This is the official 2017 Honda Civic in full display and it looks like the wildest civic we have ever seen, but that’s not necessarily a good thing. Days after images of the new civic leaked on enthusiast forums online, Honda released official details about their latest incarnation of the Civic hatchback which looks very similar to the prototype version.
The details specify that the 2017 Honda Civic is set to go on sale for the U.S markets this fall. It will receive only one engine option and five trims to choose from that range from the LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Sport Touring. The engine is the all-too familiar 1.5-liter turbocharged four cylinder that produces 174-hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.
Opt for the sport or Sport Touring trims and you get a high-flow center mounted exhaust that pumps power to 180-hp. Now for the transmission options – you will get to choose between a CVT automatic or a manual transmission both good for 31/40 mph. The manual option is available on the LX, Sport, and EX trims only.
Technology used on the 2017 Honda Civic includes most of the current safety packages like collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control with the option to follow cars in-front during low speeds only. Interior space should be somewhere around 122.9 cu.ft. for the hatchback and rear legroom is measured at 36-inches – just 1.4 inches less than the current Civic sedan.
Now for the looks of the new 2017 Honda Civic, I wasn’t too impressed due to the massive amount of things going on in both the front and rear bumpers. The rear end looks like it has a confused identity with massive vents that have no function and a super bulky profile just makes it worse. Another mesrible attempt by Honda was copying Lexus’s current styling methodology which ended up ruining the simplicity of the Civic.