2018 Honda Civic Coupe

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2018 Honda Civic Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

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.

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Pros

Top-notch interiors

Comfortable ride with smooth handling

Great fuel economy

Infotainment system

Appealing Design

Cons

Less Cargo Space

Lacks many infotainment features in the base model

What's New?

There are not many changes for the year 2019 and only the battery is increased in size from 94 Ah (33 kWh) to 120 Ah (44 kWh) and few new features are added.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$19350

bodystyle

2dr coupe

passenger capacity

5

top speed

138 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

91

horsepower

158hp

torque

167ft_lb

transmission

6-speed manual

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

176.9 in.

width

70.8 in.

height

54.7 in.

curb weight

2739 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

95 cu ft.

cargo volume

11.9 cu ft.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

powertrain warranty

5 years/60000mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ Unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


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Styles

 2018 Honda Civic Coupe in Platinum White Pearl color  2018 Honda Civic Coupe in Rallye Red color  2018 Honda Civic Coupe in Molten Lava Pearl color  2018 Honda Civic Coupe in Lunar Silver Metallic color  2018 Honda Civic Coupe in Cosmic Blue Metallic color  2018 Honda Civic Coupe in Aegean Blue Metallic color
Platinum White Pearl

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2018 Honda Civic Coupe LX

LX

power
TBD
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$19,350 - $20,150


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $20,150 MSRP TBD TBD
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TBD TBD TBD
LX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $19,350 MSRP TBD 158hp,
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6-speed manual front wheel drive 5

 2018 Honda Civic Coupe LX-P

LX-P

power
TBD
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$21,150


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LX-P 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $21,150 MSRP TBD TBD
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TBD TBD TBD

 2018 Honda Civic Coupe EX-T

EX-T

power
TBD
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$21,800 - $22,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX-T 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $22,600 MSRP TBD TBD
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TBD TBD TBD
EX-T 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $21,800 MSRP TBD TBD
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TBD TBD TBD

 2018 Honda Civic Coupe EX-L

EX-L

power
TBD
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$23,725


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX-L 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $23,725 MSRP TBD TBD
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TBD TBD TBD

 2018 Honda Civic Coupe Touring

Touring

power
TBD
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$26,425


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $26,425 MSRP TBD TBD
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TBD TBD TBD

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial April 5, 2019


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 2018 Honda Civic Coupe 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 Civic Coupe performs.

2018 Honda Civic Coupe Features

The 2018 Honda Civic Coupe comes in 5 variants. Each variant has a choice for a manual 6-speed transmission or an automatic continuous 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
Features 158-hp,12 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine LX-P 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
  6-speed manual or available continuously variable transmission (CVT) Remote engine start 174-hp, 1.5-liter turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 4-cylinder engine with direct injection Standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistive
  Taillights with integrated LED light bars Standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) 6-speed manual or available continuously variable transmission (CVT) Automatic-dimming rearview mirror features
  60/40 split fold-down rear seatback One-touch power moon-roof with tilt feature 17-inch alloy wheels Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic
  160-watt audio system with 4 speakers Smart Entry with push button start Fog lights Leather-trimmed seats LED turn indicators (headlights and side mirrors)
      Honda Lane Watch   Chrome door handles
      Heated side mirrors   Rain-sensing windshield wipers
      Dual-zone automatic climate control system   LED headlights (low & high beam)
      Heated front seats   with auto-on/off
      450-watt premium audio system with    
      10 speakers, including subwoofer    
      7-inch Display Audio with electrostatic touch-screen    
      Apple CarPlay    
      integration Android Auto integration    
      Sirius Radio, HD Radio    

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 a budget friendly buyer or with someone wanting more.

2018 Honda Civic Coupe Engine

Engine and Transmission

The 2018 Honda Civic Coupe boasts two engine choices depending on the variants chosen: the 2.0 L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-valve i-VTEC engine in the LX and LX-P variant and the 1.5 L Turbocharged Intercooled 4-Cylinder DOHC with direct injection 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

Surprisingly even with a lower torque as compared to Mazda 3 (Sport) and Subaru Impreza, the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe hails on top in the 0-60 mph and quarter-mile acceleration test.

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

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 2018 Honda Civic Coupe 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

2018 Honda Civic Coupe Fuel Economy

The fuel economy of 2018 Honda Civic Coupe is the best among its class. It gives a combined economy of 32 miles per gallon (mpg). The 2018 Honda Civic Coupe 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

2018 Honda Civic Coupe Interior

The interiors of the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe 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 is the lowest with just 91 ft-cube capacity compared to the topmost in Subaru Impreza of 112 ft-cube. Even the Sedan Honda Civic LX has a higher passenger volume of 97.8 ft-cube. The question is, does this make it less spacious? No! There’s a cozy feel to the car which is unmatched. However, it is perfect for 5 standard sized adults.

Cargo Capacity:

The cargo capacity of the 2018 Honda 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 which is a major concern for a family of five going on a vacation with nowhere to keep their luggage. 3 ft-cube less than the Honda Civic LX Sedan and almost 8 ft-cube less than the Mazda 3 (Sport) which can be a huge game changer.

Model

Honda civic Coupe LX

Subaru Impreza

Mazda 3 (Sport)

Behind 2nd Row (ft-cube)

12.1

13.2

20.2

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 2018 Honda Civic Coupe features a 7-Inch Display with Electrostatic Touch Screen with integrated features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Sirius Radio, and HD Radio. It is also equipped with 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.

Interior Features

The interior features offered in the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe are beyond its class and hence makes the car feel all the more royal on the inside. From utility to comfort, the interiors offer everything that is desirable for a comfortable and hassle-free ride.

  • Heated front seats
  • Fold-down rear seatback
  • 12V power outlet in the front
  • Rear window defroster
  • Leather seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Beverage holder
  • Sliding sun visors
  • Center console with sliding armrest and storage compartment

2018 Honda Civic Coupe Exterior

Dimension and Weight

The 2018 Honda Civic Coupe 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

Wheel base(in)

106.3

105.1

106.3

Track width(in) F/R

60.9/61.5

60.6/60.8

61.2/61.4

Exterior Features

  • The 2018 Honda Civic Coupe comes with standard exterior features like fog lamps, variable intermittent windshield wipers, taillights with integrated LED light bars and more as mentioned.
  • SMART Entry with walk-away auto-lock
  • HEATED Body Coloured power side-mirrors
  • Security system with remote entry and trunk release
  • Projector beam halogen headlights with auto on/off
  • One-touch power moon-roof with tilt features
  • Spoilers (Optional)

2018 Honda Civic Coupe Safety

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

2018 Honda Civic Coupe Competition

Mazda 3 (Sport):

The Mazda 3 (Sport) is another car which stands as a real contender against the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe. With larger cargo capacity and better spaciousness, it beats the LX and the LX-P variants of the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe model.

Mazda 3, however, would not be as strong competitors to the turbocharged engines of the EX-T and higher variants of the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe. Though, the difference in the ride is not as significant as it should seem.

2018 Honda Civic Coupe 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 setbacks of being less spacious and having lesser boot space as compared to its competitor like Mazda 3 (Sport) can be a deal breaker for the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe.

Ultimately it all comes down to the personal choices like the aesthetics, the brand etc. There are better choices available in the market. Mazda 3 (Sport) being the best choice with family-friendly features and high-performance specs do better than the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe. The top models of the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe are a better choice but with tough competitors still out there.