2016 Honda Civic: Feels Expensive
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on March 23, 2016
There has been plenty of discussion about the cost of our 2016 Honda Civic. With a base price of just over $27,000, it's on the expensive side for a sedan in its class. Is it worth it?
After considerable time behind the wheel I think it is. This Civic might be expensive for the class, but it also feels expensive. From the sound of the engine to the look and feel of the interior, everything is polished to a slightly higher sheen than most compact sedans.
Although the seats don't always agree with me, I like the overall feel of the cabin. There's good visibility, a simple climate control setup and sharp-looking gauges. I even like the sliding volume control button on the steering wheel that some seem to despise.
Unlike some compact sedans, and even the previous Civic, this car rarely gives you the impression that you're missing out on something. I would be very content to have this Civic as a daily driver and not feel the need to constantly wonder if I should've stretched for a more expensive midsize.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 1,410 miles