2017 Honda Civic Coupe Release Date, Review and Specs

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 side view, white color, alloy wheels

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.

2017 Honda Civic Coupe release date

Review

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.

2017 Honda Civic Coupe front angle, grille and headlights

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.

2017 Honda Civic Coupe rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

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.

2017 Honda Civic Coupe blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

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.

2017 Honda Civic Coupe white color, taillights

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

2017 Honda Civic Coupe steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

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.

2017 Honda Civic Coupe interior, leather seats and steering wheel

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 silver color, exterior

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.

2017 Honda Civic Coupe engine

Upgrading to either the EX-L, EX-T or the Touring models gets you the 174-horsepower – generating turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine.

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2017 Honda Civic Coupe white color, front view, grille

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2019 Honda Accord Type R

When is the Release Date of the 2019 Honda Accord Type R Expected?

Hearing about the 2019 Honda Accord Type R must sound like a dream come true. This vehicle has long time been only a dream for the people in the US. Honda has brought many of its vehicles to America and almost all of them have done well in terms of sales.

When it comes to their Type R monocles, there is a number of vehicles which they have released. But the Accord model has yet to be released with a Type R badge in the US. With its counterparts receiving a lot of popularity in Europe and Japan, we are finally going to get this car in America.

This news is particularly exciting for all of the people in America as they have yet to see a Type R badged Accord model. The vehicle is probably going to be come out by the end of 2018. They are also going to use a lot of the elements that the current Type R model has from the mentioned markets. All in all, this is one of the more exciting prospects which the Japanese automaker is transferring to America.

What is the Estimated Price of the 2019 Honda Accord Type R?

The 2019 Honda Accord Type R model is not going to come cheap. This vehicle is going to have a higher price if we compare it to the base model. In fact, the current ninth generation Accord sells for $34,930. This is actually the price of the upper-level Limited model. However, the Type R is going to cost a lot more in comparison to this version. Since the Accord equipment is going to have all of the Type R features.

The price should rise to somewhere around $43,000 to $47,000. This coincides with the release today the newest 10-th generation of the Accord model. So it will raise the price even further than this. All in all, we are not getting this model cheap any time soon. But we are fairly certain that it will be worth the cost.

Rumored 2019 Honda Accord Type R in America

The US wanted 2019 Honda Accord Type R for a long time. Ever since Honda decided to release its famed Type R brand, people have expressed their excitement of getting better and worked up versions of the base cars. But before Honda finally decided to make a move with the Accord model, Acura’s NSX and Integra were the first ones to receive their Type R representative in the US market. Honda quickly introduced the Civic Type R, which only fueled the buyer’s desire for more versions like this one.

Luckily, the Japanese automaker has decided that it was the right time for the Accord to come to the US. The Honda Accord Type R is a model that many people have been wanting to see here. It is probably going to break some records of sales as soon as it gets to be released. The rumors about this car are popular on the internet and only enhance the interest about this vehicle even further.

2019 Honda Accord Type R Exterior Enactments

The latest 2019 Honda Accord Type R will draw a lot of its elements form the latest Accord car. As the newest 10th generation model of the Accord is getting ready to hit the streets, we are going to get its Type R version as well. The 2019 Type R will use the majority of elements form the base Accord model and bring them all together.

The newest model will also be a lot sportier compared to the standard model and this is where the difference for the Type R model lies. The smaller corner vents will be made larger and there is some black cladding added to the lower portion of the car. This makes this new vehicle look a lot more menacing than before which is the idea behind this update. There is an extra lip expected from the front fascia which will give added force to the front end of the car.

The 2019 Honda Accord Type R is mostly based on the top trim model, or in this case the Limited. It will have all the unique features this version will have and in that way make it much more interesting.

If you have seen the way Honda has done the Civic model and added Type R elements than you can mostly guess how thigs are going to go here. This model greatly expands what the Type R represents for the Honda brand and we are very much certain that it will expand upon and make things a lot more interesting when it comes to the Type R badge.

What about the Size and the Dimesons?

When it comes to the size of the 2019 Honda Accord Type R, look for them in the base model. Since they are making only aesthetic differences here and adding certain elements to the final product, there is not a lot which can be done for the size of the car.

The vehicle will be kept the same while the only enhancements are going to be visual. But they also help with aerodynamics and can make sure that your car performs faster and better. Thus the length of the car is 192.2 inches and the wheelbase comes to 111.4 inches. The height of the model is 57.1 inches and its width is 73.3 inches. The base model also hots a passenger volume between 103 and105 cu ft, so we are sure to expect similar specs here. The cargo also has 17 cu ft of space.

2019 Honda Accord Type R Color Choices

Unfortunately, the 2019 Honda Accord Type R is not going to come with any unique body colors. What you get with the base Accord is what you get with the Type R model. This is not entirely bad as the vehicle has great choices. But those who were expecting for this version to expand and offer us something new will be greatly disappointed. All in all, the new model will simply continue where the base Accord has started and use the things established with it.

The Interior of the 2019 Honda Accord Type R

The new 2019 Honda Accord Type R interior will be arrange like any Type R interior Honda has done in recent years. Unfortunately, this does not include any of the aftermarket goodies that the previous models had. Instead, we are getting all additions which Honda introduced.

This will include the newly upgraded and bolstered seats with five-point harnesses. There is also an aluminum shift knob as well and contrast stitching. This will accent the interior even further. The dash will have some red pin stripes on it. And the steering wheel is a Honda design, but will be have an update specifically for this model. Expect to get carbon fiber and suede inserts for the inside of the car.

The newest 2019 Honda Accord Type R will follow the design that the base Accord has adopted. This also includes a lot of the equipment this car comes with. There are two screens in the center stack for that matter while the infotainment system has its own software. They also adapted ambient lighting specifically for this car and we are getting a prime feel with it.

Potential Engine Specs for the 2019 Honda Accord Type R

Unfortunately, the latest 2019 Honda Accord Type R will not have the expected power output as you might have hoped. This model will most likely transfer the engines from the base Accord and will not extend so much on their output.

They did this with the latest Civic Type R and there is a great possibility that they do the same here. Thus we can get the  1.5-liter in base trim which provides 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque, while also available is the 2.0-liter which makes 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.

The most powerful version is the 2.0-liter V-6 which makes 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque in the Civic, but we are not sure whether these specs will transfer the same here.

2019 Honda Accord Type R 0-60 mph and Top Speed

According to the specs of the 2019 Honda Accord Type R, the performance of the vehicle is going to be pretty regular. The time needed to reach the 0-60 mph mark is achieved in 4.9 seconds while the top speed will probably be limited to 165 mph. All in all, these are still impressive and quite good specs to have.

Fuel Economy Ratings

The 2019 Honda Accord Type R has yet to release its official fuel economy ratings. But it we are to look at the amount of fuel the regular models consumes it amounts to an EPA rating of 28mpg city, 34 mpg highway,  30 mpg combined.

2019 Honda HR-V

Newest Release Date Details for the 2019 Honda HR-V

The updated 2019 Honda HR-V is coming. This model is a fairly young model in the Honda lineup. It debuted in Japan in 2013 under the name of Vezzel. However, it was introduced in America in 2015 under its HR-V monocle. It was actually built initially on the underpinnings of the Honda Fit car which is a familiar model to most of the people.

But now when Honda decided to make the HR-V available to its American customers, people have a different compact option to choose from. It will slot just beneath the CR-V model in terms of size.

The 2019 Honda HR-V update will be a model which will have similar characteristics as its predecessor. The car will receive certain updates. This will make it much more compatible for the buyers and give it a fresh sort of feel. The update was announced recently. So we expect its release date to drop by the end of 2018. This vehicle will probably appear in Japan first, but the American HR-V brand will be available in the US at a later date.

What is the Price of the 2019 Honda HR-V?

according to some predictions, the prices for the 2019 Honda HR-V are going to stay almost the same. There is still not an official confirmation for this. But based on the current situations and the updates that are familiar, it is very hard that the vehicle gets to be priced more than it is now. All in all, the starting price of the entry LX trim is $19,365, which is a compatible price for the 2019 version as well. As far as different trim variants go, they will also stay similar. The MSRP of the EX is $21,415 while the EX-L Navi is $24,840.

The prices may also different based on the transmission choices and the drive system. The 2019 Honda HR-V is going to be available in 2WD as standard, while AWD is given optionally. Based on your preference the prices will change, but still it will not make this vehicle so highly priced.

Some Rumors for the 2019 Honda HR-V

The newest rumors about the 2019 Honda HR-V were related to its engine. The new addition that is coming this year is the 1.8-liter four-banger. There were rumors that they have been planning to change the motor. Also, rumor has it  that they were making strides to make something new for under the hood and they have finally made a decision.

Unfortunately, people who have been used to the engine that the vehicle used before, also found in the Fit, namely the 1.5-liter four-cylinder will be replaced with a more lucrative and powerful engine.

This is already not a rumor anymore but rather a reality. This vehicle has gone through a significant evolution this way. It started off as a model which was mostly based on the Honda Fit, but now when it has made a name for itself they are continuing on a different path. This all starts with an independent engine version.

What are the 2019 Honda HR-V Exterior Changes?

Although the 2019 Honda HR-V is a natural descendant of the Honda Fit car, it looks nothing like it. The evolution that the HR-V has gone through made it completely unrecognizable compared to the car it was initially based on. The new vehicle that we see before us is much more similar to its bigger CR-V brethren.

Of course, the main difference is that the HR-V model is smaller in dimensions. You can see the similarities based on the sloped hood in the front and similar body liens in the back. But generally speaking the HR-V remains its own car and is unique by design compared to other vehicles in the Honda lineup.

The design of the 2019 Honda HR-V can only be described as being muscular and sporty. The very solid design is made even better with the muscular front fenders and an up-swept character line. The concealed door handles are also there as well. Generally speaking, this vehicle is one of the more handsome cars in its segment. Although the competition is not so high to begin with, it is still a fairly good looking model.

2019 Honda HR-V Dimensions and Size

The updated version of the 2019 Honda HR-V actually does not allow the change in the dimensions to happen. As we rarely see any changes to the size of the car, we have a similar case here as well. The vehicle will be the same in size as the predecessor. Even though the car is on the smaller side, the vehicle also has a great seat arrangement on the inside which allow it to offer much more room than initially expected.

This allows the passengers inside to use a total of 100.1 96.1 of passenger volume, in the LX versions that is, while the EX and EX-L host 96.1 cu. ft. All models have a cargo capacity of 24.3 cu. ft. while with the second row of seats down we have 58.8 cu. ft.

The overall length of the car is 169.1 Inches. The wheelbase is 102.8 Inches and even though ti seems a bit on the smaller side it is perfect for the segment. On the other hand the height is 63.2 Inches while the width of the car amounts to 69.8 Inches. As always, it will be capable of seating 5 people.

2019 Honda HR-V Color Changes

The nest 2019 Honda HR-V has also announced some changes when it comes to color choices. IN fact there are two pieces of news. First the good ones. The newest color addition that the Japanese manufacturer has made is making the Lunar Sliver Metallic color choice available.

It will be given across the lineup which is also a good thing to know. But the bad news is that we will have one color less from last time. We are gaining one but are also losing one. In this case the Alabaster Silver will be discontinued and will no longer be a choice for the buyers to pick. All in all, the vehicle will still offer the other colors that were given with the last year’s model.

Newest Interior Additions of the 2019 Honda HR-V

The interior of the 2019 Honda HR-V is simply a marriage of the bigger CR-V and the Fit Honda vehicles. The two designs work together in cohesion to bring a very unique kind of a design. Actually the driver’s side is mostly the same as it was before. But the passenger’s side is quite unique and is like nothing else you have seen from a Honda vehicle. The center stack is also unique. Nevertheless, you will find that the infotainment features as well as the controls here are mostly the same as in the CR-V model.

The cabin is a mixture of hard plastic and soft touch materials. It actually has a very premium feel to it and it is all thanks to the sophisticated stitching made and the added liens with chrome trims and piano black inserts.

But we all agree that the instrument cluster is the best looking part of the car, with a floating illumination rings and the added ECO Assist application. It actually changes the speedometer. All in all, this is a very good new look for the car which we think will gain an even larger base some time further down the line.

Engine Choices

The 2019 Honda HR-V is going to add some new engines available. This one used from the Fit model is no longer in use here. So they’ve decided on extending and adding a new one. We are of course talking about Honda’s 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with i-VTEC.

This model will enable the HR-V to make 138 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. This is an improvement of 8 hp and 13 pound-feet more compared to the Fit and the Japanese Vezzel version which are still using the old engine. The powertrain will combine with a six-speed manual transmission, available only for the 2WD versions, and CVT one. AWD comes as optional and uses Real TIME AWD with Intelligent Control System.

2019 Honda HR-V 0-60 mph and Top Speed Acceleration

With the same form of the engine, the 2019 Honda HR-V is going to continue with the same ratings. The time need to reach 0-60 mph is 10 seconds, as estimated, while the top speed of the vehicle is 125 mph.

Fuel Economy Ratings

Fuel Stats will remain the same of the 2019 Honda HR-V. These stats are transferred from the current model and include the following EPA ratings, 2WD LX 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined, 2WD CVT LX 28/34/31 and AWD CVT LX 28/34/31. Moving on to the EX it goes 25/33/28, 28/34/31 and 27/31/29 for the same variants. Similarly, the EX-L has a rating of 28/34/31 for the 2WD CVT version and 27/31/29 mpg for the AWD CVT models.