Extensive design changes, content upgrades and advanced new available
safety technologies make Civic the benchmark in the compact class
MARKHAM, ON, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - As Canada's best selling passenger
car for 14 consecutive years, the Honda Civic returns for 2013 with a
host of design upgrades and a bevy of new standard features, while
still maintaining the efficiency and value that has made the Civic an
automotive icon for the past 40 years. The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan
receives all-new front and rear exterior styling, along with extensive
interior styling upgrades on all models. Retuned steering and
suspension sharpen the Civic's handling, while extensive body and
chassis upgrades improve the ride comfort and interior quietness.
The 2013 Civic model is available with a suite of class-leading
features. Standard equipment on Honda Civic LX includes Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, Bluetooth® Audio, colour i-MID display, USB/iPod® connection, heated front seats, text messaging feature, steering wheel
audio controls, exterior temperature gauge and sliding centre-console
armrest. Even with hundreds of dollars of standard features added, the
2013 Civic arrives with only a modest MSRP increase between $200-450
across the lineup, with pricing for the exceptionally well-equipped
2013 Civic LX Sedan beginning at $18,1901.
New safety technologies built into the 2013 Civic include the
application of the next-gen Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ II (ACE™ II) body structure, which includes additional front end structures
designed to help increase occupant protection by dispersing crash
energy in narrow overlap frontal crashes, and should help the Civic
obtain a top rating in the new small-overlap crash test conducted by
the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Also new are
SmartVent™ side airbags and side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor.
Featuring the widest array of powertrain choices available in the
segment, the Civic lineup is designed to meet the diverse needs of
today's compact-vehicle buyer. The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe
will be available in DX (sedan only), LX, EX, EX-L Navi (coupe only)
Touring (sedan only) and Si.
Summary of Changes for 2013
Completely revised front and rear exterior styling (Sedan)
Enhanced standard feature content on all model grades
Recalibrated suspension and steering
Extensive new NVH reduction features
Revised interior styling including soft-touch materials
Next-gen Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ II (ACE™ II) body structure
Two new exterior colours: White Orchid Pearl and Kona Coffee Metallic
New interior colour: Black
The 2013 Civic lineup includes sedan and coupe models with a
conventional gasoline engine and "Si" performance models.
Heavily revised for the ninth-gen Civic introduction for model year
2012, the Civic's all-aluminum, 140-horsepower, i-VTEC® 1.8-litre 16-valve four-cylinder engine is unchanged for 2013,
continuing to provide exceptional responsiveness, refinement, and fuel
efficiency. Providing 128 lb-ft of torque at 4300 rpm, the Honda mill
is paired with either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic
transmission. In the Civic Sedan and Coupe, this powertrain has earned
a fuel-economy rating of 7.1/5.0/6.22 city/hwy/combined when equipped with the automatic transmission.
The Civic Sedan and Coupe models all feature Honda's ECO Assist™
technology, which with the push of the green, dash-mounted "ECON"
button, can help drivers operate the vehicle more efficiently.
Along with strong fuel efficiency, the Civic lineup also offers strong
performance. The 2013 Civic Si Sedan and Si Coupe models are equipped
with an all-aluminum, 201-horsepower, i-VTEC® 2.4-litreDOHC 16-valve engine paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Even though it provides 170 lb-ft of torque and offers exhilarating
performance, the Civic Si has a remarkable 10.0/6.4/8.42 highway fuel economy rating.
For 2013, the Honda Civic has received a host of changes that far exceed
the typical mid-model refresh. The front and rear styling of the 2013
Honda Civic Sedan has been completely altered for a more youthful and
premium feel, including sheet metal changes that include an all-new
hood and trunk lid. Up front, a new open-mouth lower bumper with a
horizontal chrome accent and a sportier, black honeycomb mesh grille is
anchored by new integrated fog lights on EX-L Navi (coupe), Touring and
above trims. The grille is flanked by new clear-lens corner lights to
provide a more premium look. The 2013 Civic's more sculpted front end
flows into a new taller, more deeply faceted hood.
In back, a new rear bumper design and new rear trunk lid are capped by a
clean, horizontal chrome trim piece. The all-new design of the
taillights now carries into the trunk face, providing a more finished
and upscale look. The rear bumper features integrated reflector
treatments and a new lower diffuser panel finished with a honeycomb
mesh vent. While the expressive exterior styling of the 2013 Honda
Civic Coupe remains unchanged, restyled wheels on all models help
sharpen the look of the 2013 Civic.
Constructed of 55-pecent high-strength steel, the 2013 Civic's body
minimizes weight and maximizes strength for greater rigidity. The 2013
Civic's body has seen a host of changes to the front floor, side sill,
A-pillar, upper wheel housing and front bumper extension. This addition
of high-strength steel is expected to pay refinement dividends and
provide a stiffer structure for the numerous chassis updates for the
2013 Civic. In addition, the Civic's new structure is designed to help
it excel in the new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) small
overlap crash test.
Under the skin, the 2013 Civic has had significant alterations aimed at
enhancing handling refinement and noise isolation. A reworked
Electronic Power Steering (EPS) setup reduces friction and provides a
quicker ratio, while stiffer wheels, stiffer front springs and a
thicker front stabilizer bar with new Teflon-lined mounting bushings
are designed for more fluid suspension action and a flatter, more
responsive cornering attitude.
The rear suspension also receives a thicker stabilizer bar, increased
spring rate, new Teflon-lined stabilizer-bar bushings, and reworked
suspension bushings to increase both bump- and roll-motion stiffness.
With its retuned MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension,
handling linearity, responsiveness and overall vehicle composure have
been increased, while at the same time improving ride quality and the
characteristic Honda fun-to-drive feel. For 2013, front brake-rotor
diameter on automatic-equipped Civic LX, EX, EX-L Navi and Touring
Civics jumps 20 mm from 262 to 282 mm for improved stopping
A large range of new noise, vibration and harshness (NVH)
countermeasures work together to reduce road, engine and wind noise in
the 2013 Civic's interior. This includes a stiffer front subframe, new
thicker windshield and front door glass, and additional soundproofing
material in the dash, floor, doors, and rear tray to help reduce
unwanted road noise, and provide a more serene ride and quieter cabin.
Inside, extensive refinements in design and construction gives the
entire 2013 Honda Civic lineup a more premium feel, with an all-new
tricot headliner, new soft-touch materials on the instrument panel and
upper door treatment, and revised textures and panel junctions
throughout the instrument panel and centre console. Subtle silver
accents in the interior lend a higher-quality look, along with door
panel and seat fabric upgrades. Providing a more upscale environment,
black carpeting and a trunk lid finisher are now standard on all Civic
models. For the first time, Civic is available in both cloth and
leather with an all-black interior (Si model).
The 2013 Honda Civic provides a host of new class-leading features,
including Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, Bluetooth® Audio, rearview camera, heated front seats, colour i-MID display,
USB/iPod® interface, text message function, steering wheel audio controls,
exterior temperature gauge and a sliding finished centre armrest.
Available on Civic EX-L Navi, Touring and Si models, the Honda
Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognition3 now includes a multi-view rearview camera and provides routing and
guidance to individual addresses and more than 7-million points of
interest within North America.
Named a "2012 Top Safety Pick" by the U.S. Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety (IIHS), the Civic returns for 2013 with a re-engineered
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ II (ACE™ II) body structure. The
changes that went into the ACE II body structure were designed to help
increase the protection provided to vehicle occupants in a frontal
collision, including the addition of front end structures to help
disperse crash energy in narrow overlap frontal crashes. These changes
are expected to help the Civic obtain top marks in the new Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) small overlap frontal crash test.
Also new for 2013, the Civic features Honda's new SmartVent™ front seat side airbag construction that recently debuted in the 2013
Honda Accord. The new SmartVent™ airbag design helps mitigate the risk of excessive side airbag
deployment force, while eliminating the need for the prior Civic's
Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS). The elimination of OPDS
allows improved heating of the seatback on Civic models (LX and above).
Additionally, the 2013 Civic is equipped with a side curtain airbag
with rollover sensors, ahead of anticipated regulatory requirements.
The 2013 Civic's additional safety technologies include standard
dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, an anti-lock braking
system (ABS), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)4 with traction control, and a pedestrian injury mitigation design in the
front of the vehicle.
Warranty and Awards
The 2013 Honda Civic is covered by a 3-year/60,000-kilometre new-car
limited warranty, a 5-year/100,000-kilometre powertrain limited
warranty, a 5-year/unlimited-kilometre corrosion limited warranty.
2013 Honda Civic On-Sale Dates
December 10, 2012
December 10, 2012
Civic Si Coupe
December 15, 2012
Civic Si Sedan
January 25, 2013
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1 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and
options. Dealer prices may vary.
2 Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only.
Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain
3 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on the Civic
in Canada. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
4 VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the
vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving.
Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use
of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license; iPod is a
registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. iPod not
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SOURCE: Honda Canada Inc.
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