2018 Honda Civic sedan

Pros: Roomy interior; crisp handling; economical powertrains; “Honda Sensing” safety features are available on all trim levels

Cons: Touchscreen controls aren’t easy to use while driving; so-so acceleration; noisier than many compact-car rivals; ride can get a bit stiff over rough pavement

CG Says: The 2018 Honda Civic is unchanged. Civic is a compact car available as a 4-door sedan, 4-door hatchback, and 2-door coupe. Civic offers the choice of a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder or a turbocharged 1.5-liter four in most models. The 1.5-liter engine develops 174 hp, 180 hp, or 205 hp in performance Si. (See engine chart below.) The low-production Type R is powered by a 305-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. Among Civic’s available features are remote engine start, rain-sensing wipers, heated rear seats, dual-zone climate control, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality for the infotainment system. A “Honda Sensing” suite of safety equipment includes lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, forward collision warning and mitigation, and adaptive cruise control. Civic’s 2016 redesign put Honda back at the top of the incredibly competitive compact-car class. Some of its rivals are quieter, and some offer more features for the money, but the Civic’s spaciousness, available tech features, engaging driving personality, efficiency, and all-around refinement—not to mention its model lineup—make it a compact-car must-see.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan, 4-door hatchback, 2-door coupe
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Honda
Nation of Manufacture USA, Canada, England
Base Prices LX sedan: $19,715
EX sedan: $22,115
EX-T sedan: $22,475
EX-L sedan: $24,775
Si sedan: $24,975
Touring sedan: $27,575
LX hatchback: $20,775
Sport hatchback: $22,375
EX hatchback: $23,875
EX-L Navi hatchback: $26,375
Sport Touring hatchback: $29,375
LX coupe: $20,125
LX-P coupe: $21,925
EX-T coupe: $22,575
EX-L coupe: $24,550
Si coupe: $24,975
Touring coupe: $27,200
Type R hatchback: $34,990

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder (LX sedan/coupe, LX-P coupe, EX sedan)
Horsepower
158
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
28-30
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
39-40

Optional Engine
turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
(174 in LX hatchback, EX hatchback, EX-L coupe/hatchback, EX-T sedan/coupe, Touring sedan/coupe) (180 in Sporthatchback, Sport Touring hatchback) (205 in Si)
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
28-32
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
36-42

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (Type R)
Horsepower
305
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28