While it’s the base model, the Civic LX is nowhere near basic and is giving drivers a new way to think about entry-level cars.
Powertrain: The engine of the Civic is more powerful than many competitors at 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque, yet the 2.0L 4-cylinder earns an EPA-estimated 40 highway mpg and 31 city mpg when paired with a CVT.**
Technology: Standards like a 5-inch LCD display screen, USB audio input, Bluetooth phone and audio, and a multi-angle rearview camera all set the Civic up as the modern small car for the driver on the go.
Honda Sensing: Honda has built a reputation for safety, and in addition to the multi-angle rearview camera, drivers can add on the Honda Sensing driver-assist features that include Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, and more. These features are standard on the Civic Touring, but are available on every other trim for the safety-conscious driver.
Who is the Civic LX for? – We think this base trim is a great choice for a second family car or a driver on a tighter budget who wants a modern and efficient sedan.
Upgrading to the EX trim adds on advanced connectivity technologies and exterior upgrades while remaining competitively priced at only $21,140 (MSRP).*
Connectivity: The Civic infotainment system gets a boost with a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen complete with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for the same pinch and swipe commands and familiar smartphone apps.
Entertainment: Enjoy your driving soundtrack as it was meant to be heard, with an eight-speaker sound system, 180-watt amplifier, and HD radio/SiriusXM.
Convenience: Push-button ignition and Smart Entry mean you won’t have to dig around for keys, and the one-touch power moonroof opens up the cabin to a nice sunny day. In colder weather, the heated side mirrors ensure your vision is clear.
Safety: In addition to the available Honda Sensing features, the EX receives the Honda LaneWatch camera, giving you a clearer look at the passenger blind spot thanks to a mirror-mounted camera.
Who is the Civic EX for? – Drivers seeking an affordable small car but wishing for a bit more in the way of connectivity and convenience, the EX trim should fit the bill.
Honda’s first turbocharged engine in the American market debuted on this trim for the 2016 model, and it’s back for the 2017 Civic EX-T, priced at $21,500 (MSRP)* with standard 6-speed manual transmission. The engine isn’t the only upgrade on this 2017 Honda Civic Sedan trim level, either.
Powertrain: A 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 174 hp and up to 167 lb-ft of torque (162 lb-ft on CVT models) breathes life into the Civic EX-T. The increased power comes with an increased fuel economy as well, with 2017 Civic Sedan EX-T CVT models earning an EPA-estimated 42 mpg on the highway and 32 mpg in the city.**
Exterior: The Civic exterior gets a sporty boost with the EX-T, including a rear decklid spoiler, a set of 17-inch alloy wheel upgrades, and a pair of front fog lights.
Comfort: Heated front seating will help keep the Civic EX-T warm during Wisconsin winters while dual-zone automatic climate control ensures driver and front passenger are kept to their own level of comfort.
Who is the Civic EX-T for? – If you want power in a small car, the EX-T is a great place to start. Among the new Civic trims, it’s also the only one to pair a manual transmission with the new turbo engine for that classic level of control.
Class and elegance move to the forefront of the 2017 Civic EX-L, placed between the top-of-the-line and mid-range trims, this model is priced competitively at $23,800 (MSRP)* and offers drivers modern luxuries and plenty of power.
Performance: Though it sports the same engine as the EX-T, you’ll have a better grip with the leather-wrapped shift knob and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The standard CVT will find the best gear ratio for you, too.
Comfort: The steering wheel and shift knob aren’t the only things wrapped in leather. The EX-L features standard leather upholstery for the utmost comfort, along with a power-adjustable driver’s seat.
Navigation: A state-of-the-art navigation system is available on the Civic EX-L, bringing voice controls, traffic routing, 3D mapping, and more to this Civic.
Who is the Civic EX-L for? – Drivers who were drawn to the power of the EX-T but want a little more in the way of elegance and luxury, the EX-L is for you.
At the top of the lineup is the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan Touring, priced at just $26,600 (MSRP).* The epitome of the Civic, it has everything you’ve read above, including the Honda Sensing safety features and turbocharged engine, and then adds even more on top:
Honda Sensing: Each Civic Touring includes the Honda Sensing driver-assist features as standard, including Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Road Departure Mitigation.
Entertainment: The sound system of the Civic is state of the art with 450 watts of amplification and a 10-speaker system, ensuring your music sounds great whether it’s on a CD, over the air, or streamed via Bluetooth.
Comfort: The front passenger receives power-adjustable seating to keep the navigator comfy, and rear outboard seats receive heating elements to help stave off winter.
Who is the Civic Touring for? – Drivers who deserve luxury but know better than to pay luxury-grade pricing, the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan Touring is for you.