Honda gave its beloved Civic the most ambitious makeover in its history last year with the 10th-generation model, introducing a new global platform that featured enhanced exterior and interior designs. The 2017 Honda Civic Coupe, with its sloping lines and cool profile, delivers more of that signature styling, excellent fuel efficiency and a wealth of great features.
The 2017 Honda Civic Coupe is available in five trim levels: the EX-L, EX-T, LX, LX-P and Touring.
An uncommonly attractive daily driver
The 2017 Honda Civic Coupe is an exceedingly practical car, though it doesn’t look the part. Rarely does a sensible vehicle have such sporty styling, with a sculpted exterior that includes an aggressively low stance, sloped roofline and sharp design lines.
Inside, drivers will find a spacious and comfortable interior that is packed with tech features that are as modern as the car’s look. Even the base trim comes equipped with standard Bluetooth®, while available features include a navigation system developed by Garmin, cool LED ambient lighting and Honda’s Android-based infotainment system, which has a 7-inch touchscreen display boasting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.
Engineering advancements have not been applied solely to the Civic’s tech-savvy interior, but to its safety technologies as well. The tenth-gen Civic Coupe has received 5 stars overall in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing, and “Good” ratings in every category from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Standard features such as LED Daytime Running Lights, a multi-angle rearview camera and multiple airbags further enhance the vehicle’s crashworthiness. The available Honda Sensing safety package offers even more collision preventative and driver assistive technologies.
Spirited yet efficient performance
Matching the Civic Coupe’s sporty appearance is its powertrain, which on EX-T and higher trims features an available 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The optional turbo motor yields an impressive 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, rocketing the Civic from 0 to 60 mph in less than seven seconds. Drivers also have a choice between a six-speed manual gearbox and Honda’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Both options return highly efficient EPA fuel economy ratings of 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway*.
The Civic’s standard 2.0-liter normally aspirated VTEC four-cylinder engine is no slouch either, pumping out 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. When mated to the standard six-speed transmission, that motor yields EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway*, though switching to a CVT ups the vehicle’s efficiency to 30 mpg in city traffic*.
Sharp, affordable, efficient, high-tech and fun to drive, the 2017 Honda Civic Coupe is one compact car that stands out from the competition.
*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.
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This article is presented by Colonial Honda of Dartmouth in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.