2017 Honda Civic Coupe Touring CVT
Class: Compact Car
Miles Driven: 283
Fuel Used: 9.0 gallons
|CG Report Card|
|Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. "Big" rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, "Tall" rating based on 6'6"-tall male tester.|
|Room and Comfort||B|
|Power and Performance||B-|
|Fit and Finish||A-|
|Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide's impressions of the entire model lineup.|
|Big & Tall Comfort|
Real-world fuel economy: 31.4 mpg
Driving mix: 50% city, 50% highway
EPA-estimated fuel economy: 30/41/35 (city/highway/combined)
Base price: $26,225 (not including $875 destination charge)
Options on test car: None
Price as tested: $27,100
The great: Fuel economy, sporty character
The good: Fit and finish
The not so good: Headroom and cargo space are stingy
On the heels of the Honda Civic’s complete redo for 2016, the 2017 coupes that aren’t new performance models don’t come in for much change. Consumer Guide® tested a high-feature 2017 Touring, which carried over the ’16 model’s good points (driver vision, maneuverability, seating comfort)—and its not-so-good ones (rear headroom, cargo space, fun-sapping CVT automatic transmission).
We did see better fuel mileage in our test of the 2017 car, which is motivated by the same 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT) as the ’16 car. This time we averaged 31.4 mpg after combined stints of 283 miles, 50 percent in city driving—an improvement over the 29.9 we saw earlier with a slightly higher percentage of city miles.
The Civic sedan–or the new-for-2017 4-door hatchback–remain the more practical choices here, but if two doors is more your style, then Honda has you covered. The coupe is sleek-looking, fun to drive, and we even sort of like the green.