2015 Honda Civic

MSRP $18,490 - $24,340

Ranked #9 in Sedan

7.3

Overall Rating

2015 Honda Civic Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 30, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Honda Civic Sedan is one of the most preferred Sedans in its class with a decent performance and great ride quality. Being an affordable compact Sedan, the Civic has had massive success worldwide due to its impeccable reliability and quality quotient. In 2015, the storyline might remain the same and will be as demanding as ever.

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Pros

Ride quality

Fuel economy

Reliability

Cons

Cargo capacity

What's New?

No major change has been introduced


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$18490

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 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

Independent frnt strut suspensin w/anti-rll bar

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

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

LX$18,490 onwards

SE$19,990 onwards

HF$20,040 onwards

EX-L$22,840 onwards

Colors and Styles

2015 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

7.0

Pricing and Features

6.5

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

6.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.3

Overall Rating


The Civic Sedan has a base price of $19,325 for its base trim level named the ‘LX’ trim. The prices go all the way up to $23,675 for the range-topping ‘EX-L’ trim. It competes with the Kia Forte Sedan, the Chevrolet Cruze, and the Ford Focus Sedan. The trim variation and that too with little price increments would make preferring one over another a real difficult task. 


9.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2015 Honda Civic Features

The Honda Civic Sedan is available in 5 trims namely the LX, HF, SE, EX, and the EX-L. There aren’t any differences in these trim levels when it comes to the powertrain and drivetrain apart from the fact that the base LX trim is available with an additional manual transmission system while the rest of the trims offer a CVT transmission system. The HF trim tends to upgrade over the LX, in terms of its overall efficiency, for a better economy with the 15" Lightweight Alloy Wheels. While the SE at the same showcases its interior tech-ends with the HondaLink smartphone integration.

Trim

LX

HF

SE

EX

EX-L

MSRP 

$19,325

$20,040

$20,825

$22,025

$23,675

Key Features

15-inch steel wheels

All features are same as LX with added features:

15-inch alloy wheels

16-inch alloy wheels

17-inch alloy wheels

 

full power accessories

15" Lightweight Alloy Wheels

right-side blind spot camera

automatic headlights

Fog lights

 

tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel

P195/65R15 89S AS Low-Resistance Tires

upgraded audio with six speakers

7-inch central touchscreen display

heated mirrors

 

5-inch display screen

Rear Spoiler

automatic climate control

sunroof

heated front seats

 

a rearview camera

 

HondaLink smartphone integration

rear disc brakes

leather upholstery 

 

Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity

   

keyless ignition and entry

Eight-way power driver seat

The 5-inch display screen in the LX gets bigger and better with the 7-inch central touchscreen display which has been integrated into the EX trim. The eldest among all is the EX-L which has been given the privilege of 17-inch alloy wheels, the most muscular in the tire trims. Not just that, the comfort is given utmost priority as well with leatherette touches and power-heated seats in it. The keyless ignition and entry and Sunroof are among the other normals that can be availed of in the higher trims.

We Recommend

The Civic EX-L seems to be the best among all of its trim. The price might be the highest among its siblings but it is competitive in its peers and has the best creature comfort and convenience. The ease of driving along with an amplified entertainment unit makes it the most desirable. The presence of heated seats and power-adjustability add feathers to its wing. Therefore, it returns the best value for the money you are spending.

2015 Honda Civic Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The 2015 Honda Civic Sedan comes with a 1.8 L naturally aspirated inline-4 iV-TEC engine that produces a modest 143 horsepower and 129 lb-ft. of torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission system in the base ‘LX’ trim level and gets a CVT transmission system in all the higher trim levels including the Base also. All Civic Sedans irrespective of the trim levels come with an FWD drivetrain system. The Civic goes from 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds and can cover a quarter-mile distance in 15 seconds. Its top speed is measured to be around the 120 mph mark.

Models

2015 Honda Civic Sedan 

2015 Kia Forte Sedan

2015 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan

2015 Ford Focus Sedan

MSRP

$19,325

$16,715

$17,000

$18,045

Engine

1.8 L, naturally aspirated, inline-4

1.8 L, naturally aspirated, inline-4

1.8 L, naturally aspirated, inline-4

2.0 L, naturally aspirated, inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

5-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

5-speed manual

Power (hp @ RPM

143 hp. @ 6,500 rpm

145 hp. @ 6,500 rpm

138 hp. @ 6,300 rpm

160 hp. @ 6,500 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

129 lb-ft. @ 4,300 rpm

130 lb-ft. @ 4,700 rpm

125 lb-ft. @ 3,800 rpm

146 lb-ft. @ 4,450 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

8.2 sec

8 sec

8.5 sec

8 sec

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

15 sec

14.8 sec

15 sec

14.6 sec

Top-Speed (MPH)

120 mph

120 mph

120 mph

125 mph

The only slight drawback of the Civic Sedan is the fact that its base trim is costlier than its rivals’ base level. Considering the fact that some of its rivals deliver slightly better performance and have more power output, the Civic Sedan could have been cheaper. But, it would be equivalently insane to undermine and overlook the powertrain reliability which comes inherent with the Honda. The Kia Forte and Ford Focus lead this segment and are followed by others parallelly.

2015 Honda Civic Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The Honda Civic is a very promising car when it comes to its fuel economy. The Civic manages to deliver a best-in-class fuel economy with its combined return of 31 miles per gallon and the mpg figures in the city and highway being 28 and 36 miles per gallon respectively. It gets a 13.2-gallon tank too that helps it deliver a combined range of 409.2 miles which is certainly decent for a compact Sedan, but an increase in fuel tank capacity could have helped it deliver an even higher.

Models

2015 Honda Civic Sedan 

2015 Kia Forte Sedan

2015 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan

2015 Ford Focus Sedan

MPG (City)

28

25

25

26

MPG (Highway)

36

37

36

36

MPG (Combined)

31

30

29

30

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

13.2

13.2

15.6

12.4

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

369.6 / 475.2 / 409.2

330 / 488.4 / 396

390 / 561.6 / 452.4

322.4 / 446.4 / 372

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze seems to be the best choice to go for if you need a balance between the fuel economy and range in the class. The Civic does have good fuel economy, but the smaller fuel tank capacity compared to that of the Cruze doesn’t help it when it comes to offering a better overall range. The same is true for the Kia Forte and Ford Focus as well. Except for that, there is hardly any mismatch in their configurations and capacities. 

2015 Honda Civic Interior

8.0/10

The 2015 Honda Civic has been tried to be as appealing as its rivals. The base might not be the one to expound that essence; rather directly jumping to the higher trims like the EX-L will better make us understand the above claim. The leatherette feel all over the cabin can be found, right from the steering wheel to door inserts to the seats. The bucket-shaped snuggling holds you right and maintains the posture. The power ventilation is also available at one’s disposal for abuse. In the end, the Automatic Air Conditioning would take care of your ambiance threshold.

Models

2015 Honda Civic Sedan 

2015 Kia Forte Sedan

2015 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan

2015 Ford Focus Sedan

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39 / 56.6 / 42

39.1 / 56.1 / 42.2

39.3 / 54.7 / 42.2

38.3 / 55.6 / 41.9

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.1 / 53.3 / 36.2

37.3 / 54.9 / 35.9

37.9 / 52.9 / 35.3

38 / 53.7 / 33.2

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

12.5

14.9

15

13.2

There are absolutely no issues with the Civic’s interior capacity but the cargo capacity could have certainly been bigger as cheaper cars like the Chevrolet Cruze seem to offer better. But in terms of seating management, the Civic is as comfortable as others if not better. On the other hand, the Ford Focus rear seat is a squeezed-up space, making it exceptionally difficult to manage during a long drive. 

Some of the notable interior features are:

  • Electric Power Steering
  • Interior Air Filtration
  • Automatic climate control unit
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats

How intuitive is the 2015 Honda Civic Sedan’s infotainment system?

The 2015 Civic gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display unit that is easy to use with decent sensitivity. Once done with that, the consciousness gets distracted towards the Audio Theft Deterrent and Speed-Sensitive Volume Control which are more safety-concerned than entertainment. A 6-speaker audio unit is also there to keep you engaged with your playlist. The other infotainment features include a wireless charging pad, SiriusXM satellite radio, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.

Some of the notable infotainment features are:

  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • USB port
  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display unit
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Wireless charging pad

2015 Honda Civic Exterior

6.0/10

One of the finest in the market is the 2015 Honda Civic. Its front with those sleek headlamps gives it the aggression pursuit. Then comes the chrome-finish grille on a dark-accent background. All the wheel setups including the 15’,16’, and 17’-alloy wheels go well with the wheel fairing. The curvature looks streamlined as the overall height has been kept lower along with gradual inclination from the bonnet to the top. The rear spoiler has been also attached to it along with underbody ducts for improving airflow management.

Models

2015 Honda Civic Sedan 

2015 Kia Forte Sedan

2015 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan

2015 Ford Focus Sedan

Curb Weight (lb)

2754

2804

3084

2935

Length (inches)

179.4

179.5

181

178.5

Width (inches)

69

70.1

70.7

71.8

Height (inches)

56.5

56.3

58.1

57.7

Ground Clearance (inches)

N / A

5.3

N / A

N / A

Wheelbase (inches)

105.1

106.3

105.7

104.3

Aesthetically, the Chevrolet Cruze is one of the best-looking cars in the segment with its attractive grille, headlamps, and body lines and all these attributes give it an edge over the Civic when it comes to exterior looks. But the Civic is the lightest car in its class and the difference in weight can certainly be felt while carving through corners. Honda Civic is exemplary when it is a matter for reduced risk percentage of toppling as well.

Some of the notable exterior features are:

  • Sunroof
  • Chrome Fenders
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear Spoilers
  • LED Headlamps
  • Metallic Tailgates

2015 Honda Civic Safety

7.0/10

Safety-wise, Honda Civic is surely one of the best options to go for in the segment as it has the best safety ratings in its class. It seems to have an overall scaling of 5 stars as per NHTSA records and has similar results from agencies like the IIHS as well. As for safety features, it gets some decent add-ons such as a tire pressure monitoring system, post-collision safety system, and Honda Lane-Watch Right side camera. The Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control have also been integrated into it for better maneuvering around the corners.

Some of the notable safety features of the 2015 Audi RS7 are as listed:

  • Traction Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • Honda Lane-Watch Right side camera

2015 Honda Civic Final Verdict

The 2015 Honda Civic Sedan might be the costliest option in the segment, but what it offers is way better in comparison with the others. Along with decent performance figures, the Civic is arguably one of the most engaging cars in the segment when it comes to the driving experience. It offers excellent handling and ride quality along with the refinement of its engine and the unparalleled reliability quotient. But there are some drawbacks to the Civic Sedan as well when it comes to its cargo capacity and fuel range. Apart from that, the Civic promises to be a great car for the price. 

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