|Engine Size:||2.0 L|
|Transmission:||Manual or Automatic|
Honda followed the exciting move of the 2016 model change with almost a better one for 2017. The Civic now comes in a hatchback model. Long-awaited from the Japanese automaker, the all-new Civic Hatchback takes the once ignored segment by Honda to levels hard to follow.
Better horsepower than either the Civic sedan or coupe turns the hatchback into a primetime performer. The styling is more aggressive than the sedan and coupe as well, and the hatch area provides much more cargo space.
An Inline 4-Cylinder turbocharged engine is standard in the Civic Hatchback. It produces 174hp, but in the hatch sports model, that horsepower goes up to 180. A 6-speed manual transmission is available on all models or buyers can opt for the CVT. Direct fuel injection, A Drive by Wire Throttle system, and independent suspension completes the Civic Hatch’s performance profile.
The grille and bumper of the Civic Hatchback are trimmed in piano black, and are shaped by strong lines that spread outward, denoting speed. The exterior of the Civic Hatchback is forward aggressive with angular lines that make it look fast just sitting still. The sloping back of the hatch ends in the rear spoiler with fins shaped taillights on the bottom. A powered moonroof adds a final element of sporting fun, and a dual center exhaust gives the hatchback a distinctive performance appearance.
A futuristic instrument panel is single level with a display that is simple and pronounced. The center console, as in the Civic sedan, is reconfigured for more storage – made from room created by the Electric Parking Brake. Two color schemes are offered in the Civic Hatchback – all black and a two-toned black and ivory. Leather trimmed seating, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and a shift knob combine to give the Civic hatch an upscale and a hands-on driving experience. An eight-way driver’s seat increases comfort and heated seats are available.
Safety in the Civic Hatchback is just as innovative as the rest. Advanced airbags with SmartVent technology, and side curtain airbags with roll over sensor are standard. Honda’s ACE body structure reinforces where it should and has designated crumple zones elsewhere. Vehicle Safety Assist, Anti-Lock Braking system, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist, TPMS and Rear View Camera are standard on the 2017 Honda Civic, as well.
The Civic Hatchback sees into the future with its technology features. A wireless charging mat for devices is new in car technology platforms, and the Civic Hatch is one of the first standard type vehicles to offer it. USB ports are standard, and the Civic hatchback’s backup camera is advanced with its multi angle views. Touch button engine start and stop, first to become standard in the Civic sedan, comes in the hatchback as well. Available is a host of driver’s aid technology with Honda Sensing™: Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Collison Mitigating Braking System.
The brand-new Honda Hatchback is long awaited. It appears it was well worth it. It takes the Civics new emphasis on performance and ratchets it up a notch. Visit a Honda dealership today and check out the brand-new Honda Civic Hatchback.