#PRODUCTWATCH: 2020 HONDA CIVIC 4D TOURING 1.5 TURBO
One thing about living through this Pandemic is that while largely challenging, it has really allowed me a chance to reconnect with family. With going out being less of an option more than ever, bonding with family has made me wonder why this isn’t something I did more often in my pre-COVID life.
We had the chance to visit a new version of an old friend in the 2020 Honda Civic 4D Touring 1.5 Turbo in our Test Drive this past week and of course spent time with family members, old and new!
Powered by a 1.5-litre, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 174 horsepower, the 2020 Honda Civic 4D Touring 1.5 Turbo is nothing short of a thrill. But in addition to excitement, it is balanced out by economy and consciousness with Eco-Assist and ECON Mode. I’ve test-driven many cars in my life but once again, nobody can outdo Honda‘s outstanding Fuel Economy at 7.8/6.2/7.1 litres (city/highway/combined) per 100 km. They continue to be in a league of their own for value, not only at point of purchase, but also the long haul.
As the temperatures drop, we begin to appreciate the value of the Civic 4D Touring 1.5 Turbo’s heated front and rear seats. Also, its state of the art and user-friendly Climate Control are sensitive to the fact that passengers and drivers have individual needs with customizable temperatures for driver and passenger. All seats possess a polished look with leather-trimmed seat surfaces and above this, the driver’s seat comes with 8-way power adjustment. Even without a hatchback, plenty can be stored in the trunk, making it a car of many purposes.
Your drive in the Civic 4D Touring 1.5 Turbo is elevated by a 452-watt AM/FM Premium audio system with MP3/Windows Media Audio playback capability and 10 speakers including subwoofer. Options for curating your drives are endless with SiriusXM, Android Auto, Apple Car Play and hassle-free Bluetooth connection to your devices. All this at your fingertips on its Display Audio System with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System. Two USB ports, plus a wireless charging plate are there to back you and your passengers up.
Safety features are abundant once again in this version of the Civic. With what’s seemed like an endless bout of rain in the City the past week, features like Auto High Beam take the thinking and work out of dealing with visibility. Its Honda LaneWatch, Blind Spot Display and Lane Keeping Assist have been and continue to be life-savers. Slick conditions call for a 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System in addition to its Vehicle Stability Assist. The car’s safety measures are padded further by an i-SRS airbag system (front), Side-Curtain Airbags and SmartVent side airbags. And let’s not forget that trusty rear-view camera which we can’t function without! In addition should anything be off, its Maintenance Reminder is a handy thing to have.
The Civic never ceases to amaze and it is little wonder why it continues to be the choice of Canadians. More here.
As many of you know, I welcomed a new family member this past weekend, beanie. Grateful to have had the 2020 Honda Civic 4D Touring 1.5 Turbo there to be a part of this unforgettable day. While her drive home gave her anxiety at first, some blankets and the passenger seat warmer had her calm and nappy to get us through our smooth travel home along the 407. She’s adjusted really well and has impressed me so much how smart she is! You can follow her adventures on Instagram: @beaniewong.
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Dear beanie, Welcome to our family! I have waited so long for this day to come. When I first saw you, I knew right away you were the one for me. You probably had no idea who I was that day and why I was so happy to be holding you, but one day it will all make sense. Although I know it is very tough for you to be leaving behind the life you’ve known in your short time here, I want you to know that I will do everything I can for you. Your mommy Bella and the Lucibello family love you very much and have taken great care of you. I promise whenever we can, we will go visit because they would be so happy to see the beautiful girl you are growing into. I promise to give you happiness and know that you’ll never be unwanted. You will always be surrounded with love. Before you, I had the most wonderful time with your big brother Billy. We spent 16 years together and those were some of the happiest years of my life. Though you’ll never have the joy of knowing him, know that his spirt will live on and that he will be watching over you, his baby sister. I know he would be proud to have a little sister like you. I promise you won’t live in his shadow. You will both shine in the light. Together, we will create new memories of our own and I can’t wait for you to discover all the beautiful things this world has in store for you and I can’t wait to see you experience all your firsts. You’ve come into the world at a very strange time, but one day it won’t be so strange. Though there might be times I’m not always around, know that I will always come home to you, beanie. Seeing your beautiful face will never not make my day. I love you so much and am so proud to be your father. love, Daddy
I also celebrated my birthday last week with family. So nostalgic visiting Oshawa where I was born. And amazing calling-up my recently-widowed Aunt up to hang-out with us. So grateful that the City’s most-famous restaurant was open for dine-in. A long-time wish to dine at Teddy’s! That pie!
Halloween’s just around the corner and what better way to get into the spirit with some socially-distanced fun at the Toronto Haunted Drive-Thru?
Also, friendly reminder to protect yourself and your loved ones with a Flu Shot as Flu Season approaches.
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Spooky thrills at the #TorontoHauntedDriveThru! Beginning tonight through November 1, 2020, you can get into that festive #Halloween spirit at 176 Cherry Street (The Docks Driving Range). 🧛 The installation spans 1 1/2 km, lasting for 20+ minutes and is filled with iconic set props straight from Hollywood, animatronics, a Kraken, a graveyard, a UFO crash and even a Drive-In with Horror classics playing every night starting at 11:30 PM. While our Media preview was on-foot, the actual event is a Drive-Thru experience where social distancing protocols will be in place. More on tickets, including a package deal with #Superdogs, available at torontoshines.ca. #Toronto #DriveThru
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)