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The 2008 Honda Civic sedan continues its winning streak inside, where a roomy cabin is matched with high-quality fit and finish.
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Roomy interior
Car and Driver

“A step up”
Motor Trend

In back, “headroom was tight”

“High level of fit and finish”

Reviewers from across the Web found that in terms of comfort and quality, there are few equals to the 2008 Honda Civic. Edmunds sums it up: “Its success can be attributed to its consistently high level of fit and finish and an impressive reputation for reliability and low running costs.”

Car and Driver boasts that the 2008 Civic offers "a roomy interior," while Edmunds hails the Civic as "one of the best small cars in terms of room, interior storage and refinement."

Cars.com notes that the 2008 Honda Civic's seats are both supportive and comfortable, and the cabin feels spacious for front passengers. "There was plenty of foot room in back," they conclude, "but headroom was tight," though overall it offered “a decent-sized backseat for the segment.” The Civic Si, Cars.com adds, has different “contoured and firm-fitting seats.”

There’s “surprising vastness” inside, by Motor Trend’s words, and “the Civic's storage solutions [are] impressive.” Cars.com notes “the trunk is huge (12 cubic feet), and it has 60/40-split, folding rear seats.”

In terms of quality, the 2008 Honda Civic has few peers. "This car seems to have a level of refinement among the others,” Motor Trend says. “It's a step up." Though Cars.com points out that the base seats in the Civic have a “strange feel” that’s “almost too fuzzy,” Car and Driver notes that a new EX-L version of the 2008 Honda Civic offers “a handsome leather interior.”

TheCarConnection.com has observed, in many test drives of the Civic sedan, that the front seats in base cars and more expensive versions offer good support. In even base cars, height-adjustable seats leave great headroom for tall drivers. In back, it's less rosy; the rear doors are cut narrow at their base, meaning it's not easy for long legs to clamber in and out of the backseat. Six-footers will connect with the headliner, too.


The 2008 Honda Civic sedan continues its winning streak inside, where a roomy cabin is matched with high-quality fit and finish.

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