posted in Autofan New Cars section February 24, 2017

2017 Honda Civic Sedan - Even better this time!

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LX Manual $18,700 MSRP: From $18,740
LX CVT $19,540 MPG: Up to 32 city / 42 highway
EX $21,140 Dimensions: 182'L x 71'W x 56'H
EX-T Manual $21,500 Curb weight: 2,742 to 2,923 lbs
EX-T CVT $22,300 Horsepower: 158 to 174 hp
EX-L $23,800 Cargo volume: 14.7 to 15.1 cu.ft.
Touring $26,600    

The 2017 Honda Civic Sedan comes pretty much unchanged from the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan. It’s a bit more refined and matured, but mainly the same vehicle. For ten generations, Civic represents one of the most comprehensive and ambitious models of the Honda line-up. Honda spreads its Research & Development teams in three continents in order to make the Civic a truly global car.

An all-new vehicle architecture, sporty and sophisticated new interior and exterior styling, a more spacious and high-quality cabin, two advanced new engines, and a host of new premium features and technologies makes 2017 Honda Civic very unique for its segment. 

Further, with the addition of Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technologies and the first application of Honda turbo engine technology to Civic, the 2016 Civic Sedan offers buyers a wider range of options than ever before. Civic models powered by the new 2.0-liter i-VTEC™ engine are designated as the Civic LX and EX trims. Civic models powered by the new turbocharged 1.5-liter engine are designated as the EX-T, EX-L (with leather-trimmed interior) and new line-topping Civic Touring, which reaches higher into the upper end of the compact car market than ever before.

Major new technologies, features and capabilities of the 2016 Civic Sedan, depending on trim, are as follows:

Powertrains

  • Turbocharged 1.5-liter DOHC direct-injected engine 
  • 2.0-liter DOHC port-injected i-VTEC engine
  • Class-leading anticipated EPA fuel economy ratings of 31/42/35 mpg (city/highway/combined)1 for models with 1.5-liter turbo and CVT and 31/41/35 mpg for models with the 2.0-liter engine and CVT

Body

  • Ultra-rigid body with 59-percent application of high-strength steel and 14-percent application of ultra-high-strength steel (up from 55 percent and 1 percent, respectively, in the previous model) – the most extensive use of high-tensile steel ever in a Civic
  • 68-pound reduction in unibody weight versus the previous Civic Sedan, despite its larger size and greater stiffness 
  • ACE™ body structure with new crash stroke design (Honda and Civic first) for improved collision performance in a sportier, more compact front frame design
  • Ultra-high-strength steel B-pillars and rear frame rails with selectively-tempered “soft zones” for reduced weight and enhanced collision performance
  • Ultra-rigid 590-mpa high-strength-steel floor for enhanced collision performance and improved ride quality
  • Most tightly sealed Civic body ever, with a 58 percent improvement in air leak performance over the previous model
  • Premium noise isolation materials and design features that combine with the tightly sealed body for cabin quietness that challenges luxury-class compact-segment products

Chassis
  • New multi-link independent rear suspension
  • Hydraulic compliance bushings for premium levels of ride quality and road vibration isolation
  • Larger stabilizer bars with bonded bushings for more refined body control
  • Rigid aluminum rear damper brackets for improved ride quality
  • Agile Handling Assist brake torque vectoring for cornering precision and stability
  • Dual-pinion electric power steering with variable gear ratio for improved steering feel and maneuverability
Exterior
  • Available LED exterior lighting
  • Complete underbody covering for fuel efficiency and cabin quietness
  • Flush mounted, acoustic glass windshield
  • Capless refueling
  • Interior
  • 97.8 cubic-feet of passenger volume (+3.2 cubic feet vs. previous Civic Sedan) – the most spacious cabin in the compact class
  • New ultra-thin A-pillars for enhanced forward visibility
  • Premium, soft touch cabin materials exceeding current class standards
  • Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay® compatibility
  • New tilting driver’s seat cushion for improved thigh support
  • Premium comfort and convenience features including Remote Engine start, Smart Entry with Push Button Start, electronic parking brake, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated rear seats and rain-sensing wipers 
Safety and Driver Assistance
  • Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technologies
  • Next-generation ACE™ body structure
  • New crash stroke front frame design
  • Ultra-rigid 590-mpa high-strength steel floor for enhanced collision performance
  • Targeted highest-available collision performance safety ratings – a 5 star Overall Vehicle Score in the NHTSA’s NCAP and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the IIHS
We believe the 2017 Honda Civic, with its new, edgy and sharp design will acquire many customers from its competitors, as well as from other Honda models, such as low-spec Accord.

source: Honda Automobiles USA

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