2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

2018 Honda Civic
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2018 Honda Civic
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What’s new

  • For 2018, the Honda Civic carries forward unchanged

Pros

  • Excellent fuel economy and performance from turbocharged engines
  • Ride quality expertly balances comfort and athleticism
  • Many available advanced technology and safety features
  • Roomy cabin with high-quality materials

Cons

  • Slow-responding adaptive cruise control system
  • Overly vigilant forward collision warning system is frustrating
  • Touchscreen interface is confusing and slow to respond to inputs


Which Civic does Edmunds recommend?

For mainstream Civic buyers, we think the extra power and fuel economy of the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine make it one of the Civic's best options. To that end, we recommend the EX-T sedan or EX hatchback. Both add a touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, an upgraded sound system, dual-zone climate control, proximity entry with push-button start and Honda's LaneWatch camera, all of which improve day-to-day satisfaction. There's nothing wrong with the base LX, but we think the upgrades are worth the money.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

It's hard to overstate how much we like the 2018 Honda Civic. Equipped with the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, it's one of the best cars in its class for delivering both impressive acceleration and high fuel economy. Inside, it has plenty of room for passengers, clever storage solutions and more cargo space than most competitors in any body style. It also offers technology features that put some other compact cars to shame and safety ratings that are among the best.

Available as a sedan, coupe or hatchback, in a variety of powertrains, the Civic has a version for every niche, and all of them are good. Want more sauce? There's the sportier Civic Si, as well as the absolutely bananas Civic Type R. Just as impressive, neither one sacrifices the qualities we love about the standard variants.

The Civic does have some weaknesses. The infotainment interface is far from the easiest system to use, and the available forward collision alert system is prone to overreaction. Also, though cargo volume is good, the sloping rear glass of the hatchback and deck of the sedan mean that taller or bulkier items can sometimes be hard to fit.

There are competitors with specific strengths that make them worth checking out. The Mazda 3 is engaging to drive and, in higher trims, offers a near-luxury cabin. The Subaru Impreza, which comes standard with all-wheel drive, and the value-packed Kia Forte also merit consideration. Overall, though, the Civic wins the day with its multitude of strengths.

Notably, we picked the 2018 Honda Civic Si as one of Edmunds' Best Sport Sedans for this year.

Trim levels & features

The 2018 Honda Civic is a compact car offered as a sedan, coupe or hatchback. The sedan is available in six different trim levels: LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, Touring and Si. There are also three hatchback-specific trims — Sport, Sport Touring and Type R — and one coupe-specific trim, LX-P.

Note that the following trim level feature info primarily relates to the sedan. The coupe and hatchback are similarly equipped but can vary slightly in certain instances.

Though it may be the base trim, the standard Civic LX sedan comes with a lot of equipment for the money. Standard equipment highlights include a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (158 horsepower, 138 lb-ft of torque), a six-speed manual transmission (a continuously variable automatic transmission is also available), front-wheel drive, 16-inch steel wheels, LED running lights, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, automatic climate control and a height-adjustable driver seat. Electronics features include a 5-inch central display screen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker sound system with a USB port.

Optional for just about every Civic is the Honda Sensing safety package. It includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and intervention, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.

In the Civic Hatchback, the LX trim comes with the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine (174 horsepower, 167 lb-ft of torque), while the coupe-only LX-P trim comes standard with the 2.0-liter engine, the CVT automatic, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, and remote start.

The hatchback-specific Sport comes with the LX equipment plus a more powerful version of the turbocharged engine (180 hp, 177 lb-ft of torque), 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a center-outlet dual exhaust, aerodynamic bodywork, a rear center armrest with cupholders, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The Honda Civic EX sedan builds off the base LX, adding the CVT as standard along with a sunroof, alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, a rear center armrest with cupholders, an eight-speaker audio system with dual USB ports, Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot camera, dynamic guidelines for the rearview camera, keyless ignition and entry with remote start, and a 7-inch touchscreen interface with satellite radio, HondaLink, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration (including app-based navigation).

Stepping up to the EX-T sedan gets you the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Thanks to impressive acceleration and big fuel economy numbers (up to 32 mpg city), the turbocharged four-cylinder is enough reason alone to buy an EX-T Civic or above if you're opting for the sedan. But the EX-T also adds 17-inch wheels, foglights, dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats. For the coupe, the EX-T gets an upgraded 10-speaker stereo system. The EX hatchback is equipped similarly to the EX-T sedan, lacking only the sedan's heated front seats.

Right near the top of the heap is the EX-L sedan, which gets leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver seat and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. An integrated navigation system is available as an option.

The hatchback-only Sport Touring essentially builds off the regular Sport trim and adds different 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, automatic wipers, a four-way power passenger seat, heated rear seats and a 12-speaker audio system. Also standard is the Honda Sensing safety package.

The Touring trim level (for the sedan and coupe) essentially comes with the same equipment as the Sport Touring hatchback noted above, but the stereo has 10 speakers instead of 12.

The Si is a midlevel performance version of the Civic that comes as a coupe or sedan, both with a more powerful version of the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (205 hp, 192 pound-feet of torque). A six-speed manual is the only transmission offered. Standard equipment is similar to what Honda has on the EX-T trim, but you also get a sport-tuned multilink suspension with adaptive dampers, bigger front brakes, a limited-slip front differential, a unique rear spoiler, Si branded seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, the 10-speaker stereo, and a unique instrument panel with faux carbon-fiber surfaces.

For detailed Civic Si information and driving impressions, please read our First Drive Si review.

At the top of the performance ladder for the Civic is the hatchback-only Type R. It is equipped much like the Sport Touring trim level, but it gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (306 hp, 285 lb-ft). Like the Si, it is only available with a six-speed manual transmission. Other additions include 20-inch wheels with high-performance tires, bigger front and rear brakes, a massive rear wing, a Type R-specific suspension with adaptive dampers, and special interior and exterior styling enhancements. 

You can also learn more about the new Type R in our First Drive Type R review.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2016 Honda Civic Touring Sedan (turbo 1.5L inline-4 | CVT automatic | FWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Honda Civic has received some revisions, including the introduction of performance-oriented trim levels and minor adjustments to features. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Honda Civic.

Driving

5
The available 1.5-liter turbo-four is unusual in its sound and power delivery for a Honda engine, but it offers best-in-class power and fuel economy. It's worth the extra money. All around, the Civic's driving performance is top-notch, with strong brakes and accurate steering.

Acceleration

5
The Civic feels strong when you roll onto the gas to execute a pass and quick at city speeds thanks to ample low-end power. The strong 1.5-liter turbocharged engine accelerates like few others in the class as it pulls seamlessly to cruising speed, with an outstanding 0-60-mph time of 6.7 seconds.

Braking

5
Whether it's a casual suburban stop or heavy braking at a surprise red light, stops are sure and straight with a firm pedal that's easy to modulate. In our emergency braking test, the Civic posted slightly better than average stopping distances.

Steering

5
Steering is precise, with consistent, natural-feeling weighting. The variable-ratio system combines supreme steadiness when cruising straight with quick reflexes in corners and tight turning in parking lots. Feedback through the thick-rimmed wheel is very good for the class.

Handling

4.5
Body roll is controlled, and quick transitions are handled nicely, inspiring driver confidence. It feels playful, and there's lots of freedom and control for the driver — the well-tuned stability system doesn't quash the fun. For more enthusiastic driving, try the Si or Type R.

Drivability

4.5
Honda's CVT simulates shifts under hard acceleration, but it is otherwise very smooth, eliminating shift shock and transmission indecisiveness because it never shifts in the traditional sense. Throttle pedal action is smooth and predictable, and the Civic is easy to drive.

Comfort

4.5
The Civic has a lot of the Accord's strengths but in a smaller package. The seats are comfortable and supportive without being too aggressive. The ride is smooth and controlled without being too cushy. Road noise and engine sound are never far away, but neither is enough to be distracting.

Seat comfort

4.5
An available eight-way power driver seat offers a huge range of motion, making it suitable for drivers of varying heights. There's a good balance of give and support, and the seats remain comfortable on longer drives. The back seat is comfy as well and doesn't feel like an afterthought.

Ride comfort

5
The Civic rides like a bigger, more refined car. As in a German car, you feel road imperfections, but impacts are very well damped. Big undulations, especially midcorner, are handled with impeccable control and betray not one iota of float. The coupe feels fractionally firmer and sportier.

Noise & vibration

3.5
The turbocharged engine has a very un-Honda-like growl to it and the CVT causes a light drone when accelerating. Otherwise, wind and road noise is kept in check, becoming more noticeable over coarse surfaces. There are quieter choices, but this Civic improves a good deal on previous generations.

Climate control

3
The dual-zone automatic climate control does a good job of regulating the temperature with even coverage from the vents. You'll have to occasionally adjust the setting between sunny and cloudy conditions, but only by a few degrees. Full manual control requires interacting with the touchscreen.

Interior

4.5
The Civic delivers a large, versatile cabin for both people and their things, with good rear legroom and clever storage solutions. The easy-to-use interior control layout is marred by terrible touch-sensitive audio volume and tuning controls and a poorly optimized touchscreen interface.

Ease of use

2.5
Primary controls are well placed and won't require the driver to adjust how they're used. There are a lot of functions at your command, but the simple design makes them approachable. The lack of a volume knob is a source of constant frustration.

Getting in/getting out

3.5
Up front the Civic offers easy access through light doors with large openings. The rear doors open wide, making it easy to climb in, but there's more of a sloped roof than before, so be mindful of your head. Rear access in the coupe is best on the passenger side, with its foot-operated seat release.

Driving position

3
The driver's seat is well-proportioned for the average-size driver. Anyone taller than 5-foot-10 may need to compromise because the steering wheel might not telescope far back enough and the short cushions will leave thighs somewhat unsupported.

Roominess

5
The Civic is spacious up front, offering plenty of headroom even with the sunroof. In the back, a 6-foot-tall rear passenger will have sufficient legroom behind a like-heighted driver but will wish for more headroom.

Visibility

4
There's good visibility out the front and side windows, thanks in part to front pillars that aren't too thick. The sloping roof impinges on the rear three-quarter view, but large side mirrors, a rearview camera and Honda's LaneWatch camera take the guesswork out of almost all maneuvers.

Quality

5
Construction is tight and solid inside and out, so even though there's quite a bit of plastic around the cabin, everything feels well-built. On higher trims a number of surfaces, especially major touch points, are covered in higher-quality materials, which elevate the interior feel.

Utility

4.5
We use words like clever and thoughtful to describe Honda's handling of cargo and personal effects. Despite the rather small footprint, the Civic's trunk maximizes available cargo capacity. Interior pockets and bins are generous, and a few extra touches earn it bonus points.

Small-item storage

5
There are plenty of clever pockets and trays to hold your personal items. A cord management system keeps phone cables neatly tucked away, and there's a secondary USB port in the deep center armrest bin.

Cargo space

4
The sedan's 15.1-cubic-foot trunk is larger than those of most competitors, and the low liftover height makes for easy loading and unloading. The hatchback offers 25.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats and a maximum of 46.2 cubic feet, though the sloping rear window can get in the way of bulky cargo.

Child safety seat accommodation

3
LATCH anchors are marked in the rear seats, but it takes a little digging to access them. The over-the-top anchor is clearly indicated behind those seats and easily accessed under a plastic cover. The wide-opening rear doors help make installation easier.

Technology

3
Tech is one of the Civic's weaknesses. The infotainment system is one of the more difficult to use, and were it not for the inclusion of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it could be a deal-breaker. Add the overly sensitive safety features and it's clear Honda has some ground to make up in this area.

Audio & navigation

2
A lot of functions are built into the infotainment system, but it's not the easiest or most responsive unit to use. The lack of a volume knob and the inclusion of capacitive "buttons" are significant drawbacks and the source of unnecessary distraction. Map graphics also look dated.

Smartphone integration

3
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as standard and provide familiar interfaces that are better than Honda's. The texting function is particularly helpful and greatly reduces the distraction factor. Occasional glitches between Honda's system and Apple CarPlay were noted.

Driver aids

3
False alarms from the overly sensitive frontal collision system are common and become tiresome very quickly. You can adjust the sensitivity, but even in its least intrusive mode it's still a problem. The LaneWatch blind-spot camera is sometimes more of a distraction than a help.

Voice control

3
Honda's system requires more steps and a less natural speech pattern to operate than some competing systems, though it does provide an onscreen guide. We tended to rely on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto voice commands as much as possible.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Honda Civic.

Love my Civic!
Darlen Easum,02/25/2018
Just purchased my first Honda Civic, and I am not disappointed. What a fun car to drive. I wanted a small car to run around in that would get good gas mileage around town and it’s been getting 34-35 mpg. My only issue is that I wish the air conditioner would get colder without having the blower up high, but it’s a minor annoyance. Smooth ride, great cockpit design and the exterior design makes it look fast just sitting still. All in all a wonderful fun car to drive.
The Hatchback Sport totally rocks
Tim P,12/23/2017
Love my new 2018 Civic Hatchback Sport! I had previously purchased a 2015 Civic EX with leather and a navigation system after trading in a 2004 Accord. I liked that car and it had basically every upgrade including a sunroof, leather seats, nice stereo, etc. I expected to keep it for 10 or more years. Since then, Honda has really done a lot with the Civic line. The 2018 Civic Sport Hatchback is a beautiful vehicle. Make no mistake, my 2015 Civic sedan was drab by comparison. So the Sport hatchback not only looks great -- if it didn't have the Honda logo you would swear it was a BMW or Mercedes perhaps -- It drives like a sports car. It is much faster than the 2015 due to the turbo engine, and the wheels and suspension definitely give it a sports car feel when cornering. The "cockpit" has a much better overall look than the 2015, again reminds you of a BMW. The seats are pretty darn nice though I "downgraded" from leather in my 2015 -- they look great and I think they will last very well. Nice touches include one of the cooler, more sporty looking dual exhausts around, and of course the 18 inch wheels look and perform great. All in all, it to me is a huge upgrade from my 2015 Civic, which was a really nice car. It cost me $10.2K to trade in at this point, which hurts a bit, but no regrets. The car that I have now has a sticker price $2000 less than the sticker price of the 2015 Civic, which seems odd in a way. It looks great in black, by the way.
Surprise! It’s a Honda.
S. Bosko,02/26/2018
Zippy little turbo that can be downgraded by setting the Eco drive button for better fuel economy. Fun ride with excellent road handling and impressive antislip in slushy snow conditions. Very stable feel; even in heavy rain and standing water the car feels solid. Car gets plenty of compliments on its sporty looks, although I feel the rear bumper looks a bit like it’s trying too hard. Love the versatility of the hatchback - shockingly large cargo space when seats folded down. Plenty of legroom for tall adults in rear and rear seat definitely doesn’t sit like it was an afterthought. Rear and passenger side cameras really nice, but am definitely missing the blind spot warning light in the driver mirror I think all cars should have. The tech is great, Bluetooth etc. all hands free with voice command. Lots of cubbies for storing stuff. Nice big sunroof that isn’t behind me like on many cars, I’m 5’6”. Remote start so smart - big plus!
Honda Sport Hatch is where its at!
Scott Eads,09/12/2018
Honestly I wanted a sports car, but it just wasn't the right time. Maybe in a few years, but even then this car is NOT leaving our family. I plan on having it till the wheels fall off. It is just a great car to own and drive. You will not be disappointed by the civic at all. It has plenty of power, but I'm addicted to speed so I always want more. I highly recommend this vehicle. I highly recommend the hatchback sport because it has everything you need and nothing you dont. Plus they look pretty sporty.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$23,250
MPG
31 city / 40 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
174 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$22,550
MPG
30 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
180 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$28,750
MPG
30 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
180 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$21,750
MPG
29 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
180 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Civic safety features:

Collision Mitigation Braking System
Applies the brakes automatically to stop the vehicle in order to avoid a collision.
Lane Keeping Assist System
Adjusts the vehicle's direction automatically in order to keep it from drifting out of its lane.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adjusts the vehicle speed to maintain a constant distance from the car in front.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Honda Civic vs. the competition

2018 Honda Civic

2018 Honda Civic

2018 Toyota Corolla

2018 Toyota Corolla

Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla

This is a longtime decision for small-car shoppers. The difference now is that the Civic was last updated in 2016, and the 11th-generation Corolla hasn't seen an overhaul since 2012. What was once a highly competitive rivalry has faded as the Honda slowly pulled away. Warranty coverage remains competitive. But in almost all other categories, whether you're examining performance, refinement or technology, we think the Civic is the better car. We've given the Corolla a lower three-star Edmunds rating as well.

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Honda Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra

This is a close one. Comparably priced, the Elantra tends to offer more features than its Civic counterpart. Superior warranties also give the Hyundai an advantage. But the nod goes to Honda for better power and fuel economy from its turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. And, in the case of overall refinement, the Civic breaks the tape first with the Elantra right on its heels.

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Honda Civic vs. Mazda 3

Interior quality and design are well matched between these two. At the higher trim levels, we prefer the more premium look and feel of the Mazda's interior. That said, the Honda costs slightly less, is more fuel-efficient, and makes better use of space in terms of passenger and cargo capacity. Both are great vehicles overall. But considering that the Mazda 3 has a four-star Edmunds rating, it's fair to say the Civic pulls out a slight win in this matchup.

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2018 Honda Civic Hatchback for Sale

Honda Civic 2018 Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
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Honda Civic 2018 Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
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Dealer Notes
Polished Metal Metallic 2018 Honda Civic Sport Touring FWD CVT 1.5L I4 turbocharged DOHC 16V Recent Arrival! 36/30 Highway/City MPG** All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.
Honda Civic 2018 Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
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Dealer Notes
Check out this 2018! This is a superior vehicle at an affordable price! A turbocharger further enhances performance, while also preserving fuel economy. Honda infused the interior with top shelf amenities, such as: heated front and rear seats, lane departure warning, and power front seats. Performance and efficiency are both prioritized thanks to the efficient 4 cylinder engine, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. We pride ourselves in the quality that we offer on all of our vehicles. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.

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FAQs

Is the Honda Civic a good car?

The 2018 Civic is one of the best in its class at delivering both fuel economy and punch. Honda uses space masterfully, equating to generous passenger space and cargo capacity. A long list of technology features and high safety ratings push the Civic ahead of the pack. It's not perfect, though. Using the Civic's infotainment interface can be an annoying process, and the design of the trunk can limit your ability to load bulky items. But overall, the Civic is the total package and earns a very high 4.5-star Edmunds rating.

How can I get a Honda Civic deal?

Edmunds can help you find a great local price on a Honda Civic. See 2018 Honda Civic deals and incentives in your area.

Does the Honda Civic have good MPG?

Overall, the Civic model line is among the best in its segment. The Civic offers numerous powertrain combinations, and each varies slightly in fuel economy. The most efficient is the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and turbocharged 1.5-liter (174 hp) engine. The EPA estimates you'll get 36 mpg in combined driving. Just note that certain body type and transmission selections can drop this number a bit. The top-performing Type R brings up the rear at 25 mpg combined, though this is still an admirable figure for a high-performance car.

Does the Honda Civic have good resale value?

If you're ready to buy, you're probably wondering about the Honda Civic's resale value. How much will a 2018 Honda Civic be worth in two or five years — or whenever you decide to sell? Check out the Edmunds True Cost to Own (TCO) calculator. It includes projected annual depreciation over the first five years of ownership based on Edmunds' robust market transaction data.

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More about the 2018 Honda Civic

The 2018 Honda Civic is a compact car with so many variants you're almost certain to find one that appeals to you. It's available as a sedan, hatchback and coupe, which split a total of 10 different trims, four engine options and two transmissions, meaning you can get a hot hatch, a leather-trimmed coupe, a spare but utilitarian sedan, or most any combination you could want.

The Civic is a strong competitor in the compact vehicle class, offering a good list of features, strong turbocharged engines, a well-behaved continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), and plenty of interior space and utility. We like the Civic's driving dynamics, practicality, legroom and the laundry list of available technology and safety features.

Six primary trim levels are available for the 2018 Honda Civic: LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, Touring and Si. There are also three trims specific to the hatchback (Sport, Sport Touring and Type R), and one specific to the coupe (LX-P). As you might expect, as you move up through the trim levels you get more equipment and more powerful engines.

The base Civic LX starts with a 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights and taillights, and power mirrors and locks. Inside, you get a 60/40-split folding rear bench, cruise control, automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a rearview camera, and manual front seats with driver-seat height adjustment. Infotainment is handled by a 5-inch display screen with Bluetooth audio streaming. A CVT automatic is available and comes standard on higher trim levels.

Moving up through the Civic's trim levels adds all sorts of features. A 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration is available, and has the option of navigation in higher trims. There's also a beefier stereo (10 speakers in the sedan and coupe and 12 in the hatchback) to go along with it. Other features include power seats, leather upholstery, a power sunroof, Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot camera, dual-zone climate control and more.

An available suite of Honda's active safety features and driver aids includes lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.

Perhaps the best upgrades to the 2018 Honda Civic are the engines. Moving up through the Civic's trim levels gets you a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that improves both acceleration and fuel economy. The Civic Si builds even more horsepower on top of that, and for a truly bonkers sporty experience there's the Civic Type R. This hatchback has a 306-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, adaptive suspension, and a slick manual transmission to go along with its over-the-top appearance.

No matter what you want from your compact car, the Civic likely has something to offer you. Make sure to read our full review to learn more, and take advantage of our shopping tools to find the best deal on a 2018 Honda Civic in your area.

2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Overview

The 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback is offered in the following styles: EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Type R Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), EX-L w/Navigation and Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), EX w/Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), LX w/Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), and LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

What do people think of the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Civic Hatchback 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Civic Hatchback.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Civic Hatchback featuring deep dives into trim levels including EX, Sport, Sport Touring, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback here.
Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback?
2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

The 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,645. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $2,804 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,804 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$26,841.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is9.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 31 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

The 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,145. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $1,994 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,994 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$22,151.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is8.3% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 79 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,645. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $2,259 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,259 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$20,386.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is10% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 13 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

The 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,445. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $1,598 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,598 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$21,847.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is6.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 15 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Type R Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Type R Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,595. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Type R Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $750 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $750 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$34,845.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Type R Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is2.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 12 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Type R Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Honda Civic Hatchback LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

The 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $21,845. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $1,609 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,609 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$20,236.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is7.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 12 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

The 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,645. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $1,887 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,887 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$24,758.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is7.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 10 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Honda Civic Hatchback LX w/Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

The 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback LX w/Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,845. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback LX w/Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $1,400 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,400 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$21,445.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback LX w/Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is6.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 5 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback LX w/Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX-L w/Navigation and Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

The 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX-L w/Navigation and Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,645. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX-L w/Navigation and Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $750 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $750 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$26,895.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX-L w/Navigation and Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is2.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback EX-L w/Navigation and Honda Sensing 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Listings and Inventory

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