We’ll start with the dashboard here, which is a slight evolution of the previous generation’s one and can be considered a gadget itself. The layout, which seems to be bolted on straight from Enterprise's main deck. We've never been on the Star Trek set, but we reckon that the ergonomics weren't exactly top notch and it's the same inside the Civic, when we're talking about the futuristic aspects of the dash.
The "layer" that sits at the top isn't all that visible if the daylight is strong and isn't too well protected from glare either. As for the controls, these are well-placed, but certain menus of the on-board computers aren’t intuitive.
The small, driver-orientated center console generates mixed feelings: we liked the way in which it added a sporty appeal to the cabin, but we asked more people to give us their opinion on this and there were some that saw this an an useless feature that just makes the buttons more difficult to press for the passenger.
Both the front and the rear seats are comfortable and can cater to your long trip needs regardless of the distance, with the space being enough for all the passengers.
The vehicle we tested used leather for the seats, but this wasn't actual leather, which resulted in a rather unpleasant experience once the temperature climbs past a certain level and thus we recommend using the cloth upholstery.
The layout of the car offers a low driving position, but the overall visibility is good, with the most improvements over the last generations being found at the rear.Continue reading