Performance You Can Depend On in the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

Finding a vehicle that offers a balance of engine performance and fuel efficiency can often be a real challenge, but drivers in the Wisconsin Heartland have always risen to the task! This year, those in the know are singing the praises of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback, the small car that has it all. The engineers at Honda have been leaders in crafting dependable, high-performance cars for generations, but it’s safe to say that the new Civic Hatchback is an option like no other! The writers at Motor Trend have correctly noted that the 2017 Civic Hatchback has everything it takes to be “a fun twisty-road companion,” and once you’ve had the chance to drive it, you’ll quickly see why it’s getting so much attention.

Engine and Transmission Options in the Civic Hatchback

The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is available with a variety of different engine and transmission options, and the one you receive will depend not only on which trim level you select, but also on the optional upgrades that happen to catch your eye. For starters, both the Civic Hatchback LX and the Civic Hatchback Sport trims come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and a 1.5L turbocharged engine. These options differ slightly, but noticeably, in terms of horsepower and torque: Where the LX 6MT offers 174 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque, the Sport 6MT provides 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.

What’s more, each of these two trims is available with a continuously variable transmission (CVT)—a feature that comes standard on EX, EX-L Navi, and Sport Touring Civic Hatchback models. EX and EX-L Navi builds generate the same amount of horsepower and torque as the LX CVT, while the capabilities of Sport Touring models line up with those of the Sport.

A turbocharged engine and a CVT certainly aren’t the only drivetrain elements that give the Civic Hatchback an edge over competitors! Every model, from the LX to the Sport Touring, includes a 16-valve valvetrain, direct fuel injection, a drive-by-wire throttle system, and hill start assist. What’s more, numerous performance-enhancing features become available as you upgrade the Civic Hatchback’s trim. We’ve detailed a few of the highlights below!

  • Remote Engine Start: In the EX trim or above, you can fire up the Civic Hatchback’s engine from afar! Everyone gets a kick out of using this tech feature, and since you can use it to heat your car before you ever walk outside, it’s a real asset during those long Wisconsin winters.
  • Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters: Folks who want to have a closer relationship with their Civic Hatchback’s drivetrain are sure to love these paddle shifters, available on Sport trims and standard on Touring. With these, you’ll be able to switch between normal and full manual driving modes whenever you get the urge to do so.
  • 18-Inch Alloy Wheels: These sharp, elegant wheels give your Civic Hatchback a distinctive look, and they come standard on both Sport and Sport Touring models.
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control: Although it’s billed as a safety feature, VSA’s most noticeable effect is the boost it provides to the Civic Hatchback’s handling capability! With traction control, your vehicle will respond automatically to changes in the road beneath you, always adjusting to provide the best experience possible. It’s standard on every Civic trim.
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Taillight
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Steering Wheel

Civic Hatchback Fuel Efficiency

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

There are plenty of new elements in the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback, but some things never change: This year’s model continues to provide the exceptional fuel economy that drivers have come to expect from Honda’s lineup. Civic Hatchback models with a 6MT will enjoy an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city, 39 mpg on the highway, and 33 mpg in combined settings.*

When equipped with a CVT, LX, EX, and EX-L Navi Civic Hatchback models all get even more impressive ratings, with an EPA-estimated 31 mpg city, 40 mpg highway, and 34 mpg combined.* Sport CVT and Sport Touring models trade some of their fuel economy for more power and sharper handling, but the difference is a relatively small one. Even these builds achieve an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, and 32 mpg combined.*

Test Drive the Civic Hatchback!

The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is available at Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers in your area, and there’s never been a better time to take this high-performance vehicle for a test drive. Get in touch with us to learn more, and be sure to explore our financing options and current offers to find out how you could take home a Civic Hatchback of your very own today!

*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.

Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers

3285 S. Washburn St. Oshkosh, WI

Phone: 555-555-5555
43.9760815 -88.5833631
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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.