Best Bet
(4.2) 12 reviews
MSRP: $9,886$17,206
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 44
Engine: 90-hp, 1.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD
2013 Honda Civic Hybrid

Our Take on the 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid

Our Take

It was only one model year ago that Honda redesigned its compact Civic, but the 2012 model was criticized for not being a big-enough leap forward and, where interior materials were concerned, for taking a step back. Though the Civic remained a top-seller, Honda heard the chorus loud and clear an... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Higher mpg costs more
  • Main transmissions are five-speeds
  • Drum rear brakes on lower trims

Notable Features

  • New front and rear styling (sedan)
  • Revised suspension and steering
  • Overhauled interior
  • Coupe or sedan body styles
  • Manual or automatic
  • Performance and hybrid versions

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.