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Honda's compact is relatively roomy and reliable, but there are competitors that are quieter and feel more substantial. Rear seating is fairly spacious for this class. The EX version adds automatic climate control but also includes a confusing touch-screen audio system. The 1.8-liter four-cylinder revs smoothly and is mated to a largely unobtrusive CVT. We recorded 30-mpg overall and 32-mpg in the HF version. The sporty Si uses a powerful 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that sounds invigorating and delivers a commendable 29-mpg overall with the six-speed manual. But the 40-mpg Hybrid has been discontinued. A new Civic is scheduled to debut this fall, promising better performance, improved refinement and a more spacious, upgraded cabin with a high level of connectivity.

See Reliability page for the latest 2015 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

The EX offers the best combination of features and value, with a moonroof, 16-inch alloy wheels, and automatic climate control.

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 (143 hp)
  • 1.8-liter 4 (110 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (205 hp)