Choose the Honda Civic Hatchback Model With the Right Amount of Power for Your Driving Desires
By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Civic Hatchback on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 3:29 pm
2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Configurations and Performance Specs
There are many reasons to get excited about the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback, as it comes with a number of configurations that will help you get the exact performance specs you want and the exact amenities you desire in your new vehicle. After all, the Civic Hatchback is all about performance (and a little about practicality too), so if you’re one of the many driving enthusiasts out there that love this model you’ll want to be sure you maximize its performance capabilities. We’re here to explain those to you today.
Once you start shopping around for a new Civic Hatchback, you’ll find that the 2018 model is available in 5 trim levels. These configurations add new features on top of one another, but they may also differ in their power output, which we will detail below. For your reference, the 5 trim levels are:
- Civic Hatchback LX
- Civic Hatchback Sport
- Civic Hatchback EX
- Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi
- Civic Hatchback Sport Touring
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2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Horsepower and Torque
Upon first glance, you’ll notice that each of the configurations above come equipped with an in-line 4-cylinder engine with a single-scroll MHI TD03 turbo and internal wastegate. Therefore, you might expect each trim to produce the same amount of horsepower and torque, but this is not the case.
Instead, you’ll find the LX model produces 174 horsepower and either 162 or 167 lb-ft of torque, depending on whether you opt for a 6-speed manual transmission or CVT, respectively. Both the EX and EX-L Navi get that same 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. But, for a boost in performance, you’ll find that the Sport and Sport Touring can both pump out 180 horsepower, while the Sport model can boost that 162 lb-ft of torque to 177 lb-ft of torque.
Why is that? Well, it is thanks in part to the center-mounted dual outlet exhaust that comes standard on the Sport and Sport Touring models. On top of that, the Sport model manages even more torque compared to the Sport Touring model thanks to the 6-speed manual transmission that is available with it. This is something you won’t find available for the Sport Touring.
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But, if you don’t drive a stick shift, we have to mention that you can still have a blast with the paddle shifters that come standard on the Sport with CVT model and the Sport Touring model. To experience it for yourself, schedule a test drive here at Meridian Honda.