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Which Honda body style is best?

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Civic, Honda Civic Hatchback on Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 6:57 pm
Honda Civic Sedan vs Honda Civic Hatchback

Once you narrow your choice down to the 2017 Honda Civic, there is still work to be done. Now you must decide between one of three available body styles: the sedan, the coupe, and the hatchback. One quick way to narrow the field is to decide if a two door or four door model is the best fit. If two door is not your thing, you can already eliminate the coupe leaving the sedan and hatchback to decide between. What’s the difference between the Honda Civic Sedan vs Honda Civic Hatchback? Find out below.

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Honda Civic Sedan vs Honda Civic Hatchback

First, the obvious difference between the Honda Civic Sedan and Honda Civic Hatchback is the cargo space. The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback will give you more room to haul gear thanks to the hatchback design and folding rear seats. However, the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan rear seats also fold forward so if you do go with the sedan body style you still have options for larger sized cargo items.

While the cargo space dimension is the largest difference between the two vehicles, it’s not the only difference. Because of the hatchback design, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is actually 4 inches shorter overall at 178 inches compared to the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan’s overall length of 182 inches. The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is also available with a Sport and Sport Touring trim that provide a little extra power and a different driving experience from behind the wheel. Because of this, driving enthusiasts may prefer the feel of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback.


The good news is that both the sedan and hatchback body styles on the 2017 Honda Civic deliver when it comes to safety. Drivers can feel confident that either choice will provide capable safety features to keep the whole family safe.

Interested in learning more about the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan or 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback? Check out some other 2017 Honda Civic blog posts and then schedule a test drive where a dealership representative will be happy to show you everything both models have to offer.

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