2013 Honda Civic


Ranked #7 in Compact Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$18,165 - $27,965

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Key Spec of 2013 Honda Civic
fuel economy


fuel type

Regular Unleaded


140 hp @ 6500 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Well-equipped interior

Braking performance could use some improvement

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

Decent mileage

Comparatively less cargo space than competition

Exterior styling has been revised

Options in powertrains

Unnecessarily complex dashboard design

Interior quality has also been significantly improved 

Comfortable ride

DX is no longer available.

2013 Honda Civic Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 22, 2022

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The Honda Civic received a redesign in 2012 which was really appreciated by the masses. For this year though, the 2013 Honda Civic, yet again gets an updated exterior layout. The Civic's interior also gets an improved list of standard features, better material quality, and a quieter ride. Available in over 5 trim configurations, the price starts from an MSRP of $18,955 for the base 2013 Honda Civic LX trim and goes all the way up to $22,505 for the Honda Civic Si 2013.

2013 Honda Civic for Sale

The Honda Civic 2013 is available for sale across the country with the price starting at $18,955 including the $790 destination charge. Honda offers a low APR of 3.19% for well-qualified buyers and the monthly premium starts at $509 with a $1,500 down payment. Lease deals begin at $482/month for a period of 36 months and an annual mileage limit of 10,000 miles with $3,199 due at the time of signing. 

2013 Honda Civic Buying Advice

While the many budget buyers might seem inclined toward the 2012 Honda Civic, the upgraded features list, improved cabin, and the minor exterior facelift does make the 2013 model year Civic feel worth the additional investment. That said, if you do have a very restrictive budget, opting for the older Civic from last year shall save you money without much compromise. 

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To better suit the buyers' needs, Honda offers the 2013 Civic for sale in both a more efficient HF and a sportier Civic Si model. While the Civic HF matches up with the frugality of the Hyundai Elantra, the Civic Si offers the sporty appeal to compete better against the Mazda3 & Ford Focus. The Toyota Corolla is another popular compact sedan garnering large sales volumes, but none of the competition offers such great value to the buyers. 

Trim wise pricing breakdown

NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
4dr Sedan w/Navigation (1.8L 4cyl CNG 5A)$26516$279651 Listings
4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CNG 5A)$25095$264651 Listings
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Over All Rating


Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#7 in Compact Sedan

#11 in Sedan

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LX$18,165 onwards

  • 15-inch steel Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • A-Spec Sport Seats
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Front manual air conditioning
  • Parking assist
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Seek-Scan Radio

HF$19,765 onwards

  • 15-inch silver aluminum Wheels

EX$20,815 onwards

  • 16-inch machined aluminum Wheels
  • Front automatic air conditioning
  • Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof

EX-L$22,265 onwards

  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Front passengers heated-cushion
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather Seat trim

Base$26,465 onwards

  • 15-inch silver aluminum Wheels

Colors and Styles

Build Car
Alloy Silver Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

For 2013, however, Honda drops the 2012 Civic DX trim from the lineup and gets additional features like Bluetooth, a rear-view camera, and more. There are new 2013 Honda Civic engine options on offer and the new Civic is even more engaging to drive, with the standard 1.8L Inline-4 or with the 201 hp 2.4L Inline-4 engine . The Si is the performance-oriented variant of the lineup and it will be reviewed separately. 

The name Civic has been a reliable piece of machinery for years and this iteration holds to its high reputation. It's built to last build quality, impressive reliability and high safety quotient have helped it build a brand for itself. The impressive MPG ratings bring down the cost of ownership further making it a pocket-friendly compact sedan. Moreover, it is also available in coupe body style and with a hybrid powertrain too.

2013 Honda Civic Rear Profile
2013 Honda Civic sedan Front view

Buying Advice

Although the most soul-engaging ride is offered by the performance-focused Honda Civic Si model, we prefer the more composed Civic EX-L. It adds a few desirable features to that of the 2013 Honda Civic EX trim at a price difference of under $3,000. This deal excited us the most and would also be our recommendation for you as you won't regret it after buying one. 



The 2013 Honda Civic comes in over 5 trim levels. The base model DX has been discontinued and the LX no acts as the base trim with the price starting at $18,955. The 2013 Honda Civic LX model will be equipped with the now-standard iPod/USB audio interface, Bluetooth connectivity, and air conditioning. The HF is the next trim inline which carries a price tag of $20,555 and the HF is a fuel-efficient version of the 2013 Civic LX. 

It gets all the standard features available on the LX and adds features like low-rolling-resistance tires, underbody panels, and a rear spoiler. The 2013 Honda Civic EX upgrades a few existing features on the LX with a price tag of $21,605. The EX-L is pretty much the same as the EX but it adds some desirable features like fog lights, heated side-view mirrors, and heated front seats. Navigation is available as a standalone option with both the EX and EX-L trims. 







MSRP (Man)





MSRP (Auto) $19,755 $20,555 $21,605 $23,055 -

Key Features

Cruise control & rear-view camera

Adds/Upgrades to the LX trim;

Adds/Upgrades to the LX trim;

In addition to the features standard on the EX;

In addition to the features standard on the EX-L
Remote trunk release & steering mounted controls Wind-cheating underbody panels Rear disc brakes Automatic headlights & Fog lights Limited slip differential

5-inch infotainment screen w/4-speaker audio system

Aerodynamic cast-aluminum wheels

6-speaker audio system

Heated side-view mirrors

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Bluetooth connectivity, iPod interface & Pandora audio

Rear spoiler


Heated front seats

Heated front seats

One-piece fold-down rear seat w/cloth interior upholstery

Low-rolling resistance tires

60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks

Leather upholstery

Rear spoiler

15-inch steel wheels


16-inch alloy wheels



Coming to the top-tier and the sporty-looking trim, Si. The Honda Civic Si 2013 costs $22,505 which is just around $3,550 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 more features.

Engine and Performance

A variety of options are available in terms of the powertrain on the 2013 Civic Sedan. The standard 2013 Honda Civic 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 model 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 Honda Civic 2013 has also received some changes in its suspension. It is now equipped with firmer springs, and 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. It can do 0-60 MPH in 8.6 seconds with the manual transmission, while the automatic takes about 9.3 seconds. The quarter-mile is covered in 16.9 seconds, half a second quicker than the automatic. 


2013 Honda Civic

2013 Toyota Corolla

2013 Hyundai Elantra

2013 Mazda3







1.8L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

1.8L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

1.8L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4







5-speed manual

5-speed manual

6-speed manual

5-speed manual


140 hp @ 6,500 RPM

132 hp @ 6,000 RPM

148 hp @ 6,500 RPM

148 hp @ 6,500 RPM


128 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM

128 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

131 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

135 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

0-60 MPH

8.6 sec

8.8 sec

8.1 sec

8.2 sec

Quarter mile

16.9 sec

17.0 sec

16.5 sec

16.4 sec

Top Speed

110 MPH

110 MPH

114 MPH

118 MPH

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. The 2013 Civic CVT does the 0-60 MPH sprint in about 9.5 seconds and it gets beat by all of its rivals. However, the 2013 Honda Civic Si 0 to 60 is faster and frolic which is a solid improvement from before. 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

Fuel Economy

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. 

The Civic 2013 delivers 28/39/32 MPG in (city/highway/combined) respectively. The most fuel-efficient Civic is the HF trim which gives a fuel economy of 29/41/33MPG (city/highway/combined) respectively. The Honda Civic Si 2013 also returns decent fuel economy figures of 22 MPG in the city, 31 MPG on the highways, and 25 MPG combined. 


2013 Honda Civic

2013 Toyota Corolla

2013 Hyundai Elantra

2013 Mazda3

MPG (City)





MPG (Highway)





MPG (Combined)





Fuel Capacity (gallons)





Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)





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. The Hyundai Elantra on the other hand delivers impressive fuel efficiency figures but compromises a bit in terms of gas tank capacity.  


For 2013 MY, the Honda Civic 2013 interior gets some necessary upgrades. 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 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. Also, the 2013 Honda Civic EX adds a sunroof and 60/40 split-folding rear seat to further enhance the practicality of the cabin. 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. The 2013 Civic interior gets 3 upholstery color options on offer similar to last year, and the trunk capacity also remains constant at 12.5 cu-ft. 


2013 Honda Civic

2013 Toyota Corolla

2013 Hyundai Elantra

2013 Mazda3

Seating Capacity





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





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





Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)





The Hyundai Elantra offers a larger trunk than the Civic 2013 and also has a more spacious front seat, but the lack of legroom at the rear is a compromise you'll have to make. The Mazda and Toyota sedans both offer similar passenger and cargo space as the Honda Civic 2013 interior. The new infotainment screen offered by Honda is something that enhances the feel of the cabin. 


The basic infotainment system of the 2013 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 gets upgraded to a 6-speaker audio system in the higher trims.  

Standout infotainment features include-

  • Heated front seats w/leather interior upholstery
  • 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • AM/FM Radio, CD player, and Bluetooth connectivity
  • 4-speaker or 6-speaker audio system
  • Navigation system and Satellite radio (optional)

It’s just been a year that the Honda 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 Honda Civic 2013 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, 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 along with 8 paint color options for the buyers to choose from. 


2013 Honda Civic

2013 Toyota Corolla

2013 Hyundai Elantra

2013 Mazda3

Curb Weight (lbs.)





Length (in.)





Width (in.)





Height (in.)





Ground Clearance (in.)





Wheelbase (in.)





The external dimensions of the cars mentioned above are pretty similar. The 2013 Mazda 3 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 while the Honda and Mazda sedans employ a more conservative 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

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

Standout safety features in the 2013 Honda Civic are:

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

2013 Honda Civic vs 2013 Toyota Corolla

Both the Japanese carmakers have a very similar offering in the compact sedan segment with the Civic and Corolla. Both carry a similar MSRP and offer similar performance and MPG ratings. While the Civic handles a tad bit better, the Toyota is more comfortable over the rough surfaces. Both get a premium interior loaded with features and both are equally safe and reliable in the long run. With updates received this year, we would pick the 2013 Civic. 

2013 Honda Civic vs 2013 Hyundai Elantra

The Elantra offers a complete package to buyers at an affordable price tag. Hyundai not only offers plenty of features as standard, but the Elantra is also a strong performer and equally frugal. It also has a larger boot to carry additional cargo and luggage but Honda offers a more spacious back seat. The superior warranty program offered by Hyundai tilts the scales in its favor against the Civic. 

2013 Honda Civic vs 2013 Mazda 3

The Mazda sedan is a delight to drive as compared to the Honda. It is quicker, more agile, and affordable as well. That said, it does lose out in terms of fuel economy ratings but the larger fuel tank brings its range on par with the segment standards. On the other hand, Honda is more reliable in the long run and is a safer, while the 2013 Civic interior is more spacious as well. With better resale value in the used car market, we prefer the Honda Civic over the Mazda 3. 


Final Verdict

Although the exterior styling of the 2013 Honda Civic is not the best, it offers a better overall package than most of the compact sedans available for sale. 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. 



vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr Sedan

engine type

110 cu in

horse power

140 hp @ 6500 rpm


128 lb.-ft. @ 4300 rpm


5-Speed Manual w/Overdrive


179.4 in


105.1 in


69 in

curb weight

2740 lbs


56.5 in

Ground Clearance

6 lbs

passenger volume

94.6 cu ft

cargo volume

12.5 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

28/32/36 mpg

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

Honda Civic 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $35,825
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$1,172$942$698$436$158$3,406
Taxes and Fees$1,846$179$169$161$150$2,505
Total Cost-To-Own$9,261$6,416$6,094$7,041$7,013$35,825
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