Under the hood of the 2017 Civic models are two engine options.
Onboard the Civic LX and EX models is a 2.0L normally aspirated In-Line 4-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC engine that generates 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque.
For the Civic EX-T trim and above, a 1.5L turbocharged DOHC In-Line 4-cylinder engine comes standard, producing 174 hp and between 162 and 167 lb-ft of torque.
Each of these engines is paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission.
The Civic’s 6-speed manual transmission grants motorists a connected driving experience that will put them “at one” with their car. This transmission features precision shifting, lower internal friction, and close-ratio gears for bolstered acceleration.
Continuously variable transmissions that are offered for the 2017 Civic Sedan have been enhanced to complement each engine option, serving up plentiful power without compromising when it comes to fuel economy.
In Civic LX 6MT models, fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway, and 32 combined mpg,* while the LX CVT models achieve 31 city mpg, 40 highway mpg, and 34 combined mpg.*
Onboard the Civic EX models, fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 31 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway, and 34 combined mpg.*
The Civic EX-T 6MT models deliver an EPA-estimated 31 mpg in the city, 42 mpg on the highway, and 35 combined mpg,* while the EX-T CVT models achieve an EPA-estimated 32 city mpg, 42 highway mpg, and 36 combined mpg.*
Finally, the Civic EX-L and Touring models deliver EPA-estimated fuel economy of 32 mpg in the city, 42 mpg on the highway, and 36 combined mpg.*
Various performance-boosting features augment the performance quality of each Civic model, including:
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System: A drive-by-wire throttle system comes standard for each Civic trim, replacing the traditional throttle cable with intelligent electronics that provide connectivity between the accelerator pedal and a throttle valve inside the throttle body. This results in less clutter beneath the hood, lower overall weight, and throttle actuation that is faster and more accurate. Additionally, driving quality and engine response are enhanced thanks to a “gain” rate that has been specially programmed between the engine and the throttle pedal.
Eco Assist: The Civic’s standard Eco Assist system helps improve the car’s fuel efficiency by adjusting vehicle functions like engine performance, climate control, transmission, and cruise control.
Hill Start Assist: Hill Start Assist also comes standard for each Civic model and helps prevent the car from rolling forward on a hill or incline when it is in a stopped position. For instance, if the Civic is stopped behind traffic on a hill, this system will prevent the car from rolling while the driver moves from the brake pedal to the gas pedal.