see full Honda Civic review
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
The engine has to scream when at high speeds because it is only 1.8L. There is no shift yourself option on the Auto transmission. Slow acceleration. see full Honda Civic review
2008 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
This is my wifes daily driver so I make the following remarks soley on my behalf. No power almost to the point it feels dangerous, very noisy, etc. see full Honda Civic review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2009 Honda Civic

2009 Honda Civic Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Get Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3's and call it a day. Or if you really want Super Sports, do that ... I'm not jealous. I really like the A/S 3's, but you should be aware that you'll need to rotate often - no matter what tires you get. The fronty wheels take a beating while the rear wheels merely keep the trunk from from rubbing its butt on the pavement. see full Honda Civic review
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Specifically, WINTER handling. Excellent handling in summer, lousy road manners in winter. Never had a FWD car that acted so twitchy in the snow. This was withsnow tires of the samestock tire size. When I replaced the tires with a narrower 15" snow tire, handling improved to acceptable -- but the low ground clearance and other factors still make it less than ideal in the wnow. see full Honda Civic review
 

2009 Honda Civic MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
2dr Coupe DX 15,305 14,113 670
2dr Coupe LX 17,255 15,901 670
2dr Coupe EX 19,305 17,782 670
2dr Coupe EX-L 20,855 19,203 670
2dr Coupe Si 21,905 20,166 670
4dr Sedan DX 15,505 14,296 670
4dr Sedan VP 16,255 14,984 670
4dr Sedan LX 17,455 16,085 670
4dr Sedan LX-S 18,055 16,635 670
4dr Sedan EX 19,305 17,782 670
4dr Sedan EX-L 20,855 19,203 670
4dr Sedan Si 22,105 20,350 670
4dr Sedan Hybrid 23,650 21,767 670

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