Honda is entering its 11th generation in 2022 and has done a great job of keeping the Civic a fresh and exciting option for buyers. Not much has changed with the 2023 Honda Civic, as it has just been redesigned for the 2022 model year. The biggest news is the trim change, as the LX trim has been dropped and the Sport trim has replaced it as the new entry-level model, followed by the EX, Touring and the long-awaited return of the Type R. Buyers will still have their choice of body styles from sedans and hatchbacks available for the upcoming model year.
Remains go to compact for drivers looking for Honda’s legendary reliability, fuel efficiency and overall usability. Honda has done a great job of providing buyers with an attractive list of standard options across the entire model line while trying to stay competitive in its class.
- Full LED headlights
- Gloss black electric side mirrors
- Automatic climate control
- 3-mode drive system
- 8 speakers, 180-watt audio system
- Honda Sensing driver assistance features
- Wireless Apple CarPlay / Android Auto
- model: Honda Civic
- Engine/Engine: 2.0L and 1.5L Turbo
- Horsepower: 158-180 HP
- Torque: 138-177 LB-FT
- Drive: Front drive
- Transmission: CVT/6-speed manual
- Aggressive style
- Improved management
- Fuel economy
- 2.0 l. There is a lack of power
- Rear seats can be tight
- Road noise
2023 Honda Civic Performance and Capabilities
The 2023 Honda Civic is available in five sedan and hatchback trim levels.
- Type R
Engine choices remain unchanged for 2023, with a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine coming standard, while those looking for a little more performance can opt for a smaller 180-horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine forces thanks to the turbo. Sedan fans who like to shift their own gears are out of luck, as the six-speed manual has been cut from this body type, leaving the CVT as the only option. A manual gearbox is still available on hatchback models. 0-60 acceleration remains unchanged, with the driver sprinting to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. Fuel economy continues to be stellar, with EX drivers with the CVT seeing 33 mpg city, 42 mpg highway and 36 mpg combined.
Honda Civic Sedan Touring Engine Photo
Handling remains above average thanks to the improved chassis of the current generation. Honda says it’s more than 10 percent stiffer than the last generation. This allowed the engineers to tune the suspension to take full advantage of the new stiffness, which provides better handling, improved ride quality and less road noise and overall stiffness. If you’re looking for more handling and performance, Honda will continue to deliver Civil Si and Type R models respectively.
|Engine||2.0-liter inline four-cylinder|
|Horse power||158 hp. at 6500 rpm|
|Torque||138 ft-lbs at 4,200 rpm|
|6-speed manual gearbox|
|Disk layout||Front drive|
|0-60 mph||7.3 seconds|
|Maximum speed||132 mph|
Dynamic shot of the Honda Civic
The current look should still feel fresh as it was just introduced for the 2022 model year. At first glance, car buyers will think they’re looking at the Civic’s bigger brother, the Accord. Honda moved the A-pillars back, making the hood longer, allowing for a larger windshield and better visibility. Other design cues carried over from the Accord are the vertical front grille along with LED lighting at the front and rear.
Buyers won’t have to look for higher trims to get the eye-catching look. Aggressive styling comes standard as the popular compact sports muscular lines once reserved for its corporate cousin at Acura. What was once considered an entry-level car has grown up?
|Standard colors||Aegean Blue Metallic|
|Black pearl crystal|
|Lunar silver metallic|
|Meteorite Gray metallic|
|Upgrade +$350||Platinum white pearls|
|Upgrade +$350||Sonic Gray Pearl|
|Wheel base||107.7 inches|
|Passenger volume||96 cubic feet|
|Cargo space||14 cubic feet|
The quality of the interior and technology
A snapshot of the 2023 Honda Civic dashboard
The interior of the Civic can best be described as attractive. In a world where automakers seem to be trying to overwhelm drivers with buttons and switches, the interior is welcoming, minimizing distractions while emphasizing functionality with thoughtful placement of the things drivers will use most. At the center of the interior is the infotainment display, which sits on the dashboard, placing things within easy reach of the driver and keeping them focused on the road.
A long mesh strip that extends the length of the dash pays homage to vintage cars, while tastefully integrating air vents and air conditioning controls. The wide center console offers plenty of storage space, along with a deep bin just below the USB and 12-volt power outlets.
Photo of the front seats in the 2023 Honda Civic sedan
Seating remains adequate for four adults, but things can get cramped if you decide to take a long trip. As usual, Honda doesn’t offer very many interior color options or seating surfaces, with black being the only color option and leather only offered on the Touring model.
There is no shortage of technology inside. You get a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen as standard, with an optional 9.0-inch unit available alongside a 10.2-inch digital display. Wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto are standard with wireless pairing available for buyers who opt for larger screens. Other available options include in-dash navigation, Bose premium audio and an increasingly convenient wireless smartphone charging pad.
|Capacity of passenger seats||5|
|Total volume of passengers||99|
|Front master bedroom||39.9 inches|
|Front leg room||42.3 inches|
|Room in the back of the head||37.1 inches|
|Rear leg room||37.4 inches|
|Cargo Room (cubic feet)||14.8|
|The room at the back||48.9 inches|
2023 Honda Civic Price and Availability
The base 2023 Honda Civic Sport has a starting MSRP of $25,745.00, which includes a $1,095 destination charge. The most powerful Honda available in the US, the 315 horsepower Civic Type R has finally arrived in dealerships with an MSRP of $43,990.00. That said, good luck finding a dealership willing to part with one at this price.
|Cut off||Starting MSRP|
Honda has always been known for its reliability and practicality, but as cars become more and more sophisticated, the Japanese automaker has done a great job of keeping up with the latest technology and features to keep you safe.
- Traffic jam assistance
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) + Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) with Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) with Road Departure Warning (RDM)
- Collision mitigation – front
- Driver monitoring alert
- Dual stage front airbags for driver and passenger
- Two-stage side airbags for the driver and passenger
- Driver and passenger knee airbag and rear side impact airbag
- Backup camera
NHTSA gave the Civic Sedan and Hatchback models five out of five stars for overall, side and rollover crash protection, and four stars for frontal crash protection.
The main competition
Front 3/4 studio shot of the Volkswagen Jetta
The Civic has managed to stay at the top of the increasingly competitive compact car segment. Familiar models such as Toyota Corolla, in Mazda 3, and Nissan Sentra continue to roll out impressive offerings year after year. Such models Volkswagen Jetta and Hyundai Elantra offer even more options for buyers in their class. And with the growing popularity of electric vehicles, the face of this segment is rapidly changing and is expected to become more crowded in the coming years.
Q: Is Honda making a 2023 Civic?
Yes, Honda continues to offer the best-selling Civic for 2023, with the LX trim level dropped and replaced by the Sport as the new entry-level model.
Q: Will there be a 2023 Civic Type R?
yes. The 2023 Honda Civic Type R will arrive in showrooms priced at $43,990.
Q: Will there be a 2023 Honda Civic hatchback?
Since the 11th generation Honda Civic was overhauled in 2022, the 2023 Honda Civic is largely unchanged and will continue to be offered in hatchback and sedan body styles.
Q: Will there be a Civic Hybrid?
Honda has unveiled the Civic Hybrid for Europe and is giving us an idea of what to expect from the US spec model.
Q: What is the fastest Civic?
With 315 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, an estimated top speed of 170 mph, the 2023 Honda Civic Type R is the fastest Civic yet.