2021 Honda Civic

Rating8.3

Ranked #4 in Compact Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$21,050 - $28,100

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Key Spec of 2021 Honda Civic
fuel economy

30/34/38

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Excellent fuel economy

The 5-inch screen feels dated already

No major changes.

Stylish and striking exterior design

Lethargic CVT 

Spacious cabin 

2021 Honda Civic Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 19, 2022

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The 2021 Honda Civic sedan is into its last model year for the current generation as the 2022 Civic will mark the start of the 11th generation. With no major changes this year, the 2021 Civic sedan and hatchback will be on sale with two different engines: a base 158-hp 2.0-liter I-4 engine on the LX, and Sport trims while the powerful and efficient 174 hp 1.5 L turbo on the EX and above models with a standard CVT. Returning up to 42 MPG of fuel economy, all Civic 2021 sedan trim levels have got that excellent Honda Sensing suite of safety features as well. 

2021 Honda Civic For Sale

The Honda Civic 2021 sedan can be availed of with a lease deal starting at $175/month for 36 months with a down payment of $2,000 for an annual mileage limit of 7,500 miles/year. Finance offers start at a monthly payment of $311 for 60-month tenure at 3.49% APR and a $2,125 down payment. 

2021 Honda Civic Buying Advice

The 2021 Civic remains the same as that of the 2019 MY in both performance dynamics and safety gears. The seating comfort and reliability retain to be as it is too. Hence, one should prefer the 2019 Civic which is $750 less expensive. Buying a used Honda Civic also saves you the depreciation money and offers great value to budget car buyers.

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Having rivals such as the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, and Mazda 3 pushes the Honda Civic 2021 to keep up itself as one of the highest resale value sedans in the space. While the Mazda offers quick-fire performance, the Elantra offers plenty of features right from the base trim, while the Toyota is unbeaten on the reliability front. Though its siblings including the coupe model and sporty Civic Si have been called off this year and it will continue to retain its 5-seater exhilarating bash without any drop. 


Trim wise pricing breakdown


NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M)$21672$214500 Listings
LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M)$20077$212500 Listings
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Over All Rating

8.3

Out of 10

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8.50
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8.00
8.50
7.50
Notable Rankings

#4 in Compact Sedan

#10 in Sedan


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Trims

LX$21,050 onwards

  • A-Spec Sport Seats
  • AM/FM stereo, Radio
  • Automatic Front air conditioning
  • Cloth Seat trim

Sport$21,450 onwards

  • 18-inch machined w/painted accents aluminum Wheels
  • Front Fog/driving lights

EX$24,200 onwards

  • 1St row Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof
  • Dual zone automatic front air conditioning
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated mirrors

EX-L$25,400 onwards
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  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry
  • Leather Seat trim

Touring$28,100 onwards
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  • Honda Satellite-Navigation System with voice activation
  • Rain Sensing Windshield wipers


Colors and Styles

Build Car
Rallye Red

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2021 Honda Civic sedan continues to be a practical sedan with decent driving dynamics and an impressive J.D power rating of 84, all of which radiate it as an enticing option. Moreover, its MPG range from 32 MPG-42 MPG for its power curve varying from 158 hp-174 hp simply justifies the myriad of driving phenomena available at its ends through the lineup. As far as financing and spending are concerned, the Civic LX price goes to $3,116 for maintenance and $601 for repair.

While the 2021 Civic EX-L cost can be within the same ballparks of $3,210 and $712 respectively after revving it for 5 years. Also, depreciation of $5,669-$8,741 in the resale value is going to be there from LX-Touring simultaneously. The Honda Civic 5-year cost of ownership is expected to be around $35,825 which is slightly on the higher side when compared to its rivals like the Toyota Corolla. Hyundai also offers a long 10-year warranty which is limited to just 3-years in case of the Honda


Buying Advice

Our recommendation is the 2021 Civic EX model priced at $25,415 as it is powered by the more powerful 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. In addition to the base trim, the EX offers baggage of heated seats, a power Moonroof, Honda LaneWatch, and many more over the lower trims. Even the infotainment system experiences an upgrade along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Instead of the 16-inch wheels, the Civic EX trim offers 18-inch alloy wheels as well. All these at an additional investment of roughly $3,200. 

 

Features
8.0/10

""While the Civic may cost slightly more initially, it has a reputation for holding its value very well over the years, making it a smart choice for savvy buyers." - Kelley Blue Book

The 2021 Honda Civic is available in 5 trims configurations; LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The LX is the base trim that offers you a 5-inch infotainment screen & a 4-speaker audio system. While the Civic Sport Sedan price that is an extra $1,800 investment over the LX gets a 7-inch infotainment screen with smartphone integration and 18-inch unique alloy wheels. 

Then cometh the Honda Civic EX that beholds additional assets like the Honda LaneWatch and Dual-zone automatic climate control over the lower trims. And the EX-L packs in the leather interior upholstery and HondaLink integration for a price tag that is $1,200 more expensive than the EX trim. The last one is the Touring configuration with 10-speaker premium audio, heated rear seat, and integrated navigation system as standard virtues. 

Trim

LX

Sport

EX

EX-L

Touring

MSRP

$21,250

$23,050

$24,400

$25,600

$28,300

Key Features

Cruise control & Lane departure warning

Adds/Upgrades to LX trim;

Adds/Upgrades to Sport trim; Adds/Upgrades to EX trim; Adds/Upgrades to EX-L trim;
Rear-view camera & Keyless entry Keyless ignition & front fog lights 1.5L 174 hp turbocharged engine Garage door transmitter LED headlights

Automatic climate control

8-speaker audio system & Satellite radio with Real-time traffic

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock

Integrated navigation system

5-inch infotainment screen & 4-speaker audio system

7-inch infotainment screen with smartphone integration

Honda LaneWatch blind-spot camera & Remote engine start

HondaLink integration

10-speaker premium audio system w/subwoofer

Cloth upholstery 60/40 split-folding rear seat & Leather-wrapped steering wheel Power driver’s seat & heated front seats Leather interior upholstery Heated rear seat

16-inch steel wheels

18-inch unique alloy wheels

17-inch alloy wheels

 

18-inch alloy wheels

Honda does not believe in options packages and bakes all its features right into the trim lineup. Therefore, apart from a few accessories, the Honda Civic do not get any add-on features option as well. All the 2021 Civic prices exclude the $1,015 destination fee. 

Engine and Performance
8.0/10

"The optional turbocharged 1.5-liter engine delivers quick performance and excellent fuel economy. - Edmunds.com"

The 2021 Honda Civic Sport Sedan is equipped with a naturally aspirated 2.0L Inline-4 engine which produces 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque and so is the LX trim. The higher trims such as the  EX, Civic EX-L, and Touring have a more powerful 1.5L Turbocharged Inline-4 engine flaunting 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. Both these engines are terrific and are coupled with a CVT in an FWD layout. 

The ride quality and comfort level of the 2021 Honda Civic is pretty pleasant. The driver gets a good view of the road from his/her seat in spite of the low roof. The steering is well-weighted and very responsive and there is just the right amount of body roll in tight corners which is further compensated by a worthy duo of independent strut suspension at the front and multi-link at the rear.

Moreover, the 2021 Honda Civic Sport top speed hits a 115 MPH mark on the straights with a quarter-mile timing of 17.3 seconds. Not just that, the Honda Civic Sport 0-60 MPH time goes for 9.2 seconds sprint as well, that being similar to that of the LX. However, the 174 hp I-4 dashes from 0-60 MPH in 6.6 seconds with a top speed of 130 MPH for the EX, EX-L, and Touring editions. 

Models

2021 Honda Civic

2021 Hyundai Elantra

2021 Mazda 3

2021 Toyota Corolla

MSRP

$21,250

$19,650

$20,650

$19,825

Engine

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

2.5L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4 

1.8L Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

CVT

6-speed automatic

CVT

Power

158 hp @ 6,500 RPM

147 hp @ 6,200 RPM

186 hp @ 6,000 RPM

139 hp @ 6,100 RPM

Torque

138 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM

132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

126 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM

0-60 MPH

9.2 seconds

9.9 seconds

8.1 seconds

9.4 seconds

Quarter Mile

17.3 seconds

17.5 seconds

16.4 seconds

17.5 seconds

Top Speed

119 MPH

116 MPH

124 MPH

112 MPH

Going by the data, the Civic 2021 is 1.1 seconds slower than the Hyundai Elantra in the 0-60 MPH and has a 9 MPH lower top speed, despite having a $1,600 higher price. On the other hand, the Toyota Corolla features to be 0.8 seconds more sluggish than the 2021 Honda Civic but both of them have got parallel top speeds in the meantime. 

Fuel Economy
8.5/10

The 2021 Honda Civic MPG is an economy of 30/37/32 MPG in the city/highway/combined conditions with its 158 hp 2.0L I-4 engine. And, its 12.4-gallon fuel tank pushes it to go as far as 459 miles. While the Civic 174 hp 1.5 Turbo I-4 engine hits the mileage of  32/36/42 MPG in respective circumstances, resulting in a maximum range of 521 miles. 

Models

2021 Honda Civic

2021 Hyundai Elantra

2021 Mazda 3

2021 Toyota Corolla

MPG (City)

30

33

28

30

MPG (Highway)

37

43

36

38

MPG (Combined)

32

37

31

33

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

12.4

14.0

12.4

13.2

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

372/459/397

462/602/518

343/462/402

396/501/448

As per data, the 2021 Civic MPG is better than the Mazda 3 by 3 MPG in the city which allows it to have 29 miles extra. But it feels a little higher on the fuel cost when compared to the Toyota Corolla as its mileage is 6 MPG lower than the latter on the highway, thereby, causing a peak range deficit of 143 miles. 

Interior
8.5/10

"Practical and modern in appearance, the Civic's interior is roomy and offers sufficient storage space." - Car and Driver

The 2021 Honda Civic interior is simply spacious, practical, modern, and adequate with a decent fitted center console and dashboard design on the front. The buttons and knobs have been labeled well and are of good quality hard plastic. The base trim LX misses out on most of the convenience features and adorns with cloth upholstered seats only having 6-way and 4-way manual adjustability for the driver and passenger respectively just like Civic Sport Sedan. Features like heated and 8-way power-adjustable driver seat, leather upholstery, and dual-zone climate control can only be found from the 2021 Civic EX onwards.

The narration goes unchanged as the Dual-zone automatic climate control has been integrated into the EX, EX L, and Touring while the LX and Sport trim cool down with the automatic climate control. However, the cargo capacity of 15.1 cu-ft is standard for all. Apart from that, we have got a standard 5-inch infotainment unit for the LX that upgrades for the 7-inch touchscreen display for the rest. These systems are much more responsive than the earlier ones. Joining them in functionalities are the 4-speaker audio (LX) and 8-speaker audio units (Sport, EX, and EX-L) alongside the 10-speaker premium audio system for the Civic Touring 2021 interior. 

Models

2021 Honda Civic

2021 Hyundai Elantra

2021 Mazda 3

2021 Toyota Corolla

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

37.6/56.9/42.3

40.6/56.5/42.3

38.0/55.7/42.3

38.3/54.0/42.0

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

37.4/55.0/36.0

37.3/55.6/38.0

37.3/53.5/35.1

37.1/51.7/34.8

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

15.1

14.2

13.2

13.1

Coming on the rivals, the Honda Civic interior 2021 has been arranged with a 0.9 cu-ft larger trunk than the Elantra and a 1.9 cu-ft bigger one than the Mazda 3. However, it seems to have 2 inches less legroom than the Elantra in the 2nd row but it makes up for that with 3.3 inches wider 2nd-row shoulder room than the Corolla.

Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are:

  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment w/Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 8-speaker audio system
  • Satellite and HD radio
  • Navigation & Voice recognition 
  • Leather upholstered seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated front and rear seats
Exterior
8.0/10

"We think the Civic is sleek and daring enough to stand out, but not so much that it’s offensive." - Kelley Blue Book

This 10th generation of the Honda Civic has some bold and stylish-looking exteriors which make it look far better than just a typical sedan. Styled in more than 7 colors, it appeals to all irrespective of the fact whether the automatic projector halogen headlights guide the path or the LED ones. However, the LED headlights are specific to the Touring trim only just like its 18-inch wheels having Gloss Shark Gray inserts.

As far as sportiness touch is concerned, the rear lip spoiler attaches itself for the 2021 Civic Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring only. Also, we have got 16-inch steel, 16-inch alloy, and 17-inch alloy wheels in the inventory too that can add that breezing appearance to the Grey Honda Civic similar to the Green Civic and Silver Civic. Apart from these, there is a sunroof on top and power heated side-view mirrors on the sides that can be availed of except for the Sport and LX. 

Models

2021 Honda Civic

2021 Hyundai Elantra

2021 Mazda 3

2021 Toyota Corolla

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,771

2,868

2,984

2,910

Length (in.)

182.7

184.1

183.5

182.3

Width (in.)

70.9

71.9

70.7

70.1

Height (in.)

55.7

55.7

56.9

56.5

Ground Clearance (i.)

6.7

5.3

5.5

5.1

Wheelbase (in.)

106.3

107.1

107.3

106.3

In terms of data, the 2021 Honda Civic weight is 213 lbs lighter than the Mazda 3. While the Honda Civic length is 0.8 inches shorter than the Mazda 3 and 1.4 inches more than the Hyundai Elantra. On the other hand, the Toyota Corolla has a similar wheelbase as that of its Honda counterpart. Meanwhile, some notable exterior features have been mentioned below:

  • Projector-Beam Halogen Headlights with Auto-On/Off
  • Push-to-Release Fuel Filler Door
  • Taillights with Integrated LED Light Bars
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
  • Fog Lights
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Body-Colored Decklid Spoiler
Safety
8.5/10

The 2021 Honda Civic excels in terms of safety as well. A 5-star rating from the NHTSA and an overall score of “Good” from the IIHS in crash test analysis, which are the highest ratings/scores possible from the respective associations prove that the Civic is an extremely safe sedan. Honda has never skimped on the safety features and the 2021 MY is no exception. Some of them have been mentioned below:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • Lane departure warning and lane-keep assist
  • Honda LaneWatch
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control.
Competition
7.5/10

2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Hyundai Elantra

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra has got an upper hand over the Honda Civic Sedan 2021 in terms of both performance and fuel economy. It is true when it is a matter of cabin spaciousness as well. But they are at par with each other in safety suite and interior technology. On the whole, it is Elantra that gets the preference here. 

2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Mazda 3

The 2021 Honda Civic sedan is superior to Mazda 3 in mileage return but that is a trade-off with its inherent power curve where the Mazda 3 excels. But apart from that, they are hardly distinct to one another as both have got worthy interior technology, comfort, convenience, and safety gears on offer. Therefore, both are equally desirable. 

2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Toyota Corolla

Though the 2021 Civic MPG is left behind against the Toyota Corolla but that is leveled off by the former by a superior power performance. However, they don't deviate from their dynamics when they are driven to the limits. The interior comfort index for both are parallel and so are the trim level upgrades for their price increments. Hence, one can go for either of them. 

 

Final Verdict

The new Honda Civic is a practical buy. Its attractive price tag, excellent performance, great fuel economy, best-in-class safety, and the plethora of features and options make it a car that goes unnoticed from a buyer’s point of view. You’ll get a car that goes above and beyond the standards of the average compact Sedan. Spacious and modern interior and classy exterior look standout among its competition as well. 

 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$22850

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

138 lb.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

transmission

Continuous Variable Transmission

dimensions
length

182.7 in

wheelbase

106.3 in

width

70.9 in

curb weight

2847 lbs

Height

55.7 in

Ground Clearance

6.7 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

97.8 cu ft

cargo volume

15.1 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

29/32/37 mpg

highway range

458.80 mi

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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