2021 Honda Civic price and specs

A redesigned Honda Civic is set to launch by the end of 2021, so the outgoing 10th-generation model is unchanged. Prices start at $23,590 before on-road costs.

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The 11th-generation Honda Civic hatch and sedan range has entered its swan-song year unchanged.

Prices start at $23,590 before on-road costs for the base VTi sedan and top out at $54,990 before on-roads for the wild Type R hatchback, which received various mechanical and cosmetic upgrades late last year.

While the Civic is currently available in both sedan and hatch body styles, the sedan will be run out locally ahead of the launch of the hatch-only 11th-generation range towards the end of this year.

In good news for enthusiasts, the Type R will also continue to be offered with the next generation.


  • 2021 Honda Civic VTi sedan: $23,590
  • 2021 Honda Civic VTi hatch: $23,790
  • 2021 Honda Civic VTi-S sedan: $26,290
  • 2021 Honda Civic VTi-S hatch: $27,300
  • 2021 Honda Civic VTi-L sedan: $30,090
  • 2021 Honda Civic VTi-L hatch: $31,100
  • 2021 Honda Civic RS sedan: $34,090
  • 2021 Honda Civic RS hatch: $35,600
  • 2021 Honda Civic VTi-LX sedan: $35,590
  • 2021 Honda Civic VTi-LX hatch: $36,600
  • 2021 Honda Civic Type R: $54,990

All prices exclude on-road costs.


The base engine in the 2021 Honda Civic range is a naturally-aspirated 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine producing 104kW of power and 174Nm of torque.

The VTi-L, RS and VTi-LX use a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 127kW of power and 220Nm of torque.

The Civic Type R packs a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 228kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

Fuel Economy

The 2021 Honda Civic Type R uses 8.8L/100km on the combined cycle.

In all VTi and VTi-S models plus the RS hatchback, the Civic uses 6.4L/100km. The RS sedan uses 6.3L/100km, while the VTi L and VTi-LX hatch use 6.1L/100km and the VTi L and VTi-LX sedan use 6L/100km.

All Civic models run on 91RON regular unleaded except the Type R, which needs 95RON premium unleaded.


The 2021 Honda Civic sedan measures 4662mm long, 1799mm wide and 1416mm tall, with a 2698mm wheelbase.

All 2021 Honda Civic hatch models measure 4515mm long, 1799mm wide and 1421mm tall with a 2700mm wheelbase except for the Type R, which is 4557mm long and 1877mm wide.

Boot space varies. It ranges between 517L and 525L in sedan models and measures 414L in most hatchback models except the RS (340L).

Servicing and Warranty

The entire 2021 Honda Civic range is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Maintenance in the Civic is required every 12 months or 10,000km – whichever comes first.

Each of the car’s first five services cost $299, meaning five years of servicing will cost you $1495.

The performance-oriented Civic Type R is more expensive to maintain, but not by much.

You’ll pay $1615 for five years of servicing, although those driving hard will also need to replace consumables like brake pads more frequently than regular Civic drivers.


When tested back in 2017, the Honda Civic hatch and sedan received a five-star ANCAP safety rating. This rating doesn’t include the Type R, which hasn’t been assessed by ANCAP.

The Civic received a frontal offset score of 14.75 out of 16, a side impact score of 14.93 out of 16, and Good ratings for whiplash and pedestrian protection. The overall score was 34.6 out of 37.

Front, front-side and curtain airbags, a reversing camera and rear parking sensors are standard on all 2021 Honda Civic models.

The VTi misses out on any active safety technology while the VTi-S only has blind-spot monitoring.

VTi-L and higher models feature:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high-beam

Standard Equipment

Standard equipment on the VTi includes:

  • Single-zone climate control
  • 7.0-inch touchscreen
  • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Cloth upholstery
  • 16-inch steel wheels

Moving to the VTi-S adds:

  • Fog lights
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Fabric trim with chequered accents
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Camera-based blind-spot monitoring
  • Front parking sensors
  • 16-inch alloy wheels

The jump to the VTi-L brings:

  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Dual exhaust
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Automatic high-beam
  • 17-inch alloy wheels

Moving to the RS gets you:

  • Central twin exhaust
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • LED fog lights
  • LED headlights
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Alloy sports pedals
  • DAB digital radio
  • 12-speaker sound system
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

The VTi-LX has:

  • Sunroof
  • Satellite navigation
  • Leather-wrapped shifter

The top spec performance Civic, the Type R, features track-spec bucket seats, metal gear knob and sports pedals, a red/black steering wheel and unique displays for the digital driver display.

The car rides on 20-inch allow wheels fitted with Continental rubber. Externally the car features wider wheel arches, a giant rear wing, front splitter and plenty of vents.

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