Honda Civic (fifth generation)

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Fifth generation
Honda Civic sedan (US)
Suzuka, Japan
East Liberty, Ohio
Alliston, Ontario, Canada
Lahore, Pakistan
Shin-Jyu, Taiwan
Thailand, South Africa
Body style(s)2-door convertible [ 2-door targa 2-door coupe (EJ1/2)
3-door hatchback (EH2/3)
4-door sedan (EG8/EG9)
LayoutFront engine, front-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive
Engine(s)1.3 L D13B2 I4
1.5 L D15B7 I4
1.5 L D15B8 I4
1.5 L D15Z1 I4
1.6 L D16Z6 I4
1.6 L B16A1 I4
1.6 L B16A2 I4,
1.8 L B18A3
Transmission(s)5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Wheelbase101.3 in (257 cm) (hatchback)
103.2 in (262 cm) (coupe & sedan)
Length160.2 in (407 cm) (hatchback)
172.8 in (439 cm) (coupe)
173.0 in (439 cm) (sedan)
Width66.9 in (170 cm)
Height50.7 in (129 cm) (hatchback)
50.9 in (129 cm) (coupe)
51.7 in (131 cm) (Sedan)
Curb weight
'92-'93 DX M/T 2,275 lb (1,032 kg)
'94-'95 DX M/T 2,313 lb (1,049 kg)
'92-'93 DX A/T 2,343 lb (1,063 kg)
'94-'95 DX A/T 2,392 lb (1,085 kg)
'92-'93 LX M/T 2,319 lb (1,052 kg)
'94-'95 LX M/T 2,403 lb (1,090 kg)
'92-'93 LX A/T 2,388 lb (1,083 kg)
'94-'95 LX A/T 2,456 lb (1,114 kg)
'92-'93 EX M/T 2,480 lb (1,125 kg)
'94-'95 EX M/T 2,522 lb (1,144 kg)
'92-'93 EX A/T 2,524 lb (1,145 kg)
'94-'95 EX A/T 2,575 lb (1,168 kg)

'92-'93 DX M/T 2,224 lb (1,009 kg)
'94-'95 DX M/T 2,231 lb (1,012 kg)
'92-'93 DX A/T 2,317 lb (1,051 kg)
'94-'95 DX A/T 2,326 lb (1,055 kg)
'92-'93 EX M/T 2,390 lb (1,084 kg)
'94-'95 EX M/T 2,522 lb (1,144 kg)
'92-'93 EX A/T 2,445 lb (1,109 kg)
'94-'95 EX A/T 2,575 lb (1,168 kg)

'92-'95 DX M/T 2,178 lb (988 kg)
'92-'93 DX A/T 2,275 lb (1,032 kg)
'94-'95 DX A/T 2,264 lb (1,027 kg)
'92-'93 CX M/T 2,094 lb (950 kg)
'94-'95 CX M/T 2,108 lb (956 kg)
'92-'95 VX M/T 2,094 lb (950 kg)
'92-'93 Si M/T 2,326 lb (1,055 kg)
'94-'95 Si M/T 2,390 lb (1,084 kg)
Fuel capacity38 L
RelatedHonda CRX
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Introduced in July 1991 The fifth-generation of the Honda Civic had a more wedge-shaped body and the length was increased to 257 cm (101.3 inches) for the two-door hatchback and 262 cm (103.2 inches) for the four-door sedan. The wagon was also dropped for overseas markets, while the previous generation station wagon continued in Japan. This generation of Civic used lightweight materials to create a fuel efficient economy car. In addition, the Si hatchback and coupe, ESi/EX (1.6L SOHC VTEC 125 PS) also provoked to the popularity of (relatively) high performance 1.6L I4 segment. In South Africa a unique model with the B18B3 from the Acura Integra RS was specially built to fill the gap left by the absence of the DOHC B16A VTEC engine in the range.

Trim levels

Honda Civic coupe (US)
Honda Civic DX hatchback (US)

Coupe: Trims available in the coupe body style (introduced in 1993) were the DX (EJ2) and EX (EJ1).
Hatchback: Trims available in the hatchback body style were the CX, DX, VX, (EH2) and Si (EH3). In the European Domestic Market (EDM) the trims available were the DX (EG3/1.3 L; 75 PS), LSi (EG4/1.5 L 90 PS), ESi (EG5/1.6 L SOHC VTak 90 PS) and the ViRS (EG6/1.6 L DOHC VTEC 160 PS).
Sedan: Trims available in the sedan body style were the DX, LX (EG8), and EX (EG9) and VTi on the Japanese market.

The DX was the base model, equipped with manual windows, defroster and power brakes. The LX added AM/FM cassette player, cruise control, wheelcovers on Template:Convert/LoffAoffDbSon wheels, and power windows, locks and mirrors. On the EX, Honda added the VTEC engine, a power sunroof, upgraded stereo and deluxe wheelcovers. The SiR/VTi did not have power windows or locks.

The ViRS sedan, available only on the Japanese market, had bronze tinted windows, separate rear seats with headrests (similar to the Prelude coupe available at this time), a rear wiper and 5 spoke alloy wheels.

The wagon was discontinued in North America and most other export markets; in Japan the fourth-generation wagon continued without change. 1.3l, 75 PS)


North America

All DX and LX models used the D15B7 a 16 valve non-VTEC engine rated at Template:Convert/bhp and near Template:Convert/ft.lbf of torque. DX and LX models were aimed towards the economy conscious market. Most of the CX models had the D15B8 which is an 8 valve non-VTEC engine rated at Template:Convert/bhp and the VX had the D15Z1 (VTEC-E engine) capable of Template:Convert/bhp. The EX, EX-V and SI had the D16Z6 SOHC VTEC engine(125 hp (93 kW)). The SiR was equipped with the 1.6L B16A with VTEC.

Other Markets

In Europe the DX had the D13B2, LSi had the D15B2 (hatchback) and D15B7 (Sedan) , VEi had the D15Z1, ESi had the D16Z6 and VTi had the B16A2. D15B7 engines were available in the 1994-95 civic coupe LSi. In Japan and Europe, as well as a few other exports locations, the VTi was offered in 2 motors: the B16a2/3 (105 hp DOHC VTEC) and the D15B. (93 hp VTEC SOHC) The D15B shares the same head as the US Civic SI (D16Z6) but a unique block, crank, and rods. the car shared the 1.5L I4 displacement of the other D15 blocks, but the rods were the same length as the D16's. Despite this, the crank and bearing sizes were not the same.

The facelift of 1994

In 1994, the EG Civic saw some minor updates and changes, but the exterior remained much the same. In the UK, the EG civic gained Anti-Lock Brakes & Rear Brake Discs as standard, a larger 'one-piece' rear spoiler and colour coded front air ducts. Its also come with LSD gear box. The interior was changed from grey to a charcoal colour.