For the third consecutive model year, Honda has given its Civic lineup some substantial improvements, and with the 2014 Civic Coupe and Sedan going on sale this week, the automaker has released pricing and fuel economy numbers for its gas and non-Si models. Honda has not released any images of the 2014 Civic Sedan yet, but we got our first look at the updated Coupe last month at SEMA.

Aside from styling changes introduced on the 2013 Sedan being carried over to the 2014 Coupe, the biggest update to all 2014 Civics might be the addition of the continuously variable transmission (CVT). Fuel economy figures carry over for cars with the manual transmission, but models swapping the previous five-speed automatic for the new CVT are seeing a boost in city fuel economy by 2 mpg helping the Civic max out at 31 mpg city for the fuel-miser HF trim level.

In terms of pricing, the 2014 Civic is getting a modest price hike of $225 for the base LX models, which now start at $18,190* for the Coupe and $18,390* for the Sedan (*not including $790 for destination charges). The sedan-only HF trim level is up $175, there's a $275 price increase for the EX and EX-L Coupe and EX Sedan models and an extra $475 has been tacked on to the EX-L Sedan.

Still no word when Honda will drop more info on the Civic Si, Hybrid and CNG models, but the full press release for the LX, EX and HF models is posted below.
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2014 Honda Civic Goes On-Sale Today with a Restyled Coupe, Higher Tech, Better Fuel Efficiency and an Improved Driving Experience

12/04/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif.

-Coupe styling changes accentuate the Civic's sporty and youthful appearance
-Available technology additions include a 7-inch touch-screen Display Audio system and next generation HondaLink™ connectivity
-LaneWatch™ blind spot display comes to Civic line-up
-All-new CVT option increases performance and fuel efficiency

The significantly enhanced 2014 Honda Civic goes on-sale today with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $18,1901 for the Civic LX Coupe and $18,3901 for the Civic LX Sedan.

Extensive fresh and dynamic exterior styling updates on the Civic Coupe and premium interior refinements to all models further enhance the Civic aesthetic appeal. New available features on the 2014 Civic include the 7-inch capacitive touch-screen Display Audio, LaneWatch™ blind spot monitor and Smart Entry with Push Button start. The 2014 Civic also marks the introduction of the HondaLink™ Next Generation connected-car technology. HondaLink™ is an application-based platform that allows a seamless integration between a user's smartphone and the car, providing access to online and cloud-based content and information.

An all-new CVT is available on the gasoline only powered Coupe and Sedan. The CVT enhances responsiveness by providing quicker and smoother acceleration and due to its wider ratio range and reduced internal friction, the CVT helped the LX Coupe and LX and EX Sedans to an improvement of 2 mpg city and 1 mpg combined for EPA fuel economy ratings of 30/39/33 city/highway/combined2.

The Civic Coupe is available in LX and EX trims with a 5-speed manual transmission or the new CVT and EX-L and EX-L Navi versions with CVT. The Civic Sedan comes in LX 5-speed manual or CVT and EX, EX-L and EX-L Navi with CVT. A Civic Sedan HF with CVT is also available. View, build and price at 2014 Honda Civic at automobiles.honda.com/civic.

TRIM

MSRP1

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings2
(city/highway/combined)

Civic Coupe LX 5MT

$18,190

28/36/31

Civic Coupe LX CVT

$18,990

30/39/33

Civic Coupe EX 5MT

$20,290

28/36/31

Civic Coupe EX CVT

$21,090

29/38/33

Civic Coupe EX-L CVT

$22,540

29/38/33

Civic Coupe EX-L Navi CVT

$24,040

29/38/33

Civic Sedan LX 5MT

$18,390

28/36/31

Civic Sedan LX CVT

$19,190

30/39/33

Civic Sedan EX CVT

$21,090

30/39/33

Civic Sedan EX-L CVT

$22,740

30/39/33

Civic Sedan EX-L Navi CVT

$24,240

30/39/33

Civic Sedan HF CVT

$19,940

31/41/35


For More Information
Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com/civic. To join the Civic community on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/Honda/Civic.

1MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $790 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
2Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending driving conditions, how the vehicle is driven and maintained, battery pack age/condition and other factors.


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      Yeah yeah
      • 1 Year Ago
      If it only improves city mpg, I'm not sure it's worth it for me. I drive mostly highway so I'd just as soon stick with the old 5 speed. But I suppose I should have an open mind and give the CVT a chance before I come to that conclusion.
        max
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Yeah yeah
        Why not get a VW TDI? (jetta, golf, passat)
        Yeah yeah
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Yeah yeah
        You could do a lot of things to do better in highway mpg. I was just ruminating on whether, if I was buying a Civic with an automatic, I'd rather have the 5 speed or the CVT.
      Rob
      • 1 Year Ago
      All the body ripples remind me of the old Pontiac Grand Am's That is NOT a good thing.
      Rich
      • 1 Year Ago
      >substantial improvements >CVT Oxymoron
      • 1 Year Ago
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      tommy
      • 1 Year Ago
      hahaha ....so damn fugly...Honda you sure have really good designers..lmao..!!
      redgpgtp97
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Civic has never been an attractive looking vehicle, so to speak, but now they are trying to hard!!! I'll settle for a nice, normal looking Cruze or Verano.
        Teleny411
        • 1 Year Ago
        @redgpgtp97
        I've not been a fan of "the cab forward" civic era.
      getoffmylawn
      • 1 Year Ago
      it appears rice now comes standard
      Joe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Roughly $19k with destination charge seems like a lot for a little sedan with no options.
        cynicalrick
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Joe
        It doesn't need any options, all the important stuff is standard.
          Letstakeawalk
          • 1 Year Ago
          @cynicalrick
          For a comparably equipped Focus, it's closer to $18k (and will also have a delivery fee tacked on), and the Focus gets worse mpg.
          Joe
          • 1 Year Ago
          @cynicalrick
          Okay, roughly $19k for a basic sedan seems like a lot.
          Joe
          • 1 Year Ago
          @cynicalrick
          Without any haggling a focus starts at $2k less.
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      Man, that Civic got BIG.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've driven cvts and dislike them intensely. Plus they tend to break a lot. I'd rather pay a bit more in gas money with a plain Jane automatic or a MT.
        A W
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
        It's a good thing people like you aren't taken seriously when it comes to car manufacturer's using CVT's. You obviously have no idea what you're talking about when it comes to applying a blanket assumption on CVT's from OTHER car manufacturer's. It's also a good thing people like you exist. Who else would we have to point to and show others an example of plain ignorance regarding CVT's?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
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        bK
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
        burn
      rolanie3
      • 1 Year Ago
      I actually liked the "emergency refresh" they gave the accord... but this looks awful, especially up front. It's like all the pieces are too big for its holes.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rolanie3
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          • 1 Year Ago
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        superchan7
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rolanie3
        I think you meant the Civic. The Accord is completely new.
          rolanie3
          • 1 Year Ago
          @superchan7
          Yes - last year's civic, you're right.
        Blaze
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rolanie3
        Do you mean the 4 door civic?
          rolanie3
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Blaze
          Ah yes - mixed them up. 4 door Civic. At least they look different now so I shouldn't be making that mistake anymore haha
      carboy55
      • 1 Year Ago
      So the mental midgets who think every car should have a manual transmission, look like a Ferrari Daytona and cost $18,000 are still braying on about the CVT, I see.
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