2013 Honda Civic | new car review

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 by

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GoodGood Smarter and quieter than the previous car, improved ride quality and handling
BadBadCan't think of any, wait till we test drive the car
SpecsSpecs1.8L, i-VTEC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder 139 hp, 5-speed automatic, front wheel drive
PricePriceRanges from US$20400 to US$24490
RatingEditors Rating Three Star

Out goes the somewhat ho-hum designed wedge shaped 2011 and incomes the new with a major updates in the nose, butt and inside the car.

2013 Honda Civic

The 2013 Civic gets new front bumper (with fog lamps on some grades), grille and hood. The rear end gets new bumpers, trunk lid, chrome accents and taillights. Restyled wheels are cherry on the cake.

Inside, new soft touch materials, subtle silver accents and new seat fabric say that this car’s interior is an upgrade over the previous one. Could this be saying something about the previous car?

2013 Honda Civic

Technology aboard includes keyless entry, power windows and cruise control as standard, while fog lights, sunroof, Bluetooth hands free, rear view camera, steering mounted controls, xenon headlights and 16 inch or 17 inch tires come as you climb the ladder of different grades.

Talking of which, three grades are available – LXI, EXI & VTI. All three ride on the 1.8L, i-VTEC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder 139 hp from the previous generation Honda Civic. Duties of power transfers are entrusted to a five-speed auto box, also carried forward from 2011 Civic.

Improvements in handling and noise isolation are other areas where the 2013 Honda Civic scores. Power steering setup has been reworked and design of front and rear suspension improved, which Honda claims, results in improved ride for its occupants.

2013 Honda Civic

Dual front airbags, anti-lock brakes and stability system come as standard on all grades. Over and above, the Civic VTI comes with side curtain airbags.

The 2013 Honda Civic comes with a 3-year/100,000-kilometer limited warranty. Prices range from US$20400 for the base model LXI and go right up to US$24490 for top of the range VTI grade. There are two variants of the mid range EXI grade priced at US$21800 and US$23100, as informed by Trading Enterprises, Honda’s Dubai based distributor. Needless to say, prices in your local markets may vary.

Full details of specifications and features as supplied by Honda Middle East office as follows:

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2013 Honda Civic Specifications

 

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