There may not be a coupe in the current lineup if you’re shopping for a new Honda Civic near Sherwood Park in Edmonton, but there is a 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback that boasts a sloping roofline that provides a strong suggestion of coupe style. Compared to the sedan, the new Civic Hatchback also features a unique honeycomb front grille and 4.9 inches less rear overhang, so you get more than just an extra door and the additional utility it provides.
There are two well-equipped models for shoppers to choose from in the 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback lineup. The entry-level version of this stylish compact car is the Civic Hatchback Sport, and the range-topping trim is the Sport Touring. The legendary Type R performance model returned for the 2024 model year, which is a good enough reason on its own to continue offering the hatchback body style here in North America.
It’s probably fair to say the exterior styling is a little toned down compared to some previous Civic models, but the handsome looks appeal to a broad audience and move the Civic closer to the more premium aesthetic of Honda’s midsize sedan. The Hatchback isn’t a like-for-like replacement for a coupe, but its sporty style and additional practicality make it a worthy successor. But if the Civic Hatchback body style still isn’t sporty enough for you, the incredible Civic Type R will fulfill all your sporty style and performance requirements.
The 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback has a single powertrain or two if the Type R comes into your reckoning as part of the Civic Hatch family. The power goes exclusively to the front wheels through a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) with dual-mode paddle shifters or an available six-speed manual transmission. The Civic Type R has a 2.0-liter turbo four developing 315 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque, but it’s the way the car drives and handles that makes it so exceptional.
The Sport and Sport Touring models feature a more powerful 1.5-liter turbo-four that provides the Civic Hatchback with 180 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque. The CVT is standard with this powerplant, but the Sport Touring is the only one of these two trim levels available with the manual transmission option. The 1.5-litre engine with the CVT offers the best fuel economy ratings of 7.7 L/100 km in the city, 6.3 L/100 km on the highway, and 7.1 L/100 km combined. The manual transmission changes those numbers slightly to 8.5/6.3/7.5 L/100 km, respectively.
When you’re inside the 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback, it’s easy to think you’re in a midsize rather than a compact car with its impressively spacious interior dimensions. And interior space isn’t the only thing generous about the Civic Hatchback, as Honda hasn’t cut corners with standard equipment either. All models feature standard automatic emergency braking, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and more as part of the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. Almost inevitably, the Civic gets top marks from all agencies for overall safety.
The 2024 Civic Hatchback Sport boasts an impressive standard specification for a base model, but the Sport Touring model will surely tempt you to stretch your budget a little more. The Sport has standard dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, and synthetic leather & fabric upholstery. The Sport Touring really steps things up with a 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, navigation, a 12-speaker Bose premium audio, wireless phone charging, HD Radio, SiriusXM, heated rear seats, leather upholstery, and more.
Every time a new Civic generation comes along, it’s hard to imagine how it can improve. But somehow, the engineers and designers have managed to do it again with the current 2024 Honda Civic Hatchback. Experience the best-ever Civic with a test drive from Wheaton Honda at 9688 34 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta, or call us at (780) 463-7888 to arrange an appointment that fits your schedule.