The fifth generation Honda Civic, which began to be produced in 1991, was very in demand. A large role in this was played by the stylish body shape. The three-door Civic hatchback was in the spotlight until a sedan called the Civic Ferio appeared, which is no worse than a hatchback in terms of dynamic performance. The Civic has excellent road holding - both at high speeds and when cornering. The presence of an insulated luggage compartment increases the comfort of the Civic Ferio compared to the hatchback.
It can be noted that the popularity of the sedan played a role in the fact that, as in the previous generation, more modifications were offered here than for the hatchback. For example, only in a four-door body is the idea of all-wheel drive implemented. If we talk about equipment as a whole, then the graduation of Civic Ferio trim levels went from the simplest EL versions to the top-end SiR modification. In the first case, the car offered only the most necessary minimum: manual air conditioning and power steering. With the maximum equipment, the owner received automatic air conditioning, folding mirrors with electric drive, sports seats and a leather steering wheel, a spoiler with an additional brake light, tires on alloy wheels 15 ”. It can also be noted that in the more expensive versions for the Civic Ferio relied on such a pleasant "trifle" as the rear wiper, which not every sedan can boast of. The top-end SiR modification is equipped with a 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder DOHC VTEC engine with PGM-FI injection system, which develops 170 hp. (155 hp complete with automatic transmission). In addition to it, another 1.6-liter engine was offered, inherited from the previous generation Civic and absent from the hatchback engine range. It was placed only on all-wheel drive modifications, both in injection and in the carburetor version. In addition, 1.5-liter engines in various versions were installed on the Civic Ferio, and even the most modest in the series 1.3-liter engine with 85 hp. with its small volume shows good traction.
Although the Civic Ferio is a sedan, thanks to a double independent linkage and easy handling, it can be called a sports front-wheel drive car. All-wheel drive modifications, as in the previous generation, have the abbreviation RT in their name, which contains a hint of the presence of the company’s Honda Real-Time 4WD all-wheel drive system. These cars were offered both with an automatic transmission, and on the "mechanics".
In the basic configuration, Civic Ferio offers ventilated disc front brakes, which was not the case with simple versions of the previous generation. At maximum equipment, the car can be equipped with front airbags, three-point belts, door stiffeners, anti-lock brakes. For individual front-wheel drive modifications (SiR, VTi), the limited-slip differential (LSD) was proposed as an option, which significantly improves dynamic performance and handling in corners.
Civic Ferio model 1991-95 years and currently does not lose its popularity due to its excellent driving performance. It can be noted that the offer for sedans is wider than for hatchbacks of the same generation, respectively, it is easier to find a car that is suitable for price and condition. But, since Civic, due to its sportiness and regardless of body type, often provokes owners to “exploits”, it is very important to pay special attention to checking the engine and chassis when buying.