2013 Honda Civic Hits L.A. Auto Show With New Look

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Many of the reviews on the last Honda Civic — which debuted as a 2012 model — weren't kind to the popular compact sedan and coupe. While Cars.com said it would still recommend the Civic that didn’t stop Executive Editor Joe Wiesenfelder from saying it "doesn’t leapfrog its formidable competitors."

Honda had an inkling about that very problem from the start and worked to get the Civic an upgrade for the 2013 model year, which you can see above and below in EX-L Navi trim.

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The 2013 Honda Civic sedan will debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 29, which is the same day it will hit dealerships. While the powertrain will remain untouched, Honda does say it "enhanced" safety, comfort, chassis and interior elements.

At first glance, we're surprised at just how much the exterior has been revised because the looks weren't the main issue many had with the car. Everything from the grille to the taillights have been overhauled to make the 2013 stand out from the 2012.

Expect the interior to see upgrades to materials, but we doubt it could be altered as significantly as the exterior in terms of style. There are no exterior changes in store for the coupe.

There are still plenty of 2012 Civics on dealer lots. Cars.com shows nearly 40,000 in its national new-car inventory. If you like the looks of the current model now is the time to track one down.

We'll have more information on the 2013 Honda Civic from the Los Angeles Auto Show at the end of the month.

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Comments 

sheth

why release exterior pics if the interior is the main concern?

"The 2013 Honda Civic exterior refinements infuse Civic with a more youthful, premium style. Coupling these with additional changes beneath will ensure that Civic maintains its top-ranked status," said Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of product planning for American Honda.

Anonymous Coward

Enhanced safety = standard backup camera
Enhanced comfort = improved seat fabrics
Enhanced chassis = improved steering/suspension?
Enhanced interior elements = get rid of the silver painted dash trim

If they wanted to be truly radical, they'd ditch the electronic dash and use the same dash as the European Civic.

f

have u ever seen the Euro civic dash? It's nearly identical, digital speedo & such. Why don't they show the LX model pix which is the mainstream model?!

Rob

Me like a lot.

TheGuy

i believe this is the Ex-L since honda most likely show case their higher end version before it goes on sale

One of the best 4dr automobile ever designed. I'd have liked to see some inner images.

Anonymous Coward

They won't show the LX model in the promotions because it doesn't have the alloy wheels and fog lights that the higher end models have, and thus looks cheaper.

Molly

I am so excited for the 2013 Honda Civic. I just bought a certified pre-owned 2010 Honda (especially after seeing how the 2012 looked) and I am immensely jealous of the aggressive new styling! And the rims- I love them!

danwat1234

Just new looks? I though this year they would get new drivetrains with Direct Injected engines with part time Atkinson valve behavior so they'll get MPG closer to hybrid.
"Earth Dreams" engines. CVT transmissions.

Oh well, I guess that'll come for 2014.

danwat1234

Just new looks?
What about Honda's Earth Dreams engines; Direct Injection, part time Atkinson valve behavior for more MPG, CVT transmissions.

Do we have to wait for 2014??

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