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2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

2017-honda-civic-hatchback-front-angle-1The New 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback was developed jointly by Honda R&D teams in Europe and Japan and is manufactured exclusively by Honda of the UK Manufacturing in its Swindon, UK plant.

2017-honda-civic-hatchback-interior-12017 Honda Civic Hatchback Interior. The interior of 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback carries through on the modern, sophisticated and premium quality of the 10th-generation Civic lineup, with high-grade materials and finishes applied liberally throughout. In terms of packaging, the 2017 Civic Hatchback delivers class-leading volume and cargo capacity, including a roomy interior (97.2 cu. ft.), best-in-class rear seat legroom (36.0 inches) and the largest cargo carrying capacity with rear seats up (25.7 cu. ft. for non-Sport trims) in the competitive set.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback offers the latest in-vehicle connectivity and audio performance with a new generation of advanced technologies. Available features include a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio interface with Android operating system and an all-new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ developed in cooperation with the experts at Garmin®. The Honda Civic Hatchback’s Display Audio system is compatible with the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ platforms, giving customers seamless integration of key smartphone features and functions, including smartphone-powered GPS navigation and voice-controlled search capabilities. Featuring standard Pandora® compatibility, streaming Bluetooth® audio and many other content choices, including available SiriusXM®, the Civic Hatchback offers a rich selection of entertainment options.

The Civic’s interior palette is sophisticated and sporty and is offered in either black or ivory/black colors. The new Civic Hatchback interior shares key styling cues with the Civic Sedan, blending a dynamic and wide layout with smoothly integrated technology features and high quality materials. EX and above trims feature a full-color 7-inch Driver Information Interface (DII) display and 7-inch color touchscreen Display Audio system with a clean and sleek appearance.

2017-honda-civic-hatchback-rear-angle-12017 Honda Civic Hatchback Exterior. With just the right balance of form and function, utility and athleticism, the 2017 Civic Hatchback perfectly complements the current Sedan and Coupe body styles for Honda. Like those cars, which were introduced for the model year 2016, in front the new Civic Hatchback features a chiseled appearance capped with Honda’s distinctive “wing fascia and premium LED lighting (including available LED in-line headlights and integrated side-mirror-mounted turn indicators on the Sport Touring trim). Fog lights come on all but the base LX model. Like other Civic models, the acoustic windshield is flush mounted to the cowl for improved aerodynamic efficiency and interior quietness; side glass is likewise flush with the roof pillars.

With its long wheelbase and flowing roofline, decisive body-side character lines and short front and rear overhangs, the Civic Hatchback’s side profile is at once purposeful and powerful, sophisticated, sporty and innovative. Stainless steel side window trim (black on Sport trims) and the three alloy-wheel choices, from 16 to 18 inches in diameter – the largest ever available on a Civic (excluding Si models) – contribute to the substantial presentation.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback uses its own interpretation of Honda’s characteristic LED “light pipe taillights, a substantial flush-mounted rear window, and a wind-cheating spoiler mounted just above the window. On the Sport Touring trim, an additional rear lip spoiler rides just above the tailgate. The piece de resistance for the Euro-inspired Civic Hatchback is the large tailgate, sized to allow easy loading of bikes and backpacks, sports and camping equipment, electronics, musical equipment and even certain appliances.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback shares its 106.3-in wheelbase with the Civic Sedan for excellent ride comfort, outstanding second-row seating roominess and easy ingress and egress. A shorter rear body overhang compared to the Sedan reduces the overall length by 4.4 inches (177.9 in vs. 182.3 in, respectively), adding to the Honda Civic Hatchback’s sporty appearance. A slightly taller overall height compared to the Civic Sedan (up 0.8 in for the Hatchback LX, EX and EX-L Navi, and up 0.6 in for the Sport and Sport Touring) contributes to both interior roominess and cargo storage capacity. Like the Civic Sedan and Coupe, flat under-covers and extensive aerodynamic detailing help to minimize drag and maximize fuel efficiency.

2017-honda-civic-hatchback-engine2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Engines and Transmission. As an integral part of the 2017 Civic Hatchback structure, Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. ACE utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle, thus reducing the forces transferred to the passenger compartment. ACE channels frontal crash energy to both upper and lower structural elements, including the floor frame rails, side sills, and A-pillars.

In LX, EX and EX-L Navi models which are designed to operate on regular unleaded fuel, the 1.5-liter 16-valve DOHC direct-injected turbocharged powerplant is rated at 174 horsepower at 5,500 (6MT) or 6,000 (CVT) rpm. Torque output is set at 162 lb-ft. between 1,700 and 5,500 rpm when equipped with the CVT. When equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission (LX) the torque rating increases to 167 lb-ft.

In Civic Hatchback Sport and Sport Touring models that are designed to benefit from premium unleaded fuel, output jumps to 180 horsepower at 5,500 (6MT) or 6,000 (CVT) rpm. Torque output crests at 162 lb.-ft. between 1,700 and 5,500 rpm when equipped with the CVT. For Sports models equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, the peak torque rating increases to 177 lb.-ft.

The highly efficient engines and transmissions, along with exceptional aerodynamics and low running resistance, result in impressive performance and fuel efficiency. The Civic Hatchback is rated by the EPA at 30/39/33 mpg (city/highway/combined) when equipped with the standard 6-speed manual transmission (LX and Sport). When equipped with the available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the Civic Hatchback in LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims is rated by the EPA at 31/40/34 mpg. Sport and Sport Touring trims equipped with the available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) are rated at 30/36/32 mpg.

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