The 2017 Honda Civic Sport can be viewed as a comeback for the hatchbacks. While the whole world has been designing crossovers and SUVs which are creating the buzz in the market, Honda took a step back and designed an awesome hatchback. Maybe it looked like a welcome break after years of sedans and SUVs getting introduced.
The company took the risk but its judgment was not wrong. While many companies complained of fall in sales, the Civic's hatchback gained 9.4 percent over 2015. This translated to 367,000 extra units.
The Honda Civic Sport has a handsome look and it made a few changes from the other Honda models. The side glass got a makeover from the chrome trim to black. The car now has a slight hint of black in the front splitter. Also, sill extensions are added and the car also has a twin outlet center exhaust. Driving is also made smoother as the Sport also gets a quicker steering ratio. The car also has 18-inch alloy wheels. Honda Civic Sport does not have features which the other high-end models have like the heated seats and sunroof, reported Forbes.
The Honda Civic Sport hatchback was powered by a new 1.5-liter turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine. It had a six-speed manual and also had a choice of continuously variable automatic transmission. The Sport also deviated from the other Honda models and made the engine get a 6-horsepower and 10 lb.-ft. This feat can be pulled off if the engine is fed with premium fuel and not the regular gasoline, reported Car and Driver.
The music options in the car include a basic AM/FM/Satellite radio with a five-inch display. The car has a USB port through which the phone of the driver can be plugged in. However, apps cannot be controlled using this. The company also provided Honda Sensing driver assist package in the car.