Summary, Prices, Specs

By May 12, 2013


You can't go wrong with the Civic. Styling, suspension, powertrain, interior, economy, safety, price. It's got it all, including vastly different models to choose from, from Sedan to Coupe to hot Si. There are also alternative models: high-mileage HF, natural gas GX, and Hybrid.

Sam Moses filed this report after his test drive of the Civic EX sedan in Washington state.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Honda Civic LX Sedan ($18,165), HF ($19,765), EX ($20,815), EX-L ($22,265), Si Sedan ($22,715); Si Coupe ($22,515); Hybrid ($25,860)
Engines:1.8-liter SOHC 16v I4; 2.4-liter DOHC 16v I4; hybrid 1.5-liter SOHC 16v I4 with electric motor assist
Transmissions:5-speed manual; 5-speed automatic; CVT (Hybrid); 6-speed manual (Si)
Safety equipment (standard):dual stage front airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, rear seat child seat anchors, front seat belts with automatic tensioning system, VSA electronic stability control, traction control, ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, tire-pressure monitoring system
Safety equipment (optional):N/A
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Marysville, Ohio
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Honda Civic EX Sedan ($20,815)
Standard equipment:cloth upholstery, air conditioning with air filtration, 60-watt AM/FM/CD audio with six speakers, MP3 connectivity, Pandora interface, i-MID information display, Bluetooth connectivity, power moonroof, power mirrors, power windows, power locks, keyless remote entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel, tilt/telescope steering column, 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels
Options as tested (MSPR):none
Destination charge:$790
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$21605
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:1.8-liter SOHC 16-valve four-cylinder
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):140 @ 6500
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):128 @ 4300
Transmission:5-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:28/39 mpg
Wheelbase:105.1 in.
Length/width/height:177.3/69.0/56.5 in.
Track, f/r:59.0/59.9 in.
Turning circle:35.4 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:37.9/50.5/42.0 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:36.2/50.5/36.2 in.
Cargo volume:12.5 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:MacPherson struts, antiroll bar
Suspension, r:multilink, antiroll bar
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weigth:2767 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Fuel capacity:13.2 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of May 12, 2013.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-334-6632 -