Entry-Level LX Trim Could Come Back With 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback!?

Although still pretty fresh, the new Civic will soon enter the third production year. We are talking about the upcoming 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback, which is expected to carry on in a familiar way, although some minor tweaks are always possible. Of course, the overall design would remain the same, as it is still early for a mid-cycle update. On the other hand, minor changes like new color options and new standard features are always possible.

All this means that we know what to expect from the next year’s model. This is one of the best models in the class, which benefits from the practical hatchback body style and offers a generous cargo area. Also, there are typical Civic qualities, such as engaging handling, refined powertrain options, a well-built interior and generous passenger space.

As no bigger changes are about to come, we presume that the 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.

2024 Honda Civic Hatchback

2024 Honda Civic Hatchback Design

So, the 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback is expected to be a typical carryover model, at least when it comes to the overall design. Although the mechanical part of the vehicle is the same as in the case of the sedan, there are a few differences regarding exterior design. Of course, the main one is in the case of the rear end layout, where you can find fifth doors that bring many benefits, particularly in terms of cargo space. Interestingly, the hatchback is four inches shorter than the sedan.

As the mechanical aspect is the same, the same is the ride quality too. This hatchback offers pretty engaging handling but doesn’t sacrifice comfort at all. It is smooth and absorbs road imperfections in a pretty nice manner. Also, it’s good to know that the high-performance Type R comes exclusively in a hatchback body style, with various mechanical upgrades, including a new suspension, chassis reinforcements, limited slip differential and many more.


As we’ve just mentioned, one of the main benefits that the fifth door brings is a larger cargo area. In this case, the cargo area offers around 25.5 cubic feet, which is significantly more compared to the sedan, which is good for about 15 cubic feet. This is one of the largest vehicles in the class, so it’s no wonder that the second row is very generous with space and accommodates adults with ease. The front seats are, of course, also spacious and comfortable, with very good side support.

2024 Honda Civic Hatchback Interior

Besides space, this hatchback also offers very good build quality. Of course, you can notice Honda’s new design approach in terms of dashboard design, with elegant styling and very nice materials. We also like the generous offer of tech and convenience features.


This is where various reports suggest changes for the 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback. Allegedly, the Japanese manufacturer is about to bring back the entry-level LX trim, which would make the car more affordable.

On the other hand, the rest of the trim-level organization should carry on in the same way. So, there is the Sport trim, with 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, keyless entry and ignition, automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 7-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 8-speaker audio system etc.

The EX-L comes with a turbocharged engine, heated mirrors, a sunroof, dual-zone climate control, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather upholstery etc.

The Sport Touring adds automatic wipers, foglights, an auto-dimming mirror, a 9-inch infotainment screen, wireless smartphone integration, wireless charging, navigation, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, satellite and HD radio etc.

Finally, there is the Type R, with a super-capable turbo-four engine, upgraded brakes, adaptive suspension, sport exhaust, sports seats, exclusive suede upholstery, and many more.

2024 Honda Civic Hatchback Engines

The engine lineup should remain the same. So, base versions should continue with a super-reliable and refined 2.0-liter inline-four, which is good for about 158 horsepower. This engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual or CVT. The upgrade comes in the form of a 1.5-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque and depending on the trim level, you can pair it with a 6-speed manual or CVT. Finally, there is the Type R, equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque and comes exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox.

2024 Honda Civic Type R

When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine can return up to 30 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. The optional turbo-four is even better and returns around 33/42 mpg city/highway.

2024 Honda Civic Hatchback Release Date and Price

We expect to see the 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback sometime in the last quarter of the year. The current model starts at around 26.000 dollars. Key competitors are the Toyota Corolla hatchback, Mazda 3 Hatchback etc.

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