2018 Honda Civic Review & Changes – The 10th-era Honda Civic was released for the 2016 model year and, thanks to a lot more large interior, the somewhat larger compact car is now categorized by the EPA as a midsize car exactly where the earlier era was deemed a compact. The EPA blends interior volume and trunk space for its rankings, which just mirror internal size instead of how shoppers would cross-retail outlet cars. The Honda Civic sedan, coupe, and four-door hatchback slot previously mentioned the Fit hatchback and beneath the midsize Accord sedan and coupe.
With Honda’s practice of holding out right up until a model’s 4th year for a critical recharge, we anticipate popular Honda Civics to bring over mostly unaffected for the 2018 model year. Changes could be limited to minimal trim alterations and updates. We will upgrade this space as quickly as we have no additional information on the 2018 Civic.
In the existing 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 is mated to both a six-speed manual (LX) or CVT (LX, EX, LX-P). The 2.0-liter engine is rated 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. An available turbocharged 1.5-liter I-4 (sedan/coupe EX-T, EX-L, Touring; hatchback LX, Sports EX, EX-L Navi, Sports Touring) tends to make 174-180 hp and 162-177 lb-ft according to transmission and trim. The turbo engine is reinforced by both a six-speed manual (sedan/coupe EX-T; hatchback LX, Sport) or a CVT (sedan/coupe EX-T, EX-L Touring; all hatchback trims). Civic Sport and Sports Touring hatchback models with the CVT feature dual-function paddle shifters.
A high-performance Civic Si sedan and coupe with a more robust turbo 1.5-liter I-4 will likely be introduced midway by way of the 2017 model year. A top-spec 306-hp Civic Type R hatchback with a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 also is delivered in 2017 as a 2017 model year vehicle. Count on the Si and Type R engines to be guaranteed only by a six-speed manual.