2019 Sport Sedan or 2017 Sport Hatch

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  1. 2019 Sport ~21k

    40.9%
  2. 2017 Sport Hatch ~18k

    45.5%
  3. Forget about having paddles...

    13.6%
  1. jtrader

    jtrader Member

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    Dealers have brand new Sport sedans for 21k! Most used sport hatches are going for 18-20k. Getting the 2019 is a no brainer, correct?

    Disclaimer: I need a CVT b/c the wife is going to be driving it occasionally. I want paddle shifters since I can't have a 6MT.

    Should I maybe drop my desire for paddles and purchase an LX 2017 or 18? They can be found much cheaper than 18k....closer to 14-16k. Ugh, decisions.... Thanks!
     
  2. mechanical42

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    2019 Sedan sport pros:
    upgraded combo leather/fabric interior
    7 inch infotainment with carplay/android auto instead of the hatch 5 inch basic infotainment
    Push button start with walk-away lock
    Honda Sensing
    New car with full warranty and better financing options

    2017 Sport Hatch:
    1.5 Turbo 174HP engine instead of sedan's 2.0 NA engine 158HP. More usable torque at low RPMs.
    Better cargo room in a more compact size than the sedan with hatch utility

    If you are sure you want the paddles, get the paddles. It's a small price to pay, you don't want to regret it later.
    For you I would probably pick the 2019 Sedan sport
     
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    You get a lot more for your money going with the 19 vs the 17 like @mechanical42 mentioned.
     
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    Go for the HB, The Hatchback sport has more zip to it and your also buying a European Honda with European driving dynamics ;) the Hatchback will likely have better resale down the road in my opinion.
     
  5. aegeanbluecivic

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    +1 In addition you will be the first owner of the car so you do not have to worry about the previous owners prior activities with the car. In terms of looks, the Sport Hatch easily takes the win. I've owned the 2016 Sedan LX and have no regrets upgrading to the Sport Hatch.
     
  6. NotSerious

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    #6 NotSerious, Jan 10, 2019
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    If you keep your cars a long time (10+ years), get the 2019 Sport Sedan.

    - No turbo to wear out.
    - Less stress on the tranny (Turbo engines have high torque).
    - Less stress on the engine (Turbos make the engine work harder).
    - No gas in oil (which may cause extra engine wear)
    - No carbon buildup behind intake valves.
    - The English-built cars seem to have more quality control issues.
    - It is brand new. You are pretty well guaranteed that it will last if you keep good care of it.

    Note that you probably won't use the paddle shifters much after the novelty wears off.
     
  7. CivicChina

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    How about a new 18 sport hatch? if you can't fond one you can buy a non-sport since it is now possible to add the paddles to any cvt civic, using oem honda parts and a reprogramed tcu, for a few hundred $.
     
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    2019 Hatchback Sport Touring. Awesome!
     
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