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They had 3 2016 civics at the Miami Auto Show, a Burgundy Night Pearl Touring (only one I took pics of), Modern Steel LX, and Black EX.

I was able to sit in it, pop the hood/trunk, mess with the radio etc, and let me tell you, at least from seeing it/sitting in it, it lives up to the hype.

The interior quality/design is great, as soon as I sat in it I said "yep this is the one." Rear seat room is more than enough, I am 5'10" and sitting in the back with the front seat a good ways back, I still had about 3 inches between my knees and the seat. Headroom in the back was not an issue.

The drivers seat and interior around it hugs you like a glove. They weren't kidding when they said the driving position was "sporty", you feel like you are sitting down in the car wrapped around you, not on top of it. Touch screen was very responsive, at least for a car manufacturer unit, and the gauges looked great.

The aluminum trim on the dash and all doors was a very nice touch and definitely made the interior look and feel premium.

Exterior wise, the touring wins it hands down out of all the trims. The wheels (at least compared to the EX non T) fill out the wheel wells, the led headlights are concept carish in person, and the chrome door handles are a must (IMO).

There were quite a few people walking up to it and I overheard things such as "Is this an Acura?", "Is this the new Accord?", "42 mpg, what?!". There really is no reason to buy the ILX anymore, as the design compared to this, in person, looked like an old civic.

I am 100% committed to buying a touring now as soon as I drive one.

















 

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Awesome info. Thanks a lot for this review. Liking the car more and more. If I had to nit pick, it would be the 2 air vents stacked above the Nav display. Looks disjointed. Could just be the angle we are seeing it at.

Paint looks like purple in the show lights..Does the engine get a cover ?
 

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I believe that since I will be doing the maintenance on the car at times I will probably get the 2.0L. I really do not need the extra pep of the 1.5T. To me I will be using the Civic as a daily driver which I know it will perform that role well! I will still test drive both engines. I wish the 2.0L had direct injection though!

Thank you for the review!
 

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Thanks for the great review! Still waiting for the coupe but if that doesn't pan out i'll definitely go for the touring model.
Great looking center console too.
 

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One thing to add. The only part of the dash that wasn't soft touch material is the plastic piece above the gauges. Everything else, including the front doors was soft touch.

Also, the small size of the engine and piping is really hard to grasp from the pictures, but that sucker is really small and compact, save for all the wiring/tubes.
 

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One thing to add. The only part of the dash that wasn't soft touch material is the plastic piece above the gauges. Everything else, including the front doors was soft touch.

Also, the small size of the engine and piping is really hard to grasp from the pictures, but that sucker is really small and compact, save for all the wiring/tubes.
From what I can make of the air intake layout, it sure looks like a short ram intake will look good in the bay :D

AEM better jump on this.
 

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From what I can make of the air intake layout, it sure looks like a short ram intake will look good in the bay :D

AEM better jump on this.
It will look good, and shouldn't be too hard to install since its all right in the front, but replacing the plastic pipe with metal is going to soak up heat as it is right above the turbo.
 

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I think that Acura will come out with a new ILX as their next thing after the NSX. I would assume that it would be built on the same architecture as the new Civic as well. I have always thought that Acura made uglier vehicles than Honda, which is sad for the luxury brand, but maybe with this next model they will surprise me.
 
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