Honda introduced the Civic in 1973, next less-than-stellar sales of the partnership's 600 Coupe. The initial Civic was a insufficient, inexpensive hatchback designed to select the marketplace of buyers concerned with fuel economy and low emissions. Everyone successive interval of the Civic has raised the bar in terms of fuel economy and performance. The 2003 Civic EX combines consolation and style, acceptable Gauze milage, performance and deft handling. Honda offered the vehivle as a sedan and coupe.
The sedan and coupe corner a 102-cubic-inch, four-cylinder engine putting away 127 horsepower at 6,300 rpm with 114 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm. They corner a paired overhead camshaft and manipulate Honda's variable valve, or VTECH, technology. A fluorescent flywheel helps the engine rev quickly, producing enormous acceleration. The cars are front-wheel operate and chalk up a five-speed handbook gearbox, nevertheless a four-speed automatic was an choice. The sedan accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds; the coupe is slightly faster at 8.4 seconds.
The front brakes are power-assisted, vented 10.3-inch discs and the rear brakes are power-assisted 7.8-inch drums. The front suspension has independent MacPherson struts and the rear suspension uses independent dual wishbone, creating a comfortable manage. Rack-and-pinion steering is criterion. Guideline tires were Firestone FR690 P185/65 HR15. The wheelbase is 103.1 inches and the curb weight of the coupe is 2,555 lb. while the sedan is 2,601 lb. The fuel vat holds 13.2 gallons. It has a semi-fastback appearance, on the contrary has the air of a sports motorcar. It includes an electric sunroof and alloy rims instead of plastic covers over steel rims as in the sedan replica. The two-door is 174.7 inches great and is 55.1 inches high rise. The four-door sedan is 174.6 inches extensive and 56.7 inches high rise.
Multi-point fuel injection is average. The EX models obtain 32 mpg in metropolis driving, 37 mpg on the highway and 34 mpg combined.
ExteriorThe Civic coupe intent is sleeker, longer, lower and narrower than the sedan replica.
The 2003 models admit improved seat textile and comfortable and supportive front seats, rear adjustable headrests, potentiality locks and windows and a recent four-spoke steering revolve. Baggage competence is 12.9 cubic feet and the rear seats fold down with a 60/40 split to enlarge it extremely. Ample rear passenger leg extent whether provided because of the compact rear suspension. The gauge cluster has been restyled, with the illumination of the gauges improved, and a new center console with an armrest is provided. The sedan model has 88 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the coupe has 83 cubic feet.
Anti-lock brakes and side airbags are standard on the Civic EX, which has a front and rear crumple zone and a uni-body frame. The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration gave the car a five-star rating for driver and passenger and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety scored the car as "good" on its crash test. A remote key-less entry system provides additional security.