2013 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Gets better...

2013 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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EX Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)

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By rick4924 on


2013 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


I have had my 2013 Civic EX Sedan now for over 6 months.
I initially had trouble getting comfortable in the seat but now that I have adjusted the horribly forward-tilted headrest and found a seat height and steering wheel adjustment that works for me, I find the car comfortable for my daily commute.
Other than that, the car is flawless so far and has that "Honda Feel" behind the wheel that only a Honda can provide in my experience - like its connected to you in someway and always seems to know what you want to do!

Best Features

Smooth ride and good handling in the city and out on the highway. Smooth, quiet ride, decent acceleration for a small car (sometimes it feels strained), great MPG, handles very well and is fun to drive. It has a decent stereo with the 6-speaker system in the EX. The connectivity is great with all music and phone options you need. The information screen is easy to use and provides good information about MPG, maintenance and stereo functions. Solid build quality with no rattles so far. Back seat is decent for a small car but you won't want to ride back there on a long trip most likely. Trunk space is good.

Worst Features

Acceleration feels weak at times. I think once they migrate the new generation direct-injection Earth Dreams technology into the Civic, the acceleration will improve if the Accord is any indication of what the new engine will be like. The acceleration is not bad in this Civic but sometimes if feels a bit strained when you want more power (A/C saps power big time!) so just a tad more power and torque would be appreciated - the Earth Dreams power train will surely provide this in future Civics - but for a daily commuter this Civic is great and when you push it, it will perform even when merging or passing if you get the the V-Tech in the sweet spot above 5,000 RPM's.
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