Honda says it’s adding the option to keep the Civic sedan and coupe in the top selling slots in America. The six-speed manual now comes standard with the 1.5-liter turbocharged sedan and coupe EX-T versions. The 2017 Honda Civic turbo sedan starts from $22,335 and from $22,435 for the turbo manual coupe, including destination.
The 1.5-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine tops at 174-horsepower. With the new manual transmission it gets 167 pound-feet of torque. The Continuously Variable Transmission gets 5 lb-ft less. The EX-L and Touring models come standard with CVT. EPA-estimated combined highway miles range from 32 to 36 depending on the trim and transmission.
The Civic’s exterior comes with available LED lighting, complete underbody covering that makes the cabin quieter, and an acoustic glass windshield. Inside, Honda says the interior quality exceeds its class in terms of soft touch materials. Dual zone automatic climate control is offered on some models. There is also an available display audio touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
The 2017 model offers Honda Sensing, a suite of safety features. They include Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, and Road Departure Mitigation. The 2016 model earned the highest ratings from the IIHS and NHTSA.
All 2017 Civic sedans for the U.S. market are built at Honda’s plants in Alliston, Ontario, and Greensburg, Indiana.
A new Honda Civic Si and a radical new Civic Type-R will join the lineup next year.