2017 Honda Civic Release Date, Review and Info

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.

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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.

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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.

The 2017 Honda Civic, despite the substantial changes, comes in a segment that is chock full of great compact sedans. Some of them include the 2017 Mazda 3, 2017 Ford Focus, and the 2017 Kia Forte.

Available Trims – Honda Civic

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2017 Honda Fit Release Date, Review, News

With such an amazing strong and fuel-efficient engines, accommodating cabin, and lots of competitive features, the new 2017 Honda Fit promises to be a solid choice for everyone shopping in the subcompact car segment. Its release date should be expected July this year.

Some of the defining highlights for the 2017 Fit include an excellent visibility, a high fuel-efficient, an unmatched small car versatility owing to the unique rear seat design, spacious cargo area and seating, and an excellent rear visibility. Generally, for 2017, the new Honda Fit returns unchanged.

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Quite often, car names are made up of random or alphanumeric jumbles, however, the Honda Fit has proved itself as a perfect literalism. One thing notable though is its versatile, spacious interior space that can accommodate a lot of stuff inside.

A first for the 2017 Fit is the ample interior space that offers a spacious head-and legroom. Also, the Fit comes with plenty of standard features and an impressive roster of optional technology. Add the superb fuel economy ratings and you’ve got yourself a unique vehicle that is talented in almost all of its offerings.

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One of the most conspicuous standout is the “Magic Seat,” which facilitates hauling just behind the driver and front passenger seat, and is uniquely built and also has a flip-up seat bottom. You could as well leave the seatbacks forward and fold the seat bottom down.

Interior wise, the vehicle comes with soft-touch materials and new available upgrades like keyless entry and ignition, and leather upholstery. The Fit also comes with an impressive excellent visibility and nimble handling.
You can’t find anything else better than the Fit on the market today.

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The subcompact hatchback offers better and much superior features and technologies than any other vehicle in its segment. Some of the close alternatives, which you might have stumbled upon, include the 2017 Ford Fiesta, the 2017, Kia Soul, and the 2017 Toyota Yaris.

That said, if versatility, tight budget, and a spacious cargo capacity, the new 2017 Honda Fit remains your perfect bet.

Available Trims – Honda Fit

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The new and redesigned 2017 Honda Fit is available in a walloping four trims: the base LX, mid-trims EX, EX-L, and the top-of-the-line EX-L with Navi trims. You can find the 2017 Honda Fit Si and Hybrid in a separate review.

Exterior Colors & Interior Changes – Honda Fit

Some of the standard LX features and technologies include a 5” touchscreen display, LED brake lights, 15” steel wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, full power accessories, automatic headlights, a four-speaker sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, and a cruise control.

2017 Honda Fit gear shift knob, lcd screen and leather seats

Picking the EX model gets you an additional USB port, a 7” touchscreen interface, LaneWatch display, Siri Eyes Free functionality, an upgraded rearview camera, an HDMI input, an optional navigation system, a six-speaker sound system, keyless ignition and entry, and a sunroof.

Opting for the EX-L trim gets you a leather upholstery, body-color side mirrors, heated front mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and LED automatic headlights.

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Going the EX-L way gets you everything on the EX-L trim plus, a satellite and HD radio, a navigation system, and exterior heated mirrors.

Engine Specs – 2017 Honda Fit

Under the hood of the new 2017 Honda Fit is a four-cylinder 1.5L engine and is rated at 114 pounds of torque and 130 horsepower. On the LX and EX is a six-speed manual transmission system which is the standard transmission system, while the Continuously Variable Transmission system is optional. However, the CVT is standard for the EX-L and EX-L with Navi.

During our own test drive, the Fit was able to dash to 60 mph from standstill in just 8.8 seconds.

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According to Honda, the fuel economy ratings stand at 29/38/32 mpg for the manual-equipped Fit, and 32/38/35 mpg for the CVT-equipped version. The entry-level LX leads the pack with its impressive 33/41/36 mpg.

Some of the standard safety features available for the Fit include side-curtain airbags, traction control, antilock disc brakes, stability control, active head restraints, and front-side airbags.

Price & 2017 Honda Fit Release Date

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Anyone wishing to buy the 2017 Honda Fit should expect it in the 2nd Q of 2016. As for the pricing, you should expect the vehicle to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $15,790.

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2017 Honda CR-V Spy Shots and News

Honda CR-V has already become one of the most anticipated vehicles for the next year. There is a lot going on around the production and marketing of this SUV. There have been lots of spy shots, and again nobody knows the exact plan, Honda has for this one. It’s like water, where ever you put it, it takes the shape of that. If you put the news of this vehicle to some pessimistic person’s hands, it will be the dark as it can be and if you have someone who loves SUV’s writing the news, you will get every single shred of light you can get. Maybe the marketing teams should look up to the Hollywood ways of thinking. If you want to sell some product, you need to keep the product’s name in people’s heads. Maybe that is why we know about the Honda CR-V, but actually do we know anything?

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Reason For New Marketing Moves

This is a business worth of billions of dollars, and when something is in plan to be made, nobody asks us what we want. Instead, there are thousands of experts making plans for the future moves of the company. This is the case with every single industry, and statistics in that field are very important even when the changes are measured in decimals.

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The thing is, Acura’s sale has dropped for 9.3 percent for a year, and Honda brand light truck sales have risen by 8.1 percent. That is why, all the executives are turning to minivans, crossovers and pickups production. Jeff Conrad, Honda Division general manager, has said in a statement that they were looking forward to the third straight year of record results, with their redesigned Accord Hybrid and the all new Ridgeline pickup. Nobody even mentioned sedans or sport cars. On the top of that, we also got a really good news that the Honda CR-V crossover posted sales of 29,615 (which is a June record) and gained a 4.5 percent.

2017 Honda CR-V With 7 Seats?

Those are the main reasons we are getting the all new spy shots from Germany, and all other gossip news about the 2017 Honda CR-V. That is why we even have some speculations about the third row of seats in 2017 Honda CR-V, which is, judging by the size of that monster, going to be the correct speculation. And again the size of that car is influenced by the already existing Honda HR-V, and it would be a shame to have two crossovers looking exactly the same, but are we ready for that change?

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Honda CR-V has lots of rivals (Hyundai Tucson, Mitsubishi Outlander, Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV4 etc.)

As we have already said we have the Honda HR-V which is a direct contender to Mazda CX-3, Subaru Crosstrek and even Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester. Honda CR-V is getting closer to Honda Pilot. What are we left with in the future? A tank?

In the end, the Honda CR-V has always been recognized as a regular two row SUV, and we had the Honda Pilot for three seats.

The rumors might be true or not, but the figures are there to prove that customers want more SUVs. The sales have risen up, and that is why the manufacturers must keep up and make additional offers.

The final verdict has been left for the potential buyers or enthusiasts to judge when the model comes out.

2017 Honda Turbo/ Hybrid/ Honda CR-V Limited Edition

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The other rumored versions are the 2017 Honda CR-V Turbo and Honda CR-V Limited Edition which we will get, sometime in 2018, together with the plug-in hybrid engine.

The Honda CR-V Limited Edition is going to arrive with more the 5500 dollars worth of additional equipment, and you as a customer, will have to pay only 1700 dollars more for that pleasure. It will be available in 2WD and 4WD forms, with automatic and manual transmission.

The Limited Edition will be fitted with side steps, roof spoiler, front and rear parking sensors, automatic dusk sensitive headlamps, front fog lamps, blind spot camera and bigger wheels. Of course they will keep the regular equipment like keyless entry, seven inch infotainment display, rear view camera, cruise control, LED daytime lamps etc.

2017 Honda CR-V’s New Production Unit in Indiana?

One more interesting thing for 2017 Honda CR-V is a huge investment in a crossover production capacity in Greensburg plant in Indiana where the CR-V is going to be produced. Why? Well the plant in Guadalajara, Mexico is being overrun with HR-V model which is not getting enough supply from Celaya in Mexico. Both Mexican plants will contribute a yearly supply of 160,000 units for that SUV. That is how big that industry is right now, and how much the demand for the SUV’s is high right now.

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