Honda Civic LX vs EX

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With it’s highly efficient powertrain, expansive safety array, and many interior technologies, the Honda Civic has become one of the most popular small sedans in the Long Beach, Cerritos, and Newport Beach areas. And it has five different trims to choose from!

In this comparison, the Norm Reeves Honda Huntington Beach team is going to help you discover the differences between the Honda Civic LX and EX trims.

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Honda Civic LX vs EX: Interior Tech

One thing the Honda Civic is known for is offering drivers tons of different interior technologies. Even when you choose the base trim, with the Civic LX, you’ll still get a pretty hefty array.

The focal point of the LX tech array is its 5-inch touchscreen and 4-speaker audio system. This is where you’ll control apps, connected devices, and music. And connecting your devices is exceptionally easy with options like the auxiliary jack, USB port, and Bluetooth®.

The Honda Civic EX tends to build on this array substantially, starting by upgrading both the audio system and touchscreen. In this trim, you’ll have eight speakers and a customizable 7-inch screen to play with.

You will also have hands-free texting in addition to hands-free calling, as well as even more mobile accessibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Honda Civic Trim Differences: Performance

Between these two trim levels, you’ll actually find the same engine. Each comes with a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine. Thanks to streamlined i-VTEC® additions, this powertrain is able to generate 158 HP and 138 lb-ft of torque.

Nevertheless, the transmission (and ultimately fuel economy) ends up changing. The Honda Civic LX comes with the standard 6-speed manual transmission, which can maintain up to 40 highway/28 city MPG.1

The Honda Civic EX, on the other hand, comes with a Continuously Variable Transmission with sport mode. Thanks to a short, seamless gear ratio, this extra smooth transmission can maintain 40 highway/31 city MPG.1

Civic LX vs Civic EX: Safety Features

Safety is a major priority in both the LX and EX trims. Each comes standard with safety tech such as Vehicle Stability Assist and the traction control system. These features can greatly boost your handling when driving on wet or uneven roads.

Next, you’ll have a multi-angle rearview camera. The camera in the LX comes with standard guidelines, whereas the EX adds in more detailed dynamic guidelines.

The Honda Civic EX also adds in standard Honda LaneWatch. Just as you might guess from the name, this feature utilizes small cameras to actually monitor the road around you. It can then alert you to potential hazards.

Which Honda Civic Trim Level is Right for You?

Both the Honda Civic LX and the Civic EX have a lot to offer Long Beach, Cerritos, and Newport Beach drivers. To select the right trim for your lifestyle, you might need to get behind the wheel.

Contact Norm Reeves Honda Huntington Beach today to schedule your test drive!

1 28 city/40 highway/32 combined MPG rating for LX model with 6-speed manual transmission. 31 city/40 highway/34 combined MPG rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city/42 highway/35 combined MPG rating for EX-T model with 6-speed manual transmission. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined MPG rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. Based on 2018 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.