2016 Honda Civic: An Exceptional Interior
by Michael Massey, Vehicle Testing Assistant on September 26, 2016
Editor Kavanagh looked at me and said, "You should drive it." He was talking about our 2016 Honda Civic. Jay's tone implied that this one was worth a look apart from its predecessors. It sounded like a fair suggestion, so I got the key from key-master Mike Schmidt and took the Civic for the weekend.
A lot of things are done well in this Civic, but the interior is what stands out to me. It looks welcoming, with lights guiding my eyes to important bits of information on the instrument cluster and infotainment display. Everything seems easy to operate. I felt myself quickly mold to the car.
I also like how the driver seat has eight-way power adjustments and bolsters that hold you in place without being too intrusive. I just wish it had better lumbar support. The seat itself may be shaped well enough to work for some drivers, but I personally like a prominent lumbar area for longer drives.
I was otherwise pleased and comfortable in the Civic. Jay was right. It didn't just get me from point A to B, it did so with style and an interior that stands apart in its class.
Michael Massey, Vehicle Testing Assistant