2017 Honda Civic Sedan Performance and Fuel Efficiency Specs

  • 2017 Honda Civic

    The 2017 Honda Civic Sedan performance and fuel economy specs make it clear that Albany drivers can have an energetic small car without compromising on efficiency. Available now at a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you, the latest Civic has two engine options and a pair of transmissions that bring new levels of customization to the famously efficient and affordable small car. Let’s take a look at their performance and fuel economy numbers to make your search for your next Civic all the easier.

Performance Specs and Features

The current generation of the Civic was the first model in the American Honda lineup that has a turbocharged engine available, and it caused Car and Driver to say the Honda “got it right” with the latest Civic, praising the turbo’s 0-60 mph time of 6.8 seconds with a CVT.


Honda Civic Power

Power: Drivers of the LX and EX trims will enjoy a 158-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder engine while the EX-T and higher models feature the new turbocharged 4-cylinder with 174 hp.

Honda Civic Engine

Torque: Both engines offer a boost in torque over the previous generation’s powertrain as well, with 138 lb-ft on the 2.0L engine and up to 167 lb-ft of torque on the turbocharged powertrain (on 6MT models, CVT turbo engines have 162 lb-ft of torque).

Honda Civic Transmission

Transmission: Both engines are now available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT, giving driving enthusiasts the control they want on the new turbo engine while also offering the fuel economy boost of a CVT on both powertrains.


Drivers who love a vocal car will need to experience the new turbocharged engine firsthand, as it lets you know you’ve got something powerful under the hood when accelerating from a stop. It’s a grunt that’s felt more than heard, though, as Honda’s new turbocharger features extensive sound isolation for one of the most serene drives we’ve ever experienced.

2017 Honda Civic Fuel Economy

No matter which of the available powertrains you choose, you’ll have an efficient Civic on your hands. Both engines have a 6-speed manual transmission and a CVT available, so there are four sets of fuel economy numbers you should compare before deciding:

  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder with 6MT: The standard 2017 Civic Sedan engine with the 6-speed manual transmission earns an EPA-estimated 40 highway and 28 city mpg for 32 mpg combined.*
  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder with CVT: Upgrading to the CVT lets the 2017 Civic Sedan earn an EPA-estimated 40 highway mpg and 31 city mpg for 34 mpg combined city/highway.*
  • 1.5L Turbo with 6MT: A power upgrade that brings a more efficient engine? Believe it. The turbocharged engine of the 2017 Civic EX-T earns an EPA-estimated 42 highway and 31 city mpg for 35 mpg combined with the 6-speed manual.*
  • 1.5L Turbo with CVT: The most efficient of the 2017 Civic Sedan lineup, pairing the 1.5L turbo with the available CVT brings an EPA-estimated 42 highway and 32 city mpg for 36 mpg combined.*
2017 Honda Civic

The biggest choice for Civic drivers is usually whether they would prefer the control of the manual transmission or the fuel economy savings of the CVT. Don’t worry, we won’t make you choose until you’ve had the chance to drive them both.

Choosing the Right Engine

Honda Civic
So, how can you know which of these engines is the right one for you? We have a few suggestions.

  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder: As the standard engine on the Civic, this powertrain already offers more than many of its competitors and comes with your choice of manual transmission or CVT. It’s almost as efficient as the turbo and is a fair compromise for a driver on a budget who might not want to upgrade to the EX-T trim.
  • 1.5L Turbo: If you have a bit of freedom in your budget, we can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t enjoy the new 1.5L turbocharged engine. Drivers who prefer the control of a manual, be sure to stick with the EX-T; EX-L and Touring trims upgrade to the CVT automatically.

Now that you have the option for the manual transmission on the turbocharged engine, there’s no reason not to go all out with the Civic, but even if you go with the conservative LX or EX trim, we think you’ll be more than satisfied with the power it has to offer and the control of the 6MT or efficiency of the CVT.

Find Your Civic Today

We’ve broken down the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan performance and fuel efficiency specs for you, but numbers can really only say so much. Let us help you find the Civic that fits your needs at a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you—nothing compares to feeling that powertrain respond as you cruise in and around Albany.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
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Capital Region Honda Dealers
Capital Region Honda Dealers
391 S State Rd Cheshire
Cheshire, MA, 01225 United States
(888) 794-9805
Capital Region Honda Dealers 42.551937, -73.163808.