2014 Honda Civic

Rating8.4

Ranked #2 in Compact Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$18,390 - $29,290

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Key Spec of 2014 Honda Civic
fuel economy

28/32/36

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

143 hp @ 6500 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

A plethora of standard features

Restricted cargo space

New Infotainment System Interface

Capable powertrain

Below average sound system

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

Laudable fuel efficiency

Lane Watch Camera is now available

A smooth and pleasant ride

Impeccable safety scores

2014 Honda Civic Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 10, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Undeniably one of the most well-known monikers in the market, the 2014 Honda Civic is back this year with a couple of minor changes, both on the design and specs front. It's the second consecutive year, that the Civic sedan gets minor design changes. On the specs front, Honda replaces the 5 -speed automatic transmission unit with an optional CVT. The 2014 Civic is available for sale in 3 trim configurations, with prices for the 2014 Honda Civic LX trim starting off at $18,390, and which goes all the way up to $22,740 for the EX-L trim.

2014 Honda Civic for Sale

Honda Civic 2014 is available for sale at an MSRP of $18,390 including the $790 destination charge. Honda offers a low APR of 3.19% for well-qualified buyers, with monthly payments starting at $470 and a $3,200 down payment. Lease deals begin at $452/month for a duration of 36 months for an annual mileage limit of 10,000 miles.

2014 Honda Civic Buying Advice

Although the 2014 Civic gets considerable updates this year, the updates are mostly cosmetic. Therefore if you don't mind losing out on the new standard interior features, then opting for an older 2012 model year or the 2013 Honda Civic should save you money. 

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The 2014 Honda Civic reliability ratings are also something that pushes buyers towards it. In comparison, the Toyota Corolla also offers great efficiency and reliability, while the Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra offer great value for money. The Chevrolet Cruze offers a commodious interior but lacks the premium interior features offered by the 2014 Civic.


Over All Rating

8.4

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7.50
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8.50
9.50
8.00
Notable Rankings

#2 in Compact Sedan

#3 in Sedan


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Trims

LX$18,390 onwards

  • 16-inch steel Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Front manual air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Seek-Scan Radio

HF$19,940 onwards

  • 15-inch silver aluminum Wheels

EX$21,090 onwards

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

EX-L$22,740 onwards

  • 17-inch machined aluminum Wheels
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Front passengers heated-cushion
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather Seat trim

Base$26,640 onwards

  • 15-inch silver aluminum Wheels


Colors and Styles

2014 Honda Civic in Atomic Silver color
Atomic Silver

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

For 2014 MY, the Honda Civic sedan is available for sale in 4 trims, which comes powered by a 1.8L inline-4 engine with either a 5-speed manual or a new CVT. The 2014 Honda Civic also gets updates to the Civic Hybrid & 2014 Honda Civic Si sedans along with the 2014 Honda Civic coupe models. That said they too continue with the handful of shortcomings from previous model years which include the limited trunk space, cramped back seat for the coupe, and the unintuitive infotainment controls. 

While Honda does not offer a warranty program as impressive as Hyundai, the impressive 2014 Honda Civic reliability ratings more than make up for it. The impressive safety records and the decent 5-year cost of ownership value on par with the segment standards, have all helped Honda build a brand for the Honda Civic in the market. Therefore there is a Civic available for sale for every buyer today depending on the practicality, performance, and efficiency needs of the buyers. 


Buying Advice

While the base Civic LX offers plenty of standard features now after the discontinuation of the lower DX model last year, we would still prefer the 2014 Honda Civic EX model. It sees a price hike of $1,900 but adds plenty of creature comforts and driver aids to the mix, thereby adding more value to the car which shall also return good value in the resale market. 

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Features
8.0/10

The 2014 Honda Civic sedan is available for sale in 4 trim configurations which include LX, HF, EX, and EX-L. Prices for the same start from an MSRP of $19,210 for the base LX manual sedan, and go all the way up to $25,060 for the top-end EX-L trim with the Navigation package. The manual transmission is only available with the LX trim while all other models get a CVT automatic as standard. 

There's also a Honda Civic CNG model on offer which starts at an MSRP of $27,460 while the sportier Civic Si sedan starts at $23,810. The standard features of the sedan include DRLs, cruise control, a 5-inch infotainment system, Pandora radio, and much more. The Civic HF trim is essentially the LX trim with the added body kit, lightweight wheels, and low resistance tires to maximize fuel efficiency. 

Trims

LX

HF

EX

EX-L

MSRP (CVT)

$20,010

$20,760

$21,910

$23,560

Key Features

Rearview camera & cruise control

Adds/replaces to LX trim;

 Adds/replaces to LX trim;

Adds/replaces to EX trim;

Tire pressure monitor

Wind-cheating underbody panels

Lane departure warning & right-side blind-spot camera

Front fog lights & heated mirrors

CD player, Bluetooth & Pandora Radio w/4-speaker audio system

Rear spoiler 

Aha radio & HDMI interface w/6-speaker audio system

Power driver seat

5.0-inch infotainment screen w/iPod & USB interface

Aerodynamic cast-aluminum wheels

7-inch touchscreen display w/HondaLink & Siri Eyesfree

Heated front seats

Full power accessories & single-piece folding rear seatback

Low-resistance tires

Automatic headlamps & power sunroof

Leather-wrapped steering wheel 

Cloth interior upholstery

 

Keyless entry/ignition & 60/40 split-folding rear seatback 

Leather interior upholstery

15-inch steel wheels

 

16-inch alloy wheels & rear disc brakes

17-inch alloy wheels

The 2013 Honda Civic EX adds plenty of features like keyless entry, sunroof, rear disc brakes, 16-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, larger 7-inch infotainment screen, and driver aids like lane departure warning & right-side blind-spot camera. The EX-L trim on the other hand gets you a power driver seat, heated front seat, leather upholstery, and larger 17-inch wheels. The Navigation package costs $1,500 and adds HD & Satellite radio along with navigation to the EX-L trim. 

Engine and Performance
7.5/10

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 Civic Si on the other hand gets a 2.4L turbo-4 engine with an output rated at 205 hp and 174 lb-ft which is mated to only a 6-speed manual transmission. The Civic Natural Gas model on the other hand produces just 110 hp and 106 lb-ft and continues with the older 5-speed automatic. 

The base engine provides the sedan with a requisite amount of power that just feels right and helps to glide through daily life with ease. Overall, the performance is delivered in a linear fashion and the Civic can handle the city traffic as well as highway runs. The ride is composed and comfortable for most parts, and the updates from last year have improved the cabin refinement as well. The confident handling and well-weighted steering add to the driving experience of the car, but the steering still lacks a bit of feel. 

The base 2014 Honda Civic LX 0 60 is achieved in just 8.9 seconds with the manual transmission, can cover a quarter-mile within 17.1 seconds, and has a top speed of 110 MPH. The Civic Si is much faster in the 0-60 MPH run, achieving it in 6.8 seconds while the Natural Gas model is lethargic, to say the least. The braking performance is pretty strong as well, especially on higher models with the rear disc brakes, and hence stops in a braking distance of 113 feet in the 60-0 MPH braking test. 

Model

2014 Honda Civic

2014 Ford Focus

2014 Chevrolet Cruze

2014 Hyundai Elantra

MSRP

$19,210

$17,635

$18,345

$18,010

Engine

1.8L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

1.8L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

1.8L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

5-speed manual

5-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Power

143 hp @ 6,500 RPM

160 hp @ 6,500 RPM

138 hp @ 6,300 RPM

145 hp @ 6,500 RPM

Torque

129 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM

146 lb-ft @ 4,450 RPM

125 lb-ft @ 3,800 RPM

130 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

0-60 MPH

8.9 sec

8.0 sec

10.7 sec

8.5 sec

Quarter Mile

17.1 sec

16.4 sec

18.0 sec

16.8 sec

Top speed

110 MPH

114 MPH

110 MPH

112 MPH

Talking about the pricing, the Cruze is on the higher side which happens to pack the smallest capacity engine, while the Focus is 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 figures.

Fuel Economy
9.0/10

The 2014 Honda 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 Honda Civic is rated for 30 MPG in the city, 39 MPG on the highways, and 33 MPG combined with the CVT transmission, which together with the 13.2-gallon fuel tank offers a combined range of 436 miles.

The Honda Civic 2014 with manual transmission gets you marginally less fuel efficiency but the Civic HF pushes the MPG ratings even further. While the HF gets an EPA rated 31/41/35 MPG in city/highway/combined conditions, the Civic Natural Gas is rated for 27/38/31 MPG in the same conditions. 

Model

2014 Honda Civic

2014 Ford Focus

2014 Chevrolet Cruze

2014 Hyundai Elantra

MPG (City)

28

26

25

27

MPG (Highway)

36

36

36

37

MPG (Combined)

31

30

29

31

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

13.2

12.4

15.6

12.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

370/475/409

322/446/372

390/562/452

346/474/396

In terms of fuel economy figures the Hyundai Elantra manages to match up with the Civic with the manual transmission, but the Civic 2014 takes the cake with its frugal CVT transmission. The Chevy Cruze is the least efficient of the lot, but employs a massive gas tank and offers the longest range in the segment. The Focus gets marginally lower MPG ratings and also has a small fuel tank capacity, which compromises the driving range. 

Interior
8.0/10

One of the reasons, why the 2014 Honda 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 wrapped with quality fabrics and leather, depending on the trim you put your money on.

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. There are 3 interior upholstery color options on offer and the cabin is practically designed with abundant storage pockets and cup holders for a typical American family. The Honda Civic LX 2014 interior also comes with a standard cargo that has 12.5 cubic feet of space and is adequate for a fair amount of luggage.

Model

2014 Honda Civic

2014 Ford Focus

2014 Chevrolet Cruze

2014 Hyundai Elantra

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

39.0/56.6/42.0

38.3/55.6/41.9

39.3/54.8/42.3

40.0/55.9/43.6

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

37.1/53.3/36.2

38.0/53.7/33.2

37.9/53.9/35.4

37.1/54.8/33.1

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

12.5

13.2

15.0

14.8

In comparison, the Chevy Cruze leads the pack with spacious front and rear seating quarters along with a commodious trunk. The Elantra too has a spacious boot and a comfortable front seat, but the rear seat occupants have to make do with its limited legroom. Another positive for Honda is the infotainment of the 2014 Civic with several essential features, which can both take care of infotainment and multimedia needs. 

The standard infotainment unit comes built with a 5-inch driver’s display that shows the information on the vehicle, trips, audio, and backup camera footage. The other standard features include Bluetooth audio streaming, pairing with iPod, and Pandora Internet Radio service. The upper trims, Honda Civic EX and EXL, pack an additional 7-inch touchscreen LCD that shows the footage from the backup camera and navigation, supports further customization, comes programmed with Honda Link Next Generation, and comes with an additional audio interface in the front and rear.

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 power sunroof
Exterior
8.5/10

You can easily spot a Honda 2014 Civic when you see one, even at a distance. 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 exterior 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-inch steel wheels with covers, however, upper trims feature nicer and larger 16/17-inch alloy wheels which spice up the sedan’s looks. There are 8 exterior paint color options available for sale which perfectly complement the chrome exterior treatment of the 2014 Civic. 

Model

2014 Honda Civic

2014 Ford Focus

2014 Chevrolet Cruze

2014 Hyundai Elantra

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2,754

2,935

3,084

2,773

Length (in.)

179.4

178.5

181.0

179.1

Width (in.)

69.0

71.8

70.7

69.9

Height (in.)

56.5

57.7

58.1

56.3

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.3

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 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
Safety
9.5/10

Honda has outfitted the sedan with all the necessary safety features for the 2014 Honda Civic. 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 which helps its offer impressive safety ratings. 

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 for Civic 2014. 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
Competition
8.0/10

2014 Honda Civic vs 2014 Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is not only one of the most affordable compact sedans in the market, it offers a strong performance and handling package as well. It returns decent fuel economy figures and has a sizable trunk. The rear seat is a bit cramped when compared to the Civic but Ford offers also plenty of creature comforts and safety aids. If performance and affordability is what matter to you the most, the 2014 Focus seals the deal for you. 

2014 Honda Civic vs 2014 Chevrolet Cruze

While the Chevy Cruze is more affordable than the Civic 2014, the performance and fuel efficiency are lackluster and keep you wanting for more. That said, the Chevrolet sedan offers a spacious & comfortable cabin for all the passengers without compromising at all on the luggage space either. But the superior reliability and safety records of the Honda Civic tilt the scales in the favour of Honda. 

2014 Honda Civic vs 2014 Hyundai Elantra

The 2014 Elantra offers great value to buyers with its long list of standard features and its low starting price. The performance is pretty strong too and it even manages to come very close to the frugality of the Civic. While the cabin isn't as spacious as Honda, the ride comfort and creature comforts are impressive. Add to that the extensive warranty coverage offered by Hyundai, and the Honda Civic finds it difficult to hold its ground. 

 

Final Verdict

Though the Honda 2014 Civic compromises a little in terms of performance, the engine is reliable and economical. The cabin inside is practical, the seats are just made right, offer good space to the passengers, and is assisted by a decent infotainment system. The 2014 Honda Civic Sedan also checks the boxes off with good safety features and incredible ratings from NHTSA and IIHS. It justifies its name and exhibits why it still ranks among the highest-selling vehicles of all time. 

 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$26640

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

110 cu in

horse power

110 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

106 lb.-ft. @ 4300 rpm

transmission

5-Speed Automatic w/Overdrive

dimensions
length

179.4 in

wheelbase

105.1 in

width

69 in

curb weight

2933 lbs

Height

56.5 in

Ground Clearance

6 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

94.6 cu ft

cargo volume

6.1 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

27/32/38 mpg

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


Honda Civic 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$21,790
5 Year Cost To Own
$35,825
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $35,825
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$3,039$1,447$1,368$1,606$1,521$8,981
Insurance$1,313$1,359$1,407$1,456$1,507$7,042
Fuel$1,720$1,771$1,825$1,879$1,936$9,131
Maintenance$171$718$516$1,234$1,348$3,987
RepairsNANA$111$269$393$773
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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