The 2017 Honda Civic beat out seven other contenders to be named the Best Compact Car of 2017 by Cars.com. The Civic beat out the competition with its advanced technology, stellar safety features and ratings, and wide trim selection. Take a closer look at what made the Civic stand out from the pack.
Performance and Technology
The Honda Civic can be equipped with one of two of the most powerful engines in its class for great performance. The LX and EX trims feature a 158 hp 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, while the available 1.5L turbo engine pumps out 174 hp on the EX-T, EX-L, and Touring trims. Honda engineers designed the Honda Civic with the future in mind, giving drivers advanced technology that gives added safety and convenience. A multi-angle rearview camera gives you an extra set of eyes when navigating a crowded parking lot or leaving your driveway. Arrive at your destination with no fuss using Honda’s Satellite-Linked Navigation that gives you real-time traffic updates using the exclusive Honda HD Digital Traffic application. A USB audio interface lets you plug in and easily play music from compatible devices. Go wireless in the Civic with the wireless charging mat, a feature not available in most vehicles on the market today.
Even more advanced technology was utilized in the driver-assist safety systems available in the Honda Civic. Honda Sensing features include the Lane Keeping Assist System, which alerts drivers when the vehicle is drifting out of the lane without a turn signal being engaged; if no action is taken, the system can automatically apply mild torque to the steering wheel to correct course. Adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow detects slower-moving vehicles in front of you and adjusts speed automatically to prevent a collision. The 2017 Honda Civic received an overall 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA,* further proving the Civic is one of the best compact cars on the market.
No matter what stage you’re at in life, there’s a Honda Civic model for you. The LX has ample features to get you on the road, but each trim option has some standout features over the base model that make it worth the sticker price. The EX model features push-button start that will get you going faster. The EX-T adds comfort and convenience with a dual-zone automatic climate control system that ensures an ideal temperature for both driver and passenger in any climate. The EX-L adds a touch of luxury with a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel. The Touring edition maximizes your entertainment with a 450-watt Premium Audio System with 10 speakers and a subwoofer to hear your music the way it was meant to be heard.
Experience the Civic
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.