Your 2017 Honda Civic Sedan Performance and Fuel Efficiency Ratings

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    Wisconsin Heartland drivers in the market for a new car, whether you want it to be energetic and sporty or practical and efficient, the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan performance and fuel-efficiency specs have you covered. Between the Civic’s two engine options and two transmission options, you can gear up the car to be optimized for performance or efficiency without compromising on either.

Civic Performance

The 10th generation of the Honda Civic already made some waves in the North American market for being the first Honda model on the continent to feature a turbocharged engine available. Now, for the 2017 model, there’s a new first: a turbo paired with a manual transmission.

Whether you opt for the turbocharged engine or go with the 2.0L 4-cylinder, however, you’ll have one of the most powerful and efficient small cars.


Honda Civic Power

Power: Civic LX and EX models are powered by a 158-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder engine while the EX-T, EX-L, and Touring carry the new 174-hp 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder.

Honda Civic Torque

Torque: Civic LX and EX trims crank out 138 lb-ft of torque from the 2.0L engine, but drivers looking for a more energetic feel will love the 1.5L turbocharged engine’s available 167 lb-ft of torque (CVT models have 162 lb-ft).

Honda Civic Transmission

Transmission: Honda’s continuously variable transmission has been engineered to find the right gear ratio for a given scenario, always shifting smoothly into the most efficient option. But some drivers prefer the control of a manual transmission, and the Civic is one of the few modern small cars that still offers it—a 6-speed stick shift, available on LX, EX, and EX-T models.


If you’re the kind of driver who needs to hear the sound of their engine, you owe it to yourself to sit behind the wheel of an EX-T or higher model for a new experience. Honda’s sound isolation techniques allow you to enjoy a calm-sounding cabin without compromising that feeling of power—you’ll still feel the purr of the engine as the car vibrates, but it won’t impact your driving soundtrack a bit.

Civic Fuel Efficiency

Few cars have the reputation for efficiency that a Civic does, and it’s time to look at the other side of the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan performance and fuel-efficiency numbers. With two engines and two transmissions, drivers have four different sets of fuel economy specs, and even the least efficient of them leaves competitors feeling outdated.

  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder + 6MT: The base transmission and the base engine pair up for incredible efficiency and a level of engine control that goes back decades, with 2017 Civic Sedan LX 6MT models rated at an EPA-estimated 40 mpg on the highway, 28 mpg in the city, and 32 mpg combined.*
  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder + CVT: Switching the manual out for the CVT gives the Civic a slight boost in fuel economy that’s particularly helpful for city drivers, with the 2017 Civic Sedan LX CVT earning an EPA-estimated 40 mpg on the highway, 31 mpg in the city, and 34 mpg combined.*
  • 1.5L Turbo + 6MT: Stepping up to the turbocharged engine shows that you don’t have to choose between efficiency and power, with 2017 Civic Sedan EX-T 6MT models rated at an EPA-estimated 42 mpg on the highway, 31 mpg in the city, and 35 mpg combined.*
  • 1.5L Turbo + CVT: The final iteration, the turbocharged engine with a CVT leads to some of the best fuel economy numbers short of a hybrid car, with 2017 Civic Sedan EX-T CVT models rated at an EPA-estimated 42 mpg on the highway, 32 mpg in the city, and 36 mpg combined.*

We can’t decide which combination is right for you, but we have a few suggestions.

Choosing Your Civic

If the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan performance and fuel-efficiency specs are a top priority, then your trim level may be decided by your engine. Here are our thoughts on who each engine is for:


Honda Civic 2.0L Engine

2.0L 4-Cylinder: The standard Civic engine, the 2.0L 4-cylinder offers more power than many of its competitors while remaining efficient and giving drivers the choice of manual or automatic transmissions. Its only real competition is the other Civic engine, and if you are on a tighter budget or don’t see the need for the extra power or fuel economy, the Civic LX or EX is a great choice.

Honda Civic Turbo Engine

1.5L Turbo: Drivers who can afford the upgrade to the EX-T should go with the 1.5L turbocharged engine; it’s more powerful and more efficient. Performance-oriented minds should stick with the EX-T, though, as it’s the only turbocharged trim with the 6-speed manual transmission available.


We hope this gives you an idea of which engine may be for you, but we also hope you take them both for a test drive. When it comes to cars, experiencing them firsthand is better than just comparing specs.

Test Drive a Civic

Now that we’ve shared the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan performance and fuel-efficiency numbers with you, we want to hear what you think. Visit a Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealer to discover how 174 hp translates into a physical feeling behind the wheel of the Civic, to see the difference between the 6MT and the CVT.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers
Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers
3285 S. Washburn St.
Oshkosh, WI, 54904 United States
Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers 43.9760815, -88.5833631.