Honda Civic 2017 – it is a vertical lift

17 May

Just a year after the introduction of a brand new Civic sedan and coupe, Honda doesn’t think to rest. Instead, it focused more on the creation that sells so well. The 2017 line has been replenished with a stylish and practical hatchback. To attract the attention of enthusiasts, the company offered a mechanical box for models with a turbo engine and productive variants of the Civic Si and Civic Type R. All this allows the Honda Civic to maintain a high status and compete with the Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Cruze and Kia Forte. With a good model range, excellent driving manners, pleasant indicators of economy, a high level of reliability, the car pulls the title of a small miracle.

 

Regardless of the status and needs of the buyer Civic has something to offer. It is worth remembering the stylish design, the latest technology and security systems that allow you to make a serious bid for the title of leader.

There are not many flaws in the Civic, but if you need an all-wheel drive, pay attention to the Subaru Impreza. Those who appreciates a diesel sedan or hatchback should consider the Chevy Cruze. And for those who find the Civic style too fanciful, you can view models of the Toyota Corolla, Kia Forte or Volkswagen Jetta.

 

Something new

It has only been a year since the debut of the brand-new Civic sedan and coupe, but already in 2017 a hatchback appeared. Current models with a 1.5-liter turbo engine can be supplemented by a manual gearbox. Looking for another reason to purchase? Charged Civic Si and Civic Type R at your service, barely appearing in the showrooms.

Driving experience

A significant part of the Civic winning formula is how practicality, efficiency, everyday comfort and sports excitement combined in a car. That would be enough, but the creation of Honda adds impressive vigor and overall softness. Even a basic 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission will satisfy demanding drivers. A smaller, but more powerful 1.5-liter engine, which is used in higher-end models, offers at least good, if not lightning, acceleration. Knowing that most buyers prefer automatic boxes, the company offered an excellent variator. The standard Civic cannot reach the level of the Mazda3 when cornering, but it is still one of the best in the class. The Civic Si version offers a completely different level of dynamics. This became possible thanks to a 205-horsepower engine, a smooth six-speed manual gearbox, a self-locking differential, a full-fledged sports suspension and adaptive dampers.

The Honda Sensing kit is an indisputable advantage of cars, offering adaptive cruise control, restricting departure from the road, warning system of a possible collision, lane restraint system, braking system that will automatically stop the vehicle in case of a frontal collision.

After the hatchback joined the sedan and coupe, Honda secured itself with a triple bonus. The presence of two engines and gearboxes further expands the boundaries.

 

Details about Honda Civic

Interior

The latest generation Civic is longer than its predecessors and offers one of the best domestic volumes among compact cars. The surfaces of the cabin are covered with high-quality materials and pleasant plastic. Available navigation is displayed on a large, easy-to-use screen, which also serves as the control center for the audio system, CarPlay and climate control. In the sedan affects the amount of space behind, but beware of wide thresholds during embarkation and disembarkation. At 0.4 m3 of cargo space, the luggage compartment of a sedan can absorb a lot of luggage. In the back of a hatchback, the volume is even larger, namely, 0.7 m3, besides, it can be increased by an additional 0.6 m3 by folding the rear seats. The Focused Civic Si does not offer sedan or coupe navigation, but both come with a HondaLink and a pair of sports seats in front.

 

Exterior

Available in three body styles, the Civic has three different shapes. Sedans and coupes are very attractive, although the hatchback stands out more. Oddly enough, but the coupe and sedan can be easily confused with the fastback with an elegant sloping roof. Fresh Civic hatchback is positioning a rather unusual back. The Sport and Sport Touring models can be distinguished from the rest with the help of twin tailpipes of the exhaust system.

Basic equipment

Honda Civic 2017 offered in several trim levels, ranging from the LX and ending with the Touring. Performance Si and Type R models are separately presented. The least expensive Civic LX sedan is equipped with automatic climate control, a rear-view camera, rear seats that fold, AM / FM audio system for 4 speakers with USB port, Bluetooth and 5.0-inch screen. It is assumed that most buyers will focus at least on the EX model with automatic transmission, remote engine start function, sunroof, rear seats, which add up to 60/40 and an enhanced audio system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen and the ability to support Apple CarPlay and “Android Auto”.

Optional equipment

Turning to the model EX-T, the buyer will receive a smaller but more powerful turbo engine. Other elements vary depending on the configuration, these include leather trim, heated front and rear seats, a navigation system, a blind zone monitoring system with a camera, an electric driver’s seat and a dual-zone automatic climate control. The desired and recommended set is the Honda Sensing.

 

The choice of buyers are 2 engines and the same gearbox. Base sedans and coupes use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 158 horsepower and 187 Nm. A pair of him is a six-speed manual gearbox. With this combination, the car spends 8.4 l / 100km in the urban, 5.9 l / 100km in the suburban and 7.4 l / 100km in the mixed cycles. As an option is offered variator. Top-of-the-range models can count on a smaller but more powerful 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo engine with 174 horsepower and almost 220 Nm. Owners of this engine are lucky also in the fact that it is standard combined with a CVT. Fuel consumption is 7.4 l / 100km in the city, 5.6 l / 100km outside and 6.5 l / 100km on average.