The 2023 Honda Civic’s base price of $24,650 is nearly $2,000 less than the price of the next-cheapest car, the Accord. The removal of the Civic LX trim level is the most notable modification for the 2023 model year.

At that price, the Civic Sport is the entry-level model. This sporty model is powered by a 2.0-liter motor producing 158 horsepower and paired with a CVT. It also has a sportier look from the outside than the higher trim. The 18-inch gloss black wheels, chrome exhaust finisher, gloss black side mirrors, and matte black upper window trim are the most striking exterior details.

Similarly sporty is the 2023 Civic Sport’s interior. Black is the only option for the interior, and it pairs well with the sport cloth upholstery on the seats. The Civic Sport is a steal with its leather-wrapped steering wheel, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and 180-watt sound system.

If the Honda Civic’s interior is too cramped for your needs, the Accord is a good alternative. The good news is that the Accord is brand new for the 2023 model year, giving those interested a fresh start. Honda improved the midsize sedan by making it more stylish on the outside and more modern on the inside.

The fuel-efficient models have a dual-motor hybrid drivetrain and new standard driver safety aids. However, the gas-powered, turbocharged 1.5-liter mill that produces 192 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque will be standard equipment on the base 2023 Accord LX model. The 2023 version’s price has not been announced.