Standard on the EX, EX-L Navi, and Sport Touring editions and optional on the LX and Sport models, automatic continuously variable transmission can give you smoother shifting, optimal power at every speed, improved acceleration, and a smoother ride overall than you’ll get with a manual transmission.
The 2017 model marks the first time Honda has paired the 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder with a manual transmission. The Sport and Sport Touring CVT editions achieve an EPA-estimated 30 city/36 highway/32 combined mpg,* while the other models equipped with CVT are rated at 31 city/40 highway/34 combined mpg.*
The already efficient Civic Hatchback is also equipped with Honda engineering’s signature Eco Assist system that indicates fuel efficiency in real-time, showing the driver what habits increase or decrease fuel efficiency; this results in the development of positive driving behaviors that save on gas over time and help reduce emissions that negatively affect the environment. Dual mode paddle shifters are available on the Sport trim to a give the drive that feeling of being on track.
The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is outfitted with several active safety systems that not only provide advanced collision avoidance, but can also help keep proper power regulation for better performance.
The Vehicle Stability Assist System continually monitors vehicle speed, throttle position, individual wheel speeds, steering angle, and lateral G-force. When possible understeer or oversteer is detected, the VSA reduces engine torque and applies brakes as needed to stabilize the Civic. It happens so fast, the driver may not even realize the issue before it’s solved. With added traction control, the VSA springs into action while accelerating on loose or slippery road surfaces, as well.
Electronic Brake Distribution automatically varies the amount of force applied to each wheel based on road conditions and speed, resulting in maximum stopping power.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System notifies of you of any over-inflation or under-inflation of the tires to prevent decreased performance or increased tire wear.
Maintaining optimal power is great, but these safety also systems also contributed to the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback receiving a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA.**