2021 Honda Civic Hatchback review with specs, trims, and prices
2021 Honda Civic Hatchback
$22,200 Starting MSRP*
31 / 40- City / Hwy MPG rating*
Overview of 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback
An impressive mix of performance, comfort, safety, and value make the new Honda Civic Hatchback an Edmunds’ top-rated small car again for 2021. A perennial favorite in the small car category, the Civic Hatchback offers the same great features as the 2021 Honda Civic Sedan with the extra practicality of a hatchback. The four available trim options are all powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine and a manual transmission option (6MT) is available for both the Sport and Sport Touring trim levels.
Honda Civic Hatchback key specs and features
The Honda Civic Hatchback continues the Civic tradition of offering a truly fun-to-drive experience. The 1.5-liter turbocharged engine offers a lively 174-horsepower rush which can be cranked up to 180-hp in the Sport and Sport Touring Hatchback trims when using premium unleaded fuel. Drivers will enjoy the engaging cornering precision created by a rigid body structure and Euro-tuned suspension paired with braking performance with an exceptional feel and power.
The 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback takes the concept of cargo hauling to a new level for a compact vehicle. When the rear seat is configured for three passengers, the cargo area offers 25.7 cubic feet of cargo space, however that increases to 46.2 cubic feet when then seat are folded down. To help keep your valuable cargo out-of-sight when the vehicle is left unattended, the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback comes with a removable, smartly designed cargo cover for all models.
Check out the daring, sculpted body lines that give the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback attitude from every angle. Drivers love the versatility offered by the five-door design with plenty of room for all your passengers and cargo including seating for five. The 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring edition comes with leather-trimmed seating and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob creating an elevated experience for drivers and passengers alike.
The 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback comes with some impressive technology standard at all trim levels. Every model has a Driver Information Interface and includes Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and USB Audio Interface. You’ll also never have to worry about forgetting an oil change or other routine maintenance with Maintenance Minder™ included with every 2021 Civic Hatchback.
Safety & Alerts
The 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback is proud to continue Honda’s tradition of safety and dependability. Each model includes the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features for a safer, more convenient driving experience in addition to outstanding crashworthiness ratings.
Interior Options for 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback
The 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback features exceptionally comfortable seating for five along with a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback to enhance and maximize cargo storage options. In fact, the Civic Hatchback redefines how spacious a compact car can be with an impressive 46.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity. Many of these features come standard while others are only available in select trim styles:
Multiple storage bins
Multiple beverage holders
Sliding center console with storage
Space for cellphone with cord pass-through space
Large door pockets
The interior of the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback is available in black or ivory, however, options vary by trim level, exterior color, and model options. For example, the 2021 Honda Civic Sport manual hatchback offers a black fabric interior across all options, however, a black fabric interior with Aegean Blue Metallic exterior is only available on the 2021 Honda Civic Sport CVT Hatchback. Car shoppers looking for leather interiors should consider the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring trim option.
Configurations of 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback
Quick acceleration, a long list of standard features, and a comfortable and spacious interior with huge cargo space make the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback a real crowd-pleaser. Enjoy smooth cornering and responsive steering with the fuel efficiency provided by the continuously variable transmission (CVT) and quiet engine. Drivers looking for a more hands-on driving experience will enjoy the 6-speed manual transmission option available for in the Sport and Sport Touring trim levels.
Starting at $22,200 MSRP *
Horsepower 174 @ 6000 rmp
MPG 31 city/ 40 hwy
Starting at $23,300 MSRP *
Horsepower 180 @ 5500 rmp (6MT) | 180 @ 6000 rmp (CVT)
MPG(6MT) 29 city/37 hwy
MPG(CVT) 29 city/35 hwy
Starting at $24,700 MSRP *
Horsepower 174 @ 6000 rmp
MPG 31 city / 40 hwy
MPG(AWD) 27 city / 32 hwy
Starting at $28,600 MSRP *
Horsepower 180 @ 5500 rmp (6MT) | 180 @ 6000 rmp (CVT)
MPG(6MT) 29 city / 37 hwy
MPG(CVT) 29 city / 35 hwy
Honda Civic Hatchback Safety Ratings & Safety Features
Honda Civic Hatchback Safety Ratings: NHTSA
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback a perfect score: 5-out-of-5 stars for overall safety rating after conducting independent crash tests. The Honda Civic Hatchback 2021 model received perfect marks in frontal crash, side crash, and rollover test. These are the individual NHTSA ratings for the 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback:
Overall Front Star Rating: 5/5 stars
Front Driver Side Star Rating: 5/5 stars
Front Passenger Side Star Rating: 5/5 stars
Overall Side Star Rating: 5/5 stars
Rollover Star Rating: 5/5 stars
Honda Civic Hatchback Safety Ratings: IIHS
The 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback received the highest crashworthiness ratings across all trim models by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Additionally, the 2021 Honda Civic Sport Touring model as a 2021 Top Safety Pick thanks to LED reflector headlights, among other top safety features. The front crash prevention systems on the 2021 Civic Hatchback models received superior marks, and the Honda Civic Hatchback again received “good” marks, the highest rating available on the IIHS scale, on all crashworthiness tests.
Small Overlap Front – Driver Side: Good
Small Overlap Front – Passenger Side: Good
Moderate Overlap Front: Good
Roof Strength: Good
Head Restraints & Seats: Good
Honda Civic Hatchback safety features & technology
The 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback comes with the cutting-edge Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive technologies. This delivers more control and an improved driving experience wherever the road takes you.
Standard Honda Civic active safety features
Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
Road Departure Mitigation system (RDM)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (not available in manual transmission models)
What is the Warranty on a 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback?
When you purchase a brand new 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback from Klein Honda in Everett, Washington, you’ll get two outstanding warranties. Enjoy all the benefits and coverages of the Honda manufacturer warranty, covering your new car for up to 5 years or 60,000 miles, and get added peace-of-mind from our Klein Honda lifetime warranty included at no additional cost.
Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty
Coverage is included
Every new 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback and qualifying pre-owned vehicle comes with the Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty at no additional charge. We proudly stand behind the vehicles we sell and it’s all part of treating people right to create customers for life.
Powertrain coverage for life
The Klein Honda warranty covers your engine, turbocharger, transmission and drive axle assemblies, all internally lubricated parts for 2, 4, and all-wheel drive, plus all seals and gaskets.
Towing is covered
You’ll get up to $80 worth of complimentary towing coverage thanks to the Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty if you experience a vehicle breakdown that is the result of a covered part.
As long as you own the car
There are no time or mileage limits when it comes to your Klein Honda warranty coverage. The Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty is valid for the entire time you own the car.
No additional service requirements
It’s easy to keep your Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty and Honda manufacturer warranties in good standing by simply following the recommended maintenance schedule outlined in your owner’s manual. We make it easy with online vehicle service scheduling and service coupons.
Honda manufacturer warranty
3-Year/ 36,000-Mile Limited Vehicle Warranty
All new Honda vehicles are covered by a 3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited Warranty. This includes the 12-volt battery. Full details of what this warranty covers can be found by consulting the Honda Owners website.
5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
All new Honda vehicles are covered by a 5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. Consult the Honda Owners website for more information about what is covered by this warranty.
Seat Belt Limited Warranty
All seatbelts that fail to function properly are covered for 15 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
Honda will repair or replace any body panel on your vehicle that rust from the inside out. This coverage extends for 5 years with no mileage limit.
*31 city/40 highway/34 combined mpg rating for 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback LX & EX CVT models. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback 6-speed manual transmission Sport and Sport Touring models. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport and Sport Touring models. 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. MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, and other applicable fees. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include additional charge for premium colors.