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2013 Honda Civic

$17,965 to $27,965
28 City - 36 Hwy

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Changes for the 2013 Honda Civic:

Just one year after a complete redesign, the 2013 Honda Civic gets new styling, stronger and safer structural elements, an upgraded interior with more soft-touch materials, additional standard equipment, new SmartVent side-impact airbags, and revised steering and suspension components.

Model Lineup:

The 2013 Honda Civic is offered as a 2-door coupe or 4-door sedan. Both are sold in LX, EX, EX-L, and sporty Si trim levels. Additionally, the Civic Sedan can be purchased in HF (High Fuel), Hybrid and Natural Gas trim levels.

Engines and Transmissions:

All 2013 Civic models except for the Si, Hybrid, and Natural Gas versions are equipped with a 140-horsepower, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine. The Civic LX comes standard with a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the EX, HF, and EX-L models get a standard 5-speed automatic transmission. Civic Natural Gas models have a version of the standard engine designed to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG), and it produces 110 horsepower. The 2013 Civic Si has a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine making 201 horsepower. A 6-speed manual gearbox is the only transmission for the Si model.

Civic Hybrid models pair a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric assist motor and a Lithium-ion battery pack. Combined, the hybrid powertrain makes 110 horsepower, fed to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Civic Hybrid is what is called a “mild hybrid,” meaning that unlike most hybrid cars on the market, it cannot operate solely on electricity from its battery pack at low to moderate speeds.

Fuel Economy Ratings:

According to the EPA, the 2013 Civic LX, EX, and EX-L models are rated to get 32 mpg* with the automatic transmission. The Civic LX with a manual transmission gets 31 mpg, as does the Civic Natural Gas using a gasoline gallon equivalent calculation**. The two most fuel-efficient models in the Civic lineup are the Civic HF at 33 mpg, and the Civic Hybrid at 44 mpg. The least fuel-efficient model is the performance-oriented Civic Si, which is rated to return 25 mpg.

* All mpg ratings expressed as the number for combined driving

** 2012 rating given.

Safety Ratings:

Thanks in part to its revised structure, the 2013 Honda Civic is named a “Top Safety Pick Plus” according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which gives the Civic its top rating of “Good” in the new small overlap frontal-impact test. As this model summary is written, the NHTSA has not performed crash tests on the 2013 Civic models.

Technology Highlights:

For the 2013 model year, Honda adds Bluetooth connectivity with music streaming capability, SMS text messaging capability, a USB port, an iPod connection, Pandora Internet radio, and a reversing camera as standard equipment on every Civic. Models with the optional navigation system get a multi-view reversing camera as a replacement for the standard unit. Honda plans to offer a Lane Departure Warning system and a Forward Collision Warning system for the Civic Hybrid.