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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