Certified Pre-Owned 2013 HondaCivic Si 2.4 Sedan

  • VIN: 2HGFB6E53DH708984
  • Stock: 12063NG
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Honda Civic
  • Carfax Free
74,592 miles
Fuel Economy
22.0/31.0 mpg City/Hwy
Exterior Color
Interior Color
Sedan/5 seats
6 speed manual

Highlighted Features

  • Power moonroof
  • Wireless phone connectivity
  • Parking sensors
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Security system

Dealer Notes


Rear Parking Camera 
4-New Tires 

2013 Honda Civic

The 2013 Honda Civic is the stylish, high-quality compact that should have come out for 2012, now offering unheard-of standard features and innovation. It says to Hyundai: Let’s rumble!

In a drastic and surprising move, Honda significantly reworked its Civic sedan just one year after a complete redesign. Honda listened to complaints about the 2012’s so-so value, ho-hum quality and simple styling, then pulled off a complete 180 for the 2013 model year. As we detailed in our review here, the 2012 didn’t make huge strides in surpassing its body type competition, but it was still good enough to place second in Cars.com’s compact comparison, finishing behind the Hyundai Elantra, a value juggernaut.

Newly standard features include a backup camera, Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity and numerous smartphone integrations, including Bluetooth streaming audio, text message functions and Pandora internet radio. Let me reiterate: That’s all standard equipment on the base Civic. (Compare the 2012 Civic with the 2013 Civic, Elantra and Chevrolet Cruze here.)

Additionally, the interior shows off higher-quality materials, while the exterior has significantly more character. The driving experience has improved as well. The enhancements come on the now-base LX trim level for just $160 more than the 2012 LX. The 2013 base price starts at $18,955, including destination charge, with a manual transmission. The bottom-dollar DX trim is gone, and HF, EX, EX-L and performance-oriented Si trims sit above the LX. A Honda Civic Hybrid is detailed separately in our Research section here.

The 2013 Honda Civic LX that I drove for this evaluation is a long-term test car that Cars.com purchased to evaluate over a year of ownership. You can read about our purchase process here.

Boring Surgically Removed

The front and rear used to be plain and unexciting. This still ain’t a Ferrari, but compared with the 2012, the new styling is a huge step forward. The 2013’s hood is more bulbous, while the grille and lower styling feature more chrome accents and a look that’s more thought-out and stylized than the 2012’s dull rectangular shapes.

In back, the Civic sports borderline false advertising in a rear that has the appearance of more-expensive autos, like the Accord midsize sedan. Its taillights now extend onto the trunk lid, and a chrome bar connects those higher-quality taillights that feature additional depth and quality.

The 2013 Civic improves in every area over the 2012 — except for one pesky gripe that’s easily remedied: the wheel covers. Standard steel wheels, not alloy wheels, with plastic wheel covers are the norm for this car class, but the Civic’s wheel-cover design is hideous and ruins the progress made by the exterior’s other upscale appointments. I’m looking for a set of 2012 wheel covers to replace our 2013’s — ones that actually cover the wheels instead of show off the ugly steel.

Upscale Interior

It doesn’t take more than a glance to realize the 2013’s cabin has much nicer materials. Two easily identifiable differences include chrome trim surrounding the buttons and a soft-touch dash pad above the glove box that has high-quality stitching, like a premium or luxury car. The overall interior design hasn’t changed much, and it’s the same generous size as 2012.

Closer inspection reveals a huge list of changes we could easily bore you with — just know that it’s a substantial improvement in quality and style for very little more money.

The center dashboard materials are darker than before, giving a higher-quality appearance than the previous light-painted plastic. The textures are also more uniform — they were hugely inconsistent in 2012 — and the new consistency makes the interior desirable instead of merely livable.

The center dashboard’s buttons show how far Honda went in sprucing up the interior, with redesigned radio, climate-control and configuration buttons. The new panel has ridges and depth instead of flat, plain surfaces. The climate controls are even trapezoidal, a more stylized design replacing the 2012’s square buttons.

Higher-quality upper doors have softer-touch materials that are more comfortable for resting arms on long trips. The bump in quality even continues above occupant’s heads, as a higher-quality woven headliner replaces 2012’s cheap “mouse fur.”

The same generous seating comfort and interior room carry over from 2012. The front seat posed no problems for my 6-foot-tall frame, nor did the backseat, with good head and legroom and a flat floor. The trunk remains on the smaller side compared with competitors like the Elantra and Cruze. The LX and HF’s rear seat folds in a single piece, while more-expensive EX, EX-L and Si trim levels get a 60/40-split folding rear seat.

Redefining Value

There isn’t another compact car on the market with as many significant features for the money as the 2013 Civic. Sure, an LX with an automatic transmission is a $20,000 car by the time the paperwork is signed, but that includes a backup camera, a USB input, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, and Pandora internet radio and text message integration with compatible phones. That’s on top of 2012’s standard air conditioning, steering-wheel audio controls, power windows and locks, and keyless entry.

The high-tech features are also easy to use, which isn’t always the case. Simple prompts are key for pairing phones and music players, and it proved easy to configure my smartphone in the Civic. The integrated text messaging feature actually worked with my Samsung Galaxy S3, even though Honda’s website said that phone wasn’t compatible with the feature. It’s one of the first cars where the feature has actually worked with my phone. The car reads incoming text messages over the stereo and notifies drivers when a text comes through. My phone wasn’t compatible with the respond feature, but phones that are can send a default text response, like “I’m driving,” back to the sender.

The concept of a higher-content base car with a higher starting price may be new to Honda, but Chevrolet took a similar approach with the Cruze and has seen great sales success. The Cruze may not have a standard backup camera or advanced phone functions like the Honda Civic, but it does offer features the base Civic doesn’t have, including automatic headlights and satellite radio. Those convenience features are available only on more-expensive Civic trim levels. Compare all 2013 Civic trims here.

Backup cameras as standard equipment will likely be mandated soon by the government in all cars for safety reasons; official dates and ruling are still pending.

Ride, Handling & Acceleration

One of our previous complaints included the Honda Civic’s tendency to lean into corners, which is diminished for 2013. Stiffer front springs and larger anti-roll bars help quell the nasty body roll of the 2012. There’s initial roll on the 2013, but the body quickly settles and has composure that makes the handling much more predictable.

The Honda Civic still isn’t fun to drive, like the Dodge Dart, Ford Focus or Mazda3, despite new suspension and steering systems, but some improvements were made to noise, vibration and harshness, and they’re substantial strides. The 2013’s interior exhibits less wind and road noise thanks to a thicker windshield, a stiffer front subframe and additional sound-proofing. A standard carpeted trunk lid finishes the previous bare sheet metal nicely while minimizing unwanted road noise from the rear. The Civic’s main engine is still a 140-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder in LX, HF, EX and EX-L trim levels, with a choice of a five-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission in the base model only — all other trim levels use the five-speed automatic. The engine is well-suited to the Civic and provides adequate acceleration. An Econ mode slows engine and transmission response for better gas mileage, but it also makes the car pokier.

EPA gas mileage ratings for the automatic transmission are 28/39/32 mpg city/highway/combined for LX, EX and EX-L models, while the extra-efficient HF version is rated 29/41/33 mpg thanks to aerodynamic enhancements. The manual-transmission LX is rated a lower 28/36/31 mpg. High-performance Si trims can only be had with a 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The Si is rated 22/31/25 mpg.


The 2013 Honda Civic was granted the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest accolade: Top Safety Pick +, where the “+” represents a top score of Good in the new small-overlap frontal crash test, along with top scores in traditional frontal, side, rear and roof-strength tests. The Civic’s 2013 redesign included new structural engineering aimed to improve front end collision protection. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn’t tested the Civic yet.

Standard safety features include federally mandated frontal airbags, electronic stability control and antilock brakes. There are also front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags. The standard backup camera has guideline markers to indicate the vehicle’s width, though the lines don’t turn with the steering wheel to indicate direction — or pair with backup proximity sensors. See all the Honda Civic’s safety features here.

See how child-safety seats fit in the Honda Civic here.

2013 Honda Civic in the Market

There was nothing really wrong with the 2012 Honda Civic, but it was a cookie-cutter, boring sedan that did everything all right but didn’t stand out in one particular category, like the fun-to-drive Ford Focus or value-laden Hyundai Elantra.

Now with a full tank of value and style, the 2013 Honda Civic is much better prepared to take on the segment’s best with an arsenal of ultra-competitive standard features. Combined with Honda’s rock-solid reliability, the 2013 Civic is back on top of its game.

Detailed Specifications

  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Air conditioning
  • Driver door bin
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Front beverage holders
  • Illuminated entry
  • Passenger door bin
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Power moonroof
  • Power windows
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Rear door bins
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Speed control
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Alloy wheels
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Front tires: 215/45VR17.0
  • Power steering
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Rear tires: 215/45VR17.0
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Sport suspension
  • Tires: performance
  • Wheel size: 17"
  • 1st row LCD monitors: 1
  • CD player
  • CD-MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Speakers: 7
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Wireless phone connectivity: Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
  • Front center armrest
  • Front seats: bucket
  • Leather shift knob
  • Max seating capacity: 5
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Rear seats: bench
  • Rear seats Folding position: fold forward seatback
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Cylinder configuration: I-4
  • Drive type: front-wheel
  • Engine liters: 2.4
  • Engine location: front
  • Fuel economy city: 22mpg
  • Fuel economy combined: 25mpg
  • Fuel economy highway: 31mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity: 13.2gal.
  • Horsepower: 201hp @ 7,000RPM
  • Limited slip differential: mechanical
  • Number of valves: 16
  • Recommended fuel: Premium Unleaded
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Torque: 170 lb.-ft. @ 4,400RPM
  • Transmission: 6 speed manual
  • Variable valve control
  • Bumpers: body-color
  • Door mirrors: body-color
  • Power door mirrors
  • Rear cargo: trunk
  • Spoiler
  • Tailpipe finisher: chrome
  • Air Pollution Score (AP): 5
  • Compression ratio: 11.00 to 1
  • Curb weight: 1,346kg (2,967lbs)
  • Engine bore x stroke: 87.0mm x 99.0mm (3.43" x 3.90")
  • Engine displacement: 2.4 L
  • Engine horsepower: 201hp @ 7,000RPM
  • Engine torque: 170 lb.-ft. @ 4,400RPM
  • Exterior body width: 1,753mm (69.0")
  • Exterior height: 1,435mm (56.5")
  • Exterior length: 4,557mm (179.4")
  • Front headroom: 963mm (37.9")
  • Front hiproom: 1,283mm (50.5")
  • Front legroom: 1,067mm (42.0")
  • Front shoulder room: 1,438mm (56.6")
  • Greenhouse Gas Score (GG): 6
  • Interior cargo volume: 343 L (12 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume: 343 L (12 cu.ft.)
  • Passenger volume: 2,608L (92.1 cu.ft.)
  • Rear headroom: 919mm (36.2")
  • Rear hiproom: 1,306mm (51.4")
  • Rear legroom: 919mm (36.2")
  • Rear shoulder room: 1,354mm (53.3")
  • Turning radius: 5.4m (17.7')
  • Wheelbase: 2,670mm (105.1")
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Display: digital/analog
  • Front fog lights
  • Front reading lights
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Outside temperature display
  • Parking sensors: rear camera only
  • Rear window defroster
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Electronic stability
  • Ignition disable
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Overhead airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Security system
  • Traction control

KBB.com Consumer Reviews

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Overall4.5Out of 5
  • Great Car

    By Will on Thursday, December 22, 2016

    Over all this car is very functional. Nothing feels out of place, or lavish, or sporty. It's a very vanilla car that does well on all the basics. That is exactly what I wanted. It has enough power to get up-to speed. Granted it's not a Porsche 0-60 3seconds fast but that's not what this car was marketed for. You can get up-to 70Mph with reasonable time. The cargo space works well for groceries, and reasonably large items, like coolers, cases of water, totes etc. The Civics handling is very responsive, and you definitely feel confident maneuvering about in traffic. The hand's free bluetooth works well with my phones (Android-LGV10, Windows-Lumia 1520, Iphone 6). I mainly stream music from Pandora or SoundCloud. The visibility is great. Nothing feels restrictive when checking your blind spot, or backing out of a parking spot. The review camera is handy, but could be improved. Really the only complaints I have are few. I hit my knee on the dash while getting into the car sometimes. Could design the headrest to not be so far forward. Wind blows this car around fairly easily. Road noise can be heard, but not obnoxious amounts of noise. The rear-view camera picture quality is bad, that or the display it uses is bad, and using the camera a night is where it's weakest point lays. Now my Iphone also will auto-connect to the Civics hands free system and will auto play Pandora without my permission. The standard sound system also favors Highs & Mid sounds and on some songs the highs can become very harsh and undesirable. Over all it's a great car. Even though I bash on the camera, it still functions as it should. The sound system feels empty without bass, but is still very clear audio. MPG is great, I average about 33.7MPG. I feel this is a very reliable car, that is very middle of the road with good gas mileage. It's not fast like a super car, its not plush like a luxury car, its not a truck with tons of cargo space, and its not a hybrid so don't expect 50+ MPG. Just know its performs well enough in all this aria's mentioned. It's such a popular car, parts are easy to come by, and tons of options to upgrade. Hope this helps!
  • Excellent Car

    By JM on Thursday, February 27, 2020

    This is a great car! Had it 6 years and no problems what so ever. Only replaced tires and had AC serviced. Hondas will run forever. You cant go wrong.
  • More than i expected!!

    By Jorge on Friday, July 19, 2019

    This car is great steering is incredibly soft suspension soft also ride quality is great no funny noises inside the cabin on bad roads its comfortable and its very spacious inside. The only part that needed to be changed was the engine support when the part was bad car vibrated in idle. But it has been the only problem its a very reliable car.
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