#PRODUCTWATCH: 2018 HONDA CIVIC 5D SPORT
Last TIFF we had the joy of making a splash around town in the Civic 5D Sport and we were so thrilled to be reunited our Birthday Week with the 2018 edition of this gem! Over the course of the week, we practically adopted it as our v. own, learning its intricacies, rhythms and flows.
Fuel economy and performance make for that perfect combination in the 2018 Honda Civic 5D Sport. We’ve never felt more at home in a vehicle and would seriously consider making it ours. Plummeting gas prices this past week were a double-win for us, taking us far on value. We calculated two return trips from the east end to our day job downtown, barely leaving a mark on its fuel gauge using the car’s famous ECON mode. Not a surprise considering its combined 7.3L/100 km fuel economy. The car took us on many adventures, urban and rural performing with versatility on everything from highway to dirt roads. We were in control with its 180 @ 5500 (MT) / 180 @ 6000 (CVT) horsepower and 1.5-litre, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.
The Honda Civic 5D Sport’s six-way adjustable driver’s seat is a new gold standard and we won’t accept anything less than that anymore! Spacious passenger seating (everyone gets heated seats!) meant friends could share in my journeys, including out favourite of all, little Billy! We saw the gorgeous countrysides of Caledon, the stunning Katherine Heigl and even our dream dad Tony Danza in a rare appearance out in Burlington of all places, making time for a stopping-off at one of our favourite spots, Kelly’s Bake Shoppe for a Birthday Cupcake!
Quality Time with the Prince and Princess
Our dream dad, Tony Danza
The car’s jam-packed with goodies and to us, great acoustics are almost just as important as the drive itself. Now, we were a little annoyed our Blackberry Key 2 simply wouldn’t pair via Bluetooth, fortunately we have our Samsung S8 Plus from which we streamed our Music. The Honda Civic 5D Sport comes with a 180-watt AM/FM audio system with MP3/Windows Media®Audio playback capability and 8 speakers. Our Birthday Week scored pretty much by the amazing A STAR IS BORN Soundtrack, only meant one thing! We had to do Caraoke to our favourite I’ll Never Love Again from the Film! We hope we did Lady Gaga some justice!
We are obsessed with the car’s highly-customizable climate control, which is managed through its 7″ colour TFT display system, giving driver and passenger each options for their own temperatures. A wireless phone charging plate and USB ports give us piece of mind that we’ll always be connected. The car’s deep armrest with slideable drink holders for our Birthday Reward Americano from Starbucks, is a thing of genius and a new standard we’ll hold others to. We love to shop, stocking-up when we have a car and that sizey hatchback trunk nails all the marks in practicality.
Safety as always with Honda vehicles is a priority. Its brake assist, forward collision warning, vehicle stability assist, i-SRS airbag system and SmartVent™ side airbags are life savers. We love that it also gave us sufficient notice that the car we test drove was due for maintenance soon.
We had such a tough time giving this one back, but can you blame us?
Learn more about the 2018 Honda Civic 5D Sport, starting at $21,790 CAN here.
It was a Birthday Week for the books and we couldn’t have done it without the 2018 Honda Civic 5D Sport!
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong)