Honda Civic EX-L Sedan

2015 Honda Civic sedan

Pros: Availability of sporty coupe body style, Hybrid version, and performance-oriented Si models; build quality; good ride and handling balance

Cons: Lack of standalone options; headroom can be cramped for tall drivers on sunroof-equipped Civics

CG Says: After receiving a raft of updates for 2014 that included a continuously variable transmission (CVT) in place of a traditional automatic, availability of Honda’s LaneWatch side-view camera, and new styling for Civic Coupes, the Civic lineup is little changed for 2015. The only noteworthy update is the addition of an Special Edition (SE) sedan model, which slots in between the LX and EX models in price and content. Civic may not be tops in the compact class at everything, but its strength lies in that it really has no glaring faults. Model choices range from mileage misers to downright sporty, yet all are fun to drive and frugal with fuel. Although Civic is up against a tough group of rival cars–some of which might trump it from a “features per dollar” standpoint–it’s still a compact-car Best Buy.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Honda
Nation of Manufacture USA, Japan
Base Prices LX Coupe: $18,290
LX: $18,490
SE: $19,990
HF: $20,040
EX Coupe: $20,390
EX: $21,190
EX-L Coupe: $22,640
EX-L: $22,840
Si Coupe: $22,890
Si: $23,090
Hybrid: $24,735
Hybrid w/ Leather: $25,935
Natural Gas: $26,740

Base Engine
1.8-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
143
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
28-31
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
36-41

Optional Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
205
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31

Optional Engine
1.5-liter 4-cylinder/electric
Horsepower
110
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
44
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
47

2013 Honda Civic Hybrid
2015 Honda Civic Hybrid
2014 Honda Civic
2015 Honda Civic Coupe
2013 Honda Civic Si Sedan
2015 Honda Civic Si sedan