Fans of the famous Japanese hatchback will be in doubt – should they wait for redesign of their favorite model. New 2018 Honda Civic doesn’t promise too many changes comparing to predecessor. So, many will find it more economical purchasing last model instead of upcoming. But these who are looking for new excitement would love to see these minor modifications that 2018 Civic brings. Contours from a 2016 model are present again, since then was the last big tuning. Upcoming car is more efficient, for sure, and it can make more power. Two advantages are making kick-start.
2018 Honda Civic engine
Under the hood of the 2018 Honda Civic won’t be surprises. Only possible novelty is hybrid, but there are no clear information about this. Front-wheel drive is common for all Civic cars, including top of the class Type R. There are few engines ready to power this model. Base unit is 2.0-l 4-cylinder. Other trims are getting more energy from 1.5-l drivetrain with turbocharger, which is also available for Type R. This and Si model are also coming with turbocharger and 2.0-l engine. As powertrains, transmission systems vary. From 6-speed manual, to the CVT, buyers are choosing most suitable gearbox.
2018 Honda Civic changes
Both cosmetic and fuel economy changes are minor. Mileage is at same level as before. So, 2018 Honda Civic can make 32 – 36 mpg, depending on engine type and transmission. Significant changes could come with hybrid. Probably fans are expecting the most from Type R, which is going to offer over 300 horsepower. Major changes won’t happen this time, since latest reports are predicting mid-cycle refresh in 2019.
2018 Honda Civic price and competition
Last quarter of this year will unveil more information about new model. Until then, we are collecting any piece of details we can get. One of them is price, which is not about to change. Similar revisit happened to 2017 year model, and its price jumped for just $100. So, price range of the 2018 Honda Civic will go from $20,000 to $29,000. Type R is out of this league with $35,000 tag. When it hits the market, new Civic will fight Ford Focus, VW Golf and Toyota Corolla for supremacy in the segment. However, fans will pay attention to products of Chevy, Mazda and Hyundai.