2017 Honda Civic Coupe – For buyers shopping on tight budgets, the Honda Civic has seemingly been the preferred choice. Not anymore – or so we think – the Civic has evolved from being a small, relatively inexpensive car. For 2017, the new model is sleek, spacious, and gets a turbocharged engine that might spell trouble for inexperienced drivers. The 2017 Honda Civic review offered below should be handy for you if indeed you’re looking to buy one.
2017 Honda Civic Coupe Release Date & Price
Both the pricing and release date details are under wraps as of this writing. However, recent news within the automotive industry has it that the Civic is set to debut sometime this fall with a base price starting from an MSRP of around $19,000.
For buyers looking for a midsize vehicle available in both sedan and coupe body styles, the 2017 Honda Civic is perhaps a logical choice because of some of these reasons: offers lots of passenger and trunk space, excellent fuel economy ratings, exceptional handling and ride dynamics, high-quality stuffed cabin, impressive power from the turbocharged 1.5L engine and numerous safety technologies.
Since I now have your undivided attention, let me refer you back to your Honda Civic 101. The existing generation of the Honda Civic that spanned five years attracted some un-Honda-like controversy the entire period. This was as a result of the mediocre performance that was offered by the Civic during the five year run despite Honda making concerted efforts each year in order to make it better for the subsequent release. The latter two years however saw Honda make a drastic surgery on the Civic that made it better but reclaiming the lost glory has remained an uphill task for Honda. This was further compounded by the fact that the industry was getting an unprecedented growth in the number of fresher and newer models that had improved in leaps and bounds.
Even the existing model – the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe – despite its improved performance and updated interior, hasn’t quite managed to rid itself off the tattered image. The 2017 year model, however, hopes to re-ignite the once revered image the Civic once had. It features lots of updates and styling refreshments that we think Honda should be virtually applauded for.
Its driving mannerisms are sporty and engaging. Its cabin is whisper-quiet even at speed. The 2017 Honda Civic interior materials are updated and look cleaner and more sophisticated especially so for the top-of-the-line models. The interior passenger space is comfortable even for the backseat occupants who more often than not suffer from an after-thought-backseat.
Nowadays, though, there’s quite a significant number of sedans and coupes that offer excellent features for the money. One such vehicle that is amongst our list of “B” rated vehicles is the 2017 Mazda 3. It is an excellent vehicle that offers a strong fuel economy rating, a sleek cabin, and a sporty handling but suffers from a cramped backseat. Others include the Kia Forte, Ford Focus, and the Chevrolet Cruze.
2017 Honda Civic Coupe Interior & Exterior
The 2017 Honda Civic Coupe is available in five trims model ranging from the base LX model to the top-of-the-line Touring model with the LX-P, EX-L and the EX-T slotting in between. Some of the standard features available on the base Civic Coupe LX model include a manual tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, automatic headlights, a USB port, a height-adjustable driver seat, LED daytime running lights/taillights/headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, a four-speaker audio system, a five-inch display, full power accessories, and Pandora connectivity.
The Civic Coupe EX-L model adds all the features above plus dual USB ports, a multi-function trip computer, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, a smartphone app-based infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a rearview camera, split-folding rear seatbacks, variable intermittent wipers, and heated side mirrors.
2017 Honda Civic Coupe Engine Specs
Two engines are offered beneath the hood of the 2017 Honda Civic Coupe. The 2017 Honda Civic Coupe LX, and the LX-P are offered with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 158 horsepower and 138 lbs. ft. of torque.
Upgrading to either the EX-L, EX-T or the Touring models gets you the 174-horsepower – generating turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine.