Honda Automobiles: 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Press Kit

Posted on 24. Sep, 2016 by in Honda Canada

With modernized new turbocharged engines and new and updated primer and Continuously Variable Transmissions, a 2017 Civic Hatchback offers well-developed fuel potency and fun-to-drive performance. The Civic Hatchback builds on powertrain record initial introduced in a 2016 Civic Sedan line, advancing opening to new levels.

In LX, EX and EX-L Navi models that are designed to work on unchanging unleaded fuel, a 1.5-liter 16-valve DOHC direct-injected turbocharged powerplant is rated during 174 horsepower during 5,500 (6MT) or 6,000 (CVT) rpm. Torque outlay is set during 162 lb-ft. between 1,700 and 5,500 rpm when versed with a CVT. When versed with a 6-speed primer delivery (LX) a torque rating increases to 167 lb-ft.

In Civic Hatchback Sport and Sport Touring models that are designed to advantage from reward unleaded fuel, outlay jumps to 180 horsepower during 5,500 (6MT) or 6,000 (CVT) rpm. Torque outlay crests during 162 lb.-ft. between 1,700 and 5,500 rpm when versed with a CVT.  For Sport models versed with a 6-speed primer transmission, a rise torque rating increases to 177 lb.-ft.  

The rarely fit engines and transmissions, along with well-developed aerodynamics and low using resistance, outcome in substantial opening and fuel efficiency. The Civic Hatchback is rated by a EPA during 30/39/33 mpg1 (city/highway/combined) when versed with a customary 6-speed primer delivery (LX and Sport). When versed with a accessible Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), a Civic Hatchback in LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims is rated by a EPA during 31/40/34 mpg1. Sport and Sport Touring trims versed with a accessible Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) are rated during 30/36/32 mpg1.

Key Powertrain Features

Turbocharged 1.5-liter, DOHC direct-injected inline-4 engine

  • Dual VTC (Variable Valve Timing Control)
  • Low sluggishness Mono corkscrew turbo system* 
  • Computer-controlled Direct Injection (DI) with multi-hole fuel injectors*
  • 10.6:1 focus ratio
  • Lightweight, high acerbity steel crankshaft
  • Drive-by-Wire stifle system
  • Maintenance Minder™ complement optimizes use intervals
  • 100,000 +/- miles tune-up interval


  • 6-speed Manual (Standard on LX and Sport)
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) (Standard on EX, EX-L Navi and Sport Touring; accessible on LX and Sport)

Engine Output EPA Fuel Economy Estimates by Model and Transmission

Engine Architecture and Features

(Also see a 1.5 L Turbo engine animation in a press pack or on for a visible illustration of distinguished engine facilities and functions.)

Cylinder Block and Crankshaft
The Civic Hatchback’s 1.5-liter inline 4 has a lightweight die-cast aluminum retard with particular reinforced categorical temperament caps to minimize weight. Cast-in iron cylinder liners yield long-lasting durability. Each biography on a lightweight forged-steel crankshaft is micropolished to revoke middle friction.

Pistons and Connecting Rods 
The 1.5-liter engine’s pistons have “cavity-shaped” crowns that assistance say fast explosion and minister to softened efficiency. The lightweight pistons have a delicately optimized dress pattern to minimize reciprocating weight, that minimizes quivering and increases handling efficiency. The pistons are cooled by twin oil jets destined during a underside of any piston crown. Ion-plated piston rings assistance revoke attrition for larger handling efficiency. Lightweight, high-strength steel joining rods are heat-forged in one square and afterwards “crack separated” to emanate a lighter and stronger rod with an optimally propitious temperament cap.

Cylinder Head and Valvetrain
The direct-injected Civic Hatchback 4-cylinder turbocharged engine has a lightweight pressure-cast aluminum amalgamate DOHC cylinder head. With empty ports expel directly into a cylinder head, a need for a normal apart empty plural is eliminated, shortening engine weight and simplifying a assembly.

A low-friction, silent-chain drives twin beyond cams and 4 valves per cylinder. The cam expostulate is upkeep giveaway around a life of a engine. To assistance serve revoke weight, new thin-wall vale camshafts are used.

To advantage fuel efficiency, emissions and power, a turbo engine utilizes sodium-filled empty valves. A vale cover within a valve contains sodium that is cooled by a empty pier cooling jacket. As a cover reaches tighten to a valve head, a sodium helps to cold a whole valve. Since a valve is internally cooled it doesn’t need a enriched fuel reduction that is generally used in turbo engines to assistance cold a empty valve. The following leaner reduction reduces emissions, increases fuel potency and helps boost power.

The cylinder conduct includes tiny M12 sparkplugs, down from a some-more common M14, to save space and weight. The conduct also includes direct-injection multi-hole fuel injectors with a small-diameter bore. Higher-pressure approach injection optimizes fuel atomization, permitting for some-more fit combustion. To yield a high-tumble intake assign that serve enhances explosion efficiency, both a intake pier and piston climax have special designs.

The Civic Hatchback turbo engine facilities Variable Valve Timing Control (VTC) that can change a timing of both a intake and empty camshafts exclusively to best fit a pushing conditions. Under light loads, valve overlie can be increasing to revoke pumping waste and urge fuel efficiency. When engine speed is low and engine bucket is large, such as during initial acceleration, a volume of overlie is increasing to boost a scavenging effect, that improves torque and responsiveness. When engine speed is high and engine bucket is also high, such as during full-throttle acceleration, a volume of valve overlie is reduced to boost engine outlay by improving both intake and scavenging.

Direct Injection System
The direct-injection complement enables increasing torque opposite a engine’s full handling operation along with aloft fuel potency and low emissions. Multi-hole injectors broach fuel directly into any cylinder (not to a intake port, as in compulsory pier fuel injection designs), permitting for some-more fit combustion. The complement facilities a compact, high-pressure, direct-injection siphon that allows both high fuel upsurge and tapping suppression, while non-static vigour control optimizes injector operation.

Low Inertia Mono Scroll Turbo System with Electric Wastegate
The turbocharged Civic engine employs a small-diameter, low-mass turbine for limit responsiveness. The Mono corkscrew housing pattern helps a turbo build boost even during comparatively tiny stifle openings and low rpm. The electrically actuated wastegate allows boost vigour to be precisely controlled.

A vast low-restriction intercooler is positioned low in a front of a automobile where it receives unrestricted airflow when a automobile is in motion. Intake atmosphere travels from a atmosphere filter, to a turbo compressor, on to a intercooler, afterwards to a engine’s intake ports. The intercooler helps revoke a heat of atmosphere entering a engine, creation it denser for larger performance. To revoke weight, a turbo complement is plumbed with rigid, lightweight creosote combination estuary pipes to lift intake atmosphere to and from a intercooler.

Every 2017 Civic Hatchback is versed with a immature ECON symbol located on a core console nearby a change lever. Activating ECON mode improves fuel potency by modifying stifle mapping, HVAC operation and changeable report in CVT models. The Drive-by-Wire stifle complement provides some-more light response, and to save additional energy, a meridian control’s fan speeds are lowered incrementally and other meridian control complement characteristics are altered formed on a conditions.

Friction Reducing Technology
All Civic Hatchback engines make use of new friction-reducing technologies designed to urge engine efficiency:

  • The outdoor skirts of a lightweight aluminum pistons underline a low-friction molybdenum cloaking practical in a dot pattern 
  • Plateau honing of a cylinder walls removes little high points to serve revoke attrition while improving a long-term wear characteristics of a engine.  
  • Low flexibility oil (0W-20)  
  • Other contributors to altogether handling potency are a special 2-stage oil siphon use valve, low-friction oil seals, special low-drag piston ring design, low-friction cam sequence and a lightweight crankshaft. 

Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
The Civic Hatchback’s Drive-by-Wire stifle complement replaces a compulsory stifle wire with intelligent wiring that “connect” a accelerator pedal to a stifle valve inside a stifle body. The outcome is reduction under-hood confusion and revoke weight, as good as quicker and some-more accurate stifle actuation. Plus, a specifically involuntary “gain” rate between a stifle pedal and engine offers softened drivability and optimized engine response to fit specific pushing conditions.

Exhaust System
The Civic LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims use a single-pipe empty complement for light weight and simplicity. Unique empty silencers and twin center-mounted outlets assistance minister to a combined appetite outlay of a Sport and Sport Touring models.

100,000+/- Mile Tune-up Intervals
The Civic Hatchback’s powerplant requires no scheduled upkeep for 100,000+/- miles or more, other than periodic inspections and normal liquid and filter replacements. The initial tune-up includes H2O siphon inspection, valve adjustment, and a designation of new hint plugs.

Maintenance Minder™ System
To discharge nonessential use stops while ensuring that a automobile is scrupulously maintained, a Civic Hatchback has a Maintenance Minder™ complement that ceaselessly monitors a vehicle’s handling condition. When upkeep is required, a motorist is alerted around a summary on a Multi-Information Display (MID) on a LX and Sport trims or Driver Information Interface (DII) on EX and above trims. (See a Interior territory for some-more information.)

The Maintenance Minder™ complement monitors handling conditions such as oil and coolant heat along with engine speed to establish a scold use intervals. Depending on handling conditions, oil change intervals can be extended to a limit of 10,000 miles, potentially provident a owners substantial responsibility and nuisance over a life of a vehicle. The owner-resettable complement monitors all normal use tools and systems, including oil and filter, tire rotation, air-cleaner, delivery fluid, hint plugs, coolant, stop pads and more. To revoke a intensity for motorist distraction, upkeep alerts are presented usually when a ignition is initial incited on, not while driving.

Advanced Transmissions

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
The Civic Hatchback’s accessible Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) offers well-spoken and predicted rigging ratio transitions and glorious acceleration matched with fit low-rpm cruising. The CVT is comprised of an engine-driven torque converter that in spin drives dual variable-width crane connected by a steel belt. With a pointed middle faces, a belt can round a pointed pulley faces during varying hole depending on a pulley width, that alters a effective ratio between a pulleys. Since there are no stairs in a pulley faces, a operation of probable rigging ratios is radically infinite. This ultrafine control of a rigging ratio is a pivotal to a CVT’s larger potency over a compulsory involuntary delivery with a singular series of dissimilar rigging ratios. Instead of approximating a scold ratio for a conditions like a compulsory involuntary does, a CVT can precisely name a best ratio from impulse to impulse but stairs or slippage. Computer control of a delivery allows a ratio between a crane to be altered roughly now to best fit a pushing conditions and accelerator pedal setting.

As is a box with a Civic Sedan, a Civic Hatchback’s CVT is an expansion of a CVT delivery that is offering in Accord 4-cylinder models. In this application, a transmission’s final rigging ratio is 4.69 percent taller than a Accord CVT to concede for lower-rpm cruising. A new turbine twin-damper pattern for a torque converter provides tighter control and helps lessen turbo lag.

G-Design Shift Feature
The Civic Hatchback’s CVT is designed to yield a best rigging ratio for a pushing conditions, and to offer a some-more healthy pushing feel than some prior CVT transmissions that might have something of a away “rubber-band” feel compared to a compulsory involuntary transmission.

The CVT has a new era of special G-design change proof that is designed to offer some-more evident acceleration response than possibly compulsory automatics or other CVT designs. When abruptly requesting appetite from a steady-state cruising speed, a CVT immediately sends appetite to a expostulate wheels while concurrently adjusting a rigging ratio (seamlessly and gradually downshifting) to uniformly move a engine to a horsepower rise in a linear way.

By comparison, a compulsory involuntary is slower to respond and loses time creation mixed downshifts. Since a involuntary delivery has a singular series of separate, dissimilar ratios, even when entirely downshifted, it can usually estimate a best engine rpm as speed increases. This cuts into acceleration.

During full stifle acceleration, a new era of G-Design change proof employs stepped ratios as a automobile speed increases. This helps give a delivery a some-more “connected” feel as a engine rpm and automobile speed boost together. This stepped operation also improves acceleration opening incrementally.


CVT Automatic Modes
The delivery can be operated in 3 opposite entirely involuntary brazen modes with a console-mounted straight-gate shifter. The D mode is ideal for many pushing situations, and combines fuel potency with well-spoken operation and manageable appetite when needed. The S mode is for some-more performance-oriented driving, and facilities some-more assertive delivery mapping to keep engine rpm aloft for larger acceleration and response as good as increasing engine braking. The L mode is ideal for situations when additional engine braking is desired, such as in alpine driving.

Steering-Wheel Mounted Paddle Shifters
Whether in D or S position, special delivery proof programming allows a use of a steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, that are customary on a Sport Touring trim of a Civic Hatchback and CVT versed Sport models. When a motorist operates a paddle shifters while in Drive, a delivery responds to a driver’s change authority by selecting one of a accessible 7 bound ratios, and afterwards earnings to a normal entirely involuntary Drive mode if serve paddle change inputs are not done within a brief time. This special proof creates it easy for a motorist to authority a discerning downshift but withdrawal a preference of Drive mode.

6-Speed Manual Transmission
A 6-speed primer delivery (6MT) is customary on a Civic Hatchback LX and Sport trims. The section offers well-spoken and accurate change feel and good efficiency. Compared to a 5-speed primer delivery it replaces in progressing Civics, a 6-speed delivery has been engineered to broach state-of-the-art opening and change action, with reduced middle friction, tighter middle tolerances and softened synchronizers. The delivery also has a some-more firm aluminum extraneous case, higher-capacity round bearings, stiffer rigging shafts, and larger torque capacity. Refinements to a change linkage and selector resource furnish a accurate and well-spoken rigging push change action. A new constant-mesh scrolled retreat rigging resource significantly reduces sound when retreat is selected. A retreat lockout underline prevents a delivery from incidentally being shifted into retreat while a automobile is relocating forward.


Manual Transmission Gear Ratios

Continuously Variable Transmission Gear Ratios

Powertrain Features

Fuel Economy and Emissions Ratings

(See a Specifications and Features request for all data.)

1 Use for comparison functions only. Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions and other factors.

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