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Compare 2017 Honda Civic EX vs LX | Highland Park, IL

2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Honda Civic

Dependability, affordability and excellent performance are just a few of the reasons why the compact Honda Civic sedan has become one of the most popular vehicle categories in the United States. There may be a lot of options available when purchasing a new compact sedan, but it is hard to find something that will top the 2017 Honda Civic. The Civic also has several trim styles that make it easy to get the level of luxury and style that you desire in your a car. The top two trim levels on this excellent compact sedan are the Civic EX and Civic LX. While the 2017 Honda Civic Ex and Civic LX may appear to be very similar to the untrained eye, there are enough differences to warrant a comparison of the two trim styles.

2017 Honda Civic EX Sedan

  Engine: 2.0 L I4
  Horsepower: 158 hp
  Torque: 138 ft-lbs
  Power Glass Sunroof: Standard
  Transmission: Continuously variable-speed automatic

2017 Honda Civic LX Sedan

  Engine: 2.0 L I4
  Horsepower: 158 hp
  Torque: 138 ft-lbs
  Power Glass Sunroof: N/A
  Transmission: 6-speed manual


The 2017 Honda Civic EX and LX feature the exact same 158-horsepower 2.0 liter I-4 engine, so they will provide the same performance on the road. While the vehicles will perform identically on the road, they do have a different ignition system. The 2017 Honda Civic EX has a proximity key entry system that allows you to start the engine with the push of a button. You will have to use a traditional key to start the 2017 Honda Civic LX.


The 2017 Honda Civic EX and Civic LX may have an identical body, but their are some subtle difference that set each trim style apart. The Civic EX has 16-inch silver aluminum wheels that add an extra layer of style that you can’t get on the other popular trim style. The 2017 Civic LX only comes with the traditional 16-inch steel wheels. You will also get a beautiful sunroof with the Honda Civic EX. This feature is not available on the Civic LX.


The safety features found on the two vehicles is where you really get to see a major difference between the 2017 Honda Civic EX and Civic LX. The Civic model overall has earned a perfect 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but you will get more safety features when purchasing the 2017 Honda Civic EX. A vehicle assistance system, blind spot monitoring system, heated mirrors and variable intermittent windshield wipers all come standard on the 2017 Civic EX. While the 2017 Civic LX is an extremely safe car, these three safety features are not currently available on the LX.

 Honda Civic for Sale in Highland Park

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Gaining information on a new vehicle is always an important aspect of the purchasing process, but you still need to see the vehicle in person before making an informed decision. Visiting our dealership for a test drive will let you compare the 2017 Honda Civic EX and Civic LX to ensure sure you buy the right vehicle for your needs. Feel free to give us a call today.

* Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

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