2017 Honda Civic

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2017 Honda Civic
2017 Honda Civic

Key specs

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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

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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

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 design 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Great little car for college student

Just bought this car for my son to go to college in. He also works for Shipt and the 35 miles a gallon is outstanding. This little Civic with a turbo should last my son his entire college courier.


Am happy so far.

This car has lots of what I call bells and whistles. These are really a great feature, one that I didn't have in the previous car I owned. I am learning how to use all these features and am glad I have them.


Honda Civic

Was looking for a good fuel efficient car because of my long work commute. This car has been outstanding with the performance and fuel mileage. Extremely glad I purchased it. Beautiful interior, has all the creature comforts I was looking for in an upgraded car. Could be a little bigger but, there are trade offs. Better fuel mileage for a little smaller car, that packs a punch when you need a quick pick up and go!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
HondaTrue Certified: More than 1 and less than 6 years/more than 12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: Less than 1 year/less than 12,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
HondaTrue Certified: 12 months/12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: 24 months/50,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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