Thanks to a slew of both major and minor updates, the latest 2018 Honda Civic Sport Touring is once again regarded as a no-brainer choice for a compact, small car. The new Civic boasts an even better fuel economy and acceleration. It also features a roomy, comfortable interior, which comes with lots of high-end materials.
For those looking for something more unique, there are also performance Civic Type R and Civic Si variants too. All of these additions make the Civic a formidable challenger to its longtime rivals, the Kia Forte and Chevrolet Cruze.
2018 Honda Civic Sport Touring – Exterior Look and Updates
Outside, the 2018 Honda Civic Sport Touring is definitely not the most ambitious or daring design from the Japanese giant. However, it is certainly one of the most functional and coherent ones. It comes across as a sharp and sleek combo of elegant touches and sporty features. Even though the Civic Type R and the Civic Si models are there to fulfill the needs of sports junkies, the base Civic can also stand its ground with some of its features.
This 2018 Honda Civic Sport Touring comes with a redesigned front grille, which now looks more aggressive and athletic. The Civic’s front end nicely incorporates sleeker headlights and a smaller. revamped bumper. In the back, we can see a somewhat bulbous rear end, which features a nubbed tail and a new set of taillights. In general, the newest Civic looks fresh and rejuvenated, with a design that will certainly satisfy long-time Honda customers and attract new ones.
Interior and Equipment
The interior of the 2018 Honda Civic Sport Touring is notably longer than the interior of the last year’s model. It also boasts one of the best cabins in the compact car segment. This is not surprising, given how it features an abundance of top-notch plastics and high-quality materials.
The Civic sports all the legroom and headroom the driver and the passengers might need. It also comes with a huge amount of cargo space, around 15.2 cubic feet. Aside from being spacious, the cabin is also very comfortable, thanks to the fully adjustable seats, which also have the heating/cooling function.
The dashboard of the 2018 Honda Civic Sport Touring is exceptionally well-designed, has a great layout, as well as easy-to-use controls. In the tech department, there is the LaneWatch monitoring system, a 7-inch touchscreen, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 4-speaker sound system, Bluetooth and more.
2018 Honda Civic Sport Touring – Engine Options, Specs and Performance
Under the hood, the base 2018 Honda Civic comes with a selection of two engines. The standard one is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, with 158 horsepower, 138 lb-ft of torque, and an exceptional fuel efficiency rating of 28/40 mpg.
The more powerful variant comes in the form of a 1.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine. This one is capable of outputting 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. It achieves an EPA rating of 30/36 mpg and propels the Civic from 0 to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds.
There are also two transmission options, a 6-speed manual and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). For the ultimate performance, the customers can opt for the Si variant. This model comes with an enhanced 1.5-liter turbo 4, with 205 hp and 192 lb-ft.
Release Date and Cost of the 2018 Honda Civic Sport Touring
According to the rumors, the Honda plans to release the latest Civic within the next few months. The new model will cost around $29.000.