2014 Honda Civic

MSRP $18,390 - $24,240

Ranked #6 in Sedan

7.8

Overall Rating

2014 Honda Civic Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Honda Civic has first launched in the market nearly 50 years ago and is undeniably one of the most well-known monikers in the market. The Civic is a great money maker for the company, and to be generous, everyone is familiar with the Civic, let alone the US, but across the globe. It is not difficult to see why, along with excellent reliability ratings and premium interior, it also offers peppy performance. It now costs $18,390 for the base trim with the range-toppin version costing $22,740.

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Pros

A plethora of standard features

Capable powertrain

Laudable efficiency

A smooth and pleasant ride

Impeccable safety scores

Cons

Restricted cargo space

Below average sound system

What's New?

New Infotainment System Interface

The Old 5-speed automatic transmission retires, in comes the CVT

Lane Watch Camera is now available


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$18390

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

127 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

110 cu.in.

horsepower

143 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

129 lb.-ft. @ 4300 rpm

transmission

5 speed manual w/OD

chassis

suspension front

MacPherson strut front suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspensin w/anti-rll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

105.1 in.

length

179.4 in.

width

69 in.

height

56.5 in.

curb weight

2754 lbs.

ground clearance

6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

94.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

12.5 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.3 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$18,390 onwards

HF$19,940 onwards

EX$21,090 onwards

EX-L$22,740 onwards

Colors and Styles

2014 Honda Civic in Atomic Silver color
Atomic Silver

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

8.0

Pricing and Features

6.5

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

6.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


The Civic is often opposed among the sedans by the Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, and Hyundai Elantra. For 2014 MY, the sean comes in 4 trims: LX, EX, and EX-L, which comes powered by a 1.8L inline-4 engine with either a 5-speed manual or CVT. The Civic is highly popular for its comfortable cabin fitted with all essential features, a capable engine, and reliability.


9.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2014 Honda Civic Features

The 2014 Honda Civic Sedan comes with 3 trims: LX, EX, and EX-L. All the models are powered by a 1.8L inline-4 engine which can be either bought with a 5-speed manual or CVT, combined with an FWD system. The standard features of the sedan include 15” wheels, DRLs, multi-reflector halogen headlights, AC with filter, Multi-information display, Bluetooth hands-free, cruise control, tilt-telescopic steering, and many others.

However, the higher trims add 16/17” alloys, moon roof with tilt feature, automatic multi-reflector halogen headlights, fog lights, leather-wrapped steering, power driver’s seats, automatic climate control, lane watch, 7” display, and many essential others. 

Available Packages:

Civic EX-L with Navigation package @ $1500 includes:

  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition
  • Honda HD Digital Traffic
  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • HD Radio
  • SiriusXM Radio

Trims

LX

EX

EX-L

MSRP (FWD)

$18,390

$21,090

$22,740

Key Features

1.8L inline-4 engine

Standard CVT 

Adds or replaces EX’s features

 

15” wheels with covers

16” alloy wheels

17” alloy wheels

 

Multi-reflector headlights with DRLs

One-touch tilt-slide moon roof

Fog lights

 

AC with filtration system

Smart Entry system

Body-colored, heated power side mirrors, including

Expanded View Driver’s Mirror

 

Tire Pressure Monitor

Automatic headlights

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

Multi-information display

Lane Watch

8-way power adjusted driver seats

 

Bluetooth hands-free with Text message function

Push-button start

Leather-wrapped seats

 

Tilt-telescopic steering wheel

6-speaker audio

Heated front seats

 

Map lights

7" display

 
 

Rearview camera with guidelines

   
 

Power windows and door locks

   
 

4-speaker audio

   

We Recommend

The Civic comes in 3 trim choices, the LX, EX, and EX-L. All the trims are powered by the same engine, so there is nothing you can equip to make your car run faster and offer you more performance. However, you can surely choose better features that merit in comfort, driving experience, and functionality. The EX being priced 3 grand more than the base trim, offers the best value. 

2014 Honda Civic Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The 2014 Honda Civic Sedan is powered by a 1.8L inline-4 engine mated with either a 5-speed manual or CVT, that powers the front wheels. The engine generates 143 horsepower and 129 foot-pounds of torque. The engine provides the sedan with a requisite amount of power that just feels right and helps to glide through daily life with ease. The Civic is capable of attaining 0 to 60 at 8.9 seconds, can cover a quarter-mile within 17.1 seconds at 84 mph, and has a top speed of 127 mph. Overall, the performance is delivered in a linear fashion and the Civiccan handle the city traffic as well as highway runs. The peppy nature of the engine makes the overall experience feel much sporty. 

Model

2014 Honda Civic Sedan

2014 Ford Focus Sedan

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sedan 

MSRP

$18,390

$16,810

$18,815

$17,200

Engine

1.8L inline-4

2.0L inline-4

1.4L inline-4

1.8L inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

5-Speed Manual

5-Speed Manual w/OD

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

Power (hp. @ rpm)

143 @ 6500

160 @ 6500

138 @ 4900

145 @ 6500

Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)

129 @ 4300

146 @ 4450

148 @ 1850

130 @ 4700

0-60 MPH (seconds)

9.7

8.1

8.9

8.5

Quarter mile (mph)

17.1

16.4

16.9

16.8

Top speed (mph)

127

132

128

134

Talking about the pricing, the Cruze is on the higher side which happens to pack the smallest capacity engine, while the Focus being the least costly which happens to come with the biggest engine. In terms of performance, the Focus leads as it has a bigger engine than the others. While on the contrary, the Civic lags back in performance with the slowest acceleration.

2014 Honda Civic Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The Civic comes packed with an engine that produces just a satisfactory power but lacks behind the others. However, it has an advantage, when it comes to fuel economy. The sedan returns 28,36 and 31 MPGs in the city, highways, and combined, respectively. The sedan comes with a 13.2-gallon fuel tank, which gives it a respectable range of 369/475/409 in the city, highway, and combined, respectively.

Model

2014 Honda Civic Sedan 

2014 Ford Focus Sedan

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sedan 

MPG (City)

28

26

26

27

MPG (Highway)

36

36

38

37

MPG (Combined)

31

30

30

31

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

13.2

12.4

15.6

12.8

Range (City/highway/combined, in miles)

369/475/409

322/446/372

405/592/468

345/473/396

In terms of mileage, Chevy Cruze offers the best efficiency numbers, where the Civic follows. The Cruze comes with the largest fuel tank, which gives it an advantageous range.

2014 Honda Civic Interior

8.0/10

One of the reasons, why the Civic enjoys a dominant position in the market is because of the cabin that is fitted under the appealing shell. The cabin features a 5 seater accommodation with satisfactory head and legroom, even for tall passengers. The cabin is mostly composed of plastics, but it doesn’t feel cheap because of the usage of good-quality polymers. The seats are well-cushioned, upright and wide, and are wrapped with quality fabrics and leather, depending on the trim you put your money on. Standard features include AC with air filter, Multi-information driver’s display, Rearview camera with guidelines, Tilt-telescopic steering, Map lights, 4-speaker audio, and others.

While, the EX adds power moon roof with tilt, smart entry, Automatic Climate Control, Push button start, 60/40 rear seats, 6-speaker audio, and rear armrest with beverage holders. Going higher, the EX-L adds heated front seats and leather-wrapped seats, 8-way power adjusted seats, and leather-wrapped steering and gear shifter. The 2014 Honda Civic Sedan comes with a standard cargo that has 12.5 cubic feet of space and is adequate for a fair amount of luggage. As the rear seats come in a 60/40 split, you can fold them to get extra space, which can be used according to one’s needs.

Model

2014 Honda Civic Sedan 

2014 Ford Focus Sedan

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sedan 

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

38/57/42

38/56/41.9

39/55/42.3

40/56/43.6

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

36/53/36.2

38/54/33.2

38/54/35.4

37/55/33.1

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

12.5

13.2

15

14.8

All the sedans are 5 seaters, acknowledging the numbers from the table, it’s evident that the Civic offers the lowest amount of head and leg space for the passengers overall, but it remains satisfactory, as said above. The Elantra and the Cruze, both present the best in class passenger space, and the Cruze having an overall edge because of the largest cargo trunk.

Some of the standout interior features include:

  • 8-way power adjusted driver seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering and gear shifter with illuminated control buttons
  • 7” touch LCD with 800p resolution
  • Driver’s Multi-information display
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Automatic Climate Control with an air filter
  • One-touch tilted moon roof

How intuitive is the 2014 Honda Civic Sedan’s infotainment unit?

Honda has stuffed the infotainment of the Civic with several essential features, which can both take care of infotainment and multimedia needs. The standard infotainment unit comes built with a 5” driver’s display that shows information of the vehicle, trips, audio, and backup camera footage. The other standard features include Bluetooth hands-free, text message service, Bluetooth audio streaming, pairing with iPod and Pandora Internet Radio service.

The upper trims, EX and EXL, packs an additional 7-inch touchscreen LCD that shows the footage from the backup camera and navigation, and supports further customization, comes programmed with Honda Link Next Generation, and comes with an additional audio interface in the front and rear.

An additional Navigation Package generously adds Honda Satellite Navigation with Voice controls, HD Digital Traffic, and a Multi-angle rear camera. Additionally, SiriusXM radio and HD Radio services come complimentary.

Some standout infotainment features include:

  • 7” customizable touch LCD with 800p resolution
  • 6-speaker Audio System with AM/FM/CD Player
  • Pandora Internet Radio
  • SiriusXM and HD Radio
  • Front and rear USB Audio interface
  • Bluetooth hands-free and music streaming
  • Text message service
  • Voice-controlled Satellite Navigation with HD Digital traffic

2014 Honda Civic Exterior

8.0/10

You can easily spot a Civic when you see one, even at a distance. The Civic, despite being nearly 50 years old carries the same gravity and aura, that it used to in the past, and is widely loved for the sporty elements. The 2013 model of the Civic was a complete re-design and doesn’t come with any significant changes for the 2014 model. 

The 2014 Honda Civic Sedan in terms of looks remains class-leading, the front halogen lights are wide and ascend from the sides to the middle in an appealing triangular form, with the grill in the middle that gives a mean smirk to the front fascia. The front bumper now looks sportier and accommodates the fog lights. There are a few choices when it comes to the wheels. The base trim comes with generic 15” steel wheels with covers, however, upper trims feature nicer and larger alloy wheels which spice up the sedan’s looks.

Model

2014 Honda Civic Sedan 

2014 Ford Focus Sedan

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan

2014 Hyundai Elantra Sedan 

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2754

2,935

3,084

2,773

Length (in.)

179.4

178.5

181

179.1

Width (in.)

69

71.8

70.7

69.9

Height (in.)

56.5

57.7

58.1

56.3

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.9

4.7

6.4

5.3

Wheelbase (in.)

105.1

104.3

105.7

106.3

The Cruze is the biggest sedan in the competition and happens to be the heaviest too. As it comes with impressive ground clearance and a wide wheelbase, which merit in commanding control of the vehicle in tough situations. On the contrary, the Ford is on the conservative side, which merits it in being a good sedan for cities, that can be parked easily and can move with ease in tighter spaces.

Some standout exterior features include:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Automatic Multi-reflector headlights
  • Front Splash Guards
  • Fog Lights
  • Expanded View Driver’s Mirror

2014 Honda Civic Safety

7.0/10

Honda has outfitted the sedan with all the necessary safety features for the 2014 model. The sedan’s wheels come programmed with ABS, EBD, and Emergency Brake Assist. The sedan’s body is composed of aluminum, assisted further with side impact beams and pillars for strength, and the chassis is composed of high-grade steel. 

The NHTSA has given a 5-star rating to the sedan, while the IIHS rated it “GOOD” in all the categories supported by the exemplary “TOP SAFETY PICK+” award.

Apart from these, there are several active safety and driver-assist programs for any emergency mitigation, the key features are mentioned below:

  • Automatic Multi-reflector headlights with DRLs and Fog lights
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control
  • Security system with remote entry and trunk release
  • Rearview camera with guidelines
  • Lane Watch

2014 Honda Civic Final Verdict

Honda played the cards right by instigating the Civic nearly 50 years ago. The sedan has been very popular in the segment, which earned the maker an alter among the carmakers. Though it's compromised a little in terms of performance, the engine is reliable and economical. The cabin inside is practical, the seats are just made right, offers good space to the passengers, and is assisted by a decent infotainment system. The 2014 Honda Civic Sedan also marks the boxes with good safety features and incredible ratings from NHTSA and IIHS. It justifies its name and exhibits why it still ranks amongst the highest selling vehicles of all time.

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