The Honda Civic has a sporty, athletic design and the kind of performance to back it up. You and your crew will feel right at home inside the cockpit, too, with lots of fun and reliable features-plus three body styles to choose from.

To show drivers around Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning, New York, everything it has to offer, Maguire Honda of Ithaca put together a series of Honda Civic reviews. Study up on this sleek small car and reach out to us when you're ready to learn more!

Honda Civic Specs

How much power is available in the Honda Civic? The answer is basically however much power you want. You can choose from a base 4-cylinder engine or even an available turbo 4-cylinder engine in the Civic Sedan. You'll enjoy faster acceleration with the turbocharged engine equipped.

Keep in mind, though, that there are more high-powered Civic models available. The Honda Civic Si, available as both a Sedan and a Coupe, comes with a more powerful turbo 4-cylinder that cranks out even more power. You can top 200 horsepower in your Civic Si.

But even that isn't the most potent Honda Civic on the road. The Civic Type R is a hot catch for the racer in all of us. Its turbo 4-cylinder engine can top 300 horsepower and push your lap times to the limit! 

Honda Civic MPG

Known for its amazing gas mileage, the Honda Civic can help you cut back on stops at the fuel pump. It comes standard with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), a gearless transmission that can send power to the wheels more efficiently. And that's just the beginning of what the Civic has in store.

If you want to tailor your driving habits to maximize fuel economy, you'll love the Eco Assist™ System. It uses a color-changing ring around the speedometer to alert you when your driving habits are less than efficient. Meanwhile, you can use the ECON button to adjust your driving systems for efficiency.

It all adds up to an EPA-estimated 32 city/42 highway MPG on the EX and EX-L trim levels of the Civic Sedan.1 From road trips to your daily commute, the Honda Civic always has efficiency in mind!

Honda Civic Safety Features

The Honda Civic comes with a system of driver assistance features that are designed to help prevent accidents by giving you more awareness of what's around your car. There's a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera that lets you check behind your car, for instance.

Meanwhile, Honda Sensing® bundles together a group of intelligent active safety features. All Civic trim levels come standard with its Collision Mitigation Braking System™, which can automatically help apply brake pressure when it senses that a collision is imminent. It may help you avoid an accident.

If an accident does occur, you'll be better protected by a structurally sound frame and six standard airbags. There are even Side Curtain Airbags with a Rollover Sensor that cover both rows of seats. 

Honda Infotainment System

When you're not backing up, the screen in your dashboard is home to a Bluetooth®-compatible infotainment system. You'll have a choice between an LCD monitor and a touchscreen display. Both can stream music from your phone and make phone calls with HandsFreeLink®.

For even more smartphone connectivity, an SMS Text Message Function, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™ are all available as well. The latter two features will let you connect your compatible phone and use your apps on the go! Your music, maps, and messaging can be just a swipe away.

Plus, an available premium audio system lets you crank up the music and fully enjoy. With 12 speakers and 540 watts of power, you'll have a live-concert experience in your car.  

Honda Civic Interior

What can you expect when you slide inside the Honda Civic? In short, options. From the standard cloth-trimmed seats to the available leather-trimmed seats, choose the interior best suited to you.


You can drive in comfort with available heated and power-adjustable front seats. You can position yourself perfectly for the drive ahead. The rear seats, meanwhile, are available with a 60/40 split-fold function. Whether you need to configure your car for people or cargo, you can do so in the Civic. 

Honda Civic Size

Available as a compact sedan, coupe, and hatchback, the Honda Civic is a roomy vehicle. While the exact dimensions will depend on the style you choose, all three can seat an average-size adult in the rear.

The main difference between the three models in terms of utility is cargo space. The trunk in the Civic Sedan has up to 15.1 cubic feet of cargo volume available. Meanwhile, the Civic Coupe offers up to 12.1 cubic feet of cargo volume. Both feature folding rear seats that expand the trunk into the cabin.

For the most cargo space, choose the Civic Hatchback. It sports up to 25.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats, so you can easily store your luggage or adventure gear. Fold the rear seats, and you'll have up to 46.2 cubic feet of space to work with! Expand the possibilities in this spacious daily driver.

Learn More About the Honda Civic

Check out our Honda Civic reviews to learn more about this sporty and efficient compact car. It's even available in three different styles, so drivers around Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning, NY, can choose the one that's right for you. If it has what you're looking for, visit Maguire Honda of Ithaca and take one for a test drive. 

1 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport 6MT trim. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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