Honda Civic is the second most popular car on Instagram globally with a mention of over 7.5 million hashtags. In the UAE, visit any car park and you’ll easily spot Honda Civic models ranging from the year 2003 till 2019 in all colors and trims. Most of them in a good condition.
Personally, I always wanted to own a Honda Civic ever since my teenage years but somehow it remained elusive to me. However, I did get to drive the ones owned by extended family or close friends.
The car I reviewed and throughly enjoyed this month was the Honda Civic LX Sport (Bursting Blue color), a total head turner and truly a fantastic car in all aspects. I frequently switched between the Sport mode and Eco mode for comparison and found the Sport mode to my liking. Even on the Sport mode, the fuel economy is good.
Honda Civic is probably the best looking mid-size budget sedan coming out of Japan. Being one of the first cars Honda launched in 1973, the Civic has improved and gained popularity in every generation. It doesn’t cost a lot, is very fuel efficient, seats 5 people and is almost as reliable as any other Japanese car.
The acceleration and maneuverability are worth mentioning along side its stability on high speeds. The safety rating is also one of the highest in its class. The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) minimizes the likelihood of skidding. It also maximizes the stopping power and keeps you in control during sudden and heavy braking.
17 inch wheels driven on Honda’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for a smooth transfer of power to the road gives the driver a fulfilling driving experience from start to finish. This car is built for the everyday commute and the weekend fun at the same time. It is safe for me to say that people just love Honda Civic and Honda Civic loves them back.
Engine: 1.6 Liter 4 cylinders
Horsepower: 123 Bhp
Torque: 151 Nm
Drive System: Front Wheel Drive
Seating Capacity: 5
The 10th generation of the Honda Civic is a true classic. Built on sleek profile and a long wheelbase, it has sport smooth curves.I noticed minor exterior style changes to the 2019 Civic namely a restyled lower front bumper with a dash of chrome just like on the rear bumper.As for the grille, it also gets a shift from being chrome to a gloss-black finish.
2019 Honda Civic has one of the most spacious cabins in its class with many premium-grade features. Steering wheel is nice and comfortable with standard infotainment controls on the front and paddle shifters at the back.
The car is equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control which is a must have for the UAE summers.
Infotainment system is basic with a 5inch screen but simple to use with many options to connect including a USB Jack. Sound system is fairly basic with 4 speakers. Seating is adequate for 5 people with ample leg room for occupants in the front. People sitting in the back are also fairly comfortable for the car of its class.
The boot space is very impressive. I was pleasantly surprised to fit in 2 large suitcases with ease.