All-New Honda Civic Hatchback 2024 Changes, Specs, Release Date – A constant theme runs through Honda’s car designs. Everything from fashion to sports to politics to music swings on a fulcrum. Style has come full circle from ’80s Easter pastels to ’90s grunge black and flannel. The previous generation of the Honda Civic Hatchback resembled an origami artwork with its many angles, folds, and sharp edges. However, the new 2024 model, an entirely new generation, has swung back to a more subdued design to compete with the slew of compact hatchbacks such as the Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, and Subaru Impreza. Restrained? Yes. Boring? Possibly. But will that lead to increased sales? Unquestionably, in all likelihood.
There will be no carryover parts for the All-New Honda Civic Hatchback 2024, which will be manufactured in the USA for the first time. Honda made the Civic safer, more fuel-efficient, and more comfortable by using new building techniques that made the car lighter and more robust than its predecessors.
The back seat of the 2024 Civic Hatch is more significant than in any other Civic model to date, and it comes standard with a slew of new safety features like advanced front airbags and an upgraded Honda Sensing suite that now includes traffic jam assist adaptive cruise control, and lane keep help. The interior has been vastly improved, while the exterior has become more subdued. All models now come standard with a rear-seat reminder and a rear seatbelt reminder, and the top-of-the-line model can be equipped with a nine-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay, and a premium Bose sound system in 2024.
All-New Honda Civic Hatchback 2024 Redesign
And with the new model year’s enhanced Euro-inspired fastback design, the Japanese hatch will likely draw even better buyers who appreciate the sporty look, despite the waning popularity of the hatchback in the U.S. All models arrive standard with LED headlights and taillights, and the higher trim levels add LED fog lights. The EX-L trim adds a power moonroof that can be opened with a button, and the Sport Touring adds dual exhaust finishers. Alloy wheels on the base model are 16 inches in diameter, the EX-L gets 17s, and the Sport and Sport Touring get 18s. The Sport has a black exterior, including black window frames and other trim.
There have been so numerous changes made to the new hatch that it is to be expected that the dimensions will be different from the previous version. The 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback has a total length of 179 inches and a wheelbase of 107.7 inches. Both measurements are slightly longer than their 2021 predecessors. The height is 55.7 inches, and the width is 70.9 inches. The CVT-equipped base model weighs 2,928 pounds, while the Sport Touring comes in at 3,102 pounds. Compared to the 2021 model, which weighed just over 3,000 pounds at its heaviest, this one is a tad heavier.
The new Honda Civic Hatchback comes in a small selection of colors. At no extra cost, LX models can select from three metallic paint colors: Meteorite Gray Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, and Crystal Black Pearl. The only other option is platinum white pearl, which costs $395.When you upgrade to the Sport trim, you lose the Meteorite Gray color option but gain Rallye Red at no extra cost and Sonic Gray Pearl for an additional $395. The coveted Boost Blue Pearl color option is available at this trim level for an additional $395. The EX-new L’s standard color, Smoky Mauve Pearl, is a sophisticated update on the traditional sporty hue that comes at no extra cost. The only color free with the premium Sport Touring is Crystal Black. Platinum White Pearl and Sonic Gray Pearl can be added for a small fee.
The 2024 Honda Civic is mechanically identical to the current model year, but its cabin is as modern, high-quality, and uncluttered as ever. We adore the honeycomb-style grille that spans the entire dashboard, but we’re concerned about how easy it will be to keep it clean. We think the semi-digital display for the driver (utterly digital on the highest trim) is more attractive and easy to read than more elaborate and complicated alternatives on the market. However, the EX trim and above are the only ones to offer luxury features like heated leather seats, power adjustments, and even an armrest for the second row of seats.
The 2024 Honda Civic offers only two interior color choices: black and gray. Even though a foldable bench seat is included as standard in the second row, a 60/40 split is only available on the highest trim levels. Additionally, the trunk is one of the largest in its category, measuring 14.8 cubic feet. A 7-inch screen, in this day and age of massive touchscreens that fill the entire dashboard, doesn’t belong in a modern vehicle. We like how it floats in place, but the small screen with large bezels on both ends and physical buttons gives the device an odd and cheap appearance. Unfortunately, the larger 9-inch unit does not improve things as much as we had hoped.
The standard 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback isn’t exactly a speed demon, thanks to its 2.0-liter naturally aspirated inline-four engine. It only produces 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque, so you’ll need the tacho pointing north before you feel it move. As usual, the continuously variable transmission (CVT) consumes the vast majority of the power produced by the engine, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a leisurely 9.5 seconds. We can attest, however, that the unit operates with a silken smoothness that makes it ideal for city driving. The 1.5L turbocharged engine is a must if performance is a consideration.
The agility that has always been one of the Honda Civic’s strengths remains with the 2024 model year. Though it was disappointing to learn that this model was slower than the one it replaced, the Civic’s new 1.5-liter turbo-4 engine generates 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet, allowing the car to accelerate from 0 – 60 miles per hour in 7.6 seconds, completing the quarter-mile in 16 seconds flat, and get a top speed of 139 miles per hour. Indeed, the whole platform is just an updated version of the previous generation, but in terms of dynamics, it’s still hard to argue with the claim that it can’t be considered the best.
It will not make a massive difference in how fast the car goes, but the extra 20 horsepower and broad torque curve are welcome upgrades. When the turbo is engaged, the 2024 Civic pulls with surprising vigor for an economic engine of its intended purpose. It keeps going until the needle hits the red line. Even though this particular unit has been detuned from the previous generation, it still injects the vehicle with vitality. It makes it feel like it was made to be driven aggressively. The paddle shifters are a fun addition, but the car has been tuned more for long gearbox life than top performance, so it doesn’t respond well to downshifts most of the time.
All-New Honda Civic Hatchback 2024 Release Date and Price
The new Honda Civic Hatchback ranges in price from $22,900 for the entry-level LX to $24,100 for the Sport, with no difference in price between the manual and the continuously variable transmissions. For $26,600, you can get the EX-L, while the Sport Touring, in either information, will set you back $29,400. Honda’s $1,015 destination and handling fee is not included in these prices. The 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback is scheduled for a U.S. summer 2024 release.