Mel Rapton Honda

When first-time drivers come to Mel Rapton Honda, excited about purchasing their first vehicle, our team often points them in the direction of a Honda Civic.

As a classic you can count on, the Honda Civic is stylish, safe, reliable, and budget-friendly. The Civic’s comfortable interior, outstanding fuel economy and capabilities, and innovative safety features make it a must-see for the first-time driver.


The comfortable interior is stylish and sleek. Choose the seat and trim options that fit your style. The Civic has plenty of room for five and cargo room for all the things you need to take along. Available heated seats in both the front and rear are an added luxury that may be exactly what you’re looking for to knock the chill off a winter morning drive.

The interior is engineered to accommodate a lifestyle on the go. With conveniently situated cupholders and a console that is large enough to conceal a small bag or a tablet, you’ll find that most everything you need is within reach. A 60/40 split fold-down rear seat allows more convenient packing and provides a little extra cargo room for those hard-to-fit pieces you don’t want to leave behind.

Don’t miss a beat of your favorite playlist! Smartphone integration is a must - and we have it. SiriusXM and HD Radio are also available for those days when you want a little background music. See all your music options (and more) on the easy-to-read display.

If you’re looking for fresh air and high doses of Vitamin D, the available one-touch power moonroof may be right up your alley. With just one touch, you have access to starry night skies, cool breezes, and lots of sunshine.

Ask one of our sales team members about illumination accessories that transform your cockpit into a super-cool reflection of your personality and style. The soft blue glow makes night-driving that much easier and more stylish!

Capability & Fuel Economy

The Civic holds nothing back. With five models from which to choose, you will find what you’re looking for in performance. The standard Civic sedan engine produces 158 horsepower, which is more than enough to be first off at the light.

The continuously variable transmission (CVT) provides smooth handling and plenty of power without sacrificing fuel efficiency. Smooth transitions, characteristic of Honda, happen without your ever knowing.

If you’re looking to save, the Civic is a great option. With an estimated 30mpg in the city and 38mpg on the highway, you’ll save time and money between fill-ups.


The Honda Sensing Suite is a bundle of innovative driver-assistive technologies that are standard on all Honda vehicles. Engineered to keep drivers and passengers safe, these technologies are like having an extra set of eyes in the car. Ask one of our sales team members to walk you through the safety features available on the vehicle in which you’re most interested. Some of the features in the Honda Sensing Suite are:

    • Collision Mitigation Braking. If sensors detect that a frontal collision is possible, you’re alerted to make adjustments. If you’re unable to react quickly enough, emergency braking is activated and our system applies the brakes.

    • Lane Keeping Assist. This system uses cameras to determine your lane of traffic. Gentle lane-keeping systems are employed to help keep you centered within your lane.

    • Road Departure Mitigation. If you veer inadvertently from your detected lane, our system will alert you and gently guide you back into your lane if necessary.

    • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow. You set your preferred cruising speed and the distance you’d like to keep between your vehicle and the traffic ahead. We maintain both.

    • Traffic Sign Recognition. Our camera detects traffic signs (like speed limit notifications) and posts that data on your display - just one more way we help you stay aware of your surroundings.

These are just a sampling of the standard safety features on the Civic. Be sure to ask a sales team member about all the ways Honda keeps you safe.

About Us

Mel Rapton Honda has served our friends and neighbors in Sacramento for decades. We know the top-quality vehicles and service you expect, and we work hard to exceed those expectations.

Purchasing a vehicle with a first-time driver in mind can be an exciting and intimidating experience full of anxiety and joy. While this may be your first car-buying experience, we’ve helped lots of first-time drivers over the years. We will help you find a car that inspires confidence, saves money, and puts smiles on faces!

Come down to Fulton Avenue in beautiful Sacramento, and let us show you all the Civic has to offer. Kick the tires. Take a test drive. Ask us all your questions. We are here to help - and want to see you behind the wheel TODAY!

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