Japanese popular automaker just revealed that the upcoming 2021 Honda Civic Sedan would be no longer available with a manual transmission. From the information that we got, all forthcoming Civic sedans will be available with only CVT automatic. If you can remember, the CVT is previously used as an option on LX and Sport trims. Moreover, alongside this news, the 10th-generation model will also host a few small changes that will increase its price.
Prices for the EX, EX-L, and Touring trim will rise by $250, while the base model price should be increased by $1050. Like before, the manufacturer will offer the same engines. The LX and Sport trim come with a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter inline-four, while the upper trims come with a potent turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-four.
2021 Honda Civic Sedan Exterior Upgrades
The exterior design of the 2021 Honda Civic Sedan will not differ too much from the predecessor. Generally, the new model will keep the same proportion and shape as the outgoing model. However, some small refreshments are happening on the front, and we can see more attractive styling.
Looking at the first released photos, the Honda Civic Sedan features more chrome around fog lights, a revised LED headlights, and the same grille that we saw on the famous Insight model. Generally, most of nowadays Honda models use the same design language. On the back, the most attention took C-shaped LED taillights, giving this a more distinctive look. However, like the previous model, the new one features the same 16-inch wheels that are standard.
Interior Styling and Trim Features
The new 10th generation 2021 Honda Civic offers a very modern and stylish cabin. Generally, this model has been evolved over the years, providing excellent comfort and ease to use techs. The Civic’s interior space is impressive, especially in the sedan version. This model offers rear legroom of 37.4 inches. Also, trunk space is one of the best with 15.1 cubic feet and is on a par with several midsize sedans.
In terms of techs, the base LX models are offered with the same 5-inch LCD screen. However, buyers will get a much better 7-inch touchscreen on the upper trims that come standard with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration. At the top of the lineup is the Touring model. This trim adds a 10-speaker/450-watt premium audio system, satellite navigation with traffic information, and a 4-way power passenger seat.
Two Engine Variants
The newest 2021 Honda Civic Sedan is available with two engine choices. The first one is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, which powers LX and Sport sedan models. This unit produces 158-horsepower. However, the next one is available on the hatchback EX, EX-L trims, as well as on the Touring models of the sedan. This powertrain is turbocharged, and it consists of a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder that makes 174 horsepower.
Most Civics models come standard with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). As we mentioned, the manual transmission is no longer available on the sedan version. Front-wheel drive comes standard, just like all other competitors in this class. However, you can still optionally add an all-wheel-drive system.
2021 Honda Civic Price and Release Date
From what we heard, the latest 2021 Honda Civic Sedan will still be affordable. The base model should start at just over $20,000, while the topline Touring sedan could reach the price of $28,000.
All Civic models will be available next year. At its starting price, the 2021 Honda Civic is in line with rivals such as Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Nissan Sentra, and Subaru Impreza.