Hot or not? A Look in the all-new 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

July 10 2020

In case you weren’t already aware, the Honda Civic has been holding the crown of best-selling car here in Canada for a strong 19-year run. As far as best selling vehicles go, the Civic is actually beat out by three pickup trucks, but comes in at number four on the list making it the top-selling car. We know what you’re thinking – 19 years running? – Oh yeah, the combined utility and practicality of the Civic ensures that the torch shall not be passed on to another vehicle here in Canada.

So, what’s new with the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback? Let’s get right down to it! If you’re a fan of utility, you may have noticed that Honda was lacking in this department for about the last decade or so. However, they’ve gotten their heads back in the game recently and introduced the Honda Civic Hatchback back into the lineup for 2017. If you enjoy the look of the recent sedans and coupe models, you’ll love the new hatchback as it mirrors the look of these recently released, sporty models.

If utility is what you’re after but you don’t want a big pickup truck hogging your driveway, this hatchback might be the answer to all your prayers. While the hatchback boasts more versatility and a larger cargo compartment than the sedan, it’s shockingly a tad shorter in length by about 135 millimetres. With the rear seats in use your cargo compartment allows lots of space which is in the top of it’s class, while folding the seats down will bump you up to even more cargo space. So how does the cargo compartment really stack up? Don’t worry – we know exactly what you want to know… Even though the seats don’t fold perfectly flat, you’ll have enough space to go nuts at Ikea and bring your haul home in one load.

Alright, let’s talk power and specifics – we know you’re dying to know!

As Honda considers the hatchback to be one of its premium vehicles, you’ll find a considerably more powerful engine, the 1.5L turbocharged four, boasting 174-HP with an impressive 167-lb-ft of torque. This engine leaves peppy behind in favour of some seriously capable power that will have you passing others in a cinch. The six-speed manual transmission is smoother than ever before with a clutch that won’t give you grief.

Here are some of the features you can expect if you decide to test drive or purchase the 2016 Honda Civic Hatchback:

• Quality materials used inside and out for comfort and style

• Comfortable, roomy seats that don’t cramp the backseat passengers

• Completely digital driver’s gauges with extra features to cycle through

• Two-tier centre console storage

• The dash features hidden storage for USB cables to run through

• Improved roll-away cargo cover in the back

• Touch screen audio system with generous 7-inch display

• Cruise control

• Remote entry system

Overall, if you’re looking for a compact hatch that offers up utility, practicality and versatility for carrying people and cargo, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is definitely hot!