2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Review
For a long time, the idea of a hatchback was associated with a sort of nerdy aesthetic—a boxy, smaller version of a station wagon. Those days are long gone. Never mind that “nerdy” is chic these days; hatchbacks have actually become the new answer to “sporty” and fun. Among the leaders in sleek and drivable hatchbacks on the roads of Centennial, Denver, and Aurora is the Honda Civic.
It’s a new model year, and that means an exciting new model year debut. While the new Civic hatchback is largely the same as it was last year, it still sets the standard for hatchback vehicles in the sector. Discover how the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback takes the concept of a hatchback to a whole new level, and why you’ll love driving this sleek and fun car.
Honda Civic Hatchback Specs
This year, the biggest changes to the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback are simple tweaks to certain features and available packages. It’s still largely the same sedan you love, with outstanding fuel economy and drive in its 1.5L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that puts out 174 horsepower and gets 167 lb-ft of torque.
There’s also an upgraded version of the engine that gives you 180 horsepower with 177 lb-ft, while at the range-topping Civic Type R trim you can get a massive 2.0L four cylinder which gets a walloping 306 horsepower with 285 lb-ft of torque and can really tear up the roads, paired to a six-speed manual transmission.
Features and Options
The trick with the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback is separating it from the other configurations (sedan or coupe). At the base level, you get a ton of equipment, including automatic climate control, rearview camera, infotainment system with 5-inch center display, four speakers, Bluetooth® integration, USB port and optional features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Keeping, and front crash prevention and warning systems, including emergency braking.
The Sport trim is hatchback only, and nets you all the above plus fog lights and a number of luxury trappings in the cabin, as well as central dual exhaust. The Sport-Touring hatchback adds LED headlights, power and heated driver and passenger seats, heated back seats, 12-speaker audio, automatic wipers and an upgraded 12-speaker sound system.
Finally, the top of the line Honda Civic Type R gives you performance tires, beefier brakes, sport-tuned adaptive dampening suspension, and a number of unique styling touches.
Civic Hatchback Cargo Space
Cargo space is one of the biggest reasons to buy a hatchback, and the Civic doesn’t disappoint. It offers a full 25.7 ft3 of space behind the back seats, and with the seats folded down, this expands to 46.2 ft3, plenty of room to carry whatever you need.
Test Drive the Civic Hatchback at Mile High Honda
If you’re in the Denver area, including the Centennial or Aurora regions, and you’d like to test drive the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback, Mile High Honda is your source. Stop into our showroom today, or call us up and ask one of our service representatives about taking a test drive today!