2002 Honda Civic Vi is a five-door sedan from the Honda carmaker that come with high-tech package, refined economical and tall body design that maximizes comfort, space, expediency and safety. The small hatch cost at $24,000 for the base model when released for the first time.
2002 Honda Civic Vi Interior
The Vi comes standard with air-conditioning, front airbags, remote central locking, a CD player, power mirrors and windows, a rear heater channel and engine immobilizer. The dash is simple and efficient and the outward view is great due to high seating position. The audio system interface is not user friendly. The shift knob in the centre is stubby, high and short-throw with great ease and precision shift. The 2002 Honda Civic Vi offer excellent safety feature with upgraded crash energy absorption thanks to high engine bay seat relocation. In US collision tests, it rates four out of five stars.
The driver’s seat is comfortable with well bolstered backrest though it looks plain and shapeless. Unfortunately it does not have a lumbar adjuster. Four tall adults would feel comfortable due to plenty of room in its flat floor, tall roof, long cabin design. There is much more leg room for rear passenger compared to that of the hatch. The doors have wide opening and roofline is high allowing easy access and go out to all seats. You can still hear cabin resonance and road noise inside though it comes with more extensive use of sound deadening materials.
2002 Honda Civic Vi Engine
The 2002 Honda Civic Vi is powered by a 1.7 VTEC engine which is more refined and well-manner. The VTEC system is tuned in different models for different purposes promising even and seamless power delivery and better fuel economy. It climbs up highway hills easily and accelerates really fast due to light weight and low gearing. Fuel economy is better than average with 9 liters/100km city and 6.6 liters/100km highway.
2002 Honda Civic Vi Performance
The Vi feels secure and predictable for handling though the previous three-door Civic feels sportier. In tight corners, pushing the car hard will cause understeer due to higher centre of gravity and softer suspension. Going through very rough road is not a problem as it provides good roadholding. The electric power steering is lightweight but feels unrefined. The Civic Vi hatch is the one you should pick if you’re looking something with space saving design and class leading technology. A young family will find it as excellent option. 2002 Honda Civic Vi offers excellent safety qualifications, high resale values, and quality design.