The eleventh generation of Honda’s legendary compact car has been around for a couple of years and once again, it proved its quality and it is widely considered one of the best models in the class. Just like before, it comes in different body styles. While there is no coupe version anymore, the hatchback and sedan body styles are here and things shouldn’t change until the next year. Therefore, we expect a familiar layout from the 2024 Honda Civic Sedan, though there are some novelties that various reports are suggesting, particularly in terms of the hybrid powertrain, which could be introduced to the North American market.
In any case, the sedan will continue with its exclusive features compared to the hatchback. Of course, there is the matter of aesthetics, as well as the fact that this body style is a little bit longer. On the other hand, the cargo area is smaller, while there is a specific range of trim levels on offer.
We expect that the 2024 Honda Civic Sedan will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2024 Honda Civic Sedan Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the current generation of Civic is available in two body styles. The 2024 Honda Civic Sedan is about to carry on in the same way, with the same design that’s characterized by pretty elegant lines and a roofline that offers a bit of a sloping layout, which makes this sedan look like a four-door coupe a little bit. What’s worth mentioning is that the sedan is 15.3 feet long, while the hatchback is 14.9 feet long.
On the other hand, there aren’t bigger differences between the two body styles in terms of mechanics. The same is with the chassis setup, which includes standard multi-link independent suspension on the rear end, which is one of the reasons why Civic handles so well but remains smooth and comfortable at the same time.
On the inside, the current-generation Civic sports one of the nicest dashboard designs in the class. It is characterized by a design that combines classic aesthetics with modern tech features, and such a combination provides a pretty impressive appearance. Moreover, the materials are really fine, and everything feels assembled pretty well.
Besides great build quality, Civic’s cabin also offers plenty of passenger space. The front seats are massive and comfortable, though we would like to see a little bit more lumbar support in base models. Considering that this is one of the largest vehicles in the class, it’s not a surprise that the second-row legroom is excellent. On the other hand, taller passengers may struggle with headroom in the second row.
The cargo area offers around 14.8 cubic feet of space, which is good for a compact sedan. Still, the hatchback offers nearly 25 cubic feet.
Trim Levels and Features
We don’t expect bigger changes in this aspect. So, the trim level organization should remain the same. The 2024 Honda Civic Sedan will be offered in four trim levels, starting from the Sport trim, which includes standard features like 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, remote ignition, keyless entry, automatic climate control, height-adjustable driver’s seat, 7-inch infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 8-speaker audio system etc.
The EX trim brings the turbocharged engine, along with heated mirrors, sunroof, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, additional USB etc.
The next one is the Touring trim, which is equipped with automatic wipers, foglights, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, 9-inch infotainment screen, wireless smartphone integration, Bose audio system, satellite radio and more.
Finally, there is the Si trim, with a more powerful engine, manual transmission and upgrades like sport suspension, bigger brakes, limited-slip front differential, performance tires etc.
2024 Honda Civic Sedan Engines
The engine lineup would start with the good-old and well-proven 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated inline-four, which puts out 158 horsepower. Also, we count on the 1.5-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. In the case of the sedan, the only transmission choice is CVT, while the hatchback is also available with the 6-speed manual.
On the other hand, the performance-oriented Si is available only with a 6-speed manual transmission, which comes in a combination with a more capable version of a 1.5-liter turbo-four, with a max output of 200 horsepower.
Some sources also speculate about the hybrid version to be introduced to the US market the next year. Currently, this powertrain is available in Europe and Japan, with a combined output of 181 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque.
2024 Honda Civic Sedan Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Honda Civic Sedan will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year. The sedan is a little bit more affordable than the hatchback. It currently starts at around $24.700 and we don’t expect to see significant changes for the next year.