Honda Civic Hatchback Models and Civic Hatchback History
Up until 2016, new car customers in the United States were never permitted to purchase a five-door hatchback version of the Honda Civic that was available in other parts of the world. For 2017, the international flavor of the Civic Hatchback was added to the United States as part of the tenth generation lineup for the compact car serving as practical yet sporty. Remaining a five-passenger vehicle, the hatchback roof profile adds considerable greater cargo capacity compared to the sedan. Maintaining a roomy passenger volume, 25.7 cubic feet of storage space provided by the Civic Hatchback is 10.6 cubic feet greater than the Civic Sedan. Engine power for the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback arrived from a turbocharged, direct-injected 1.5-liter engine producing between 162 and 177 horsepower depending on the vehicle trim level as well as the selection of either a continuously variable transmission or a six-speed manual transmission. The Honda Civic Hatchback is serving as the basis for the 306-horsepower Type R high-performance sport compact's introduction to North America. Debuting for the 2017 model year, the Civic Type R's power combines with sophisticated aerodynamic and handling package resulting in a very hot hatch.