2018 Honda Civic Review Sandy

The 2018 Honda Civic maintains its hold as a crowd favorite

While you are driving you might see a wide array of Honda Civic models on the road, not limited to recent model years. The Honda Civic has been in production since 1973, with many older models still on the road thanks to their durable design. It has maintained its position as one of the most popular vehicles for all driver groups - teens, young professionals, adults, parents - because it manages to offer everything that people look for in a vehicle. Reliability is always an appreciated feature, it doesn't matter what stage of life you are in.

With an updated style, interior, and performance, the 2018 Honda Civic comes with more for drivers to enjoy than ever before. It offers plenty of body styles and trim options for any driver to find exactly what they are looking for.

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Just a few of the options

When we say there are plenty of options we are kind of under-selling it; there are over a dozen total options for you to choose from in body style and trims alone. This doesn't go into optional features or anything, just which one you are going to be able to customize. We'll start with the one you are most used to seeing: the sedan.

The 2018 Honda Civic sedan is the original style, the one you have most likely seen a million times because every house in the neighborhood has owned at least one at one point. The dynamic styling maximizes airflow so that it can be as aerodynamic as possible, offering a sporty line usually reserved for a coupe. The sedan sits at the best price of all the body styles while still being able to be equipped with the same features as the two other body styles. This is the right choice if you are biased towards four-door sedans or choosing the most affordable option. The trim levels include Honda Civic LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, Touring, and Civic Si Sedan.

When you are looking for a two-door style, the 2018 Honda Coupe is the choice you are looking for. Being offered in the past, the new design makes it more distinctive than the sedan, offering a much sportier look. Along with some exclusive color options, the 2018 Honda Coupe can come with a new turbocharged engine for a feel that matches its look. It also offers some variations in trims, included are the Honda Civic LX, LX-P, EX-T, EX-L, Touring, and Civic Si Coupe.

New is always better, right? If you agree, the 2018 Honda Civic hatchback is right up your alley. It is a new style for 2018, drawing in more customers than ever before. This is Honda's way of fighting against popular hatchbacks that have had a hold in the market, like the Subaru Impreza, and it does an impressive job of swaying brand-loyalty among customers. With seats folded, you are offered more than 46 cubic feet of space, and with powerful trim options like the Civic Type R, it provides the power that will excite your drive. All trim options include the Honda Civic LX, Sport, EX, EX-L Navi, Sport Touring, and Civic Type R Hatchback.

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Performance doesn't slack on options either

Body style and trim options aren't enough, Honda knows that customer choice is one of the best ways to make the customer happier, which is why they want to include a variety of engine options for you as well. The engine that you'll find standard on sedans and coupe models is the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine providing 158 horsepower, which is an acceptable number, but you'll probably want to bump that up a little bit.

Optional engines for the new generation of Honda Civic models start to add new levels of excitement. The 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is an option for the sedan and coupe, but comes standard on the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback, providing 174 horsepower. The hatchback can be further upgraded to the hatchback sport which boosts you up to 180 horsepower, but the sedan and coupe are not left behind either, the 2018 Civic Si comes with 205 horsepower for you.

When you are looking for the most power in the 2018 Honda Civic, you will want to choose a Type R. This option is the only one that will offer the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that pushes you up to 306 horsepower, the most powerful Civic model ever made, for you to enjoy.

Safety has to balance power

Honda is pretty well-known for providing a high standard of safety for its vehicles, and the 2018 Honda Civic is no exception. The strong design and rearview camera as standard are only the beginning of what you can find in this vehicle. All body styles and trims allow for Honda Sensing, and is standard on Touring/Sport models. This suite of safety technology offers Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, and Road Departure Mitigation from an array of sensors that want to look out for you. You can even opt for Honda LaneWatch to cut back on accidents caused by momentary distractions.

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The Take-Away

The 2018 Honda Civic is everything you would expect it to be, and more. It is an iconic vehicle that is among the most popular that you will see, and you will see a lot of them.

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