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Arriving in showrooms starting next Monday, the striking 2017 Civic Hatchback joins the 2016 Civic Sedan and Coupe as the third body style in the 10th-generation Civic lineup.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Combining Euro-inspired styling and 5-door hatchback versatility with world-class driving dynamics and Honda direct-injected turbo engine technology, the Civic Hatchback is designed for buyers seeking an even more expressive, sporty and versatile Civic. The 2017 Civic Hatchback will begin to arrive at dealers Monday with a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $19,7001 for the LX with 6-speed manual transmission.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Built on the same world-class platform as the Civic Sedan and Coupe, the 2017 Civic Hatchback offers an appealing combination of sporty styling, efficiency, interior utility and premium features. The Civic Hatchback is available in five trims: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L Navi and a new line-topping Sport Touring4 version. All models are equipped with a 1.5-liter DOHC direct-injected and turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder engine with peak outputs of 174 horsepower2 in LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims, and 180 horsepower2 in the Sport and Sport Touring trims which feature a dual-outlet center-mounted exhaust and are designed to benefit from premium unleaded fuel.

Powertrain

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

The Civic Hatchback’s turbocharged engine can be mated to either a sporty CVT (all trims) or a quick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission (LX and Sport trims) and boasts class-leading EPA fuel economy ratings of 31/40/34 mpg2 (city/highway/combined; LX, EX & EX-L Navi w/ CVT).

Working in concert with the Honda turbocharged powertrain is the Civic’s more rigid and lightweight body and sophisticated chassis design, featuring a fully independent suspension system with liquid-filled bushings, sport-tuned electronic power steering (EPS) with variable gear ratio, and powerful 4-channel anti-lock disc brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution and Hill Start Assist. These systems synergize to endow the Civic Hatchback with nimble, sophisticated handling and a firm yet comfortable ride.

Powertrain Features

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Feature

2017 Civic Hatchback
(LX, EX, EX-L Navi)


2017 Civic Hatchback
(Sport, Sport Touring4)


Engine Type


L-4 Turbocharged



Displacement (cc)


1496cc



Horsepower @ rpm
(SAE net)


174 @ 5,500 (6MT); 6,000 (CVT)


180 @ 5,500 (6MT); 6,000 (CVT)


Torque
(lb-ft. @ rpm SAE net)


167 @ 1,800-5,500 (6MT)
162 @ 1,700-5,500 (CVT)


177 @ 1,900-5,000 (6MT)
162 @ 1,700-5,500 (CVT)


Bore and Stroke (mm)


73 x 89.4



Compression Ratio


10.6:1



Fuel Injection


Direct



Valvetrain


16-Valve DOHC w/VTC



Drive-by-Wire Throttle System




Low-Inertia MONO Turbocharger




Intake/Exhaust Variable Cam Timing




Exhaust


Single Outlet


Dual Outlet


Transmission


6MT (LX);
CVT (LX, EX, EX-L Navi)


6MT (Sport);
CVT (Sport Touring)


Pricing and Fuel Economy

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

TRIM

TRANSMISSION


MSRP1


EPA Fuel Economy Ratings3
(city / highway/ combined) (anticipated)


LX


6MT


$19,700


30/39/33


LX


CVT


$20,500


31/40/34


Sport


6MT


$21,300


30/39/33


Sport


CVT


$22,100


30/36/32


EX


CVT


$22,800


31/40/34


EX-L Navi


CVT


$25,300


31/40/34


Sport Touring4


CVT


TBA4


30/36/32


Interior

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

The interior of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback carries through on the modern, sophisticated and premium quality of the 10th-generation Civic lineup, with high-grade materials and finishes applied liberally throughout. In terms of packaging, the 2017 Civic Hatchback delivers class-leading volume and cargo capacity, including a roomy interior (97.2 cu. ft.), best-in-class rear seat legroom (36.0 inches) and the largest available cargo carrying capacity in the competitive set (25.7 cu. ft. with rear seats up; LX, EX, EX-L Navi).

Key available features include Honda Display Audio with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ (standard on EX and above trims), heated seats, power driver and front-passenger seats, remote engine start and more.

The Civic Hatchback’s all-new Sport Touring4 grade features textured aluminum sport pedals, red-accented instrument illumination and a 540-Watt 12-speaker premium audio system, the most powerful ever offered in a Civic.

Interior Comfort & Convenience Features


Features

LX


Sport


EX


EX-L Navi


Sport Touring4


Single-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Air Filtration




 


 


 


Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Air Filtration


 


 





Push Button Start


 


 





Hill Start Assist







Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's and Front Passenger's Window







Power Door and Trunk Locks







Cruise Control







Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column







Multi-Functional Center Console Storage







Sliding Sunvisors







12-Volt Power Outlets


Front Center Console


Front Center Console


Front Center Console


Front Center Console


Front Center Console


Front Passenger's Seatback Pocket


 


 





Rear-Seat Heater Ducts







Rear Window Defroster with Timer







Cargo Light







Cargo Tie-Down Anchors (4 Total)







Cargo Area Bag Hooks







Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls


Cruise / Audio / Phone/ Multi-Information Display


Cruise / Audio / Phone/ Multi-Information Display


Cruise / Audio / Phone/ Driver Information Interface


Cruise / Audio / Phone/ Driver Information Interface / Navi


Cruise / Audio / Phone/ Driver Information Interface / Navi


Floor Mats







Beverage Holders (Front Row/Rear Row)







Driver Preferences System


 


 





Driver's and Front Passenger's Vanity Mirrors




with illumination


with illumination


with illumination


Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror


 


 


 




Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel


 



 




Leather-Wrapped Shift Lever


 



 




Sport/Racing Pedals


 



 


 



White Ambient LED Lighting







60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat







Adjustable Seat-Belt Anchors (Front Row)







Head Restraints at all Seating Positions







Driver's Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment


 


 


 




Front Passenger's Seat with 4-Way Power Adjustment

 


 


 


 



Leather-Trimmed Interior


 


 


 




Heated Front Seats


 


 





Heated Outboard Rear Seat Cushions


 


 


 


 



Automatic Windshield Wipers


 


 


 


 



Safety and Driver Assistance Technologies

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Available on LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims and standard on Sport Touring4 trim is the Honda Sensing™4 suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) integrated with CMBS, Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning integrated with RDM, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow and Auto High-Beam Headlights (HSS) – a Civic first.

The Civic Hatchback has earned a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is anticipated to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), when equipped with Honda Sensing.

Manufacturing

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

The 2017 Civic Hatchback was developed jointly by Honda R&D teams in Europe and Japan and is manufactured for the U.S. market exclusively by Honda of the UK Manufacturing in its Swindon, UK plant.

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