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From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Turbo engine's performance, especially Type R's
- Solid feel
- Lots of useful storage spaces
- Gas mileage
- Materials quality
- Display Audio system hard to use
- Base engine drone while accelerating
- Middle rear-seat comfort
- Muted exhaust sound (Type R)
- Type R only seats four
- Five-seat compact car
- 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
What it is: The Honda Civic is a front-drive compact car available in sedan, coupe and four-door hatchback body styles, the latter added for 2017. It competes with the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla.
The sedan and coupe are available with a choice of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, while the hatchback comes only with the 1.5-liter turbo. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on LX and EX-T models and the Sport hatchback, and a continuously variable automatic transmission is optional. The CVT is standard on other trims.
The sedan and coupe are also available in performance Si trim with a 205-horsepower version of the 1.5-liter turbo engine; that’s 31 hp more than in other models. The hatchback also comes in ultra-performance Type R form with a 306-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. A six-speed manual is the only transmission available for Si and Type R models.
There are no significant changes.
How a car sounds is integral to the overall sports-car experience, and the Honda Civic Type R has a unique sound both under the hood and out back - and a lot of that is helped by the exhaust.
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Cannot beat this deal
This car is quick and fuel efficient. Very quiet and smooth ride. The colors are vivid and options are a plenty for the consumer. You cannot go wrong with this ride. Read full review
Best First Car!
The first car I drove was a civic 2003 ex and to have my own civic 2018 is amazing it’s a gas savor and very reliable beside the fact it is also very roomie and comfortable. Read full review
The 2018 Honda Civic currently has 0 recalls