2014 Honda Civic EX Coupe
1.8L 4 Cylinder 148 HP with 5 Speed Manual Transmission
Dyno Blue Pearl with Charcoal Cloth Interior
Last time we experienced a Civic was almost 2 years ago. We were anxious to spend a few days with the restyled Civic again.
Yes, its the best selling car in Canada for countless years now, in a very competitive segment. The message is clear this car is loved by Canadians.
The Civic does everything well in a discreet fashion, and you would not expect anything else.
The styling is discreet with a subdued street presence which still conveys the message that its a Honda. The fastback roof line conveys a sporty appearance, the black accented alloy wheels reinforce the sport styling of the car. The restyled front fascia ads a touch of boldness.
The cloth interior is well crafted with attention to all the details. The digital instrument panel is refreshingly different with the center mounted tachometer. The screen in the center of the dash is the correct size, the sound system augments your level of enjoyment. The right hand side Blind Spot camera is an appreciated feature, in addition to the back up camera.
The front seats are comfortable and supportive, with a wide range of manual adjustments. Obvious that the rear seat is for occasional use only.
You can configure your own Civic here.
Its a car that pleases such a wide spectrum of buyers, and drives in a competent, assured fashion.
Our tester had a 5 speed manual transmission. You have to wonder why not a 6 speed? There is a good level of power, the shifter is smooth, the performance is middle of the road. The steering is on center, the brakes are up to the task.
Its not a car that will encourage you to get exhuberant, but it does reassure by its middle of the road competence.
If you are seeking a car in this segment be it a sedan or a coupe. The Civic surely appeared on your radar, or was suggested to you. Make it a point to experience the version that you are seeking.
The quick review