The new Honda Civic comes with substantial changes for 2017 including a new turbocharged power, a technology-rich interior, daring looks, a spacious cabin, and lots of standard features. Once again, the Civic promises to be a must-drive compact sedan. Some of the highlights for 2017 include a satisfying handling, a roomy cabin, an advanced infotainment system, a fuel-efficient and zesty turbocharged engine, and a spacious trunk that fits just about everything.
New features for 2017 include a new four-door hatchback body style, and upgraded handling and steering configurations. Also, this year marks the end of the Natural Gas and Civic Hybrid production.
The Honda Civic has seen a bumpy and often treacherous journey ever since it debuted five years ago, and during the time garnered a lot of controversy and bad reviews.
However, a radical surgery made the Civic more competitive and brought the sedan to its feet.
For seasoned Civic users, the new 2017 Civic promises to be refreshing and should come as a relief. From its mature cabin, a nifty touchscreen interface, upscale looks, and lots of cabin space. Under its hood is a plethora of innovation. To start off with, the vehicle comes with a turbocharged 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 174 horsepower. This turbo mill also offers an impressive EPA fuel economy ratings that start at 42 mpg/highway. Other engines available include a 2.0L four cylinder engine rated at 158 horsepower, and a 1.8L engine.
Similarly to the Civics of the yore, the fresh one offers a serene and comfortable ride, feels and drives sporty, and is more compliant than ever. Interior wise, much can be said about what the Civic offers ranging from an upgraded infotainment system to a laudable soft-to-touch materials.
Available Trims – Honda Civic
The new 2017 Honda Civic is offered in both hatchback and coupe body styles, and is available in five trims: base LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, and the top-of-the-line Touring trim. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is reviewed separately.
Exterior Changes & Interior Pictures – 2017 Honda Civic
The base LX trim comes standard with an expanded-view driver side mirror, LED daytime running lights, full power accessories, a 5” touchscreen interface, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic climate control, automatic headlights, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, Pandora connectivity, manual front seats, driver height-adjustment, and a four-speaker premium sound system.
The EX trim comes fitted with a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, variable intermittent wipers, an eight-speaker sound system, heated side mirrors, 16” alloy wheels, LaneWatch lane-change assistant, a multi-function trip computer, a 7” touchscreen interface, smartphone app integration, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a review camera.
Opting for the EX-T trim gets you a satellite and HD radio, 17” alloy wheels, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a rear deck lid spoiler, heated front seats, foglights, and remote start.
Tacking on an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, a shift knob, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a power driver seat is the 2017 Honda Civic EX-L trim.
Finally, the new Touring trim comes equipped with a 10-speaker audio system, LED headlights, an integrated navigation system, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, adaptive cruise control, and a four-way passenger seat.
Engine Specs – 2017 Honda Civic
A four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 158 horsepower and 138 pounds of torque comes fitted under the hood of the 2017 Honda Civic. Both the EX and LX trims come fitted with a 2.0L engine rated at 158 horsepower and 138 pounds of torque. It’s mated to a CVT and a six-speed manual transmission system.
The LX manual, according to Honda, comes with EPA fuel economy ratings of 27/40/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
The EX-L, EX-T, and Touring trims come fitted with a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 174 horsepower and 162 pounds of torque. The Continuously Variable Transmission system is the only available transmission system provided.
Price & Release Date – 2017 Honda Civic Coupe
Expect to pay an MSRP starting from $18,640 for the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan. As for the release date, expect to see the vehicle go for sale in dealerships early this year.