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2018 Honda Civic

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2018 LX 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $18,940
2018 LX 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $19,350
2018 LX 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $20,150
2018 LX-P 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $21,150
2018 EX 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $21,340
2018 EX-T 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $21,700
2018 Sport 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $21,750
2018 EX-T 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $21,800
2018 EX 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $23,250
2018 EX-L 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $23,725
2018 EX-L 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $24,000
2018 Si 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $24,100
2018 Si 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $24,100
2018 EX-L w/Navi 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $25,750
2018 Touring 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $26,425
2018 Touring 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $26,800
2018 Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $28,750
2018 Type R Touring 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $34,700
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Honda's overachieving Civic continues to impress with its gutsy performance, high efficiency, and class-leading interior room. The 2018 Honda Civic is also one of the most customizable cars in its class, offering buyers a choice of three body styles and four engines.

What's New for 2018

Aside from minor equipment revisions, the 2018 Civic is unchanged.

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Choosing Your Honda Civic

Available as a sedan, coupe, or four-door hatchback, the Civic starts out with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is optional. With the CVT, the sedan and coupe are EPA-rated at 34 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving. The hatchback receives a rating of 33 mpg combined. Estimates are two mpg lower with the manual transmission.

Next up is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that supplies 174 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. The six-speed manual remains standard, but the CVT again offers slightly higher EPA numbers: 36 mpg combined for the sedan, 35 mpg for the coupe, and 32 mpg for the hatchback.

A high-output version of the 1.5-liter generates 205 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. The hotter engine is exclusive to the Si trim (sedan and coupe), and comes with the six-speed manual only. Despite the increase in power, efficiency is commendable at 32 mpg combined.

At the top of the Civic roster, the manual-only Type R packs a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 306 hp and 285 lb-ft of torque. The Type R comes in hatchback form only, and earns an EPA rating of 25 mpg combined.

All versions of the Civic are roomy for this class, although rear headroom isn't a strong point in the coupe and hatchback. At 15.1 cubic feet, the sedan's trunk surpasses some family cars. The hatchback offers 46.2 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seat folded, about the same as the smallest crossovers.

The Civic lineup is spread across no less than nine trim levels:

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The LX sedan, which starts at $19,730 (all prices include the $890 destination charge), and LX coupe ($20,140) carry the 2.0-liter engine, while the LX hatchback ($20,94) gets the 1.5-liter turbo. All models come standard with automatic climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio, and a four-speaker sound system. The CVT is an $800 option on all body styles. The Honda Sensing suite of safety technology is available on the CVT-equipped sedan and hatchback for $1,000. The bundle includes adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation, and automatic emergency braking. Buyers can swap out the standard 16-inch wheels with 17-inchers for about $1,700.

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Available as a coupe only for $21,940, the LX-P builds on the LX and gains the CVT as standard, a sunroof, keyless ignition, and remote start. The downside? Honda Sensing is not available.

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The 2018 Honda Civic Sport, a performance-flavored version of the hatchback, starts at $22,540 and gets a few more hp from the 1.5-liter turbo (180 total), plus 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, and an aerodynamic body kit. The interior picks up a rear center armrest with cupholders and leather trim for the steering wheel and shift knob. The CVT remains optional, but Honda Sensing is not offered.

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The mid-level trim for the sedan ($22,130) and hatchback ($24,040), the EX gains a bundle of desirable features, like a sunroof, heated mirrors, keyless ignition, remote start, rearview camera guidelines, and Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot monitoring system. The eight-speaker infotainment setup features satellite radio, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, and Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility. The hatchback also gets dual-zone climate control. The EX sedan retains the 2.0-liter engine, while the hatchback continues with the 1.5-liter turbo, both paired with the CVT. Honda Sensing is the only major option.

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The EX-T is the entry point for the 1.5-liter turbo in the sedan ($22,490) and coupe ($22,590). The CVT adds $800. The EX-T builds on the EX with extras like heated front seats, fog lights, dual-zone climate control, and 17-inch wheels. The coupe gains a 10-speaker sound system. Honda Sensing is not available, but reappears at the next trim level.

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Prices for the EX-L start at $24,790 for the sedan, $24,515 for the coupe, and $26,540 for the hatchback. All three body styles add leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a power driver seat, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The CVT is standard across the board. In addition, the EX-L hatchback gets a navigation system, which is also available on the sedan for $1,000 extra. Honda Sensing ($1,000) is an option for the sedan only.

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The Civic Touring combines all the features available on the lower trims, including the 1.5-liter turbo with CVT, Honda Sensing, and navigation. Exclusive touches include automatic wipers, a power passenger seat, and LED headlights. The hatchback version, officially called the Civic Hatchback Sport Touring, also gets the regular Sport's aerodynamic styling tweaks and 18-inch wheels, plus 12 audio speakers (instead of 10). The sedan starts at $27,590, the coupe at $27,215, and the hatchback rings in at $29,540.

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The Si sedan and coupe, both priced from $24,990, come with the 205-hp version of the 1.5-liter turbo and six-speed manual transmission. Other performance goodies include an adaptive sport-tuned suspension, larger front brakes, a limited-slip differential, a unique spoiler, and 18-inch wheels. Comfort and convenience features are shared with the EX-T, which means buyers gets things like heated front seats and a 10-speaker sound system, but not leather or Honda Sensing. A set of summer performance tires ($200) is the only factory option.

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Type R

The Civic line's high-performance hatchback, the Type R, starts at $34,990 and is blessed with the 2.0-liter turbo engine and a slew of exclusive hardware. Buyers get a specially tuned adaptive suspension, Brembo brakes, a helical limited-slip differential, selectable driving modes, electric power steering, sueded sport seats, and 20-inch wheels. The six-speed manual is the only transmission offered. The body receives a hood scoop, a wing-type rear spoiler, and triple exhaust outlets. The Type R has a one-track mind, so features like Honda Sensing and heated seats aren't available. However, a 12-speaker infotainment system with navigation is standard.

CarsDirect Tip

Honda Sensing offers sophisticated safety technology at an economical price. It's available on all body styles, but not at every trim level. Unless you're going for the specialty Si or Type R, we wouldn't select a trim that didn't offer it.

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Expert Review

Expert Rating

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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The Honda Civic enters 2018 still firmly situated in its traditional place at the top of the compact-car class. Three years on from a well-received redesign it offers a multitude of attributes (and body and trim options) that are very hard to beat as a complete package.

Best Value

The Honda Civic is available in three body styles – sedan, two-door coupe, and four-door hatchback – and no fewer than eleven named trim levels distributed among those shapes. There are whole car companies that offer fewer model choices than the Civic lineup. (One of those trim levels, the hardcore speed-machine Type R, is enough of its own creation to be covered in a separate CarsDirect article).

The Civic generally follows the standard Honda LX-EX-Touring trim level progression, with a few variations per body style tucked into the mix: the EX-L sedan includes leather upholstery, for example, and the hatchback features Sport lines unavailable on its trunked sisters. The Si coupe and sedan stand apart from the ladder of mainstream offerings. Most options are either low-priced port- or dealer-installed details, like cargo bins and wheel locks, or overpriced dress packages for the Sport and Si models.

One of our few frustrations with Honda's trim and option setup is that the Honda Sensing safety suite - automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruse control, and other sensor-assisted safeguards - is only available with the continuously-variable transmission (an $800 option when not standard), depriving safety-minded drivers of the joys of Honda's excellent six-speed manual gearbox.

With that in mind, we still recommend Honda Sensing for most drivers and include it as part of the following configuration:

  • Model: 2018 Honda Civic EX-T Sedan
  • Engine: 1.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Output: 174 hp / 162 lb-ft
  • Transmission:Continuously-variable transmission (CVT)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
  • MPG: 32 City/ 42 Hwy
  • Options: Continuously variable transmission ($800), Honda Sensing ($1,000, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control)
  • Base Price: $22,490 (including $890 destination charge)
  • Best Value Price:$24,290


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The base 2.0-liter engine is good; the turbocharged 1.5-liter motor is better. Although either powerplant is well-mannered and responsive, the turbo's all-around power and usability – with no efficiency penalty – justify the extra cost. Honda's CVT is better than average, but if you're willing to be mindful and exercise your left foot the six-speed manual transmission is a delight to use. Regardless of engine or transmission choice, fuel economy is excellent; most mileage estimates across the range are in the thirties around town and over 40 mpg on the highway.

Handling in everyday driving is typical Honda, a bit more direct and focused than most competitors without being edgy. The surprise is ride quality, which is uncannily good for a small car. Credit goes to both careful calibration and trick fluid-filled bushings on more upscale models.

The Civic Si sedan and coupe shift all this to another level. An increase in turbocharger boost pushes enough air through the smallish 1.5-liter motor to produce a maximum of 205 horsepower. The manual transmission is mandatory and a limited-slip differential helps get that power to the road. The Si's suspension tuning is the highlight, giving the car an agile feel missing from many costly, heavy sports sedans.

Drawbacks? There aren't a lot. Steering feedback isn't great on the non-Si models, and the 2.0-liter sounds wheezy under hard throttle, even though the performance is fine. And that's about is – the Civic is arguably the best all-around car in its segment in terms of driving dynamics.


The Civic's interior echoes that comfort-and-control chassis mindset with a startling amount of interior space - legroom in particular is worthy of a bigger car - backed by typically excellent Honda ergonomics. The designers have thankfully moved away from the science-fiction excesses of the recent past and (for the most part) back towards straightforward logic; yes, as with any feature-filled modern car there are plenty of controls, but they tend to be placed where expected and work without drawing attention away from the road.

On the outside, the Civic's 2015 redesign still looks fresh. The sheet metal wears a series of contemporary creases that don't overwhelm the basic shape, and the grille's unibrow - which seemed bold upon introduction - now resolves well with the rest of the design. The hatchback's styling is less polished, dominated by large air vents and multiple rear spoilers that play to a more aggro market segment; some will think it's rad, some will find it a touch immoderate.

The Best and Worst Things

Honda's tag line used to be "We make it simple." Their modern line could be "We make it feel simple." All the advanced technology packed into a Civic – variable-ratio steering, CVT, fluid-filled suspension bushings, safety sensors – works as intended without being feeling odd or overbearing, which cannot always be said about similar systems in much more expensive machines.

Gripes are few: The hatchback's proportions are attractive but the details can be excessive. Seating for three across in back can get a bit tight. The Si's chassis is sublime but its 205-horsepower motor is outgunned by bigger-engined rivals like the Volkswagen GTI and Ford Focus ST. And the virtual-slider touchscreen volume control for the sound system continues to be an ergonomic annoyance.

Right For? Wrong For?

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Young singles: The Civic is the star of the compact segment, promising the right-sized packaging, the smart, intuitive technology, and the reasonable pricing to appeal to today's newest, least attached buyers.

Um... no one? With so many trims, three body styles, and several performance varieties, the Civic is the rare car that could make any buyer in today's market happy.

The Bottom Line

Buyers looking for a moderately-sized car most likely have a visit to the local Honda dealer on their agendas for obvious reasons. Filtering personal preferences through the trim-level matrix may take some time and consideration, but regardless of body style or driveline the Civic remains an all-around excellent car.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 158 HP / 138 ft.lbs.
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 2-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
28 / 40 / 33 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 158 HP / 138 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
28 / 40 / 33 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
12.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
15.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
98 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
182.3 "
Exterior Width
70.8 "
Exterior Height
55.7 "
Front Headroom
39.3 "
Rear Headroom
37.1 "
Front Legroom
42.3 "
Rear Legroom
37.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,742 Lbs. / 2,751 Lbs. / 2,752 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Grille Moldings
With Chrome Bar
Rear Spoiler
Lip / Wing
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Full Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Collision Mitigation Braking System Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist System Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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