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!
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.*
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.