This chapter is the one where the evolution of the Civic brings the most bonus points, as Honda has worked to make the car more refined, enhancing the mechanical side and sprinkling electronic goodies over that.
The engineers reduced the NHV ( noise, vibration and harshness) level by upgrading certain mechanical parts and changing the soundproofing. If we add the fact that the suspension uses a rather soft setup, we end up with a comfortable shell.
As for the seats, these get along very well with your body, as they're pretty large and soft. However, you should go for the cloth upholstery as the leather one uses a synthetic material that will keep you sweaty no matter what you do with the climate control system if the weather outside is hot.
The glass roof of the car, even though it can't be folded to allow fresh air to flow inside, is an extremely nice touch that spells "well lit cabin". Many would expect the complicated shape(s) of the car to bring a difficult cabin/ luggage compartment access, but this isn’t the case, so the Civic is a comfortable car from start to finish.
The range-topping Executive trim level we tested also came with quite a lot of goodies that make life aboard more pleasant, so this built on an already comfortable base, with the result being a pleasant one.Continue reading