2017 Honda Civic

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$18,740

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

32

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

182.3” x 55.7”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Turbo engine's performance, especially Type R's
  • Handling
  • Solid feel
  • Lots of useful storage spaces
  • Gas mileage
  • Materials quality

The bad:

  • Display Audio system hard to use
  • Base engine drone while accelerating
  • Middle rear-seat comfort
  • Muted exhaust sound (Type R)
  • Honda Sensing safety system not available on Type R
  • Type R only seats four

12 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Manual transmission now available with turbo engine
  • Coupe, sedan and hatchback body styles
  • Automatic emergency braking available
  • LaneWatch camera available
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay available
  • Performance Si and Type R versions available
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2017 Honda Civic review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2017 Honda Civic?

The 2017 Honda Civic is offered in sedan, coupe and five-door hatchback body styles, all of which seat five. Trim levels include LX, LX-P, EX, Sport, EX-T, EX-L, EX-L w/Navi, Touring and Sport Touring. High-performance Si and Type R Touring models are also available. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus. Front-wheel drive is standard.

What's New on the 2017 Honda Civic?

For 2017, the Civic EX-T sedans and coupes get a six-speed manual transmission.

How Does the 2017 Honda Civic Compare to Other Sedans?

Stiff competition in its segment resulted in the Civic's complete redesign in 2016, giving it more personality with plenty of advanced driver assists. Drivers who might not have given the Honda Civic a second look before may find themselves considering it for their next vehicle. The 2017 Civic Type R Touring is also a competitive force, adding oomph to the regular Civic without hindering its positive features. Compared with the all-wheel-drive Subaru WRX STI and Ford Focus RS, the Type R is more fuel efficient and its front-wheel drive doesn't reduce driving enjoyment. Overall, the Type R's drawbacks aren't grievous.

What Features in the 2017 Honda Civic Are Most Important?

The 2017 Honda Civic comes standard with a 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. Exterior highlights include 16-inch wheels and LED daytime running lights and taillights. Inside the cabin, you'll find air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth and a 60/40-split folding rear seat.

Front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are required in all new vehicles in this model year.

Available features include a 174-hp, turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Optional safety features include lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, collision mitigation braking and forward collision warning with automatic braking. Options for the exterior include 17-inch wheels, foglamps and a moonroof. For greater comfort and convenience, buyers can add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, adaptive cruise control, a cargo net, heated front and rear seats, leather seats, remote keyless entry, satellite radio and navigation.

Should I Buy the 2017 Honda Civic?

There are a lot of upsides to the 2017 Honda Civic, including turbocharged performance and economical gas mileage. Its styling is aggressive without going overboard, and it has a solid feel on the road. The interior offers plenty of storage compartments, but the rear seats are cramped and uncomfortable, especially in the LX. Additionally, some shoppers may not like the fact that advanced safety features are available as standard only on the highest trim.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

2.0

Failure

2017 EX-L. I took very good care of this car. At 121 K transmission failure on the freeway. Totally unexpected. A certain number of 2017's had an issue with the software and transmission. CVT suspected culprit. I contacted Honda and they did not offer any $. I am not going to write the figure that I had to pay to install the transmission. This is my second Civic. My 2004 was driven 12 years. No real issues. This will be my last Civic.

5.0

Best in Class, bar none.

Within it's class there is no better value. The overall layout and functionality of the car is superb. The 1.5L Turbo exhibits less turbo lag than any other turbo car I have ever driven. At first I was skeptical about the CVT, however, a hatchback with a 5-speed manual was unavailable (searched a 5 state area) when I purchased in March 2017. I was quite impressed with the performance of the CVT both in acceleration, functionality, and most of all the mileage matched with the engine. (70 mph cruise w/ A/C 38 mpg) Six years and 45K miles later (COVID kept the miles low) the car has had zero repairs other than routine maintenance. Handling is superb. Rear end styling isn't my favorite; but the hatchback is extremely useful in hauling materials (10 ft 2" x 4" lumber with fit with hatch closed). My 5th Honda bought new. (1982 Accord, 1997 Civic, 2002 S2000, 2007 CRV, & 2017 Civic Sport Hatchback).

1.0

10TH Gen Civic

For overall reliability & quality, this generation Civic is poor. have had continual issues with the electrical & in car entertainment systems since new. add in issues with the CVT requiring servicing every 30,000 miles ( authorized Honda dealer to complete this for warranty consideration when CVT fails ) and ownership experience becomes a negative.

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Safety

Based on the 2017 Honda Civic base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
5
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
9.5%
Rollover rating
5
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda True Certified+
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 12 months or 12,000 miles from their original in-service date.
Basic warranty terms
4 years/48,000 if vehicle purchased within warranty period 1 year 12,000 miles if vehicle purchased after warranty period expired
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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