REVIEW: 2014 Honda Civic

 

The All-New 2014 Honda Civic features a new CVT transmission, among other upgrades.

The All-New 2014 Honda Civic features a new CVT transmission, among other upgrades.

The 2014 Honda Civic hits the Massillon showroom with an all-new CVT transmission, upgrade interior and upgrades in technology and safety.

SO WHAT’S NEW? 

All models come with a new available continuously variable transmission. This replaces the traditional 5-speed automatic transmission in both the coupe and sedan models. Honda says CVT provides a smooth, quick acceleration and improves fuel economy. The Civic now gets 30 mpg city, 39 highway.

“Year over year, we have continued to strengthen the competitive position of Civic with new performance, features and value for the money, and 2014 is no exception,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. “This 2014 Civic is our best offering yet, and makes Civic not just the best-selling, but once again the outright best pick in the compact class.”

VEHICLE BROCHURE: 2014 HONDA CIVIC 

After updating the style of the Honda Civic Sedan last year, the Civic Coupe receives upgraded style for the 2014 year. Taking cues from the sedan, the coupe comes with more aggressive, sporty grille, new tail lights, sportier front and rear bumpers, and an all new wheel design.

The Civic Coupe also receives additional performance enhancements, including revised suspension tuning with higher spring rates and a stiffer rear stabilizer bar. A revised exhaust system raises power output by 3 horsepower to 143 hp and 1 lb-ft of torque to 129 lb-ft. For added driver engagement, the Civic EX and EX-L Coupe models feature new steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

The Civic also gets some great technology upgrades in the new year. You’ll get an all-new available 7-inch display touchscreen audio system. Other new features of the Civic include push button ignition, expanded view driver’s mirror and the Honda LaneWatch blind spot monitor. There are also auto on/off headlights and a power driver seat.

The Civic also has a great list of standard features no matter which model you choose. The 2014 Honda Civic comes standard with Bluetooth, Rearview camera, SMS Text Messaging among other great features. You’ll also listen to Pandora over the speakers no matter which vehicle you pick.

Safety is a huge plus, as the Honda Civic is one of the first vehicles in its class to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus and a 5-star crash test rating from NHTSA.

Get your Civic in 8 available exterior colors and 3 interior fabric color choices.

Model Trim Level Features Upgrade Summary
The following tables list the upgrades made to each of the 2014 Honda Civic models and trim levels from the 2013 models.

2014 Honda Civic Coupe
Civic Coupe LX
  • New larger 16-inch steel wheels with new covers
  • Exterior styling changes
  • Interior styling changes
  • Available New Continuously Variable Transmission
  • Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
Civic Coupe EX Changed or added from LX:

  • New 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Available new Continuously Variable Transmission with paddle shifters
  • 7-inch Display Audio
  • Smart Entry with Push Button start
  • Honda LaneWatch™
  • Automatic ON/OFF headlight
Civic Coupe EX-L Changed or added from EX:

  • New Continuously Variable Transmission with paddle shifters
  • New larger 17-inch alloy wheels
Civic Coupe EX-L Navi Changed or added from EX-L:

  • 7-inch Display Audio with Honda Satellite-linked Navigation

 

2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe
Civic Si Coupe
  • New larger 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Exterior styling changes
  • Interior styling changes
  • 7-inch Display Audio
  • Smart Entry with Push Button start
  • Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
  • Honda LaneWatch™
Civic Si Coupe w/ Navi Changed or added from Si:

  • 7-inch Display Audio with Honda Satellite-linked Navigation

 

2014 Honda Civic Sedan
Civic Sedan LX
  • Interior styling changes
  • Available New Continuously Variable Transmission
  • Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
Civic Sedan HF Changed or added from LX:

  • New Continuously Variable Transmission
Civic Sedan EX Changed or added from HF:

  • Available new Continuously Variable Transmission
  • 7-inch Display Audio
  • Smart Entry with Push Button start
  • Honda LaneWatch™
  • Automatic ON/OFF headlight
Civic Sedan EX-L Changed or added from EX:

  • New Continuously Variable Transmission
  • New larger 17-inch alloy wheels
  • 8-way power driver’s seat
Civic Sedan EX-L Navi Changed or added from EX-L:

  • 7-inch Display Audio with Honda Satellite-linked Navigation

 

2014 Honda Civic Si Sedan
Civic Si Sedan
  • New larger 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Interior styling changes
  • 7-inch Display Audio
  • Smart Entry with Push Button start
  • Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
  • Honda LaneWatch™
Civic Si Sedan w/ Navi Changed or added from Si:

  • 7-inch Display Audio with Honda Satellite-linked Navigation

 

2014 Honda Civic Hybrid
Civic Hybrid
  • Interior styling changes
  • 7-inch Display Audio
  • Smart Entry with Push Button start
  • Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
  • Honda LaneWatch™
Civic Hybrid w/ Navi Changed or added from Civic Hybrid:

  • 7-inch Display Audio with Honda Satellite-linked Navigation

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE 2014 HONDA CIVIC:

Kelley Blue Book:

With its reputation for reliability, safety, comfort and excellent resale still intact, the 2014 Honda Civic remains one of the best small-car values around

Edmunds

The Honda Civic has long been one of the better-driving cars in its class, and this tradition continues with the latest version’s precise, well-weighted steering and confident handling. The Civic also offers one of the most comfortable and composed rides in the class. With last year’s refinements, it’s also pretty quiet at freeway speeds, something you couldn’t say about older Civics.

The Car Connection: 

With this revamped Civic, Honda has made major gains in refinement that translate to a far more pleasant cabin experience. Compared to the pared-down 2012 model, the current Civic’s body has been stiffened with more high-strength steel, side pillars have been upgraded, and thicker windshield and front door glass have been applied. There’s also more soundproofing for the dash, floor, doors, and rear tray. The difference is that you barely hear the engine when it’s idling, road noise has been cut way down, and the softer dash materials make even the acoustics inside feel a bit softer.

Waikem Honda in Massillon, Ohio has a great selection of 2014 Honda Civic models at our Lincoln Way showroom today. Visit us today and see why the Civic has climbed back to the top of the automotive industry.

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About Jeff Russ

Lead blogger and content writer for the Waikem Auto Family in Massillon, Ohio. Product specialist in Ford, Nissan, Subaru, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Mitsubishi models. 2008 Graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Married to wife Christina. Resides in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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