We measured lateral grip at 0. Of course, seeing out of the rear window is another matter. Other premium feature like heated seats and navigation are also reserved for the most expensive version. How Safe Is the Civic? Steering feel is weighty and responsive to inputs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Civic coupe a perfect five-star rating for side impact safety, as well as four stars for overall, front, and rollover crash safety.
Throughout the 20th century many giant killers—small cars with extraordinary levels of performance—emerged through the efforts of companies such as Fiat-Abarth, Mazda, Volkswagen, Mini, Honda, and Toyota. Bear in mind that it uses data from your mobile plan. Both of these are good picks, but the Honda still feels more fun to drive. We felt the difference but not so much it made us grumble. Value in Its Class The Civic remains one of the best-equipped and priciest small cars on the market. In a somewhat unusual move for a carmaker, Honda scrambled to tweak the sedan just a year later, followed by a refreshed coupe for 2014.
Also, one practically needs an instruction manual to set radio presets. From the side, character lines, rocker panels and fender arches are more pronounced, and silhouette is sleeker. An available blind spot camera LaneWatch arrived debuted for 2014. How Reliable Is the 2014 Honda Civic? Very comfortable seats with lots of leg room. Honda built the 2014 Civic at factories in Indiana and Canada. A revised exhaust makes the 1.
A refreshed Civic Natural Gas model uses a 1. Even a car full of Millennials had a hard time figuring it out. The Civic is available as either a two-door coupe or a four-door sedan, and both have five seats. The Civic also rides smoothly on rough pavement and remains stable around turns. The dashboard boasts a number of soft-touch plastics and its minimalist styling should age well.
All Civic sedans accommodate adults reasonably well in the backseat, given the class, but the Sentra and Volkswagen Jetta have the roomiest confines. Rearward visibility in Civic coupes is somewhat reduced because of the more steeply raked rear window. The redesigned changes that storyline, however. In the rear, sedan headroom stays at a respectable 37. When on the open road simply press the Eco button and enjoy the performance that Honda is known for. Acceleration is average for the class, meaning slow; but the engine was smooth and the cabin relatively quiet. The colorful instrument backlighting is soothing, and looks especially cool at night.
The compact car segment is one of the largest in the market, and as such, competitors to the 2014 Honda Civic are many. I like the trunk area that can be extended by lowering the rear seat bench. Click to compare the Honda Civic sedan and coupe or to stack up the 2013 and 2014 Civic. Click to learn about the Civic Hybrid, which we cover separately in Cars. And the last was Seats, offered by this car, Including: Bucket Seats, Cloth Seats Optional and also 2nd Row Bench Seat. The engineering objective was to improve handling and responsiveness while flattening cornering.
Acceleration is smooth and quick enough to keep up with traffic, Love my Civic and hope to own its for many years to come. This is one of the more comprehensive certified pre-owned programs among non-luxury automakers. Some other safety features offered by this car: Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Daytime Running Lights and Brake Assist. I love the bluetooth feature that allows me to talk or stream from my phone. For the most part, menus and functions are easy to find. I plan to drive this car until the wheels fall off!!! Honda definitely took a step in the right direction. NewCarTestDrive correspondents Laura Burstein and Sam Moses contributed to this report.
The engine revs willingly and the transmission is a blast to shift. The Mazda is one of the best cars to drive in this segment. Headroom in Civic sedans is ample in front with 39 inches. Several companies use recycled or renewable materials to make automotive parts like foam and plastics. What We Think After two years of emergency changes following the lackluster 2012 Civic, we think this is the car Honda should have released two years ago. Plenty of power to get me at highway speed at just the way I want it.
Now making 205 horsepower and 174 lb-ft, the 2. The Hyundai Elantra coupe has more backseat room, and the Scion tC feels downright sedanlike. Click to see our evaluation of child-seat provisions in the 2014 coupe or for the 2013 sedan. Click to see a full list of safety features on the Honda Civic. Traditional gasoline-powered Honda Civics already achieve excellent fuel economy, though for even more efficiency, the Civic is also available in hybrid and natural gas versions.
When on the open road simply press the Eco button and enjoy the performance that Honda is known for. Its greatest advantage, bar none, is that it's much, much smoother than the old five-speed. Recall Date 2015-09-15 Description Honda American Honda Motor Co. Coupes are an inch and a half lower than sedans, riding on a wheelbase that's almost two inches shorter. A refreshed Civic Natural Gas model uses a 1. But the biggest changes for this year have to do with the powertrain.