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3 Reasons Honda Civic Still the Best C-segment Sedan? ( 2017-08-09 )

Honda Civic is Honda C-segment sedan. The tenth generation Honda Civic features an entire new eye-catching exterior design and plenty of innovative features. The sporty Civic is one of the best looking sedan yet. With that, the Civic has successfully fend off the competition. In this article, we are going to tell you 3 reasons Honda Civic is still the best C-segment sedan in the automotive market.

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1. The most affordable turbo charge sedan in the market

The Honda Civic possess as a strong competitors in the C-segment market. The Civic is going head-to-head with Hyundai Elantra Turbo and Peugeot 408 e-THP. The Civic finds the perfect balance in term of the price point, making it slightly more affordable compared to both of its rivals.

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The Civic comes in three variants, starting from the standard 1.8S variant with equipped 1.8L naturally aspirated SOHC i-VTEC engine and the 1.5TC with equipped 1.5L DOHC VTEC Turbo engine. With the great opportunity, we have reviewed the top spec 1.5 TC-Premium variant, which is an upgrade from the 1.5TC variant with additional bells and whistles that perfect the package. With the starting price of RM127,800, one can easily drive home the Civic 1.5 TC. However, if you opt for the best driving experience, go for the Civic 1.5 TC-P with additional RM8,000, making up to RM135,800. The Civic 1.5 TC-P is being equipped with LED headlamps and fog lamps, chrome door handles, dual zone auto climate control and navigation support.

2. C segment sedan with D segment greatness

The tenth-generation Honda Civic is a great upgrade from its predecessor and exemplify C segment car with D-segment greatness. The new Civic offers plenty of eye-catching features with D-segment spaciousness and comfort. First of all, D segment cars is being defined as large cars, usually denote a degree of financial success as well as cars with sporty drive and are very driver-oriented.

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The Honda Civic has excellent interior space with all round spacious feeling. According to Kelley Blue Book, the Civic offers 37.4 inches of grandeur leg room, perfect fit for 3 average size adults in the rear. The fastback design Civic is looking sleek and sophisticated, however I was totally amazed by the Civic boot volume is 519 litres, fitting 2 large luggage is not a problem at all. There is also significant improvement of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels in the Civic, with minimal droning noise and wind noise.

3. Top in class safety features

The Civic is now equipped with six airbags (dual front, side and curtain) as standard across all variants. Not forgetting Vehicle Stability Control (VSA) to prevent losing control around tight corners. Hill Start Assist (HSA) prevent Civic from rolling backwards when release brake on a steep hill. Keyless entry and push start provide drivers great convenience, the remote engine start enable drive to use the key fob to starts the engine and air-con initially before stepping into the car. Multi-angle reverse camera is standard across the range providing driver seamless view when reversing into parking spot.

The Civic also features auto door lock, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Auto Brake Hold (ABH), ISOFIX child seat anchor points, cruise control and electronic parking brake.

To sum up all the hype for the Honda Civic, MyCarsearch will give the Civic 4.5 out of 5 star. The Civic successfully seek the perfect balance between a fast car and a comfortable sedan. One must argue that Civic 6-speed MT should be available in Malaysia market, but I must say, let’s just sit back, relax and enjoy the thrill when VTEC kicks in.



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