Honda Civic Sedan Touring
Honda Civic Sedan Touring
Honda Civic Sedan Touring

2021 Honda Civic Touring sedan

Pros: Roomy interior; crisp handling; economical powertrains; “Honda Sensing” safety features are standard on all models

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 2021 Honda Civic drops its coupe bodystyle and Si model. The high-performance Civic R gains standard “Honda Sensing” suite of safety equipment (lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, forward collision warning and mitigation, and adaptive cruise control). There is also a new Civic R Limited Edition that has special suspension tuning and deletes some equipment for lighter weight. Production of the Limited Edition is restricted to 600 cars for the US market. Civic is a compact car available as a 4-door sedan and a 4-door hatchback. 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 or 180 hp. (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. 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
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Honda
Nation of Manufacture USA, Canada, England
Base Prices LX sedan: $22,005
Sport sedan: $23,805
EX sedan: $25,155
EX-L sedan: $25,355
Touring sedan: $29,055
LX hatchback: $22,955
Sport hatchback: $24,055
EX hatchback: $25,455
Sport Touring hatchback: $29,355
Type R hatchback: $38,450
Type R Limited Edition hatchback: $44,910

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder (LX/Sport sedan)
Horsepower
158
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
29-30
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
37-38

Optional Engine
turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
(174 in LX/EX hatchback, EX/EX-L/Touring sedan) (180 in Sport/Sport Touring hatchback)
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
29-32
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
35-42

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