For the second year in a row, the redesigned Civic wins our biggest award of the year
Just how good is the new Honda Civic? So good that after handily claiming the Kelley Blue BookSmall Car Best Buy Award for 2017, it went on to take the title of Overall Best Buy, topping every other car, truck and SUV on the market — just as it did it for 2016. The new powertrains are smooth, powerful and efficient, the interior offers class-above levels of design, materials and technologies, and the forward-looking exterior styling is downright desirable. And that’s saying nothing about the world-famous reliability upon which the Civic’s success has been built.
From our full review of the new Civic: “A big part of the 2017 Honda Civic’s winning formula is the way it combines practicality, efficiency and everyday comfort with dashes of sportiness. Like a vein of caramel running through an already-delicious ice cream, the 2017 Civic adeptly blends dollops of zeal with overall suppleness.” Read More
The First of Many
Following the four-door sedan, two-door coupe and five-door hatchback, the new Civic lineup will be rounded out with sporty Si (prototype pictured below) and even sportier Type R iterations. Hybrid and natural gas-powered models are no longer in the picture.
Build and Price
The Honda Civic has the highest starting price in the segment, but it also includes the most standard equipment (and outstanding resale value). A 2017 Honda Civic sedan has a starting sticker price of more than $19,500 including destination, with a fully loaded Civic Touring model coming in at around $27,000. Build and price your own 2017 Honda Civic to unlock this week’s Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
The Honda Civic was one of four compact sedans in which we traversed 400 miles of highways, mountain roads and city streets throughout San Diego County as part of our most recent Compact Car Comparison.
More Compact Cars
The revered Honda Civic is one of the best-selling cars in the country and a perpetual award winner, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best choice for every small-car shopper. Check out our Compact Car Buyer’s Guide to become an instant expert on the category and find your way to the right compact car for you.
First Look: 2017 Honda Civic Si Prototype
The Civic lineup sees the return of the high-performance Civic Si when it goes on sale in spring 2017. While Honda calls it a prototype, the vehicle pictured below offers a good look at the styling of the upcoming Si, to be offered again in both coupe and sedan body styles.