The 10th generation of the Honda Civic is already among the more successful models the automaker has produced. In the time it has been available in the Allan Nott Honda showroom, the sedan version was named the 2016 North American Car of the Year. As capable as the Civic is, the Honda is continually working to gain ground in a particularly tough segment of the automotive industry. This is where the emergence of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback in Lima, OH comes into play. Honda has sold this version of the Civic in Europe for several years; 2017 is the first time it is reaching American buyers. Allan Nott Honda customers will be getting a vehicle with many of the same features as the traditional Civic models as well as comparable fuel-efficiency scores but with the expanded cargo and passenger room afforded by the hatchback body style.
According to available information released from the automaker, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback in Lima, OH makes efficient use of its design to provide class-leading passenger and cargo volume. Passengers have up to 122.9 cubic-feet of space to utilize. This translates into about 36 inches of rear legroom, making even the tallest passengers comfortable back there. Like the previous models of the Civic, the new Hatchback model places a high premium on providing a safe vehicle for its buyers. Even before the car was made available to dealerships like Allan Nott Honda the 2017 Civic Hatchback was awarded a NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating as well as a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award, when the car was equipped with Honda Sensing technology.
Each of the four trims of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback in Lima, OH, LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Sport Touring, will be outfitted with the same engine, a turbocharged, 1.5-liter, in-line four-cylinder engine. The LX, EX and EX-L trims use a continuously variable transmission for a peak power output of 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Up to 180 horsepower can be produced in the 2017 Civic Hatchback in the Sport and Sport Touring trims. LX, EX and EX-L have the highest fuel economy scores* from the Environmental Protection Agency at 31 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on the highway.
*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.
NHTSA 5-Star Safety Ratings
Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).