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The new 2023 Honda Civic continues the lineage of dependable Honda compact cars. However, does the new Civic has what it takes to go the distance? Does the post-facelift 2023 model have the potential to last as long as its predecessors? Check out what you can expect out of your Honda model

How long do Honda Civics usually last? 

A Honda Civic has the potential to last 200,000 to 300,000 miles or more with proper care and maintenance. According to an iSeeCars lifespan study, the Honda model earned the No. 7 spot of the most popular sedans and hatchbacks for its longevity. 

A new silver 2023 Honda Civic corners on a mountain road away from any other cars.
2023 Civic | Honda

Specifically, a Civic from the last 10 years has a potential lifespan of around 205,335 miles. However, that figure doesn’t indicate the maximum mileage that a 2023 Honda Civic can achieve. Instead, its representative of average odometer readings of high-mileage used models. Every sedan and hatchback model in the lifespan study will sail past 200,000 miles, and iSeeCars says a used Civic could go well beyond that 205,335-mile figure. 

Moreover, the 2023 Honda Civic is a member of the model’s eleventh generation. As a result, the 2022 and 2023 models enjoyed a much-needed exterior and interior redesign. Fans must remember that vehicle updates sometimes create bugs or problems. Still, Honda carried over the 2.0L and turbocharged 1.5L inline-four-cylinder engines, so drivetrain reliability will likely be comparable to the 10th-generation models. 

Is the Honda Civic one of the longest-lasting sedans?

The Honda Civic earned the No. 7 spot on iSeeCars’ lifespan study, just ahead of the Lexus ES350 and behind the Honda Fit. However, the Civic’s larger sibling, the midsized Accord, earned the No. 3 spot, just ahead of the Toyota Camry. 

Owners can expect well over 200,000 miles out of their newer models, like the 2023 Honda Civic. Of course, the best way to ensure longevity is to keep up with service intervals and practice steadfast preventive maintenance. 

Is the 2023 Honda Civic reliable?

The 2023 Civic got an 80 out of 100 from J.D. Power in terms of overall reliability. That establishes the Civic as one of the more reliable cars in the segment, albeit five points shy of its closest competitor, the Toyota Corolla. 

Moreover, the Honda model’s $368 annual average repair cost makes it an affordable vehicle to keep running. 

A gray-blue 2023 Honda Civic Si drives on urban streets.
2023 Honda Civic Si | Honda

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What are the biggest issues with the 2023 Honda Civic?

The 2023 Honda Civic has six NHTSA complaints about steering issues. Specifically, some owners and drivers complained about finicky lane-keeping assist technology and numb, unresponsive steering. 

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