Upgrade the Audio 2010 Honda Civic

The Honda Civic ranks in at number 3 of the most popular cars for generation Y. With excellent brakes, roomy seating, and a popular 2.0 liter engine, it is easy to see why this car is among the best selling vehicles for Generation Y. One of the best things about the Honda Civic is the amount of features that you get for the price. In this blog, we discuss some of the more popular audio upgrades that can be installed in the 2010 Honda Civic.

Upgrade the Stereo

The 2010 Honda Civic comes standard with a factory Double DIN Radio. To replace your factory stereo with an aftermarket one, use one of the following dash kits and wiring harnesses.

Manufacturer Dash Kit Standard Wiring Harness
Metra Electronics Metra 99-7871 Metra 70-1722
Scosche Scosche HA1561 Scosche HA10B

Both of the dash kit listed above will allow for the installation of a single or double DIN stereo. With freedom to choose a single or double DIN, Civic owners are free to choose just about any Car Stereo they like.

Upgrade your Speakers

While those stock speakers might sound good, installing some aftermarket speakers will make your Honda Civic sound great! The following speaker information from the Metra Online Vehicle Fitment Guide can be used to find the right pair of speakers for your Honda Civic.

Location Size Depth
Front Speakers 6-1/2″ 4″
Front Tweeters 1-1/4″ 2″
Rear Speakers 6-1/2″ 3″
Subwoofer 8″ 5″

Speakers and subwoofers that fit the Honda Civic:

Retain your Steering Wheel Controls

Upgrading the audio system does not mean losing any features. That means that the steering wheel controls will need to be retained and connected to the new stereo. Axxess has made it easy with an automatically programming interface. Use the Axxess ASWC to keep the convenience of these steering wheel controls and enable them to work with your new stereo.

Note: The Metra VFG was used to determine the vehicle speaker sizes in this blog. Due to different trims on cars, i recommend calling a Sonic Electronix rep to confirm that the speakers sizes and DIN sizes are compatible with your trim.