2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Overview at Germain Honda of Ann Arbor

Honda Civic Hatchback

Key Features

  • Starting at $22,955 MSRP*
  • Standard 1.5L Turbocharged Engine with 174 horsepower and computer-controlled injection
  • Choice of a standard 6-speed manual transmission or optional CVT
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • 60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seatback
  • Available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Smartphone Integration
  • Optional Sport trim level featuring Center-Mounted Dual-Outlet Exhaust and Sport Pedals
  • Available 7-Inch Display Audio with High-Resolution Electrostatic Touch-Screen

Honda Civic Hatchback

About The Honda Civic Hatchback

Ranging from a striking fascia at the front and stylish C-shaped LED taillights at the rear, the Honda Civic Hatchback offers the ideal combination of dynamic styling and everyday versatility. No matter how far your travels take you, you’ll stay connected thanks to the tech-focused interior layout of the Civic Hatchback. Standard 60/40 split folding rear seats and numerous configurable cargo storage innovations help showcase the versatility of the Civic Hatchback. Turbocharged engine performance and your choice of a responsive 6-speed manual transmission or an efficient CVT help add thrills to your daily drive. Standard Honda Sensing® driver-assistive safety technologies help keep you protected from the unexpected. No other five-door hatchback is able to match the unparalleled blend of technology, performance, value, and versatility found on every Honda Civic Hatchback.

What the Critics Say

We use words like “clever” and “thoughtful” to describe Honda’s handling of cargo and personal effects. Despite the rather small footprint, the Civic hatchback can fit a lot of luggage. The interior pockets and bins are generous, and a few extra touches gain it extra points.” — Edmunds
The engine is a high-point for the Civic Hatch with punchy responses once it comes into boost, something it does with minimal traces of turbo-lag. Acceleration from a standstill is brisk while jumping on the throttle from moderate speeds sees the Civic surge forward eagerly to well beyond highway speeds.” — CarBuzz

What’s New for 2021

Following a mid-cycle refresh the previous year, the Honda Civic Hatchback is back for 2021 almost completely unchanged. One key update worth highlighting is the discontinuation of the EX-L trim from last year, trimming the total number of trim levels down to 4. If you’re looking for an unmatched blend of style, efficiency, and practicality — it’s hard to overlook the bold Honda Civic Hatchback.

Honda Civic Hatchback Features

Honda Civic Hatchback Styling

Athletic Styling

Sporting dynamic character lines and a bold front fascia, the Honda Civic Hatchback captures the attention of bystanders from all angles. Adding style and additional visibility to the front end are elegant LED daytime running lights. Showcasing the athletic capabilities of the Civic Hatchback, Sport and Touring trim levels feature 18-inch alloy wheels and a center-mounted exhaust that produces a menacing growl. Poised and ready to perform, the sloping profile culminates at the rear with a wide hatchback opening and C-shaped LED taillights. The unique five-door hatchback layout makes it a great option for drivers who live active lifestyles.

Potent Performance

Standard power for the Honda Civic Hatchback comes in the form of a 174-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that gives you the perfect blend of efficiency and power. You’ll also have your choice of either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional CVT equipped with paddle shifters. Opt for either the Sport or Sport Touring trim levels and you’ll enjoy a power increase to a total of 180 horsepower. Both of these models also feature 18-inch alloy wheels, a center-mounted dual-outlet exhaust, and additional sport-focused features. Every Civic Hatchback enjoys the benefits of an independent rear suspension which combines on-road comfort with engaging handling at all speeds. A cutting-edge digital driver information interface allows you to view important performance data without taking your attention off the road.

Honda Civic Hatchback Turbocharged Engine
Honda Civic Hatchback Interior

Tech-Focused Interior

No matter if you’re headed across town or across the country, the Honda Civic Hatchback has an impressive interior that combines versatility, technology, and comfort to help you get the most from your drive. Access your favorite apps and media with available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. With the optional 540-watt, 12-speaker premium audio system – you’ll always have the right soundtrack for the journey. Other premium interior options include a remote start system, a one-touch power moonroof, and heated leather-trimmed seating surfaces. Regardless of where you’re headed, the standard Honda Sensing® intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies lets you drive with confidence from the knowledge that you’re protected from the unknown on the roads.

Trims & Specs

Honda Civic Hatchback LX


  • Starting at $22,955 MSRP*
  • 174-hp, 1.5L Turbocharged Engine with Continuously Variable Transmission
  • Honda Sensing®
  • 60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seatback
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • 5-Inch Color LCD Screen
Honda Civic Hatchback Sport


  • Starting at $24,055 MSRP*
  • 180-hp, 1.5L Turbocharged Engine (6-speed manual transmission standard, CVT available)
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Center-Mounted Dual-Outlet Exhaust
  • 7-Inch Display Audio with High-Resolution Electrostatic Touch-Screen
  • Underbody Spoiler Kit
Germain Honda Civic Hatchback EX


  • Starting at $25,455 MSRP*
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System
  • Honda LaneWatch™
  • HondaLink®
  • Driver’s Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment
Germain Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring

Sport Touring

  • Starting at $29,355 MSRP*
  • 540-Watt Premium Audio System with 12 Speakers, Including Subwoofer
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic
  • Heated Front and Outboard Rear Seats
  • Rain-Sensing, Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off

*MSRP includes $955 destination charge but excludes tax, license, registration, and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge only applies to 2021 models.

**29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport/Sport Touring 6MT trims. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport/Sport Touring CVT trims. 31 city/40 highway/34 combined mpg rating for LX/EX trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.