2017 Honda Civic Sedan Performance and Fuel Efficiency Specs

  • 2017 Honda Civic

    The small car competition in Hampton Roads just got a bit fiercer, and it’s all thanks to the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan performance and fuel efficiency specs. With two engine options and two transmissions available, Honda has given drivers more performance choices on their latest small car. Between the engine specs and fuel economy numbers, we’re confident there’s an engine/transmission combination that’s right for any driver—and a Civic that’s right for any drive.

Performance Features and Specs

This is not just the first time the Civic has had a turbocharged engine, it’s the first time a turbocharged engine has graced a model in the North American Honda lineup. Whether you choose the recently updated 2.0L 4-cylinder or the new turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder, you’ll have a powerful engine that leaves competing small cars playing catch-up.


Honda Civic Performance Built

Power: The entry-level Civic LX and the upgraded Civic EX both sport a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 158 hp, while EX-T, EX-L, and Touring trim levels have a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 174 hp.

Honda Civic Manual Transmission

Torque: The standard 2.0L engine is rated at 138 lb-ft of torque while the 1.5L turbocharged engine can deliver as much as 167 lb-ft of torque with its standard manual transmission (EX-T CVT models are capable of up to 162 lb-ft).

Honda Civic Automatic Transmission

Transmission: It’s not as big of a first as “first turbocharged engine,” but 2017 is the first year drivers can have a Civic with the turbocharged engine and a manual transmission for that classic feeling of control. If fuel economy is your top priority, however, the CVT might be more up your alley; we encourage a test drive of both.


One last note on performance: If you like a vocal car, be sure to experience the Civic firsthand. The new turbocharged engine offers a rumble that’s felt more than heard thanks to advanced cabin sound isolation from Honda.

2017 Honda Civic Fuel Economy

Few cars have earned a reputation for efficiency like the Honda Civic, and while one of the two engines is more efficient than the other, they both leave competitors looking like gas guzzlers. With two 4-cylinder engines and two transmissions, we have four sets of fuel economy specs to share with you.

  • 2.0L and 6MT: The base-level Civic Sedan LX features the pair of the 2.0L 4-cylinder and the 6-speed manual transmission as standard, earning an EPA-estimated 40 mpg on the highway, 28 mpg in the city, and 32 mpg combined city/highway.*
  • 2.0L and CVT: Upgrading the Civic to the continuously variable transmission allows it to fully optimize gear ratios and become more efficient, with 2017 Civic LX CVT sedans rated at an EPA-estimated 40 highway, 31 city mpg, and 34 mpg combined.*
  • 1.5L Turbo and 6MT: Believe it or not, the turbocharged engine is both more powerful and more efficient, with 2017 Civic EX-T 6MT models scoring an EPA-estimated 42 mpg on the highway, 31 mpg in the city, and 35 mpg combined.*
  • 1.5L Turbo and CVT: Efficiency and power merge with this combination, maximizing the Civic’s fuel economy. 2017 Civic Sedan EX-T CVT models are rated at an EPA-estimated 42 mpg on the highway, 32 mpg in the city, and 36 mpg combined.*

Now that you’ve seen how the fuel economy numbers compare, it’s up to you to decide which combination is the right one.

Choosing the Right Civic

So, which of the engines is right for you? It’s not a decision we can make for you, but we have some thoughts on each:


Honda Civic 2.0L Engine

2.0L 4-Cylinder: The standard engine is more powerful and more efficient than many small sedans on the market, and that means simply choosing the Civic brings an advantage. If you’re on a tighter budget, or a few hp or mpg aren’t enough motivation to upgrade, you may want to go with the base engine.

Honda Civic Turbo Engine

1.5L Turbo: For drivers willing to upgrade, the turbocharged engine brings more power and more efficiency, full stop. Now that there’s a manual transmission option available, stick-shift fans aren’t stuck with the smaller engine by default, either. Go with the turbo if you have the budget for a Civic that’s even more powerful and more efficient.


With four engine / transmission combinations available, don’t feel like you need to decide right now. You should feel free to test drive a couple of them to see the differences and feel which car is right for you.

Find Your Civic

We’ve laid out all of the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan performance and fuel efficiency specs, and now it’s time for you to make a choice. It doesn’t have to be a final choice, but you’ll need to have an idea of which of these cars is the one you want to test drive. So stop by a Hampton Roads Honda Dealer today and let us know which one to pull up for you.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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