2018 Honda Civic Coupe

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2018 MODEL

$19,250 - $26,325

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Overview

The Honda Civic has been the model which has flaunted its athletic looks for more than a decade now. And the latest addition to its list is the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe. Aside from its sporty looks and lavish interiors, it has all the features that one desires in a coupe. Honda has always excelled when it came to technology providing customers with practicality and performance without a compromise.

The model starts at a price of $19,350, with higher variants available. Depending on the variant chosen, there are two engine options for the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe: 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC i-VTEC engine and a 1.5L turbocharged and intercooled 4-Cylinder DOHC engine. Both come with a choice of a 6-speed manual or automatic CVT transmission.

Its interiors are lavish to give you a royal feel. The Honda Civic has its own charm as compared to its competitors. With a neck to neck competition with its contenders Mazda 3 (Sport), and Subaru Impreza, let's see how the car performs.

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Pros

Top-notch interiors

Comfortable ride with smooth handling

Intuitive Infotainment system

Cons

Low on Cargo Space

Lacks many infotainment features in the base trim

What's New?

Honda Civic Coupe is unchanged for the 2018 model year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$19250

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

91 cu. in.

horsepower

180 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

138 lb.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

ventilated front disc/solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

176.9 in.

width

70.8 in.

height

54.9 in.

curb weight

2739 lbs.

ground clearance

5.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

91 cu ft.

cargo volume

12.1 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

28/32/39 mpg

highway range

483.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

5 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2018 Honda Civic Coupe in Summit White color  2018 Honda Civic Coupe in Lunar Silver Metallic color  2018 Honda Civic Coupe in Crystal Black Pearl color
Summit White

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

Features

7.1

Engine

8.4

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

7.3

Exterior

8.4

Safety

8.1

Driving

9.4

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2018 Honda Civic Coupe LX

LX

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$19,250 - $20,050

Configurations
LX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 6M
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (29/32/38)
Torque: 138 lbs.-ft. @ 4,200 rpm
LX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: CVT
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (30/34/39)
Torque: 138 lbs.-ft. @ 4,200 rpm

 2018 Honda Civic Coupe LX-P

LX-P

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$21,050

Configurations
LX-P 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: CVT
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (31/34/40)
Torque: 138 lbs.-ft. @ 4,200 rpm

 2018 Honda Civic Coupe EX-T

EX-T

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$21,700 - $22,500

Configurations
EX-T 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 6M
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (30/35/41)
Torque: 167 lbs.-ft. @ 1,800 rpm
EX-T 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: CVT
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (31/35/40)
Torque: 162 lbs.-ft. @ 1,700 rpm

 2018 Honda Civic Coupe EX-L

EX-L

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$23,625

Configurations
EX-L 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: CVT
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (31/35/40)
Torque: 162 lbs.-ft. @ 1,700 rpm

 2018 Honda Civic Coupe Touring

Touring

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$26,325

Configurations
Touring 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: CVT
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (31/35/40)
Torque: 162 lbs.-ft. @ 1,700 rpm

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial October 26, 2018

8.2

Overall Rating


7.1/10
Features

 

8.4/10
Engine

 

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.3/10
Interior

 

8.4/10
Exterior

 

8.1/10
Safety

 
 
 

The model starts at a price of $19,350, with higher variants available. Depending on the variant chosen, there are two engine options for the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe: 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC i-VTEC engine and a 1.5L turbocharged and inter-cooled 4-Cylinder DOHC engine. Both come with a choice of a 6-speed manual or automatic CVT transmission.

Features

7.1/10

The Civic Coupe comes in 5 variants. Each variant has a choice for a manual 6-speed transmission or an automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT). The base models are LX and LX-P which are priced at $19,350 and $21,150 and the premium models are EX-T, EX-L, and Touring which range from $21,800 to $26,425. The base models are equipped with many standard features, however, an upgrade to EX-T variants adds a lot to the list.

Trims LX LX-P EX-T EX-L Touring
MSRP $19,350 $21,150 $21,800 $23,725 $26,425
Engine 158 hp 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC Same as LX 174-hp 1.5-liter turbocharged and inter-cooled DOHC 4-cylinder engine with direct injection Same as EX-T Same as EX-T
Transmission CVT Transmission (6-Speed manual Option available) Same as LX Same as LX Same as LX Same as LX
Key Features

Taillights with integrated LED light bars

LX adds to or replaces LX features

EX-T adds to or replaces LX-P features

EX-L adds to or replaces EX-T features

Touring adds to or replaces EX-L features

60/40 split fold-down rear seatback

Remote engine start

Heated side mirrors and front seats

Automatic-dimming rearview mirror

LED turn indicators (headlights and side mirrors)

160-watt audio system with 4 speakers

One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature

Heated front seats    

Leather-trimmed seats

Rain-sensing windshield wipers

  Smart Entry with push-button start

Honda Lane Watch

Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic

   

Dual-zone automatic climate control system
 

 

LED headlights (low & high beam) with auto-on/off

   

17-inch alloy wheels

 

 

    Fog lights

 

 
   

10 speakers, including subwoofer

   

We recommend

If you can additionally budget a few extra bucks then the EX-T model would be a great choice to go with. Also for someone looking for the leathery finished interiors, the EX-L choice would be desired better than EX-T. In practicality, the LX-P model and the EX-L model are worth it for someone wanting more within a tight budget. 

Engine

8.4/10

For mainstream Civic buyers, we think the extra power and fuel economy of the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine make it one of the Civic's best options  - Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The Civic Coupe boasts two engine choices depending on the variants chosen: the 2.0 Liter i-VTEC engine in the LX and LX-P variant and the 1.5 Liter Turbocharged engine in the EX-T, EX-L, and Touring variant. The power delivered by the two is 158hp and 174hp respectively.

All its variants have an option to be chosen between a 6-speed manual transmission and a continuous variable transmission (CVT). Its strongest competitor is the Mazda 3 (Sport) which has an evenly matched power and an even higher torque of 150 lb-ft as compared to the 138 lb-ft in the 2018 Civic Coupe.

Models Honda Civic Coupe LX Subaru Impreza Mazda 3 (Sport)
MSRP $19,350 $18,495 $18,095
Engine 2.0L I-4 DOHC 16-Valve i-VTEC 2.0L DOHC 4-Cylinder 2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder
Transmission 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Manual 6-Speed Manual
Power 158 hp 152 hp 155 hp
Torque 138 lb-ft 145 lb-ft 150 lb-ft

As seen, it does fairly well against all its competitors but fails against Mazda 3 (Sport) in terms of price and torque offered and against Subaru Impreza in terms of torque. The comparison changes when the EX-T and higher models are taken into considerations which pack a greater power and a turbocharged engine. Needless to say, with 158hp and 138 lb-ft torque, the engine packs a punch for the thrill of the driver.

Acceleration

As with any budget car, the Civic doesn't set any records for blazing performance. It is quite modest in gaining speed, but keep in mind it wasn't built for excitement.

Models Honda Civic Coupe LX Subaru Impreza Mazda 3 (Sport)
0-60 MPH 7.5 sec 9.2 sec 7.6 sec
Quarter mile 15.5 sec 17.1 sec 16.0 sec
Engine 2.0L 2.0L 2.0L
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 5.5 6.6 5.6

Surprisingly even with a lower torque as compared to Mazda 3 (Sport) and Subaru Impreza, the little Honda hails on top in the 0-60 mph and quarter-mile acceleration test.

Ride and Handling

The ride and handling don’t just mean the comfort the car offers but also the ease of handling and maneuverability. These go hand in hand with many other features of the car like the dimensions, engine capacity, braking, and interiors.

The performance delivered by the Honda Civic Coupe given to its power and torque has an unusual feeling of its own. It provides a comfortable ride and responsive maneuverability.

Braking

The Civic provides a strong braking system which is easy to engage and at the same time is easy getting used to the judgment the driver has to make while braking. It brakes from 60-0 mph in 115 ft much faster and efficient as compared to its competitors.

Model Honda Civic Coupe LX Subaru Impreza Mazda 3 (Sport)
Brake Front(in) 11.1 10.9 11.0
Brake Rear(in) 10.2 10.8 10.4
Curb weight(lbs) 2739 2974 2899
60-0 MPH (ft.) 115 119 120

The Mazda takes the longest to come to a halt at 120 feet, quite average for this segment. 

Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The fuel economy of tiny Honda is the best among its class. It gives a combined economy of 32 miles per gallon (mpg). The Civic offers a slightly better mileage of 30 mpg in the city and a higher combined mileage of 34 mpg with the CVT variant as compared to the manual transmission variant.

Likewise, the turbocharged engine also offers a combined mileage of 34 mpg with manual transmission and an even higher mileage of 35 mpg with the turbocharged engine opting CVT transmission.

Model Honda Civic Coupe LX Subaru Impreza Mazda 3 (Sport)
mpg (city) 28 24 28
mpg (highway) 39 32 38
mpg (combined) 32 27 31

The Mazda3 closely matches with the Civic, with near similar efficiency figures. The Impreza though falls behind in this regard.

Interior

7.3/10

"In most aspects, the interior of the Civic Coupe largely mirrors its sedan and hatchback siblings. Appointments are all of a high quality with excessive levels of comfort from the supportive seats" -Carbuzz

Seating and Comfort

The interiors of the Civic feels grand. The leathery seat option in the higher model is a plus point many would want to avail. It’s a lavish built made for the best feel. The infotainment system makes the interiors even more enjoyable making it a perfect car for family vacations or long drives.

It feels spacious even after a full capacity of 5 adults. However, in comparison to its competitors, it might seem a little less spacious given the lower numbers on the front and passenger volume and legroom capacity.

Model Honda Civic Coupe LX Subaru Impreza Mazda 3 (Sport)
Passenger capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (ft cube) 91.0 112.1 96.3
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 38.2/56.9/42.3 43.1/55.1/43.1 38.6/57.2/42.2
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 34.6/52.6/35.9 37.2/55.6/36.5 37.6/54.4/35.8

The passenger volume in the Subaru is the lowest, with just 91 ft-cube capacity compared to the topmost in Impreza of 112 ft-cube.

Infotainment System

As the cars have evolved over the last decade, infotainment systems have become a necessity in the top cars without which the car would remain incomplete. The Coupe features:

  • 7-Inch Display with Electrostatic Touch Screen
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Sirius Radio
  • HD Radio
  • 450-watt premium audio systems with 10 speakers including subwoofers

The Touring variant comes with a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System and Honda HD Digital Traffic.

Cargo Capacity

The cargo capacity of the Civic Coupe has taken a drastic hit due to the aim of designing a compact car with spaciousness. It provides only 12.1 ft-cube of boot space, barely enough to hold luggage for 2 people.

Model Honda Civic Coupe LX Subaru Impreza Mazda 3 (Sport)
Behind 2nd Row (ft-cube) 12.1 13.2 20.2

Mazda has endowed the Mazda3 with a generous trunk, 20 cubic feet in capacity. The Impreza and Civic fall behind by quite a large margin.

Exterior

8.4/10

"The Civic’s exterior design is a mix of eye-pleasing details and eyebrow-raising exuberance. You may or may not love the appearance of the Civic, but it’s hard to find anything offensive about its styling" -Caranddriver

Dimension and Weight

The little Honda is the most compact car in its class with a length of 176.9 inches. The lesser height of 54.9 inches as compared to its competitors can be an issue for the tall ones in your family. The ground clearance of 5.5 inches is the least for its class but it has not bothered the riding comfort as much.

Model Honda Civic Coupe LX Subaru Impreza Mazda 3 (Sport)
curb weight(lbs) 2739 2974 2899
Length(in) 176.9 182.1 180.3
Width(in) 70.8 70.0 70.7
Height(in) 54.9 57.3 57.3
Ground clearance(in) 5.5 5.1 6.1
Wheelbase(in) 106.3 105.1 106.3
Track width(in) F/R 60.9/61.5 60.6/60.8 61.2/61.4

The Subaru is the heaviest of the lot here and also the longest. Surprisingly though, it has a smaller wheelbase, though not by much.

Safety

8.1/10

The 2018 Honda Civic Coupe is packed with standard safety features you might find in every car these days. Some of the important ones being front and rear airbags (including curtain airbags), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Driveline Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and warning sensors.

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Back-Up Camera

The Civic Coupe has scored “Good” rating in the crash tests conducted by the IIHS.  

Crashworthiness Test

Small overlap front driver side

Good

Small overlap front passenger side

Good

Moderate overlap front

Good

Side

Good

Roof strength

Good

Head restraints & seats

Good

Crash Avoidance & Mitigation Test

Front Crash Prevention

Superior

Headlights

Poor

LATCH

Acceptable

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also gives it an overall rating of 5 out of 5.

Overall Rating

5 Star

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

4 Star

Side Crash Rating

5 Star

Rollover Rating

5 Star

Competition

Honda Civic vs Subaru Impreza

The Civic and the Impreza are versatile cars. Both have got technological improvements since the last year’s models. Impreza comes with all-wheel drive configuration, which leads to unmatched stability and off-road capability. With the help of suspension tuning and large 18-inch wheels, the Impreza turns out to be responsive and sporty.

Both the vehicles have a lot to offer. Whichever model you choose, we would recommend the Impreza. The all-wheel-drive features provide great confidence to the driver on the road.

Honda Civic vs Mazda Mazda3 Sport

The Mazda3 Sport is another car which stands as a real contender against the little Honda Coupe. With larger cargo capacity and better spaciousness, it beats the LX and the LX-P variants of the Civic.

Mazda 3, however, would not be as strong competitors to the turbocharged engines of the EX-T and higher variants of the Civic. Though, the difference in the ride is not as significant as it should seem.

Final Verdict

Overall the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe does really well in terms of performance but lacks certain features to its high-end variants and also to its competitors. Also, it doesn’t really have any significant plus points in comparison to its competitors. The top model Civic is a better choice but with tough competitors still out there.

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