A car that regularly gets over 200,000 miles fits quite
handily under the term durable. A car that is safe, moderately
priced and comfortable is quite a nice thing as well. When
you put all of this together, you get the 2004 Honda Civic.
The Honda Civic is incredibly popular because of the aforementioned
qualities. You really can't find another car on the road
that offers the package of the Civic at the value it does.
This year, all Civics have revised styling for a more refined
look, plus upgraded features.
The 2004 Honda Civic is offered in two-coupe and four-door
sedan body styles. There are four trims in total: DX, VP,
LX and EX.
Sedans and coupes both have enough room to accommodate five
passengers. In addition, they offer similar numbers in terms
of cargo volume.
In the entry-level position is the DX model. It features
a theft-deterrent system, cloth upholstery, front bucket
seats, a split folding rear seat, an AM/FM radio and a rear
defogger. At the top of the line is the EX model. It offers
such things as power mirrors, windows and door locks and
a power sunroof.
There are different interior trim kits available as well.
A leather-wrapped steering wheel can also be had.
New 2004 Honda Civics will certainly catch the eye of people
accustomed to the old design. All models feature new front
and rear bumpers, new headlights and a body-colored grille.
There are two different inline 4-cylinder engines used by
2004 Honda Civics. All but the top-line EX use a 1.7-liter
I4 with 115 horsepower and 110 lb-ft of torque. 5-speed
manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions are both offered.
The fuel ratings are, as usual, very impressive: 32/38 mpg
(city/highway) for manuals, 29/38 mpg for automatics.
The refined 2004 Honda Civic EX model is also equipped
with a 1.7-liter I4 engine. However, it produces 127 horsepower
and 114 lb-ft of torque. It has a comparable fuel economy-that
is, a very good one.
All Civics are front-wheel drive vehicles, and all have
a control-link MacPherson strut front suspension system
and a reactive-link double wishbone rear suspension. Not
performance kings by any stretch of the imagination, Civics
prefer to simply last forever.
Safety and Security
The Honda Civic EX models are the only ones to offer standard
antilock brakes. All versions have dual front airbags, power
steering that lets you slip away from danger and an emergency
inside trunk release.
New for the 2004 Honda Civic
exterior styling - including redesigned front and
rear bumpers, hood, headlights and front grille -
imbuing the Civic with a stronger stance and a bolder,
more aggressive, personality
the Sedan with EX trim level, 15" alloy wheels
become standard equipment, while the Coupe EX receives
a new alloy wheel design. For the LX model Coupe and
Sedan, wheel size increases to 15" from 14"
keyless entry on LX trim level
system receives an upgrade with improved audio speakers
enhanced sound dampening materials to the doors to
reduce road noise
Magnesium Metallic exterior color with gray interior
models add Fiji Blue Pearl exterior color for 2004
Value Package, based on the DX trim level, adds air
conditioning, CD player and center console with armrest
and storage on both Coupe and Sedan body styles, resulting
in a savings of approximately $500
115 @ 6100
117 @ 6100 HX
127 @ 6300 EX
Auto : 29 / 38
Man.: 32 / 38
CVT: 36 / 44