The entry-level LX model may surprise some drivers with how well-equipped it is with standard features and technology. To find much of the same equipment on comparable models, you’d have to explore the upper trim levels. But by bringing some of the most desired tech features to the base trim, the Civic Hatchback lineup starts on a great foot.
Safety – A multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines comes standard on every Civic Hatchback and gives drivers the ability to switch through three different views: normal, wide, and top-down. And the guidelines can make backing in and out of tight spaces much easier.
Audio – With Bluetooh HandsFreeLink, Buetooth streaming audio, and Pandora compatibility, you can crank the music to your heart’s content through the four-speaker, 160-watt audio system. There is also a speed-sensitive volume control feature, which will soften the music when the Civic Hatchback is moving slowly through a parking area.
Connectivity – A 5-inch color LCD screen is standard on the Civic Hatchback and comes equipped with an SMS text message function so drivers can stay connected while on the road. Up front, there is also a 12-volt power outlet and a USB port so you can keep all your devices charged and ready to go.
For drivers who want even more technology features that will bolster comfort, connectivity, entertainment, and safety, the EX and EX-L Navi trim levels might be models to consider. Both build upon the standard equipment list to give drivers even more. Some of what you can expect to find inside both models include upgrades from the standard features such as:
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines – The EX and EX-L Navi models see an upgrade to the multi-angle rearview camera. Still coming in three different viewing options including normal, wide, and top-down, the upgraded camera features dynamic guidelines that make navigating around the Civic’s surroundings much easier.
Audio System – The audio system also gets an upgrade on the EX and EX-L Navi trim with an eight-speaker 180-watt—that’s twice the number of speakers than on the standard. Sirius XM Radio and HD Radio are also featured on these top two trim levels.
Connectivity – The standard LCD screen gets upgraded to a 7-inch touchscreen display with customizable features settings so you can have everything right at your fingertips. Features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and HondaLink also make their debut on the EX and EX-L Navi.
There are even more features to mention that come exclusively on the EX and EX-L Navi trims.
Honda LaneWatch – This system comes standard on the EX and EX-L Navi models. It uses a camera that is mounted on the passenger-side mirror that displays a live video feed when the driver signals a right lane change, allowing you to see four times more than you can when using the mirrors alone.
Smart Entry – This features senses when the key fob in your pocket or purse is in proximity to the Civic and lets you unlock the doors with just a simple press of a button without having to dig for the keys. For drivers who are in a hurry or whose arms are full, this can be a life-saver.
Push-Button Start – Drivers won’t have to dig through pockets or purses for the keys to start their EX or EX-L Navi, either. Just climb in with the Smart Entry feature, push a button once inside, and the Civic starts the engine.
Center Console Charging Port – The EX and EX-L Navi both feature an additional USB charging port in the center console, so the driver can charge one device while the passenger charges another.
Dual-Zone Climate Control – Not everyone always agrees on the right temperature. But with dual-zone climate control, drivers and passengers can be a little more comfortable with the temperature set to two different preferences.
The top-of-the-line EX-L Navi model is for the driver who wants the most technology and features offered on any of the Honda Civic Hatchbacks. It includes comfort and luxury features such as an automatic-dimming rearview mirror, leather seats, moonroof, and much more, but as its name suggests, it also comes with a state-of-the-art navigation system.