The legendary compact car has been around for almost five years in the current generation and we expect it will remain for a couple of more. Moreover, the recent facelift also indicates that we probably won’t see bigger changes for the 2021 Honda Civic, which is expected to be a typical carryover. That’s not a bad thing, not at all. We are talking about one of the best models in the class, which has a lot of amazing things to offer.
As you used from Honda models, there is an impressive range of engines in the offer. Also, the current generation also sports one of the nicest cabins in the class. Furthermore, the cabin is spacious, while the cargo volume is among the biggest in the class, no matter if you choose hatchback or sedan version. Finally, count on a long list of standard equipment, including an impressive number of safety systems. We expect to see the 2021 Honda Civic sometime late in the year.
2021 Honda Civic Redesign
In terms of design characteristics, we are still talking about the same vehicle that has been introduced in 2016. Of course, the recent update has brought a couple of novelties in terms of the styling, particularly at the front. We saw some tweaks in areas like headlights, grille, bumpers etc. However, the styling has remained essentially the same. We are still talking about a pretty controversial aesthetical approach, which is definitely the biggest dividing point for most customers. On the other side, the thing that is certain is that all drivers may count on an engaging but yet comfortable drive. This model features some of the best driving characteristics in the class and there is no doubt things will remain the same for the next year. We may see a couple of new color options in the offer, but the rest of the car will certainly remain the same.
We can’t say anything different for the interior design. The 2021 Honda Civic will carry on with the updates that have been made last year. We saw some small tweaks on the center stack, in the form of new, physical volume and climate knobs. This makes everything more convenient and easier to use, while the overall dashboard design has remained the same. That’s definitely a great thing, as we are talking about one of the nicest cabins in the class. Materials are great, while aesthetics are pretty conventional, so it’s hard not to like this interior.
At the same time, the cabin is very spacious. Both rows are generous in legroom and overall space. So, adults can enjoy a comfortable ride in the second row as well. When it comes to the cargo volume, the exact numbers depend on the body style you pick. Still, there is plenty of room in both cases. The hatchback offers around 25 cubic feet behind the second row, while the sedan is good for 15.
Novelties in this aspect are always possible, but we don’t expect too many of them. The current model comes standard with things like a 5-inch display, a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, and a USB port. In higher trim levels, you may count on goodies like a 7-inch touch screen is available, as are Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a navigation system, an eight, 10, or 12-speaker stereo, wireless phone charging, an additional USB port, satellite radio, HD Radio and many more.
When it comes to safety features, every model comes standard with a rearview camera, automatic high-beam headlights, forward collision warning, a collision mitigation braking system, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and road departure mitigation.
2021 Honda Civic Engines
The engine choice is pretty amazing in this model. It starts with a familiar 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder unit, which puts out around 158 horsepower. The rest of the lineup comes with a turbocharger. The first one is a 1.5-liter turbo-four, which delivers either 174 or 180 horsepower, depending on the transmission choice. In the Si trim level, this engine is tuned up to around 205 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque and delivers notably better performances.
Of course, there is also the amazing hi-performance Type R version, which comes equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
When it comes to the transmission choice, you may count on either manual or CVT gearbox, or both in the offer, depending on the engine choice. If you’re looking for great mpg ratings, the CVT is an obvious choice, as it returns up to 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
2021 Honda Civic Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2021 Honda Civic sometime late in the year. The price shouldn’t change drastically, so base models should go slightly under 20.000 dollars.