Honda continues to make the Civic in four trims: LX, Sport, EX, and Touring. The LX and Sport receive a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making 158 hp and 138 lb.-ft. of torque, whereas the EX and Touring upgrade to a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder that puts out 180 hp and 177 lb.-ft. of torque. In either case, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) completes the mechanical picture, controlling the front-wheel drivetrain.
Fuel economy ratings estimated by the EPA say that the LX returns 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. The Sport provides slightly lower fuel economy at 30 city/37 highway, while the EX shines as the most fuel-efficient option, achieving 33 city/42 highway. At the top of the lineup, the Touring gets 31 city/38 highway.
The LX comes with a range of nice features, including auto-on/off LED headlights, remote keyless entry, push-button ignition, single-zone automatic climate control, and a 7-inch driver information display. The Sport has a more athletic appearance with its gloss-black exterior accents, chrome exhaust, and race-inspired pedals. On top of that, it introduces Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
The EX omits those more athletic touches, but it adds heated side mirrors, a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a USB charging port, and a 60/40-split rear seatback with beverage holders. The Touring takes luxury to the next level, providing rain-sensing windshield wipers, LED fog lights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, a 10.2-inch driver information display, a wireless phone charger, two second-row USB charging ports, and a sunglasses holder.
Every ’24 Civic has the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist technologies installed. In the LX and Sport, it includes 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, traffic sign recognition, automatic high beams, and driver attention monitoring. The EX and Touring add blind-spot monitoring, while the Touring is burgeoned with rear cross-traffic alert, low-speed braking control, and front and rear parking sensors.
The first three trims feature a multimedia system with a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming. One difference of note is that the LX has a four-speaker audio system. while the Sport and EX get an eight-speaker unit. The Touring stands out with a 9-inch touchscreen system upgraded with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HD radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, navigation, voice recognition, and a 12-speaker Bose audio system. All trims get HondaLink remote vehicle services.