Honda Civic Guide
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The current generation of the Civic has been earning top marks since it debuted three years ago. And over that span, there has been little in the way of competition when it comes to supplanting the Civic as the top option in its segment. Not only does it boast quality perfomance and fuel economy, but the Civic also has plenty of room for passengers, clever storage solutions and more cargo space than most competitors in any body style. Discover the ins and outs on used Honda Civics, available now in Carvana’s inventory.
Honda Civic Features
Spacious InteriorCompared to other sedans in its class, the Honda Civic offers an impressive amount interior space for its passengers. This is particularly true for riders in the back seat, where accommodations for space are top-notch thanks to the way the rear seats are mounted, providing quality thigh support for adults and significantly more legroom when compared to competitors such as the Chevy Cruze and Ford Focus.
Comfortable RideWidely known as a vehicle that provides a quality and comfortable ride on the open road, the Civic is a standout amongst similarly sized sedans due to precise, well-weighted steering and composed, responseive handling. The Civic also does well limiting road noise when traveling at freeway speeds.
Quality Fuel EconomyWith CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) - which is essentially a newer, more efficient automatic transmission that shifts seamlessly through a continuous range of gears - the fuel economy for virtually every model of the Civic (excluding the Hybrid, Natural Gas, and Si models) achieves an estimated 33 mpg combined (30 mpg city/39 mpg highway). This makes it one of the most fuel efficient, non-hybrid small cars you can buy.
Honda Civic Considerations
Sound System ControlsThough many of the controls inside the Civic's cabin are well-placed and easy to use, the Civic's audio controls have earned a reputation as being rather cumbersome and inconvenient. Setting your favorite radio station requires toggling back and forth between search and setting functions, and the lack of a tuning knob plus a clumsy touch-slide bar for volume only complicates the experience for the Civic's passengers.
Cargo Space in Hybrid ModelCompared to the 12.5 cubic feet of cargo room available in the sedan version of the Honda Civic, the hybrid model of the Civic only allows for 10.7 cubic feet of trunk space (or about two bags of golf clubs). For those interested in the natural gas Civic model, cargo capacity is reduced even more.
Back Seat Space in Coupe ModelAs roomy and comfortable as the Civic's back seat is in the sedan model, the coupe model has noticeably less legroom and headroom across the board. Coupe competitors such as the Elantra and Scion tC are considerably more accommodating to back seat passengers.
Honda Civic Reviews
4.7 OUT OF 5 (664 Reviews)