New and Used Honda Civic: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs

What kind of vehicle is the 2024 Honda Civic? What does it compare to?

The 2024 Honda Civic is a compact car that can be had in sedan or hatchback body styles. It comes in performance variants or a new hybrid model, and it compares to other versatile compacts such as the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, and Mazda 3. 

Is the 2024 Honda Civic a good car?

Tried and true, the Honda Civic keeps getting bigger and it keeps getting better, especially now that it’s a hybrid. We’ll report back on the 2024 model once specs are finalized and we test it late this year. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

What’s new for the 2024 Honda Civic?

The big news for the 2024 Honda Civic is the arrival of a hybrid powertrain that’s related to the redesigned Honda Accord. Honda has not disclosed other changes yet but we’ll update this preview accordingly. 

The Civic was redesigned in 2022 to be longer, cleaner, and more modern. Balanced proportions, smooth sides, a long nose, and smart ends that don’t try too hard to stick out make it one of the more attractive compact sedans on the market, never betraying its budget car status. The Civic Si sports flashier colors, a rear spoiler, and slightly different bumpers with a rear one that shows off dual exhaust pipes. The Civic hatchback carries some of the fanboy enthusiasm into its design, mostly due to its stubbed tail and shorter length by 4.3 inches. The Civic’s rally aspirations are most pronounced in the Type R hot hatch with its giant rear wing lording over three center exhaust pipes. 

Inside, Honda dresses up the Civic by toning it down. The clean dash sports a honeycomb metallic pattern that hides the vents, and metallic accents on switches give it some pop from an otherwise monochromatic finish. A 7.0-inch or available 9.0-inch touchscreen emerges from the dash like an add-on, but at least there are volume and tuning knobs. The console fits cupholders, drive modes, and a mechanical gear selector of the automatic or manual kind. 

The automatic selector connects to a continuously variable transmission in the base model. It pairs to an easily winded 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. A 1.5-liter turbo-4 on EX and Touring trims adds some pop at 180 hp and 177 lb-ft, same as in the hatchback’s EX-L and Sport Touring trims. An optional 6-speed manual gives the Civic much more character in Sport and Sport Touring trims of the hatchback, as well as in the Civic Si, where the manual is standard.  

The Civic Si can only be had as a sedan, however. Its turbo-4 makes 200 hp and 192 lb-ft, and its performance pleases even if it doesn’t punch too much. The top of the performance lineup once again belongs to the Civic Type R that uses a 2.0-liter turbo-4 tuned to 315 hp and 310 lb-ft, with a 0-60 mph time in the low five-second range. 

All Civics handle well for front-wheel-drive-only cars, and they come with steering that transcends the budget car class. It’s fun to drive, and seems to enjoy being challenged on twisties and corners. 

2024 Honda Civic Hybrid

The big and perhaps overdue addition for 2024 is the Civic Hybrid. It effectively replaces the discontinued Honda Insight in a more attractive package, and adopts a hybrid system similar to the new Accord that was redesigned for greater efficiency and lower emissions. Honda’s path to a lineup of electric vehicles travels over a hybrid bridge, with hybrid versions of the 2023 Honda CR-V crossover and Honda Accord mid-size sedan expected to account for more than half of the respective sales volumes. 

Honda hasn’t disclosed specs, but the two-motor hybrid system in the Accord pairs with a 2.0-liter engine to make 204 hp and 247 lb-ft. It runs in electric mode under light throttle, and we praised it for its smooth balance and quiet operation between electric and gas modes. The Accord and presumably the Civic have paddle shifters that enable six levels of regenerative braking, with the highest setting nearly getting it to a full stop. 

The Civic will aim to dethrone the 50-mpg combined rating on the Toyota Corolla Hybrid and most versions of the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid. 

How much does the 2024 Honda Civic cost?

We won’t know until late this year, but expect all but the hybrid models to follow the 2023 pricing structure. The base Civic LX hatchback costs around $25,000 and comes with a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a suite of driver-assist tech that includes automatic emergency braking, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams. The Civic Sport starts the sedan bidding at $1,000 more. 

The turbo-4 in EX sedans and EX-L hatchbacks cost about $27,000 and $28,500 and come with heated front seats, a sunroof, blind-spot monitors, a better sound system, and in the hatchback, leather upholstery. The top Sport Touring hatch runs about $32,000 and has a 9.0-inch touchscreen, Bose audio, wireless smartphone connectivity, and a wireless charger. The Touring sedan costs about $31,000 and swaps in leather upholstery. The Civic Si sedan costs less than $30,000, and the Type R hot hatch costs about $44,000.

The 2023 Accord Hybrid costs about $2,500 more than a similarly equipped gas model, and we expect that upcharge to follow for the 2024 Civic. 

Where is the 2024 Honda Civic made?

Mainly in Greensburg, Indiana.

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