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What Automotive Mechanic Career Professionals Should Know About the 2021 Honda Civic

Published on May 13, 2021 by in Blog, CATI

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The Honda Civic has long been a fan favourite in the automobile industry. Its winning mix of reliability, practicality, efficiency, and comfort has earned the Civic a reputation as one of the best compact cars out there. The new 2021 release is no different.

Although the 2021 Civic lineup has seen a few changes, there remains a number of configurations available—and it’s hard to go wrong with whichever one you choose. The 2021 Honda Civic is now available as either a sedan or a hatchback, both offering excellent fuel economy and performance, a number of tech and safety features, and sufficient storage space. 

If you want to learn more about the latest edition of this classic car, read on for an overview of its performance and features. 

What’s Changed in the 2021 Model Year

The biggest change we’ve seen to the Honda Civic this year is in the lineup: the Civic coupe body style and sporty Si have both been scrapped. But not to worry! The popular sedan and hatchback models are still here, which will continue to suit the majority of buyers’ needs. 

The Sport Touring Hatchback comes with a standard manual transmission and turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 180 horsepower. With greater power output and a more spacious design than the base LX sedan, the Sport hatchback wins the vote of many automobile enthusiasts. 

2021 also brings a new Limited Edition model to the high performance Civic Type R. The new model is powered by a 306-horsepower engine, with adapted steering and suspension tuning, BBS wheels, and a three-mode drive system.  

Check out the Limited Edition Type R for yourself with this walk around:

Engine Performance: What Those in Mechanics Schools Should Know

Professionals in an automotive mechanic career will be interested in the new Honda Civic’s engine performance. The Honda Civic has always been well-regarded for its powerful turbocharged engine, and the 2021 model continues to uphold that reputation. This year, there are three engines available for the different trim levels of the Civic. 

The standard for the Civic sedan is a 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder engine, yielding 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. The Civic’s engine performance is top-notch, offering a smooth drive with responsive steering and handling. 

The EX and Touring sedans and the hatchback offer a 1.5 liter turbocharged engine that produces 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes standard with a continuously variable transmission, but the hatchback also offers the option of a 6-speed manual transmission. 

Most buyers will be happy with the standard Civic sedan engine, but those looking for quicker acceleration and greater power output can opt for a turbocharged option. 

Take another peek at the ins and outs of the 2021Civic here:

A Look at the Tech Features of the 2021 Honda Civic

Graduates of mechanics schools should take note of the new technology available with the 2021 Honda Civic. All but the standard LX model offer an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, as well as USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto connectivity. If you’re looking for a more basic and user-friendly interface, the standard LX model offers a 5-inch screen with physical knobs and buttons to make it easier to operate while driving the vehicle. 

The Touring trim also offers a 10-speaker radio system with excellent sound quality. Additional features available in the Civic include satellite radio, HD radio, and navigation. 

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