2018 Honda Civic Near Hartford
Honda Civic Tried and True For Hartford Area Honda Drivers
Honda aimed to sustain that momentum for model-year 2017 by re-introducing a hatchback body style to North America following a decade-long absence. The model-year ‘17 expansion continued with the midyear return of the sporty Si model and the introduction of the high-performance Civic Type R, an iteration previously unavailable outside Japan and Europe.
Hartford Honda Drivers Ask Why should I wait for 2018?
To get your hands on a Civic Type R, a 300-horsepower rocket for which Honda enthusiasts have been clamoring. The initial run of model-year 2017 Type Rs is apt to be limited in supply and sell out quickly — probably at above-sticker prices. Waiting for the ’18 could take some pressure off demand and discourage dealer markups.
No matter the variant, Civic should be at the very top of your compact-car shopping list. Addition of the hatchback and performance models only enhances its appeal. Powertrain and equipment details are covered in separate sections below. The 2017 lineup for sedans ascends through LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, and Touring trim levels. The coupe mirrors the sedan, except that an LX-P version takes the place of the EX. Hatchbacks offer LX, Sport, EX, EX-L Navi (navigation system), and Sport Touring variants.
Full details on the 2017 Si and Type R were not released in time for this review, but expect the Si to be available as a sedan, coupe, and hatchback, with the Type R a hatch only. They’ll have exclusive engine and suspension specs and unique interior details, but equipment levels will otherwise fall between those of EX-L and Touring models.
2018 Honda Civic Fuel Economy
EPA ratings should be unchanged, meaning that for a lineup without a hybrid or “fuel-economy special,” the ’2018 Honda Civic should again be a very fuel-efficient compact car. With the base 2.0-liter engine, Civic sedans should again rate 28/40/32 mpg city/highway/combined with manual transmission and 31/40/34 with the CVT. The 1.5-liter turbo versions should repeat at 31/42/35 mpg with manual transmission and 32/42/36 with the CVT.
The coupe fares well. Its 2.0-liter models should again rate 28/39/32 mpg with the manual and 30/39/34 with the CVT. Expect the 1.5-liter turbo to state at 30/41/35 mpg with the manual and 31/40/35 with the CVT.
Among hatchbacks, the LX hatchback rates 30/39/33 mpg city/highway/combined. With the CVT, the LX, EX, and and EX-L Navi rate 31/40/34 mpg. The Sport rates 30/39/33 mpg with the manual and 30/36/32 with the CVT. The CVT-only top-line Sport Touring also rate 30/36/32.
EPA rating for the Si and Type R hadn’t been released, but Honda is likely to recommend premium-grade 91-octane gasoline for the former and require it for the latter. The automaker recommends but doesn’t require premium for the Sport and Sport Touring hatchbacks. All other models use regular-grade 87-octane fuel.