Just when we thought it was safe to assume that all compact cars would continue to be sedans, two of the world’s favorite automakers, Chevy and Honda, decided to outfit two of their most popular models with a hatchback option. Both the 2017 Honda Civic hatchback and 2017 Chevy Cruze hatchback are set to debut for the new model year, and have presented prospective buyers with a tricky decision when it comes time to sign on the dotted line. So, how do these two models compare?
From the outset, it’s clear that both are stylistically bold, and seeing as they’re built on two industry favorites, dependability shouldn’t be a concern. However, with the Civic Hatchback, buyers enjoy significant advantages over their Cruze Hatchback counterparts in terms of maximum horsepower, city fuel-efficiency ratings**, and interior cargo capacity. The fact that all of this is received for a price well below* that of its Chevy competitor only makes the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback all the more appealing.
It’s rare that a model can grab the attention of so many shoppers before it ever arrives in a dealership showroom, but if we’re being fair, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is a pretty rare model. Powered by a 1.5L Turbo four-cylinder engine and available with the choice of a six-speed manual transmission or the popular CVT, the Civic Hatchback rewards buyers with 174 horsepower on its way to 40 highway mpg**. Four trim levels are available as well, the LX, EX, EX-L and Sport Touring, allowing drivers to cater their purchase to their particular needs and lifestyle.
The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is now available at Allan Nott Auto, located near Fort Wayne and Findlay in Lima, OH. To learn more or to schedule your test drive, visit our dealership today!
*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes taxes, license, registration/title, optional or regionally required equipment and destination charge. Dealers set own prices.
**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.