2014 Honda Civic Review

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Honda's compact car is no stranger to refreshes, and the model-year 2014 update, the Civic's third in three years, offers some appealing new features and an exterior styling face-lift for the coupe. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says the Civic remains one of the best-equipped and priciest small cars on the market. Check out the review for more.

2014 Honda Civic Expert Review

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By Jennifer Geiger | April 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014 Honda Civic

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 9,816 model-year 2014 versions of the Honda Civic LX sedan and coupe; only vehicles manufactured from Nov. 26, 2013, through Jan. 21, 2014, are affected.

The Problem: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reporting that during the tire mounting process, the tire bead may have gotten pinched between the assembly equipment and the steel wheel rims. This could damage the tire and cause it to leak air, increasing the risk of an accident.

"Honda has not received any warranty claims, field reports or injuries related to this issue," the automaker said in a statement to NHTSA.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace any damaged tires for free.

What Owners Should Do: Honda has already started notifying owners. Owners can call Honda at 800-999-1009 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

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By Jennifer Geiger | March 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe Goes on Sale Wednesday With More Power

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The 2014 Honda Civic's sport-themed variant, the Si, is set to arrive at dealerships Wednesday in coupe form, with the sedan version to follow two weeks later. The coupe starts at $23,580 and the sedan at $23,780 (both prices include a $790 destination charge), a $275 increase from predecessors. Honda promises that for the nominal price increase, buyers will get more power, a retuned suspension and upgraded interior.

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According to the automaker, the retuned exhaust system boosts output from the 2.4-liter four-cylinder in both the coupe and sedan by 4 horsepower to 205 and 4 pounds-feet of torque to 174; the engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The suspension also has been retuned for sportier performance. Fuel economy is unchanged from 2013 at 22/31 mpg city/highway for both the coupe and sedan.

By Matt Schmitz | March 11, 2014 | Comments (3)

Honda Civic Natural Gas Returns for 2014 With Upgrades

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When the 2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas sedan goes on sale Feb. 15, shoppers will find that not a lot has changed in terms of price, fuel economy and availability in the two model years since we last saw it. What is new, however, are standard tech and safety features, as well as interior upgrades.

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The 2014 Civic Natural Gas will start at $27,430, including a $790 destination charge; that's about $335 more than the 2012 model. Fuel economy is unchanged at 27/38 mpg city/highway (gasoline gallon equivalent). The 2014 will be sold in 37 states, up one state from its predecessor. The powertrain is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder good for 110 horsepower and 106 pounds-feet of torque; it's mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.

By Matt Schmitz | February 4, 2014 | Comments (2)

Honda Boosts Civic Hybrid MPG for 2014

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After a 2013 refresh, model-year 2014 is not starting quietly for Honda's compact car. An updated coupe joined the Civic lineup this year, and both body styles got a host of new features. But wait, there's more. Honda announced Tuesday that the Civic hybrid's fuel economy is improved for 2014.

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The model now gets an EPA-estimated 44/47/45 city/highway/combined mpg rating, up from the 2013 version's 44/44/44 rating. The hybrid's powertrain carries over this year, a 90-horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and continuously variable automatic transmission.

By Jennifer Geiger | February 4, 2014 | Comments (1)

2014 Honda Civic Starts at $18,980

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Coupe and sedan versions of Honda's updated-for-2014 compact Civic just went on sale with a base price of $18,980 for LX versions of the coupe and $19,180 for LX sedans. The price jump for 2014 is modest: The 2013 coupe starts at $18,755 and the sedan at $18,955; all prices include a $790 destination fee.

Highlights include revised coupe styling, the available LaneWatch blind spot monitoring system, a new continuously variable transmission and available tech features like the Display Audio system and the next generation of the HondaLink app connectivity platform. 

By Jennifer Geiger | December 5, 2013 | Comments (7)

Honda Announces New Display and Connectivity Systems

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Honda refreshed its Civic sedan for 2013, with a focus on exterior changes; the automaker is concentrating on connectivity systems on the updated 2014 Civic. It announced two new features that will debut on the sedan: the Display Audio touch-screen and the next generation of the HondaLink application-based platform.

Honda says the Display Audio touch-screen, which we got a close look at during the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, offers the largest screen in the class and brings smartphone-like functionality inside the vehicle. Drivers use phonelike pinches, swipes and taps to access audio, phonebook, media, vehicle information and navigation features. Pandora internet radio is built into the interface, and functions like giving a song a thumbs-up or viewing the album art can be done via the screen.

By Jennifer Geiger | December 3, 2013 | Comments (3)

How Do the Acura ILX's and Honda Civic's Interiors Compare?

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By Rick Popely | December 2, 2013 | Comments (1)

2014 Honda Civic: Up Close

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Honda took a lot of heat for its most recent redesign of the Civic compact and responded with a rushed redesign of the sedan for 2013. Now we have an earlier-than-expected refresh of the coupe for 2014 revealed at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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The new coupe offers some mildly tweaked styling, some new features like push-button start, Honda's innovative LaneWatch technology and a new multimedia system on top trim levels that introduce capacitive touch technology to the Civic lineup.

By Aaron Bragman | November 21, 2013 | Comments (8)

2014 Honda Civic Video

Honda's compact sedan gets its second update in as many years; coupe and sedan versions of the 2014 Honda Civic were on display at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show The big news is the coupe, which was left behind during the 2013 refresh; it gets interior and exterior styling updates to match the sedan for 2014.

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Both body styles get a bit more horsepower this year, and a new transmission joins the lineup; a continuously variable automatic transmission replaces the five-speed automatic. Honda's camera-based LaneWatch system and a new touch-screen audio system also appear on the Civic this year. Check out the video for more details.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2013 | Comments (1)

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