While 2013 saw a quick refresh to the Honda Civic Sedan, 2014 it’s the Civic Coupe that gets a gentle rework. Our Quick Spin in the latest two-door Civic only further proved why it has endured over 9 generations.

Like the sedan, the latest coupe gets mild styling updates outside, and a freshened interior with better materials and less obvious seams on the dash.

Unchanged is how the Civic Coupe is a pleasure to drive.

That’s despite a CVT as the only automatic transmission. It is as unobtrusive and transparent as a CVT can be. Still a bit noisy, but hardly offensive. And its 33 Combined miles per gallon should alleviate any buyer hesitation. The five speed manual remains on base models.

Nice cabin touchups include an optional 7 inch display screen for infotainment and connectivity. The Coupe also adds Honda’s LaneWatch blind spot system; a first for the Civic; and push button start. 

Other new tech also comes from the addition of the HondaLink smartphone integration app; it allows for destination look up and car information sharing.

Driving this latest Civic Coupe felt like a good mix of the new and the familiar. It remains engaging enough, while not totally forgetting its roots as an A to B car.   

On sale now, the 2014 Honda Civic Coupe begins around $19,000, with the CVT automatic adding just under a grand more.


  • Price: Begins around $19,000