November 2016
Vehicle Profile: 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback
Vehicle Profile: 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback
All-new Euro-inspired hatchback design with turbocharged performance

The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback arrives with Euro-inspired styling in a five-passenger hatchback with world-class driving dynamics and an exhilarating direct-injection turbocharged engine.

Entering its 10th generation as one of the most iconic nameplates in America, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback (MSRP $19,700*) joins the Sedan and Coupe as a third option for buyers who want Honda reliability, performance and value.

Bringing together sportiness, head-turning style, interior space and premium features, the all-new Civic Hatchback can be outfitted in five trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L Navi and the line-topping Sport Touring model. Every Civic Hatchback is powered by a capable 1.5-liter DOHC turbocharged four-cylinder engine with direct injection producing an impressive peak output of 174 hp and 167 lb/ft of torque, with Sport and Sport Touring trims boosting performance to 180 hp and 177 lb/ft of torque thanks to a dual-outlet center-mounted exhaust system.

The turbocharged engine sends power to the front wheels through either a sport-tuned CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) or a quick-shifting six-speed manual transmission, boasting class-leading fuel economy of 40 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined city/highway**. Thanks to a lightened chassis with four-wheel independent suspension and sport-tuned electronic power steering, the Civic Hatchback is exceptionally nimble and quick for exhilarating performance on winding roads.

From the outside, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is sharp and bold; a head-turning design that cannot be overlooked. With prominent wheel arches, defined body lines and available LED lighting, the Civic Hatchback looks as quick and agile as it handles.

Matching its bold exterior appearance, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback interior features high-grade materials throughout as well as class-leading interior volume and cargo capacity. High grade fabric upholstery is found on most Civic Hatchback models, with EX-L and Sport Touring models featuring leather upholstery. Sport Touring models feature added performance enhancements like textured aluminum sport pedals, red-accented instrument illumination and the most powerful audio system ever offered in a Civic, producing 540 watts through 12 speakers.

All Civic Hatchback models feature well-bolstered, supportive seating comfortable for long drives as well as spirited backroad outings. Thanks to its versatile five-door design, the Civic Hatchback boasts best-in-class rear seat legroom at 36 inches and the largest available cargo carrying capacity at 25.7 cubic feet with rear seats in use. With rear seats folded flat, the Civic Hatchback expands to almost 50 cubic feet of room.

Even the base model Civic Hatchback LX is well-equipped, boasting standard features like Hill Start Assist, automatic climate control, multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® phone and audio streaming, white ambient LED lighting and a 60/40-split rear seat. Available features include power moonroof, Smart Entry with Push Button Start/Stop, steering-wheel mounted Paddle Shifters on CVT models and the Honda Display Audio system with seven-inch capacitive touchscreen.

The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback will be available with the Honda Sensing™ suite of driver assist technologies including Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Warning.  Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are both available as well.

All of these advanced driver assist innovations helped the Civic Hatchback earn a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is a dynamic, versatile, efficient and fun-to-drive machine that's loaded with value and personality. And thanks to a new turbocharged engine with exhilarating performance, the all-new Civic Hatchback is anything but ordinary. The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is available now, so stop into our showroom today and get a closer look at this exciting new addition to the Civic family.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration , $835.00 destination charge and options, Dealers set their own prices.

**30 city/39 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and Sport with 6-speed manual transmission. 31 city/40 highway/34 combined mpg rating for  LX, EX and EX-L Navi with CVT Automatic models. 30 city/36 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport and Sport Touring CVT Automatic models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how your drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

This article is presented by Colonial Honda of Dartmouth in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.


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