After redesigning the Civic sedan in 2013, Honda turned its attention to the Civic coupe for 2014, restyling the exterior. Although the two cars share a name, they’re different in some respects — beyond door count. The Civic coupe is 177.9 inches long, and the sedan comes in at 179.4 inches. On the inside, the coupe has 42.2 inches of front legroom and 30.8 inches in the rear, while the sedan has 42.0 inches in front and a roomier 36.2 inches of rear legroom. The Civic coupe fared well in our Car Seat Check. Click here to find out how the sedan performed.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- The two sets of lower Latch anchors are easy to access. They sit roughly a quarter inch into the seat cushions, which moved out of the way without any problems.
- The forward-facing convertible fit well in the Civic coupe, but we struggled with connecting the tether strap to its anchor.
- The outboard rear seats are heavily bolstered, but this worked well with our high-back booster seat. The bolsters held it snugly in place.
What We Don’t
- The head restraints are removable after the rear seats are folded forward, but levers to fold them are located in the trunk.
- The tether anchors, which are on the rear shelf behind the head restraints, are difficult to use because of the coupe’s sloping rear window. There’s just not a lot of room for maneuvering, which made it difficult to tighten the tether strap once we hooked the connector onto the anchor.
- While both the rear-facing infant and convertible seats installed easily, we had to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate them. This left our tester feeling squeezed in the front seat.
- The outboard seats have floppy seat belt buckles that fell behind our booster seat. This would lead to lots of frustration for younger kids trying to buckle up independently.