2013 Honda Civic
Looking at the many options of the 2013 Honda Civic
The Honda staple for efficiency and reliability has been the Civic as it has always been the little sibling to the Honda Accord. The Civic has been in a continual fight with the Toyota Corolla as both have been similar to one another and have both focused on the aspect of economy sedan. What Honda has done different than Toyota was expanding on the car as to make more variants of it? The Civic Si has been a staple for drivers that wanted a more powerful car that could stray from the norm; the problem is that every single one got bought up by someone that wanted to put a huge muffler on it and an unpainted aftermarket front bumper that appears melted by design.
Today’s 2013 Honda Civic
Today we see the 2013 Honda Civic still grasping to the consumer that wants efficiency, sports, and technology. The problem overall seems to be looks. Honda is usually a conservative company that takes its sweet time when introducing a redesign. The cars are usually setup in a five or six year redesign phase with a mid-cycle refresher. My thoughts are if they can continue to get away with this as the market has grown much more competitive. The word on the street is that Honda is looking to do a redesign on the 2013 Honda Civic or 2014 Honda Civic as it has received multiple bad reviews on the Honda and Acura lineup. My guess would be that depending on how the Euro-Spec Honda Civic style flies with the European general public will determine the styling of the North American spec Civic. Honda has invested a fortune to build a new massive factory in Mexico so expect to see something new being built in 2013-2014.
2013 Civic Lineup
2013 Civic Sedan – Boring looks, great gas mileage – This is a Civic formula that seems to be working. Still comes in the No-Air Conditioning DX, then LX,EX,EX-L trims. 39 MPG
2013 Civic Coupe – Looks sportier than that of the Civic Sedan but still shares 140 Hp and just gets good gas mileage.
2013 Civic Si Sedan – Actually more impressive than the engines in the 2011 as there is a massive increase in torque and that is what these 4-cylinders need. Limited Slip Diff,6-Speed, and you can mod this engine out.
2013 Civic Si Coupe – For those who have no babies yet, this is a driver’s car that needs maneuverability and daily driver reliability. Plus you can mod it, like most will. Also looks like 2013 Civic Si is getting an early redesign because its not selling.
2013 Civic HF Sedan – This sedan has a few aerodynamic features to squeeze out two more miles per gallon giving it 41 MPG. Is it worth it, yes if you are a commuter and gas prices continue to suck.
2013 Civic Hybrid – 44 MPG is not bad and not really good for being at a starting cost of $25k. If you can get any tax credits or HOV access then yes, if not go with the Civic HF.
2013 Civic PHV – This car has been rumored as it will have a short all electric range of about 25 miles then it goes to the standard hybrid drive.
2013 Civic NG or CNG (Natural Gas) – If you live in an area where you can fuel this up then get this car as it will save you a fortune, especially when Israel bombs Iran and oil speculators cause prices to go all wacky on us will make it time to get a 2013 Honda Civic.