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Differences Between the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback vs Sedan

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback
2017 Honda Civic Sedan

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback


1.5 L In-Line 4-Cylinder


174 hp


167 lb-ft.

2017 Honda Civic Sedan


2.0 L In-Line 4-Cylinder


158 hp


138 lb-ft

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback vs 2017 Honda Civic Sedan

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Having a five-door design, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback offers premium amenities at affordable prices. Featuring four doors and a mid-size platform, the Honda Civic Sedan also comes with great value. Both of these versatile Honda cars are powered by a compact turbocharged engine that’s synced with a manual transmission system or continuously variable transmission (CVT) system. Featuring more than five accident-avoidance features, the patented Honda Sensing technology keeps the Civic safe in hazardous conditions.

Which Performance is Better?

Having a single-scroll configuration, the MHI TD03 turbocharger is integrated into the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback’s powertrain. The car’s 1.5 L turbo engine is capable of generating up to 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. This compact engine is also available in the Civic Sedan EX-T and above trims. The LX and EX models are driven by a 2.0 L I-4 engine that has the i-VTEC label. This naturally aspirated engine yields approximately 160 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. Designed to enhance fuel economy, the ECO Assist System is compatible with the turbo engine and i-VTEC engine.

The manual transmission system in the Civic offers up to six fixed gear speeds. Both Honda models offer a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that gives you the freedom to choose an infinite number of gear ratios. In fact, the Civic Hatchback can be fitted with the M-CVT and LL-CVT. As you’d expect, these vehicles roll on a classic front-wheel drive (FWD) system.

What’s the Difference in Appearance?

The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback naturally has a more elongated body than the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan. You can customize the hatchback and sedan in cool colors, such as Aegean Blue or Rallye Red. The sedan is exclusively available with the sophisticated Burgundy Night Pearl, which is a great option for urban settings. You may also add a body-colored decklid spoiler to this sporty model. The hatchback can be fitted with an underbody spoiler kit that improves aerodynamic performance.

Available in the Honda Civic Hatchback EX and above editions, the Smart Entry is paired with the all-new Walk Away Auto-Lock. The traditional Smart Entry is standard in the Civic Sedan EX and above trims. Both Honda models have a one-touch power moonroof with a panel that slides and tilts.

Which Car has Better Safety Features?

The Collision Mitigation Braking System can prevent the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback from crashing into another vehicle that’s ahead. Powered by the Honda Sensing technology that uses radar sensors and camera lenses, this automatic braking function is also available in the Civic Sedan. Both models offer the Adaptive Cruise Control that decreases the potential for front collisions. The Low-Speed Follow function may come on when you approach another car. You should also take advantage of the Honda LaneWatch and Lane Keeping Assist to avoid lateral collisions. Additionally, the Road Departure Mitigation System keeps these Honda cars centered in marked lanes.

Fitted with the signature SmartVent airbags, the Honda Civic is a class leader in passive safety. These innovative airbags create protective barriers between the driver and front passenger. Linked to rollover sensors, side curtain airbags provide excellent protection in the front and rear rows.

Visit our Honda showroom to discover the hatchback and sedan editions of the 2017 Civic. We’ll assist you with selecting the right Honda model according to budget, style, lifestyle and other factors.

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