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I'm trying to decide whether to buy hatchback sport or LX. I'm looking into the 6MT one. I heard that there is no noticeable difference driving-wise with the difference in HP and torque, so is civic hatchback sport worth the $1600 price difference from LX?
 

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I think so - the extra HP might not be a huge difference but I think the under-body kit, 18 inch wheels (from 16inch on the LX), and centered mounted exhaust is worth the additional dollars.
 

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I think so - the extra HP might not be a huge difference but I think the under-body kit, 18 inch wheels (from 16inch on the LX), and centered mounted exhaust is worth the additional dollars.
Definitely true^^^^^
 

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your basically buying add-on parts that only you can decide if it's worth the difference in money. wheels/tires, center exhaust (smaller cargo area as well), and underbody kit.

if those parts don't interest you that much, then the LX is probably sufficient
 

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True but I think if your price it out - its more expensive to buy it separately, parts plus labor. And if you are financing it, depending on rate and term, it could be negligible.
 

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your basically buying add-on parts that only you can decide if it's worth the difference in money. wheels/tires, center exhaust (smaller cargo area as well), and underbody kit.

if those parts don't interest you that much, then the LX is probably sufficient
good call!
 

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Honda sport hatchback touring

Any owners care to comment on their driving experience? What did you like? What is a con that you can see?
Did you get any deals in the finance areas? (Warranty)
I just bought mine, but I won't get it until my VW TDI is bought out later this month.
I thought the handling was great. It felt peppier than my Jetta.
I sat in the back. Was roomy.
 

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Along with items listed above, aluminum sport pedals, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, all black trim(no chrome around the windows), paddle shifters if CVT model.......Well worth the difference in price, just the bigger(and nicer)wheels and tires are worth the difference!!!!!
 

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I recently bought the EXL-Navi.

Some of the big differences between the LX to Sport that cost a lot of money are:
- Side Camera
- Fog Lights
- Underbody Spoilers
- Modified Exhaust design (lose 3-4" hear cargo space where spare time sits)
- Leather steering wheel
- 19" alloy wheels (instead of "17)

I can't post a link yet... but Google for this:
Honda News 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Press Kit - Chassis

It is the official posting from Honda America
 

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I recently bought the EXL-Navi.

Some of the big differences between the LX to Sport that cost a lot of money are:
- Side Camera
- Fog Lights
- Underbody Spoilers
- Modified Exhaust design (lose 3-4" hear cargo space where spare time sits)
- Leather steering wheel
- 19" alloy wheels (instead of "17)

I can't post a link yet... but Google for this:
Honda News 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Press Kit - Chassis

It is the official posting from Honda America
18 inch bro
 

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I just bought an LX HB today and test drove both. To me it felt the same performance wise so the only difference I saw was the body kit and exhaust. I liked the look of the sport better but I wanted the sonic grey which the dealer only had in the LX model. I will just add the body parts later and hopefully have a choice of different kits so I can stand out a little from the rest.
 

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Along with items listed above, aluminum sport pedals, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, all black trim(no chrome around the windows), paddle shifters if CVT model.......Well worth the difference in price, just the bigger(and nicer)wheels and tires are worth the difference!!!!!
Main reason I didn't get a Sport is you can't get Honda Sensing on a Sport!!!!

Also comfort is also a priority and when you see/FEEL how smooth and comfy the LX drives with the 16s, you will forget the 18s existed. the exhausts are too much for the amount of styling/hp the car has. i like the chrome on the sides, it gleams more etc etc padle shifters, not my thing and won't use them, not enough hp really, my steering wheel is too thick with Honda Sensing so no thanks the leather wrap there cause it makes the wheel too heavy, 18s could be a rougher ride and way more expensive to buy a new set than 16s etc et al.

don't get me wrong, if i buy another civic, it's a sport but this first go around, I wanted to keep it more civil.
 

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correct me if i am wrong but i am pretty sure the sport manual doesn't even come with a sunroof...?
Someone else might have to confirm.
 

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correct me if i am wrong but i am pretty sure the sport manual doesn't even come with a sunroof...?
It depends upon where in the world (literally) that you are. In the US we get (5) models for the Hatch (Coupe and Sedan are similar but different as there is no Sport Model):


  • LX - Base model, 16" steel wheels with plastic caps; fairly well optioned but doesn't have "the good stuff", offered with CVT or 6MT
  • Sport - 180 hp engine, center dump exhaust, 18" alloys, same radio so the LX, no sunroof, offered with CVT or 6MT
  • EX - Mid model, 17" alloys, sunroof, upgraded radio with XM and Apple Car Play, heated front seats, CVT only
  • EX-L - Similar to the EX but with leather, heated outboard rear seats, and Nav, CVT only
  • Sport Touring - Everything and anything comes pretty much standard here, CVT only

I think that Canada and much of Europe get only (3) models: EX-T, Sport, and something else I've seen mentioned here. The features on these models differ greatly from the US offerings and I believe the the MT has much greater availability; sunroof may be available on the Sport MT on the non-USDM versions. I'm attaching the 2017 US Model Hatch dealer sales guide here which lists off the features available for each US model trim level; those of you not in the US may find it interesting to see.
 

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Main reason I didn't get a Sport is you can't get Honda Sensing on a Sport!!!!
As a commuting adult, I share this sentiment - but it's not going to stop me from getting a Sport.
I would also prefer the option to get heated seats and an infotainment system with Android Auto (otherwise, the 20 year aftermarket audio and audiophile veteran in me wouldn't touch that "upgraded" system), but that's about it.

I personally despise leather, so the jump to a Sport Touring includes a big penalty to me, yet the jump from ~$22K to ~$28K is an increase of over 1/4 the entire value of the Sport.

To the OP - the price jump from an LX to Sport isn't anywhere NEAR as large as that - and in appearance alone, the sport is more respectable - it does have a real presence, with the larger wheels and the blacked out trim package. The exhaust gains 8hp which is great for an exhaust upgrade. If you price wheels and exhaust alone, you'd be about where the upgrade is, and you'd potentially have to deal with the headaches of a service desk trying to back out of every warranty claim you might have, from aftermarket modifications, no matter how small. And you'd still have the odd mix of black grille/chrome trim that I'm guessing would cost a couple hundred bucks to buy the Sport window trim to install yourself, which might not be a fun job.

Seems the Sport is a bargain upgrade from an LX, where the Sport Touring is a huge jump - more or less a package of things you better like ALL of - you certainly are paying for them all.
 
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