So it hit 1/4 mile in 14.9 seconds?
hmmm.... see this doesn't make sense.People upset about a manual not being available for the Si will point to this as a reason why the manual should be offered. Still, it is out performing the other cars in the segment, and you can't ask for too much more than that. How did they get the Civic to weigh so little without the price going up considerably?
I was going to mention this point (I'm CVT biased....just because). Thanks for bringing it up.Your second point about this being a point... see the CVT just smoked a manual with a car producing less torque and less HP... it's a damnation of the 6MT if anything...
It's an interesting feeling man. Almost like your zooming or floating. Especially once the car gets into its sweet spot. You almost don't even realise the car isn't building revs in the traditional sense.I need to drive something with CVT to make an opinion. From others I read before it was weird and they didn't like it. I love my old cars with a slop box but like to keep my daily driver fairly new with the creature comforts and implied reliability.
It's not a random post... Jeff X runs TOV, the man knows a thing or two about a thing or two. We also have no idea what conditions were like in the MT vs the TOV test...Motor Trend has it at 15.5 seconds at 92.4. I will trust the magazine more than a random post on a forum. Either way it is much improved over the 2015 Civic.
The impression I had from the post is that he actually ran the Civic on the 1/4, it's not just an extrapolation.Virtual comparisons are a bit far fetched due to the absence of several key environmental factors. Jeff X should know this; and he should have mentioned this in his post. The last 1/8 mile tends to add up to a half second delta due to wind drag and intake flow variances at higher speeds (especially on Direct Injection). I don't see this car hitting high 14s in stock form even on the best of days.
Different manufacturers set up their CVTs differently.I need to drive something with CVT to make an opinion. From others I read before it was weird and they didn't like it. I love my old cars with a slop box but like to keep my daily driver fairly new with the creature comforts and implied reliability.
Imagine that.It's as if Honda knew what they were doing when they slapped the CVT on most of the trims.