Do you want a Honda Civic, but your cargo-carrying needs aren't met with its traditional trunk? Then the Civic Hatch is right up your alley. It's the most capacious Civic on offer, and the automaker has finally given us an idea of how much all that junk in the trunk will cost.
Thethat makes the rockin' world go 'round starts at $19,700. That'll net you a Civic Hatchback LX with a 1.5-liter turbo I4 putting out 174 horsepower, mated to a six-speed manual. If you want a CVT instead of manual, tack on $800. The only other stick-shift Civic Hatch available is the Sport, which starts at $21,300 and bumps power output to 180 hp.
If you want to get fancy, move on up to the $25,300 EX-L Navi, which adds leather (hence the L) and navigation (hence the...never mind). If you can't make up your mind between the higher-output Sport and a fancier trim, that's where the range-topping Sport Touring trim comes in. Pricing has yet to be announced on that one, but it, too, should come in well under $30,000.
Honda Sensing, the automaker's suite of safety tech, is available on every trim except for the Sport, and it's standard on Sport Touring. That adds forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, auto high beams and lane departure warning.
The Civic Hatch hits dealerships on Monday, September 26.