The new 2023 Honda Civic will continue the Civic’s tradition of offering solid standard fare at an affordable price. This model is likely to feature a new Sport trim level instead of the base LX. The sport version is more expensive than the base model, but is likely to retain its loyal fan base.
The new Civic has a sporty look and is more refined than previous generations. The sleek, open cockpit design makes the cabin feel airy and spacious. It also comes with a touchscreen infotainment system. It also features a large windshield and sharp corners that reduce blind spots. Its heated front and rear seats are standard, and the steering wheel is wrapped in leather.
The new Civic Type R also has a manual transmission with a lighter flywheel and improved downshift rev-matching. Other features include a 9-inch touchscreen and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The vehicle also has Honda Sensing safety tech, which includes front and rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.
The new Civic will also come with a new Sport trim. The Sport trim costs $800 more than the base LX. The base Civic LX hatchback costs $24,645 while the hatchback Civic Sport hatchback starts at $26,545! Both sedan and hatchback versions will offer a more advanced level of equipment for less money than their predecessors.
The new Civic Type R will include Honda Sensing, a suite of advanced driver-assist systems. The new Civic will also feature an adaptive cruise control button on the steering wheel. The technology also includes forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and lane-centering assistance. The Type R is also likely to come with blind-spot and rear-cross traffic warning systems.
The 2023 Honda Civic will be available with a variety of engine options. The base 2.0-liter four-cylinder will make 158 horsepower. The EX and Touring trims will come with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder. While the Si trim is available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, it will retain its tri-tip exhaust setup.
The Civic Type R is more expensive than the standard Civic, so Honda might be taking advantage of the frequent dealer markups. However, it’s a great value for the money. It’s a car you’ll be happy to have in your driveway. It’s also fuel-efficient and easy on the pocketbook.
As far as power is concerned, the Type R’s power output is solid, and is similar to its predecessor. The car has excellent low-end torque and just the right amount of top-end power. However, it seems to run out of steam just before hitting the redline. Its peak power is reached at around 6,500 RPM and then drops off as the needle approaches the redline.
As far as fuel economy goes, the mid-range EX version of the new Civic earns 33 mpg city and 42 mpg highway. The vehicle is also efficient in the combined fuel economy route. Its hatchback counterparts are slightly less aerodynamic, but still have an average of 34 mpg on the highway.