Used 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback
Which Civic does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Excellent fuel economy and performance from turbocharged engines
- Ride quality expertly balances comfort and athleticism
- Many available advanced technology and safety features
- Roomy cabin with high-quality materials
- Touchscreen interface is confusing and slow to respond to inputs
- Overly vigilant forward collision warning system is frustrating
- Slow-responding adaptive cruise control system
- For 2018, the Honda Civic carries forward unchanged
Overall rating8.0 / 10
It's hard to overstate how much we like the 2018 Honda Civic. When equipped with the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, it's one of the best cars in its class for delivering both impressive acceleration and high fuel economy. Inside, it has plenty of room for passengers, clever storage solutions and more cargo space than most competitors in any body style. It also offers technology features that put some other compact cars to shame and safety ratings that are among the best.
Available as a sedan, coupe or hatchback, in a variety of powertrains, the Civic has a version for every niche, and all of them are good. Want more sauce? There's the sportier Civic Si, as well as the absolutely bananas Civic Type R. Just as impressive, neither one sacrifices the qualities we love about the standard variants.
The Civic does have some weaknesses. The infotainment interface is far from the easiest system to use, and the available forward collision alert system is prone to overreaction. Also, though cargo volume is good, the sloping rear glass of the hatchback and deck of the sedan mean that taller or bulkier items can sometimes be hard to fit.
There are competitors with specific strengths that make them worth checking out. The Mazda 3 is engaging to drive and, in higher trims, offers a near-luxury cabin. The Subaru Impreza, which comes standard with all-wheel drive, and the value-packed Kia Forte also merit consideration. Overall, though, the Civic wins the day with its multitude of strengths.
2018 Honda Civic models
The 2018 Honda Civic is a compact car offered as a sedan, coupe or hatchback. The sedan is available in six trim levels: LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, Touring and Si. There are also three hatchback-specific trims — Sport, Sport Touring and Type R — and one coupe-specific trim, LX-P.
Note that the following trim level feature information primarily relates to the sedan. The coupe and hatchback are similarly equipped but can vary slightly in certain instances.
Though it may be the base trim, the standard Civic LX comes with a lot of equipment for the money. Standard equipment highlights include a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (158 horsepower, 138 pound-feet of torque), a six-speed manual transmission (a continuously variable automatic transmission is also available), front-wheel drive, 16-inch steel wheels, LED running lights, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, automatic climate control and a height-adjustable driver's seat. Electronics features include a 5-inch central display screen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker sound system with a USB port.
Optional for just about every Civic is the Honda Sensing safety package. It includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and intervention, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
In the Civic Hatchback, the LX trim comes with the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine (174 hp, 167 lb-ft of torque), while the coupe-only LX-P trim comes standard with the 2.0-liter engine, the CVT automatic, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, and remote start.
The hatchback-specific Sport comes with the LX equipment plus a more powerful version of the turbocharged engine (180 hp, 177 lb-ft of torque), 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a center-outlet dual exhaust, aerodynamic bodywork, a rear center armrest with cupholders, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
The Honda Civic EX builds off the base LX, adding the CVT as standard along with a sunroof, alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, a rear center armrest with cupholders, an eight-speaker audio system with dual USB ports, Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot camera, dynamic guidelines for the rearview camera, keyless ignition and entry with remote start, and a 7-inch touchscreen interface with satellite radio, HondaLink, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration (including app-based navigation).
Stepping up to the EX-T gets you the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Thanks to impressive acceleration and big fuel economy numbers (up to 32 mpg city), the turbocharged four-cylinder is enough reason alone to buy an EX-T Civic or above if you're opting for the sedan. But the EX-T also adds 17-inch wheels, foglights, dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats. For the coupe, the EX-T gets an upgraded 10-speaker stereo system. The EX hatchback is equipped similarly to the EX-T sedan, lacking only the sedan's heated front seats.
Right near the top of the heap is the EX-L sedan, which gets leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver's seat and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. An integrated navigation system is available as an option.
The hatchback-only Sport Touring essentially builds off the regular Sport trim and adds different 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, automatic wipers, a four-way power passenger seat, heated rear seats and a 12-speaker audio system. Also standard is the Honda Sensing safety package.
The Touring trim level (for the sedan and coupe) essentially comes with the same equipment as the Sport Touring hatchback noted above, but the stereo has 10 speakers instead of 12.
The Si is a midlevel performance version of the Civic that comes as a coupe or sedan, both with a more powerful version of the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (205 hp, 192 lb-ft of torque). A six-speed manual is the only transmission offered. Standard equipment is similar to what Honda has on the EX-T trim, but you also get a sport-tuned multilink suspension with adaptive dampers, bigger front brakes, a limited-slip front differential, a unique rear spoiler, Si branded seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, the 10-speaker stereo, and a unique instrument panel with faux carbon-fiber surfaces.
At the top of the performance ladder for the Civic is the hatchback-only Type R. It is equipped much like the Sport Touring trim level, but it gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (306 hp, 285 lb-ft). Like the Si, it is available only with a six-speed manual transmission. Other additions include 20-inch wheels with high-performance tires, bigger front and rear brakes, a massive rear wing, a Type R-specific suspension with adaptive dampers, and special interior and exterior styling enhancements.
|Overall||8.0 / 10|
Noise & vibration7.0
Ease of use7.0
Getting in/getting out8.0
Child safety seat accommodation8.0
Audio & navigation6.0
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts like the Civic models:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
- Applies the brakes automatically to stop the vehicle to avoid a collision.
- Lane Keeping Assist System
- Adjusts the vehicle's direction automatically to keep it from drifting out of its lane.
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Adjusts the vehicle speed to maintain a constant distance from the car in front.
NHTSA Overall Rating5 out of 5 stars
- Frontal Barrier Crash RatingOverall5 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger5 / 5
- Side Crash RatingOverall5 / 5
- Side Barrier RatingOverall5 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger5 / 5
- Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsFront Seat5 / 5Back Seat5 / 5
- RolloverRollover5 / 5Dynamic Test ResultNo TipRisk Of Rollover9.5%
- Side Impact TestGood
- Roof Strength TestGood
- Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintGood
- IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
- Moderate Overlap Front TestGood
Used 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Overview
The Used 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback is offered in the following styles: EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Type R Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), EX 4dr Hatchback w/Honda Sensing (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), EX-L 4dr Hatchback w/Navigation and Honda Sensing (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), LX 4dr Hatchback w/Honda Sensing (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), EX-L 4dr Hatchback w/Navigation (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), and LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M). Pre-owned Honda Civic Hatchback models are available with a 1.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 180 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic, 6-speed manual. The Used 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What's a good price on a Used 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback?
Price comparisons for Used 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback trim styles:
- The Used 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX is priced between $19,990 and$28,025 with odometer readings between 12402 and92561 miles.
- The Used 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Type R Touring is priced between $36,995 and$41,999 with odometer readings between 3201 and45545 miles.
- The Used 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport is priced between $20,718 and$24,998 with odometer readings between 18931 and68423 miles.
- The Used 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring is priced between $22,998 and$28,995 with odometer readings between 5379 and74482 miles.
- The Used 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX-L is priced between $23,000 and$24,990 with odometer readings between 24932 and47527 miles.
- The Used 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback LX is priced between $20,990 and$24,148 with odometer readings between 17362 and40655 miles.
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Honda Civic?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.