2018 Honda Civic Trim Levels
Drivers in the Panama City, Springfield, and Callaway areas may like the idea of making the 2018 Honda Civic their latest compact car. If you’re one of them, you have another decision to make: which Civic trim level is the best fit for you?
At Honda of Bay County, we want to help you answer that question. Read our guide to the 2018 Honda Civic trim levels, and decide which Civic provides all the features you can’t live without in your next new ride.
Honda Civic LX: The Base Trim
The LX trim is the base model of the 2018 Civic. It has a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, which produces 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission comes standard on this trim, but a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is available for a boost in fuel efficiency.
At this level, you’ll also get Automatic Climate Control, so you can set your ideal temperature, regardless of how or cold it is outside. A rearview camera lets you see what’s behind you from three angles, so you can reverse your vehicle with confidence.
A Step Up: The Civic EX
The Honda Civic EX has the same engine as the LX trim and includes the same available features, though it has a standard CVT. You’ll also get Apply CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, so you can conveniently access your contacts, messages, music and more from your phone via the display touchscreen.
The EX adds features for driver convenience, like remote engine start, so you can get the engine running (and climate control working) before you even climb into the vehicle. When you’re ready to get in, smart entry lets you unlock the doors without a key: it recognizes the touch of your hand and gives you access.
More Power: The EX-T and EX-L
The 2018 Civic EX-T and EX-L improve on the base engine’s power with a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo engine, which delivers up to 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque with a CVT. The boost in acceleration will help get you up to highway speeds and merge fluidly with faster traffic.
The EX-T adds even more cabin comfort, like heated front seats and Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, so drivers and front passengers won’t be fighting over the temperature knobs. The EX-L has those features as well, plus leather-trimmed seats and an 8-way power driver’s seat for even more customizable comfort.
The Civic Touring
The Touring tops off the 2018 Honda Civic trims and makes several significant additions. Though Honda Sensing® active safety technology is available on all Civic trim levels, the Touring makes them standard. The Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Lane Keeping Assist System, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow work together to alert you to what you might miss on the road.
Meanwhile, LED headlights look more stylish and let you see farther up the road while using less energy, so you’ll have that extra layer of security during evening and early-morning driving.
Test Drive a 2018 Civic at Our Honda Dealer
Do any of these 2018 Honda Civic trim levels appeal to you? If you like what you see and want to learn more, contact our team at Honda of Bay County. We’re always eager to help drivers in Panama City, Springfield, and Callaway find the ideal ride for them.
Schedule a test drive of your top Honda Civic trims, and experience all those trim levels!