New 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Model Review

2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Review Ann Arbor Michigan

Honda Civic Hatchback

Key Features

  • Starting at $20,940 MSRP*
  • 1.5L Turbo 4 Cylinder Engine
  • Available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • 174 Horsepower
  • Available Power Moonroof
  • Available Honda Display Audio with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Best-in-Class Rear-Seat Legroom of 36-inches
  • Available Honda Sensing™

*Disclaimer: 30 city/39 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 31 city/ 40 highway/34 combined mpg rating for LX, EX,  and EX-L Navi with CVT Automatic models. 30 city/36 highway/ 32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT Automatic model. Based on 2018 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.

Honda Civic Hatchback Video

About The Honda Civic Hatchback

It’s been over a decade since a hatchback version of the Honda Civic was last sold in North America. Honda is making up for lost time with an all-new hatchback aimed at function and fun. The Civic Hatchback is now equipped with five doors and has a sportier stance than its stablemates. Starting at $20,940 MSRP*, you can choose from five different trims that all come standard with a 1.5L Turbo 4 Cylinder Engine. Semi-autonomous features are becoming the norm in this generation of vehicles, and the Civic Hatchback is no different. Honda Sensing™ is available on the higher trim levels.

What the Critics Say

The new tenth-gen Civic is finally the Civic we’ve all be waiting for.” -Top Speed

The Civic hatch drives a bit like a mash-up of the coupe and sedan, feeling sporty enough to have fun while offering the all-important commuter comfort that’s key in this segment.” -Auto Guide

What’s New For 2018

There are no significant changes to the 2018 Civic Hatchback.

What’s New for 2017

The Civic Hatchback will now be a five-door instead of a three-door. It’s also bigger than the previous model. It’s 177 inches long, 70.86 inches wide, 55.95 inches tall, and has a wheelbase of 106.29 inches. In addition to Honda’s ubiquitous CVT automatic transmission, Honda will pair the 1.5-liter direct-injected VTEC turbocharged four-cylinder with a six-speed manual transmission if you choose. (On the LX and Sport trim levels only)

Honda Civic Hatchback Features

Honda Civic Hatchback Style


The slight increase in size, as well as its wild exterior features, can be attributed to many different factors. Available LED Headlights give off a unique and sporty signature while offering up plenty of visibility. The Center Outlet Dual Exhaust available on Sport and Touring help accentuate the sporty stance. The 18-inch Alloy Wheels are unique to Hatchback and the two-tone machine-finish and twisted 5-star design make a bold statement.


The Civic Hatchback is quick in real-world driving thanks to a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. To get an extra adrenalin rush, simply add the Center-Mounted Dual Outlet Exhaust which gives you an additional six horsepower for a total of 180 horsepower. And with the available Push Button Start and Remote Engine Start, you’re off to the races.

Honda Civic Hatchback Performance
Honda Civic Hatchback Cargo Space

Cargo Space

The Civic Hatchback is not only stylish but functional as well. With 25.7 cubic feet of cargo space, you will be able to fit everything you need for your weekend getaway. And with the best-in-class rear-seat legroom of 36-inches, your passengers will be the most comfortable people on the road.

Honda Sensing™

Although the Hatchback is built for fun, it still offers the safety you expect from a Honda. The available Honda Sensing™ is a suite of safety and driver-assistive technology that is designed to alert you to things you may miss while driving.

Lane Keeping Assist System: For those times you’re distracted and you begin to stray from the center of a detected lane without signaling, this system will adjust the steering and bring you back to the middle.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): This convenient system will help you maintain a set following interval on the highway, so you don’t have to manually change your speed.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™: This system helps stop your vehicle when it senses an unavoidable collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.

Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM): In the case where your vehicle is drifting too close to the side of the detected roadway without a turning signal, you will be alerted with rapid vibrations on the steering wheel.

Honda Civic Hatchback Cargo Space

Honda Civic Hatchback Models and Specs

Honda Civic Hatchback LX


  • Starting at $20,940 MSRP*
  • 16-inch Alloy Wheels
  • 174 horsepower and 162 LB-FT of Torque
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Rear View Camera

Honda Civic Hatchback Sport


  • Starting at $22,540 MSRP*
  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • 180 horsepower and 162 LB-FT of Torque
  • Front, Side, and Rear Underbody Spoilers

Germain Honda Civic Hatchback EX


  • Starting at $24,050 MSRP*
  • All the equipment of the LX Plus:
    17-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Power Moonroof
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Remote Engine Start

Germain Honda Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi

EX-L Navigation

  • Starting at $26,540 MSRP*
  • All the equipment of the EX Plus:
    Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Satellite-Linked Navigation
  • 8-Way Power Front Driver’s Seat
  • Heated Front Seats

Germain Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring

Sport Touring

  • Starting at $29,540 MSRP*
  • Honda Sensing™
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • LED Headlights
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • 1.5L Turbocharged Engine with 180 HP

Honda Civic Hatchback Questions & Answers

How long is a Honda Civic Hatchback?

It’s 177 inches long, 70 inches wide, 55 inches tall, and has a wheelbase of 106 inches.

How much horsepower does a Honda Civic Hatchback have?

The LX, EX, EX-L Navi have 174 horsepower while the Sport has 180 horsepower.

How much is a new Honda Civic Hatchback?

The starting MSRP is $20,940*.

What are the Honda Civic Hatchback models?

There are five trims in the lineup: LX, Sport, EX and EX-L Navi.

*Disclaimer: MSRP including $890 destination charge, but excludes tax, license, registration, and options.Dealer sets own prices.