Honda Civic 3rd Gen - Sedan (1983 - 1987)

Photos Gallery of Honda Civic Third Generation 4-door Sedan (09.1983 - 08.1987)

The Honda Civic 3rd Generation Sedan version was first released in 1984 as an option other than the hatchback type. Honda Civic 3rd Gen 4-door was sold for 4 years until 1988 before replaced by the Honda Grand Civic. This sedan has intense competition with its competitors, namely the Mitsubishi Lancer SL and Toyota Corolla GL at the time.

Honda Civic 3rd Generation Sedan
Honda Civic 3rd Gen Sedan photo

The car has changed not only the shape but also the content: the wheelbase has increased by 12.5 centimeters, making the 4-door version of the Civic close to the Accord. In appearance, the Honda Civic 3rd Gen Sedan can be said to carry the leading exterior design in the 80s. This car does come with a boxy style, which matches the flow of style at that time, but is slightly more modern than its competitors.

Honda Civic Wonder 4-door Sedan 1987
Photo of 1987 Honda Civic Wonder - 3rd Gen Sedan Interior
In addition to the exterior, the interior sector of the 3rd Generation Honda Civic can also be said to be the best in the era of the 1980s. Cabin cooling can work optimally thanks to the position of the AC grid placed at the top of the dashboard. Still on the dashboard, precisely on the left in front of the passenger seat, is equipped with a drawer that serves to store important letters during the trip. With this place, confidential letters or your wallet can be stored safely. Overall, the dashboard design of this car looks classic but attractive. You can see the instrument cluster section of the driver plus the 3 spoke steering wheel which is completely different from the current car steering wheel model.

Honda Civic Wonder 3rd Gen Sedan Specifications

  • Engine Type: D15A1 4 cylinders in line with 12 SOHC valves
  • Maximum Power: 76 Hp / 5,500 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 114 Nm / 3,500 rpm
  • Suspension: Double wishbone torsion beam
  • Year of Sales: 1984 - 1987
  • Competitors: Toyota Corolla GL and Mitubishi Lancer SL
1987 Honda Civic 3rd Gen Sedan Engine
1987 Civic Wonder - 3rd Gen Honda Civic Sedan - Engine Photo.
Under the hood there was a new 1.5-liter 12-valve engine producing 76 hp, and in the base model was equipped with a 60-horsepower 1.3-liter unit. In the pair all the same 4-and 5-speed manual and 3-speed automatic.

1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 Honda Civic 3rd Gen Sedan Pictures

Honda Civic Third Gen 4-door Sedan Exterior
Honda Civic Third Generation Sedan Exterior Picture

Honda Civic 3rd Gen Sedan side view image
Image of Honda Civic 3rd Gen Sedan side view.

Honda Civic 3rd Gen Sedan Trunk Space Baggage
Honda Civic 3rd Gen Sedan Carrier/Trunk Space

Honda Civic 3rd Gen Sedan Rear
Honda Civic 3rd Gen Sedan Rear Picture

The advantages of the Honda Civic Wonder Sedan

  • The quality of the engine is quite tough
  • Treatment is quite easy
  • Quite comfortable
  • Spare parts are cheap and easy to find
  • Exterior view is quite attractive
  • Classic anterior appearance but has its own charm
  • Fuel is quite economical

The Weakness of Honda Civic Wonder Sedan

  • Lack of electricity
  • There are several parts that are sufficient because of aging
  • Braking system is not good enough
  • Corrosion resistant

The car became popular thanks to technology, skillfully borrowed by the Japanese from motor racing, such as: an extended wheelbase and a productive engine. And in 1987, the Civic first got all-wheel drive. Other than 3-door hatchback and 4-door sedan, this 3rd generation Civic also has station wagon body style version.