2013 Honda Civic

MSRP $18,165 - $27,965

Ranked #6 in Sedan

7.7

Overall Rating

Write a Review

2013 Honda Civic Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 6, 2021

Nathan Dyer's image
Nathan Dyer 

Senior Editor


The Honda Civic received a redesign in 2012 which was really appreciated by the masses. However, the name Civic has been a reliable piece of machinery for years and this iteration holds to its high reputation. Moreover, it is one of the most celebrated Hondas to date and it still continues to do so. It also comes with sprightly engines on offer and the new Civic is even more engaging to drive.

See detailed review »

Pros

Well-equipped interior

Decent mileage

Options in powertrains

Comfortable ride

Cons

Braking performance could use some improvement

Comparatively less cargo space in the trunk

Unnecessarily complex dashboard design

What's New?

All Civics now come with a rearview camera, a USB charging port, and air conditioning as standard 

Another major change in the sedan is its styling, its exterior styling has been revised

The interior quality has also been significantly improved 

The base model for the previous year which was the DX is no longer available.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$18165

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

110 cu.in.

horsepower

140 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

128 lb.-ft. @ 4300 rpm

transmission

5 speed manual w/OD

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

105.1 in.

length

179.4 in.

width

69 in.

height

56.5 in.

curb weight

2740 lbs.

ground clearance

6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

94.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

12.5 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

28/32/36 mpg

highway range

475.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

LX$18,165 onwards

HF$19,765 onwards

EX$20,815 onwards

EX-L$22,265 onwards

Base$26,465 onwards

Colors and Styles

2013 Honda Civic in Alloy Silver Metallic color
Alloy Silver Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Pricing and Features

9.9

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

6.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan comes in 5 trim levels which are LX, HF, EX, EX-L, and Si. The Si is the performance-oriented variant of the lineup and it will be reviewed separately. Moreover, it is available in coupe body style too. The 2013 Civic enters the compact sedan segment with a base price of $18,165. It rivals the likes of Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, and Mazda 3.


9.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2013 Honda Civic Features

The base model DX has been replaced by the LX. It is priced at $18,165. The LX model will be equipped with 15-inch wheels, a 5-inch central display screen, iPod/USB audio interface, Pandora radio functionality, Bluetooth connectivity, CD player, cruise control, air conditioning, 4-speaker audio system, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, etc. The HF is the next trim inline which carries a price tag of $19,765. The HF is a fuel-efficient version of the Civic. It gets all the standard features available on the LX and adds features like low-rolling-resistance tires, aerodynamic cast-aluminum wheels, underbody panels, and a rear spoiler. 

The EX upgrades a few existing features on the LX. It is priced at $20,815 and is equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, rear disc brakes, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, a 6-speaker audio system, etc. The EX-L is pretty much the same as the EX but it adds some desirable features like fog lights, heated side-view mirrors, leather upholstery, automatic headlights, and heated front seats. This trim would cost you $22,265.Coming to the top-tier and the sporty-looking trim, Si. 

The Si costs $22,715 which is just around $4,500 more expensive than the base trim LX. For that price, you’ll get 17-inch wheels, a bigger and more powerful engine, a sport-tuned suspension, limited slip-differential, etc. The interior resembles the EX model but the Si unlocks a few features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an aluminum shift knob, front sport seats, and rear backlit gauges.

Trim

LX

HF

EX

EX-L

MSRP

$18,165

$19,765

$20,815

$22,265

Key Features

15-inch wheels

In addition to the features standard on the LX;

In addition to the features standard on the HF;

In addition to the features standard on the EX;

 

4-speaker audio system

Aerodynamic cast-aluminum wheels

16-inch alloy wheels

Fog lights

 

Air conditioning

Rear spoiler

Sunroof

Heated side-view mirrors

 

Bluetooth connectivity

Low-rolling resistance tires

Rear disc brakes

Leather upholstery

 

CD player

 

60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks

Automatic headlights

 

Cruise control

   

Heated front seats

We Recommend

Although the most soul-engaging ride is offered by the performance-focused Si trim, we prefer the more composed EX-L. It adds a few desirable features to that of the EX trim at a price difference of under $2,000. This deal excited us the most and would also be our recommendation for you and you won't regret it after buying one.

2013 Honda Civic Engine and Performance

9.0/10

A variety of options are available in terms of the powertrain on the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan. The standard engine is a 1.8L Inline-4 engine that generates 140 hp at 6500 RPM and a max torque output of 128 lb-ft at 4300 RPM. The top-tier Si trim gets a bigger and more powerful 2.4L Inline-4 engine. This engine puts out 201 hp at 7000 RPM and has a peak torque of 170 lb-ft at 4400 RPM. The transmission options on the Civic are a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic transmission. However, the Si trim is available only in a manual gearbox and the HF and the EX trims get an automatic gearbox as standard. The power is sent only to the front wheels.

 The 2013 Honda Civic has also received some changes in its suspension. It is now equipped with firmer springs, a stiffer anti-roll bar, the bushing is much quieter and it also has a quicker steering ratio. The driving experience of the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan is regarded as one of the best. It is better than most of its rivals and with the new improvements and upgrades, it is better than ever. The preferred transmission is the automatic one which not only gives better fuel economy but is smooth in its shifting as well. 

Models

2013 Honda Civic Sedan

2013 Toyota Corolla

2013 Hyundai Elantra

2013 Mazda3

MSRP

$18,165

$16,230

$16,695

$16,700

Engine 

1.8L Inline-4

1.8L Inline-4

1.8L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

5-speed manual w/OD

5-speed manual w/OD

6-speed manual

5-speed manual w/OD

Power 

140 hp @ 6500 RPM

132 hp @ 6000 RPM

148 hp @ 6500 RPM

148 hp @ 6500 RPM

Torque

128 lb-ft @ 4300 RPM

128 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM

131 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM

135 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM

0-60 MPH (sec)

10.1

10.1

9.7

8.7

Quarter mile (sec)

16.9

17.0

17.2

16.8

Top Speed (MPH)

130

115

116

131

The 1.8L engine of the 2013 Honda Civic seems a bit underpowered and that is seen when its 0-60 timings are compared to its rivals. It gets beat by all of its rivals. However, the 2.4L engine fitted in the Si trim is faster and frolic which is a solid improvement. The 2013 Mazda3 is the most powerful of the lot both on paper and on-road putting out 148 hp and 135 lb-ft of torque

2013 Honda Civic Fuel Economy

6.0/10

Due to the fact that the 2013 Honda Civic offers different powertrain combinations, a variety of fuel economies are achieved. The figures mentioned in the table below are for the 1.8L engine with the 5-speed manual gearbox. For the same engine with the automatic transmission, the numbers get slightly better. They are; 28/39/32 (city/highway/combined) respectively. The most economical Civic is the HF trim which gives a fuel economy of 29/41/33MPG (city/highway/combined) respectively. 

Models

2013 Honda Civic Sedan

2013 Toyota Corolla

2013 Hyundai Elantra

2013 Mazda3

MPG (City)

28

27

28

25

MPG (Highway)

36

34

38

33

MPG (Combined)

31

30

32

28

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

13.2

13.2

12.8

14.5

Range (City/ Highway) (miles)

369.6/475.2

356.4/448.8

358.4/486.4

362.5/478.5

As far as the fuel tank capacity is concerned, the 2013 Mazda3 has the biggest capacity of the lot. It can contain up to 14.5 gallons of fuel but the combined range of all 4 cars mentioned above is very similar. Owing to its power orientation, Mazda 3 suffers in the fuel economy section a bit. The Hyundai Elantra on the other hand delivers impressive fuel efficiency figures of 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.

2013 Honda Civic Interior

7.0/10

For 2013 MY, the Honda Civic gets some necessary interior upgrades. The hard plastic with an unpleasant texture has been replaced by much nicer soft-touch plastic materials. The dashboard design is a bit awkward and will take some time to get used to. It involves a two-tier display and a complex layout of knobs, gauges, and buttons while the passenger side remains plain and bland.

The seats are comfortable and the material used is of high quality especially the leather upholstery fitted in the EX-L and Si trims. Both the front and rear seats have lots of space in terms of headroom, shoulder room, and legroom. However, we would have liked more headroom in the rear row of seats. Some more upgrades that the new civic has received are stiffer front and rear anti-roll bars with new bushings and some technological additions for better ride quality and comfort. The interior features a big list of amenities. 

Models

2013 Honda Civic Sedan

2013 Toyota Corolla

2013 Hyundai Elantra

2013 Mazda3

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.0/56.6/42.0

38.8/54.8/41.7

40.0/55.9/43.6

38.9/54.9/42.0

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.1/53.3/36.2

37.2/54.7/36.3

37.1/54.8/33.1

37.5/54.0/36.2

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

12.5

12.3

14.8

11.8

The 2013 Mazda3 offers the best numbers as far as interior dimensions are concerned. However, it lacks cargo space. The car with the most impressive cargo space in its trunk is the 2013 Hyundai Elantra which measures 14.8 cubic feet. The Toyota Corolla takes a sweet spot in terms of cargo space measuring 12.3 cubic feet.Some of the standout interior features are listed below

  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery (EX-L and Si)
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Aluminum/leather shift knob

How intuitive is the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan’s infotainment unit?

The basic infotainment system of the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan is a 5-inch Multi-information display (i-MID). The screen itself is fitted high on the dashboard so that the driver can see it comfortably without taking their eyes off the road. An optional navigation system is also available which is comparatively more complicated. This system is paired to a 4-speaker audio system in the lower trims which get upgraded to a 6-speaker audio system in the higher trims.  Standout infotainment features include

  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD player
  • 4-speaker or 6-speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)

2013 Honda Civic Exterior

8.0/10

It’s just been a year that the Civic received a new look altogether. The design was not exactly appreciated by the American buyers as the looks aren’t sporty enough. The front profile of the car comprises a sloping hood, a semi-circular shaped grille with chrome headlights, sporty-looking automatic headlights, and fog lights (EX-L and Si). The side profile is characterized by styling 15 or 17-inch wheels (depending on the trim), heated, power, and body-colored side view mirror, a distinctively low ground clearance of 5.3 inches, power tilt moonroof (optional), etc. 

Body lines passing through the door handles give it a sporty flair which the overall look lacks. The rear end of the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan is probably the most attractive and the most sporty-looking profile of the car. It is emphasized by curvy body lines that meet into the rear bumper, stylish taillights, and chrome strips. To add more to the persona, a rear decklid spoiler is also present.

Models

2013 Honda Civic Sedan

2013 Toyota Corolla

2013 Hyundai Elantra

2013 Mazda3

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2740

2734

2661

2866

Length (in.)

179.4

180.0

178.3

180.9

Width (in.)

69.0

69.4

69.9

69.1

Height (in.)

56.5

57.7

56.5

57.9

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.3

5.8

5.5

4.7

Wheelbase (in.)

105.1

102.4

106.3

103.9

The external dimensions of the cars mentioned above are pretty similar. The 2013 Mazda3 sits lowest with just 4.7-inch ground clearance and is also the heaviest among all the cars by a small margin. Moreover, other cars in the segment like the 2013 Hyundai Elantra and the 2013 Mazda3 have a much sportier look. Some Standout and optional exterior features are listed below:

  • 17-inch wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Multi-reflector Auto On/Off halogen headlights
  • heated power side-view mirrors
  • Power tilt moonroof (optional)
  • Rear decklid spoiler

2013 Honda Civic Safety

9.0/10

The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan has one of the best performances when it comes to crash tests. The NHTSA has awarded it a perfect 5-star rating whereas the IIHS has named it as a “Top Safety Pick+” which is the highest possible honor that a car can receive. The Civic also boasts abundant safety and driver features which help it attain this stature. Standout safety features in the Honda Civic are:

  • Electronic stability control
  • Traction control
  • ACE II Body structure
  • Brake assist
  • A multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines

2013 Honda Civic Final Verdict

Although the exterior styling of the Honda Civic is not the best, it offers a better overall package than most of the compact sedans in the market. It has outstanding safety performance, it is versatile in powertrain options, it has good fuel economy and even the interior is now a much better place to be. Honda has really excelled this year to give the Civic a much-needed upgrade. If you’re looking for a small compact sedan, then the 2013 Civic Sedan should definitely be on your test-drive list.

Similar Cars

2013 Chevrolet Malibu
2013 Chevrolet Malibu

MSRP: $21,995- $29,700

7.6/10
2013 Subaru Impreza
2013 Subaru Impreza

MSRP: $17,895- $21,995

7.8/10
2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion

MSRP: $21,900- $32,200

7.3/10
2013 Ford Focus
2013 Ford Focus

MSRP: $16,200- $23,200

8.1/10
2013 Dodge Dart
2013 Dodge Dart

MSRP: $15,995- $19,995

7.7/10
2013 Mazda 3
2013 Mazda 3

MSRP: $16,700- $25,150

7.8/10
2013 Volkswagen Jetta
2013 Volkswagen Jetta

MSRP: $15,545- $25,250

7.5/10
2013 Nissan Versa
2013 Nissan Versa

MSRP: $11,990- $16,890

8.0/10
2013 Nissan Sentra
2013 Nissan Sentra

MSRP: $15,990- $19,590

7.7/10
2013 Nissan Altima
2013 Nissan Altima

MSRP: $21,760- $30,560

7.5/10