Honda’s efficient, stylish Civic lineup

Pictured is the 2015 Civic LX Sedan

With a starting MSRP of $18,290 for the Civic Coupe LX, Honda’s Civic lineup is efficient and stylish. For 2015, Civic is available in various trims that include the Civic Coupe (trims: LX, EX, EX-L) and Civic Sedan (LX, SE, EX and EX-L). Note: there are other Civic trims, such as the fuel-efficient Civic Sedan HF (averages 41-mpg highway) and Civic Hybrid (averages 47-mpg highway); however, for this review, we’ll focus on the aforementioned Civic Coupe and Civic Sedan (LX through EX-L).

New for 2015

The Civic lineup received significant upgrades for 2014, including a redesigned Coupe exterior, new wheel designs, interior refinements, a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) — available on the Civic Sedan LX, Civic Coupe LX and EX, and standard on all other trims — and a host of available premium features, all of which are retained for 2015. Additionally, a five-speed manual transmission is standard on the Civic Sedan and Coupe LX and Civic Coupe EX.

Joining the Civic family for 2015 is a new Special Edition (SE) sedan positioned between the LX and EX. The new 2015 Civic Sedan SE comes equipped with the CVT, 15-inch aluminum alloy wheels with black painted inserts, automatic climate control, and much more.

Engine

Under the hood, the 2015 Civic features a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 143 horsepower and 129 foot-pounds of torque. Fuel economy ratings are 30 mpg in the city, 39 mpg on the highway and 33 mpg combined with automatic transmission. When paired with the five-speed manual transmission, fuel economy averages 28 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg combined.

Interior dimensions

With seating for five, the Civic offers a black or gray-themed interior (leather-trimmed seats are available on the EX-L trim). Interior dimensions include rear legroom at 36.2 inches, rear hip room at 51.4 inches and rear should room at 36.2 inches. Additionally, cargo volume is 12.5 cubic feet.

Exterior colors

Outside, the Civic is available in seven exterior hues for the Civic Sedan, including Crimson Pearl, Dyno Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl and White Orchard Pearl, and six exterior hues for the Civic Coupe, such as Taffeta White and Alabaster Silver Metallic.

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To learn more about the 2015 Honda Civic family visit your local Southeast Texas Honda dealer or log on to www.automobiles.honda.com/civic.

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