Motortrend has consistently had the slowest times in the new civic. 7.8 is closer to what the new 2.0NA civics are pulling. The quickest times we've seen have been anywhere from 6.4-6.8 on the sedan. Car and drivers test of the coupe had it just a slight tick quicker than the touring sedan they tested, which could have been weather condition oriented. Note the coupe is lighter than the sedan, and actually has slightly stickier tires than the sedan, but the front/rear weight balance is usually worse on the coupe.Thanks for sharing the article. 6.6 seconds sounds good to me. Motor Trend must have screwed something up getting a 7.8 second 0-60 time.
In all honesty, yes, in this class of car anything less than 8 seconds is doing well... low 7's is pretty good (near most class leaders in the segment) and being able to pull off under 7 is phenomenal for something that isn't even a dedicated "sport" variant.Isn't 7.2 seconds for the touring sedan still a pretty good time? I assume Motor TRend's time is closer to what the average driver will hit.