2023 Honda Civic Sport Hatchback

September 17th, 2023 by



Honda Civic


The Honda Civic holds a significant place in motoring history as arguably the most iconic and influential compact car ever produced. Its hatchback models have had a cult following of their own in the past few decades for their performance characteristics.

The new Civic Hatchback is upon us for the 2023 model year. It is in a league of its own and even offers some exclusivities that make it even more oriented towards petrolheads. Its Sport trim is one of its most hyped ones and it deserves a feature.

So, the following is a look at the 2023 Civic Sport Hatchback:

Features

The 2023 Honda Civic Sport Hatchback is one of the offerings of the 11th generation of Honda’s iconic compact car. It is one of the four trims offered – just a step above the base model. It offers you a single engine and a choice of two transmissions – one of which is a manual.

As suggested by its name and transmission options, this model is oriented for sporty driving. Despite this, it still offers a plethora of standard features and is built to last with high-quality materials. There are no updates made to the 2023 model as it was launched just last year.

Powertrain and Numbers

The Civic Sport Hatchback 2023 comes with a 2-liter engine that produces 158 hp and 138 lb-ft. It sends power to a front-wheel drive system via a CVT gearbox. Civic enthusiasts can also opt for a 6-speed stick-shift manual gearbox, offered exclusively on the hatchback.

The CVT gets you remote start, paddle shifters, and three driving modes. The 2023 Civic Sport Hatchback can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 8 seconds, putting it amongst the class leaders. For 0-60 in just 5 seconds, check out the 2023 Civic Type R.

The Civic Sport Hatchback is the thriftiest with the CVT gearbox, as it can achieve up to 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Going for the manual won’t have you compromising by much as it can do 26 mpg city: 36 highways. Either way, both options give wonderful results.

Honda Civic Interior
Honda Civic Interior

Interior and Technology

A gorgeous interior awaits you inside the 2023 Civic Sport Hatchback with Honda’s acclaimed hexagonal mesh design on the dash. The build quality is class-leading, the space for all five passengers is generous, and they all get a comfortable seating arrangement.

The Civic sedan has been lauded for its capacious trunk and the hatchback takes it to a whole new level. You can fold down the rear seats to increase this even further or if you want to load longer items. The cubby storage is also on point with the size of the car.

The black cloth upholstery compliments the cabin’s design well, and so do the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter. The sport pedals are a nice touch. The tech includes but isn’t limited to single zone climate control, push-button ignition, keyless entry, and powered windows.

The 2023 Civic Sport Hatchback also features a 7-inch touchscreen and instrumentation screen, an 8-speaker stereo, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. USB ports and power outlets along with Bluetooth are also included.

There is a whole suite of safety features. It includes automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning (w/lane-keeping assist), traffic sign recognition, forward collision warning, automatic high beam, and adaptive cruise control.

Honda Civic
Honda Civic

Exterior and Driving

The 2023 Civic Sport Hatchback is a stylish and dynamic vehicle build to please the eyes and the laws of physics. It comes with LED headlights and taillights, gloss black side mirrors, and 18-inch alloy wheels – two types of these are on the menu.

For an even more aggressive look, you can select the HPD package that adds some cool touches to the exterior. These include tailgate and underbody spoilers, plus unique HPD badging. It’s a great way to make your Civic stand out.

The exterior colors available on the 2023 Civic Sport Hatchback are:

  • Rallye Red
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Boost Blue Pear
  • Platinum White Pear
  • Sonic Gray Pearl

One of the highlights of any Civic – especially the hatchback – is the drivability. The Civic Sport Hatchback 2023 has a powerful engine that delivers power instantly. Also, both the transmission choices are smooth and refined.

Then you have the handling which is an even stronger point on this hot hatch. It is composed and allows you to have fun without crashing. The steering is very responsive as well. Despite this being a sporty car, you won’t have to make any compromises on the ride quality.

Honda Civic EXTERIOR
Honda Civic EXTERIOR

Reliability and Warranty

You’ll be pleased to know that all Civic 2023 models have been positively rated by JD Power for reliability, getting a score of 80 out of 100. Consumer Reports also gives you the green light, expecting them to be more reliable than average. Buyers have also praised the dependability.

Honda offers you a limited warranty of 3 years/36k miles, a powertrain warranty of 5 years/60k miles, and is also one of the select few automakers to offer complimentary maintenance for 2 years/25k miles.

Verdict

The 2023 Civic Sport Hatchback is a must-have if you are looking for a hatchback that can deliver exceptional driving habits and fuel economy. It is powerful enough to overtake on the highway and won’t mind being aggressively driven on bendy roads.

The cabin is a work of art and despite this model being low on the trim hierarchy, the materials used are respectable. The same can be said about its looks, which give it an upscale vibe along with a sporty presence.

You get many standard tech features in terms of convenience and safety. The reliability ratings are also solid, which makes this a dependable investment. Finally, you also get complimentary maintenance, a rarity in the automotive industry today.

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