#PRODUCTWATCH: 2019 HONDA CIVIC 5D SPORT
It was a Good Friday, indeed! We’ve been looking for a quick escape from the City for a bit and both Mom and I needed a pick-me-up after what’s started as a dismal 2019. Hence, some shopping and family time was in good order and when it comes to shopping, one blessing of living in Toronto is that Buffalo’s array of awesome malls are just a short drive away.
The 2019 HONDA CIVIC 5D SPORT came to the rescue this Easter Holiday weekend and true to form, it carries on the Civic‘s amazing legacy of practicality and style. And if anything Mom and I needed that jumbo hatchback trunk from our Walden Galleria, Target and Fashion Outlets adventures!
We just drove the 2019 Honda Accord Touring recently, hence we got used to shift gear-free driving that oddly when going back to a shift gear, it took a bit of getting used to. That is the magic of Honda innovation influencing our behaviour! The 2019 Honda Civic 5D Sport with its 2.0-litre, 16-valve, Port Injections, DOHC, i-VTEC 4-Cylinder and 158-hp engine made us a master of the highways, powering us through a torrential downpour of rain on Good Friday and the long weekend Saturday where my parents and I partook in our annual tradition, opening day at Woodbine Racetrack!
While fuel prices have skyrocketed earlier this year, we still were able to fill a tank and drive to Buffalo, plus run errands around the City for $50 only, much thanks to the Civic‘s game-changing ECON Mode.
The Civic‘s style remains untouchable and we felt sheer confidence being seen in Aegean Blue Metallic, giving us a spiritual lift in the gloomy gray weather we experienced this long weekend. Its 18″ dark aluminum-alloy wheels are a scene-stealer. Its one-touch moonroof was made for this improving weather and will come in super-handy. Honda spoils us continually with Proximity Key Entry so that fumbling for keys no longer is in our vocabulary.
Like many recent offerings from Honda, its centerpiece is its 7″ colour TFT centre meter display which acts as a control hub for the roomy ride including Climate Control, which allows the driver and front passenger to customize their temperature. Heated front seats were a warm blanket of snuggles when temperatures dipped this past weekend, while Android Auto/Apple CarPlay have evolved for drivers of the now. And when we weren’t busy being obsessed with SiriusXM Hits 1, we were streaming our new favourite artist, LIZZO with the car’s Bluetooth Steaming Audio. We stayed charged with a variety of charging options.
Your safety is top priority with Honda and the Civic is no different. A Forward Collision Warning System was on-top of things as was its Lane Depature Warning System. Changing to the right lane or backing-out was made easy with its signature Honda LandWatch Blind Spot Display and Multi-angle Rearview Camera. Although we never hope to have to see them, there are the i-SRS Airbag System and SmartVent Side Airbags to protect us from harm’s way. We also will never get bored of its automatic wipers which went to work with the first drops of rain and also its helpful rear-windshield wipers which we feel every car needs.
A first happened, my Mom said “Goodbye” and pat the car after dropping her off. I asked her where she thought I was going and she told me “I wasn’t saying bye to you, I was saying goodbye to the car!”. That’s the Honda effect.
See some our adventures!
The 2019 HONDA CIVIC 5D SPORT starts at $27,376 CAN.
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(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)