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Honda Civic 2021

The 2021 Honda Civic range of configurations is currently priced from $23,590. Our most recent review of the 2021 Honda Civic resulted in a score of 8.3 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Deputy News Editor Justin Hilliard had this to say at the time: The Type R is a real joy to drive. Unlike some other hot hatches, it’s genuinely capable of being a comfortable cruiser or a ferocious feline at the flick of a switch.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Justin Hilliard liked most about this particular version of the Honda Civic: Divisive styling, Superb engine-transmission combination, Perfect ride and handling balance

The Honda Civic 2021 comes in a Sedan and Hatchback and competes with similar models like the Toyota Corolla, Kia Cerato and Hyundai i30 in the Under $25k category category.

The 2021 Honda Civic carries a braked towing capacity of up to 800 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Honda Civic 2021 Price and Specs

The Honda Civic 2021 is currently available from $23,590 for the Civic VTi up to $66,700 for the Civic Type R Limited Edition.

Pricing guides

Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
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Honda Civic Model Body Type Specs Price
RS Hatchback 1.5L ULP CVT AUTO $35,600
Type R Hatchback 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN $54,990
Type R Limited Edition Hatchback 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN $66,700
VTi Hatchback 1.8L ULP CVT AUTO $23,790
RS Sedan 1.5L ULP CVT AUTO $34,090
VTi Sedan 1.8L ULP CVT AUTO $23,590
VTi-L Sedan 1.5L ULP CVT AUTO $30,090
VTi-LX Sedan 1.5L ULP CVT AUTO $35,590
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Honda Civic 2021 Colours

The Honda Civic Type R has a new paintwork option, Racing Blue, which has joined Rally Red, Crystal Black and Championship White. Of note, Rally Red is the only colour to not command a $650 premium.

  • Championship White
  • Rally Red
  • Racing Blue
  • Crystal Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Honda Civic 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Honda Civic are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1877mm x 1421mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Honda Civic 2021 Dimensions  include 1416mm height, 1799mm width, 4515mm length.
Honda Civic Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
VTI Hatchback 1421x1799x4515 mm 134 mm
VTI-S Hatchback 1421x1799x4515 mm 134 mm
VTI-L Hatchback 1421x1799x4515 mm 134 mm
RS Hatchback 1416x1799x4515 mm 134 mm
VTI Sedan 1416x1799x4644 mm 133 mm
VTI-S Sedan 1416x1799x4644 mm 133 mm
VTI-L Sedan 1416x1799x4644 mm 133 mm
RS Sedan 1416x1799x4644 mm 133 mm
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Honda Civic 2021 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Honda Civic here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Is the 2021 Toyota Corolla air conditioning system reliable?

    The CVT you’re referring to is actually the car’s transmission rather than its engine. And since the engine is what drives the air-conditioning compressor, it’s the engine’s power and torque that determines whether the car still drives nicely with the air-conditioning switched on, not whether the transmission is a CVT or any other type.

    But I think I know what you are referring to. And that is how well the car’s engine and its CVT transmission are matched. Sometimes, a transmission can gobble up a fair bit of horsepower and torque and that can take the edge off performance. Throw the switch on the air-conditioning and there’s even more load on the engine, making it feel even less perky. In that sense, I think the Corolla as the newer design would have a more efficient transmission and that could mean that it feels the load less than the older Honda might and, therefore, holds on to more of its original performance.

    But the second thing you mentioned, that your car’s air-con doesn’t really keep up at temperatures over 30 degrees is more likely to be a problem with the air-con itself. You might find that a five-year-old car (such as your Honda is) is ready for the air-conditioning system to be serviced and perhaps even re-gassed, which might just return it to better health. For the record, Toyota’s have always had some of the best-performing air-conditioning systems in the business over the years, and I very much doubt that a 30-degree day would tax the air-con in a new Corolla one iota.

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  • What is the best small car for under $30000?

    You don't need to spend $30,000 to get a great small car to run around town in. A Suzuki Swift GL Navigator from $17,690 plus on-road costs ($1000 more for the auto) makes for an excellent choice, with a surprisingly roomy interior, a refined, frugal and lively engine, great handling and superb reliability. Great value for money, in other words.

    Moving on from there, to the next size up and in our order of preference, are the Mazda 3, Ford Focus Active, Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Corolla Hatch, Honda Civic (turbo only) and Subaru Impreza. All are quality small cars that should fit the bill perfectly.

    There's also merit in considering a small SUV, chiefly because their higher roofline and loftier seating positions make them easier to get in and out as well as see out of. Our value pick is the Kia Seltos S with Safety Pack. The Mazda CX-30 and Toyota C-HR are also high-quality and refined choices, though they're right at the cusp of your budget so you may have to search for a discounted demo model. Going small SUV does  mean extra outlay, but they do generally offer better resale value, as their popularity seems endless.

    As you can see, there's lots of choice, so take your time, drive the ones you like the look of, and see which feels best. Out of scores of alternatives, these 10 are our top recommendations at under $30K.

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  • Honda Civic 2002: Why does it only drive without the petrol cap on?

    I think what’s happening when you open the fuel cap, Frank, is not a release of pressure, but rather a release of vacuum. As your car uses petrol, the level in the tank gets lower. If the tank can’t `breathe’, allowing air to fill that space in the tank, a vacuum is created. Eventually, the vacuum becomes so powerful that the car’s fuel pump can no longer drag fuel from the tank to the engine and the car stalls.

    When you remove the fuel cap, hey presto, the vacuum is released and the fuel pump can do its thing once more. In modern cars, this is often caused by the charcoal canister (a part of the pollution-control equipment) becoming clogged and not allowing air back into the fuel tank. I’ve actually seen cases so bad that the vacuum has actually collapsed the fuel tank under the car (must have been a powerful fuel pump).

    Driving around with no fuel cap on is both dangerous and illegal (it renders those pollution controls useless because it allows fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere) so the solution is to find out where the blockage is and replace the relevant parts. Like I said, I’d start with the charcoal canister in the engine bay. It could even be that dust or dirt is blocking one of the rubber hoses that link the pollution gear systems. It might seem like a big problem, but from the symptoms you’ve listed, I think it’ll be an easy fix.

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  • Honda Civic 2018: Does this car have Satellite Navigation?

    Honda’s solution to navigation was to equip its lower-spec Civics of this period with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which allowed you to use the navigation apps on your smartphone to interface with the car’s info screen. If you wanted stand-alone, factory satellite navigation, you needed to spend up a bit bigger and buy the VTi-LX version of the Civic which had a Garmin system that also featured live traffic updates.

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Honda Civic 2021 Accessories

The Civic RS comes with dual-zone climate control, a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and 10 speakers.

Standard equipment in the Honda Civic Type R includes dusk-sensing lights, rain-sensing wipers, rear privacy glass, an electric park brake with auto-hold functionality, and keyless entry and start.

Inside, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, Bluetooth connectivity, digital radio, a 180W sound system with eight speakers, dual-zone climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror feature.

A range of genuine accessories is available via official dealerships.

Honda Civic 2021 Interior

The clever, inventive interior is very well-packaged, with plenty of space and the RS has a very convincing textile leather on the seats and steering wheel. There's heaps of storage, too, and it's one of the most thoughtful cabins in any car.

Honda Civic 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Honda Civic is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Honda Civic currently offers fuel consumption from 6 to 8.8L/100km. The Honda Civic is available with the following fuel types: ULP and PULP.

Honda Civic Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
RS Hatchback 1.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 6L/100km
Type R Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,6 SP MAN 8.8L/100km
RS Sedan 1.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 6L/100km
VTI Sedan 1.8L,ULP,CVT AUTO 6.4L/100km
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Honda Civic 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 Honda Civic will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Honda Civic Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
VTI Hatchback 215x55 R16 215x55 R16
VTI-S Hatchback 215x55 R16 215x55 R16
VTI-L Hatchback 215x50 R17 215x50 R17
RS Hatchback 235x40 R18 9 235x40 R18 9
VTI Sedan 215x55 R16 215x55 R16
VTI-S Sedan 215x55 R16 215x55 R16
VTI-L Sedan 215x50 R17 215x50 R17
RS Sedan 235x40 ZR18 235x40 ZR18
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Honda Civic 2021 Boot Space

The Honda Civic Type R's cargo capacity is 414L, but stow its 60/40 split-fold rear bench using the second row’s manual release latches and an undisclosed amount of extra storage space is created alongside a hump in the boot floor.

There’s also a tall load lip to contend with, although there are four tie-down points on hand alongside one bag hook. The parcel shelf is retractable, with it stored to one side.

Honda Civic 2021 Boot space Honda Civic 2021 Boot space

Honda Civic 2021 Seats

The Civic sedan has five seats and is roomy front and back for four passengers, not too bad for five.

Unlike other Honda Civic hatchback variants, the Type R is a four-seater, with its rear bench only accomodating two occupants. Meanwhile, the driver and front passenger get sports seats in the first row.

Honda Civic 2021 Towing capacity

The Honda Civic’s towing capacity ranges from 0kg to 800kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Honda Civic Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
VTI Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,CVT AUTO 800kg
VTI-S Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,CVT AUTO 800kg
VTI-L Hatchback 1.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 800kg
RS Hatchback 1.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 800kg
VTI Sedan 1.8L,ULP,CVT AUTO 800kg
VTI-S Sedan 1.8L,ULP,CVT AUTO 800kg
VTI-L Sedan 1.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 800kg
RS Sedan 1.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 800kg
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Honda Civic 2021 Speed

The extra power and torque of the turbo 1.5-litre delivers a 0-100km/h under a claimed eight seconds.

The Honda Civic Type R sprints from a standstill to 100km/h in a claimed 5.7 seconds.