2017 Civic Type R will start at $34,775 according to Monroney photo


The wait for the Civic Type R is almost over, and now we know how much it will cost when it arrives at dealers. A member of the CivicX.com forum found a lot full of new Type Rs near a port. According to his post, he saw someone attaching window stickers. Window stickers of course show prices, so he went over and snapped a picture of a stock one without options. As you can see below, the car will start at $34,775. The sticker also says the model shown is a Touring trim, which suggests there may be a better-equipped model above it. You can see the photo at CivicX.com along with photos of the cars waiting to be delivered.

This price makes the Type R the cheapest of the hardcore hot hatches. It’s over $2,000 less than the Ford Focus RS, and nearly $5,500 less than the Volkswagen Golf R. Whether it’s the better value is still up for debate, though, since both of the Type R’s primary competitors have two more driven wheels, and the Ford makes over 40 more horsepower than the Honda. As far as driven wheels go, though, the Civic Type R does have some bragging rights thanks to taking the Nürburgring record for front-wheel-drive cars.

2017 Honda Civic Si goes on sale tomorrow, starts at $24,775


Pricing for the all-new 2017 Honda Civic Si has finally been revealed, just in time for its dealership debut. In fact, the new Civic Si hits dealerships tomorrow, Saturday, May 13, with a very competitive base MSRP of $24,775. Although it’s down on power, the Civic Si undercuts competition like the Subaru WRX, Volkswagen GTI, and Ford Focus ST.

That’s no surprise, as the Civic Si has long been one of the most affordable sport compacts around. Though we haven’t had a chance to sample the car for ourselves, Honda is building on top of what is arguably the best Civic ever. In typical Honda fashion, there are no options on the new car, just pre-packaged trim levels. Both the coupe and sedan start at $24,775. Both models can be had with summer tires, bumping the price slightly to $24,975. $200 for a full set of summer tires is a really good deal.

The Civic Si comes with a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline four making 205 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque, though we have good reason to believe those are very conservative figures. Power is fed to the front wheels through a short ratio six-speed manual transmission. Curb weight is down for both the sedan and coupe, tipping the scales at 2,906 and 2,889 lbs respectively.

Standard equipment – the same on both models – includes dual zone climate control, heated seats, and push-button start. The Civic Si also comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. In addition to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the display can show boost pressure, lap times, shift lights, and a G-meter. Stay tuned for our full first-drive review.

EPA beats Honda to revealing Civic Type R’s mpg: 22/28/25

The Environmental Protection Agency reports that there will be a version of the Honda Civic for 2017 powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. This, quite obviously, is the new Civic Type R, which is coming to America for the first time in its 20-year history. Honda has yet to provide detailed fuel efficiencyspecs, but that’s no problem – the EPA beat ’em to it. Expect official ratings of 22 miles per gallon in the city, 28 on the highway and 25 combined.

Let’s put those figures into some context. The Volkswagen Golf R is a direct competitor to the Type R, and it’s rated at 23 city and 30 highway with the DSG or 22/30/25 with the 6-speed manual. Oddly, while both its city and highway figures are better than the Civic, the VW gets the same combined figure of 25 mpg. Moving up a notch, the Ford Focus RS, which is quite a bit more powerful at 350 hp and 350 lb-ft, gets EPA ratings of 19/25 and 22 combined. It’s worth noting that the Ford and VW are both all-wheel drive while the Honda is front-drive only.

If you need to brush up on your Type R knowledge, know that it’s powered by a DOHC, direct-injected, turbocharged, i-VTEC inline-four that makes 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Equally as noteworthy, that peak torque is available from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm, which ought to make for great fun at passing speeds on public roads. And, with its Nürburgring lap time of 7 minutes and 43.8 seconds, it’ll be quite quick at the track, too.

[Source: Autoblog]

Hidden gem | 2017 Honda Civic Sport Hatchback Quick Spin Review


Autonomous driving might be the future, but at present we live in a golden age of automobiles. For proof, look not to the Bugatti Chiron or Dodge Hellcat, but everyday rides like the Honda Civic Sport. In this specific case, I’m talking about the hatchback version, a body style with a rich history of affordable performance. And while the Civic is definitely a hidden gem, it’s by no means an exception. The Hyundai Elantra Sport, Mazda 3, and Volkswagen Golf also back up the argument, but for the scope of this story I’m sticking to the Civic.

Exhibit A is some historical context. With 180 horsepower and a claimed 2,864 pounds of curb weight, the Civic Sport hatch carries 15.9 pounds for each of its horses. That’s less than the iconic second-generation (a.k.a. Mk2) Volkswagen GTI 16V, the original Nissan Sentra SE-R, and the seventh-generation Civic Si hatchback. The 2017 car is also just below the celebrated sixth-generation (1999–2000) Civic Si coupe.

In today’s dollars, that 1999 Civic would cost about $25,500 new, making the 2017 model’s base price of $22,215 a bargain. And the old Civic didn’t come with extras like stability control, side and curtain airbags, or automatic climate control. Like I said, golden age.

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To paraphrase scholarly papers, more research is needed to investigate these early findings. But a long weekend behind the wheel supports the hypothesis that the Civic Sport hatchback is at least worthy of mention in the same conversation as its historic forebears. First, there’s the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which makes 177 pound-feet of torque in manual, Sport trim. Other small-displacement turbo engines either pummel you with instant torque or feel dead until the boost comes in. Honda’s motor makes the competition feel dumb. It’s linear, smooth, and builds momentum as the tachometer rushes to the redline.

Manual transmissions are so rare that any shifter deserves a critical pass just to encourage more people to try shifting for themselves, but this is one of the good ones. The seats are adequately supportive, and the pedals line up just right for heel-toe maneuvers. In the Civic, you find yourself charging hard in weird places, like going hard on the brakes coming up to an empty intersection or letting out an audible “woot” at the sight of an empty onramp. It’s the kind of car you drive fast when nobody’s watching, purely for your own pleasure.

We’ve already covered the basics on the Civic hatch, including the innovative rear cargo cover. And I actually disagree with Jeremy – I think the hatchback looks good, and I dig the big dual central exhaust.

Now for the bad news, which is the paucity of options plaguing modern cars with manual transmissions. You can’t get the Honda Sensing active safety suite in this trim level, and the top-of-the-line Sport Touring that gets you all that only comes with a CVT. That means no lane-departure warning, active cruise, or forward-collision warning and collision-mitigation braking system if you want the stick shift. Based on the lackadaisical calibration of adaptive cruise in other Civics, this is not a total loss, but it could deter safety-conscious parents and first-time buyers from living the three-pedal lifestyle. And while the radio is blessedly simple with both a volume and tuning knob, there’s no touchscreen, which means no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto like in pricier Civics.

The Civic hatchback is one of those rare cars where the solid fundamentals make up for the lack of available modern convenience. Heck, even the old-school keyed ignition becomes part of the Civic’s recurring theme of driver engagement. The Civic Sport hatchback rewards the sentimental notion of enjoying the act of driving.

[Source: Autoblog]

2018 Honda Civic Si will have 192 lb-ft of torque


Now that Honda has officially released performance numbers on the Civic Type R, the only Civic model for which we didn’t have specs is the Si … until now. A member of car forum CivicX claims to have received an email from Honda saying the upcoming sport compact will have 192 pound-feet of torque. It can be seen in the screenshots of the email posted to the forum, here.

Unsurprisingly, this number puts the Si between the top-tier Type R, and the milder Civic Hatchback Sport. What is a bit surprising is how much closer the Si is to the Sport than the Type R. The Sport makes 177 lb-ft of torque on premium fuel, which means the Si’s hotter turbo 1.5-liter only makes 15 lb-ft of torque more, a roughly 8 percent increase over the Sport. In fact, if this information is true, the new Si will only make 19 more lb-ft compared with the last naturally aspirated Civic Si. Current competitors like the VW GTI (258 lb-ft) and Focus ST (270 lb-ft) also out-torque the new Si.

Based on this, it looks like the Si may be leaving the gate with one wheel tied behind its axle. However, it’s possible Honda’s seminal sport compact could even the playing field in other ways. It may have a more substantial respective horsepower increase. It will likely have more power than the last Si’s 205 horsepower, and likely more than the similarly powerful base, GTI, which makes 210 horsepower. There’s also the possibility of having a lower base price or more standard features than its torquier competition. The Focus ST starts at just over $25,650, so anywhere below that, or the same price with more standard equipment, could also make it more compelling.

[Source: Autoblog]

Honda Civic Type R sounds as angry as it looks


The new Honda Civic Type R was just unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. It’s the first Type R to make it to the United States, and it’s the fastest and most powerful Civic version to be sold here. As an appetizer, Honda has released this video that showcases the turbocharged Type R sound. It’s hungry, it’s gurgly, it’s aggressive: it’s nothing less than the car’s exterior design in audio form. You need to wait until the end of the nearly minute-long video to hear it, though.

The engine in the new Civic Type R makes all of 306 horsepower from its Ohio-built 2.0-liter engine. Interestingly, the same engine was also used in the previous iteration built from 2015-2016, despite that generation not being sold in the US. So, in a way the engine finally returns to America after being sent away to UK.

The Type R will debut on the US side of the Atlantic at the New York Auto Show in April. That’s probably when final pricing will be announced and cars will also start reaching dealerships.

[Source: Autoblog]

2017 Honda Civic for sale in Portland Wins Kelley Blue Book “Best Auto Tech” Award


16_Civic_Sedan_116.jpgIt’s only the beginning of the year and things are looking up! Your Portland Honda Civic dealer, Dick’s Hillsboro Honda, is pleased to announce that the 2017 Civic one the “Best Auto Tech” Award!

The Civic’s available touchscreen Display Audio interface, featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, and Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver assistive technologies were prominent in helping the model win the award that honors the vehicle with the most advanced infotainment, convenience and active safety features at a great value to car buyers.

For further information on the 2017 Honda Civic, please give us a call at (866) 973-3693.