For decades now, two of the top sellers in the compact car market in America have been the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. Both compact cars have been recently redesigned or refreshed, but the new Civic sticks out as the top performer in more ways than one. As this review will display, the 2017 Honda Civic is a tough car to match!
If you are looking for that fun to drive feeling and some power when you step on the gas, then you will find the 2017 Honda Civic to be an easy choice when shopping the compact car market. Honda offers the 2017 Civic with a choice of two engines, a base 2.0-liter inline-four and a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. The standard 2.0-liter keeps the entry-level trims of the Civic priced low while delivering impressive fuel economy and power. The new 1.5-liter turbocharged powertrain adds additional horsepower and torque -- plus improved fuel efficiency; that's a win-win! Meanwhile, in the 2017 Corolla, drivers will find a single engine available, Toyota's 1.8 liter 4-cylinder. Honda adds even more options to the mix of the 2017 Civic with a choice of sedan, coupe and hatchback body styles; the Corolla can only be had as a 4-door sedan.
With nearly 113 cubic feet of passenger space, the 2017 Honda Civic is nearly classified as a mid-size sedan! It sure beats the 2017 Corolla's 110.5 cubic feet of cabin room, too. Drivers and passengers will find that the additional passenger volume extends to each seating position, as the Civic delivers more space in key dimensions like front headroom and shoulder room. The Civic's space advantage extends to the trunk, where the Honda allocates over 15 cubic feet to luggage space, while the Corolla is restricted to just 13 cubic feet.
Compact cars may be small, but they can be very safe, too, as both the 2017 Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla show. Both of these popular compact cars hold top ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The new Civic does top the Corolla in two key safety tests though: the NHTSA's rollover test and the small overlap frontal crash test by the IIHS.
Standard safety features on both compact cars include traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes (ABS), a tire pressure monitor and rear view camera.
Reading about the new Civic's superior performance, style, safety and interior is one thing. But, to fully appreciate this sleek new compact car from Honda, the 2017 Civic has to be driven! Car buyers near Jefferson City, Columbia and Lake Ozark, MO can stop by Honda of Jefferson City today to test drive and explore a 2017 Civic sedan, coupe or hatchback. Before you visit our full-service Honda dealership in person, apply for auto financing online now.
Honda of Jefferson City
3215 Missouri Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109