2024 Honda Civic Sedan Touring Review: Still a Benchmark

Mike Schlee
by Mike Schlee
The 2024 Honda Civic Sedan Touring is the top of the line trim level. The only options avaialble are upgraded paint like found on the car in this picture.

2024 Honda Civic Sedan Touring Review Quick Take

Two years ago, the latest generation Honda Civic earned the AutoGuide 2022 Car of the Year Award. With a fantastic blend of refinement, composure, performance, and comfort, we were quite impressed with Honda's small sedan.

Now, two years later, we are revisiting the Civic to see if we're still as smitten with the car as we were before. For evaluation, we have a 2024 Honda Civic Sedan Touring and, spoiler alert, it's still (mostly) good.

When the latest generation Honda Civic hit our roads, we were impressed. In fact, we were so thoroughly taken by the compact car’s ability to do everything quite well, it ended up winning the AutoGuide Car of the Year Award for 2022.

Fast forward two years and we are revisiting our slightly older friend, to see if the Civic still has what it takes. The auto industry never stands still and in the span of just 24 months, a lot can change.

What’s New for 2024: Not Much

The Honda Civic rolls into the 2024 model yeah virtually unchanged. A big update is coming next year, which will include new technology, updated styling, and the inclusion of a hybrid model. For now, the Civic soldiers on, outfitted much like it was in 2022.

Exterior Style: Subtle Sophistication

The 2024 Honda Civic Sedan is more conservatively styled than Civic sedans form the past.

When the 2022 Honda Civic debuted, it ditched some of the funkier, trendy styling elements the previous generations featured. The car was now more restrained, more sophisticated. This doesn’t mean it has a poor design, as we quite like it. It’s just a shapely proportion fitting the sedan’s increased size. At a total length of 184.0-inches (4,673 mm) long, the 2024 Honda Civic is bigger than a 2002 Accord.

For our evaluation, we have a top-of-the-line Civic Touring that gets a few exclusive exterior items such as heated mirrors with integrated turn signals and LED fog lights.

Powertrain and Fuel Economy: Punchy and Frugal

Under the hood for this generation Honda Civic Touring is a 180 hp 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.

While on the topic of exclusivity, the Touring trim is one of two trims in the USA that includes the more potent turbocharged engine. In Canada, the Touring is the only trim with the boosted four-cylinder.

That engine is Honda’s now-quite-familiar 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that develops 180 horsepower and 177 pound feet of torque. In the Touring, the only transmission available is a continuously variable automatic transmission.

The 2024 Honda Civic Sedan Touring is quite fuel efficient as well, even though it has the lowest ratings within the Civic lineup.

The 1.5-liter unit is not a sports engine, at least in this configuration. But with 180 hp, it’s so well matched for the Civic. It never lacks the needed power, no matter the load or situation. The engine is so smooth to build rpms quickly - like a good Honda should. Would we like the extra oomph from the Acura Integra’s engine? Sure, but we can’t complain with what we have here.

Like most modern cars, the Civic has drive modes, including Econ, Normal, Sport. On regular grade fuel, the little turbo is quite frugal, achieving an officially rated 31 mpg (7.6 L/100 km) city and 38 mpg (6.1 L/100 km) highway.

Handling and Drivability: Feels Like a Honda

During our test, the 18-inch wheels wore 235/40R18 winter tires. Even with these installed, there was plenty of cornering grip in the Civic.

This Civic uses a suspension set-up that includes struts up front and a multi-link design at the back. On the Touring, larger 18-inch wheels are included wearing 235/40R18 all season tires. Another important figure to mention is the Civic Sedan’s curb weight. At 3,077 pounds (1,371 kg) as tested, it's positively svelte compared to some competitors – especially considering the car’s size. Opt for a lower trim model, and weight dips well below 3,000 pounds (1,360 kg).

Another strong Honda trait that’s not lost with the latest Civic is steering feel. It has good weight, feel, and a relatively low turning ratio. Even though our tester was on winter tires, there is still abundant mechanical grip when tackling corners at speed. The steering and chassis let the driver know how close to the edge of grip they are.

Ride Quality and Comfort: Striking a Balance

The front driver's seat is powered and can be set quite low, allowing taller drivers more space to sit.

On the road, the Civic Sedan still feels more refined than most anything in this class. It even feels more planted and well-crafted than some mid-size sedans, which makes sense considering the Civic’s size. There’s a great balance of handling capabilities and ride comfort, as the car doesn’t stray too far onto either category.

During our week with the car a rear tire inhaled a large nail and slowly went flat. The suspension is so well designed to absorb bumps, I couldn’t feel just how dangerously low the tire pressure was. It was the horrendous noise emitting from the right rear, as the tire belts wailed in agony, that alerted me to the issue.

Inside, passengers front and rear are treated with ample space. Those in the front seats receive 39.3 inches (998 mm) of headroom and 42.3 inches (1,074 mm) of legroom. Rear seat occupants have a more squared off living space, with 37.1 inches (942 mm) of headroom and 37.4 inches (950 mm) of legroom.

With over 37-inches of headroom and legroom, adults can fit in the rear seat of the 2024 Honda Civic Touring.

Regardless of where one sits, there’s as much real-world space as found in the specifications chart. With the power driver's seat all the way to its lowest setting, the driver is sunk down quite a bit in the cabin. This allows taller drivers to fit behind the wheel, but some shorter drivers might feel low in relation to the dashboard and side windowsills.

As the Touring trim, it includes some comfort goodies like a rear seat center armrest, a power driver’s seat, leather seats, a power passenger seat, and heated front seats. In Canada, there are also a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. Sorry America, those items are completely absent from the Civic Sedan.

Interior Style and Quality: Simple, But Useful

Styling is simple, yet tasteful in the Civic. We like the honeycomb grille running across the dashboard for a little ibt of added style.

After three model years on the market, the interior shine has not dulled. We still like the design and look of the interior, even if it’s showing up in more and more Honda products. The honeycomb grille is still great way to break up the dash and add functionality with the vents.

That stated, the interior isn’t the most stylish, nor technologically advance. But everything inside is logically placed, works, and is easy to operate. For example, the digital driver’s information center has fewer layouts and screen customizations than some competitors, but all the information that is needed is there and I found it easy to adjust to my liking.

Tech and Safety: As Expected for the Big Dog

A lot of standard technology is available on the Civic, with the Touring model adding more features like parking sensors

That driver’s information center resides within a 10.2-inch screen, while a 9-inch infotainment touchscreen sits to the right. Since we have the Touring trim, audio is emitted through a Bose 12 speaker sound system.

Being the top-of-the-line trim, our tester also includes niceties like a moonroof, rain sensing wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, HomeLink remote system, automatic dimming rear-view mirror, as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

All Honda Civic Sedans come standard with safety features like collision mitigation, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, driver attention monitor, and more. Our tester includes the blind spot monitor, which is available on the top two trims in USA, as well as the top 3 trims in Canada. Exclusive to Touring in both countries though, are rear cross traffic alert and parking sensors.

Value Dollars and Sense: Competitive in a Small Field

In the shrinking compact sedan class, the 2024 Honda Civic is still competitively priced.

In the dwindling class of compact cars, the Civic Sedan is one of the pricier options. The least expensive model retails for $25,045 (all prices include destination) in the United States, while our test car came in at $32,100. That's about $2,000-$3,000 more than equivalent competitors. But it is the benchmark, so you get what you pay for.

Other than the charge for the upgraded paint, no options are available on the Touring trim level. In Canada, the Civic Sedan starts at $28,620, with a Touring model featuring the upgraded paint coming in at $36,630.

Final Thoughts: 2024 Honda Civic Sedan Touring

After three years on the market, we still quite like the 2024 Honda Civic Sedan Touring

Even after 3 years on the road, the Civic Sedan is still towards, if not at, the head of the compact car class. In fact, with how well-crafted and spacious the new Civic is, it’s hard to rationalize stepping up to the Accord. Even the argument for getting a hybrid drivetrain in the Accord will soon disappear as the Civic Hybrid is coming next year.

That brings us to the next point. With how much we like the current Civic, next year it should be even better. If you can wait a year, it’s probably worth the delay to get the refreshed 2025 Honda Civic. For those that can’t wait, the current model is still a great, albeit pricey purchase.

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2024 Honda Civic Sedan Touring





Handling and Drivability


Passenger Comfort


Ride Quality


Exterior Style


Interior Style and Quality




Cargo Capacity and Towing






Emotional Appeal






Handling and Comfort


Fuel Efficiency

More Road Noise than Expected


Could Use More Power

2024 Honda Civic Sedan Touring FAQs

  • Q: What is the Touring package on the Honda Civic?
  • A: The Touring is the top trim of the Civic sedan.
  • Q: What gas does the Honda Touring take?
  • A: The 2024 Honda Civic Touring takes regular unleaded gas.
  • Q: Is the Honda Civic Touring good on gas?
  • A: Although it has the lowest fuel economy rating of the Civic range, the Touring is still quite good on gas.



1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder


180 hp, 177 lb-ft


Front-wheel drive



Fuel Economy USA (MPG):

31 city, 38 hwy

Fuel Economy Canada (L/100 km):

7.6 city, 6.1 hwy

Starting Price USA:


Starting Price Canada:


As Tested Price USA:


As Test Price Canada:


Mike Schlee
Mike Schlee

A 20+ year industry veteran, Mike rejoins the AutoGuide team as the Managing Editor. He started his career at a young age working at dealerships, car rentals, and used car advertisers. He then found his true passion, automotive writing. After contributing to multiple websites for several years, he spent the next six years working at the head office of an automotive OEM, before returning back to the field he loves. He is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA). He's the recipient of a feature writing of the year award and multiple video of the year awards.

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  • CJR CJR on Apr 25, 2024

    The civics biggest flaw is its dreadful CVT, and I wonder if it still suffers from oil dilution in that miniscule wheezy 1.5L turbo.