Honda Civic (first generation)
What do you know about the
Honda Civic (first generation)?
Take this quick
Ultimate Car Challenge.
"Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
1) In 1973, Honda began selling the 1,169 cc
transversely mounted inline-four engine Civic for about what in
2) The Civic was largely developed as a new
platform, and was the result of taking the previous Honda and
increasing the length, width, height, and wheelbase. What was
the Honda Civic predecessor ?
3) The engine displacement was
almost double the previous Honda at 1,170 cc, with two more
cylinders added. What was the carís horsepower produced?
A. 10 hp
B. 35 hp
C. 50 hp
D. 100 hp
4) What was
A. air conditioning
C. radial tires
D. rear wiper
did the Honda Civic achieve on US miles per gallon on the
A. 10 mpg
B. 35 mpg
C. 40 mpg
6) The Honda Civic had a small 86.6-inch wheelbase
and 139.8-inch (3,550 mm) overall length. What did the Civic
weigh? 1,500 pounds (680 kg).
A. 500 pounds
C. 1,250 pounds
D. 1,500 pounds
year did the five-door hatchback appear in the United States?
8) In the
US, the advertising campaign used to introduce the Civic was,
"Honda, we make it simple." The tagline was later used with
other Honda motor vehicles until the model year when the company
revamped its product lineup. What was the year?
9) The CVCC (Compound
Vortex Controlled Combustion) engine debuted and was offered
alongside the standard Civic engine. What was the year?
10) A five-speed
manual transmission became available, as did a Civic station
wagon (only with the 1500 CVCC engine), which had a wheelbase of
89.9 inches and an overall length of 160 inches. What was the