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Honda Automobiles: 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Press Kit

Joining a ancestral 10th generation Civic lineup, a new 2017 Civic Hatchback combines fun-to-drive character, dramatic styling and unrivalled bucket capability. The Civic Hatchback shares many of its unibody structure with a Civic Sedan, including endless use of high-strength steel and Honda’s next-generation ACE™ physique structure and pile-up stroke front frame, which enables aloft crash-worthiness. Other advantages to this firm though lightweight structure embody low overall noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH), and relocating float and doing qualities. Intensive physique sealing measures, acoustic windshield glass, and hydraulic cessation mounts give a Civic Hatchback a serenity and excellence to go with a desirous pushing character.

The Civic Hatchback shares a front-end styling and wheelbase with a stream Civic Sedan, though from a B-pillars rearward it is definitely unique. The behind roofline is taller than a Sedan’s to yield class-leading bucket space, while a behind overhang is shorter, adding to a vehicle’s Euro-style sportiness. Along with a choice of 16, 17 and 18-inch wheels, a Hatchback’s singular tone palette and aerodynamic aids such as a customary behind roofline spoiler make it tangible during a glance. Available LED headlights with an automobile high lamp (HSS) underline and involuntary windshield wipers on a Sport Touring trim serve conclude a new model.

Exterior Styling
With usually a right change of form and function, application and athleticism, a 2017 Civic Hatchback ideally complements a stream Sedan and Coupe physique styles for Honda. Like those cars, that were introduced for indication year 2016, in front a new Civic Hatchback facilities a chiseled coming capped with Honda’s sold “wing fascia and reward LED lighting (including accessible LED in-line headlights and integrated side-mirror mounted spin indicators on a Sport Touring trim). Fog lights come on all though a bottom LX model. Like other Civic models, a acoustic windshield is flush mounted to a cover for softened aerodynamic potency and interior quietness; side potion is serve flush with a roof pillars.

With a prolonged wheelbase and issuing roofline, wilful body-side impression lines and brief front and behind overhangs, a Civic Hatchback’s side form is during once eloquent and powerful, sophisticated, sporty and innovative. Stainless steel side window trim (black on Sport trims) and a 3 alloy-wheel choices, from 16 to 18 inches in hole – a largest ever accessible on a Civic (excluding Si models) – minister to a estimable presentation.

In back, a Civic Hatchback uses a possess interpretation of Honda’s evil LED “light siren taillights, a estimable flush-mounted behind window, and a wind-cheating spoiler mounted usually above a window. On a Sport Touring trim, an additional behind mouth spoiler rides usually above a tailgate. The piece de resistance for a Euro-inspired Civic Hatchback is a vast tailgate, sized to concede easy loading of bikes and backpacks, sports and camping equipment, electronics, low-pitched apparatus and even certain appliances.

Body and Exterior Summary

All Models

  • 61-percent high strength steel physique structure (21-percent ultra-high strength steel)
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure with pile-up cadence front support design
  • Class-leading aerodynamic performance
  • Class-leading brazen visibility
  • Advanced Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) countermeasures
  • Acoustic-glass, flush mounted windshield
  • Sound-absorbing undercovers
  • Projector-beam halogen headlights with auto-on/off
  • LED daytime regulating lights (DRL)
  • LED spin signals
  • LED taillights
  • Smart wipers
  • 46.2 cu. ft. limit bucket capacity*
  • Capless fueling system
  • Rear roofline spoiler


  • Fog lights
  • Aero pack
  • Black side window trim
  • Steering wheel-mounted Paddle Shifters (CVT only)

EX and EX-L Navi

  • Fog lights
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Variable few wipers
  • One-touch appetite moonroof with tilt
  • Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop
  • Remote engine start

Sport Touring

  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • LED headlights
  • Auto high lamp (HSS)
  • Fog lights
  • Side mirror-mounted LED spin signals
  • Heated side mirrors
  • One-touch appetite moonroof with tilt
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop
  • Remote engine start
  • Aero kit
  • Black side window trim

Exterior Dimensions
The 2017 Civic Hatchback shares a 106.3-in wheelbase with a Civic Sedan for glorious float comfort, superb second-row seating roominess and easy accession and egress. A shorter behind physique overhang compared to a Sedan reduces a altogether length by 4.4 inches (177.9 in vs. 182.3 in, respectively), adding to a Civic Hatchback’s sporty appearance. A somewhat taller altogether tallness compared to a Civic Sedan (up 0.8 in for a Hatchback LX, EX and EX-L Navi, and adult 0.6 in for a Sport and Sport Touring) contributes to both interior roominess and bucket storage capacity. Like a Civic Sedan and Coupe, prosaic under-covers and endless aerodynamic detailing assistance to minimize drag and maximize fuel efficiency.

2017 Civic Hatchback vs. 2016 Civic Sedan Exterior Dimensions

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

Key Body Specifications

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

High-Strength Steel
Multiple steel grades are used in a Civic Hatchback’s physique construction to assistance grasp glorious altogether car dynamics, optimize reserve performance, and revoke noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH). Materials operation from 5 conflicting grades of steel, including reward hot-stamp steel and ultra-high-strength steel used in a unibody, to aluminum for a front buffer beam. All were selected to grasp a best multiple of strength, rigidity, energetic opening and light weight. In total, 61 percent of a Civic Hatchback’s physique structure is stoical of high-strength steel.

Body Materials

Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™)
As an constituent partial of a 2017 Civic Hatchback structure, Honda’s disdainful Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure enhances newcomer insurance and pile-up harmony in frontal collisions. ACE utilizes a network of connected constructional elements to discharge pile-up appetite some-more uniformly around a front of a vehicle, so shortening a army eliminated to a newcomer compartment. ACE channels frontal pile-up appetite to both tip and revoke constructional elements, including a building support rails, side sills and A-pillars.

Crash Stroke
The ACE™ structure used on a Civic Hatchback facilities a pile-up cadence technology, grown by Honda engineers in a company’s modernized reserve investigate laboratory in Raymond. Ohio. With a pile-up cadence structure, in a frontal collision a revoke territory of a front car support hinges to approach a engine down and rearward, assisting approach pile-up appetite into a vehicle’s building while also minimizing cabin intrusion. This essential square of reserve engineering effectively adds 80 mm (3.2 in) of additional energy-absorbing “crash cadence to a front of a vehicle.

Besides assisting a Civic Hatchback aim for a tip ratings in a severe sovereign pile-up tests, a pile-up cadence structure enabled designers to rise a physique pattern to underline a brief front overhang and brief hood-line for a singular and sparkling appearance, glorious external prominence and softened handling.

Body Rigidity
The advantages of a Civic Hatchback’s unibody acerbity are numerous, including a ability to balance a cessation for aloft float and doing performance. The firm physique structure also directly formula in a quieter and some-more gentle float knowledge for a passengers, with rebate NVH felt over a far-reaching operation of pushing conditions. Some pivotal advancements in physique structure embody a following (see the Safety Driver Assistance territory for some-more information):

Under a Hood

  • A revoke stiffener, located behind a engine on a front bulkhead, improves float comfort.

In a Unibody

  • Certain tie areas — where a A-pillars accommodate a building sills, and a B-pillars accommodate both a building sills and roof rails – have been reinforced to urge doing performance. This has also contributed to reduced idle quivering and booming.
  • Large physique panels are done regulating mechanism aided engineering (CAE) to revoke booming.
  • Gussets positioned inside a behind entertain areas of a unibody revoke highway noise.
  • An middle behind constructional ring stiffens a unibody for softened handling.
  • Short-pitch welding places mark welds 20 mm (0.8 in) detached in vicious areas of a unibody, compared to 40 mm to 45 mm (1.6 in to 1.8 in) normal spacing, augmenting acerbity and durability.

Underneath a Vehicle

  • The building row is done of 590-MPa high-strength steel to yield a lighter nonetheless stronger altogether structure.
  • Floor cross-members positioned underneath a motorist and front passenger’s seating area urge float comfort.
  • A parallel cross-member and check structure, located between a behind wheels, improves handling.
  • A cross-car brace, located during a front of a vehicle, improves handling.

The 2017 Civic Hatchback was designed to have class-leading aerodynamic performance, that helps urge both fuel potency and interior quietness. Computational liquid dynamics (CFD) was used to magnitude a car’s potency during a pattern phase, followed by scale-model breeze hovel contrast and finally by full-scale wind-tunnel testing. Detailed government of underbody and engine-room airflow, along with specific circle designs, net serve reductions in drag.

Specially done components during a front of a car lamp airflow by a radiator and into a engine’s cold-air intake, while channeling a remaining airflow over, around and underneath a vehicle. Along with a slight A-pillars and flush-mounted glass, these minister to a Civic Hatchback’s fit thoroughfare by a air.

Behind a B-pillars, a physique pattern is totally singular to a Civic Hatchback. Its aloft behind roofline and shorter behind overhang lend an aggressive, sporty coming while concurrently augmenting a flexibility for carrying sports apparatus or other cargo. A spoiler located during a behind corner of a roofline, above a behind window, helps airflow apart some-more cleanly, serve improving aero efficiency.  

Like a Civic Sedan and Coupe, a Civic Hatchback facilities a flattest underbody of any gasoline-powered Honda prolongation vehicle. A molded under-panel is positioned directly underneath a front fascia, uniformly starting a rearward upsurge of atmosphere underneath a vehicle. An aluminum under-tray is positioned underneath a engine and delivery and facilities a cooling channel that allows ambient airflow to a hydraulic engine mount. Dual side under-panels serve well-spoken airflow.

Lateral strakes located in front of a wheels and tires (8.5 inches far-reaching in front for all trims, and 3.5 inches far-reaching in a behind for EX and above trims) assistance inhibit airflow around a tires for additional aerodynamic potency gains. Even a hammered steel empty silencers are aerodynamically shaped, expelling a need for an under-cover during a behind of a vehicle. This reduces collection count, complexity and weight while assisting to safeguard optimal aerodynamic efficiency.

Softzone Technology
Like a Civic Sedan and Coupe, a new Civic Hatchback employs selectively practical “soft territory technology. In a Hatchback, apart collection are sum to emanate privately gradual areas, or soothing zones, within an high-strength steel partial to yield suitable appetite pathways compulsory to catch pile-up forces.

Side pile-up area
Located where a B-pillar joins a revoke sill, a new built-in soothing territory is designed to hook during a side collision, channeling pile-up army divided from a newcomer cell and into a B-pillar and revoke sill. The soothing zone’s rated element strength is 780 MPa high-strength steel, compared to a many stronger 1500 MPa hot-stamp steel of a altogether B-pillar and revoke sill.

Rear pile-up area
As in a Civic Sedan, a rearward ends of a dual behind unibody support rails of a Hatchback any enclose a span of soothing zones designed to overlay in a tranquil demeanour in a eventuality of a behind impact, assisting to draw pile-up energy. Special courtesy was paid to a plcae and pattern of physique stiffeners in sequence to reserve reserve opening notwithstanding a 5.9-inch shorter overhang compared to a sedan. 

T-Direction Welding
Applied to a brazen corner of a front doorway hinge pillars, usually behind a front circle openings, a new “T-direction welding technique is expected to assistance a 2017 Civic Hatchback acquire tip ratings in a severe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) slight equivalent frontal collision test, formed on Honda middle testing. Instead of regulating parallel overlapping welded joints on a hinge pillars, that would be negatively influenced by a circle relocating rearward and distinguished a post in an equivalent frontal collision, a hinge pillars instead use a longitudinal welded join designed to withstand a perfect army generated in such a collision.

Class-leading Forward Visibility
The A-pillar territory on a 2017 Civic Hatchback is 18 mm (0.7 in.) narrower than on a previous-generation Civic, shortening a blocked area by 11.6 percent, ensuing in a 7.9 grade alleviation in brazen visibility. As a result, a new Hatchback offers a class-leading 84.3 degrees of brazen prominence (the angle done by sketch lines from a driver’s eye indicate to a outboard edges of a A pillars). Safety opening is confirmed by a pillars’ shape, a accurate pattern of bucket pathways during a frontal collision or rollover and a use of 1500 MPa hot-stamped ultra-high-strength steel.

Walk Away Door Lock
Included on EX and above trims, a new Walk Away Door Lock feature automatically thatch as follows: (1) when a motorist leaves a vehicle; (2) when a pivotal holder’s stretch from a car exceeds 6.5 feet for dual seconds; and (3) when no other pivotal is rescued inside a vehicle. An heard buzzer sounds and a jeopardy lights peep to endorse that a car has locked. The Walk Away Door Lock feature is programmable, and might be incited on or off as a motorist prefers.

Power Side Mirrors
The Civic Hatchback’s body-colored appetite side mirrors are aerodynamically optimized to revoke breeze sound and minimize turbulence. EX and above trims supplement exhilarated side mirrors and a Sport Touring trim serve adds integrated LED spin indicators. The side mirrors can be manually folded for larger preference in parsimonious parking situations.

Honda LaneWatch™
The Civic Hatchback EX and above trims embody Honda’s LaneWatch™ arrangement that uses a camera located during a bottom a passenger-side extraneous counterpart to arrangement a wide-angle perspective of a newcomer side alley on a Display Audio screen. The picture appears when a right spin vigilance is activated, or when a symbol on a finish of a spin vigilance petiole is pressed. (See the Safety Driver Assistance territory for some-more information.)

Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Countermeasures
Extensive noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) countermeasures position a Civic Hatchback during a tip of a rival set. Strategically placed physique sealants, acoustic separators inside a A-, B- and C-pillars, and a sound-insulating acoustic windshield are key.

Engine Compartment Isolation
Measures to besiege sound and feverishness emanating from within a engine cell embody dedicated front, side and behind hood seals, strategically placed feverishness baffles, a hood insulator panel, an engine under-cover, and dedicated insulation within a instrument panel. Inside a vehicle, a one-piece molded insulated runner ship adds serve to well-developed feverishness siege and sound rebate for a Civic Hatchback.

Acoustic Windshield
As in a 2016 Civic Sedan, laminated acoustic potion is used for a Civic Hatchback’s windshield to assistance revoke sound entering a cabin. Tuned privately to draw wind-noise frequencies, a windshield potion uses an outdoor covering of 2.0 mm reserve glass, a 0.7 mm thick core covering of acoustic polyvinyl butyl (PVB), and a 1.8 mm safety-glass middle covering for a sum density of 4.5 mm. This helps a Civic Hatchback place during a tip of a category in wind-noise performance. The windshield also incorporates UV light-absorbing technology. In addition, a Civic Hatchback has 4.0 mm gradual front doorway potion and 3.5 mm gradual behind doorway glass. The one-touch appetite moonroof on a EX. EX-L Navi and Sport Touring trim uses 3.5 mm coloured and gradual glass.

Sound-absorbing Undercovers
Underneath a Civic Hatchback, along both sides of a newcomer cabin, are absorptive undercovers (molded cosmetic on a LX and Sport, and fiber on a EX and above trims) that assistance lessen highway and breeze noise. A special perplex picture located underneath a core of a building pan, and felt buffer middle liners on EX and above trims, serve draw breeze and highway noise.

Body Sealing
The 2017 Civic Hatchback has a high spin of physique sealing to dramatically revoke a levels of sound inside a vehicle. This includes coupling seals and other sealers to revoke quivering and a delivery of noise.

Additional measures include:

  • Pillar separators sign a vale A-, B- and C-pillars to revoke a delivery of sound from a building area into a newcomer cabin.
  • Triple doorway sealing utilizes 360-degree molded doorway seals to revoke breeze sound and urge isolation.
  • Door opening seals during a behind doorway edges join triple-sealed doorway openings and revoke door-edge seals in gripping breeze sound from entering a cabin.
  • Eight air-leak rebate moldings and clips during pivotal locations where a side windows slip into a side doors assistance revoke a probability of heard atmosphere leaks occurring in these locations.
  • Along with middle bracing, acoustic hole seals fill open areas inside a doorway structures, significantly shortening a volume of breeze and highway sound and quivering that can strech a cabin. The same Thinsulate™ element that is used in a doors is also used to revoke sound delivery by a roof and a physique A- pillars.

Auto On/Off Headlights
All Civic Hatchback models underline auto-on/off headlights for larger convenience. The headlights are multi-reflector/projector-beam units on all Civic Hatchback models solely a Sport Touring, that has auto-on/off LED headlights described below.

LED Lighting
Like other Civic models, all Civic Hatchback trims incorporate a far-reaching operation of light-emitting diode (LED) extraneous lighting features, including customary LED daytime regulating lights (DRL), LED one-touch spin signals, and LED taillights, stop lights, license-plate light and core high-mounted stop light.

Sport Touring Lighting
The Civic Hatchback’s Sport Touring trim includes LED low- and high-beam headlights. Arranged in a low, neat and compress in-line display, a LED high beams yield a longer and wider operation of prominence during night driving. The Sport Touring trim also includes LED spin signals integrated into a side counterpart housings.

The LED lighting has several advantages beside softened visibility. The LEDs are both mercury giveaway and lead free, benefiting a environment. They need rebate appetite to work than normal illuminated lighting, that helps fuel efficiency. The flexibility of a LED arrays also contributes to a Civic Hatchback’s sporty design. And finally, LED lights have a longer life and are upkeep free.

The Sport Touring trim also includes an automobile high lamp (HSS) function, a initial for a Civic model. (See a Safety Driver Assistance territory for more information.)

Windshield Wipers
The Civic Hatchback LX and Sport have 2-speed few windshield wipers, while a Hatchback EX and above trims have non-static few windshield wipers. The Sport Touring trim has rain-sensing wipers. A new wiper engine public saves 3.08 pounds compared to a prior generation.

Smart Wipers
Laws in some states need drivers to spin on a headlights when a wipers are doing in a rain. In all trims, a new Civic Hatchback helps a motorist approve with these laws by automatically educational a headlights when a wipers are activated in stormy conditions (with headlight switch in Auto).

Details include:

  • A light sensor detects a ambient liughtness and determines when to spin a headlights on or off, while also augmenting a enlightenment of a wiper switch and orchestration for good visibility.
  • If sleet is intermittent, a lights stay on for a fixed interlude before automatically branch off again.
  • Operation is shown around an indicator on a instrument panel.
  • The attraction can be tranquil by a environment in a MID.

Rain Sensing Wipers
The Sport Touring trim includes rain-sensing wipers that automatically activate if H2O is rescued on a windshield.

Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop
The Civic Hatchback EX and above trims embody a upscale preference of Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop. The complement simplifies approaching, entering and doing a vehicle. To advantage entry, a driver/passenger simply pulls possibly of front doorway handles while a remote in his or her possession. (See the Interior territory for some-more information.)

Remote Engine Start
Remote engine start, on EX and above trims, enables a motorist to start their car remotely, thereby activating a meridian control complement with a aim heat of 72 degrees. The complement will automatically work a heater, front and behind defrosters, front exhilarated seats (if equipped), exhilarated side mirror, and atmosphere conditioning as needed.

The remote engine start underline is built into a pivotal fob. To start a engine remotely, a owners presses a LOCK symbol and afterwards binds a ENGINE symbol for a second. The vehicle’s jeopardy lights will flash, indicating that a vigilance has been received. When a engine is started remotely, a wipers, lighting and audio systems sojourn off, and a confidence complement stays set. The engine will run for adult to 10 mins after remote starting and can be extended by another 10 mins regulating a same procedure.

The Civic Hatchback’s primer tailgate facilities twin gas-charged hydraulic struts that palliate opening and pull-down hoop located on a left and right sides. The tailgate can be unbarred by dire a clear symbol on a keyless fob twice (first for driver’s doorway only, second for all other doors and a tailgate), or a dedicated tailgate symbol on a fob once. It can also be non-stop regulating a symbol inside a driver’s door. The behind orifice of a Hatchback physique is privately reinforced to strengthen a tailgate opening, that is a largest opening on a car body. This increasing acerbity during this vicious plcae improves float and handling, as good as interior quietness. The tailgate automatically thatch whenever a Civic Hatchback is locked.

Large Cargo Capacity
The 2017 Civic Hatchback has a far-reaching and low bucket area charity 25.7 cu. ft. (22.6 cu. ft. for Sport and Sport Touring trims) of storage volume with a second-row seats up, and adult to 46.2 cu. ft.* of storage volume with a seats folded. This positions a car during a tip of a rival set in sum bucket volume. The storage area measures 31 inches tall, ranges from 40.5 inches during a circle wells to 50 inches in width, and extends to 70 inches – scarcely 6 feet – in length with a second-row seats folded. The building and sides are carpeted to assistance strengthen bucket during transit, and also to assistance revoke highway sound entering a newcomer cabin. A removable building row hides a proxy gangling tire, jack and wrench, and a cargo-area light provides enlightenment when a tailgate is open. (See the Interior territory for some-more information.)

Side-Mounted Tonneau Cover
In a depart from a retractable bucket covers of many SUVs, crossovers and wagons, a retractable tonneau of a Civic Hatchback extends from side to side instead of front to rear. The primary advantage of this pattern is that when a second-row seats are folded down, a Civic Hatchback’s tonneau housing does not land on a storage area as does a normal retractable bucket cover’s housing.

The user can change a tonneau operation from left to right or right to left, simply by stealing a tonneau cover public and reinstalling it on a conflicting side of a bucket area. The changeover takes usually a few seconds, and no collection are required.

Body Exterior Features

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

Exterior Colors
The 2017 Civic Hatchback is accessible in 7 extraneous colors including 3 lead colors, 3 pearl colors, and one plain color. In gripping with a Civic Hatchback’s clever Euro character, a tone palette is confidant and revealing, complementing a body’s performance-themed curves and angles. In particular, new to Honda and disdainful to a Civic Hatchback is Sonic Gray Pearl, a sports-oriented tone that reflects a vehicle’s energetic picture and personality. The finish lineup of extraneous and relating interior colors is shown below:

(See a Interior section for some-more information.)

*Based on SAE J1100 bucket volume dimensions customary and volume between front and behind seats with front seats changed forward.