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    The Honda Civic is one of the most recognizable sedans on the market. Known for its reliability, practicality and good performance, it has always remained a sensible option. But with that said, there’s often little reason to upgrade if you already own a Civic. But this year, Honda is breathing new life into the Civic by implementing some major changes. This year, Honda will be offering the Civic in a new hatchback model, previously unavailable, as well as two new trims: the Civic SI and Type R. While the new hatchback offers an increased cargo area, the new SI and Type R trims will offer better features and improved performance. If you are interested in the new 2017 Honda Civic, ask these questions to learn more.

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    Which Civic has the best fuel economy?

    For the best fuel economy, the best choice is the EX-T with manual transmission, which gets 32 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway. However, for the most part, the other trims feature only a slight discrepancy in fuel economy.

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    What's the interior like?

    The Civic’s interior is made up of high-quality plastics and comfortable fabric upholstery. The interior has been made to minimize cabin noise, in order to provide the most quiet ride possible.

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    How much cargo space is offered?

    When it comes to cargo space, the amount depends on the model you choose. The sedan offers up to 15.1 cubic feet of space, while the coupe offers up to 12.1 cubic feet. For the most cargo space, the hatchback affords up to 25.7 cubic feet of space (46.2 cubic feet with seats folded down).

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    What features are offered?

    The base Civic features a standard 5-inch infotainment system display, Bluetooth, USB ports, rearview camera and automatic climate control. Higher level trims offer HD radio, navigation, hands free texting and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are optional features.

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    What is Honda Sensing?

    Honda Sensing is made up of a variety of driver assistance features. It is standard in Touring and Sports Touring trims. The system includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning and auto emergency braking.

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    What is the warranty?

    J.D. Power has awarded the Civic with a four out of five when it comes to reliability. It should also be noted that the Civic comes with a three year new vehicle warranty and a 5 year warranty on the powertrain.

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    What engine options are offered?

    The 2017 Honda Civic features a 2.0 liter I-4 engine that generates 158 horsepower. The 1.5 liter I-4 engine featured in the hatchback and higher level trims gets 174 horsepower. The new SI trim features a similar engine that is expected to deliver up to 205 horsepower. The Type R trim will feature a 2. 0 liter turbocharged engine, but the exact specifications are unknown.

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    What is the safety rating?

    The Honda Civic has been awarded some excellent safety scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The vehicle has been awarded 5 stars in every test performed, with an overall rating of 5 stars.