The 2014 Honda Civic will feature Honda’s next-generation HondaLink and smartphone connectivity. The HondaLink system uses a seven-inch touchscreen and a fresh navigation setup. The navigation system can now acknowledge swipe, tap and zoom gestures, just like on smartphones.
The Navigation App on the system also uses 3D mapping and traffic info. The app can be purchased by iOS users for $60. With the purchase, Here Maps data can be sent to the Civic’s display, including turn-by-turn directions and traffic alerts.
The new 2014 Honda Civic will also have Siri Eyes Free built-in. Drivers of the new model will be able to use Siri hands-free. Siri is activated through a button on the steering wheel when the phone is paired with Bluetooth. With this feature, drivers can read and send messages and email, access the phone’s music library, and check other information.
The iPhone 5, 5S, or 5C phones compatible with HondaLink on the 2014 Honda Civic. For Android phones, future compatibility is expected.
The 2014 Honda Civic is touted to have better fuel economy since it is now lighter. Honda also used a new continuously variable automatic transmission on the 2014 Honda Civic. The new Civic will come with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder VTEC engine.