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2017 Honda Civic

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2017 LX 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $18,740
2017 LX 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $19,150
2017 LX 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $19,700
2017 LX-P 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $20,950
2017 EX 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $21,140
2017 Sport 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $21,300
2017 EX-T 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $21,500
2017 EX-T 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $21,600
2017 EX 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $22,800
2017 EX-L 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $23,525
2017 EX-L 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $23,800
2017 Si 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $23,900
2017 Si 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $23,900
2017 EX-L w/Navi 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $25,300
2017 Touring 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $26,225
2017 Touring 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $26,600
2017 Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $28,300
2017 Type R Touring 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $33,900
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Overview

Fresh off a tremendously successful redesign in 2015, the 2017 Honda Civic adds a versatile third body style – a five-door hatchback – and high-performance Si and Type R trims this year. But while Honda has injected its popular compact with a healthy dose of fury and space, the overarching package remains largely unchanged, which is no bad thing.

What's New for 2017

Honda has been busy. The Civic Hatchback, Civic Si, and Civic Type R all join the family for 2017 as the range begins to blossom. Beyond the new trims, Honda is throwing a bone to budget-minded enthusiasts and making a six-speed manual available on the turbocharged Sedan EX-T and Coupe EX-T.

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Choosing Your Honda Civic

This might take a minute. There is, to be blunt, a Civic for nearly every consumer, with three separate body styles, an affordable naturally aspirated engine, a thrifty turbocharged powerplant, a nippy sport compact, and a 300-plus-horsepower giant killer – these vehicles cover a price range from just around $19,000 on up to nearly $35,000. We'll start at the beginning.

The humblest of Civics uses a 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder with 158 hp and 138 pound-feet of torque and is available in Sedan, Coupe, and Hatchback body styles. It returns an EPA-estimated 31 miles per gallon city, 40 mpg highway, and 34 mpg combined as a four-door sedan, 30/39/34 as a two-door coupe, and 30/39/33 as a five-door hatchback. A six-speed manual is standard, but a continuously variable transmission is within reach of even the most frugal customers.

The 1.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder is the Civic's sweet spot and volume engine in the Coupe, Sedan, and Hatchback models you'll see at dealerships. Base versions of this engine are available with a six-speed manual – new for 2017 – but a continuously variable transmission is the only way to get into the more expensive, better equipped models. The mainstream version of this engine (it also powers the Civic Si) produces 174 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque while returning 32/42/36 for the automatic Civic Sedan, 31/40/35 for a similar Civic Coupe, and 30/36/32 for a two-pedal Civic Hatchback. Manual transmissions return identical numbers, give or a take a mile per gallon here and there.

Following a year off, the 2017 Civic Si marks the return of a beloved model for fans of affordable, fun cars. The Si takes the normal Civic's 1.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder and literally turned up the boost – from 16.5 psi to 20.3 psi – to generate 205 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. The Si trim is available in both coupe and sedan body styles, but as Soichiro Honda himself intended, is only available with a six-speed manual transmission.

The biggest bit of Civic news for 2017 is the return of the Type R. Previously sold only in Europe and Honda's home market of Japan, the legendary Type R comes to North America for the first time. Its 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder spits out 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. At the same time, it blends sublime driving dynamics to challenge the hottest hatchbacks – the only body style the Type R is available in – on the market.

The only choices most Civic customers need to make is which interior and exterior colors to choose. If there's a standalone option, it's likely Honda's excellent Sensing suite, a package of active driving assists that reduces driver strain and stress and can actively prevent crashes. They include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, and LaneWatch. Other than that, though, the Civic range is broken down into pre-packaged trim levels.

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LX

The base trim regardless of body style, the Civic LX's engine is dependent on the body style. LX Coupe and Sedan models get the 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder, while the Hatchback relies on the 174-hp 1.5-liter turbo. All three body styles are available with a standard six-speed manual or an optional continuously variable transmission. The list of available features is unsurprisingly limited, with automatic climate control, a rear-view camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a four-speaker stereo the only features of note. Beyond those, owners get the normal array of power features, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, and manual seats. Sedan and Hatchback models are available with Honda Sensing, provided you go for the continuously variable transmission. Prices for the LX start at $19,615 for the Sedan, $20,025 for the Coupe, and $20,575 for the Hatchback (all prices include $875 destination charge). Add $800 to those prices for the CVT, while Honda Sensing demands $1,000 premium.

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LX-P

A coupe-only trim that's like the EX Sedan but worse. Moving to the second step of the Civic Coupe line scores you a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a CVT, but costs you the EX's LaneWatch system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and carries over the LX's four-speaker audio system and five-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It does improve on the LX Coupe by offering push-button start and a power sunroof, but unless you're desperate to get into a two-door Civic without spending a lot, there isn't much to recommend about the Coupe LX-P. Prices start at $21,825 – Honda Sensing is not available.

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Sport

The Civic Hatchback's take on a step-above trim, the Sport adds a fair amount of content, both inside and out. Beyond its standard turbocharged four-cylinder – available with either a six-speed manual or CVT – the Sport gets a neat body kit, twin center-exit exhaust pipes, and 18-inch alloy wheels (the largest available outside of the Si or Type R). Its in-cabin equipment skews more towards the LX-P than the EX, so we hope you're satisfied by a four-speaker audio system and five-inch touchscreen and no LaneWatch, push-button start, or Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob soften the blow, but not by much. Honda Sensing is not available. Prices for the Civic Hatchback Sport start at $22,175 for the manual, while the CVT remains an $800 option.

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EX

Available on the Sedan and Hatchback, the Civic EX pairs a standard continuously variable transmission with its 2.0-liter engine and adds push-button start, a sunroof, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and Honda LaneWatch – a camera mounted under the passenger's side mirror that monitors the driver's blind spot – as standard. The four-speaker audio system morphs into an eight-speaker unit, while a larger, seven-inch touchscreen replaces the LX's five-incher. EX Hatchbacks add dual-zone climate control and a turbocharged powertrain to the equation. Prices start at $22,015 for the Sedan and $23,675 for the Hatchback. Honda Sensing remains a $1,000 option.

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EX-T

The starter trim for the turbocharged Civic Coupe and Sedan, the EX-T is available with either a six-speed manual or a CVT. Features broadly mirror the EX trim, but extras like dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, fog lights, and a rear spoiler, do sneak in. Moving to the EX-T is a smart decision for Coupe customers – the standard equipment represents a big jump over the LX-P. Prices for the EX-T start at $22,375 for a manual sedan and $22,475 for a manual coupe. The CVT adds $800 and Honda Sensing – which still requires the CVT – adds $1,000 on top of that.

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EX-L

Available on all three body styles, the Civic EX-L family starts to add some more desirable standard features. This trim level is only available with turbocharged engines and continuously variable transmissions, but it also adds standard heated leather seats (fore and aft – only the Coupe's front seats are heated), a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and a power driver's seat. A navigation system is standard on the Hatchback and available as part of the standard infotainment system for an extra $1,000 on the Sedan – it's not available on the two-door coupe.

We recommend Civic Sedan shoppers avoid nav for two reasons. First, navigation and Honda Sensing are mutually exclusive, $1,000 options. Second, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard and both come with their own very competent navigation systems. The smart money grabs Honda Sensing and relies on their smartphone for directions. Prices for the EX-L start at $24,675 for the Sedan, $24,400 for the Coupe, and $26,175 for the EX-L Navi Hatchback.

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Touring

Available and identical on all three trims, the Civic Touring represents different things to different consumers. For Sedan shoppers, it's the cream of the crop. Coupe buyers will view it as the only way into a two-door Civic with Honda Sensing. And Hatchback buyers – who can only get a Sport Touring – will see an extremely well-equipped and stylish take on the Civic's most versatile body style.

Regardless of body style, all Civic Touring models get Honda Sensing with LaneWatch, LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, a power passenger's seat, a 10-speaker stereo, and navigation as standard. Hatchback Sport Touring models also add all the aesthetic trimmings from the normal Sport trim, including the meaty wheels and center-exit exhaust pipes.

Prices for the Touring start at $27,475 for the Sedan, $27,100 for the Coupe, and $29,175 for the Sport Touring Hatchback.

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Si

Now things are getting spicy. The Civic Si is a hot hatchback – despite only being available as a Coupe or Sedan – designed to challenge cars like the Volkswagen GTI and Mini Cooper S. That means it's exceedingly nimble and quick, although that comes at the expense of some of the luxuries available on mainstream Civic models.

For example, the only thing even resembling an active safety system is Honda LaneWatch – Honda Sensing simply isn't available. Nor are LED headlights. But those annoyances aside, the Si is well equipped, offering drivers a standard seven-inch infotainment system, a 10-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, Bluetooth, heated front seats, and push-button start. The Civic Si's strongest point, though, is its price – both Coupe and Sedan ring up at $24,775, which is an absolute steal for this level of performance. The sole option are summer tires, which add a meager $200 to the price.

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Type R

A legitimate challenger to super compacts like the Volkswagen Golf R, Ford Focus RS, and Subaru WRX STI, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R is a 306-hp, 295-lb-ft rocket ship that turns the hatchback body into one of the most serious vehicles in the Civic's long history. Fitted with a ludicrous body kit, a hood scoop, an enormous wing, a triple-exit exhaust, super-snug, track-focused front seats, and the attitude of an ill-tempered mountain lion, the Type R is not a car to take lightly.

If the Type R were a person, it'd be a stuntman or extreme sports junky. So naturally, it doesn't have any of Honda's active safety equipment. It also doesn't have heated seats, so consider it carefully if you live in northern climes. There is a seven-inch infotainment system, though, and a 10-speaker audio system.

Instead of luxury features, the Type R goes in on high performance. Alongside the angry 2.0-liter engine and buttery-smooth six-speed manual, there are Brembo-branded brakes, a helical limited-slip differential, and a three-mode driving system that can adjust the standard adaptive dampers and electric power steering.

Prices for the Civic Type R start and end at $34,775. There are no options.

CarsDirect Tip

The 2017 Honda Civic Si is one of the industry's great performance bargains, but mainstream shoppers will probably be much happier with a Honda Sensing-equipped Civic EX-T – it's the best blend of high-tech equipment and frugality in the Civic family, even if it lacks the Si's sense of fun.

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Expert Review

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: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Although the Honda Civic enjoys an undisputed reputation for economy and reliability, we're most impressed with how well this compact treats its passengers.

Pricing and Equipment

The Civic lineup starts with the LX sedan, priced at $18,740 (all prices are MSRP before $875 destination charge). The LX coupe and hatchback come in at $19,150 and $19,700, respectively. Standard features include:

  • Automatic climate control
  • Automatic headlights with LED running lights
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • A rearview camera
  • LED running lights

The mid-range EX starts at $21,140 and comes with remote start, an eight-speaker sound system, blind spot monitoring, and a host of smaller upgrades. Priced from $21,500, EX-T models get a more powerful, more efficient turbocharged engine and heated front seats. The EX-L adds leather seats and extra interior amenities. The sedan and coupe top out at the Touring trim level, where navigation and active safety features like automatic emergency braking are standard. The hatchback goes a step further with the $28,300 Sport Touring, which has some mild performance upgrades and a high-output stereo.

Performance Pros

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Honda offers two engines in the Civic, both rated at about 35 mpg in combined driving by the EPA:

  • The standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder delivers a decent 158 horsepower and comes with a 6-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT).
  • The available 1.5-liter turbo (standard on hatchback) makes the most of its 174 hp, propelling the Civic around with verve. The extra oomph comes at no expense to efficiency, so we recommend the 1.5-liter without reservation.
  • The Civic's positive steering and agile handling character make it the most entertaining mainstream Civic – i.e. not a sporty Si model – in years.

Performance Cons

  • We can see why Honda has made the turbo standard on the upper trim levels and all hatchback models. The base engine just isn't hearty enough to draw out the Civic's sporty potential.
  • We expected paddle shifters to be standard on upper-trim models equipped with the CVT. As it turns out, they aren't offered at all.

Interior Pros

  • The Honda Civic takes on near-midsize dimensions inside. Passenger room is hands-down impressive for a car of this size and weight. Even the coupe can easily accommodate two adults in back.
  • The low-profile dashboard not only looks sophisticated, but also opens up the cabin to natural light and enhances visibility.
  • The digital gauge cluster, standard on all but the base LX (where it's an option) is lovely, intuitive, and packed with information that it displays in a stylish, modern manner.

Interior Cons

  • The rear seat doesn't fold down on LX coupes and sedans. There's not even a small pass-through to the trunk.
  • Most infotainment controls are mounted on the steering wheel. We found the small, multi-function buttons more challenging to use than traditional knobs. It's a case of clever packaging gone too clever.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

Buick lovers take note: The Honda Civic offers a relaxing ride that reminds us of an entry-level luxury car.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

Despite the Civic's room and ride, interior noise levels are high enough to assure customers won't confuse it with compacts from the premium brands.

The Bottom Line

The Honda Civic delivers substance and comfort without comprising any of the virtues that made it so popular in the first place.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 158 HP / 138 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 2-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
28 / 40 / 33 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 158 HP / 138 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
28 / 40 / 33 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
12.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$47
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
15.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
98 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
182.3 "
Exterior Width
70.8 "
Exterior Height
55.7 "
Front Headroom
39.3 "
Rear Headroom
37.1 "
Front Legroom
42.3 "
Rear Legroom
37.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,742 Lbs. / 2,751 Lbs. / 2,752 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
With Chrome Bar
Rear Spoiler
Lip / Wing
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Full Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock
Speakers
4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Collision Mitigation Braking System Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist System Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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