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Honda Civic Specials

The Honda Civic: Your Favorite Sedan, Coupe, or Hatchback

No matter where in Florida you drive, you will see dozens of Honda Civics on the road around you. This is true all over the country thanks to Honda Civic’s well-rounded features, fuel efficiency, and cutting-edge styling. For the most recent model year, the hatchback body style returned, meaning that you can once again choose from a sedan, coupe, or hatchback. Honda prides itself on creating models to meet every driver’s needs. With the Honda Civic, you will be able to stick to your budget even while buying a new model- and you won’t have to sacrifice features. Even the most affordable models, from recent model years, come with sought-after features, like a touchscreen, Pandora® internet radio, and smartphone connectivity. The Honda Civic has also been a leader in safety. Don’t forget that the Honda Civic was one of the very first models in the automaker’s lineup to offer the Honda Sensing™ suite with Lane Keeping Assist, Collision Mitigation Breaking (CMBS™), and more.

The Extensive Updates for the 2017 Civic

The 2017 Honda Civic saw quite a few updates. The Honda Civic Hatchback made an official return for this model year. Since there hasn’t been a hatchback in multiple years, the changes for that model are incredibly numerous. Instead of comparing it to the last hatchback from several years ago, it is easier to get a feel for what it offers by comparing it to the sedan everyone knows. The hatchback has vent-like cutouts on both bumpers for a sportier look. Instead of the chrome on the sedan, the hatchback has glossy black accents, including the wheels. Some trims also have a central exhaust. The front seats of the hatchback are nearly identical to the sedan while the rear seats have a bit less legroom. However, it does have the extra expansive cargo area you’d expect from a hatchback- with a class-leading 25.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats. All hatchbacks have a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that certainly wasn’t on the last Honda Civic Hatchback.

The big change for the coupe and sedan is that a 6-speed manual transmission is now standard for the EX-T. In the past, this trim level was only available with a CVT, meaning that now drivers can enjoy full control. This change also means that for the first time, drivers of the 2017 Honda Civic are able to combine a turbocharged engine with a manual transmission for a truly sporty experience.

Looking at the History of the Honda Civic

To put the most recent changes to the Honda Civic in perspective and get a better idea of the models you may see at your local Honda dealership, get to know this model’s history. The Honda Civic was actually the vehicle that helped Honda transition from being known for motorcycles to automobiles when it arrived as a 1973 model. The first Honda Civic fit four people with its 86.6-inch wheelbase and had 50 horsepower. It was first available as a two-door sedan or hatchback and came with standard front power disc brakes, AM radio, and reclining bucket seats. Unsurprisingly, the Honda Civic has grown with nearly every single generational change and increased its power. In the second generation, the 1980 Honda Civic was offered as a wagon or hatchback with two trims of each with a station wagon and four-door sedan being added the following year. The fourth-generation Honda Civic emphasized performance and the fifth-generation got more futuristic styling. By 2006, the eighth generation arrived with modern features.

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