Your Guide to the 2024 Civic Hatchback

A white 2024 Honda Civic for sale is shown in front of a shop.

If you’re looking for an incredibly versatile compact car from a reputable manufacturer, then you’re probably on the hunt for a Honda Civic for sale—or a Civic Hatchback, to be precise. It’s a fun-to-drive, sporty, and fuel-efficient compact hatchback with a wallet-friendly price point. What’s not to love? The Civic Hatchback is part of the Civic family that stretches back to 1972, so it’s in great company.

The Hatchback adds track-inspired style and some more invigorating behind-the-wheel treats, plus a hatchback trunk with SUV-like cargo space. Now the question is: which trim should you get? Below, we’ll give a brief overview of the 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback and then dive into the details of each trim to help you make your selection.

What You’ll Get Across the Board

Let’s start by looking at what you’re guaranteed to enjoy, no matter which trim you select. You’ll see that Honda has been generous in its standard features, which is part of what makes the Civic Hatchback such a great choice for shoppers. Even if you don’t want to spring for all the bells and whistles of the upper trims, you’ll still get an excellent vehicle.

Honda Sensing

First off, you’ll feel confident on the road thanks to the Honda Sensing suite of driver assist features, which comes standard on all trims. It gets you a Collision Mitigation Braking System that can take over braking when necessary to avoid an accident, as well as a Road Departure Mitigation System, which alerts the driver of accidental lane departures and can apply gentle steering and braking assistance to guide you back into your lane.

Additionally, Honda Sensing includes Adaptive Cruise Control, which will maintain your desired speed while prioritizing a pre-set preferred distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you. A Lane Keeping Assist System is also a part of this suite, which will help keep you centered in your lane. Finally, a Traffic Sign Recognition System is part of this suite. It will detect upcoming speed limit signs, displaying the associated icon in your driver information center.

Smartphone Compatibility and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink

You can easily access your favorite smartphone apps from the standard seven-inch or available eight-inch touchscreen, thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The trim you choose will determine the touchscreen size, but you’ll be able to change songs, view navigation apps, and more from your vehicle screen. Additionally, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink allows you to receive and make calls using the vehicle’s audio system without taking your hands off the wheel.

A close up shows the rear end of a red 2024 Honda Civic Sport Touring.

A Look at the Trims

Now, we’ll get into the trims available for the 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback, starting with the LX and moving through the Sport, EX-L, and Sport Touring. One thing drivers love about the Civic family of vehicles is that even the upper trims are not overpriced, so splurging doesn’t have to mean a major hit to your bank account.


The LX is the starting level trim. It will have all of the standard features covered previously. As for the engine, the LX has a 2.0L I-4 beneath the hood, which kicks out 158 hp and provides an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 30 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway.[a] So it’s a terrific commuter vehicle, whether you stick to the city or travel down highways every day. This engine will be paired with a continuously variable transmission.

When you’re ready to listen to tunes, you’ll do so on the LX’s 160-watt four-speaker audio system. You’ll control your apps on the standard seven-inch touchscreen and adjust your seat manually (as will your front-seat passenger). However, you will get premium features like standard automatic climate control and push button start.


The Sport is the performance-oriented trim of the 2024 Civic Hatchback. While it does share the same 2.0L I-4 engine as the LX, it comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, making it right for drivers who want a more intimate experience with the road. However, it can be ordered with the CVT, and when it is, it gets dual-mode paddle shifters, allowing you to shift the CVT without taking your hands off the wheel (a nice perk during spirited driving).

You will see a jump from the 16-inch alloy wheels of the LX to 18-inch wheels on this trim for a head-turning appeal and sharper handling. Inside, you get a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob for a touch of sophistication. The audio system also sees a bump to a 180-watt, eight-speaker system (good for pumping tunes louder when you’re revving that engine).


The EX-L turns things up in the convenience and comfort department. This is the first trim where you see leather-trimmed, heated front seats and an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat. This makes it a good choice for drivers with long daily commutes who want to get extra comfortable behind the wheel.

The addition of a one-touch power moonroof with a tilt feature on this trim also lets you take in the outside views and even let in some fresh air when you want it. Dual-zone automatic climate control shows up for the first time in the lineup on this trim, too. Overall, you have many more ways to create the cabin climate you want in the EX-L than you do in the Sport or LX.

The engine changes up here, too. You’ll move to a 1.5L turbocharged I-4 that increases the output to 180 hp. We’re back to the continuously variable transmission without paddle shifters, and this trim rolls on 17-inch alloy wheels slotted just between the 16-inch wheels of the LX and the 18-inch wheels of the Sport. On the safety front, this trim adds a Blind Spot Information System to the standard Honda Sensing suite, alerting you of vehicles approaching in hard-to-see areas. Plus, rear-seat passengers benefit from a center armrest in this trim.

Sport Touring

Finally, we land at the Sport Touring, the top trim. It combines the 1.5L turbocharged I-4 of the EX-L with a six-speed manual transmission for a fun combination of horsepower and hands-on performance. It rolls on 18-inch alloy wheels. A lot of the best perks of this trim, however, will be found inside.

This trim has the rear center armrest, moonroof, eight-way power driver seat, and heated leather seats of the EX-L. However, it adds wireless smartphone compatibility and wireless charging. If you want, you can leave the USB cords at home completely. This is the only trim where you’ll get a Bose 12-speaker premium sound system, making it great for true audiophiles. Additionally, you get a bump up to a nine-inch color touchscreen.

On the safety front, the Sport Touring builds on the EX-L by adding a Rear Cross Traffic Monitor. Plus, it has the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, which relies on offline maps to get you where you’re going, so even if your signal gets lost, you won’t be.

A grey 2024 Honda Civic Sport Touring is shown driving on a brick road.

Find the 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback at Klein Honda

Are you ready to test drive the energetic and well-equipped 2024 Civic Hatchback? Visit us at Klein Honda! We have every trim of this excellent vehicle and would love to show them to you. Our knowledgeable and friendly sales team can help you decide which one is right for you. And when you’ve picked yours, our terrific finance team will craft a payment package that’s right for your needs. Come see why the Civic family of vehicles has had so many satisfied drivers for so long!

[a] 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX. 26 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport 6MT. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT. 31 city/39 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX-L. 28 city/37 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport Touring 6MT. 30 city/37 highway/33 combined mpg rating for Sport Touring CVT. Based on 2024 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.