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Key Specs

of the 2017 Honda Civic. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Turbo engine's performance, especially Type R's
  • Handling
  • Solid feel
  • Lots of useful storage spaces
  • Gas mileage
  • Materials quality

The Bad

  • Display Audio system hard to use
  • Base engine drone while accelerating
  • Middle rear-seat comfort
  • Muted exhaust sound (Type R)
  • Honda Sensing safety system not available on Type R
  • Type R only seats four
2017 Honda Civic exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 Honda Civic

  • Manual transmission now available with turbo engine
  • Coupe, sedan and hatchback body styles
  • Automatic emergency braking available
  • LaneWatch camera available
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay available
  • Performance Si and Type R versions available

What Is the 2017 Honda Civic?

The 2017 Honda Civic is offered in sedan, coupe and five-door hatchback body styles, all of which seat five. Trim levels include LX, LX-P, EX, Sport, EX-T, EX-L, EX-L w/Navi, Touring and Sport Touring. High-performance Si and Type R Touring models are also available. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus. Front-wheel drive is standard.

What's New on the 2017 Honda Civic?

For 2017, the Civic EX-T sedans and coupes get a six-speed manual transmission.

How Does the 2017 Honda Civic Compare to Other Sedans?

Stiff competition in its segment resulted in the Civic's complete redesign in 2016, giving it more personality with plenty of advanced driver assists. Drivers who might not have given the Honda Civic a second look before may find themselves considering it for their next vehicle. The 2017 Civic Type R Touring is also a competitive force, adding oomph to the regular Civic without hindering its positive features. Compared with the all-wheel-drive Subaru WRX STI and Ford Focus RS, the Type R is more fuel efficient and its front-wheel drive doesn't reduce driving enjoyment. Overall, the Type R's drawbacks aren't grievous.

What Features in the 2017 Honda Civic Are Most Important?

The 2017 Honda Civic comes standard with a 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. Exterior highlights include 16-inch wheels and LED daytime running lights and taillights. Inside the cabin, you'll find air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth and a 60/40-split folding rear seat.

Front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are required in all new vehicles in this model year.

Available features include a 174-hp, turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Optional safety features include lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, collision mitigation braking and forward collision warning with automatic braking. Options for the exterior include 17-inch wheels, foglamps and a moonroof. For greater comfort and convenience, buyers can add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, adaptive cruise control, a cargo net, heated front and rear seats, leather seats, remote keyless entry, satellite radio and navigation.

Should I Buy the 2017 Honda Civic?

There are a lot of upsides to the 2017 Honda Civic, including turbocharged performance and economical gas mileage. Its styling is aggressive without going overboard, and it has a solid feel on the road. The interior offers plenty of storage compartments, but the rear seats are cramped and uncomfortable, especially in the LX. Additionally, some shoppers may not like the fact that advanced safety features are available as standard only on the highest trim.

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2017 Honda Civic Overview

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2017 Civic Video

We got our first seat time in Honda's hottest hatchback last week in Canada, where we drove it at ICAR Mirabel, a motorsports facility near Montreal, and on the surrounding public roads. Check out the video for our first impressions.

Latest 2017 Civic Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Nicest car I have ever owned.

by Withakkris from Aquebogue on June 19, 2018

Love it. All the features fill my needs. There is one thing I could not live without and that's the ability to change the radio without taking my hand off the steering wheel. As a constant channel ... Read full review

(5.0)

Civics Rock

by TS from Lincoln, NE on June 13, 2018

We love our Honda civic. This is the fourth civic we owned. The first one we outgrew and traded for a minivan. The second one we bought for our son in 2006 still going strong today. The third one we ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Honda Civic currently has 2 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Honda Civic LX

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
acceptable
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
poor
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Honda

Program Benefits

Carfax vehicle history report

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    1-year/12,000-mile non-powertrain warranty begins after expiration of original warranty (3 years/36,000 miles) or on date sold as certified (no deductible); 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty begins from the original in-service date (no deductible)
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 182 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Civic received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

B

Rear-facing convertible

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker