Responding to the disappointment created by the 2012 redesign, Honda has introduced an updated 2013 Civic. Gone are the cheap plastics that had engulfed the 2012 interior in turn for a material that is more inviting. Most noticeable though is the touch of attitude the Civic’s exterior design needed and received.
Besides the four-door sedan there is also a Civic coupe, Civic hybrid, Civic natural gas and high-performance Civic Si. As far as the sedan goes, three trims are offered that include the LX, EX and top-level EX-L. Though the LX is the base model, it comes with an impressive list of standard features that only grows longer in 2013. The new standards consist of a USB port, Bluetooth, climate control and a rearview camera that cannot be found on some competing base models. Civic sedans are powered by a 1.8L i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission.Read more »
With the EX, customers receive the five-speed automatic transmission standard. Bringing the Civic EX to a halt are four-wheel disc brakes surrounded by 16-inch alloy wheels that shed the hubcaps. Climate can now be controlled automatically as can the one-touch opening feature on the added power moonroof. Rear passengers are treated well in the EX with, among other things, a second 12-volt power outlet they can easily access. Other additions to the rear seat area include a folding-armrest with beverage holders, a pocket on the front-passenger’s seatback, and the actual rear seat has a 60/40 split fold-down seatback. Six speakers now pump audio into the cabin and a navigation system is available.
Easily starting under $20,000, the LX offers value plus modern amenities. The exterior has 15-inch wheels with full-covers, daytime running lights and body-colored side mirrors. An included security system features remote entry with trunk release button. Safety systems like vehicle stability assist with traction control and anti-lock brakes are standard. Honda’s intelligent multi-information display (i-MID) is located on the LX’s center stack that stylishly flows into the center console with armrest and storage space. Windows and door locks are powered as well as feature illuminated switches. Also illuminated are the steering wheel-mounted audio/cruise controls. Audio is provided through a 4-speaker, 160-watt system with Pandora internet radio compatibility. Also standard is Honda’s voice-to-text SMS messaging function to promote safer driving.
While the navigation system is not standard on the EX-L, it is still offered. Honda’s satellite-linked navigation system has voice recognition and a multi-angle rearview camera for a better picture of what lies behind EX-L owners. Also included with the navigation are XM Radio and FM Traffic for updated information on the road ahead. Multi reflector halogen headlights have the convenience of automatic on/off. Other exterior EX-L features consist of fog lights and heated side mirrors. Also receiving heat are the front-row seats, which along with the (non-heated) rear seats, are trimmed in leather. The steering wheel of the EX-L is wrapped in leather as well.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Honda Civic Cpe$19,995 | 150 mi
2012 Honda Civic Sdn$12,000 | 38,156 mi
2012 Honda Civic Sdn$12,795 | 24,084 mi
2012 Honda Civic Cpe$13,166 | 23,978 mi
2012 Honda Civic Sdn$15,495 | 33,656 mi
2012 Honda Civic Cpe$20,595 | 15,506 mi
2011 Honda Civic Sdn$12,895 | 30,813 mi
2011 Honda Civic Cpe$12,998 | 21,934 mi
2011 Honda Civic Sdn$13,995 | 33,726 mi
2011 Honda Civic Sdn$13,995 | 21,137 mi
2011 Honda Civic Sdn$14,495 | 39,116 mi
2011 Honda Civic Sdn$15,000 | 6,629 mi
2011 Honda Civic Sdn$15,495 | 20,658 mi
2010 Honda Civic Sdn$10,295 | 38,684 mi
2010 Honda Civic Sdn$11,999 | 31,467 mi
2010 Honda Civic Sdn$12,967 | 27,749 mi
2010 Honda Civic Sdn$12,995 | 29,048 mi
2010 Honda Civic Cpe$12,995 | 46,881 mi
2010 Honda Civic Cpe$13,000 | 32,123 mi
2010 Honda Civic Hybrid$14,295 | 44,070 mi
2009 Honda Civic Sdn$9,500 | 74,251 mi
2009 Honda Civic$10,403 | 103,276 mi
2009 Honda Civic Sdn$11,995 | 51,001 mi
2009 Honda Civic Sdn$13,295 | 38,391 mi
2009 Honda Civic Cpe$13,900 | 37,708 mi
2008 Honda Civic Cpe$15,597 | 74,411 mi
2008 Honda Civic Cpe$17,099 | 36,795 mi
2007 Honda Civic$11,450 | 64,191 mi
Fun-to-drive but has a confusing infotainment system.
Athletic handling but interior is cramped, especially second-row.
Open interior but steering can feel numb.
Cheap cabin materials but performance-handling and roomy interior.