Shopping for a 2021 Honda Civic is both a practical undertaking and a fun one, thanks its excellent blend of thrift and athleticism. Available as either a compact sedan or hatchback, the latest Civic lives up to the nameplate’s reputation for thrifty fuel economy, modern technology, and classy comfort.

What’s New?

  • Both the coupe body style and Si trim have been dropped from the Civic lineup
  • A newly lighter Type R Limited Edition now features exclusive exterior paint, wheels, and tires

2021 Honda Civic Standout Features

  • Excellent blend of sporty performance and thrifty fuel economy
  • Balances sporty tuning with ride comfort
  • Long list of advanced safety aids and modern infotainment features
  • Spacious, high-quality cabin

Power & Performance

2021 Honda Civic on the Road

The 2021 Civic delivers a winning blend of power and efficiency, perfect for drivers who have lots of road trips and lengthy commutes on the agenda. And, with its sporty handling and sharp steering, the Civic is an absolute joy to drive. Better yet, Honda’s compact car balances sporty suspension tuning with ride comfort, adding to your on-road experience.

  • LX, Sport: 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (158 horsepower, 138 pound-feet of torque)
  • EX and up: turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (174 hp, 162 lb.-ft.)
  • Both engines mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT)


With its four-door sedan and hatchback body styles, the Civic appeals to a variety of personal tastes. Both models feature an angular front end, but it's the hatchback that gives off a sportier vibe. The Civic sedan appeals to classic sensibilities, drawing in drivers who want something both stylish and familiar.

Optional exterior features for the 2021 Honda Civic:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Gloss-black decklid spoiler
  • Center exhaust
  • Remote engine start
  • LED headlights
  • Foglights
  • Automatic windshield wipers
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Sunroof

2021 Honda Civic Colors:

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Rallye Red
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic
  • Molten Lava Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl


The 2021 Honda Civic interior puts a major emphasis on space. If you’re planning a road trip with your closest, adult-sized friends, no one will ever want for elbow or legroom. Seating is another high point, with plenty of support to keep you comfy for hours at a time.

Both the sedan and hatchback models are big on cargo space, with 15.1 cubic feet in the sedan and 25.7 cubes in the hatchback. The hatchback offers a bit more utility; fold down the rear seats to haul large items in 46.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

2021 Honda Civic Interior

Here are some of our favorite 2021 Civic interior features:

  • Automatic climate control
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Optional leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Optional dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Optional rear armrest and cupholders
  • Optional leather upholstery
  • Optional heated seats, front and rear

Safety, Security, and Technology

In government crash tests, both the sedan and hatchback versions of the 2021 Honda Civic earned perfect five-star ratings across the board. This generation of Civics was also named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

Every 2021 Civic comes standard with the Honda Sensing suite of safety aids. It includes a number of features designed to help you spot danger, such as forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. Adaptive cruise control is also included. This technology monitors traffic ahead, adjusting the Civic’s cruising speed to help maintain a safe distance.

Standard safety equipment:

  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane departure mitigation
  • Adaptive cruise control

Optional features:

  • Dynamic guidelines for the rearview camera
  • Blind-spot camera

The 2021 Civic’s tech roster is equally impressive. The infotainment system features a 7-inch touch screen, making it easy to navigate menu options with most of your attention on the road. We’re also fans of the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. This technology gives you safe access to apps, via voice control or touch-screen menus.

2021 Honda Civic Technology

Besides all the latest infotainment gear, the latest Civic was also designed to make your day go by smoothly. Timesavers—like remote engine start, navigation, and complete power accessories—are at your service.

Standard tech features:

  • USB port
  • 5-inch central display
  • Four-speaker audio system

Optional tech features:

  • Remote engine start
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • 7-inch touch-screen infotainment interface
  • Eight-speaker audio system
  • Extra USB charging port
  • Navigation system
  • 8- or 10-speaker audio system

2021 Honda Civic Trim Models

LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring

LX features:

The entry-level LX (starting at $21,050) gives you the best deal on a new 2021 Honda Civic. And it covers all the basics, keeping you comfy with a roomy cabin, supportive seating, and a height-adjustable driver’s seat. The LX is also home to basic tech features, including a USB port and a 5-inch central display screen. Finally, safety comes standard, with high-tech driver aids to help you navigate traffic.

  • Automatic climate control
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Four-speaker audio system
  • 5-inch central display screen
  • Single USB port
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane departure mitigation

Sport features:

While the LX offers all the on-road basics, the Sport has more appeal for tech-savvy drivers. For starters, the Sport adds excellent smartphone integration, with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an extra USB charging port. Thanks to its 7-inch touch screen, the upgraded infotainment system is quicker and easier to use. The Civic Sport is also a little snappier, with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift paddles to manually change gears.

  • Remote engine start
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Dynamic guidelines for the rearview camera
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering wheel-mounted shift paddles
  • 7-inch touch screen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • Extra USB charging port
  • 60/40-split folding rear seats
  • Gloss black decklid spoiler
  • Foglights
  • Center exhaust
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

EX features:

The EX trim level takes all of the Sport upgrades and adds extra comforts, like heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control. And the EX is also flashier, with a sunroof and 17-inch alloy wheels. Finally, it’s savvier; this Civic helps you get around safely, increasing visibility with a blind-spot camera and heated mirrors.

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Rear armrest and cupholders
  • Blind-spot camera
  • Rear armrest and cupholders
  • Sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Turbocharged engine
  • 17-inch alloy wheels

Touring features:

Choose the top-trim Civic Touring for the most luxurious experience. This model adds to the EX-L’s upscale lineup with even more luxury, from heated rear seats to a 10-speaker audio system.

  • Steering wheel-mounted shift paddles
  • Heated rear seats
  • Power-adjustable passenger seat
  • 10-speaker audio system
  • Navigation system
  • Automatic windshield wipers
  • Chrome exterior accents
  • LED headlights
  • 18-inch wheels

EX-L features:

With the EX-L, drivers enjoy coveted leather upholstery, the mainstay of this trim level. The EX-L also adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a nice touch for anyone who does a lot of nighttime driving.

  • Leather upholstery
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Honda Civic Packages

Honda Sensing (standard on all models):

  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Road departure mitigation
  • Adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow
  • Lane keeping assist

All-Season Pro-Pack (LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring):

  • All-Season Floor Mats
  • Splash Guard Set
  • Trunk Tray

All-Season Pro-Pack II (LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring):

  • All-Season Floor Mats
  • Wheel Locks
  • Trunk Tray

Blue Interior Illumination Kit (LX, EX and EX-L):

  • Blue Illuminated Door Sill Trim
  • Special armrest
  • Blue armrest illumination
  • Blue console illumination

Red Interior Illumination Kit (Sport and Touring):

  • Red illuminated door sill trim
  • Special armrest
  • Red armrest illumination
  • Red console illumination

Fashion Accent with Wheels (Sport and Touring)

  • Grille Accent
  • Colored interior panel trim
  • 18-Inch Black Alloy Wheels
  • Colored 18-Inch Wheel Decal
  • Available in Black, Blue, Green, and Red

Protection Package (LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring):

  • Wheel Lock Nut
  • Splash Guard Set
  • Trunk Tray

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System (Touring):

  • HD Digital Traffic
  • 3D renderings of terrain and buildings
  • Predictive local search
  • Lane guidance split screen for road signs and exits
  • Simplified voice recognition
  • Free map updates for 5 years

Honda Warranty Coverage

Every 2021 Honda Civic comes with the same excellent warranty coverage, giving you years of security and general peace of mind. Should anything go wrong, warranty coverage is there to help you get back on the road again.

  • Basic warranty coverage for 36 months or 36,000 miles
  • Limited powertrain warranty coverage for 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Roadside assistance for 3 years or 36,000 miles

What Comes Next for the Honda Civic?

The 11th-generation Honda Civic is on its way, set to debut for the 2022 model year! Honda has already revealed the upcoming Civic prototype, which features sleek, minimalist exterior design and longer list of standard features. The new Civic will also introduce all-new features, including a 9-inch touch-screen infotainment interface, wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features, and a revamped digital gauge cluster.

Shoppers can check out the all-new Civic sedan late next spring, with the hatchback, Type R, and Si models following on its tail.