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2021 Honda Civic Coupe: Price, MPG, Performance, Specs and Features

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John Bedrow

Automotive Journalist

August 26, 2020 at 09:04 AM

Honda is coming up with its all-new 11th-generation Civic in spring 2021. The new model is expected to add more style and performance to the very popular Civic, but also kills the Civic Si and Civic Coupe models for 2021. However, in the later years, we might get to see the Civic Coupe back in stores in an even better avatar.

Launched in 2019 following the 10th-generation Civic, the Civic coupe has stood as one of the sportiest and most flashy versions of the popular seller. It is still currently on sale and offers all the athletic and stylish attributes of the Civic. Launched along with the Si, the Civic Coupe had the same outfit as its regular sibling but without the rear doors. Specifically catering to the younger audience though, the Civic Coupe seemed to be left behind with its more value-oriented sedan and hatchback versions. 

However, despite the low market traction, the Civic Coupe does provide a sportier and tighter driving dynamics than its regular 4-door counterpart. However, with the new 11th-gen Civic slated for a mid-2021 launch, Honda has discontinued the Civic coupe and Si models for 2021. Though we do expect the Coupe to make a return in the upcoming years after the launch of the all-new Civic next year. If it doesn’t, the Civic Coupe would fade as one of the rarest cars to be ever produced by Honda. 

What’s New with the 2021 Honda Civic Coupe?

  • Discontinued from 2021

What’s under the hood of the 2021 Honda Civic Coupe?

The current on sale Civic Coupe derives its power from two peppy and energetic powertrains. A 2.0-liter 4-cylinder in the base models that makes 158 hp and a 1.5-liter turbo pot tuned for 174 and 205 hp in the EX and Si models. While most of the Civic Coupe’s come paired with a CVT, the Si gets a 6-speed manual gearbox.

With either of the engines, the Civic Coupe’s lightweight architecture never feels short of power and power comes very smooth to the wheels. However, the base 2.0-liter unit does tend to struggle a bit in the higher rev band. Courtesy of the traditional CVT box though. The 1.5-liter turbo with the manual box though remains the first preference of enthusiasts. The manual gearbox feels smooth and refined while the engine packs enough grunt for quick highway passings.

Models

2021 Honda Civic Coupe (Expected)

Toyota 86

Subaru BRZ

MSRP($)

$21,000

$29,910

$28,845

Engine

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Flat-4

2.0L Flat-4

Drivetrain

FWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

Continuously variable-speed automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-Speed Manual

Power (hp @ rpm)

158 hp @ 6,500 rpm

200 hp @ 7,000 rpm

205 hp @ 7,000 rpm

Torque (ft-lbs @ rpm)

138 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm

151 lb-ft @ 6,400 rpm

156 lb-ft @ 6,400 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

6.5

6.4

6.3

Quarter-mile (sec)

N/A

14.8

13.6

Among its rivals though, the Civic Si coupe seems on par with its rivals in terms of power as well as performance. Not only do all the cars here have a similar 200 hp power output but also a similar 0-60 drag time in 6.0-6.5 seconds range. However, the Civic coupe is the only car in the lot here which also has a more practical sibling. 

How does the 2021 Honda Civic Coupe handle?

The Honda Civic coupe has handling that is unrivaled in its segment. It is an infrequent example of a car that raises hell on-demand but is placid when you control it. The way it controls the output of the front wheels, and the adaptive damping as standard makes it a noteworthy masterpiece. The newer model possesses the solid foundation of the regular Civic with stiff and inflexible suspension, heavily tuned steering, and standard adaptive dampers. 

The ride is so compliant and smooth over brutal road conditions absorbing bumps and undulations without much impact on your comfort. The ride quality is so good that it could make you forget the automobile was made for bigger things. While going berserk, the feedback from the car will surely have its mark etched in your car. It’ll be an ordeal to find a front-wheel-drive car with such great handling.

How fuel-efficient is the 2021 Honda Civic Coupe?

Apart from its style and functionality, the Civic coupe also makes a strong efficiency promise. The current best EPA-estimated fuel-economy award holder and an engaging performance-driven riding experience ensure it provides the best of both worlds. The coupe manages to deliver 26/36/30 in the city/highway/combined, respectively, with manual transmission. 

It gives out 32/40/35 in the city/highway/combined, respectively with the continuous variable transmission. The car comes up with a better fuel economy on the standard all-season tires instead of the optional summer season tires. It is one of those occasional automobiles that are capable of assuring such numbers.

Models

2021 Honda Civic Coupe (Expected)

Toyota 86

Subaru BRZ

MPG (City)

33 

24 

21 

MPG (Highway)

43 

32 

29 

MPG (Combined)

37 

27

24 

Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)

12.4

13.2

13.2

Range (city/highway; in miles)

409/533

317/422 

277/383 

The Civic Coupe provides the best fuel economy in its class despite having the smallest fuel tank capacity. The numbers are astounding for a compact coupe that has the acceleration of a sports car, the best of both worlds.

What does the 2021 Honda Civic Coupe offer on the inside?

The Honda Civic Coupe offers all the classic features of the Civic nameplate. Its clean and simple, spacious, comfortable and feature-rich cabin. Inside, the Civic is swathed in high-quality materials, minimum usage of hard plastic, spacious and comfortable interior with plenty of small-item storage. The cargo space is very practical for a small family, considering it is a sporty coupe.

The spacious interiors will ensure that there is enough legroom for a coupe. Two people over 6ft. can easily fit their heads with plenty of places to rest the shoulders. It is a little more spacious than some 4-doored rivals. The ease and roomy feeling provide comfort while getting in and out of the car, standing well in its segment. 

Honda assures of clever small-item storage with cupholders, bins, and large door holders. The abundant space, roominess, comfort, and ease that the Civic provides is overwhelming. 

Models

2021 Honda Civic Coupe (Expected)

Toyota 86

Subaru BRZ

Passenger capacity

2

4

4

Front(Head, Shoulder, Leg) (In.)

39.3/57.0/42.3

37.1/54.5/41.9

37.1/54.5/41.9

Rear (Head, Shoulder, Leg) (In.)

N/A

35.0/51.7/29.9

35.0/51.7/29.9 

Cargo Space (cu.ft.)

15.1 

6.9 

6.9

The Civic coupe’s interior generosity doesn’t limit on its sincere decoration. The coupe has the best cargo space even though it is a compact coupe. The lack of seating capacity of the car ensures there is good enough space for luggage for a weekend getaway.

2021 Honda Civic Coupe: infotainment System and Connectivity

Inside, the technological features of the Civic Coupe are exactly identical to its other siblings. It gets 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment which is not the sharpest but does its job pretty well. The screen has a clutter-free interface and is decently responsive as well. The icons are large enough and fiddling through the menus is not a hectic task at all in the Civic Coupe. 

No dearth of connectivity features as well and the Civic coupe comes standard with Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Bluetooth and USB connectivity, 10-speaker audio system are on tap as well. Well, for a car of its size and class the Civic Coupe does offer an ample suite of infotainment and connectivity features.

Does the 2021 Honda Civic Coupe look stylish enough?

On the outside, the Civic coupe does look fairly identical to the regular Civic. It gets the same front and rear end with all the exact cosmetics. However, move to the side and then you instantly notice the missing rear doors and a roofline which is curvier than the regular. The result is a two-door Civic which does look sportier than its line-up.

On the other part, things remain the same. You get the same brow-like slim headlights, muscular hood and side-body lines, redesigned and aggressive bumper and several black treatments on the outside. 17-inch rims are standard in the lower models but you could also upgrade to 18-inches blacked-out rims. 

Models

2021 Honda Civic Coupe (Expected)

Toyota 86

Subaru BRZ

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2762 

2835 

2798 

Length (in.)

182.7 

166.7 

166.7 

Width (in.)

70.9 

69.9 

69.9 

Height (in.)

55.7

52.0 

52.0 

Ground Clearance(in.)

N/A

4.9 

4.9 

Wheelbase (in.)

106.3 

101.2 

101.2 

While the Civic Coupe might not be as sporty as its more pronounced and sport-specific rivals, it still stands apart with its unique outfit based on a regular value product. It looks stylish, chiseled and the exterior black-accents does accentuate its sporty and aggressive vibe. Speaking of style and presence, it proudly rubs its shoulder with its rivals in the segment here. Sadly though, we might not get a chance to own a brand new of these again.

Is the 2021 Honda Civic Coupe worth your money and time?

Yes, the current Honda Civic Coupe is a very good product in its price range of $21,000. It’s powerful and punchy, aggressive, agile and swift, looks aggressive and stylish and is loaded with tech as well. important of all, it also delivers a very good efficiency along with brilliant on-road driving manners. However, with Honda discontinuing the Civic Coupe for 2021, we might not get a new version of this distinctive machine.

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