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Motor Trend has the touring sedan at 7.2 seconds and the touring coupe at 7.8 seconds. I would expect the coupe to be a bit quicker because it's smaller (lighter), not a half second slower. Thoughts?
 

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could be a number of reason why, like tires etc.. and just because a car is smaller doesn't mean it's going to be faster.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.

I just drove an EXL civic coupe the other day, i didn't do any official timing getting to 60, but having driven a 2014 coupe now for 2 years, a 2 second improvement over the 9th gens 8+ second time is easy to feel in the new car.
 

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6.8 seconds to 60 mph for an approximately 3,000 pound sedan with a 91.3 cubic inch engine even with a turbo is very impressive. Nobody should find this inadequate.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.

I believe the slowest times were hit in "S" mode, the quickest in "L" and somewhere in between for normal "D" mode driving all due to the shift mapping and weather the car uses the simulated shifts or not.
 

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What will be interesting is looking at 0-30 times or something less once tunes come around since off the line it will be quicker (or should) and that quickness will be held to some extent before it starts to even out with factory performance. But getting up to 60 on an entry-level tune... I can't imagine making a noticeable difference
 
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