The 2016 Honda Civic may be too perfect


Much rave has gone about the upcoming 2016 Honda Civic and as far as reviews are concerned. It did not disappoint. It is capable enough of doing what it should, making others dub it as a perfect car in its class, but may be too solid for its own good that people get to the point saying it is “boring”.

The new Honda Civic is dubbed as “the perfect small car”. It moves around well enough in city traffic and the price is not that high, affordable enough for the average consumer. The car’s fuel economy and electronic safety features rival anything offered in more expensive automobiles. But more importantly, the Civic Touring sedan, in particular, is a car that establishes Honda as a maker of “I-am-not-stupid” vehicles.

Washington Post auto columnist Warren Brown said “They are the cars for most of us. They do what we expect them to do every time we want them to do it . . . for a price that does not impoverish us. We are happy to own them, proud to drive and be seen in them. If we seem a tad self-righteous in their defense, it is for a solid truth: They deliver.”

The Los Angeles Times on the other hand reiterates what Brown wrote saying that the new Civic “may be a perfect car” and that it “delivers everything it promises.” Then they go on and say that it is also why the car is a “little boring” – simply due to its lack of weaknesses.

The 2016 Honda Civic is powered by a 1.5-liter turbo four – the first turbo in Civic history – that makes 174 horsepower and 162 lb/ft. torque, a big improvement from the previous-generation Civic’s 133 horses and 129 lb/ft. Standard features on the Touring trim reviewed by the Washington Post include Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto support, push-button start, heated seats, leather upholstery, and more, with a safety-oriented Sensing Package providing adaptive cruise control, assisted collision braking, and others.



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