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Honda took a new path and left behind the fourth generation's wedge-style and brought a new era with a biodesign-inspired shape for the 1991 model.

Unlike its predecessors, Honda insisted on offering the Civic with market-specific body shapes. The only version which was available in every market was the four-door sedan. Due to its increased wheelbase and its options, it looked like it aimed for higher market segments.

Honda designers decided that it was time for a change, and with the new, rounded edges and flowing body lines, they achieved a 0.32 drag-coefficient, similar to a Nissan 300ZX. The raked windshield and the sloped rear window contributed to that result. Since it was built on the same platform as the hatchback and the coupe, it featured a short decklid, creating a cab-forward design look.

The interior was plain, with gray trims on the dash and door panels. Honda insisted on having sporty handling, even if it was just a regular family vehicle. To do that, the engineers installed lower seats. It didn't feature any folding seatback for the rear bench.

Unlike most of its competitors, the Civic sedan featured independent suspension in all corners for enhanced speed cornering and a comfortable ride. Under the hood, there was something for everyone. While the base version featured a 90 hp unit, the top version was powered by the well-known 1.6-liter VTEC engine that provided 160 hp.

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HONDA Civic Sedan 1991 - 1996
  3 gasoline engines
  • 1.5L 5MT (90 HP)
  • 1.6i 5MT (125 HP)
  • 1.6L VTi 5MT (160 HP)

HONDA Civic Sedan 1.5L 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.5L 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1493 cm3
Power
66 KW @ 6000 RPM
90 HP @ 6000 RPM
89 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
88 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM
119 Nm @ 4700 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
111.8 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/70HR13
DIMENSIONS
Length
173.2 in (4399 mm)
Width
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/57.5 in (1,481/1,461 mm)
Wheelbase
103.1 in (2619 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.4 cuFT (379 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2127.5 lbs (965 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3218.7 lbs (1460 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
32.7 mpg US (7.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
171 g/km

HONDA Civic Sedan 1.6i 5MT (125 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6i 5MT (125 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1590 cm3
Power
92 KW @ 6500 RPM
125 HP @ 6500 RPM
123 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
105 lb-ft @ 5200 RPM
142 Nm @ 5200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
121.2 mph (195 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/60HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
173.2 in (4399 mm)
Width
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/57.5 in (1,481/1,461 mm)
Wheelbase
103.1 in (2619 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.4 cuFT (379 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2237.7 lbs (1015 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3306.9 lbs (1500 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
32.2 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
174 g/km

HONDA Civic Sedan 1.6L VTi 5MT (160 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L VTi 5MT (160 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1590 cm3
Power
118 KW @ 7600 RPM
160 HP @ 7600 RPM
158 BHP @ 7600 RPM
Torque
111 lb-ft @ 7000 RPM
150 Nm @ 7000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
133.6 mph (215 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/55VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
173.2 in (4399 mm)
Width
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/57.5 in (1,481/1,461 mm)
Wheelbase
103.1 in (2619 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.4 cuFT (379 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2508.9 lbs (1138 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3218.7 lbs (1460 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
31.4 mpg US (7.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
178 g/km
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