For decades, the Honda Civic has been one of the most popular compact cars on the road. With its Honda reliability, reasonable pricing and sporty style, the Civic has dominated the market. And now the Civic is at it again, already released are the 2017 Civic sedan and coupes, and now we’re getting the hatchback.
For the first time in over a decade, Honda will offer the Civic in a hatchback since the seventh-generation model. Honda plans to use the Civic hatchback as the base for their upcoming Civic Type R and the Civic Si, the two performance Civics that are due to come out in the up in the future. In the past the hatchback was the dominant body style for smaller cars, because small trunks were impractical. But as SUVs and crossovers became more popular, consumers went that route for having cargo space in their vehicle. But by popular demand, Honda is bringing the hatch back.
The Civic Hatchback will be available in LX, EX, EX-L, Sport and Sport Touring models and will all have the same turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-4 engine. The LX, EX and EX-L models will deliver 174 hp with 162 lb-ft torque and 180 hp and 162 lb-ft torque for the Sport and Sport Touring models. Honda gives you choice of a 6-speed manual or CVT transmission, and getting an anticipated EPA-rated fuel economy of 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway*. The new Civic hatchback has a staggering 122 cubic feet of room for cargo and passengers, up 13 cubic feet from the 2016 sedan.