The Honda Civic has been reinvented for 2018 and there’s no flicker of doubt that its latest re-invention will certainly be welcomed by its ardent fans. It returns with daring looks, technology-rich interior, and a turbocharged power. Additionally, its handling is satisfying, its safety technologies and infotainment system upgraded, and its turbocharged engine zesty and fuel-efficient. The 2018 Honda Civic release date in the USA is expected this fall, as a 2018 year model.
For starters, the Civic has had quite a rocky and blissful tenure ever since it debuted into the segment. The 2011-2015 era saw the model garner some un-Honda like controversy that saw Honda put in some more efforts that led to the current-generation model’s success. The success of the current breed of Civics was in spite of the fact that there were rivals abound which had improved in leaps and bounds. This goes a long way to show you the amount of effort Honda put in constructing the new model.
The Honda Civic 2018 continues to ride on the same platform that offers it upscale looks, feisty spirit, impressive cabin design, and best-in-class interior volume. The interior space is voluptuous and those looking for ample head- and legroom should certainly offer the Civic the benefit of doubt. Cruising on the highway is whisper-quiet and comfortable. Moreover, plenty of technologies are offered as well, and you’d be hard-pressed to differentiate from Acura-grade refinement.
This segment offers a plethora of alternatives, nonetheless. These include the Kia Forte, Mazda 3, Ford Focus, and Chevrolet Cruise. Each features distinct strengths from each other depending on areas of priorities.
2018 Honda Civic Review of Trims
Depending on your selection of either a coupe or hatchback, there are five trims available for the sedan: EX-L, EX-T, LX, EX, and Touring. The coupe offers EX-L, LX, LX-P, Touring, and EX-T. The 2018 Honda Civic Si review is covered elsewhere on this blog.
The 2018 Honda Civic Type R specs aren’t quite apparent at this time. but recent news has it that the Type R will come with several welcome feature such as an improvement in power, a myriad of suspension upgrades, and exterior tweaks. The 2018 Honda Civic Type R release date should be expected sometime before this fall as a 2018 year model.
The 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype, on the other hand, had been previewed during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Some of its specs include one engine option that offers a power rated at 174 horsepower. Pairing is expected to be done by the CVT transmission system. The Honda Civic 2018 hatchback should be expected sometime in the fourth quarter of 2016 as a 2018 year model.
2018 Honda Civic Redesign of Interior & Exterior
Some of the standard features available on the LX include a five-inch central display screen, LED taillights and running lights, a USB port, a six-speaker upgraded sound system, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, Pandora connectivity, charging ports, a rearview camera, and expanded view of the driver side mirror.
The Civic EX sedan offers an eight-speaker sound system, a navigation system, a seven-inch touchscreen interface integrated with Android Auto, Apple Carplay, and voice-to-text capability, additional USB ports, a multifunction display screen, and variable intermittent wipers.
The top-of-the-line 2018 Honda Civic Touring model offers features such as a 10-speaker audio system, heated rear seats, LED headlights, seventeen-inch wheels, forward-collision alert, adaptive cruise control, a navigation system, a four-speaker power-passenger seat, LED headlights, seventeen-inch wheels, voice controls, and ventilated heated front seats.
2018 Honda Civic Engine Specs
Below the hoods of the LX and the EX trim models is a 138 lbs. Ft. of torque- and 158 horsepower – generating four-cylinder engine. The other options is the 174 hp- and 162 pounds-ft. of torque – generating turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine.
EPA estimates the LX manual to check in at 27/40/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 31/42/35 mpg with the turbocharged Civics.
Additional specs such as 0-60 mph, top speeds, and options will be offered on its release date, as Honda is yet to make such info available.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.3 in. (106.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.3 in. (182.3 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 10.8 in. (70.8 in.)
Passenger volume: 95 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 15.1 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 2742 lbs.
Top Speed: 125 mph
0-60: 8.2 sec
MPG: 31/42 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Aegean Blue Metallic, Burgundy Night Pearl, Cosmic Blue Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Rallye Red, Taffeta White…
Towing Capacity: N/A
2018 Honda Civic Release Date & Price
Availability of the Honda Civic should be expected sometime before this fall, as a 2018 year model featuring a price tag displaying $19,050.
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