2018 Honda Civic
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by Bill Flitter
Dad, Coffee Lover, Coach, First Car: '79 Camaro
Honda traditionally releases a re-make overhaul roughly every four years. With the 2016 Civic debuting with major upgrades, the 2018 Honda Civic, like the 2017, will be much of the same.
But nobody is complaining about that.
In fact, as the Honda Civic continues into its tenth generation, the sporty and yet practical nature of the Civic make it a fan favorite across America and one of the best-selling cars in the U.S.
Honda Civic continues into its tenth generation. It has come a long way since this 1980’s version – my first memories of the Honda Civic.
The 2018 Honda Civic Is “Stupid Fun” To Drive.
In 2016, the Civic got its unique new exterior look, which plays on a faux hatchback-style design crossed with a coupe. It also got remarkably more spacious on the inside, with positive reviews coming from the front seat and the backseat. Plus, the 2016 Civic got a tech upgrade and a ton of optional safety features built in.
Lastly, the 2016 Civic, like the car it is today, never lost its thrill. Despite getting longer, heavier and smarter that year, it was still “stupid fun” to drive. The same has held true for the 2018 Honda Civic.
2018 Honda Civic - A Timeless All-Star
Named a 2017 AUTOMOBILE All-Star with the likes of Acura, BMW and Volvo, the Honda Civic Hatchback Sport just started hitting dealer lots within the last 60 days.
But it is not just the Hatchback Sport or the Si that are fun to drive. Although, they along with the Type R do tend to rev the amateur car enthusiast engine a little more than the standard sedan models. Across the board the 2018 Honda Civic has been duly noted as both the practical and reliable car people expect out of Honda. Fun and torquey with plenty of speed packed into its little, albeit growing, frame.
The First Reviews: What Has People Talking
Better Than It Looks
In the same breath that Automobile Magazine awarded the Civic with the All-Star title, it also commented on the unique strangeness of its exterior – and not in a complimentary way.
Other reviews of the 2018 Honda Civic and its Transformers-esque body style encourage consumers to give it a second look. Don’t let its “interesting” edges deter from what otherwise is a great car.
If you can get past the exterior, and perhaps you might even have come to like its futuristic tapered edges, the drive itself will not disappoint.
No Longer Considered a Compact
But fuel efficient just the same.
The Civic continues to receive exceptional ratings for its fuel efficiency. The sedan model gets a record 42 MPG on the highway and 32 MPG in the city. Despite growing in size, it still scores high in this category.
The EPA ratings for the 2018 Honda Civic have gone unchanged. The larger re-make of the 2016 Civic bumped the car up from a compact classification to that of a midsize. The EPA’s ratings took into account the more spacious interior coupled with the available room in the trunk. This added another check mark to the practicality column of the Civic for a lot of consumers. Now, they can zip around town in sporty ease. There’s also have plenty of room to pick up the kids and bring home the groceries.
2018 Honda Civic: Model Features and Safety Specs
The Honda Sensing suite of safety features is available on the Honda Civic LX, EX, EX-T and EX-L models, and comes standard on the Civic Touring. The Honda Sensing safety suite includes:
• Collision mitigation braking
• Road departure mitigation
• Adaptive cruise control
• Lane-keeping assist
The 2018 Civic, like the 2017, comes available in these model options:
• The Civic’s base engine is a 2.0-liter I-4 and is available on the following models: LX and EX (sedans) and the LX and LX-P (coupes)
• The 1.5-liter I-4 turbocharged engine is available for the sedan/coupe EX-T, EX-L, Touring, hatchback LX, Sport EX, EX-L Navi and the Sport Touring
o The turbocharged engine comes available with either a six-speed manual – for the sedan/coupe EX-T, hatchback LX and the Sport – or an automatic transmission in the sedan/coupe EX-T, EX-L, the Touring models and all of the hatchback trims
• There are two high-performance engine options available with six-speed manuals:
o Civic Si sedan and coupe with a 1.5-liter turbo I-4 engine
o Civic Type R hatchback with a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 engine, which is rate with 306 hp
What Honda is saying about the Civic:
• “Unmistakable & Unforgettable”
• “A Memorable Impression: The 2018 Civic Sedan features aggressive lines and redefined features that make it stand out from the crowd.”
• “Inside Outstanding: Civic Sedan has grown up, and features the most comfortable and sophisticated interior of any Civic ever.”
Over to You
There is not a lot new with the Honda Civic this year. In fact, there is nothing new about it.
The Civic has come back to prove time and time again why it deserves a parking space in the market. Consumers continue to love it for its affordability, agility and reliability.
Sometimes there is no need to mess with a good thing.