Drivers had been asking for engine improvements to the Civic, and Honda listened. All models of the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan are equipped with a finely tuned In-line 4-cylinder engine that will make any drive—from a cross-country journey to a trip to the grocery store—an enjoyable driving experience. On the EX and LX models, the engine has an output of 158 hp @ 6,500 rpm with 138 lb-ft of torque, adding an impressive boost over previous models. The engine features multi-point fuel injection and a 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC valvetrain. Plus, from the EX on up the line, you can get going faster with remote engine start.
For drivers looking for even more power, the Honda Civic EX-T, EX-L, and Touring models are equipped with a single-scroll MHI TD03 turbo charger that can boost up to 16.5 psi, increasing the engine’s output to a whopping 174 hp, power unheard of in a sedan. The torque output varies from 162 lb-ft on the EX-L and Touring models to 167 lb-ft on the EX trim. Direct fuel injection and a 16-valve DOHC valvetrain make the turbocharged Civic models roar with power. Get the feel of the track in the comfort of your sedan with a turbocharged Honda Civic.
All that power sounds like it might be hard to handle, but Honda makes it easy by offering an available a continuously variable transmission on its LX and EX-T models, and making it standard on the EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels. For those Civic owners who long for the hands-on driving experience of professional drivers, LX and EX-T models come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission. The 6-speed manual transmission features precision-shift action, low internal friction for quick shifts, and close-ratio gears for improved acceleration.
The old adage that so much power takes a lot of fuel was thrown out the window by Honda engineers when they designed the 2017 Civic. Each trim option delivers impressive power without sacrificing fuel efficiency, so you won’t run through the 12-gallon fuel tank and have to head home from your road trip early. Civic Sedan LX 6MT models are rated at an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city / 40 mpg highway / 32 mpg combined,* while Civic Sedan LX and EX models equipped with a CVT achieve an EPA-estimated 31 mpg city / 40 mpg highway / 34 mpg combined.* The Civic Sedan EX-T 6MT gets an EPA-estimated 31 mpg city / 42 mpg highway / 35 mpg combined.* Civic Sedan EX-T, EX-L, and Touring models with a CVT boast an impressive EPA-estimated 32 mpg city / 42 mpg highway / 36 mpg combined,* making for a very efficient and environmentally friendly sedan.