Due to hit US showrooms early next week, the new 2017 5-door Civic hatch joins the 2016 Sedan & Coupe models to complete Honda‘s 10th-generation US Civic lineup.
The starting MSRP of $19,700 represents the base-spec LX model which features a 6-speed manual transmission and a 1.5-liter turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder engine with 174 HP and 167 lb-ft (226 Nm) of torque.
There are five available trims in total (LX, Sport, EX, EX-L Navi & Sport Touring), where Sport and Sport Touring models pack a little more punch with 180 HP and 177 lb-ft (239 Nm) of torque. They also feature a dual-outlet center-mounted exhaust and were designed with premium unleaded fuel in mind.
In terms of fuel economy, Honda says the Civic Hatchback’s turbocharged engine boasts class-leading EPA ratings of 31/40/34 mpg (7.5l/100km / 5.8l/100km / 6.9l/100km) in city/highway/combined cycles.
Inside, the 2017 Civic Hatch is said to deliver class-leading volume and cargo capacity as well as best-in-class rear seat legroom at (36 inches/91 cm). Key features include Honda Display Audio with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto (standard on EX and above trims), heated seats, power driver & front-passenger seats and remote engine start.
As for the flagship Sport Touring version, it comes with textured aluminum sport pedals, red-accented instrument illumination and a 540-watt 12-speaker premium audio system – the most potent to ever be offered in a Civic.