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2021 Honda Civic

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Honda Civic highlights

Customer reviews

4 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4.5 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

32 city, 42 highway, 36 combined

Pricing for current inventory

(no current inventory)


A practical and fun-to-drive compact car.

Whether you're looking for a practical city commuter or a performance powerhouse on the track, the Honda Civic lineup has you covered. The 2021 Civic is available in both sedan and hatchback designs, as well as the sporty Type R and the eye-catching Limited Edition model. With four powertrain options and eight well-equipped trims loaded with high-tech features, you'll love starting and ending your day in this car. While we currently do not have many 2021 Honda Civics on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2021 model, you should also consider prior model years of the Honda Civic with similar features.

All Honda Civic years

New for 2021

  • The Civic is available in a new trim called the Type-R Limited.
  • The SI trim has been discontinued for 2021.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Rear Spoiler as standard equipment.
  • The EX trim now comes with Rear Spoiler as standard equipment.
  • The EX-L trim now comes with Rear Spoiler as standard equipment.
  • The Touring trim now comes with Rear Spoiler as standard equipment.
  • The Type-R Touring trim now comes with Cloth Seats as standard equipment.

Explore Honda Civic details

LX 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine

Optional Features

    Drive type


    Engine size




    Torque (ft-lbs)


    Engine type

    Turbo Gas

    Fuel capacity




    Overall length






    Leg room

    F 42.3"/R 36"

    Head room

    F 39.3"/R 37.4"

    Front tires


    Rear tires


    Seating capacity




    5 reasons to buy the 2021 Honda Civic

    1. Type R performance trim

    2021 Honda Civic Review: Exterior | CarMax

    If you're looking to push the limits on the track, the Honda Civic Type R has the performance and aerodynamics that you need. Anchored by a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, the 2021 Civic Type R embodies the spirit of a Honda racing legend. Vortex generators above the rear window channel air towards the wing spoiler for extra stability, while a rear diffuser reduces drag for enhanced performance at high speeds. New for 2021, the Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition also pays homage to past Type R models with an exclusive Phoenix Yellow exterior color and special suspension and steering tuning for maximum dominance on the road or track.

    2. Comfortable commuter car

    2021 Honda Civic Review: Hatchback | CarMax

    The Honda Civic has been a long-time staple for drivers who commute and the 2021 model is no exception. With the turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission, the 2021 Civic sedan delivers an EPA-estimated 32 mpg city and 42 mpg highway.

     This thrifty performance is matched with a roomy cabin that has plenty of space to carpool coworkers or friends, including 37.4 inches of rear-seat legroom in sedan models. With 15.1 cu-ft of cargo volume (sedan LX, Sport, EX, EX-L trims), the Civic has ample space to carry groceries or personal belongings in the trunk.

    3. Engaging dynamics

    2021 Honda Civic Review: Front seats | CarMax

    The 2021 Civic is known for its smooth handling and controlled ride, but this model is anything but bland. Responsive steering and quick cornering make the 2021 Civic fun to drive, while the car's firmer brake feel is easy to modulate. Striking a balance between comfort and driver engagement, the Civic is a well-rounded choice for city escapades or taking road trips with friends.

    4. Connectivity features

    2021 Honda Civic Review: Cell | CarMax

    If you're looking for a sedan or hatchback to keep you connected to the home or office, the 2021 Honda Civic is loaded with cool technologies. All models (except the base LX) include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, so you can get directions, make calls, and send and receive messages without taking your eyes off the road.

     A seven-inch touchscreen display also comes standard on all trims (except the LX) with customizable feature settings, as well as Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity. The standard USB port is very convenient for keeping devices charged on the go.

    5. Many driver assists

    2021 Honda Civic Review: Dashboard | CarMax

    The 2021 Civic comes standard with many driver aids for your peace of mind. The collision-avoidance system provides visual, audible, and/or tactile alerts if you get too close to vehicles up ahead, while the lane-keeping system signals if you veer off course. All 2021 models also include a radar-based emergency braking system, which automatically applies brake pressure when it's most needed. Getting in and out of tight parking spots is made easier in the 2021 Civic with the inclusion of a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines on all trim levels.

    Similar vehicles

    If you're interested in the 2021 Honda Civic, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

    Nissan Sentra

    Aimed at young professionals, the 2019 Nissan Sentra exudes class. The 2019 Sentra sports the latest design language, evidenced by the attractive black and chrome V-Motion grille, boomerang-shaped head and taillights, and chrome door handles and window accents. A long, 106.3-inch wheelbase affords the sedan one of the largest interiors in its class at 110 cubic feet of total volume. Trunk capacity is equally practical at 15.1 cubic feet. Every 2019 Sentra comes with air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, push-button start, and a back-up camera.

    Ratings & reliability

    Customer ratings

    RepairPal reliability rating


    RepairPal gave the Honda Civic an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Honda Civic 2nd out of 44 among Compact Cars.

    View RepairPal's full rating of the Honda Civic

    2021 Honda Civic trims

    More about the 2021 Honda Civic

    Color options

    Exterior colors:

    • Aegean Blue Metallic (all sedan trims; only on Sport, EX hatchback trims)

    • Boost Blue Pearl (premium color; only on Type R trim)

    • Cosmic Blue Metallic (premium color; only on LX, EX, EX-L, Touring sedan trims)

    • Championship White (premium color; only on Type R trim)

    • Crystal Black Pearl (all sedan and hatchback trims; only on Type R trim)

    • Lunar Silver Metallic (all sedan trims; only on Sport, EX, Sport Touring hatchback trims)

    • Modern Steel Metallic (all sedan trims)

    • Molten Lava Pearl (premium color; only on LX, EX, EX-L, Touring sedan trims)

    • Phoenix Yellow (only on Type R Limited Edition trim)

    • Platinum White Pearl (premium color; all sedan and hatchback trims)

    • Polished Metal Metallic (all sedan and hatchback trims)

    • Rallye Red (all sedan trims; only on Sport, EX, Sport Touring hatchback trims and Type R trim)

    • Sonic Gray Pearl (premium color; only on Sport, EX, Sport Touring hatchback trims and Type R trim)

    Interior details

    • Seating for five passengers

    • Rear seat heater ducts

    • 46.2 cu-ft of maximum cargo volume (hatchback models)

    • Heated front seat (sedan and hatchback EX and higher trims)

    • Leather-trimmed seats (sedan EX-L and higher and hatchback Sport Touring trims)

    Safety rating

    The 2021 Honda Civic received an overall 5/5 rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.

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