Honda Civic Sedan vs Hatch - What’s the Difference and Which One is Right for Me?
Thinking about purchasing a new Honda jazz, civic or HR-V? Buying a new car is a big decision and one that very rarely comes cheaply. As a savvy buyer, you’re sure to do all the right homework, comparing different models and brands until you find the perfect fit for you. Part of that process should also include thinking about finance. Some people can certainly afford to make an upfront purchase, but for others, it’s not as simple. Fortunately, there are a vEach of us have individual preferences when it comes cars. You may be keen on a new Honda but are a bit torn between a couple of models, such as the Civic Sedan or the Civic Hatch. Both are quality compact cars, but the main difference can be distinguished just by looking at the names of each model. The former has a boot or trunk while the latter has a hatchback cargo area. There are a few other differences as well, which we’ll take a closer look at below. ariety of financing options available for newly purchased cars.
When looking at the exterior design of each vehicle, the biggest distinctions can be seen at the back, which is unsurprising given the hatchback/boot difference. The hatch has a sloped roof line with a back window connecting to the hatchback where it meets the end of the vehicle. The sedan has a similar sloped roof line that meets a short opening for the boot. With the boot, the sedan has an extra 4 inches in overall length (178 versus 182). You will also notice a few different styling details. For example, the hatch has large black areas that look like large vents on the outer areas of the front and rear bumpers. The sedan features sleeker gloss black elements in these areas. There are also other differences depending on the type of model you get such as 16 or 17-inch alloy wheels on vTi-S and vTi-L hatch models respectively. You can also get extras such as front under and ducktail spoilers, a sun roof and side skirt set on the sedan.
The interior bodies of each car feel fairly similar. Both are comfortable and spacious, with nice seats and a smart centre console design with all the infotainment goodies you want such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Once again, the key difference is in the cargo area. The sedan as a surprisingly large boot for a compact car, coming close to that of a Honda Accord. The hatch will have the advantage when it comes to storage space, allowing you to fit items like bicycles that would not fit in the sedan’s boot due to the ability to lower the seats all the way down.
Mechanics and Technology
Both vehicles offer smooth and capable engines, with a 1.8L i-VTEC engine delivering 104kW of power and a 1.5L Turbo VTEC offering 127kW of power and an exceptional 6.1 litres per 100km. Both engines off Honda’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Beyond the engine, the hatch has a different suspension tuning that offers improved cornering but a firmer ride. Its steering has also been altered to create a sportier driving experience. When it comes to technology, both cars offer all the latest Honda Sensing features, including: ● Forward collision warning ● Collision mitigation braking system ● Lane departure warning ● Road departure mitigation system ● Lane keeping assist system ● Adaptive cruise control with front vehicle detection These safety features come in addition to standard features such as airbags, brake force distribution, vehicle stability assist and a traction control system.
Take it for a Spin Yourself!
If you want to feel the difference for yourself, you can visit Collins Honda car dealers in Sydney to test drive the civic and the hatch. With a wide range of Honda vehicles ready to drive out of the showroom, you can choose from a variety of the latest quality Honda vehicles. Book in for a test drive or register your interest today. Alternatively, you can stop by the Rockford showroom, call us on 02 9199 0776 or get in touch online to discuss your needs.