Refreshed for 2013, the Honda Civic Coupe is a compact car with seating for five. Potential drivers have the option of a standard 1.8-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine (140 hp) or the Si trim 2.4-liter i-VTEC engine (201 hp). The standard coupe is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission while the Si trim level upgrades to a 6-speed manual. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 22 mpg city to 39 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include 16-inch alloy wheels, steering wheel mounted controls, Bluetooth hands-free phone capabilities, satellite-linked navigation, 7-speaker audio system, USB audio interface, SMS text messaging, and rearview camera with guidelines. Safety is comprised of anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), multi-stage airbags, traction control system (TCS), vehicle stability assist (VSA), and tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The Civic Coupe is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
Following a full redesign for 2012, the 2013 Honda Civic receives yet another major overhaul. The Civic has been extensively redesigned appearance-wise, with a new, more fully realized evolution of the outgoing design. Also included are improved interior materials as well as more standard features, like a rear backup camera on all models. Increased sound deadening makes for a quieter ride, while a stiffer chassis and more responsive steering add to the Civic's handling dynamics. Overall, the new Civic is about two inches longer than its predecessor.
Sedan or coupe body styles; range of drivetrains; responsive driving feel; roomy interior; improved standard features
For decades, the Civic has offered one of the best compact-car picks for those who want to keep their ownership costs low and plan to keep their cars a long time. The Civic is also one of the roomiest small sedans, with even better ride comfort and interior refinement this year. Top models can still be appointed with the works--including a navigation system and full leather upholstery--making the Civic feel more like a compact luxury sedan than an affordable commuter.