2015 Honda Civic | new car review
* Interior design is one of the nicest in class.
* Standard features are an impressive list.
* Lack of engine choices doesn't work in the Civic's favour.
Despite the fact that the current Honda Civic is starting to get old, it is still one of the best-looking Japanese subcompact cars around, aided mainly by the front end detailing. The sharp, angular headlamps are separated by a traditionally-styled grille. The back and sides are well-finished, and it’s all jolly tidy, but it does, however, lack a “Wow!” factor.
The designers have kept you guessing, and those looking for a “Wow!” factor will get their fix when they open the door. The interior of the 2015 Honda Civic is actually, dare I say it, one of the best I have encountered in this class. The dashboard concaves around the driver, ensuring that all the dials, buttons, and radio are facing him/her. It is very well laid out and extremely bias to the driver.
Like other Honda’s that are currently on the market, the Civic is fitted with an “Econ” mode, which is a lovely green switch that, once pressed, will adjust the fundamental systems, like the air-conditioning and the engine, to operate more economically.
What’s on offer?
There are four variations of the 2015 Honda Civic on offer, with the entry model starting out at AED 69,900. The top model, the VTI, will set you back AED 84,900, and with this you get a whole raft of standard features, including leather trim, folding rear-seats, speed sensitive volume control, rear-view camera, and Bluetooth capability. Powered by Honda’s tried and tested 1.8 litre I-VTEC straight-4 engine, you know it will be able to get you around without drama.
Honda has kept the Civic alive by developing it properly over the years, and you can be sure that this car will get you around comfortably. The thing is, you don’t see that many on the roads when compared to, say, the Toyota Corolla. And beyond the price I can’t understand why. Yes, the basic Civic is more expensive than the Corolla, but it is totally worth every Dirham. If you want a Japanese sub-compact car to be different, be a Civic driver.
|Specifications||2015 Honda Civic|
|Engine/ Cylinders||1.8 litre/ 4 cyl|
|Max Power |
|143 hp @ 6,500 RPM|
|175 Nm @ 4,300 RPM|
|Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||10.4 secs|
|Top speed||194 km/h|
|Price||AED 69,900 - 84,900|