The Civic Hatchback’s 2024 trim lineup consists of the LX, Sport, EX-L, and Sport Touring. The LX and Sport come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 158 hp and 138 lb.-ft. of torque, while the EX-L and Sport Touring boast a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder that stirs out 180 hp and 177 lb.-ft. of torque. The LX and EX-L are only made with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters. The Sport and Sport Touring get a six-speed manual gearbox by default, but buyers can opt for the CVT instead.
Fuel economy varies across the range, with the base LX returning an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The EX-L returns 31 city/39 highway. The Sport achieves 26 city/36 highway with the six-speed manual, but the CVT provides better fuel efficiency at 29 city/37 highway. Fuel economy for the manual-equipped Sport Touring has been estimated at 28 city/37 highway, with the city rating rising to 30 mpg with the CVT.
Even the base LX provides a wealth of upscale features, including automatic LED headlights, push-button start, single-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch digital gauge cluster, and a 60/40-split folding rear seatback. The Sport is boosted with proximity keyless entry (Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock), sport pedals, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The EX-L is closely aligned with the LX but ups the comfort factor with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, heated side mirrors, a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a power driver’s seat, leather upholstery, and a rear center armrest with cupholders. The Sport Touring strikes a balance between the Sport and the EX-L while enhancing the experience with rain-sensing wipers, LED fog lights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, three USB charging ports, a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, and wireless smartphone charging.
One of the 2024 Civic Hatchback’s most appealing qualities is that Honda Sensing is standard in every trim. This suite of advanced driver-assist technologies consists of forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, traffic jam assist (CVT trims only), traffic sign recognition, automatic high beams, and driver attention monitoring. The EX-L is enhanced with blind-spot monitoring, while the Sport Touring tops off the safety features with rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, and low-speed braking control (also provided exclusively in CVT-equipped trims).
The LX receives an advanced infotainment system contained within a 7-inch touchscreen that features Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, and a four-speaker sound system. With the Sport or EX-L, you’ll get a superior audio experience thanks to an improved eight-speaker audio setup. The Sport Touring steps up the infotainment scene with a 9-inch touchscreen, integrated navigation, voice recognition, HD Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a deluxe Bose audio system with 12 speakers.