MY HONDA CIVIC TOURING TEST-DRIVE!
I recently had the pleasure of Test-Driving the HONDA CIVIC TOURING and once again the Automaker has schooled its competition with a Master’s Class in value with this spacious, sporty and elegant Sedan. The classic retro-brown on the Vehicle I drove may not sound or look ideal on-paper, but its stunning beauty certainly needs to be witnessed in-person to be appreciated. After having test-driven the equally-impressive 2013 HONDA ACCORD SEDAN SPORT a couple years back – my last time test-driving a Honda actually – I will say that for the super-reasonable $25k Asking Price for the Civic Touring, you are getting a caliber of Car well-above its listed price. Everything down to the smart metallic-finished Switch Gear, to the sophisticated touch-screen Dashboard options suggest pure luxury.
Let’s talk about the experience of sitting in the HONDA CIVIC TOURING. The Leather Seats are phenomenally plush, making me feel nestled-in and supported. I appreciated the Driver’s Seat’s height adjustment which gave me an optimal view while driving, customized specifically to me. The glamorous Moon Roof draws-in a lush ambiance and my only regret is it wasn’t warmer out to fully be able to enjoy it!
Having the need to constantly remain connected, the Vehicle catered to my every obsession with not one, but TWO USB inputs and options to connect my USB Key to enjoy my favourite Music and also charge my Phone. The Dashboard had a litany of Audio options to personalize my listening experience with iPod, Phone, AM/FM Radio, HDMI, CD and my Fave SIRIUS XM among the options to savour. The six-speaker Sound System was absolutely glorious and a must for any Audiophile.
The multi-angle Rear-View Camera is super-handy, giving you that extra bit of view of oncoming Pedestrians and Vehicles from all corners – although a mild Audio Alert might have made this feature a bit more optimal. Uniquely, the Camera activates also when changing lanes and making turns, giving you that extra bit of awareness to prevent that accident ever from occurring. As well, rear-window Windshield Wipers would have been handy in these snowy conditions.
The Drive in my HONDA CIVIC TOURING literally was smooth as butter, navigating turns and bumps with great precision. The ultra-comfy Passenger’s Seat was Billy-approved as he snored the drive away in Doggy Dreamland! At 143 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque, its output is unquestionable. And amidst a Snowstorm we experienced here in Toronto, I never for a moment doubted that I was safe and sound, driving along with a hitch or a slip.
And did I mention the Car’s Fuel Economy? Literally I drove a week to and from work and even an hour north of the City on less than half-a-tank of Gas, an even bigger victory considering recent lowered gas prices. I do love that ECON button, which not only is a Fuel Saver but a Dollar Saver.
Would I drive the HONDA CIVIC TOURING again? You bet! I might even want to own one.
There’s gotta be a reason why the Honda Civic remains Canada’s top-selling Car 17 years in-a-row!
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(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)