2017 Honda Civic Change Vehicle
Key Specs of the 2017 Honda Civic
Civic base trim shown
- Turbo engine's performance, especially Type R's
- Solid feel
- Lots of useful storage spaces
- Gas mileage
- Materials quality
- 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
- 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
For years, sports compact enthusiasts in the U.S. have longed for the Civic Type R, a high-powered version of Honda's compact car that's been sold in various forms overseas for years. That wait is over; the 2017 Civic Type R is on sale now.
Offered exclusively as a four-door hatchback, the Civic Type R is available only in a well-equipped Touring trim level with a price of $34,775, including an $875 destination charge. It has many of the same features as other Civic Tourings, like navigation and a premium stereo, along with performance-oriented features, like an adaptive suspension and Brembo-brand brakes. Notably absent is the Honda Sensing active safety system.
Exterior and Styling
With its raked liftgate, the Civic's hatchback body style resembles the Civic sedan, which has a sleek rear roofline. From there, however, the Type R goes its own way with aggressive-looking exterior styling that goes way beyond what even the Civic Si offers. The design serves both to distinguish the Type R and to provide functional benefits.
Functional aspects include winglets that direct air around the wheel openings; a hood vent that cools the engine and reduces lift; roof-mounted vortex generators that channel air to the massive rear wing; and the wing itself, which generates downforce at higher speeds. The resulting look might be a little much for some shoppers, but the overall aesthetic is in keeping with Type Rs that have come before.
How It Drives
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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.
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I love the look of this Civic, it is a Hatchback and it is just sporty looking. I fell in love with it right away. Zippy and great gas mileage! Read full review
Best gas mileage I've ever owned.
Very sporty and handles really well along with feeling very luxurious. When my husband suggested a Honda Civic my first reaction was "Isn't that car for young kids". But after the test drive I totall... Read full review