Honda Civic

Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is a top selling car, both new and used, and is available as a sedan or coupe with a wide variety of options. An upgraded HF edition and a hybrid version are also available. The Civic is a reliable and fuel-efficient compact car perfect for long daily commutes or zipping around town running errands. It is a popular choice for young professionals or parents of teenage drivers.

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Model Overview

In 2013 sales of Honda Civic topped 335,180 units, an increase of 5.7 percent from 2012. As of 2006, a total of 16.5 million Honda Civics had been sold worldwide (7.3 million of them in the United States) and since then has sold a few million more. The dreaded high gas prices and a weak economy in June of 2008 made the Civic the top-selling vehicle in the United States for that month. Over the years, Honda has increased the size of the Civic, but it has also become more fuel efficient. To see how fuel efficiency has steadly improved, the 2000 Honda Civic sedan automatic is rated 24 city / 32 highway while the 2014 Civic is rated 30 city / 39 highway mpg. After complaints of a drop in build quality for 2012 that lead to the Civic slipping in some rankings, Honda quickly responded by improving interior features for 2013 and recovered its status with reviewers. 

If you are looking for a compact car in sedan, hatch, or coupe configurations, the Honda Civic is an excellent choice due to its long production run and its wide range of trim levels and options. If your budget allows, there are many upgrades that can be found in a Honda Civic such as 17-inch alloy wheels, leather steering wheel, driver's seat with power adjustments, leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, fog lights, deluxe power side mirrors, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, Honda HD Digital Traffic, High-Resolution WVGA Electrostatic Touch-Screen, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines and Customizable Feature Settings, HD Radio, and XM Radio.

Used 2014 Civics can be found in the seven different trims; the Sedan (MSRP $18,390), Coupe (MSRP $18,190), Si (sports) Sedan (MSRP $22,715), Si Coupe (MSRP $22,515), Civic HF (MSRP $19,765), Civic Hybrid (MSRP $24,360), and Civic Natural Gas (MSRP $26,305). For 2015, Honda tweaked the front design of the Civic to make it look more like the Accord. It also retired the five-speed automatic transmission, and replaced it with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to improve fuel economy.

2014 Honda Civic Safety Ratings

All versions of the 2014 Honda Civic have dual airbags with multiple-threshold front airbags and front and back seat side curtain airbags. An anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution, helps prevent wheel lockup and maintain steering control when braking hard. Daytime running lights will enhance your visibility and help other drivers spot your car. Three-point seat belts with an automatic tension system will restrain occupants during sudden stops or impacts. These features ensure maximum safety, making you feel secure while driving.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the Civic Sedan a 2013 Top Safety Pick.

Noteworthy About the Honda Civic 

  • The 2009 Honda Civic won car of the year.
  • The 2013 Honda Civic is the only car in its class to earn the highest safety rating of "Good" from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
  • In 2013, the Honda Civic was named one of Kelley Blue Book's 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000, 10 Best New Sedans Under $25,000, and Best Resale Value Top 10 List.
  • US News ranked the 2014 Civic #4 for most affordable car.