|Engine Size:||2.0 L|
|Transmission:||Automatic or manual|
In 2016, Honda introduced a new generation Civic which has been a runaway success. The 4-door sedan was the first model in the line up, for 2017 we’ll see the two- and four-door lineups. These new Honda Civics are standout choices across the board in styling, fuel economy, interior room, driving dynamics, and safety
The Honda Civic Sedan excels when it comes to handling and driving dynamics. The 2017 is almost two inches wider, sits lower, weighs less, and is more rigid than the pre-2016 revamp. Steering is variable-ratio power-assisted and the car can even apply the inside front brake in the middle of a corner in order to turn more precisely. The suspension is standard Honda, with struts up front and a multi-link rear.
Trims include the EX, EX-L, EX-T, LX, and Touring, and for 2017 all are now available with the high-tech Honda Sensing group of safety features. The Honda design is fresh and sharp with an up-to-the-minute angular, slightly futuristic styling that stands out among this crowded model segment.
On the inside, you’ll sense a particular roominess in the 2017 Civic, there are clever storage areas, the center console can be configured as a storage area for mobile devices, a dual cup holder, or a key tray and the glove box is huge! Making it much more practical than your standard offering with just barely room for the Owners’ Manual.
The base line trim comes with an impressive palette of features for the price, including climate control, cruise control, a 5-inch color LCD display, and a USB port. Just above base trim you’ll get heated mirrors, remote start, a side-view camera, a 7-inch touchscreen, an additional USB port, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, heated front seats, and dual-zone climate control. The top of the line Touring switches out the instrument cluster for an LCD screen that displays needed vehicle information as well as a 450-watt audio system.
The 2017 Civic comes available with one of two engines: the base 2.0-liter VTEC 4-cylinder producing 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque, this comes in the LX or EX trims. That is a 6-speed manual transmission, standard, but most will probably opt for Honda’s continuously variable transmission (CVT), which has Sport and Econ driving modes. The other engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with an electrically-driven wastegate, producing 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. The front struts also have hydraulic bushings, and EX-T, EX-L, and Touring trims also get rear hydraulic bushings in addition to larger, stickier tires.
Being a Honda, the Civic delivers incredible fuel economy regardless of which configuration you choose, but the 1.5-liter CVT comes out on top with great fuel economy.
The entire Civic family is available with a panoply of the latest in safety technology even on the lower-priced Civics. Honda Sensing technology can outfit your vehicle with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, road-departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, and a collision-mitigation braking system. You can also set up your rear-view camera to display dynamic guidelines that assist with parking and avoiding parking lot dings!
You can be assured that the 2017 Honda Civic is a top choice for safety; the Civic has been awarded Top Safety Pick+ status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It has also received 5 stars on all tests with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.