- Most significant changes: No changes for 2018
- Price change: Coupes and sedans (other than Si models) are $100 higher; hatchbacks and Si models are $200 higher. The destination charge is unchanged at $875.
- On sale: October
- Which should you buy, 2017 or 2018? 2018 because of Mini mal price increases
As other manufacturers struggle to sell cars, Honda rolls on with the Civic. Sales are up slightly in 2017 through October to make the Civic the most popular car in the U.S. and Honda 's best seller as well, topping the CR-V compact SUV. With success like that, Honda hasn't made any significant changes for 2018.
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Honda broadened the Civic's appeal by adding a four-door hatchback body style for 2017 and strengthened its performance cred with the Type R model, which is powered by a 306-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder that is the most powerful in the automaker's U.S. history.
Most sales, though, are of LX and EX models that use a 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder or other models that have a 174-hp, turbocharged 1.5-liter. The Si sedan and coupe get a 205-hp version of the 1.5-liter turbo.
With multiple body styles and trims, reasonable prices, a strong reputation for durability and performance that ranges from mild to wild, the Civic covers a broad segment of the compact car market and appeals to millennials and Baby Boomers alike.
In keeping with Honda 's traditional approach, few options are available. The Honda Sensing safety suite (forward collision warning with emergency braking, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control) is a $1,000 option on sedans where it isn't standard except for the Si. Unfortunately, it isn't offered on coupes except for the Touring, where it is standard, or on the Type R or Sport hatchback. The only other options are navigation on EX-L models and summer tires on Si models.
Price increases for 2018 are Mini mal, from $100 to $200, so the Civic remains competitive in a crowded market. It also remains a good choice in a compact car that should be reliable for years.