If you are looking to buy a compact car for your family, let me introduce you with the 2014 Honda Civic. This could be the best and mind-blowing option for you because of Honda’s benchmark reliability, practicality and affordable running costs.
New for 2014
Honda made just minor changes to its most powerful and already competent compact car in terms of design, functionality, in-car technology and now the car features a better and stronger gas milage.
Body Style and Trim levels
Honda Civic 2014 is offered in two body styles, a coupe and a sedan both represent Honda in the segment of compact cars. The Honda Civic Coupe is available in four trims: LX, midrange EX and top-of-the-line EX-L and EX-L Navi while the Sedan is offered in five trims: LX, midrange EX, top-of-the-line EX-L, EX-L Navi trims and a fuel efficient HF trim.
How Civic looks?
Out side the Civic, people can easily note a number of significant changes. The coupes of Honda’s Civic lineup received a redesigned front and rear fascia. The sedan is kept same for the 2014 as it was redesign previous year. The new look of the Civic can be defined by a new grille with visible Honda logo, fog lights and a larger trunk. Just like the sedan, this year the Civic coupe is mated with new wheels. With just a few and modest cosmetic changes, Honda Civic 2014 now can easily steal the observation of a regular observer.
What Civic Packs Inside?
All the models of the 2014 Honda Civic are packed with superior quality and soft touch materials. Though, the interior of the car is not upscale like the latest models of the segment like Ford Focus or Hyundai Elantra but still it can be thought as one of the flawless and attractive vehicles. Standard features on entry level models include full power accessories, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, air conditioning, cruise control, a 5 inch central display screen, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rear view camera, four speaker sound system with a CD player (six speaker on Coupe), an auxiliary audio jack, iPod/USB audio interface and Pandora Radio.
Moving up to the upper trims means you will enjoy an array of advanced electronic features together with upscale upholstery and material use.
Under the Hood
The 2014 Honda Civic employs a 1,8 liter four cylinder engine that generates 143 horsepower and 129 lb ft of torque. For all sedan models a CVT is standard except LX sedan for which Honda offered a standard five speed manual transmission and an optional CVT. For coupe version the availability of the manual transmission is extended to the EX trim. EPA rated fuel economy is 30 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and on the HF model it is 31 mpg city and 41 mpg highway.
Standard on Honda Civic 2014 are front side airbags, full length side curtain airbags, a rearview camera, antilock disc brakes and stability control. EX and EX-L models also include standard right side blind spot camera.
Ford Focus, Mazda 3, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Golf
Pricing and Availability
The 2014 Honda Civic comes at a price from $18,500 to $27,500 and different models are scheduled to go on sale eon different dates: Dec ’13 (sedan, coupe), Jan ’14 (HF), Feb (Hybrid, CNG), Mar (Si).
- Numerous standard features
- Upgraded interior and exterior
- Refined CVT
- High fuel efficiency
- Small trunks in natural gas and hybrid models
- Tough rivals
This is an already competent compact car for families as it can help you to accommodate your family with plenty of their gears. The car is priced in a pretty affordable manner with lots of attractive features.