American Honda has released model and pricing details on the entire lineup of 2017 Honda Civic Hatchbacks ahead of the model's on-sale date set for Monday, September 26th.
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback
Honda has released pricing information as well as specifications for the all-new 2017 Civic Hatchback. Based on the same vehicle architecture as the coupe and sedan, the latest configuration in the tenth generation of Honda's longest-running nameplate goes on sale September 26th.
Under the hood
The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback will come with two variations of a single engine and two transmissions, depending on the trim level. LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims come with the same engine found in the EX, EX-L and Touring trim coupes: a 1.5-liter turbocharged, direct injection, inline-four developing 174 horsepower at 5,500 rpm. Maximum torque figures are 162 lb.-ft. with the CVT and 167 lb.-ft. with the 6-speed manual. Unlike the coupe, buyers of the LX trim can opt for either a 6-speed manual or the more expensive CVT automatic that is standard on EX and EX-L Navigation trims.
The CVT found in the hatchback, like the coupe, offers three different automatic modes. There's a D mode is for normal driving, an S mode offers more aggressive transmission mapping and an ECO mode for the full-on, buzzkill, hair-shirted best in fuel economy that, in all three trim levels, is an EPA estimated 31/40/34 city/highway/combined mpg (figures for the manual are a still-excellent 30/39/33).
Buyers of the Sport and Sport Touring trims receive the same 1.5-liter turbocharged, engine but a dual-outlet, center-mounted exhaust and the use of premium unleaded fuel ups the horsepower to 180. The peak is at 5,500 rpm with the manual and at 6,000 rpm with the CVT. Torque is also up – 177 lb.-ft. - but only on manually-equipped models. It remains at 162 lb.-ft. on models equipped with a CVT.
The engine also features a drive-by-wire throttle system and both transmissions come with a hill start assist system to prevent the vehicle from rolling back until the driver depresses the throttle. Hydraulic compliance bushings, front and rear, are used to improve ride compliance and reduce road vibrations.
Available on LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims and standard on the Sport Touring trim, Honda Sensing is a suite of safety technologies that includes:
• Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
• Lane Departure Warning (LDW) integrated with RDM
• Forward Collision Warning (FCW) integrated with CMBS
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow
• Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)
• Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback LX
Standard equipment on the 2017 Civic Hatchback LX includes a 1.5-liter turbo four mated to a six-speed manual transmission, white ambient LED lighting, LED pocket light, 5-inch color LCD screen, power windows, locks and outside mirrors (body color), LED brake lights, body-color rear roofline spoiler, rear wiper and washer, auto on/off projector beam headlights, 160-watt audio system with 4 speakers, automatic climate control, cruise control, tilt and telescopic steering column, floor mats, front cup holders, illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth audio with HandsFreeLink, multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines and 16-inch alloy wheels.
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport
In addition to the equipment found on the LX and engine and exhaust system upgrades, the Sport trim level also comes with an underbody spoiler kit, 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever, sport/racing pedals, paddle shifters (CVT only), rear seat center armrest and front and rear cup holders.
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback EX
Beginning with the equipment list found on the LX, the EX trim level adds dual-zone automatic climate control, smart entry with push button start, a driver preferences system with steering wheel-mounted information interface, heated front seats, 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, rear view camera with dynamic guidelines, heated outside mirrors, Honda LaneWatch, variable intermittent windshield wipers, moonroof, remote engine start, fog lights, dual zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, 7-inch display audio touch screen, 180-watt audio system with 8 speakers, SiriusXM radio and HD radio, HondaLink, Apple CarPlay/Google Android Auto and Pandora compatibility.
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi
Stepping up to the EX-L trim adds Honda's satellite-linked navigation system with digital traffic and Song By Voice, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather seats (heated in front), power driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring
In addition to the engine and equipment upgrades found on the Sport model, Sport Touring models come with dual-zone automatic climate control, smart entry with push button start, Honda Sensing, LED headlights with auto on/off (low & high beam), LED outside mirror turn indicators, rain-sensing windshield wipers, black headliner, digital speedometer, leather seats (heated front and outboard rear seats), power driver and front passenger seat, Honda's satellite-linked navigation system with digital traffic, turn-by-turn directions and Song By Voice and a 540-watt audio system with 12 speakers including subwoofer.
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback prices
Model, Transmission, MSRP
Civic Hatchback LX, 6-Speed Manual, $20,535
Civic Hatchback LX, CVT , $21,335
Civic Hatchback Sport, 6-Speed Manual, $22,135
Civic Hatchback Sport, CVT, $22,935
Civic Hatchback EX, CVT, $23,635
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi, CVT, $26,135
Civic Hatchback Touring, CVT, TBA
The Manufacturer's Suggest Retail Price (MSRP) includes an $835 destination charge. The Sport Touring trim and models with the Honda Sensing package "will be made available later in the year; pricing and timing to be provided at a later date."