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The 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

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The new Civic Hatchback is considered the leader in its class for excellent acceleration and above average fuel economy. It has a roomy cabin, smart storage ideas, and more cargo space than any other vehicle in its class. This cargo space can come in handy for students at Penn State. Students in the State College area will also appreciate the technology features that are not typically available in compact cars. The new Civic Hatchback also has exceptional safety ratings. 

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What kind of horsepower does the 2018 Civic Hatchback get? 

All hatchback trims come with a powerful turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 174-hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to an efficient smooth shifting continuously variable automatic transmission. The Sports trim uses the same powertrain, but it is rated at 180-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. It has plenty of power to quickly get you from Tyrone to Mechanicsburg. The Hatchback is highly responsive and can reach cruising speeds faster than most vehicles in its class. This speed will be helpful in cities like Mt. Union and Philipsburg. The steering is highly responsive and feels natural. The tuned suspension easily handles quick turns and minimizes body roll. Whether in busy city traffic or on the highway, you can count on quick smooth consistent stops in this vehicle. 

What are the safety features of the Civic Hatchback? 

Whether you are driving in the Penn State or Tyrone areas, the new Civic Hatchback is one of the safest cars you can drive. It has six airbags that will keep you protected from crashes on any side of the vehicle. It has a host of standard and optional active safety aids to give you additional protection. The government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave this car the highest five-star crash rating. The private Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also gave the vehicle high marks across the board. Some of the helpful safety features include front collision alert, automatic headlights, lane-assist, adaptive cruise, and lane departure. The new LaneWatch system will give drivers in Mt. Union a view of their blind-spot on the center display. 

Open trunk, converted cargo space of the 2018 Civic Hatchback 

How much cargo space does the 2018 Civic Hatchback have? 

If versatility is a top priority for you in a vehicle, then the new Civic Hatchback is the car for you. The cargo area was cleverly designed to maximize the space. Students in State College will appreciate the abundance of intelligently placed pockets, bins, and storage trays. A cord management system will keep all of your cables neatly stowed away. Also, a handy USB port is located in the center armrest bin. The Civic Hatchback has a maximum cargo space size of 46.2 cubic feet. The area behind the back seat has a total space of 25.7 cubic feet. If you will be using car seats, there are dedicated LATCH anchors in the back seat. The wide-opening back doors help make installing/removing the car seat a breeze. 

What are the different trims of the Honda Civic Hatchback?

LX - This is the entry-level trim that has a standard six-speed manual transmission with an optional CVT. The automatic climate control will maintain your desired temperature setting allowing you to set it and forget it. The multi-angle review camera will give drivers in Mechanicsburg an excellent view of the area behind them. Additional features include LED daytime lights, adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding rear seats, Bluetooth, 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, USB, and a four-speaker audio system. 

Sport - Students at Penn State will appreciate the sporty features of this trim. It adds underbody spoilers, 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, dual exhaust, aerodynamic body design, leather steering wheel, rear center armrest, and a shift knob. It also has a standard six-speed manual transmission with an available CVT. 

EX - The EX has the CVT standard with no option for a manual transmission. Additional features include a power moonroof, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, remote start, heated exterior mirrors, LaneWatch blind-spot camera, keyless entry, keyless start, HondaLink, satellite radio, smartphone integration for Apple and Android, and fog lights. Drivers in Philipsburg will enjoy the convenience of dual-zone automatic climate control during harsh winter months. The larger 17-inch wheels will improve traction and control. 

EX-L Navi - This model adds a touch of elegance to the EX trim. The leather-trimmed interior will give you a luxury feel. The heated front seats will keep you comfortable on those cold Tyrone winter days. Whether you are in town or on the road, the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System will accurately steer you to your destination. The eight-way power driver's seat will allow any driver to sit comfortably. 

Sport Touring - This model upgrades from the EX-L Navi by adding a 540-Watt premium audio system that will make you feel like you are in a movie theater. The dual-mode paddle shifters will add some excitement to your driving experience.


If the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback, with its versatile body style and powerful performance sounds like the choice for you and your lifestyle, come down to Bobby Rahal Honda of State College today, and test drive one for yourself! 

Rear view of the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback