The 2015 Honda Civic sedan and coupe are some of the best-known compact automobiles sold in the U.S. For 2015, the Civic continues virtually totally unchanged after updates to the top-trim infotainment system in 2012.
Review of 2015 Honda Civic
Outside, the Civic still checks out as a Honda, but it’s now got a number of design touches from the bigger and rather handsome existing Accord design.
The Civic now mimics the Accord’s face, from the black honeycomb mesh grille to the brand-new “open-mouth” lower bumper. Integrated fog lights on high-line designs, and brand-new clear-lens cornering lamps– plus a chrome completing bar in back and a rear bumper design that again mimics the Accord– dress up the interior of exactly what continues to be a four-door sedan with heavily raked front and rear glass.
Inside, the funky two-level instrument panel stays, but most of the surfaces and surfaces were updated– adding the now-requisite soft-touch vinyl to locations where hands and elbows make frequent contact. The front seats are comfortable, though rear-seat travelers could find both head and shoulder room on the tight side.
Honda retired its maturing five-speed automatic transmission, changing it with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for better fuel economy. It’s coupleded with an updated variation of the 140-horsepower four-cylinder engine, with a five-speed manual gearbox provided just on specific trim levels.
The fuel economy boost is real: the basic Civic with CVT is now ranked at 33 mpg incorporated– or 35 mpg if you define the Civic HF, which makes use of some aero improvements, various tailoring, and low-rolling-resistance tires to wring every last mile from each gallon. That’s before you get to the Civic Hybrid design, among the most costly of all Civics, but with its mild-hybrid system delivering striking 45-mpg integrated rating that’s not far off from exactly what we accomplished in real-world screening.
Safety is among the most significant selling points for the Civic, and the 2014 model was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). That indicates it got the leading rating of “Good” not only for the longstanding tests, however likewise the new Small-Overlap barrier test that has tripped up rather a variety of brand-new automobiles recently.
A rear-view video camera is conventional, therefore are both Lane-Departure Warning and Forward-Collision Warning systems.
All Civics come standard with the normal power windows, locks, and mirrors, however they also have Bluetooth pairing on every design for hands-free calling connectivity and audio streaming. There’s also text-message reading and Pandora internet radio integration.
While Honda has updated its navigation system and included a subscription-free FM real-time traffic data service, we’re still not big fans of Honda’s system– it’s far less intuitive and pleasant to use than the great base 160-Watt audio system.
The 2015 Honda Civic will certainly get to dealers throughout autumn 2014.