The Honda Civic is one of the most popular models here at Hardin County Honda and has been a reliable ride for many drivers here in Elizabethtown. How did the Civic become what it is today? Let’s take a quick look at the history of the Honda Civic.
The evolution of the Civic
The Civic first arrived in the U.S. in 1972 after traveling across the ocean from Japan. It showed the potential that small cars had, immediately gaining recognition for its quality, efficiency, and drivability. As regulations and trends began to change over the years, later versions of the Civic became more powerful, larger, and safer with each generation.
The current version of the Civic
As of the posting of this blog entry, the Honda Civic is in its eleventh generation. For the current model year, the 2022 Civic comes in three forms: sedan, Si sedan, and hatchback, having discontinued the coupe version last year. It features technology innovations that drivers in the 1970s could never have imagines, such as a digital touch screen and Honda Sensing® technology.
You can find the recent versions of the Honda Civic for sale here at Hardin County Honda. Browse our inventory of new and used models to find our current selection of Civic models.
Honda is taking the Civic’s style to a new level. The carmaker recently revealed the all-new 2022 Honda Civic prototype on Twitch, using the platform as a way of highlighting its full redesign, both inside and out.
As the 11th generation Civic, the 2022 model builds on its legacy of providing powerful, exciting performance to the compact car segment. Its design reflects some classic Civic touches, including a low, wide stance, a low beltline, bolder details, and a spacious cabin.
Inside, the Civic’s cabin is welcoming and sophisticated. It uses minimal cut lines and breaks to allow the driver to have clear visibility. A honeycomb mesh accent on the dashboard adds flair to the interior while also concealing the air vents to keep the dashboard from looking too busy.
The 2022 Civic will also come with new technologies. For instance, the digital dash is a high-tech way to get important driving information, such as your speed. You will also get a new 9-inch touch-screen infotainment display.
You will also get the most advanced safety technology with the 2022 Civic. This model comes with not only an upgraded Honda Sensing® suite, but also new airbag designs to help you feel confident behind the wheel.
The all-new 2022 Civic will arrive at Hardin County Honda in Elizabethtown in the late spring of 2021, so make sure you stop in to see it then.
Honda recently announced that the 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition sold out within just four minutes. The vehicle went on sale on the Honda Canada website, and all of the 100 units that were available in that country were bought immediately.
This isn’t the first time that the special-edition Civic has sold out so quickly. In the UK, where there were 20 units available for sale, the Type R Limited Edition also sold out quickly, highlighting how in-demand the vehicle is.
Honda plans on only selling 1,000 Civic Type R Limited Edition models worldwide. 600 of these units will be distributed in the United States.
This Limited-Edition ride is painted in Phoenix Yellow and can be reserved with a $1,000 deposit. There’s no word yet on the price tag for this Civic in the United States, but it was listed as £39,995 in the UK, which is about $46,600 USD. While the Civic sold in the US will have some different features than the European option – including an air-conditioning system – we can expect it to be similarly priced. There’s speculation that this model will cost about $10,000 more than the regular Civic Type R.
The 2021 Civic Type R Limited Edition also comes with a weight reduction, 20-inch BB alloy wheels, an Alcantara steering wheel, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 semi-slick tires, and a new teardrop gear knob.
If you’re looking for your own Honda Civic, make sure you check out what we have on our dealer lot at Hardin County Honda.
During the Haltech World Cup Finals, a Honda Civic showed just how performance-oriented the car can be. A version of the Civic model set a new speed record for the model, running a quarter-mile track and traveling from zero to 60 mph in just 1.1 seconds at the Maryland International raceway a few months ago.
This Civic’s power was modified to help it become one of the fastest cars on the racetrack. Its custom-built 2.2-liter inline-four engine used billet pistons, a Supertech valvetrain, and custom cams to increase its power.
To add to this, a Garrett GTX50 76-mm turbo added 60 pounds to the Civic’s specs, helping it boast an all-in power of 1,500 horsepower. There was also a MoTeC electronic control unit in use to help run the entire lot, helping give this Civic plenty of pep when it was needed most.
The 1,500 horsepower was then sent through an all-wheel-drive system for optimal performance. A four-speed dogbox was also used in replace of the usual six-speed manual transmission.
Along with boasting a 0-to-60 time of 1.1 seconds, this special Civic coupe drag car also went on to run a solid quarter-mile time of 7.45 seconds, which is a world record for an all-wheel-drive Honda.
While this particular model may be reserved for the racetrack, you can experience the 2020 Honda Civic for yourself at Hardin County Honda.
Get the performance you want from your Honda. The brand recently unveiled the newly redesigned 2020 Honda Civic Type R. With a range of updates for the newest model year, the Civic Type R is ready to make a lasting impression if you want a performance-oriented daily driver.
The 2020 Civic Type R will offer improved driving dynamics
with a range of updated engineering features for better performance. For
instance, new two-piece brake rotors will allow the performance car to brake
more efficiently at higher speeds, while a revised suspension will give you a
smoother, more comfortable ride.
On the exterior, this model is sportier than ever with a
larger front grille opening. This improvement looks to help improve engine
cooling capabilities, enhancing performance. There is even an all-new Type R-exclusive
exterior color – Boost Blue.ss
The Civic Type R boasts a sporty yet refined interior that has
also been updated for the new model year. Its Alcantara™ leather-wrapped
steering wheel and redesigned shifter knob give the cabin a touch of elegance,
making it feel even more premium. This model will also come standard with the
Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies this year, helping to give you
confidence and peace of mind when you’re behind the wheel.
Performance-wise, the Type R, you will come with a 2.0-liter
turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out a peak 306 horsepower and 295
lb-ft of torque. You will be able to choose from one of three driving modes –
Comfort, Sport, and +R.
We can’t wait to see you here at Hardin County Honda when the 2020 Honda Civic Type R launches later this year.
When you’re shopping for a used car, you likely want a
vehicle that will give you both value and features. A certified pre-owned
vehicle will do just that, but how do you know what CPO will work for your
needs? That’s where Autotrader comes
in. This automotive magazine recently released its 10-best CPO cars for 2019, and
the 10th-generation 2016-2018 Honda Civic was recognized on this
“Our list of ‘good as new’ vehicles can bring the car a
consumer wants into the price range they want to pay,” said Brian Moody,
executive editor of Autotrader.
“These CPO vehicles are thoroughly inspected, covered by warranties, and offer
the latest designs, making it difficult to even tell the difference between
their new car counterparts.”
The 10-Best CPO Cars award considers vehicles that are
offered through manufacturer CPO programs. Each eligible vehicle must have a
certified pre-owned warranty that lasts for up to 100,000 miles and must also
have an overall National Highway Traffic Safety Administration safety score of
at least for out of five stars. The vehicles must also not exceed $40,000 in
For the Civic to become a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle, it
must undergo a thorough 182-point inspection. Like other CPO Hondas, this Civic
must be under six years old and comes with a no-deductible, 7-year/100,000-mile
Powertrain Honda-Backed Limited Warranty.
We’ve always known the Honda Civic to be one of the best CPO vehicles around, but it’s nice to get validation from a reputable publication like Autotrader. Check out our Certified Pre-Owned Honda Civics at Hardin County Honda today!
When you purchase a new vehicle, it’s always important to know how much it will depreciate over the course of time. Many brand-new vehicles will lose 30% of their value within the first year of ownership. Kelley Blue Book looks to make sure you know how well your next vehicle will retain its value with its Best Resale Value Awards — and it looks like Honda has walked away with five of these awards.
The Japanese carmaker has walked away with a win in every
model type it produces, from its passenger car to its pickup truck. Kelley Blue
Book recognized the all-new 2019 Insight, along with the Civic, HR-V, and
Odyssey, in their respective categories. The 2019 Ridgeline went one step
further and was actually included in the top 10 for Best Overall Resale Value.
The winners of the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value
Awards include the following Honda models:
These awards look to recognize those vehicles that will
retain their value over the first five years of new-vehicle ownership. If
resale value is something that matters to you, make sure to stop by Hardin
County Honda for your next car!
These two Hondas have been favorites for decades now, and
the new models continue to impress. 2018 saw the beginning of the tenth
generation for the Honda Accord, and it innovated the segment with its superior
performance, sophisticated style, and fantastic hybrid option. From front to
back, Honda has thought of everything for the Accord, from advanced
connectivity technology like Apple CarPlay™ integration, to standard Honda
Sensing® safety and driver-assist technology that will elevate your confidence
The Civic lineup has something for everyone, from sedans to
hatchbacks, from elegantly simple designs to upscale, sporty interiors. The
Civic Sport, Si, and Type R are particularly notable for their sophisticated and
dynamic performance. Car and Driver even
described the Civic Type R as “quite possibly the highest
performing and most satisfying front-wheel-drive car on the market today.”
Despite being a vehicle line that has been around since the 70s, the Civic
remains undeniably modern with its cutting-edge features.
Visit us at Hardin County Honda to explore the Honda Accord and Civic in detail and discover in person just what makes them so good.