2017 Honda Civic Sedan Performance and Fuel Efficiency Specs

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    The 2017 Honda Civic Sedan performance and fuel efficiency numbers should have it on the radar of any Milwaukee driver searching for a small car. Two engine options, two transmission options, and five available trim levels give the Civic a versatility and variety that is lacking among its competitors. Read on to see how the power and fuel economy numbers break down so you can get a better idea of which car is right for you.

Civic Performance

The 10th-generation Civic represents a first: the first turbocharged powertrain on the North American Honda lineup. Honda also brings another first to the 2017 model in particular: the first time drivers could choose a Honda with a turbocharged engine and a manual transmission. Let’s see what these firsts do for the Civic’s performance specs.


Honda Civic Performance Built

Power: A 2.0L 4-cylinder powers both the Civic LX and EX, delivering 158 hp. The Civic EX-T, EX-L, and Touring all have the turbocharged engine, rated at 174 hp.

Honda Civic Manual Transmission

Torque: The 2.0L engine of the Civic brings 138 lb-ft of torque, but drivers looking for a sportier and faster feel might prefer the 1.5L turbo, with its available 167 lb-ft of torque on manual transmission models (CVT models feature 162 lb-ft of torque).

Honda Civic Automatic Transmission

Transmission: While the continuously variable transmission has been designed to optimize gear ratios for each given scenario, some drivers still prefer the control of the stick shift. Both engines can be had with either transmission, though, so you won’t have to compromise on the Civic.


Drivers who love the sound of their engine should be sure to take a test drive of the Civic and see the difference that Honda’s advanced sound isolation technologies make. You’ll still notice the purr or growl of the engine, but it’s more felt than heard, giving the cabin a more serene feeling, even at high speeds.

Civic Fuel Efficiency

We are continuously amazed at the reputation for fuel economy the Civic has developed over the years, with few small cars even coming close to it. As Honda continues to advance engine and transmission technologies, fuel efficiency numbers are going higher and higher. With two engines and two transmissions, there are four sets of fuel economy ratings to consider. Take a look:

  • 2.0L + 6MT: The standard engine mated with the standard transmission, the 2017 Civic Sedan LX 6MT earns an EPA-estimated 40 highway mpg, 28 city mpg, and 32 combined mpg.*
  • 2.0L + CVT: Stepping up to the continuously variable transmission lets the Civic do the shifting and boosts fuel economy ratings, with 2017 Civic LX CVT models capable of an EPA-estimated 40 highway, 31 city, and 34 combined mpg.*
  • 1.5L Turbo + 6MT: Upgrading to the turbo brings a boost in power and efficiency, and drivers can now have the 6-speed manual transmission as well. 2017 Civic EX-T 6MT models are rated at an EPA-estimated 42 highway, 31 city, and 35 combined mpg.*
  • 1.5L Turbo + CVT: For maximum power and efficiency, choose the Civic’s turbocharged engine and CVT; 2017 Civic Sedan EX-T CVT models earn an EPA-estimated 42 highway mpg, 32 city mpg, and 36 mpg combined.*

Which engine is right for you? We can’t make the decision, but we can help you out with a few suggestions.

Choosing the Right Civic

It’s best to weigh all of your options when shopping for a new car, and there are some advantages of going with the 2.0L 4-cylinder and some for going with the 1.5L turbo. Here’s what we think:


Honda Civic 2.0L Engine

2.0L 4-Cylinder: As the standard engine, the 2.0L 4-cylinder might be the best option for drivers on a budget; it’s more efficient than many competing models and keeps the Civic’s price in the easily affordable range. Even though it trails behind the turbo on power and efficiency, it is still one of the best small car engines on the market.

Honda Civic Turbo Engine

1.5L Turbo: If you have a little more wiggle room in the budget, the 1.5L turbocharged engine is an easy choice, as it brings more power and superior efficiency. It’s also a nice bonus if you’re looking at the features of the EX-T, EX-L, or Touring trims.


While you should have an idea of which one you might be interested in now, you won’t have to make a decision until after you’ve had a chance to take a Civic or two for a test drive.

Take a Test Drive Today

Now that you’ve seen how the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan performance and fuel efficiency specs break down, let us show you how those numbers translate into reality. Visit a Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealer near you today to take a test drive of the Civic and see firsthand what 174 hp feels like.

*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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Phone: ​866-798-2756

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Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers
Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers
6141 S 27th St
Greenfield, WI, 53221 United States
Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers 42.932103, -87.950903.