It’s No Surprise the 2021 Honda Civic Landed on This List
It may be true that American consumers favor domestic automobiles. But when it comes to the nation’s most popular non-domestic vehicles, the Honda Civic outranks every other foreign car.
Not only does Honda outsell all other foreign competitors, but the Civic and Accord are also the top sellers in 16 states. So it’s no surprise that one of the top national review sites has praised the Honda Civic as one of the most comfortable cars of 2021.
The Honda Civic appears on U.S. News’ ’12 Most Comfortable Cars in 2021′ list
“The Honda Civic redefines passenger space for a compact car,” the reviewer wrote. “The accommodating cabin has a wide center console that means you’re not rubbing elbows with your fellow passengers. The cabin also features plenty of legroom, and its large door openings make for easy entry and exit.”
The review also pointed out the Civic’s top-level interior quality, even though it comes standard with cloth seats. But if you want an even higher-quality interior, you can opt for the available leather upholstery and heated front and outboard seats.
The only drawback to this Civic is its occasionally confusing touchscreen infotainment system.
2021 Honda Civic trims and prices at a glance
The 2021 Honda Civic ranked first in three U.S. News categories: Compact Cars, Hatchbacks, and Small Cars. It also listed the Civic as a “2021 Best Compact Car for the Money” finalist. It comes in sedan and hatchback body styles, both with three of the six trims available.
According to Honda, the Honda Civic sedan and hatchback share the LX (starting MSRP $21,250), Sport ($23,050), and EX ($24,400). The EX-L ($25,600) and Touring ($28,300) are exclusive to the sedan; the Sport Touring ($22,200), Type R ($37,895), and Type R Limited Edition ($43,995 per Honda News) are unique to the sportier hatchback.
It should be noted that the automaker produced only 600 Type R Limited Edition units for the public. Honda News said that “it is recommended buyers contact their local authorized dealerships directly for availability of this exclusive model.”
A brief overview of the standard and optional features
While the base 2021 Civic LX sedan has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making 158 hp, the Civic LX hatchback packs a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 174 hp. The Sport and Touring hatchbacks come standard with a center-mounted dual-outlet exhaust, which boosts the horsepower to 180. An extra $15,695 gets you the Type R with a 306-hp turbo-four.
Most Civic models come standard with a continuously variable transmission. However, the Sport, Sport Touring, and Type R hatchbacks get a six-speed manual, and the CVT is optional (except on the Type R).
Honda Sensing, a suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, is standard across all 2021 Civic models. Features include a collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping assist system.
There’s a lot to choose from, but the LX base trim provides agreeable power and a long list of standard safety features. That said, you’ll need to upgrade to gain access to features like Apple CarPlay and push-button start.