The 2018 Honda Civic Should Get the Car its Old Popularity Back

2018 Honda Civic Review

With the tenth-generation 2018 Honda Civic model, the brand aims to save face and get their titled model back on track. When mentioning the name of Civic people immediately connect it with reliability and also the ability to provide really economical consumption rates. The vehicle is a standout in the compact segment and has been a present force as early as the 70s. It provided nine generations of vehicles which came in different body styles and were backed up with all sorts of equipment and additions which would make the rivaling cars shiver.

But when it came time to develop the ninth incarnation of the popular brand, the designers decided that they should make something completely out of the blue and in fact tarnished the name of the old Civic brand. The car which was released in 2011 received a lot of critics and was highly disappointing in the eyes of many experts and cars enthusiast.

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But luckily, the 2018 Honda Civic is supposed to fix all of that. The vehicle was shown at the NY Auto Show and it immediately stated that it is here to fix the past mistakes of the previous model. The vehicle boasts a new exterior style with new architecture added while the interior will receive an upgrade in terms of technology. Not to mention that a slew of new powertrains is also being added.

Perhaps the best news about the 2018 model is that it is also releasing the Honda Civic Si sporty version for the first time and also is going to offer the Type-R model finally in the US. The analysis and the newest pictures are all available to you in our review and you can learn more about the release date as well.

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When is the 2018 Honda Civic Being Released?

The vehicle was already shown and the fans are hopeful that they are going to see the 2018 Honda Civic by the end of this year. This may happen even before that as the release date is scheduled for mid-2017, when the vehicle is going to become available for sale. The brand is going to be one of the coveted comebacks when it comes to the car industry.

What About the Price?

The price for all of the usual trim level of the 2018 Honda Civic has already been established. The base LX version comes at 18,640 for the manual version and $19,440 with the CVT transmission. The EX trim only uses a CVT so it will cost you $21,040 as a base MSRP price. The EX-T is valued at $22,200 while the EX-L comes at $23,700. The Touring level car is offered at $26,500, but the Si and the Type-R are currently not priced but the figures should arrive really soon.

New Exterior Style

The newest 2018 Honda Civic has changed exponentially compared to the last version of the car. It provides us with an all new style which will certainly help the brand get back into connection. But this model really stands out and is not a down to earth car at all. This is owned to the sharp lines which cut into the frame of the whole vehicle. The front end has the new headlights and a completely revamped grille which has blades that push back into the front fenders. Stainless steel parts are added around the windows while the B-pillars have all black finishes now. The side mirrors are body colored and the handles are covered in chrome. The side view of the car puts the sporty roofline into emphasis the most while the rear end is extremely larger and chunky looking and it also adds new and completely different element. Some trims come with twin-exhaust pipes down below.

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The new design also brings something new for the 2018 Honda Civic. The panels are made in such a way that it enhances the vehicle’s aerodynamic properties. These are going to allow 12% aero efficiently to the car which will help it with the performance and fuel efficiency as well. Finally, the vehicle now uses 16-inch wheels for the base while higher trims get 16-inhc alloys and 17-inch wheels as well.

Inside of the 2018 Honda Civic

With the 2018 Honda Civic, the comfort is going to be improved. In fact, with a shabby job of the last cabin they went all out on the new one. The first thing that they have improved is to add more interior spacing. The car now offers segment leading numbers with 97.8 cubic feet of interior capacity for the passengers and 15.1 cubic feet of cargo volume. They have also done a great job in reducing the noise as they have sealed off the cabin and added better hydraulics to better the ride quality.

The most critiqued part was the cluttered dash for the previous version. The 2018 Honda Civic manages to de-clutter the dash by moving most of the controls on the touchscreen. They have also managed to add better materials so the base trims are going to fewer plastic element on the inside and are going to gain more soft-touch surfaces. The upper trims gain molded stitching and piano-black trims with silver bezels for the center console. The base version keeps the analogue gauges while the upper trims have digital ones.

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There is a whole lot added in terms of new technology as well. Most of the instrument are going to get updated, but there are also some brand new ones which make it on the inside. All in all, the vehicle is going to improve immensely compared to the last time and will provide us with a brand new version of the car.

Powertrain Changes

With the new 2018 Honda Civic we are going to get two new engine choices for us to choose. The newly offered ones are a naturally aspired engine and a turbo one. So to start with the lowest versions, the LX and EX models are going to come with i-VTEC 2.0-liter four-cylinder naturally aspired engine. The output of this engine is 148 hp and 138 feet of torque, which is an increase of 15 hp and 9 lb-ft of torque compared to the last year’s base engine.

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Inside the EX-T, EX-L, and Touring trims there is the DOHC, turbocharged, 16-valve, VTC 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an output of 174 horsepower  and 162 pound-feet of torque. This is actually going to be the most powerful US-spec version offered from the Civic line.

0-60 mph and Tops Speed

The newly aspiring 2018 Honda Civic car will be able to provide improved acceleration. The car is now capable of getting to 0-60 mph in around 6 seconds. This is yet to be confirmed but more exact numbers are going to be released soon. The top speed will remain at 125 mph.

Is the Fuel Economy Also Going to be Better?

The 2018 Honda Civic is supposed to continue the legacy of Civic cars and its fuel efficient offers. The model has not yet estimated the rates officially, but unofficially we are looking at a very fuel effective car. The base versions using a six-speed manual are supposed to be rated 27 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined, while the CVT versions have an EPA rating of 31/42/35. The turbo option using the CVT transmission will help you gain a number of 31/41/35.

New Safety for the 2018 Honda Civic

They are aspiring to make the 2018 Honda Civic the safest car there is in the compact segment. The proviso version did not manage to score the highest rating, but the 2018 one is aiming to gain top rates in every category both from the IIHS and NHTSA. The new high strength steel is supposed to protect the passengers inside while added equipment is going to help with pedestrian safety.

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As far as standard safety systems goes it is going to include traction control, stability control, LED daytime running lights, ABS, EBD, brake assist, SRS front airbag system, side curtain airbags with rollover sensing,  front side airbags, and a multi-angle rearview camera. Highest trims may also use a Honda Sensing package for expanded safety.

Increased Dimensions

The tenth-generation 2018 Honda Civic is also going to change its size a bit. The overall length of the car is increased by 2.9 inches, while the wheelbase has a 1.2 inches increase. The width gains 1.9 inches and the height actually loses 0.8 inches now. The new dimensions amount to: length 182.3 Inches, wheelbase 106.3 Inches, height 55.7 Inches and width 70.8 Inches.

Rivals

The most important reason for the 2018 Honda Civic to get its new-generation model is not only the fact that the previous one lost its edge. The competition got the better of it and managed to pass over and even get on the top of the segment. As for the rivals which the 2018 Civic needs to overpass again, they include the usual suspects, Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla and Mazda3.

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