Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Honda Civic Sedan

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Honda Civic Sedan

2. Quieter cabin

In order to keep fuel consumption down, automakers tend to put small, wheezy engines in their compact offerings. As a result, the car has to work up a sweat to accelerate, and this tends to cause interior rattles, and an overall noisy cabin. In 2012 the Civic suffered from this problem, and it wasn’t even the engine’s fault. With some lightweight construction aimed at improving fuel economy, the 2012 model had no substance to it, and that meant the drive could be felt and heard inside the car.

For 2013 the Civic gets extra sound-deadening material in the dash, floor, doors and elsewhere, which allows you to carry on a conversation with your passengers while on the highway. Honda also says that a stiffer front subframe along with new thicker glass in the windshield and front doors help reduce noise, vibrations and harshness (NVH) which does its part in making the Civic a far more liveable vehicle.

  • bmac

    We have two new 2013 Honda Civics. The quality and workmanship on both cars are
    excellent! We are surprised that this car has not been given more recognition given the
    drastic change from the 2012 model. We have owned many cars over the years but we
    both agree that these Civics are the best cars we have ever owned!

  • Auntetr

    I have a 2012. Thank GOD I dont have that cheesy chrome grill!!!!

  • Why should we 2012 owners be pleased with these “amazing” changes from Honda? I bought the 2012 on the strength of decades of Honda quality and I feel duped by a major car maker cheapening the product to pad their bottom line.

  • S C

    I have the ’13 EXL w Navi — while not a luxury car, it’s an automobile with more refinement than ever before. A class of its own in my opinion. And it’s 25k less than so many cars that have similar gadgets. Look around at new styles right now; they all have chrome (and it’s all plastic, too).

  • S C

    Hey! AutoGuide! The wheels displayed on the (Civic) in these photos ARE NOT the stock wheels on any ’13 Civic!



  • Gus

    This is 2013 Civic EX

  • JB

    thats a civic touring not ex

  • S C D S