Competes with: Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Elantra, Chevrolet Cruze, Kia Forte, Dodge Dart
Looks like: The sleekest, raciest, sportiest Civic you’ve ever seen
Drivetrains: 2.0-liter or turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine; six-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmissions; front-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Fall 2015
Honda’s long-running Civic lineup gets a major redo, with the company unveiling its 10th-generation compact sedan at events in Detroit and Los Angeles. The new sedan is a dramatic styling departure from the current model and is accompanied by a host of new technology including two new powertrains, one of which is Honda’s first turbocharged engine in North America.
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No longer will there be different Civics for different global markets – it’s now one Civic globally. The sedan is the first of a group of new models that will appear, followed by the coupe, high-performance Si models, a five-door hatchback and the appearance of the long-anticipated Type-R model for the U.S. market.