2021 Honda Civic Hatchback

What’s new

  • No significant changes for the sedan or hatchback
  • Coupe body style and Si trim level dropped from lineup
  • Type R Limited Edition features special paint, unique wheels and tires and lighter weight
  • Part of the 10th Civic generation introduced for 2016

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent performance from the turbocharged engine
  • Ride quality expertly balances comfort and athleticism
  • Many standard advanced tech and safety features
  • Roomy cabin with high-quality materials
  • Overly vigilant forward collision warning system
  • Overstyled exterior may not be for everyone
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2021 Honda Civic Review

The 10th-generation Honda Civic is entering its sunset years. It's been around since 2016 and we expect a fully redesigned version to debut in the next year or two. But don't take that to mean the Civic is old or tired. Thanks to its impressive mix of performance, comfort, safety and value, the 2021 Civic is still Edmunds' top-rated small car.

Although Honda has discontinued the two-door coupe body style and performance-oriented Civic Si trim level for the 2021 model year, you can still get the Honda Civic hatchback and sedan. They have the same features, so picking one or the other largely comes down to styling preference and how much you value the extra practicality of the hatchback. And if you're looking for something that's a blast to drive but doesn't compromise when it comes to utility, check out the amped-up, 306-horsepower Honda Civic Type R.

There are other interesting picks for a small hatchback. There's the sharp-looking Mazda 3, the value-packed Kia Forte or the all-wheel-drive Subaru Impreza, for instance. But if there's a no-brainer of the group, the Honda is it.

What's it like to live with?

We spent a year with a Honda Civic sedan when this generation first debuted and walked away as impressed as when the car first arrived. It's comfortable, practical and fun to drive, even in a non-performance spec. Check out our Civic long-term road test to learn what it was like to live with. Note that while we tested a 2016, most of our observations still apply to the 2021 Civic.

Edmunds’ Expert Rating
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Our verdict

8.2 / 10
The Civic hatchback is an all-around favorite thanks to quick acceleration, a comfortable and roomy interior, a long list of features, and large cargo space.

How does it drive?

8.5
The Civic turns into corners smoothly, and the steering is always appropriate for the occasion: light at low speeds and heavier and stable at higher speeds. In Edmunds testing, our Sport Touring hatchback went 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds, which is quick for this class. The braking performance is also strong.

The continuously variable automatic (CVT) doesn't respond like a regular automatic transmission — downshifts take a beat longer than usual, for example — but the trade-off is greater efficiency. The Sport trim designation is mostly about cosmetics; performance-minded drivers will want to get the Si or Type R trim.

How comfortable is it?

8.0
The Civic's front seats have a supportive shape and a wide range of adjustment. The armrests could be softer, but otherwise you can stay comfortable on long drives in these seats. Even the seat heaters are excellent. Aiding comfort is the Civic's poised and pleasantly absorbent ride quality, even on broken pavement.

Cabin noise is a mixed bag. The road noise coming from the Sport Touring's low-profile tires is sometimes intrusive and not helped by the hatchback's resonant cabin. On the other hand, the Civic's engine is quiet at cruising speeds.

How’s the interior?

8.5
It's easy to dial in a comfortable and confident driving position for short and tall drivers alike. Front and rear headroom is generous, and rear legroom is ample. There's enough room for a tall passenger to sit behind a tall driver. The large door openings, combined with doors that are short in length, make for easy entry and exit even in tight spaces. Outward visibility is also impressive.

The cockpit is inviting and easy to get along with, too, except for a couple of frequently used controls that have been inexplicably placed on the touchscreen.

How’s the tech?

8.5
After several years of subpar infotainment, today's Civic offers a media system to rival the competition. The navigation system is intuitive to use, and audio quality is pleasing. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard on all but the base LX trim, which is ideal for drivers who prefer to bypass Honda's native system. Honda's system doesn't recognize natural speech, so the voice control functions require following specific commands.

We like that the Honda Sensing package of safety features is standard. But false alarms from the overly sensitive forward collision system are common and quickly become tiresome. You can adjust the sensitivity, but even in its least intrusive mode it's still a problem. The LaneWatch blind-spot camera is sometimes more of a distraction than a help.

How’s the storage?

8.5
With 25.7 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, the Civic hatchback is generous with luggage space, although its maximum cargo capacity (46.2 cubic feet with the rear seats folded) is only average. The low liftover height makes for easy loading, but the angled rear window may get in the way of bulkier boxes.

Up front, there are plenty of clever pockets and trays for personal items, even a cord management system for keeping phone cables neatly tucked away. For child transport duty, the tall rear doors and generous rear legroom make it easy to fit bulky rear-facing child seats. The car seat anchors are clearly marked.

How economical is it?

8.0
The EPA pegs the Civic hatchback with the CVT automatic at 32 mpg combined. We achieved an impressive 35.4 mpg on our evaluation loop. Overall, we think you'll be able to match the EPA's numbers.

Is it a good value?

8.0
The Civic hatchback is thoughtfully designed and fitted with nice-looking materials for a volume-selling car. The wide range of trim levels allows you to get behind the wheel inexpensively (the LX) or load up with plenty of appealing features (the Sport Touring). Warranty and roadside assistance are on par with coverage for other compact cars.

Wildcard

7.5
The Sport Touring trim hatchback looks sportier than the sedan because of its bulkier and more aggressive (some will say overdone) styling, but it's no more engaging to drive. It's more touring than sport, but that's not a complaint. It is nice to drive, puts up respectable performance numbers, is roomy and comfortable, and offers versatile cargo handling.

Which Civic does Edmunds recommend?

The base LX Honda Civic hatchback has a decent number of features, including the turbocharged engine that commands a premium in the sedan. But we suggest stepping up to the Sport trim. You get a bit more horsepower, an available manual transmission, and an upgraded infotainment and audio system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2021 Honda Civic models

The 2021 Honda Civic hatchback is available in four trim levels: LX, Sport, EX and Sport Touring. All four are powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. It makes 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque in the LX and EX. The Sport and Sport Touring are a little more powerful and make 180 hp and 162 lb-ft (177 lb-ft with the manual).

The LX and EX come standard with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). A six-speed manual is standard on the Sport and Sport Touring, with the CVT optional. All Civics are front-wheel-drive.

LX
The base LX comes reasonably well equipped, with standard features such as:

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic climate control
  • 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Four-speaker audio system
  • One USB port
  • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the Civic back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • Automatic high beams

Sport
In addition to a little extra power and your choice of CVT or six-speed manual, the Sport trim includes:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Sporty exterior design touches such as center-mounted exhaust and underbody spoiler
  • Foglights
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Remote start
  • Rear-seat armrest and cupholders
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters on CVT-equipped models
  • 7-inch touchscreen display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Eight-speaker audio system

EX
The EX trim forgoes some of the sporty touches and instead gains:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Honda LaneWatch (a camera mounted on the right exterior mirror shows the Civic's blind spot when you activate the turn signal)
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Sunroof
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Heated front seats
  • SiriusXM radio
  • An additional USB charging port

Sport Touring
The Sport Touring trim combines features from the Sport and EX models, including the former's 18-inch wheels, center exhaust and optional manual transmission. Other features include:

  • LED headlights
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated rear outboard seats
  • Leather seating
  • Power-adjustable passenger seat
  • Integrated navigation system
  • 12-speaker audio system

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    In this comparison, Alistair Weaver pits the two hottest hatchbacks you can get against each other: the Mini John Cooper Works GP and the Honda Civic Type R.

    [MUSIC PLAYING] ALISTAIR WEAVER: The Honda Civic Type R has long been Edmunds's favorite hot hatch, but now its crown is under threat from the limited edition 2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP, the most powerful, most extreme, and the most expensive production Mini ever. I'm Alistair Weaver, and we're here at the Edmunds Test Track with two of the hottest hatchbacks ever produced. Both are either new or updated, both are over 300 horsepower, both are front wheel drive, and both are uncompromising in their pursuit of performance. We're going to put them through the full Edmunds testing procedure, and then we're going to drive them on the track and declare a winner. But before all of that, be sure to subscribe to the Edmunds channel, and check out the link below for a companion piece on Edmunds.com that reveals all the testing data. Let's get on with it. To be honest, I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Minis. It was my mom's first car, and legend has it that if she hadn't broken down in it and asked my dad for help, then I wouldn't have been here. And I'm sure we can all agree what a tragedy that would have been. That first, classic Mini really was a work of genius, a genuinely pioneering family car with trick suspension that just happened to be good on the track and rally stage. The Mini Cooper S that won the Monte Carlo rally still looked like my mom's shopping machine. It had a kind of utilitarian chic. Unlike this car. It's like Mini's designers took one look at the Honda Civic Type R and said, hold my beer. Now, whether you like it or not is purely subjective, and I certainly enjoy its sense of theater. But what does irritate me is how much of it is fake. Now, Carlos Lago has his pen. My old skiing buddy, Matt Watson at Carlyle has his Stick of Truth, and I have my Chopstick of Shame. So ready for this, Charlie? Stay with me. Engine air intake? No such thing. Engine power bulge? Also fake. Front grille? Well, some of it's real. Some of it's not. We can forgive that, I think. These kind of wheel arch extensions designed to widen the track of the car give you, in theory, a bit more poise and stability. This is using carbon-reinforced plastic, the sort of thing that you find on the BMW I3 and I8. And apparently, they channel down the side of the car. But if you follow me, you'll see at the back here that these vents don't really go anywhere. But what it actually does is collect gravel-- strange. You also get that natty little gas cap. And then, if you can follow me to the rear, please, sir, there's a diffuser down here. If you crawl underneath, you'll discover it isn't really a diffuser at all. You get some fantastic looking exhaust pipes. Now, the piece de resistance is this split-wing, complete with little gurney flaps. Now, you might be thinking this is a moment of aerodynamic genius, but what it's actually for is to make sure that you don't decapitate the aerial every time you open the truck. Watch this. [LAUGHS] The other thing I should point out, if you look inside, in order to save weight, Mini has junked the rear seats-- you can't even have them fitted as an option-- and gone to is the luggage shelf. What you do get is this sort of red bar, which, at first glance, looks like a strut brace designed to improve the integrity of the body shell. But according to Mini, it's actually there to stop your shopping whacking you in the back if you brake suddenly. It's quite a collection. It's not exactly minimalism. In fact, in my eyes, it's not exactly Mini. It's hard to argue that under BMW's stewardship, Mini is getting further and further away from that original purist ethos. But at least it's not just a styling exercise. There is meat on those bones, which is just as well given it costs $45,000, or around $8,000 more than the Civic Type R. You get 301 horsepower. That's 73 more than the standard John Cooper Works. There's reinforced crankshaft. There's new pistons, a new turbo, a new oil sump, even a new engine mount. But the one thing you don't get is a manual gearbox. Apparently, BMW doesn't have a manual box for a transverse engine capable of handling the GT's 331 pounds-feet of torque. Instead, you have an eight-speed auto with flappy paddles-- more of which later. Like every car we test, we've put it through the full gamut of the Edmunds experience-- so 1/4-mile speeds, braking, and even lateral acceleration, or G-Force to you and I. And now, by the magic of socially distanced cellular technology, I'm being texted the results. So text me, please, Mr. Editor. [DIGITAL EFFECTS] And here we go. Honda Civic Type R, 0 to 60, 5.7 seconds. Mini GP, 5.1, helped by that automatic gearbox and slightly lazy clutch action in the Honda. 1/4 of a mile, 13.8 at 103.6 miles an hour for the Honda, 13.2 for the Mini at 108.5 miles an hour. So braking, that's how fast it stops, from 60 to 0, 107 feet for the Honda, 105 feet for the Mini. So about that much shorter. Now onto the skid pad for a measure of lateral acceleration G-Force. Honda Civic Type R, 1.03g, which is a really good result. Anything over 1g, particularly for a front-drive hatch, is super impressive. Mini GP? Drum roll, please. [DRUM ROLL] 0.99g. So the Honda has more lateral grip. Enough of the stats. Let's hit the circuit. You've probably noticed by now that here we're focusing mainly on the Mini. If you want the full tech lowdown on the Type R, watch Carlos Lagos's superb film on our channel. Now we'll hit the track. So as I warm my car up, let's reacquaint ourselves with the benchmark. It's amazing how immediately at home you feel in the Civic Type R. These seats are fantastic, way better than they are in the Mini. And this driving position really is first-rate. I like the Alcantara wheel they've got on this, the recently updated type R, and it's got this slightly thicker, heavier gear know. Now, I remember a development engineer once telling me that you could tell how sporty a car was by the distance between the gear stick and the steering wheel. And in this car, it's-- well, it's barely a hand span of my slightly puny hand. So it's nice, on a modern car, to be able to feel the cogs mesh in the way that you can in the Honda. Doesn't sound amazing, but what this car's always done well is to put its power down. There's over 300 horsepower. Through front-wheel drives, it's normally a recipe for problems. But actually, you can start to feed out of these corners at 90 degree right and feel the turbo kicking and provide that torque, and away you go. 7,000, hitting the rev limiter, hard on the brakes. Lift off, turn it in a little bit. Held the nose. You can start to feel the rear end rotate. This is a car that you can steer on the throttle, but without it ever feeling alarming. I'm going to go into R-plus mode, which, on the road, it makes it way, way too harsh. But it's actually been designed for circuit use or tracks like this. So this is now their Civic Type R in full attack. You never forget you're in a front-wheel drive car, but there's a lot of fluency. Yes, you can place the car really well on the circuit. And I love this rest matching as well. In some ways, it's kind of lazy not to have to heel and toe, but it does make life easy a little bit to say that you're hitting the rev limiter. Fourth gear, a little lift through here, and hard on the brakes. Down to third, moved a little bit on the braking. That's OK. Turn it in. Hard on the throttle, and the car actually helps you to pull it out of the corner. It's really easy to drive, but it's still entertaining, and it's far from intimidating. And that little bump in that corner, you can feel how aggressive the damping is in this mode. But that's always going to be in the Honda's favor. Because it's got electronic dumping on the road, you can switch it down to Comfort or even Sport and have a ride quality which is compliant enough to be tolerable. Of course, the other thing in the Honda's favor is this is still a proper five-seater family car with a good-sized trunk and plenty of space for genuine adults behind me. This really is a car that you can sell to the family as a everyday tool. Right, come on, Mini. Inside, it'll instantly feel familiar to pretty much any other Mini driver. You do get, though, these fairly funky digital displays and some 3D-printed flappy paddles here on the steering wheel that actually move with the rack. You also get more 3D printing here on the dashboard, including your car's unique build number. Apart from that, though, pretty much business as usual, including the excellent Mini driving position. On the electronics, you have a unique Mini GT Stability Control Mode. If I activate it here, it gives me this little message on the dash that says "Sporty Driving Experience due to Later Intervention of Suspension Control Systems." Which is odd, because it does absolutely nothing to the suspension. Anyway, let's go. [EXHAUST REVVING] To be honest, our handling circuit at the Edmunds Test Track could have been tailor-made for this Mini. It's more like a tarmac rally stage than a traditional racing circuit. So if it's going to feel good anywhere, it should feel good here. To create this car, Mini's engineers have given the standard John Cooper Works a thorough going-over. It now sits 10 millimeters-- that's about 1/3 of an inch-- lower to the ground, and they've upgraded the springs, the dampers, and the stabilizer bars. Now, unlike the Honda, there is no electronic damping. So it only really has one mode, and that's, well, angry. So it's kind of like my ex. So at the moment, we're in stability GP mode. Let's see what she can do. Now, that ride quality on the road at times, if I'm honest, can feel slightly brutal. It never really settles. And I was driving down the highway, talking to a friend on the phone, and I had to actually apologize, because he could hear this kind of fluttering in my voice. And when you hit expansion joints, then there a real hard kick in your spine. But this circuit here is a lot smoother, so that's diminished. But it's still very, very firm. And the other thing about it is you have this constant presence of torque steer, the challenge that the front tires have of actually deploying all that power. The way the Honda puts its power down is a lot more efficient. You're always conscious it is front-wheel drive, but it works with you. In the Mini, you feel that the mechanical diff is always doing battle. And you can feel that sort of kicking back through the steering. And I don't want a sports car that's easy to drive. I don't-- I want to feel like there's a challenge. I want to feel like it rewards me when I do things well. But this car, it feels like it's not so much working with you as hampering progress. Ultimately, somehow, as well, in this pursuit of ultimate performance, Mini's deprived this car of the kind of ultimate agility for which it's renowned. I can't help think that a standard Cooper S would feel a lot more agile, a lot more willing to play than this GP does. I'm going to try, now, actually, just turning all the systems off. Dynamic stability control is now completely off. Let's see what difference this makes. So turn it in, be patient. [SCOFFS] I keep knocking the gearstick with my knee. Coming out of this second gear corner, I feel that I'm constantly fighting that front end. Turn it in. You have to be pretty aggressive to kill that initial understeer, and again. And then you see the car. As soon as I come back onto the power, the car is wanting to push me effectively to the outside of the circuit. And particularly on a circuit as tight and twisty as this, when you really do want to use the full extremity of the tarmac, it doesn't inspire confidence in the way that the Honda does. Also, you don't have a manual gearbox, which as fine. My god, but nor is it a double clutch transmission. It's actually a standard auto, which means it's not as quick to change. Sometimes, particularly on the downshifts, you shift, and then you kind of wait for it to happen. You get this initial push, and that will fire it out I feel like I'm working that much harder, and not, necessarily, in a good way. And I'm sorry if this is sounding really negative, because on paper, it's got so much going for it. But it's just not working for me. And earlier, I actually threw the keys to a couple of other members of the Edmunds test team for their opinion, and we all kind of came up with the same feeling. I find it, actually, quite frustrating, because as I said at the beginning, I've always liked Minis, and I really, really wanted to like this GP. But it just feels like they're trying to push their recipe a bit too far. You sometimes get into cars that are driven more by a kind of marketing demand to create some buzz and create some excitement in the media than a bunch of engineering know-how. And this car feels like that. It's somehow less than the sum of its parts. It just feels like they're stretching themselves a little bit too far. [MUSIC PLAYING] And so to the conclusion. And to be honest, I'm finding it difficult to be so hard on the Mini, because I really, really wanted to like the GP. I love mad cars, and this is certainly one of those. But we're here to be objective. And I reckon you buy that car because you must have the fastest, most expensive, arguably one of the most exclusive Minis ever built. But you don't buy it because it's a great car, because frankly, it isn't. If you really care about cars and excellence like I do-- and so does everybody else at Edmunds-- then the only choice is the Honda Civic Type R. The best just got that little bit better. To be honest, it wasn't even close.

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    Features & Specs

    Sport 4dr Hatchback features & specs
    Sport 4dr Hatchback
    1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT
    MSRP$23,900
    MPG 29 city / 35 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
    Horsepower180 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    EX 4dr Hatchback features & specs
    EX 4dr Hatchback
    1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT
    MSRP$24,500
    MPG 31 city / 40 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
    Horsepower174 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    Type R 4dr Hatchback features & specs
    Type R 4dr Hatchback
    2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M
    MSRP$37,495
    MPG 22 city / 28 hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission6-speed manual
    Horsepower306 hp @ 6500 rpm
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    Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback features & specs
    Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback
    1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT
    MSRP$29,200
    MPG 29 city / 35 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
    Horsepower180 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    Safety

    NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

    Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
    Side Crash RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Side Barrier RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
    Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
    RolloverRating
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.5%

    IIHS Rating

    The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

    Side Impact Test
    Good
    Roof Strength Test
    Good
    Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
    IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
    Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

    Honda Civic vs. the competition

    Honda Civic vs. Mazda 3

    The Mazda 3 is a favorite at Edmunds. We like the stylish design, premium interior and especially the ride and handling. It does lose out when it comes to cargo and passenger space compared to most vehicles in this class. Like the Civic, it's available as both a sedan and hatchback. Unlike the Honda, Mazda offers the 3 with optional all-wheel drive. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Mazda 3 sedan.

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    Honda Civic vs. Subaru Impreza

    The Subaru Impreza has a lot going for it. It comes standard with an extensive suite of driver aids as well as all-wheel drive. It's comfortable and roomy, especially if you opt for the hatchback. We wish it had a bit more power, and the interior feels a bit cheap in certain places. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Subaru Impreza.

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    Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla

    The Corolla and the Civic have quite a bit in common. Both are available as a hatchback or sedan and have a comfortable ride and a decent list of standard and optional driver aids. We think the Honda edges it out, however, with a roomier rear seat and a quieter cabin.

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    FAQ

    Is the Honda Civic a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Civic both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.2 out of 10. You probably care about Honda Civic fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Civic gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg to 34 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Civic ranges from 22.6 to 25.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Honda Civic. Learn more

    What's new in the 2021 Honda Civic?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Honda Civic:

    • No significant changes for the sedan or hatchback
    • Coupe body style and Si trim level dropped from lineup
    • Type R Limited Edition features special paint, unique wheels and tires and lighter weight
    • Part of the 10th Civic generation introduced for 2016
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    Is the Honda Civic reliable?

    To determine whether the Honda Civic is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Civic. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Civic's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2021 Honda Civic a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Honda Civic is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Civic and gave it a 8.2 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Civic is a good car for you. Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2021 Honda Civic?

    The least-expensive 2021 Honda Civic is the 2021 Honda Civic LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $22,000.

    Other versions include:

    • Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) which starts at $23,900
    • EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) which starts at $24,500
    • Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $37,495
    • Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) which starts at $29,200
    • Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $23,100
    • LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) which starts at $22,000
    • Type R Limited Edition 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $43,995
    • Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $28,400
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    What are the different models of Honda Civic?

    If you're interested in the Honda Civic, the next question is, which Civic model is right for you? Civic variants include Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT). For a full list of Civic models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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    2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Overview

    The 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback is offered in the following styles: Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Type R Limited Edition 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

    What do people think of the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Civic Hatchback.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Civic Hatchback featuring deep dives into trim levels including Sport, EX, Type R, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Read our full review of the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback here.

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    What's a good price for a New 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback?

    2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

    The 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,155. The average price paid for a new 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $1,235 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,235 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $28,920.

    The average savings for the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is 4.1% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 21 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

    The 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,855. The average price paid for a new 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $1,044 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,044 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $23,811.

    The average savings for the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is 4.2% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 45 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2021 Honda Civic Hatchback LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

    The 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,955. The average price paid for a new 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $1,224 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,224 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $21,731.

    The average savings for the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is 5.3% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 9 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2021 Honda Civic Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

    The 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,455. The average price paid for a new 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $1,157 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,157 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $24,298.

    The average savings for the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is 4.5% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 29 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

    The 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,450. The average price paid for a new 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $1,402 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,402 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $37,048.

    The average savings for the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is 3.6% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 7 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

    The 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,055. The average price paid for a new 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $856 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $856 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $23,199.

    The average savings for the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is 3.6% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 2 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

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    Which 2021 Honda Civic Hatchbacks are available in my area?

    2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Listings and Inventory

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    Should I lease or buy a 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback?

    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.

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