2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

 
2018 Honda Civic Hatchback
 
2018 Honda Civic Hatchback
 

2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

MSRP 
$26,645
Invoice 
$24,809
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Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 31 mpg City, 40 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 1.5 L Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4, 174 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The Civic has topped the 'best compact car' lists for decades. With its consistent balance of quality, performance and practicality, that should come as no surprise. The 2016 model-year redesign made big improvements with extensive standard equipment, a high-quality stylish interior and a new powertrain lineup that comes at a range of price points intended to have something for everyone.

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What's New For 2018

The Honda Civic rolls over into 2018 with no changes.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 5 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 5 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • VSA Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • HondaLink Emergency Sos
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
    • Honda LaneWatch Right Side Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Honda HD Digital Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Voice Activation and External Memory Control
    • Radio: 180-Watt AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM Audio System -inc: 8 speakers, 7-inch display w/high-resolution WVGA (800x480) electrostatic touch-screen and customizable feature settings, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System w/voice recognition, Honda HD digital traffic, turn-by-turn directions, compass and Song By Voice (SBV), Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Bluetooth streaming audio, radio data system (RDS), speed-sensitive volume control (SVC), 1.5-amp USB smartphone/audio interface port in front, 1.0-amp USB audio interface port in center console, HondaLink, Apple CarPlay integration, Android Auto integration, Pandora compatibility, SMS text message function, illuminated steering wheel-mounted audio controls and navigation controls and fin-type roof-mounted antenna
  • Exterior Features
    • Front Fog Lamps
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Black Grille
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Black Side Windows Trim
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Wheels w/Silver Accents
    • Tires: P215/50R17 91H AS
    • Wheels: 17" Alloy
  • Interior Features
    • Reclining Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: driver's seat w/8-way power adjustment and adjustable head restraints
    • Driver Seat
    • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Fore/Aft Movement
    • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Turbo/Supercharger Boost, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Compass
    • Valet Function
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Leather-Trimmed Seating Surfaces
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
    • Front Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Roll-Up Cargo Cover
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Remote Engine Start
    • Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation
    • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Fixed Rear Head Restraints
    • Sliding Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
    • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 1 12V DC Power Outlet
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 1.5L I-4 DOHC 16-Valve Turbocharged
    • Transmission: Continuously Variable
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 4.81 Axle Ratio
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 12.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - 4-Wheel Disc
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.1
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 10.2
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 25.7
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 46.2
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 1.5 L/91
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 174 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 162 @ 1700
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 106.3
    • Length, Overall (in) - 177.9
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 70.8
    • Height, Overall (in) - 56.5
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 60.9
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 61.5
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 12.4
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 94.8
    • Front Head Room (in) - 37.6
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 42.3
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 57
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.4
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 36
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 48.8
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 34
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 31
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 40
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 35.7
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Honda Civic Hatchback
    • Body Style - Hatchback
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P215/50HR17
    • Front Tire Size - P235/35ZR19
    • Rear Tire Size - P215/50HR17
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/35ZR19
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 1
    • Trans Description Cont. - CVT w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.65 - 0.41
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 1.86
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.81
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Compact Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 5.2
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 2972
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Photos & Colors

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  • Aegean Blue Metallic Crystal Black Pearl Crystal Black Pearl Lunar Silver Metallic Polished Metal Metallic Polished Metal Metallic Rallye Red Sonic Gray Pearl White Orchid Pearl White Orchid Pearl
  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Polished Metal Metallic
  • Polished Metal Metallic
  • Rallye Red
  • Sonic Gray Pearl
  • White Orchid Pearl
  • White Orchid Pearl

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Introduction

The Honda Civic, which has been zipping around on our streets for 45 years, was totally redesigned for the 2016 model year; the Civic sedan and then the coupe were made longer and wider, nearly as big as a Chrysler 200. The sleek hatchback followed for 2017, including a high-performance Civic Type R with a big wing. So for 2018 there are no changes.

In the upscale models, the compact Civic feels more like a premium car than an economy car. The sedan, especially, is refined and smooth-riding. It’s a calm car, not a sporty or especially quick one, with good handling and easy brakes.

The standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine makes 158 horsepower, about the same as a Mazda3, but unfortunately it’s boring. It comes with either a 6-speed manual transmission that we really like, or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that isn’t new, doesn’t have paddle shifters and is even more boring than the engine.

That mostly puts the job to the other engine, a 1.5-liter turbo making 174 horsepower. It’s a revelation, not only quicker and more responsive than the non-turbo 2.0, but with a better CVT. It gets nearly the same fuel mileage as the 2.0, which with the CVT is EPA-rated at 35 mpg Combined miles per gallon (only 31 mpg with the manual).

The sportier Civic Si really ups the power with 205 hp, and the Type R, with its 2.0-liter turbo brings 306 horsepower to the VTEC and VTC engine.

Lineup

With three body styles, two powertrains, and four main models, the combinations are bewildering.

Sedans come in LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, and Touring models. Civic LX ($18,840) comes standard with 2.0-liter engine, manual transmission, rearview camera, electronic parking brake, Bluetooth, five-inch touchscreen, and 160-watt audio. Heated leather seats are available along with a more powerful sound system with HD satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.

Civic EX-L ($23,900) is available with the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine and CVT. Civic Touring ($26,700) gets the HondaSensing safety suite, navigation, LED headlamps and 450-watt audio. (All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

Coupes come in LX manual ($19,250), LX-P ($21,050), EX-T ($22,500), EX-L ($23,625), and Touring ($26,325). Civic Si Coupe ($23,900) uses the 1.5-liter engine with more turbocharger boost to make 205 horsepower, with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Hatchbacks come in LX ($19,700), Sport ($21,300), EX ($22,800), EX-L Navi ($25,300), and Sport Touring ($28,300).

Civic Type R hatchback ($33,900) features a 2.0-liter VTEC turbocharged engine.

Walkaround

The sedan looks big, not like an economy car at all, with a sleek and sweeping profile like the Honda Crosstour. The sheetmetal might be exciting to a fault, with its creases, slits and intakes. It flaunts its size and edginess by being low and wide, with flared wheels and a wedged tail with Acura-like taillamps.

The Hatchback is the same as the sedan, from the B pillars between the doors to the front of the hood. But it’s four inches shorter overall, so everything behind the pillars is distinctive, and downright swoopy for a so-called hatchback. The only thing hatchbacky about it is that the back is a convenient hatch.

Interior

The cabin is tame and organized, a horizontal dash with a single screen, almost a Teutonic flow. The dash is low and the front seat raises, so forward visibility is excellent. The gauges are clean and crisp, except on the deluxe Touring model, which gets a digital display on an LCD screen with a 270-degree tachometer.

There’s a lot of room inside, enough for a six-footer in back with an inch of kneeroom to spare. There are many clever storage spots, and a big 15-cubic-foot trunk.

The Hatchback’s passengers won’t know it’s not a sedan, although the trim is a bit different. The cargo space is a very generous 25.7 cubic feet behind the second row, so that’s already way ahead of the sedan; and then when you drop the seat you get an awesome 46.2 cubic feet. Considering it’s four inches shorter than the sedan, that’s dazzling.

Honda is working its cargo features to young buyers, maybe those stepping up from a Fit who are spoiled by the cargo space created by the nearly flat-folding Magic Seats, including the front seats. The Hatchback also features an innovative sideways sliding cargo cover that can be stowed on either side. The Hatchback is nearly as quiet as the sedan and coupe with the cargo cover up, as it blocks noise from the open space in the back.

Driving Impressions

Compared to the three turbocharged engines, the standard 2.0-liter engine with its 158 horsepower is flat-out lame. It’s for buyers who only care that their car goes forward when they press the start button and step on the gas. With the Civic, there are a lot of them. But the car can be more.

The 1.5-liter turbo is much quicker, as the weight of the slim Civic is less than 3000 pounds, so the engine’s 174 horsepower can handle it. It’s a small turbo with an electrically driven wastegate. It sounds sweet at full throttle, though there is some turbo lag. The turbo engine has a Sport mode that helps things, as well as an Econ mode that gains fuel mileage but robs power. The turbo comes with a continuously variable transmission that’s smooth and quiet but not quick or exciting.

Ride and handling is where the Civic excels. It’s precise, composed, and beautifully compliant. It doesn’t dance over bumps, it manages them. The suspension uses struts in the front with hydraulic bushings, and multi-links in the rear with a rigid subframe, with hydraulic bushings on EX-T models and above, as well as 17-inch wheels and tires. Same with the turbocharged Civics.

The Civic LX and EX ride on pedestrian 215/55HR16 tires that run out of grip and ability to cushion the ride on bad pavement, but still the ride’s not bad. Handling is predictable even when grip is not, as we observed on wet roads covered with leaves.

Because the steering column is thicker (for crash worthiness, which the Civic aces), the Civic uses a sophisticated steering system, a dual-pinion, variable-ratio setup like on the Buick Verano. There’s a motor in the steering rack that provides gradual and consistent steering boost.

The brakes are firm and fast to respond, with a short pedal stroke.

The Civic Si turns up the turbo boost to get 205 horsepower out of the busy engine. The suspension uses solid bushings to tighten it up, and the six-speed manual has a short throw and smooth clutch.

The new Type R hatch gets a 2.0-liter turbo that makes an eye-popping 306 horsepower. We haven’t had a chance to drive it yet, but we definitely look forward to it.

Summary

With four engines and three body styles, the Civic has many personalities. It can be a sedate car, a sedan with the 2.0-liter engine, and in fact the entry-level LX, which is reasonably well equipped, offers a whole lot of reliable and smooth car for the money. But for our own satisfaction, we need the 1.5-liter turbo; it’s much quicker and has a sharper CVT. Move up to the sleek hatchback as the 205-hp Si, or 306-hp Type R, and you’ll have a mean or meaner machine.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

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