2023 Honda Civic Sedan Interior and Cargo

Honda Civic Sedan Interior & Cargo Rating

2023 Civic Sedan Interior

There's a lot to like about the latest Civic as a family car, but the highlight of the package is undoubtedly the new Honda Civic's interior. Honda used to create some of the best, smartest interiors in the automotive business, but the same can't be said for products released over the last decade. While Honda retained its reputation for nailing cars together properly, creativity certainly took a dip. The previous Civic Sedan is a prime example. It had all the toys, but the design was bland and forgettable.

Honda says the new Civic's interior was designed to be clean, easy to use, and stimulating, but it's evident where the inspiration came from. Elsewhere in the world, Honda sells a small electric car called the 'e', and it has a sublime minimalist interior design. While the Civic's interior isn't as advanced, it does follow the same elegant approach. The new Civic's interior is proof that an interior can be both ergonomic and exciting. Honda managed to incorporate a touchscreen interface and separate controls for the audio and climate control. A metal honeycomb panel separates the latter functions. It looks sensational and unlike anything done in this segment before.

Inside the Civic, Honda even went as far as redesigning the front seats for greater long-distance comfort. The Touring trim also gets a fully digital instrument cluster, which integrates beautifully with the touchscreen interface.

2023 Civic Sedan Interior Photos

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2023 Honda Civic Sedan Dashboard
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2023 Honda Civic Sedan Climate Control

Seating and Interior Space

The Honda Civic has seating for five passengers inside, and we checked out the back row, which was fine for an average-sized adult. Like most cars in this segment with these interior dimensions, three adults abreast in the back would feel tight, but at least with 37.4 inches of rear legroom and 37.1 inches of headroom, two will never have any problem.

Visibility is great, as with most Civics. The windshield wipers sit low and the A-pillars are pulled back for an expansive view of what's in front of the vehicle. The cowl is the same height as the door trim, and the body lines are horizontal going towards the rear.

Overall, it does harken to the Civics of yore. It feels spacious and straightforward, but it also has more tech than any predecessor, hiding it under a layer of simplicity. It's a great combination and the standout reason this car feels so easy to use.

2023 Honda Civic Sedan Interior Dimensions:

Honda Civic Sedan TrimsLX SedanSport SedanEX SedanTouring Sedan
Headroom Front Seat39.3 in.39.3 in.37.6 in.37.6 in.
Headroom Back Seat37.1 in.37.1 in.37.1 in.37.1 in.
Legroom Front Seat42.3 in.42.3 in.42.3 in.42.3 in.
Legroom Back Seat37.4 in.37.4 in.37.4 in.37.4 in.
Shoulder Room Front57 in.57 in.57 in.57 in.
Shoulder Room Rear56 in.56 in.56 in.56 in.
Hip Room, Front54.3 in.54.3 in.54.3 in.54.3 in.
Hip Room, Rear48.9 in.48.9 in.48.9 in.48.9 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

The honeycomb mesh interior trim isn't just there to look attractive. As Honda says, it removes visual clutter as well. Looking at the interior images, you might notice that there are no visible air vents. That's because they're neatly hidden behind the said mesh, operated via knobs inspired by previous models. Other highlights include the metallic finish on the climate-control knobs and a platinum-look coating on the interior door handles. The center console is finished in a material resembling piano black, but it's smudge-resistant. What a pleasure. Neat freaks can finally just get out of the car without having to spend 15 minutes removing visible smudge marks from the interior trim. Take note, Volvo.

Interior color options include black, gray, and Sport black, with the availability changing based on the chosen exterior color. LX and EX models come with fabric upholstery, while the Sport adds synthetic leather to the side bolsters on the seats. Heated seats are available as you move through the trim levels, and the top-spec Touring comes with genuine leather seats.

All models except the LX have a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

2023 Civic Sedan Trunk and Cargo Space

Oddly, trunk size in the new Civic sedan is slightly smaller compared to the old model. This is primarily due to the increased rear passenger legroom, so it's a worthwhile sacrifice. Besides, what can you do with 15.1 cubic feet that you can't do with 14.8 cubes? The Touring model of the Civic has slightly less cargo space at 14.4 cubes, as Honda needed the extra space for the sound system. And, if you need more trunk space in your Honda Civic, the rear seats can be folded to create a larger loading space, at the expense of passenger capacity. The seatback folds as one piece in the lower two trims, whereas the EX and Touring have a 60/40 split.

Interior storage is impressive. You get the obligatory storage space underneath the center armrest, dual cupholders, and large door pockets. The ample storage space underneath the center console also houses the USB ports, making it the perfect spot to store and charge a phone.

2023 Honda Civic Sedan Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2023 Honda Civic Sedan Armrest
2023 Honda Civic Sedan Trunk Space
2023 Honda Civic Sedan Cargo Space

2023 Honda Civic Sedan Cargo Dimensions:

Honda Civic Sedan TrimsLX SedanSport SedanEX SedanTouring Sedan
Trunk Volume14.8 cu. ft.14.8 cu. ft.14.8 cu. ft.14.4 cu. ft.

2023 Civic Sedan Infotainment and Features


From the base level, the Civic is handsomely equipped with intelligent features. The LX may only have 16-inch steel wheels, but the rest of the gear on the standard features list will embarrass a few German sedans that cost twice as much. Entry-level specification includes push-button start, a seven-inch digital gauge cluster, single-zone climate control, and Honda Sensing. The latter is Honda's suite of driver-assistance features, which we'll take a closer look at in our safety breakdown below.

Sport derivatives add a few touches to the exterior in the form of smart entry and remote start, while inside, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, paddle shifters, model-specific upholstery, sports pedals, and a sport driving mode await. The EX specification adds several luxury features, including dual-zone climate control and heated front seats, while the Touring model comes fully equipped with everything you could reasonably expect. Highlights include rain-sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors, power-adjustable front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and wireless phone charging.


Honda brought the volume knob back in the last generation, after using a slider for a few years, and it's a major improvement. The Touring debuts a new nine-inch color touchscreen. Besides the knob, there are redundant buttons for your main functions, which are always better than hunting through menus. It features a 0.8-inch finger rest to make it easier to hit your target while driving. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are standard, but it's only wireless on the top trim. Lesser trims get a smaller seven-inch screen, but these miss out on SiriusXM, HD Radio, and satellite navigation.

As for operation, you have your normal tiles for media, navigation, and phone, with slide and pinch movements like a modern phone. Everything works faster than the previous model. CarPlay works well, and it's easy to switch back to the native navigation system if you don't want to burn data on your phone.

A premium Bose sound system is standard on the Touring with 11 speakers and a subwoofer, replacing the four-speaker setup on the base model and the eight-speaker system on the middle trims.

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