2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

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Starting MSRP 

$20,500 - $28,300

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Key Spec of 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback
fuel economy

30/33/39

fuel type

Premium unleaded (recommended)

horsepower

180 hp @ 5500 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 24, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback reintroduces itself this season after a break with a trim lineup of LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Sport Touring. Having the 2017 Civic Hatchback price starting at an MSRP of $19,700, its specs the thrusts of the 158 hp 2.0L I-4 and 174 hp 1.5 Turbo I-4 engines along with frugality of as much as 42 MPG that are meant to flatter you a lot. And so does its spacious interior that remains unchanged from the 2016 MY sedan's upgrade. 

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback For Sale

The Honda Civic 2017 Hatchback can be opted with a monthly payment beginning a $262/month for 72 months. However, the finances change to $487/month for 72 months.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Buying Advice

The 2017 Honda Civic Hatch is surely better than its predecessor. And, after an overhaul last year throughout the production belt, the standard features and safety gear of this 5-seater hauler are going to be a worthy investment. 

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The Honda Civic 2017 Hatchback features to be one of the most practical cars in the segment just like its Coupe and Sedan models with a boot capacity of up to 46.2 cu-ft. However, rivals like the Chevy Cruze, Mazda 3, and Ford Focus have got relevant jolt within the platform too which can make it difficult for this hatchback in this MY. 


ProsConsWhat's New

Applauding fuel economy

Tight rear headroom

Hatchback Bodystyle

Balanced ride and comfort

Unintuitive infotainment unit

Punchy engine

Roomy interior

Over All Rating

8.2

Out of 10

Pricing and Features6.00
Features8.00
Engine and Performance7.99
Fuel Economy9.60
Interior8.20
Exterior8.60
Safety8.00
Competition8.50
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Trims

LX$20,500 onwards

  • 5-Inch central display screen
  • 60/40-Split folding rear seatbacks
  • Automatic climate control
  • Automatic headlights
  • Cruise control
  • LED daytime running lights & taillights
  • Tilt-And-Telescoping steering wheel

Sport$21,300 onwards

  • Dual exhaust
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel & shift knob
  • Rear center armrest w/ cupholders

EX$22,800 onwards

  • Dual USB ports
  • Eight-Speaker audio system
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Honda'S LaneWatch blind-spot camera
  • Rear center armrest w/ cupholders
  • Rearview camera
  • Sunroof

EX-L$25,300 onwards

  • Auto-Dimming rearview mirror
  • Eight-Way power driver seat
  • Leather upholstery
  • Navigation system

Sport Touring$28,300 onwards

  • 12-Speaker audio system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic wipers
  • Forward collision warning
  • Heated rear seats
  • Lane departure warning
  • Led headlights

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Colors and Styles

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback in Burgundy Night Pearl color
Burgundy Night Pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback has been introduced to hit price figures ranging from $19,700-$28,300 across the lineup with a decent J.D power rating of 81 that concretes its build stature. Though the safety specs of this hatchback is a mimic of its sedan sibling from last year, it still configures to be a step up from its predecessors by a huge mile, thereby ensuring a safe drive all along. 

As far as finances are concerned, the Honda Civic 2017 Hatchback MSRP for the maintenance could be an expense of $4,213 in 5 years for the base LX trim that can increase to $4,536 for the Civic Sport trim. That being said, depreciation of $10,499 in the LX resale value follows the same curve while going for the 2017 Civic EX-L($12,208) and Sport Touring($12,869) after the same 5 years. 


Buying Advice

Among all, the EX trim of the 2017 Honda Civic hatchback is the best one to opt for as it has got better interior engagement and safety tech-ends than the lower trims. While the powering thrust remains at par with the higher trims. Overall, it is the most reasonable one. 

Features
8.0/10

The 2017 Honda Civic LX Manual is the first among all that has got 16-inch alloy wheels, a 5-inch central display screen, and a 4-speaker sound system as standard. While an extra $800 brings the Honda Civic Hatchback CVT transmission into the light for the same trim. The next one in the lineup is the Sport configuration that specs 18-inch wheels and textured aluminum pedals on the inside. 

The EX edition is a level-up over the lower two editions that comes with an investment of $22,800 for extra add-ons such as the Honda LaneWatch, Dual-zone automatic climate control, and an 8-speaker audio system. This gets even better with the 2017 Civic EX-L which houses Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System and Leather-trimmed seats. Moreover, there is a Sport touring at $28,300 for exclusive features like the heated outboard rear seats and Honda Sensing suite. 

Trims

LX

Sport

EX

EX-L 

Sport Touring

MSRP (Manual)

$19,700

$21,300

N/A

N/A

N/A

MSRP (CVT)

$20,500

$22,100

$22,800

$25,300

$28,300

Key Features

16-inch alloy wheels

Leather-wrapped steering wheel 

7-inch Display with Android Auto and Apple Carplay

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System

Heated outboard rear seats

 

Projector-beam halogen headlights with auto-on/off

Center outlet dual exhaust

8-speaker audio system

Driver's seat with 8-way power adjustment

Underbody spoiler kit

 

5-inch central display screen

Textured aluminum pedals

Sunroof

Leather-trimmed seats

LED headlights (low & high beam) with auto-on/off

 

Single zone climate control

18-inch wheels

Honda LaneWatch Voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic Honda Sensing suite

 

4-speaker sound system

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

540-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers, including subwoofer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engine and Performance
8.0/10

"Like a vein of caramel running through an already-delicious ice cream, the 2017 Civic adeptly blends dollops of zeal with overall suppleness" - Kelley Blue Book

The 2017 Honda Civic hatchback fits in a 1.5L Turbocharged Inline-4 engine that is tuned to bash 174-hp and 167 lb-ft of torque when coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission in the LX trim. However, there is a CVT on offer as well for the LX, EX-L, and EX editions that tends to bring down the torque to 162 lb-ft while keeping the Civic hp at par. One gets a little more juice of 180 hp and 177 lb-ft with the same 1.5T I-4 engine and 6-speed manual stick for the Honda Civic Sport layout. 

But this hatch tends to fade off to 162 lb-ft of torque with the same 180 hp as soon as the Sport Touring CVT is driven on the track. In addition to all these, the 2017 Honda Civic Sport 0 60 clocks 7.2 seconds, and the quarter-mile takes 15.3 seconds when the manual transmission powers the wheel alongside a top speed of 132 MPH. While, the CVT timing for the LX, EX, and EX-L having 174 hp 1.5T I-4 engine increases to 8.2 seconds and 16.3 seconds respectively with a top speed of 125 MPH. 

Models

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

2017 Ford Focus Hatchback

2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback

MSRP

$19,700

$21,240

$19,765

$19,095

Engine 

1.5L Turbo Inline-4 

1.4L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4 

2.0L Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed auto-shift manual

6-speed manual

Power 

174 hp @5,500 RPM

153 hp @5,600 RPM

160 hp @6,500 RPM

155 hp @6000 RPM

Torque

167 lb-ft @1,800 RPM

177 lb-ft @2,000 RPM

146 lb-ft @4,450 RPM

150 lb-ft @4000 RPM

0-60 MPH 

8.2 secs

8.4 secs

7.7 secs

8.0 secs

Quarter mile

16.3 secs

16.4 secs

16.0 secs

16.2 secs

Top Speed 

125 MPH

130 MPH

130 MPH

130`MPH

In terms of comparison, the Civic 2017 hatchback is 5 MPH slower than its rivals. Not just that, it is half a second more sluggish in the 0 60 times as well than the Ford Focus hatchback but manages to outclass the Chevy Cruze by 0.2 seconds in the same 0-60 MPH despite being $1,540 less expensive. 

Fuel Economy
9.6/10

Honda has always been exceptionally skilled in maintaining high fuel economy numbers and the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback MPG is no exception. Its 30/39/33 MPG fuel economy puts it right on top of its competition which allows it to have a range coverage of up to 484 miles with its 12.4-gallon filled gas tank. However, one can even have a mileage of 42 MPG on the highway when the CVT replaces the manual transmission.

Models

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

2017 Ford Focus Hatchback

2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback

MPG (City)

30

28

26

27

MPG (Highway)

39

37

36

37

MPG (Combined)

33

31

29

31

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

12.4

13.7

12.4

13.2

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

372.0/483.6/409.2

383.6/506.9/424.7

322.4/446.4/359.6

356.4/488.4/409.2

Going by the figures, the Civic hatchback's economy is 4 MPG better than the Ford Focus and 3 MPG higher than the Mazda 3 on the city streets. As a result, it overwhelms the Focus by 50 miles, however, the Chevy Cruze which is 2 MPG less efficient seems to hold an edge of 11.6 miles over Civic, owning to its 1.3-gallon bigger gas tank size. 

Interior
8.2/10

"Honda's touchscreen interface can be annoying to use, and those of most competitors are better. Beyond that, the Civic delivers a large, versatile cabin for both people and their things" - Edmunds

The 2017 Honda Civic hatchback interior gets you with cloth surfaced seats inside its LX, Sport, and EX trims that change to leather upholstered ones in the EX-L and Sport Touring editions. On top of that, we have single-zone climate control for cooling ambiance for the Civic Hatchback LX and Sport while the dual-zone automatic climate control is integrated from EX onwards. 

The Honda Civic Hatchback 2017 interior has been a package of driver's seat with 8-way power adjustment as we choose to prefer the EX-L configuration. And, it is accompanied by the heated outboard rear seats inside the likes of the Sport Touring. Moreover, regarding loading cargo at the fullest, the capacity can vary from 25.7 cu-ft-46.2 cu-ft. 

Models

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

2017 Ford Focus Hatchback

2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.3/57.0/42.3

38.9/54.9/42.0

38.3/55.6/41.9

38.6/57.2/42.2

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.4/55.0/36.0

37.7/53.2/36.1

37.9/53.7/33.2

37.6/54.4/35.8

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

25.7

22.7

23.8

20.2

In terms of cabin roominess, the Civic Hatchback 2017 comes with 2.8 inches extra legroom in the 2nd row over the Ford Focus and that too with 2 cu-ft larger boot space. On the other hand, the Chevy Cruze hatchback has 3 cu-ft smaller cargo volume but is almost parallel in interior spaciousness. Apart from that, there is a 5-inch infotainment unit as well for the Civic LX 2017 hatchback as standard. 

As the hierarchy gets higher, the 5-inch display is replaced by the 7-inch infotainment system. For musical tunes, one switches on the 4-speaker audio when seated in the LX and Civic Sport but it is that 8-speaker audio that engages for the EX and EX-L. In the end, the range-topping Sport Touring specs the functionalities of the 540-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers and a standard Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System. 

  • Cloth/Leather Seats
  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
  • Rear-Seats Heater Duct
  • Rear Window Defroster with Timer
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 4G Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 4-speaker audio system
  • 5-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • HD Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • Realtime traffic
Exterior
8.6/10

"Sedan and coupe models are arguably the most beautiful, though the new hatchback stands out." – Kelley Blue Book

The 2017 Honda Civic hatchback has been carved to have projector-beam halogen headlights with auto-on/off on the front which updates to LED ones for the Sport Touring exclusively. There is an underbody spoiler kit available for this trim as well. However, the Sunroof on top gets standardized for the EX and other elder siblings. 

Riding on the 16-inch alloy wheels, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback LX shifts its momentum to the sportiness attire with the Civic Sport that flaunts the 18-inch alloy wheels. The Sport edition has a center outlet dual exhaust too adding that extra glow to the overall philosophy but it lacks the heated exterior side mirrors, unlike EX onwards. 

Models

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

2017 Ford Focus Hatchback

2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,815

2,982

2,987

2,875

Length (inches)

177.9

175.3

171.7

175.6

Width (inches)

70.8

70.5

71.8

70.7

Height (inches)

56.5

57.7

57.8

57.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.1

5.6

4.7

6.1

Wheelbase (inches)

106.3

106.3

104.3

106.3

As per data, the 2017 Civic has an inch lower ground clearance than the Mazda 3 which could make it more prone to gravel-laden tracks and speed brakes when fully loaded. But it weighs nearly 100 bs less than the Chevy Cruze that will surely assist in easy handling on the straights and corners. In addition to these, some of the notable exterior features have been noted below:

  • Automatic headlights
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Fog Lights
  • Dual exhaust
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • Auto intermittent wipers (higher trims)
  • Power sunroof (higher trims)
Safety
8.0/10

The 2017 Honda Civic hatchback inherits top-notch safety attributes like every Honda badge ever. A standard list of safety equipment is praiseworthy, while buyers can add more of these features with an optional Honda Safety Sensing package. To further strengthen its safety quotient, it received a 5-star safety rating in all crash tests conducted by the NHTSA including the rollover tests. It also received “Good” overall ratings in the IIHS tests and was also awarded ‘Top Safety pick’ the same year. Standout safety features on the 2017 Honda Civic hatchback are :

  • VSA Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Driveline Traction Control
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Honda LaneWatch
Competition
8.5/10

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback vs 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

The Chevrolet Cruze hatchback is a great choice in its class but doesn’t match the Civic hatchback’s level. The Honda hatchback leads in terms of overall balance between performance, and efficiency and offers sporty and aggressive styling. It also offers more features than Chevy. Cruze comes with an underpowered engine and slightly less fuel economy. Hands down, Civic is a clear winner here unless you want a homegrown car.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback vs 2017 Ford Focus Hatchback

A step down to the hot hatch version, both Honda Civic and Ford Focus hatchback is not just great daily driver’s cars, but also bring a lot of engagement and fun behind the wheels. Though the Focus hatchback is more compact but is heavy, making it a little harder to maneuver in the corners. Moreover, its smaller fuel tank does affect its driving range. Meanwhile, the Civic boasts a better-predicted reliability rating over the Focus. In all, the Civic gets the preference here. 

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback vs 2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback

The Civic poses as an aggressive-looking hatchback, while the Mazda 3 is more premium and subtle, with fancier interiors. The Civic is almost at par with the Mazda 3 in performance dynamics and so does its reliability and safety quotients. So, one can go either of them as they present equal propositions. 

 

Final Verdict

 The Honda Civic Hatchback is an agile, nimble, and aggressive-looking hatchback that doesn’t mess with the attributes which are necessary to make it a sensible family car. The interiors are spacious and functional and so is the hatchback rear, which opens a wide space for bigger cargo. And the driver can feel empowered once the pedal is pinched, and allowed to go loose. Overall, it is a must-buy if you are looking for a practical hatchback with prices that do not exceed 30 grand.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$21500

body style

4dr Hatchback

engine type
displacement

91 cu in

horse power

174 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

162 lb.-ft. @ 1700 rpm

transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

dimensions
length

178 in

wheelbase

106 in

width

71 in

curb weight

2892 lbs

Height

57 in

Ground Clearance

6 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

95 cu ft

cargo volume

46.2 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

31/34/40 mpg

highway range

496.0 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


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