Introducing the 2017 Civic Hatchback

Welcome to the world of the 2017 Civic Hatchback: where you can load up your gear without any trouble, opt for a manual if you’d rather have more control over the car, and then hit the road. You deserve a car that can keep up with your life, and that’s exactly what this car is built to do.

 

American Honda describes the Hatchback as “untamed”, and it’s easy to see why. Dual exhaust, a body-colored spoiler, and the available turbo set this car up for some serious fun. If you’re looking for a car that turns heads but still carries its weight in real life, there’s no better fit than the Civic Hatchback.

The 2016 Civic already had impressive storage. Then Honda took it to the next level by adding a “fifth door”–the hatchback. A wider trunk opening and the ability to fold down seats means you’ve got more than enough room for the gear for your next gig, your laundry, or your latest Ikea haul.

You’d think with that much practicality going on, the 2017 Civic would turn into a snoozefest. Not so. This writer currently drives a 2016 Civic and adores it, because the turbo makes driving so much fun. So take that, add dual exhaust, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a car-toned spoiler, and you’ve got all the trimmings for a fun and nimble daily driver.

Depending on your way of thinking about spoilers, the rear spoiler is either a big plus for your driving experience or it just makes the car look that much cooler. Aerodynamically speaking though, it does both. Spoilers, when paired with the fin like the one on top of the Civic, help hold down the back of the car, maintaining balance with the weight of the engine in the front. All of that science talk basically means you, the driver, have more control over the car’s handling at higher speeds, especially when navigating a turn. So it adds a little bit more fun to the driving experience.

Let’s rewind a bit and talk more about the body styling of the 2017 Civic. You’ll notice a couple differences between the 2016 and the 2017 models, most noticeably the hatchback, of course, but they’ve also added other subtle tweaks to this year’s model.

The wheels got bigger, the front got beefier, and of course when everyone does a double-take in traffic they’ll notice that the back got beefier too. The overall look is athletic, sophisticated, and edgy. The kind of car that will make you smile as it throws you back in your seat.

So what are you waiting for? Get the daily driver that’s bound to shift things up.

(all photos in this post are from Honda.com)

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