Road Test/ 100
Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
The Civic is substantial, refined, and capable. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder and optional 1.5-liter turbo deliver good fuel economy, and the turbo brings more oomph and readily available power. The continuously variable transmission amplifies the noise of the base engine; it works better with the turbo. The ride is comfortable, handling is precise, and the interior has a lot of storage space. However, the car's low stance means doing the limbo to get in and out. In addition, the front seats lack adjustable lumbar support, which could cause discomfort. We found Honda's infotainment system to be unintuitive--the only way to avoid it is to get the base LX. Forward-collision warning is available. A four-door hatchback version is new. Reliability of the redesign has been well below average.