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 turbo brings more fun. The CVT 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 on a long drive. We found Honda's infotainment system unintuitive--the only way to avoid it is to get the base trim level. Forward collision warning is available. A 4-door hatchback is new. First year reliability of the redesign has been well below average.