2017 Honda Civic Florence SC
When you have something good going, it’s hard to keep that momentum. At least, in theory. Honda has proven it has what it takes to deliver a reliable and efficient car year after year, and for more than four decades. The 2017 Honda Civic is continuing the legacy, as a model that is roomier, more efficient and packed with technology, while retaining a stylish edge over the competition after a redesign last year. Not much has changed for the model year, but the turbocharged engine does gain more power.
What is it that keeps shoppers coming back to the Honda Civic? The first generation was an affordable and practical vehicle that was easy to modify, but the newest generation needs no improvements. The front end features slim headlights and angular lines around the grille and front bumper, while the hood is slightly chiseled appearance for a more aggressive stance. The side sills mirror the aesthetic of the hood, while the rear bumper benefits form bold taillights available in LEDs for a premium look.
A 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard in the 2017 Civic, offering up 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. Those looking for a boost of power will appreciate the available turbocharged 1.5-liter, which offers up 174 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque when paired with the six-speed manual.
Comfort is key in any vehicle, and the Civic offers plenty of amenities. Standard features include automatic climate control, power windows and locks, cruise control, speed-sensitive volume control and a 5-inch LCD infotainment screen paired with a 160-watt, 4-speaker audio system.
As a compact car, you can expect the Honda Civic to comfortably seat five. The base trim has 97.8 cubic feet of passenger space, though all other trims drop it down to an even 95 cubic feet. Cargo space sits at 15.1 cubic feet for all but the Touring trim, which offers just slightly less at 14.7 cubic feet.
Test drive the 2017 Honda Civic
The standard 2017 Honda Civic sedan is a stable for compact cars, and there’s a reason for it. The model is reliable without being boring, and it has only gotten better since its most recent redesign. This year presents a variety of appealing options, as the Civic is available in five trims: LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L and Touring. All but the base trim feature the 7-inch display audio system which is not only touchscreen, but include advanced smartphone connectivity as well as Pandora compatibility.
Driver assistance features are important to Honda, as they help prevent accidents. Each trim has a full host of available system in the Honda Sensing package, including lane keeping assistant and adaptive cruise control, while Honda Lane Watch is available on higher trim levels.
Between technology and performance, the 2017 Honda Civic offers plenty to appeal to motorists in Florence, SC, and the new look is just icing on the cake. The model has already earned high praise for being one of the roomier options within its class, and the high-quality materials used within the cabin make it worth every penny.
Do you think the 2017 Honda Civic could be the perfect car for you? There’s only one way to find out: Stop by Cale Yarborough Honda to take a test drive.