The current model year Honda Civic is crafted with a balance of value and affordability. From an abundance of standard safety features to a comfortable cabin, the Civic remains one of the most popular sedans on the market today. If you are looking for a car that is practical and reliable, you should consider the 2023 Civic.
However, choosing between the different trims may be challenging, as they offer varying degrees of technology and design options among their levels. With three trims to choose from, you can pick the option that best serves your needs, style, and budget. We'll go over the different Civic trims, plus the additional accessories available so that you can find the perfect option to suit your taste.
The most basic trim available for the Civic is the Sport. Priced at $25,050, the Sport provides drivers with a lot of the standard Honda safety technology, an adequate amount of entertainment features, and a cabin with decent styling. For those on a budget, this a great trim to consider as it still provides drivers with a lot of helpful features.
Some of the notable safety features included on this trim level are adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, and a traffic sign recognition system. You'll also find helpful technology features that make driving more enjoyable, like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capabilities, an eight-speaker audio system, and a seven-inch color touchscreen.
There are a few standard exterior paint options available for all Civic trims. These colors include blue metallic, black, silver metallic, gray metallic, and red. For an additional cost, you can also choose from platinum white pearl and sonic gray pearl. You'll also be able to choose between two different wheel options, including the standard 18-inch gloss-black alloy wheels. If you're interested in the second option (black 18-inch black alloy wheels) there is an added cost.
On the interior, there is only one option for the powertrain–a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with a continuously variable transmission. This engine is capable of generating up to 158 horsepower @6500 rpm. Additionally, for the Sport trim, there are not many interior design upgrades available. Black cloth is the only color/material option for the seats.
The EX is the next trim available at $26,450. It retains all of the same safety and technology features of the Sport. However, there are some high-quality upgrades throughout the cabin as well as improved fuel efficiency. You'll find some upgraded features not included in the Sport trim such as a moonroof, heated front seats, and an optional blind spot information system.
The EX has all the standard paint colors available at no extra charge. In addition to these colors, there are also a couple of premium colors for more money. These colors are platinum white pearl and morning mist metallic. Unfortunately, there is only one option for wheel choice, the 17-inch alloy wheels.
The interior options of the EX remain pretty limited. The EX has the most fuel-efficient powertrain out of all three Civic trims. However, this engine is the only option available. It has a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which is able to generate up to 180 horsepower @6000 rpm. Additionally, you'll be able to choose between gray or black cloth seats if you opt for the gray metallic or platinum white pearl paint options.
The Touring trim is the most expensive option at $30,050. You'll enjoy all the great features from the previous trims, in addition to more upgrades. Some of the noteworthy features of the Touring include a Bose sound system, a wireless phone charger, and LED fog lights. You'll also have additional helpful safety features like parking sensors and low-speed braking control.
The Touring has all of the standard paint colors of the previous trims. Additionally, there are three other colors available: sonic gray pearl, platinum white pearl, and metallic morning mist. There are also two wheel options available: 18-inch alloy wheels and 18-inch black alloy wheels.
The only powertrain option on the Touring is a 1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder engine. It's able to generate the same horsepower as the EX trim. However, it's slightly less fuel-efficient at an estimated 34 combined city/highway mpg rating. In the cabin, the seats have been upgraded to black leather. Additionally, there is a gray leather option for certain paint colors.
On all trims, there are additional protection packages available for purchase. These packages vary but include extras like floor mats, trunk trays, and splash guard sets. These packages vary in price from around $300 to $420. If you don't want all the accessories in the package, you can buy any accessories you'd like individually.
If you're interested in sprucing up the exterior of your new Civic, there are a lot of options. Some of these accessories are available exclusively on the Touring, but most optional extras can be bought for all Civic trims. Some of these extras include decals, underbody spoilers, a splash guard set, wheel locks, moonroof/door visors, and body-side molding.
The Honda Civic trims have a lot of standard features to offer drivers. There are a lot of safety features, technology, and comfortable features around the cabin. In addition, you can choose optional accessories and exterior paint colors that are available for all trim levels, so you'll end up with a car that you love. However, sometimes it's best to see in person the differences in trim level. Visit our dealership to get a good look at available Civic trims.