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Honda's popular compact has a comfortable ride, relatively responsive handling, good braking, and a nice, quiet interior. The EX version has automatic climate control, which is nice to have, and all versions come with a standard backup camera. The powertrain remains smooth and unobtrusive. A well-adapted continuously variable transmission (CVT) has replaced the five-speed automatic. Fuel economy ranges from 30 mpg overall for the EX and 32 mpg for the HF to an impressive 40 mpg for the hybrid, which uses a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder and CVT. Rear seating is fairly spacious for this class. The sporty Si can be noisy inside but it's fun and quick and its manual gearbox has a good, crisp, shift feel.

See Reliability page for the latest 2014 Honda Civic recalls.

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 inf...

Highs

  • Efficient, responsive, and refined drivetrain
  • Roomy interior with a rear seat suitable for adults

Lows

  • Not everyone likes the dual-tier dashboard
  • The touch-screen infotainment system on EX and higher models has impressive connectivity but is frustrating to use

Best Version to Get

It's hard to fault the entry-level LX model with its standard Bluetooth and backup camera, all for $19,180. Moving up to the EX adds another $2,700 to the car's price, but it includes an impressive array of features, such as a moonroof, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, Ho...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

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.

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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 (110 hp)
  • 1.8-liter 4 (140 hp)
  • 1.8-liter 4 (143 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (201 hp)