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In 2012, Honda launched a more fuel-efficient vehicle for the American market.

It was called the Civic HF and was harking back to a special edition of the Honda CRX from the 90s, which was also called HF and was really frugal regarding fuel consumption.

On the outside, there were few things which differentiated the HF Civic compared to the other normal versions. It featured smaller, 15” alloy-wheels with low resistance tires. Additional underbody panels were fitted to decrease the model's wind-resistance. The last touch to improve economy was a decklid spoiler that reduced the turbulences behind the car, improving aerodynamics.

At that time, Honda had few gasoline engines in its lineup, but chose to install the 1.8-liter unit, which was calibrated for fuel-efficiency. The 142 hp engine was mated to an automatic 5-speed gearbox. The final result was a decrease in the fuel consumption and the HF could do 41 mpg (5.7 l/100 km) instead of 37 mpg (6.3 l/100 km) as the other versions.

As any Honda, though, the vehicle was sporty enough to be sought after by younger customers. Its four-wheel independent suspension was a good reward for its sportier drivers. In 2012, when the worldwide economy had started to get back in shape, the demand for fleet vehicles grew and the HF version was fit for the job, until the Civic CNG showed up and took its sibling's customers.

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HONDA Civic Sedan HF 2012 - 2016
  2 gasoline engines
  • 1.8L i-VTEC 5AT (140 HP)
  • 1.8L i-VTEC 6MT (140 HP)
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HONDA Civic Sedan HF Brochure

HONDA Civic Sedan HF 1.8L i-VTEC 5AT (140 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L i-VTEC 5AT (140 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1798 cm3
Power
104.4 KW @ 6500 RPM
141.9 HP @ 6500 RPM
140 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
128 lb-ft @ 4300 RPM
174 Nm @ 4300 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
124 mph (200 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P195 / 65 R15 89H
DIMENSIONS
Length
177.3 in (4503 mm)
Width
69 in (1753 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
59/59.9 in (1,499/1,521 mm)
Wheelbase
105.1 in (2670 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.5 cuFT (354 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2698 lbs (1224 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3748 lbs (1700 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
25.6 mpg US (9.2 L/100Km)
Highway
47 mpg US (5 L/100Km)
Combined
37 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)

HONDA Civic Sedan HF 1.8L i-VTEC 6MT (140 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L i-VTEC 6MT (140 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1798 cm3
Power
104.4 KW @ 6500 RPM
141.9 HP @ 6500 RPM
140 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
128 lb-ft @ 4300 RPM
174 Nm @ 4300 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
124 mph (200 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P195 / 65 R15 89H
DIMENSIONS
Length
177.3 in (4503 mm)
Width
69 in (1753 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
59/59.9 in (1,499/1,521 mm)
Wheelbase
105.1 in (2670 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.5 cuFT (354 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2659 lbs (1206 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3704 lbs (1680 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
26.7 mpg US (8.8 L/100Km)
Highway
43 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
Combined
37 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)
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