Honda Civic: Your Award-Winning Coupe, Sedan, or Hatchback
Those in search of an award-winning model available with a range of options need look no further than the Honda Civic. With the Civic Hatchback making a return for the 2017 model year, drivers can once again choose from a sedan, coupe, or hatchback depending on their preference. No matter which model you select, the Civic will be comfortable, filled with features, and spacious. The Civic is powerful and fun, keeping you comfortable no matter where the road takes you. You can even configure your Honda Civic to include 8-way power adjustment for the driver, heated and ventilated front seats, and leather upholstery.
How the 2017 Honda Civic Was Updated
The 2016 Civic saw significant updates on the sedan and coupe, but there are still plenty of enhancements worth mentioning for the 2017 model year. The biggest news is the return of the Civic Hatchback to the lineup. The new Honda Civic Hatchback was reintroduced and is offered in LX, Sport, EX, EX-L Navi, or Sport Touring Trims. This new 2017 Civic Hatchback is the best choice for those in search of versatility as it features the 60/40 rear seats found on the other models with a hatchback design that delivers a more spacious cargo area. In fact, the Civic Hatchback offers 46.2 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down or 25.7 with them upright.
In addition to the new 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback, the 2017 model also gets a newly standard 6-speed manual transmission for the EX-T trims. By comparison, the 2016 model only offered the CVT in the EX-T, whether you chose the sedan or coupe. This may not seem like big news, but for automotive enthusiasts, it is a big deal. This marks the first time you can get a turbocharged engine and a manual transmission on a Honda Civic, putting you in control of the extra power and providing a sporty feel.
Honda Civic History: Spanning 10 Generations
The Honda Civic has a reasonably long history, during which time it has gone through ten different generations. The first generation went from 1973 to 1979 and was the first time a Honda could comfortably fit more than two full-sized adults. This model introduced buyers to the combination of fit and finish with flawless performance and reliability. For the second generation in 1980 the Civic got up to 67 horsepower and all models had CVCC technology. The performance-oriented Civic S arrived in 1983. The third generation began with the 1984 Civic, a generation that included the CRX Si with its 91 horsepower, weight-reduction, and the title of the quickest Civic so far. There was also an HF (high-efficiency) model introduced.
The fourth generation Civic, the 1988 model, showed that the automaker could actually make racing cars as well with performance-enhancing features on the models that came from the automaker’s work with Formula One. By the 2006 model year, The Honda Civic was in its 8th generation and the hatchback would disappear with the Si returning after a break. The current 10th generation began with the 2016 model year, giving drivers updated styling, technology, and more.
Garden State Honda Has Your Next Civic
If you’re looking for a highly versatile vehicle, the Honda Civic is an ideal choice. To get a good look at a wide selection of new and used vehicles, come to Garden State Honda in Clifton, NJ. Our team of professionals is eager to answer any of your questions and help you get into the car of your dreams. We are able to set you up with financing right here at the dealership as well. Our garage is staffed with professional mechanics, ready to help with scheduled maintenance. Call or stop in and learn more today.