Squaring off: The 2017 Honda Civic vs. The Competition
|2017 Honda Civic LX||2017 Mazda3 GX||2017 Hyundai Elantra L+||2017 Toyota Corolla CE|
|Engine||158-hp, 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder||155-hp, 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder||147-hp, 1.8-litre, 4-cylinder||132-hp, 4-cylinder|
|Driver Assistance Features||Available Honda Sensing suite||Not available on this trim||Available driver’s blind-spot monitor||Not available on this trim|
|Apple CarPlay and Android Auto||Standard||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available|
|Fuel Economy (L/100 km)||7.6 city / 5.7 highway||8.6 city / 6.4 highway||8.3 city / 6.4 highway||8.4 city / 6.5 highway|
|IIHS Top Safety Pick||Yes||Yes, +||Yes, +||Yes, +|
The 2017 Honda Civic vs. The Competition
When it comes to choosing a compact sedan, car buyers are definitely spoiled for options. This segment of the auto industry is incredibly competitive, offering vehicles with high fuel economy ratings, impressive performance, and quick handling. Four of the leading vehicles in this class are the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla, all of which deliver exactly what drivers look for in a sedan. For those trying to choose between these four sedans, let’s compare the 2017 Honda Civic vs. its competition.
There are few main differences that set the 2017 Honda Civic apart. When it comes to pure efficiency, the Civic has the competition beat. Greater power and great fuel economy are thanks to the unmatched efficiency of the legendary Honda engines.
For fuel economy, the base engine of the Civic achieves up to 7.6 city and 5.7 highway L/100km. The other available turbocharged engine for the Civic lineup achieves even higher efficiency ratings! These incredible fuel economy ratings could certainly make the Civic the winner in this competition; however, this is not the only area where the Civic excels.
The new Civic also has more driver-assistance features than ever before. Every trim level from the LX trim up has the Honda Sensing suite available. The Civic EX-T and Touring trims both have this feature standard.
Another addition to the 2017 Honda Civic is improved smartphone connectivity. The new Civic now has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality coming in the LX trim and above. These systems are the most state-of-the-art options available for connecting you with your vehicle, and the Civic is one of the few compact sedans that offer both of them as standard features.
When it comes down to it, the greater power, unmatched efficiency, safety tech, and more modern features and technologies with the 2017 Honda Civic ultimately make it the better option. If you would like to learn more about the 2017 Honda Civic, you can find it right here at Brantford Honda. For more information about the new Civic, we recommend reaching out to our helpful team here at our dealership!