2023 Honda Civic Coupe Specs Exterior, Redesign, Price – Based on the brilliantly well-rounded Civic Sedan, the Civic Coupe adds more flair to the range’s already long list of attributes. Much more than just a poser, the Civic Coupe’s great chassis and available six-speed manual transmission make it an appealing driver’s car. An available 174-horsepower turbocharged engine also provides the coupe with spirited performance.
Although the price to pay for the coupe’s body style is tricky access to the rear seats and limited headroom once you’re there, the smart cabin is otherwise difficult to fault with supportive seats and enough features to keep most people satisfied. Direct competitors are few and far between; Toyota’s 86 is similar in size, but less refined, more focused on driving thrills, and pricier, while the BMW 2 Series coupe is a more premium – and much more expensive – take on the compact coupe theme. The Civic Coupe, then, appears to have a lot on its side and is a must-look if you don’t require the Civic Sedan’s superior practicality.
2023 Honda Civic Coupe Redesign
After several updates last year which included the introduction of the popular Sport trim, Honda hasn’t made any major changes to the Civic Coupe for 2023. So, if you want to save some cash, an almost-new 2019 model is an attractive proposition. The current generation of the Honda Civic finally brought with it some much-needed style, and the coupe is the best expression of that. It’s a stylish, sporty coupe with balanced proportions and enough styling details to keep things interesting.
All versions get alloy wheels that are either 16-, 17-, or 18-inches in size. The Sport gets unique wheels with gloss black inserts. Standard features include projector-beam halogen headlights with auto on/off, taillights with integrated LED light bars, and power side mirrors. The EX and Touring trims have a one-touch power moonroof and the Touring gets LED headlights. Optional fashion accent packs are available in colors like black and blue and, on the Touring trim, start at $1,850.
The Civic’s cabin is comfortable, with plenty of storage for smaller items. I like the pass-through in the front console that allows me to hide my phone’s charging cords from sight. The seats are nice and decently supportive, and overall material quality is better than average for the compact class.
The 2023 Civic Coupe seats five occupants, although a narrow rear center seat means that the back seat is better suited to just two. As expected, there are a few compromises to be made in the coupe for the benefit of its more stylish lines. Ingress and egress to the front seats are fine, but the longer, heavier door is a bit more cumbersome to manage than the sedan’s smaller front door.
The Civic Coupe range gets two engines: a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder with 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque on the LX and Sport trims, and a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with outputs of 174 hp and 162 lb-ft on EX and Touring derivatives. A CVT automatic is standard on all models except the Sport, which comes standard with a sweet-shifting six-speed manual – a CVT is, however, available on the Sport as well.
Although the 2.0-liter engine feels responsive enough for most needs, you’ll want the turbo-four for its ability to hit 60 mph in under seven seconds and get the Civic up to speed with more vigor on the highway. Unfortunately, the more powerful engine can’t be paired with the six-speed manual – the combination would likely make for the ideal Civic Coupe. The CVT improves the Civic’s efficiency and is smooth, but it increases engine drone.
2023 Honda Civic Coupe Release Date and Price
The Civic Coupe range begins with the base LX at an MSRP of $20,950. Next is the Sport at $21,750 followed by the EX at $23,500 and the fully-loaded Touring at $27,150. The Sport is the only trim to come standard with a manual transmission, but you can get it with the CVT for an extra $800. All prices exclude tax, licensing, registration, and Honda’s destination charge of $930.