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Honda Civic EX vs LX

The Honda Civic is a sporty compact sedan that offers a sleek style and an efficient performance. Which one of its trim levels has what you’re looking for in your next car though? To help drivers in Peoria, Glendale, and Sun City decide, Arrowhead Honda looked at what two of them have to offer in this Honda Civic EX vs. LX comparison.  Contact us today to take a test drive.

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Specs & Fuel Economy

The Honda Civic LX is the base trim level and runs on a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission comes standard, but a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is also available.

Each option can help you get excellent fuel economy. With the manual transmission, you’ll be able to get up to an EPA-estimated 25 MPG city, 36 MPG highway, and 29 MPG combined for LX trim.1 The CVT is even more efficient and lets you get up to an EPA-estimated 30 MPG city, 38 MPG highway, and 33 MPG combined for LX trim.1

The Honda Civic EX features a different powertrain. Under the hood you’ll find a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that can deliver up to 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a standard CVT and can get up to an EPA-estimated 32 MPG city, 42 MPG highway, and 36 MPG combined.1

Infotainment Systems

When it comes to the dashboard of the Honda Civic EX vs. LX, the LX features a 5-inch LCD screen for your infotainment system. You can connect your smartphone with Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® to stream music and make hands-free phone calls.

The Honda Civic LX upgrades that system to a 7-inch touchscreen. It also gives you more smartphone compatibility with an SMS Text Message Function, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™. You’ll also be able to enjoy more music and superior sound quality thanks to SiriusXM® Radio and HD Radio™.

The larger screen can help you stay safe, too. Honda LaneWatch™ comes standard and uses cameras in your side mirrors to show you a live picture of your blind spot.

Interior Amenities

The Honda Civic LX features seating for up to five people with 42.3 inches of front legroom and 37.4 inches of rear legroom. Both rows feature comfortable cloth seats. Just behind the cabin, the trunk offers 15.1 cubic feet of cargo room.

While the Honda Civic EX also has cloth seats and seating for five, it adds lots of features to make your drive easier and more comfortable. For example, feel free to grab something from the trunk or load more by using the 60/40 split folding rear seats.

You can customize the feel of your drive too with the Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System, heated front seats, and an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. For a classy look, both a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob come standard as well. Plus, you can shed some light on this stylish interior using the One-Touch Power Moonroof.

Honda Civic EX vs LX: Take a Test Drive

Visit Arrowhead Honda to learn more about this Honda Civic EX vs. LX comparison and take a test drive. Both trim levels offer a comfortable interior, lots of features, and great fuel economy to drivers in Phoenix, West Valley, and Surprise.

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25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2020 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.