TORRANCE, Calif., March 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The all-new Civic Hatchback Sport has been named a 2017 AUTOMOBILE All-Star, putting the Euro-inspired, versatile five-door in the company of multiple high-performance vehicles that also received the accolade this year. AUTOMOBILE staff and guest judges evaluated two dozen vehicles on the road and track to determine the most compelling new vehicles of 2017 that represent style, class, importance and desirability.
"The Honda Civic Hatchback Sport is a versatile, efficient car that's a blast to drive hard," said AUTOMOBILE Editor-in-Chief Mike Floyd. "Our editors praised its handling, steering feel, and smooth manual gearbox. And it's a smoking deal at just over 22 grand. All of that makes it a runaway All-Star in our book."
With a 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque1 version of the Civic's 1.5-liter turbo engine paired with an engaging 6-speed manual transmission2 and sporting Euro-inspired styling and handling, the 2017 Civic Hatchback Sport delivers a winning combination of value, fun-to-drive performance and hatchback versatility.
"We are honored to make AUTOMOBILE's All-Star list. Since the 2017 Civic Hatchback arrived in the U.S. last fall, it has been winning the hearts and minds of not only enthusiasts but everyday drivers who appreciate its driving dynamics and utility," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president & general manager of the Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Additional media information including high-resolution photography and video of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is available at www.hondanews.com/channels/civic. Consumer information is available at www.automobiles.honda.com/civic.
1 Sport 6MT Peak power: 180 hp @ 5500 rpm (SAE net), Peak torque: 177 lb-ft @ 1900-5000 rpm (SAE net).
2 Civic Hatchback Sport is also available with a CVT.
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SOURCE American Honda Motor Co., Inc.