To be fair, this car drives wonderfully on the highway. If that is your intended type of driving, this car is worth considering. That said, I drive mostly in town and am mostly disappointed with the performance (acceleration) and Bluetooth (hands free calling). The acceleration with the CVT is dismal, especially from a standstill. It is so slow that I would consider it dangerous. The hands free functionality leaves much to be desired as well. The microphones are located on the console near the air vents; if the A/C is running (and you have a low pitched voice), you are almost entirely inaudible to the person you are calling. Sadly, these issues are deal breakers for me. I had higher expectations of Honda.
It is a rather sport car that greatly mixes price of ownership and fun to drive. It is rare that after owning a car for three years that you can still like it. It promised and delivered the fuel economy on the sticker mostly getting above 30 mpg. I would recommend this car for anyone who is on a budget but wants a fun car to drive. It checks all those boxes.
The compact car market has a multitude of options which made it somewhat difficult for me to find the appropriate vehicle; however, the Honda Civic was the best in terms of value, comfort, fuel economy, and reliability. Honda’s are not very common in my area and I was lucky to find a 2015 Honda Civic LX in white with a beige interior — exactly what I was looking for. The LX has plenty of standard features such as a backup camera and Bluetooth. The EX would have been nice, but the added features and technology could cause problem down the road; not to mention the extra price premium. I have been averaging 33-36 MPG with around 70 percent city and 30 percent highway driving. The road and wind noises are definitely noticeable and can be a tad loud on uneven or rough pavement; the sound system is speed sensitive, however, which helps drown out the unwanted noise. The interior design is outstanding. I love the huge dash with clear, easy-to-read gages and read-outs. Visibility is amazing with clear sight lines and a low cowl. The backup camera is impressively clear which aids when backing up. Front seat comfort is average for a 5’9’’ male and I have plenty of room. The vehicle does not exceed any standards; however, it does do everything right.