2013 Honda Civic Sedan Overview
What’s New for the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan?
The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan underwent a significant makeover and received an all-new body structure, standard Bluetooth connectivity, refreshed styling, and more.
2013 Honda Civic Sedan Exterior
The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan received a lot of design love and now boasts a sportier look that ought to attract young buyers. The all-new front and rear fascias now feature a wide lower grille opening, a taller trunklid, and a rear horizontal chrome trim piece like that found in the 2013 Honda Accord. Its revised structure includes tweaks to the front floor, side sills, A-pillars, upper wheel housings, and front bumper.
2013 Honda Civic Sedan Performance
The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan’s engine family is one of the most straightforward and efficient. The 1.8-liter four-cylinder base engine does away with direct injection and turbocharging but still manages to produce a hefty 140 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque with a five-speed transmission (either manual or automatic). The 2.4-liter four-cylinder, which produces 201 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque, does the same. Combine that with suspension and steering refinements the 2013 model has received and you end up with quite a fun vehicle.
2013 Honda Civic Sedan Efficiency
Despite the lack of direct injection and turbocharging, both the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan’s engines offer excellent fuel economy, especially with the special mileage-maxing HF trim that lowers ride height and tire resistance while improving aerodynamics. The 1.8-liter gets 32 mpg combined (28 mpg city/39 mpg highway) with the manual transmission, 28/36/28 with the automatic, and 29/41/33 with the HF model. The 2.4-liter gets 22/31/25.
2013 Honda Civic Sedan Interior
Inside, the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan preserves the familiar two-tier dash display, including a five-inch monitor for audio and hands-free phone control. Materials look premium and feel great to the touch, as do the controls on the steering wheel—though they may not be intuitive to use at first without prior experience with smartphones. Legroom and headroom is competitive in the front and nearly peerless in the back, at the cost of a bit of cargo space.
2013 Honda Civic Sedan Safety
The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan comes standard with stability control, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags. It received a perfect five stars in government crash tests and the highest “Top Safety Pick+” award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.