2014 brought yet another update to Honda's popular small car, keeping the Civic competitive. A responsive continuously variable transmission helps boost fuel economy slightly to 30 mpg overall and 40 on the highway, while an up-level touch-screen infotainment system provides more connectivity features, although it could be more user-friendly. Despite the upgrades, the Civic only scored midpack in our Ratings.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Emissions
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2006. Side air bags available from 2001, standard from 2006. Head protection air bags standard from 2006. ESC available from 2007, standard from 2012. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2016.
Road Test

2014 brought yet another update to Honda's popular small car, keeping the Civic competitive. A responsive continuously variable transmission helps boost fuel economy slightly to 30 mpg overall and 40 on the highway, while an up-level touch-screen infotainment system provides more connectivity features, although it could be more user-friendly. Despite the upgrades, the Civic only scored midpack in our Ratings.

Still, the Civic has a very comfortable ride and a spacious interior, with a roomy rear seat. Further, the CVT works very well with the spirited 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
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Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • CVT
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 1.5-liter 4 hybrid (110 hp)
  • 1.8-liter 4 (143 hp)
  • 1.8-liter 4 (140 hp)
  • 1.8-liter 4 (110 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (201 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Honda Civic owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"If you never used a back-up camera before, objects can be much closer than appear on Camera. I wish car had a much more visable warning of this as I backed-up against a tree that dented the thin metal rear passenger corner panel on 1st day I had car"

Raymond C., NJ (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Was at dealership 20 - 40 times for side camera not working properly and also affecting radio and phone. Finally after 8 months, Honda had engineers from Mitsubishi and Honda working on it and installed a software patch. So far, so good"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Honda Civic EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In poor visibility, I drove up on a curb. The camera became dislodged/ Honda service repaired it without charge."

Barbara H., WA (2014 Honda Civic)

"Somewhat small and MUCH too dark. Also, cannot be seen at all with polarized sunglasses."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Honda Civic Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"Display screen is nearly impossible to see in daytime, makes it just about worthless. WORST problem is the false positive tire pressure alarms. After so many alarms, we now just reset, so worthless and annoying. Dealer says it is too sensitive, noth"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Civic EX)

"The electronic controls are too fussy and the screen is too hard to navigate. Tuning the radio while the car is in motion constitutes a death wish. Mechanically, the car is a gem. But the electronics have been over-engineered"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Display screen is hard to see when headlights are on"

Anonymous, OR (2014 Honda Civic LX)
Display screen freezes up

"Put the car in reverse and a number keypad came up instead of the backup camera. No instructions on what was happening. Pressed the back button and nothing happened. Pressed numbers and got a message that the Security system was disabled. Dealer"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The Pandora interface has produced constant issues, causing the car's computer system to completely freeze, and sometimes the screen to go completely blank. This does not effect the mechanical safety or workings of the car, but does require you to pull off the road, turn off the car, and restart in order to restore function. Sometimes that does not do it, and you need to go to the dealer to have them reset the system"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"There is a delay in the display for the right side camera of up to 3 seconds which makes changing lanes dangerous. The view is so bad on that side because of the car design and poor mirror I had an accident."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"(1) Unable to hear system voice when radio is on (maybe doesn't even speak). (2) System very complicated. Even the dealership's expert couldn't figure it all out. (3) Learned that a fee of $100 or more is charged yearly to update GPS, so I just don't use it at all. It was an expensive feature to the car that I don't even use. (4) GPS does not specify street names to turn on, just says to turn ahead in so many yards or feet! Confusing!"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Civic)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Won't allow me to press 'yes' when asked if I wish to pair a Smartphone with the car's bluetooth. Initially, all was fine but about a month ago, bluetooth didn't work. I tried connecting it again and got this problem"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone style/make would not stay paired with Bluetooth"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Honda Civic LX)
Radio

"Screens are confusing and require very precise hand and finger motions to control. Impossible to do while car is in motion"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio would change stations itself or turn itself off or not respond at all. This occurred if side camera was working OK"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Honda Civic EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My unfamiliarity w/ electronic controls. I still can't find the radio station I want and get it to stay set and use it. I think everything in this car is difficult. I'm 83,and want to be able to push a button and have stuff work. All kinds of logos appear, I don't know what to do w/ them and it does too many things for my taste."

Shirley L., PA (2014 Honda Civic)

"Cold weather seems to wreak havoc on radio tuning including -- receiving wrong station, receiving AM instead of FM"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

"Could not remove ignition key. Part was out of stock. Still waiting for the part to come in"

Anonymous, (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The rubber trim around the windshield was cracking. Honda replaced"

Norita H., NY (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After market pinstripes peeled off within the first month of owning the car. Took the car back to the dealership and had them remove it"

Jon W., MI (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The trim molding on the door and the trim molding on the roof line came off for no reason. Haven't fixed the roof trim yet but the door molding could only be purchased at Honda as a pair for $250."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"moldings were cracked and rotted when the car was purchased. The paint, although cracked, was not faded, so have to think this is more of a defect than it is a natural occurrence."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Steering wheel covering peeling. Floor trim rubber by door, worn and peeling away. knobs on radio loose and cost too high to fix. Also 2 buttons on heat/air stuck and dealer estimate too high to fix (should be repaired free by Honda). Side of seat little frayed and I suspect it will get worse in next year. And more but after 3 ecellent Honda products, this one is a LEMON."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rubber around door is already peeling and steering wheel is peeling also"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"I live in NJ, so we got snow and ice. I brushed it off, as usual, with a soft snow brush. The windshield has a plastic shield that I put on that allows me to just pull it off, taking the snow with it. However, my car has numerous visible scratches"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Honda Civic)

"Paint on rear passenger-side quarter panel is already faded"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's door underneath handle bare metal showing"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Honda Civic EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on the inside of the driver's door was peeling/missing"

Anonymous, KY (2014 Honda Civic 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"In spite of rustproofing purchased through the dealer, paint began peeling off the left front wheel well after one year"

Martin F., ON (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The window sash is fading on the both the driver side front and rear doors"

Henry D., CA (2014 Honda Civic EX-L)

"Driver door had peeling paint at delivery. Now there is a place on the passenger bfront door that is peeling"

Anonymous, KY (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"fading and cracking is so bad will need to have repairs done"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Civic Si 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the body paint was severely cracked as was all the exterior moulding when we purchased it. we checked honda recall notices as several models were covered for paint issues but this model/color was not."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Started chipping with only 20000 miles on car. Its huge chips that come off during car detailing"

Anonymous, (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"As with the door, this resulted from a previous accident and poor repair that the new car dealer did not disclose. Lesson here is to never trust the dealer. Take the vehicle to an independent mechanic to inspect the vehicle - engine, transmission, body, etc."

Michael B., VA (2014 Honda Civic EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Remote control to trunk malfunctioning. The service technician had to just disconnect the cable because the trunk kept popping open at random times. I couldn't lock the car up because the trunk kept popping open"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Left rear backup light stops working. Lightly rap on lens and it comes back on"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Civic EX)
Keyless entry

"Trunk problem."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Honda Civic Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"Warning light won't go off"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Honda Civic EX)

"Insists that one or more tires have improper air pressure even though we've verified otherwise"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"the tire pressure warning light comes on indicating a pressure problem frequently; when checking tire pressure, no time of the dozen or so times the warning light indicated there was a problem; there NEVER was a tire pressure problem"

Tom K., MN (2014 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Tire pressure monitor light came on when tires were fine. 12 trips to dealers to get it fixed in first 6 months"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Honda Civic EX)

"Tire pressure monitor defective. Also battery did not last as long as expected."

Anonymous, GA (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"It took 2 visits to the dealership to solve the problem and turn the light off"

Harriet L., FL (2014 Honda Civic)

"Had many problems with false readings. took a number of times at the dealer before it was resolved"

Anonymous, NE (2014 Honda Civic HF 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"TPM would not reset properly after tire balance/rotation. Was told it would have to be reset at the dealer next time we had service. Have to check tire pressure manually, which makes the system worthless."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes takes a few tries to reset."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Honda Civic Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The tire pressure monitor is SUPER sensitive to any change in climate temperature. It is turns ON and stays on all the time: Check tire pressure. I have had it adjusted at dealerships a dozen times, but it still stays on constantly! I guess it is not a REALLY big deal, but it IS annoying."

Anonymous, UT (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Anti-skid (VTM) light as well as TBS lights came on frequently. A noise was heard at same time coming from the wheels/axles. It required 3 trips to the dealer until they finally replaced the module. Havent had any more trouble since that"

Russ L., VA (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"brakes just started making loud grinding noise when pulling into driveway and another time coming to a stop on flat surface"

Anna P., CA (2014 Honda Civic Si 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"The caliper on the rear driver side wheel stopped operating due to mechanical failure."

R C., OH (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Caliper was sticking and one brake shoe wore down more than expected for the milage on the vehicle."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After walking past the rear of the vehicle i noticed the sensation of heat coming from the drivers side rear wheel. Visited dealer. Discovered caliper was frozen and was replaced."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Honda Civic Si 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Caliper on front drivers side was stuck and would could not be used to stop the car. It had to be replaced."

Robert C., OH (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Rear brakes were replaced when I took the car in for a routine oil change. The dealer, Car Sense, found and replaced the brakes under their warranty program at no charge."

G K., PA (2014 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"We needed to replace break pads"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Honda Civic LX Unsure)
Premature brake wear

"Brake pads needed to be repaired with less than 30,000 miles on the car."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Honda Civic)

"started around 30000 miles"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"HAD BACK BRAKES REPLACE 3 TIMES IN LAST 6MONTHS. Honda can't find problem"

Jerry E., IN (2014 Honda Civic Si 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"Brakes needed replacement due to wear and age of system"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Rotors

"Warped rotors needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The pads were not retracting after use, so they was premature wear and sounds upon use."

James S., NY (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"It just stopped working/cooling. It siezed up and had to be replaced. It was anomaly"

Michael W., CA (2014 Honda Civic Si 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioning was no longer running cold so they had to recharge with Freon."

Anonymous, (2014 Honda Civic LX Unsure)
Blower (fan) motor

"Fan has not failed but is getting noisy. Will have to be replaced eventually."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A hole in the fan caused a whistling sound in the cabin. Took two tries for dealership to figure it out."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Air filter change (forcing in filter) caused insulation to be torn and fell into fan blades causing stoppage"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Honda Civic)

"Began during a winter cold snap. Blower operates as designed but is now unusually noisy."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"padding slipped into the fan and killed it. Was caused, I think, by servicing visit"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Honda Civic)
Heater system

"Heater works fine in front seat area - not too good back seat area - this might be due to the model that I bought in which there is no heat vents for back seat area"

Anonymous, QC (2014 Honda Civic)
Refrigerant leaks

"Manufacturer hose attachment not secure at firewall"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C wasn't cooling. Took into dealer and found that there was almost no refrigerant in the system. They refilled it and put in a dye leak detector. All covered under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had coolant refilled about a year ago. Seems fine since. Still, a 4 year old car shouldn't require this."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Civic LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Wind noise on the driver side door."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Driver's seat lumbar support defect that causes constant squeaking sounds when the car makes any movements. Lumbar support repaired twice but continues to produce the same noise. This issue will be addressed again by my local Honda dealership in th"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Civic Si 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Loose tray or splash pan"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Honda Civic EX)

"About the time the Civic was 1 year old there was a bad rattle or buzz near the speakers in the back. Honda dealer replaced the speaker panel right after the warranty was up and the rattle/buzz is now worse than ever, especially if the road is not glass smooth. I've always had my Honda's in the past for 12 years but this is intolerable."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There a a rattle that occurs when I back the vehicle down my driveway and enter the street."

Ann H., WI (2014 Honda Civic 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My battery stopped working in cold weather - had to get a boost from CAA twice and then finally had to buy a battery charger to maintain my battery strength - after the battery was boosted, there was a rattle on the right side of the car - the Honda service where I bought the car could not find out where the rattle was located to this day."

Anonymous, QC (2014 Honda Civic)

"The skid pan/cover that protects the oil pan rattles and has been replaced once already"

Gary R., TN (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The car seems made with thin materials. There is more road noise that comes through the vehicle than much older model, cheaper brand cars. Seems Honda wanted to offer substandard quality to justify a lower priced vehicle to customers."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Honda Civic Unsure Unsure)
Wind noise

"When the windows are rolled down, their is a high-pitch noise"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"You can hear the wind. also there is a fuel sloshing sound, very apparent when the gas tank is full to 3/4 tank"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Honda Civic EX)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Metal of this car was so thin that any slight rub against a tree easily dented the body"

Raymond C., NJ (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger door handle has chipped area where plastic gave away"

Tom S., AZ (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This car had been in an accident and poorly repaired. The new car dealer did not disclose that previous accident or poor repair. Lesson is to never trust the dealer. Take the vehicle to an independent mechanic for an inspection of the body, engine, transmission."

Michael B., VA (2014 Honda Civic EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Glass defects

"driver side window and rear window had bubble in glass when took home new from dealer"

Anna P., CA (2014 Honda Civic Si 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the windshield and driver side glass had defects when car was bought new"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Civic Si 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Windshield is very thin and relatively fragile. Windshield broke twice in two years from scraping ice... never experienced a more fragile windshield."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"There is nothing wrong with the functionality of these items. It's the design structure. The 2014 Honda Civic has serious, dangerous blindspots due to the design of the trunk, body and window placement. The driver is expected to use the back camera for visibility, but in snowy or rainy weather the camera can become blocked."

Jennifer S., IL (2014 Honda Civic)
Windows

"Rear Drivers side power window regulator failed and required replacement."

Willard F., VA (2014 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Clutch adjustment

"Simple clutch adjustment"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

"Car experiencing rough shifting when starting from a stop. There is also a low rubbing noise coming from the drive train that I describe as 'gear lash' at highway speed. Noticeable play in the wheels from the transmission though the CV joints show no noticeable wear. I have contacted the dealer and am aware of Honda Service Bulletins regarding the CVT."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

"Engine periodically stalls out (dies) for abou 3-4 seconds upon acceleration"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"Transmission fluid was leaking due to a faulty hose. Had to be towed to the shop."

Kathryn H., NY (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission fluid leaked until car was basically undriveable. Car was over 3 years old but less than 5. Honda dealership fixed problem completely for free and under warranty and inspected car to be sure there was no damage to the transmission. Car is OK today. No issues."

Stayton C., CA (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"All of the following failed prematurely and had to be replaced: rear main seal, torque converter seal, front crank seal, and timing chain inspection cover sealant"

Anonymous, SD (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"According to my tire dealer, the car's alignment can't be adjusted properly; it's defective from the factory. But the tire dealer also advised me that Honda would not do anything about it"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"This was not considered a serious problem, and it was covered by warranty"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Honda Civic)

"Strut leaked oil, replaced under warranty"

Dave F., MA (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Wheel almost came off because the nut on the rt ft axle was not put on correctly at the factory"

Roy E., IL (2014 Honda Civic EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel bearing went out with less than 70000 miles on the car and was bad enough to cause significant, uneven wear to the tire in a short amount of time. Bearing was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Hondalink is badly designed and poorly supported. The system is cumbersome and virtually unUSble while driving. Have had connectivity problems with the system and the dealer denies any responsibility for Hondalink and pushes me off on Honda corporat"

William H., MA (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Accessing the navigation system through the iPhone is combersome. It takes several minutes to set up before leaving on a trip, often having to pull over and restarting the phone before it syncs"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The airbag warning light comes up while I'm driving this happens intermittently I intend to take it to Honda when conditions allow"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Civic EX-L Unsure)

"The airbag light comes on while I'm driving. This is an intermittent problem but still very unsettling I will take it in for service when conditions allow us"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Civic EX-L Unsure)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"At 27,0000 miles Honda replaced the oxygen sensor under warranty"

Klayton K., GA (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"loose fuel cap kept appearing on the screen. Dealer completely checked it out ; but could not find why it malfunctioned. Dealer fixed at no charge."

Ben C., OK (2014 Honda Civic)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Sensor code appeared following accident repair. Reset by Honda and could not confirm reason. Waiting for it to re-appear"

Anonymous, MB (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Replaced the battery for a starter issue but the car is still doing the same thing"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The battery had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Civic)
Starter

"The vehicle hesitates heavily on a cold start"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"The PC valve was the problem and caused oil loss and dripping."

Anonymous, MB (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Serious oil leak from the oil/air separator that reoccurred shortly after the dealership repaired it causing me to have to take the vehicle in for a second time. Vehicle was unusable to me for over a week in total due to being at the dealership for repairs. All repairs were covered under warranty"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"At 45,305 miles (05-02-17): Oil leaks: Replaced rear main seal, front crank seal, timing chain inspection cover sealant. At 46,454 miles (07-06-17): Oil leak: Replaced left front axle seal. At 64,729 miles (07-27-18): Oil leak: Engine oil leak caused by a loose plug on top of engine; re-sealed plug At 66,896 miles (06-04-19): Oil and filter change; house tech thought rear main seal may be leaking. At 68,431 miles (07-17-20): Noticeable oil leak onto cardboard on garage floor. 07-23-20: Honda Dealership did a complete inspection and discovered that technicians had not cleaned previously leaked and spilled oil. The dealership did not charge for the service and provided a free car wash."

Anonymous, (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"1) Recall on CVT Drive Pulley then 2) an Axle Bearing dripping fluid"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Honda Civic EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Light thumping sound was heard when hard steering to the left. Had dealer check it out when I had it in for maintenance (it was a couple of weeks from when I first heard it). They said the left front axle needed replacing -- they ordered it. Took four days at most, and I went back to have it installed. Dealer (Jeff Wyler Dixie Honda, Louisville KY) has treated me right with this car."

Russell W., IN (2014 Honda Civic LX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The transmission was clicking at 35 mph."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed a rebuild. Dealer initially resistant but car still under warranty and eventually agreed"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Timing belt or chain

"oil leaking around the timing chain housing"

Tom K., MN (2014 Honda Civic EX-L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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