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Handsome, fun to drive, and historically reliable, a Honda Civic is a favorite among compact-car shoppers for good reason. Available as possibly a four-door sedan, a two-door coupe, or a four-door hatchback, a Civic’s fuel-efficient four-cylinder engines, atmospheric behind chair (in sedan and hatchback models), and generally well-built interior assistance it mount out nearby a tip of a compact-car class. All is not ideal in Civic-land, though, as Honda’s accessible touchscreen infotainment complement continues to be a thorn in a car’s side. We also lamentation Honda’s preference to extent a car’s honeyed six-speed primer delivery to usually a handful of trims.
What’s New for 2017?
This year sees a further of a six-speed primer delivery to turbocharged Civic EX-T coupes and sedans. It also outlines a lapse of a Civic hatchback. Unlike a sedan and coupe, a hatchback is usually accessible with Honda’s turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder. Plus, a hatchback-exclusive Sport and Sport Touring trims move 180 horses to a stable—six some-more than in other Civic models propitious with this engine. Additionally, a Civic EX sedan now comes customary with satellite radio (for a hearing period).
Trims and Options We’d Choose
The Honda Civic is as fun to expostulate as it is practical. For that alone, we’re tempted into a sportiest and many versatile Civic available: a Sport hatchback. It facilities a customary six-speed primer delivery and a 180-hp turbocharged four-cylinder. This $22,175 indication includes:
• 18-inch wheels
• Automatic meridian control
• Leather-wrapped steering circle and change knob
A invariably non-static involuntary delivery (CVT) can be combined for $800; however, if you’re going for a CVT, afterwards we competence wish to journey a Civic trim that can also be optioned with a $1000 Honda Sensing package, that brings a horde of active reserve features, including: adaptive journey control, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, and a forward-collision-mitigation system. Honda Sensing can be combined to LX, EX, EX-T, and EX-L sedans, as good as to LX, EX, and EX-L hatchbacks. The package comes customary on Touring sedans and coupes and Sport Touring hatchbacks.