Logic says a cheap car should have a cheap stereo. Cars.com’s 2013 Honda Civic in base LX trim isn’t exactly inexpensive at $19,775, including an automatic transmission and destination charge, but the stereo has a laundry list of features most wouldn’t expect at its price.
In the six-plus months we’ve owned the Civic, we’ve hooked up numerous phones and music players to the standard USB port and streaming Bluetooth. Our editors also have spent hours commuting, where the right stereo can make a difference between starting the day right or wrong. The Civic’s stereo was a huge hit when first purchased, but what about 12,000 miles later?
The 2013 Civic’s bevy of entertainment features remains competitive and ahead of the curve even as 2014 competitors roll out with new changes and redesigns.
“It really provides a lot of different ways to bring mobile media into the car,” says Cars.com editor Mike Hanley.
All Civics come with a standard USB input for music players and USB flash drives, Bluetooth streaming audio, Pandora integration (iPhone only) and an MP3 jack as well as a CD player and AM/FM radio. An intelligent Multi-Information Display shows each source’s artist, song and album information, as well as a music player’s music library.