The 10th generation Honda Civic was introduced for the 2016 model year and, thanks to the more spacious interior, the slightly larger compact car is now classified by the EPA as a midsize car where previous generations are considered compact. The EPA combines interior volumes and luggage space for judgment, which only reflects the size of the interior and not how consumers actually cross the car. Honda Civic sedan, coupe, and four-door hatchback slot above Fit hatchback and under medium-sized Accord sedan and coupe.
In 2016, Honda Civic undergoes a dramatic overhaul, creating a 10th generation for a long-standing Honda rig. With this redesign a lot of firsts experience in terms of size, powertrains and performance. For the third-year model, we expect the 2018 Civic to remain unchanged.
Regarding looks, we hope the Civic looks carried away, considering this new and larger body, which comes as a coupe, sedan or hatchback, just a few years old.
The only change in appearance we expect is a more aggressive appearance of the new Si variant and Type R Type. The deepest interior layout in most Civics will likely remain unchanged, except for the sporty cabin that has a thick backrest and unique accents on Si. and R.
We also expect the Civic feature to remain unchanged. This means the standard features will likely include 16-inch alloy wheels, car headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, cruise control, climate control cars, 5 inch center screens and more.
With the tradition of Honda waiting until the fourth year of the model to be refreshed on a large scale, we estimate the mainstream Honda Civics brings most unchanged for the 2018 model year. The changes may be limited to minor lightweight revisions and updates. We will update this space as soon as we have more info about Civic 2018.
In the current model, the base engine is a 2.0 liter I-4 (LX and EX on the sedan; LX and LX-P on the coupe) and mated to a six-speed manual (LX) or CVT (LX, EX, LX-P). This 2.0-liter engine rated 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque.
A 1.5-liter turbocharged I-4 (EX-T, EX-L, Touring, LX hatchback, Sport EX, EX-L Navi, Sport Touring) offers 1.54-180 hp and 162-177 lb-ft depending on transmission and trim. The turbo engine is powered by a six-speed manual (EX-T sedan / coupe; LX hatchback, Sport) or CVT (EX-T sedan / coupe, EX-L Touring; all trim hatchback). Model touring Civic Sport and Sport hatchback with CVT dual-mode paddle shifter feature.
A high-performance Civic Si sedan and coupe with a more powerful 1.5-liter I-4 turbo will be launched mid-2017. A 306 hp high-quality Civic Type R hatchback with a 2.0-liter I-4 turbocharged is also present in 2017 as a 2017 model year. Expect the Si and Type R engines to be supported only with a six-speed manual.
We also anticipate no change under the hood of the Civic lineup standard. If this proves to be true, then the new Civic is expected to appear standard with a 2-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque.
Optionally, buyers can go with a four liter turbo 1.5 liter with 174 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque. In sport hatchback Sport model, this 1.5 liter produces 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque.
The new Civic will get a version of the current 1.5-liter factory set to 205 hp with a 192 pound-feet twist. This will be Honda’s first turbo-Si factory. It is said that the new Type R will all use a more powerful 2.0-liter turbo with a staggering 306 hp with 295 pound-feet. This will be the most powerful Honda ever sold on the banks of the U.S.
For those looking for something a little greener, there is the possibility of a Civic Hybrid return in 2018 or 2019. However, nothing has been confirmed from Honda as of yet.
The current Civic is the IIHS Top Safety Pick +, and without major changes in stores, we estimate this ranking will continue into the new year. Remember, to achieve this assessment, you must equip the Civic with an optional Honda Sensing package, which includes automatic emergency braking.
Expect fuller review closer to launch.
Price & Release Date
Honda Civic 2018 goes on sale and will soon arrive at the dealership. This hatchback arrives first, with sedans and coupes coming afterwards.
Official price for the 2018 Civic Hatchback with manual transmissions starting at $ 20,775 including destination, a $ 290 increase over the previous year. CVT added $ 800 for MSRP of $ 21,575. Honda Sensing is a $ 1,000 option.
2018 prices for Sedan, Coupe and Type R have not been announced. For your reference, Cived Sedan 2017 starts at $ 19,615 while the Coupe has an MSRP of $ 20,025. The model starts at $ 24,775, while Type R is above $ 34,775.