Honda Automobiles: 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Press Kit

Posted on 24. Sep, 2016 by in Honda Canada

Based on a 10th era Civic platform, a 2017 Civic Hatchback’s framework is privately tuned and blending for a purpose as a nimble, versatile and, many importantly, fun-to-drive compress car. The worldly front MacPherson strut and back multi-link cessation implement privately tuned low-friction dampers, while a front stabilizer bar is upgraded from a Sedan’s unit. The outcome is crisper turn-in and agree cornering for a Civic Hatchback. In addition, a Hatchback’s dual-pinion, non-static ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS) uses exclusive program algorithms that serve minister to a direct, driver-oriented feel.

Like a Civic Sedan, a Civic Hatchback framework includes front fluid-filled cessation bushings for softened float peculiarity and siege from highway noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH). The EX, EX-L Navi, Sport and Sport Touring trims supplement back fluid-filled cessation bushings for serve float and doing refinement. Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control and a 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist supplement to a Hatchback’s capability. Straight Driving Assist reduces steering bid when pushing on sloped or crowned roads, while Agile Handling Assist uses a brakes to urge both branch response and cornering ability. An Electric Parking Brake (EPB), Automatic Brake Hold and Hill Start Assist supplement preference in trade or on hills.

All Civic Hatchback trims underline aluminum amalgamate wheels as customary equipment, with diameters trimming from 16 inches on a LX trim to 17 inches on a EX and 18 inches on a Sport and Sport Touring. All-season tires safeguard manageable opening and flexibility in a far-reaching operation of highway and continue conditions, while an surreptitious Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) uses a ABS sensors and modernized program to establish when a tire is low on pressure.

Key Chassis Features

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link back suspension
  • Dual Pinion, Variable Ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
  • Front and back stabilizer bars
  • Fluid-filled cessation correspondence bushings (standard front, accessible rear)
  • Straight Driving Assist
  • Agile Handling Assist
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold

Chassis Summary

All Models

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link back suspension
  • Front and back stabilizer bars
  • Front fluid-filled cessation correspondence bushings
  • Power-assisted 4-wheel front brakes
  • 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Agile Handling Assist
  • Dual Pinion Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
  • Straight Driving Assist
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

LX

  • 16-in. amalgamate wheels
  • P215/55R16 93H all-season tires

Sport

  • 18-in. amalgamate wheels
  • P235/40R18 91W all-season tires
  • Front and back fluid-filled cessation bushings

EX and EX-L Navi

  • 17-in. amalgamate wheels
  • P215/50R17 91H all-season tires
  • Front and back fluid-filled cessation bushings

Sport Touring

  • LED headlights
  • 18-in. amalgamate wheels
  • P235/40R18 91W all-season tires
  • Front and back fluid-filled cessation bushings

Front and Rear Suspension
The 2017 Civic Hatchback’s cessation delivers rarely flexible and fun European-inspired handling. The complement uses a multiple of front MacPherson struts and back multi-link with a organisation subframe, and facilities privately tuned dampers with incomparable bodies and low-friction bushings that raise a car’s sporty impression while also improving float comfort. Using a strut-style front cessation improves a room accessible for pile-up reinforcement. Meanwhile a multi-link back cessation provides superb doing characteristics and float quality, while also assisting to maximize second-row seating and load space. Front and back stabilizer bars on all trims urge turn-in response while shortening physique hurl during cornering. The stabilizer bars are connected to their ascent bushings and use low-friction joining links for smoother operation.

MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
The MacPherson strut front cessation is engineered to produce desirous doing opening and a manageable feel for a driver. Specially calibrated geometry ensures a high grade of speed and precision, fibre and stability. The revoke cessation arms are connected to a subframe and to a physique around fluid-filled bushings, that produce a ideal multiple of doing responsiveness and precision, along with limit siege from highway noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH). All front cessation arms and a front heart carriers are steel, and all Civic Hatchbacks use a tubular front stabilizer bar.

Multi-Link Rear Suspension
The multi-link back cessation includes stamped-steel arms, cast-aluminum heart carriers and a stabilizer bar. Mounted on a organisation subframe, a back cessation provides flexible handling, both during normal pushing and in puncture maneuvers, together with a prosaic ride. The trailing arms are located on a unibody for well-developed control of noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) while progressing accurate handling. All Civic Hatchbacks use a plain back stabilizer bar for frail turn-in and physique hurl control.

Fluid-Filled Suspension Bushings
Like a other Civic models, a Civic Hatchback’s cessation uses fluid-filled bushings to produce aloft float siege as good as framework quivering control. All Civic Hatchback models implement front fluid-filled bushings and a EX, EX-L Navi, Sport and Sport Touring trims supplement back fluid-filled bushings. These bushings are privately tuned to produce smallest quivering send to a occupants, serve shortening noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH).

In front, a revoke control arms focus in a fluid-filled bushing, that is designed to assistance catch highway rudeness and quivering while still maintaining a harsh pointing compulsory for sharp, nimble handling. For a front suspension, a privately ventilated under-cover allows airflow to cold a bushings, ensuring some-more unchanging opening in all ambient heat conditions, as good as extended long-term durability.

Dual Pinion Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
The Electric Power Steering (EPS) incorporates twin sail gears and a non-static rigging ratio for steering feel, opening and comfort that is unrivalled in a class. Compared to a normal single-pinion steering system, a twin sail EPS utilizes a earthy steering submit from a motorist as good as from a supplemental electric motor. A non-contact torque sensor measures a driver’s steering bid and an ECU determines how most electric engine support to add, with a outcome being seamless, healthy feeling steering in all situations.

The steering ratio is non-static over a 17-percent operation with a final full off-center ratio of 10.93:1 (11.12 for Sport and Sport Touring trims). This provides a discerning 2.2 turns lock-to-lock for a LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims (2.1 turns lock-to-lock for Sport and Sport Touring trims), enabling easy parking and maneuvering. Although a Civic Hatchback shares a EPS hardware with a Civic Sedan, a Hatchback is tuned to produce aloft steering bid on core and smoother initial turn-in, ensuing in a some-more driving-enthusiast oriented feel.

Also contributing to a extended steering opening and feel of a Civic Hatchback is a high turn of rigidity for a steering mount, and a vast 30 mm steering mainstay diameter.

Straight Driving Assist
Straight Driving Assist reduces a steering bid compulsory when pushing on a sloped or crowned road. When a Straight Driving Assist complement detects that steering bid is being practical to keep a automobile pushing along a slope, a Electric Power Steering complement relates engine assist. This reduces a flesh bid compulsory to say a preferred instruction on a sloped highway to a same turn as is compulsory on a prosaic road.

4-wheel Disc Brakes with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist
The Civic Hatchback is versed with 4-wheel front brakes with 4-channel ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist as customary equipment. The complement utilizes a large-diameter master cylinder to grasp a short-travel, organisation pedal. This formula in a gentle and polished braking feel during low speeds, predicted and easy operation on a highway, a sporty, fun-to-drive feel on circuitous roads, and calming high-performance interlude in puncture situations.

The ventilated front brakes rotors are 11.1 inches in hole (0.9-inch rotor thickness) and are clamped by single-piston stop calipers. The back front brakes incorporate 10.2-inch hole plain rotors (0.4-inch rotor thickness) interconnected with single-piston stop calipers. The low-friction pattern of a stop calipers reduces appetite waste when a brakes are not in use, directly improving fuel efficiency.

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control complement that works in and with a Civic Hatchback’s Drive-by-Wire™ stifle and a 4-channel ABS systems to raise control capability while a car is accelerating, braking, cornering or when a motorist creates a remarkable maneuver.

VSA also provides a limited-slip differential outcome for a pushing wheels by requesting braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting pushing force to a circle with some-more traction. While a motorist can revoke a traction control efficacy permitting some-more circle trip during stranded conditions by dire a VSA button, ABS stays entirely operational during all times. (See a Safety Driver Assistance territory for some-more information.)

Agile Handling Assist
Standard on all Civic Hatchback trims, Agile Handling Assist selectively uses a vehicle’s brakes to urge initial branch response and altogether cornering ability. Agile Handling Assist utilizes stop vectoring to urge dilemma traceability and foster a assured doing feel. By requesting braking force to a inside wheels during cornering during high parallel G, a complement creates a bend moment, so generating some-more branch force and shortening understeer.

Hill Start Assist
The Hill Start Assist duty helps to forestall a car from rolling retrograde when a motorist switches from a stop pedal to a accelerator pedal while a car is stopped on a hill. Hill Start Assist automatically activates when a car senses a certain slip and is entirely stopped in any brazen rigging when confronting adult mountain or retreat rigging when confronting downhill. The complement uses a longitudinal G-sensor along with a circle speed sensor to control a hydraulic stop modulator.

Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
The customary Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is simpler, some-more available and gentle to use than a normal parking brake. The EPB also frees adult core console space, permitting a aloft console and an extended armrest length.

Engaging a parking stop now requires usually a lift on a switch on a core console. To recover a parking brake, a motorist simply presses on a accelerator pedal (while a seatbelt is buckled) when a delivery is in Drive or Reverse (CVT models) or else pushes on a parking stop switch while doing a stop pedal.

Automatic Brake Hold
When activated, Automatic Brake Hold retains stop vigour when a car comes to a stop such as during a trade light or in complicated traffic. This frees a motorist from ceaselessly dire a stop pedal to say a car in a stopped position until a motorist presses a stifle pedal.

Operating a complement requires dual elementary actions from a driver:

  • Activating/deactivating a complement around a switch on a core console
  • Pressing on a stop pedal until a car comes to a stop

Once these stairs are taken, Automatic Brake Hold will prove rendezvous and afterwards say stop vigour when a car has come to a stop, even if a motorist after releases a stop pedal. A immature “Brake Hold” idol on a instrument row illuminates to uncover that a complement is functioning. The Civic 5-Door afterwards stays stopped – even on a mountain – until a motorist presses a accelerator pedal. At this indicate Automatic Brake Hold releases a brakes and a car resumes normal braking function.

Wheels and Tires
The Civic Hatchback LX rides on P215/55R16 tires mounted on 16 x 7.0-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels, while EX trims are versed with P215/50R17 tires and 17 x 7.0-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels. For even sportier handling, Civic Hatchback Sport and Sport Touring trims use P235/40R18 tires and 18 x 8.0-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels. All tires lift an all-season M+S rating, creation them suitable for year-round use in all continue and highway conditions.

Developed cooperatively with Honda engineers, a tires assistance revoke rolling insurgency while also assisting to urge both float peculiarity and handling. With low unsprung weight, they also authorised a engineers larger control of cessation tuning, that serve improves float and doing characteristics.

A outline of a 2017 Civic Hatchback’s circle and tire sizes include:

LX

  • 16 x 7-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P215/55R16 93H all-season tires

EX and EX-L Navi

  • 17 x 7-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P215/50R17 91H all-season tires

Sport and Sport Touring

  • 18 x 8-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P235/40R18 91W all-season tires

Space-Saving Spare Tire
For all Civic Hatchback trims, a gangling tire is a space- and weight-saving proxy territory that is mounted underneath a carpeted building in a load area.

Low-Friction Wheel Bearings
As in other Civic models, a Civic Hatchback’s circle hubs underline new low-friction orientation that measurably revoke rolling resistance, that directly contributes to softened fuel efficiency.

Fuel Tank
The 12.4-gallon fuel tank and fuel lines are molded of high-density polyethylene for low weight, leisure from corrosion, impact insurgency and fuel fog losses. The tank and filler siren are shaped as a singular unit, shortening weight and complexity, while serve improving reserve in a eventuality of a collision. Additionally, a tank is positioned forward of a back wheels to assistance ensure opposite collision damage. A high-efficiency fuel siphon is housed inside a tank, and a fuel filter is a lifetime pattern that never needs replacement. An integrated perplex complement positioned inside a tank reduces a sound of fuel sloshing.

Chassis Features

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

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