Hartford Honda Dealers 2017 Honda Civic Inventory
Last year’s redesign secured the Honda Civic as the leader of the pack in its class. In fact, in a year when car sales have been losing ground to SUVs, Civic sales were up in 2016, beating the Accord and CR-V to make it Honda’s best-selling vehicle in the United States at dealers.
The 2017 Honda Civic gets a few changes. Coupe and sedan models get an available 1.5-liter direct-injected turbocharged four-cylinder engine, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. This six-speed manual is now standard on EX-T trims, replacing the CVT. Also new is a hatchback model and the return of the sporty performance Si model.
With its bold styling, powerful turbocharged engine, excellent fuel economy and roomy tech-filled cabin, the 2017 Civic can’t fail to impress. Kelly Blue Book’s kbb.com agreed, writing, “Whether you’re a student looking for an inexpensive, efficient and reliable commuter car or an enthusiast seeking a turbocharged, manual-transmission hatchback, there’s a 2017 Civic to meet your needs. Throw in stylish design and the latest tech and safety features, and you have a real winner.”
The 2017 Honda Civic is a compact car offered in three body styles: sedan, coupe and hatchback. There are eight trim levels available: LX, LX-P (coupes), Sport (hatchbacks), EX (sedans and hatchbacks), EX-T (sedans and coupes), EX-L, Sport Touring (hatchbacks) and Touring (coupes).
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The 2017 Honda Civic is powered by a four-cylinder engine, but the specs vary for different trims. Except for the hatchback model, the base engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that generates 158 horsepower and 138 lb.-ft. of torque, teamed with a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT.
Standard on the hatchback and optional for the coupe and sedan is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder block, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Horsepower and torque vary depending on the transmission pairing and trim level. In the hatchback, with the CVT in the LX, EX and EX-L, this engine makes 174 hp and 162 lb.-ft. of torque. The LX with the manual transmission gets an additional 5 lb.-ft of torque. The Sport and Sport Touring with the CVT is good for 180 hp and 162 lb.-ft. of torque. The Sport hatchback with the six-speed manual makes 180 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque.
According to Edmunds, the Civic coupe Touring trim with the 1.5-liter engine and CVT went from zero to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds. The Civic sedan Touring trim with the same engine took 6.7 seconds. These are excellent times for cars in this class.
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The 2017 Honda Civic has standard safety features that include antilock disc brakes, stability control, side airbags for the front, side curtain airbags and a rearview camera. Standard on the EX models and higher is a Honda’s LaneWatch right-side blind spot camera. Also standard is the HondaLink emergency telematics system, which includes emergency notification in the event of a collision.
The Civic’s optional safety gear includes the Honda Sensing safety package, a new suite of driver-assistive technology systems that can help avoid a collision or mitigate its severity. Honda Sensing includes lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning and collision mitigation braking.