Highway Test drive Canadian LX and EX-T (both CVT) - 10th Gen Civic Forum
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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Post Highway Test drive Canadian LX and EX-T (both CVT)

Here are my previous experiences with cars.
- 94 Integra 4dr man.
- 07 Mazda 3 GT hatch man.
- 10 Mazda 3 2.0 hatch auto
Parents had
- Ford Escort auto
- Ford Focus auto
- 11 Mazda 6 V6 auto

I'm 6 feet tall, slim body.

- new civic is low, both roof line and seatings. Not S2000 kind of low, but certainly lower than any sedan/hatch I drove before.

- Line-watch is nice, but sometime it distracts me. I could live without it...or get use to it

-Arm rest, well placed. Haven't put any cup in it yet, can't really comment on its size or position.

-Glove box is fair size I think. ,it's not damped, hit my gf's knee when I opened it. Oups~ lol

-Moonroof was opened when I was about 70km/h, no loud wind noise. A big like here from my gf.

- Rear seats are soft! much softer than anything I had before. Can't say it's bad, but I don't know how it will turn out on a long trip.

-Rear seats are also quiet low, me and my girlfriend all find the seating position a bit awkward. You really have to seat back and lay down on you back, otherwise you feel like on a soft small/low bench.
(we both prefer the seating position in the rear of the FIT or HRV, more upright in position 1, and comfy in position 2

-Rear leg room is excellent. I'm 6' and there is plenty room behind me.

-Fuel door is a press-open type, but it does lock when doors are locked. I feel much safer now

-Both LX and EX-T have that tiny "blue light" on the roof. I remember someone in this forum was asking about this. here you go~

-Strangely, I found the hood was kinda heavy (EX)... more than I expect. I'm pretty sure a aftermarket CF or alum. hood is a very good start for weight reduction

- trunk.....size is alright, not surprisingly big nor small, not amazingly deep either, no comment here.
But, there were still no handle or cord to close it. I hate to leave finger prints on trunk lid.....honda, can you feel me?!

- Cabin Noise.....hum....it's quieter, quieter than a 2.0 Mazda3 with 17" summer or 15" winter tire. I think it might be almost as quiet as the 2011 Mazda6.

-Wind ...wind, yes, there were wind noise! I can definitely hear it on LX (it's not an open window, I double checked). So I guess, it might be a rubber seal prob.But it was almost non-existent on the EX-T.
To future buyers, Test drive your new car on highway speed, it might happen on your car too.

-Engine sound. I personally find the engine sound better in the 2.0. The usual Honda NA engine noise I used to get. But it's also quieter in 1.5T. (my top speed in both was about 115 km/h cruise, hard acceleration between 50 to 110 km/h).
It's actually my first time with a CVT (my roommate have a Prius, but the road noise is soo loud on the highway, panels are thin. didn't like it at all) I can't really tell if there was a CVT noise or simply the road noise. No comment here.

- Engine performance? ... they feel about the same in "D", neither of them pushed me in the seat. Seriously, if I can't hear the engine, I might not be able to tell which car had turbo and which doesn't. (ok, maybe 1.5T had that slight advantage, I think it's probably a placebo effect) Makes me having a hard time to choose between 2.0 or 1.5T.

-"S" (sport mode) does help with throttle response in both models, they rev higher and react faster. Also pushes harder, 1.5T does shine here compare to the 2.0.

- "Hold break", works as it should, well done~

......and I think that's about every points that caught my attention. I was a little upset when I left dealership. Yes 10th gen Civic is nice, better than any 4 cylinders I drove before, but this test drive still didn't really help me decide between 2.0 or 1.5T, for me the difference between both engine weren't significant, but I really don't want to settle with a EX for the next 5 years . Maybe a Si sedan would make my heart beat again XD

Oh,and to all Canadian buyers... NO Rally Red for us...
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meh honda has better reds then rally ahaa. welcome to the boards
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-Fuel door is a press-open type, but it does lock when doors are locked. I feel much safer now

-Both LX and EX-T have that tiny "blue light" on the roof. ...
Thanks for the information about the gas cap. I was actually worried that it might not be locked.

Love that ambient blue light in the ceiling. Sort of reminds me of certain small Cessnas.

Useful information!
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I agree with the interior assessment. The seating position is low and sporty even in the base model. Very good materials in the cabin. Storage space is a little decreased from the 8th civic. Not as many pockets and bins. But there is a very large center bin. The hood is way heavy but also pretty huge for a car this size. Someone should start working on CF hoods right now. I am sure you could probably reduce the weight about 25 lbs right there.

One thing I am not thrilled about is how much room the center arm rest/shiftier assembly takes up. It take a little bit away from the open feeling compared to the 8th civic.
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After a month of hesitation and talking with my local salesman, I got my EX-T in Burgundy Night Pearl just before year ends
Since I got my own 17" rims, I gave up the OEM one for some discount and a set of 16" winter with steely (yep, they gave me wheel cover loll)

the one I got is surprisingly quiet. Did a 10min city and 20min highway (help broke-in a bit). No wind noise at all...dear I was relieved~

Still need some time to get used to that infotainment system, boy it got options~ and I have to change that ugly wallpaper asap (anyone know its resolution?)

Cruise, LKAS and other driver assistance functions worked as it should. It is amazing to see your car turning by itself~



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....... One thing I am not thrilled about is how much room the center arm rest/shiftier assembly takes up. It take a little bit away from the open feeling compared to the 8th civic.
Yes, this is also what I feel after about 2 hours of ownership. it's not a big deal at the beginning. but than you realize something is not quiet right with that armrest. kind of useful, but also in your way when you want to reach for something

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After a month of hesitation and talking with my local salesman, I got my EX-T in Burgundy Night Pearl just before year ends
Since I got my own 17" rims, I gave up the OEM one for some discount and a set of 16" winter with steely (yep, they gave me wheel cover loll)

the one I got is surprisingly quiet. Did a 10min city and 20min highway (help broke-in a bit). No wind noise at all...dear I was relieved~

Still need some time to get used to that infotainment system, boy it got options~ and I have to change that ugly wallpaper asap (anyone know its resolution?)

Cruise, LKAS and other driver assistance functions worked as it should. It is amazing to see your car turning by itself~





Yes, this is also what I feel after about 2 hours of ownership. it's not a big deal at the beginning. but than you realize something is not quiet right with that armrest. kind of useful, but also in your way when you want to reach for something
Hey man congrats! any pics?
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That armrest thing is what i've heard some people at the local dealer talking about. Too bad it doesn't seem like something they'll fix in a future model year, maybe a mid cycle refresh.
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Awesome review on the cars! Thanks bud!

How are you liking the EX-T??
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