2014 Honda Civic

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As always Honda marks upgrades in equipment with a different model designations resulting in a vast selection of models and trim levels to choose from.

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The Honda Civic sees a number of welcome changes for the new year. Not only do all models receive an upgraded interior but coupes get a freshened exterior. The LX and Si’s get MacPherson front struts and a multi-link rear suspension that deliver a sportier, firmer ride while other various upgrades include push-button start, a larger touchscreen display and a blind-spot monitoring system.

As always Honda marks upgrades in equipment with a different model designations resulting in a vast selection of models and trim levels to choose from. The Hybrid, HF, and Natural Gas models list of standard features are similar to that of the LX sedan depending on chosen trim level within that models category.

The standard Civic and Si are also offered in sedan and coupe body styles. From there each model is further broken down into subtrims- LX, EX, EX-L and EX-L Navi. Prices for the standard Civic sedan start at $18,390. For a fully loaded Civic EX-L Navi you can expect to pay just over $24,000.

Standard features on the entry level LX Civic include 15-inch steel wheels, cruise control, full power accessories, a fold-down rear seat back, rearview camera guidelines, Bluetooth®, a 5-inch audio display and a four speaker sound system with an iPod®/USB interface and an auxiliary audio jack. The LX Coupe includes a 6-speaker sound system.

EX models get 16-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, auto on/off head lamps, push-button start, automatic climate control, a passenger side LaneWatch™ camera system, a rearview camera, a 60/40 split folding rear seat and a 6-speaker sound system with a 7-inch color touchscreen. The EX Coupe gets a 7-speaker sound system.

Steeping up to the EX-L model will add 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, heated power mirrors, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats and an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat.  The EX-L Navi adds a navigation system with voice recognition and steering wheel-mounted controls, HD radio and XM radio.

The standard engine of choice is a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It delivers 143 horsepower and achieves an estimated 28 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. A CVT (continuously variable transmission) is available on the LX sedan and standard on EX sedan models and up. On coupes, the manual can also be had on EX models. When equipped with the CVT, the Civic returns an estimated 30 mpg city and 39 mpg highway.

2014 Honda Civic

Standard safety features across the board include 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system, frontal air bags and front and side-curtain airbags. The Civic also includes standard Vehicle Stability Assist™ which helps sense oversteer and understeer and adjusts brake pressure at each wheel and/or engine power in order to help restore control of the vehicle. Its unique body structure also utilizes a network of connected structural elements that distribute frontal crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle in the event of a frontal collision.

Information on the features, engine and mileage of the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid, HF and Natural Gas is coming soon so stay tuned!

 Plenty of models to choose from, reliable, decent fuel economy, spacious and comfortable interior

 Bland exterior styling, non-Si variants could use more power, button heavy dash

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Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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