Honda Civic Trim Levels (11 Questions Answered)

When looking at Honda Civics, it can get quite confusing with all the different trim levels.

Which trim level comes with a moon roof? which trim level comes with leather seats?

All the answers are below as we simplify the Honda civic trim levels and tell you which trim level has what.

Honda Civic Trim Levels (11 Questions Answered)

Which Honda Civic Has Paddle Shifters?

Paddle shifters are small levers behind the steering wheel that allow drivers to change the gears of an automatic transmission manually. Although Honda Civics has the option of paddle shifters, they are not available on every Civic model.

Paddle shifters are only available on the sportier Honda Civic trim levels that come with a CVT transmissions. As a general rule, any trim level with the word ‘sport’ or ‘touring’ should have the option of paddle shifters.

  • 2022 Civic Hatchback – Paddle shifters are included with CVT transmissions at the ‘Sport’ and ‘Sport Touring trim levels. They are not available on EX or EX-L trim levels and cannot be added as an option.
  • 2022 Civic Sedan – Paddle shifters are included with CVT transmissions at the ‘Sport’ and ‘Touring’ trim levels. They are not available at the ‘LX’ or ‘EX’ trim levels, and cannot be added as an option.

Which Honda Civic Has a Sunroof?

Moonroofs are basically larger sunroofs that allow more light and air into your car without the need to open the roof and cause drag. Moonroofs are usually tinted slightly to avoid the glare of the sun.

Newer models of Honda Civic have replaced sunroofs with moonroofs.

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Which Honda Civic Has a Moonroof?

All newer Honda Civic models come with the option of a moon roof. However, they are not included at every trim level.

If you want a moonroof on your Civic, then you need to choose the EX trim level and above.

2022 – Civic Hatchback – The civic hatchback trims that come with a moonroof are the Civic EX-L Hatchback and Civic Sport Touring Hatchback

2022 – Civic Hatchback – The Honda Civic Sedan models that come with a moonroof are the Civic EX Sedan and Civic Touring Sedan

Which Honda Civic Has Leather Seats?

Honda Civics include soft-touch leather-trimmed seats that usually come in either black or gray. To get leather seats in your Honda Civic, you have to select the higher trim levels.

If you’re buying a hatchback, then the Civic EX-L Hatchback and Civic Sport Touring Hatchback trim levels both come with leather-trimmed seats.

To get leather seats in your Honda Civic Sedan, you need to select the Civic Touring Sedan trim level.

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Which Honda Civic Has Backup Camera?

A backup (or rearview) camera helps you view the area directly behind your car when backing up or reversing. It will provide you with far greater visibility than you would get with turning your head.

Every Honda Civic trim level includes a multi-angle backup camera as standard.

This camera includes dynamic guidelines to make it easier for you to line up your car with the curb or other cars when parking.

Which Honda Civic Has VTEC?

VTEC was developed by Honda to make their cars quicker, more efficient, and just generally more enjoyable to drive.

The basic concept behind the VTEc technology is that it increases power and torque after a certain RPM, which helps make the engine more powerful but at the same time conserves fuel economy.

Every Civic Hatchback and Civic Sedan trim level includes VTEC as standard. This includes the LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Sport Touring trims.

If you are the owner of ( or are considering buying an older Civic) you can tell if the Civic has VTEC by popping the hood and looking for the VTEC solenoid, which usually looks like a large rusty thimble with some chunky green/gray wires coming out of it.

See the picture below for an example.

Which Honda Civic Has Powered Seats?

Honda Civic offers powered seats that provide 8-way adjustment for the driver, and 4-way adjustment for the front passenger, making it much easier to get seat comfort just right.

Powered seats are only available on the higher Civic trim levels.

2022 Civic Sedan – The only Civic Sedan trim that includes powered seats is the ‘Touring’ trim None of the other trim levels (LX, Sport, EX) have the option to add powered seats.

2022 Civic Hatchback – Both the EX and EX-L trim levels include powered seats for the driver. However, only the EX-L trim level includes power seats for the front passenger as well.

Which Honda Civic Has Heated Seats?

If you live somewhere with harsh winters and regularly feel the cold, heated seats can make your drive much more comfortable, as a heated seat will warm up faster than the car.

Honda Civic includes heated front seats (both the passenger and the driver) at the EX trim level and above.

2022 Civic Sedan – The Civic sedan includes heated front seats in both the EX and Sport Touring trim levels. Unfortunately, heated seats are not included at the LX and Sport trim levels, and there is no option to add them.

2022 Civic Hatchback – The Civic hatchback includes heated seats at the EX-L and Touring trim levels. Heated seats are not included on the LX or Sport trim levels, and there is no option to add them.

Which Honda Civic Has a Remote Start?

Remote start gives you the ability to start your car from inside your home, to warm it up before a cold early morning drive, or get the aircon going on a hot summer’s day.

Remote start technology is included on Honda Civics at EX trim level or above.

2022 Civic Sedan – The Sport, EX, and Touring trim levels all have remote start included as standard. The LX trim does not include remote start, and it cannot be added as an option.

2022 Civic Hatchback – With the Civic Hatchback, only the EX-L trim level comes with remote start technology as standard. However, if you opt for the add the CVT trim, you can also get a remote start on the ‘Sport and Sport Touring trim levels. The LX trim does not include remote start, and it cannot be added as an option.

Which Honda Civic Has Lane Assist?

Lane assist is a safety feature that warns the driver when they are straying outside of their lane. If you are prone to falling asleep anywhere when tired, lane assist can literally be a life-saver.

Lane assist has been available as standard on every Honda Civic trim level (both Hatchback & Sedan) since 2020.

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Which Honda Civic Has The Most Room?

The Honda Civic that has the most room is the Civic Hatchback at either the LX or Sport trim level. Identical in every other dimension, the lower trim levels offer slightly more headroom than the sportier trims.

The Civic hatchback also provides significantly more cargo space than the Sedan.

2022 Civic Sedan:

Headroom (Front/Rear)Legroom (Front/Rear)Cargo Volume
LX39.3 in / 37.1 in42.3 in / 37.4 in14.8 cu ft
Sport39.3 in / 37.1 in42.3 in / 37.4 in14.8 cu ft
EX37.6 in / 37.1 in42.3 in / 37.4 in14.8 cu ft
Touring37.6 in / 37.1 in42.3 in / 37.4 in14.4 cu ft

2020 Civic Hatchback:

Headroom (Front/Rear)Legroom (Front/Rear)Cargo Volume
LX39.3 in / 37.1 in42.3 in / 37.4 in24.5 cu ft 
Sport39.3 in / 37.1 in42.3 in / 37.4 in24.5 cu ft 
EX-L37.6 in / 37.1 in42.3 in / 37.4 in24.5 cu ft 
Sport Touring37.6 in / 37.1 in42.3 in / 37.4 in24.5 cu ft