Official 2014 Honda Civic Specs
If you haven’t already heard the news, Honda has finally announced an official 2014 Honda Civic release date. Both the sedan and completely redesigned coupe will officially go on sale on Dec, 4th when the models arrive at Honda dealerships such as Benson Honda.
That means that the opportunity for you to get behind the wheel of one of America’s best-selling cars is not far away. In addition to the Civic release date, Honda has provided an extensive list of the Official 2014 Honda Civic specs—and we definitely like what we see.
As we told you when the Civic was first unveiled, the Civic Sedan has taken on some changes, but as the Sedan was just redesigned last year, Honda turned their attention to the Coupe for the upcoming 2014 models. Just about every major part of the exterior has been tweaked on the new Coupe. That includes a more “aggressive” grille, fender, hood and headlight design. Sportier front and rear bumpers help to accentuate the larger wheels, which have also been redesigned.
There are also a few new upgrades that are shared by both the Coupe and Sedan. That includes interior refinements such as new seat fabrics, door panel trim and an audio panel color that coordinates with the exterior paint job. Perhaps the biggest change of the two models, however, is the removal of the five-speed automatic transmission.
To replace the transmission, Honda has opted for a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) which provides quicker and smoother acceleration, as it completely eliminates the need for gears. The reduced internal friction from the lack of gears makes the Civic more efficient, allowing it to achieve even higher fuel economy ratings. Drivers who want to immerse themselves completely in the driving experience can add steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifters in some of the higher-end trims.
As we said, the CVT provides the Civic with increased efficiency when compared to the five-speed manual transmission. In the base model of both the Coupe and Sedan, the manual-transmission Civic is capable of 36 mpg on the highway and the CVT Civic is capable of 39 mpg.1 With ratings like that, it’s easy to see why Honda decided to toss out the automatic-transmission.
With a combined total of 13 available trims, both the Civic Coupe and Sedan offer something for just about everyone. To find out more about each of the individual trims, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Benson Honda where we are always more than happy to assist you with any questions that you have. The 2014 Honda Civic release date is fast approaching, and we couldn’t be any more excited. We know this is going to be a popular model, and we will be preparing our inventory accordingly. We hope to hear from you soon!
1Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.