Honda Civic Coupe 2021 – Review, Fuel economy, Price

With a fun driving experience, a practical interior, and many versions to choose, the Civic is an even better compact car than its reputation would suggest. It offers sedan, coupe, and hatchback versions, and each is efficient and affordable. Lots of technology and safety features are available, and both the base engine and optional turbocharged engines provide good power and high fuel economy. You can choose from either a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) or a more involving six-speed manual. We love the Civic and have given the Sport hatchback our 10Best award in the past, along with the even more exciting Civic Si and Civic Type R models (which we review separately). Iconic two-door style, responsive yet efficient performance, and groundbreaking technology features help give you an idea why the Honda Civic Coupe has captured the hearts of drivers across the country. A collection of striking design cues found both inside and out help give the 2021 Honda Civic Coupe a bold appearance. You’ll have your choice of a standard 158-horsepower 2.0L DOHC multi-point injected i-VTEC® 4-cylinder or an available 174-horsepower 1.5L DOHC direct-injected turbocharged 4-cylinder for that crave extra exhilaration. The addition of the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment on every Civic Coupe model helps inspire greater confidence behind the wheel. An impressive 12.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity made possible by available 60/40 split folding rear seats means that you’ll never have to leave that extra suitcase behind. Perfect for those living active lifestyles, the Civic Coupe offers an array of advanced connectivity features to help you stay in touch no matter how far your journeys take you. Price, technical specifications, interior, exterior of the car – Honda Civic Coupe 2021 read below.

New Honda Civic Coupe 2021

The Civic Coupe seats five occupants, although a narrow rear center seat means that the back seat is better suited to just two. As expected, there are a few compromises to be made in the coupe for the benefit of its more stylish lines. Ingress and egress to the front seats are fine, but the longer, heavier door is a bit more cumbersome to manage than the sedan’s smaller front door. Getting into the back requires the usual bit of twisting and turning, but isn’t too bad. There’s no shortage of legroom and headroom in front, and the seats are comfortable and supportive. Legroom is acceptable at the back, but taller adults approaching six-feet in height will notice reduced headroom. Honda Civic Coupe 2021 – review, fuel economy, engine and release date, read about all of this below!

Interior

The sedan and coupe received an update for 2021 and are unchanged for 2021, but the hatchback gets styling updates, new features, and rearranged trim levels. The grille, headlights, front and rear bumpers, and wheels are new, while the interior trim is slightly different and there is more sound deadening to quiet the cabin. The Sport hatchback now comes standard with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and a keyless entry and push-button start. The EX hatchback gets a power-adjustable driver’s seat. The six-speed manual transmission, previously available only on Sport hatchback models, can now also be had on the fully loaded Sport Touring model. Honda Civic Coupe 2021 – see the photo at the end of the article!

Exterior

The current generation of the Honda Civic finally brought with it some much-needed style, and the coupe is the best expression of that. It’s a stylish, sporty coupe with balanced proportions and enough styling details to keep things interesting. All versions get alloy wheels that are either 16-, 17-, or 18-inches in size. The Sport gets unique wheels with gloss black inserts. Standard features include projector-beam halogen headlights with auto on/off, taillights with integrated LED light bars, and power side mirrors. The EX and Touring trims have a one-touch power moonroof and the Touring gets LED headlights. Optional fashion accent packs are available in colors like black and blue and, on the Touring trim, starts at $1,850.

Colors

2021 Honda Civic Coupe Exterior Colors; Platinum White Pearl; Lunar Silver Metallic; Modern Steel Metallic; Crystal Black Pearl; Aegean Blue Metallic; Rallye Red.

Fuel economy

Not only is the 1.5-liter turbo the more powerful engine, but it’s the most efficient, too. Coupled with the CVT transmission and in EX trim, EPA-rated estimates for this model work out to 31/40/35 mpg city/highway/combined. The price to pay for the manual transmission (available only with the Sport trim and in 2.0-liter guise) are consumption figures of 25/25/29 mpg – not bad, but not as thrifty as the turbo, while even the CVT-equipped 2.0 struggles with estimates of 30/38/33 mpg – matching the 1.5T Touring in the process. With a 12.4-gallon gas tank, the EX turbo should manage a combined cruising range of approximately 434 miles.

Horsepower

The automatic transmission option will almost certainly continue to be a CVT, and we fervently hope the manual transmission will remain. We expect Honda to continue to offer its 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, though it remains to be seen if the base 2.0-liter inline-four continue in the lineup. Don’t expect a Civic Hybrid to return; the Insight fits that bill now. We’ve illustrated a Civic sedan here, but we think the hatchback and coupe models will return, as well. Likewise, the sporty Si and Type R models should come down the line once the mainstream models are on the market—though with the Welsh-built Type R ensnarled in Brexit madness, that model could move to a North American production site.

Technical specifications

Otherwise, in LX, EX, and Touring trims, and for an $800 upcharge on Sport trim, the Civic Coupe has a continuously variable automatic transmission. It’s mated to either a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 on LX and Sport, or a 174-hp 1.5-liter turbo-4 on EX and Touring trims. We recommend the more efficient (up to 40 mpg highway) and more potent turbo-4 if you’re not into the manual on the Sport trim. Regardless of engine choice, the Civic Coupe has taut handling and clean steering that makes ripping away from the humdrum daily commute a joy on less crowded, less straight roads. The 18-inch wheels look good but can transmit nuances from the asphalt in both a rougher and louder ride. The Civic Coupe is nearly six inches shorter than the sedan, but front seat passengers get just about the same amount of space. In back, well, it’s tighter. Intrepid college road trippers could fit four, and a young urban family could start off with it, but the Coupe is mostly for two. There’s only 12 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, but the 60/40 split fold-down rear seat helps transport bulkier items.

Price

LX: $20,680; Sport: $22,380; EX: $24,430; Touring: $28,080; Sport Touring: $28,980. Our favorite version of the Honda Civic is the Sport hatchback, which costs $23,680. Not only does it come standard with a manual transmission, it’s also more spacious than the sedan and coupe and comes with a slightly more powerful, 180-hp version of the turbocharged four-cylinder engine optional on those models. The new features that the Sport hatchback adds for 2021 are just icing on top.

Safety

Few compact coupes are able to compete with the groundbreaking safety features found on the 2021 Honda Civic Coupe. Standard on every Civic Coupe is Honda Sensing®, a comprehensive collection of safety and driver-assistive technologies which help inspire confidence behind the wheel. Included in this suite of safety features are Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Lane Keeping Assist System, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow. Every Civic Coupe also comes standard with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with guidelines to help take the guesswork out of parallel parking. With optional Honda LaneWatch™, signal right and a small camera will display live video that reveals nearly four times more than the passenger-side mirror alone.

Motors

The Civic Coupe range gets two engines: a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder with 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque on the LX and Sport trims, and a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with outputs of 174 hp and 162 lb-ft on EX and Touring derivatives. A CVT automatic is standard on all models except the Sport, which comes standard with a sweet-shifting six-speed manual – a CVT is, however, available on the Sport as well. Although the 2.0-liter engine feels responsive enough for most needs, you’ll want the turbo-four for its ability to hit 60 mph in under seven seconds, and get the Civic up to speed with more vigor on the highway. Unfortunately, the more powerful engine can’t be paired with the six-speed manual – the combination would likely make for the ideal Civic Coupe. The CVT improves the Civic’s efficiency and is smooth, but it increases engine drone.

Configurations

The field guide to the Honda Civic lists many different subspecies for this entry-level compact. It can be experienced in the wild as a spacious five-door hatchback, or as a thrifty compact sedan or, in Si form, as a sedan with a little sport injected into it, or as a hot hatch Type R. But where it really outshines the competition is as the endangered species known as the coupe. The 2021 Honda Civic earned a TCC rating of 6.5 out of 10, topping the overall Coupe competition to earn Best Coupe To Buy 2021. The Car Connection caps Best Car To Buy nominees under $50,000, and the Civic Coupe is well below that threshold by starting at $21,880, including the $930 destination charge.

Review

It’s fair to say that the Civic officially found its way out of the woods back when Honda introduced this latest generation in 2016. For nearly a decade prior, we were underwhelmed with the Civic’s design and quality. But Honda got this latest 10th-generation Civic right and, for now, is content to polish at the margins. While most Civics stay par for the course in 2021, the hatchbacks get a host of updates — several of which debuted on other body styles last year. This year, the Civic hatch gets front and rear styling updates that include revised foglight housings and blacked-out front trim accents. Inside, there are a few new features in different trims (a power-adjustable driver’s seat in EX trims, for example) plus additional sound insulation, which should help quell some of the road noise complaints we’ve had with this current model. Honda is also expanding the availability of Civic’s optional six-speed manual transmission to the hatchback’s top Sport Touring trim. At a time when automakers can’t get rid of the old-school stick shift fast enough, this move is a refreshing commitment from Honda to keep the connection between car and driver strong. All of this adds to the 2021 Honda Civic’s other strengths that include quick acceleration, crisp handling and cargo-carrying versatility. The Civic is also one of the few small cars that’s available as a coupe, which helps give it a sleeker and sportier look. While it’s still worth checking out rivals such as the Hyundai Veloster or Toyota BRZ, the Honda Civic continues to set the benchmark.

Release date

Those seeking the best warranty coverage may be better off looking at a competitor such as the Hyundai Elantra. Honda does not offer complimentary scheduled maintenance, a feature that’s included on competitors such as the Toyota Corolla. Limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles; Powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles; No complimentary scheduled maintenance.

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Based on the brilliantly well-rounded Civic Sedan, the Civic Coupe adds more flair to the range’s already long list of attributes. Much more than just a poser, the Civic Coupe’s great chassis and available six-speed manual transmission make it an appealing driver’s car. An available 174-horsepower turbocharged engine also provides the coupe with spirited performance. Although the price to pay for the coupe’s body style is tricky access to the rear seats and limited headroom once you’re there, the smart cabin is otherwise difficult to fault with supportive seats and enough features to keep most people satisfied. Direct competitors are few and far between; Toyota’s 86 is similar in size, but less refined, more focused on driving thrills, and pricier, while the BMW 2 Series coupe is a more premium – and much more expensive – take on the compact coupe theme. The Civic Coupe, then, appears to have a lot on its side and is a must-look if you don’t require the Civic Sedan’s superior practicality.

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