The legendary compact car has been around for decades and it is one of the biggest names in the class. The current, tenth-generation has been introduced in 2015 and it looks like it will carry on for a couple of more years. Most likely, the 2021 Honda Civic will be the final year model of the current generation. Therefore, we don’t expect to see bigger changes. The famous hatchback and sedan will continue in the same way, with familiar design characteristics and features. After that, we will see a complete overhaul, along with a couple of more interesting novelties.
- Wide powertrain choice
- Great fuel economy
- Spacious interior
- Lots of cargo space
- Full load of safety features
- Base model lack tech features
- Infotainment system takes a learning curve
This aspect definitely won’t bring changes in the 2021 Honda Civic. We see an update recently, which has brought a couple of updates, so the next time we see changes it will be a complete redesign. Last year, we saw a couple of tweaks to the exterior styling, but the overall look has remained the same.
Honda doesn’t practice bigger changes during a production cycle, so this model is no exception. Of course, dimensions are also the same. This is one of the biggest models in the class, no matter if we are talking about hatchback or sedan version. Also, there is a Type R version, which comes with a couple of visual and several mechanical upgrades, particularly in terms of suspension.
The cabin of the 2021 Honda Civic also won’t feature any notable change, which isn’t a bad thing after all. Although it is one of the oldest models in the segment, the overall quality is pretty impressive. Most surfaces are soft on touch, while even those hard plastics areas look pretty stylish. As we already mentioned, this is one of the biggest models in the class, so it’s no wonder we are talking about one of the most spacious cabins in the segment. Both sedan and hatchback versions are very generous in terms of legroom in both rows of seats, while the cargo volume.
All three body styles are among class-leaders, especially the hatchback version. The list of standard features is also pretty impressive. Starting from the last year, all models comes standard with Honda Sensing suite of safety systems. On the other side, things could be a little bit better in terms of tech features, particularly in base trims, and that is the aspect where we could see improvements for the 2021 Honda Civic.
The engine lineup will definitely remain the same. There is a wide offer of capable and efficient engines. it starts with a familiar 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder unit, which is good for about 158 horsepower. Still, a newer 1.5-liter turbo-four seems like a much better choice, as it delivers 175 or 180 horsepower, depending on the trim level, The same engine powers the Si trim, but in a version with 205 hp. Finally, there is a 2.0-liter turbo-four, reserved for the Type R model. This one delivers 305 horsepower.
When it comes to fuel economy, the 1.5-liter turbo-four is the best option. It returns pretty impressively 32 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway. The base four-cylinder is also pretty good, as it returns around 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. There aren’t many non-hybrid models that can match these numbers. Still, consider compact sedans like Kia Forte or Toyota Corolla.
2021 Honda Civic Release Date and Price
The 2021 Honda Civic will be the final version of the current generation, so it won’t feature bigger changes. Therefore, it should arrive sometime late in the next year. When it comes to the price, base models will go around $19,500.
The 2022-year model will come completely redesigned. For this occasion, Honda won’t just bring tons of novelties, but also move production to from Britain to North America.