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  • John Diether
    Automotive Editor - January 26, 2018

    Expert Rating

    3.75 (Good)
    MPG
    30 City / 39 Highway

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    2018 Honda Civic OVERVIEW

    Honda's overachieving Civic continues to impress with its gutsy performance, high efficiency, and class-leading interior room. The 2018 Honda Civic is also one of the most customizable cars in its class, offering buyers a choice of three body styles and four engines.

    What's New for 2018

    Aside from minor equipment revisions, the 2018 Civic is unchanged.

    Choosing Your Honda Civic

    Available as a sedan, coupe, or four-door hatchback, the Civic starts out with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is optional. With the CVT, the sedan and coupe are EPA-rated at 34 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving. The hatchback receives a rating of 33 mpg combined. Estimates are two mpg lower with the manual transmission.

    Next up is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that supplies 174 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. The six-speed manual remains standard, but the CVT again offers slightly higher EPA numbers: 36 mpg combined for the sedan, 35 mpg for the coupe, and 32 mpg for the hatchback.

    A high-output version of the 1.5-liter generates 205 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. The hotter engine is exclusive to the Si trim (sedan and coupe), and comes with the six-speed manual only. Despite the increase in power, efficiency is commendable at 32 mpg combined.

    At the top of the Civic roster, the manual-only Type R packs a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 306 hp and 285 lb-ft of torque. The Type R comes in hatchback form only, and earns an EPA rating of 25 mpg combined.

    All versions of the Civic are roomy for this class, although rear headroom isn't a strong point in the coupe and hatchback. At 15.1 cubic feet, the sedan's trunk surpasses some family cars. The hatchback offers 46.2 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seat folded, about the same as the smallest crossovers.

    The Civic lineup is spread across no less than nine trim levels:

    LX

    The LX sedan, which starts at $19,730 (all prices include the $890 destination charge), and LX coupe ($20,140) carry the 2.0-liter engine, while the LX hatchback ($20,94) gets the 1.5-liter turbo. All models come standard with automatic climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio, and a four-speaker sound system. The CVT is an $800 option on all body styles. The Honda Sensing suite of safety technology is available on the CVT-equipped sedan and hatchback for $1,000. The bundle includes adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation, and automatic emergency braking. Buyers can swap out the standard 16-inch wheels with 17-inchers for about $1,700.

    LX-P

    Available as a coupe only for $21,940, the LX-P builds on the LX and gains the CVT as standard, a sunroof, keyless ignition, and remote start. The downside? Honda Sensing is not available.

    Sport

    The 2018 Honda Civic Sport, a performance-flavored version of the hatchback, starts at $22,540 and gets a few more hp from the 1.5-liter turbo (180 total), plus 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, and an aerodynamic body kit. The interior picks up a rear center armrest with cupholders and leather trim for the steering wheel and shift knob. The CVT remains optional, but Honda Sensing is not offered.

    EX

    The mid-level trim for the sedan ($22,130) and hatchback ($24,040), the EX gains a bundle of desirable features, like a sunroof, heated mirrors, keyless ignition, remote start, rearview camera guidelines, and Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot monitoring system. The eight-speaker infotainment setup features satellite radio, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, and Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility. The hatchback also gets dual-zone climate control. The EX sedan retains the 2.0-liter engine, while the hatchback continues with the 1.5-liter turbo, both paired with the CVT. Honda Sensing is the only major option.

    EX-T

    The EX-T is the entry point for the 1.5-liter turbo in the sedan ($22,490) and coupe ($22,590). The CVT adds $800. The EX-T builds on the EX with extras like heated front seats, fog lights, dual-zone climate control, and 17-inch wheels. The coupe gains a 10-speaker sound system. Honda Sensing is not available, but reappears at the next trim level.

    EX-L

    Prices for the EX-L start at $24,790 for the sedan, $24,515 for the coupe, and $26,540 for the hatchback. All three body styles add leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a power driver seat, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The CVT is standard across the board. In addition, the EX-L hatchback gets a navigation system, which is also available on the sedan for $1,000 extra. Honda Sensing ($1,000) is an option for the sedan only.

    Touring

    The Civic Touring combines all the features available on the lower trims, including the 1.5-liter turbo with CVT, Honda Sensing, and navigation. Exclusive touches include automatic wipers, a power passenger seat, and LED headlights. The hatchback version, officially called the Civic Hatchback Sport Touring, also gets the regular Sport's aerodynamic styling tweaks and 18-inch wheels, plus 12 audio speakers (instead of 10). The sedan starts at $27,590, the coupe at $27,215, and the hatchback rings in at $29,540.

    Si

    The Si sedan and coupe, both priced from $24,990, come with the 205-hp version of the 1.5-liter turbo and six-speed manual transmission. Other performance goodies include an adaptive sport-tuned suspension, larger front brakes, a limited-slip differential, a unique spoiler, and 18-inch wheels. Comfort and convenience features are shared with the EX-T, which means buyers gets things like heated front seats and a 10-speaker sound system, but not leather or Honda Sensing. A set of summer performance tires ($200) is the only factory option.

    Type R

    The Civic line's high-performance hatchback, the Type R, starts at $34,990 and is blessed with the 2.0-liter turbo engine and a slew of exclusive hardware. Buyers get a specially tuned adaptive suspension, Brembo brakes, a helical limited-slip differential, selectable driving modes, electric power steering, sueded sport seats, and 20-inch wheels. The six-speed manual is the only transmission offered. The body receives a hood scoop, a wing-type rear spoiler, and triple exhaust outlets. The Type R has a one-track mind, so features like Honda Sensing and heated seats aren't available. However, a 12-speaker infotainment system with navigation is standard.

    CarsDirect Tip

    Honda Sensing offers sophisticated safety technology at an economical price. It's available on all body styles, but not at every trim level. Unless you're going for the specialty Si or Type R, we wouldn't select a trim that didn't offer it.

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