#PRODUCTWATCH: THE 2016 HONDA CIVIC TOURING
My mind was completely blown getting the pleasure of test-driving the 2016 HONDA CIVIC TOURING. Sleek, stylish and luxurious, this Sedan is just as spacious in size as it is large in value.
Starting at just $27,155 CAN, the TOURING‘s is equipped with a1.5-litre, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, operating at a stellar 174 horsepower.
What makes the TOURING next-level is that not only does its front-seat passengers benefit from heated seats, but so do those in the back! The Driver’s Seat is adjustable in – count ’em – eight ways, while passengers get four ways to position themselves. Backseat passengers also get their own vents, so everyone stays cool in the scorching summer heat and grueling Canadian winters. Gorgeous leather seats remind us that it’s all in the details. Did we mention that the windshield wipers have rain sensors? Rain sensors!
The Audio System is a superb 450-watts with 10 speakers including subwoofer and having our favourite, SIRIUS XM is a must. We love SIRIUS HITS XM and those same few songs they play repeatedly. We wouldn’t have it any other way! One bonus is, if you love that song you heard, you can always skip back and play it over and over. This is our kind of a car.
We enjoy that the TOURING is with the times and connecting to the vehicle’s system is a breeze through Bluetooth. We could receive our texts (transcribed and read out to us for safety), make and receive phone calls and also sync with the Spotify app on our phone effortlessly.
You know how much we love staying charged and connected with our smartphone. Situated conveniently within reach is a charging plate which charges super-fast. No more clumsy USB cables! Score.
Safety always is first and reversing as always with Honda is a breeze with a fantastic rear-view camera and blindspot assistance. We love lane-departure warning for those long days and we feel secure knowing there are both front and side airbags.
We admit it, we’re stingy. Our favourite thing about the TOURING is its fuel economy at 6.7L/100 km. When we drive, we drive far. We love that on less than $40, we were able to fill our tank after about five days of driving.
We definitely would not complain if we were to be paired again with this gem!
Learn more about the 2016 HONDA CIVIC TOURING right here.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)