The Civic is substantial, refined, and capable. Both the 2.0-liter four-cylinder and optional 1.5-liter turbo deliver good fuel economy, while the zesty turbo brings more fun. The automatic transmission amplifies the noise of the base engine; it works better with the turbo. The ride is comfortable, handling is precise, and the quiet 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, which could cause discomfort on a long drive. We didn't like Honda's unintuitive infotainment system--the only way to avoid it is to get the base trim level. Forward collision warning is available. A new hatchback version is available later this year.