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Seems like the 10th gen Civic has earned a spot on the "2016 Wards Best Interiors" list. Apparently loads better than the 9th gen Civic. A few things pointed out were the black leather stripes down the seats, brushed-metallic trim, and the white stitching throughout. Do you think the interior on the 10th gens were that significantly better than the prior generations ? Here's a few snippets from the article.

"It more than makes up for the blah and basic ninth-gen Civic interior of five years ago and shatters expectations for what the passenger space in a C-car should look like."

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Indicating luxury are white stitching on the steering wheel, seats, door panels and the center console, along with “possibly the most pleasing steering-wheel leather ever,” says judge Bob Gritzinger."

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As much as Honda nails the car’s interior appearance and materials, the Civic also scores well on ergonomics, safety, comfort and fit-and-finish."


"Some people are slow to embrace the volume slider in lieu of a knob on the center stack, but it can be forgiven thanks to the steering wheel’s volume button/slider."


“This is, hands down, the best Civic in a long time,” says judge Dave Zoia.
 

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Yea, the 9th gen civic's interior wasn't anything to brag about especially the dash design. The new civic's interior was designed to flow a lot more instead of the chunky design of its predecessor.

Picture of 9th gen interior for reference:
 

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Wow, yea I can totally see a significant difference there. This definitely was a big step up for them !
 

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One thing I do like about the 9th is the color scheme they used. It's a perfect step up from what we've been used to in this segment.

However I would like to see them kick it up a notch, maybe doing what Scion did with the iA, 10th could use some perforated blue material:

 

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Every time I see blue inserts, I always refer to the unappealing older subaru sti interiors

 

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It's not just the blue inserts, the looks like they cheaped out on the subaru sti materials. Blue inserts are fine as long as the right material is used and the right shade. That's just blindingly blue. *shiver*

I'm just glad Honda fixed the ugly dash in the 10th gen. It may not have two tiers but everything flows better.

 

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Automakers are constantly improving their range of models to keep up with competitors. Often, upgrades do not only consist of internal advances like engine and power capabilities, but physicality also matters to consumers. Hence, the interior improvements are just as necessary to entice potential buyers.
 

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Automakers are constantly improving their range of models to keep up with competitors. Often, upgrades do not only consist of internal advances like engine and power capabilities, but physicality also matters to consumers. Hence, the interior improvements are just as necessary to entice potential buyers.
I think the physical aspect is what really matters the most to consumers. Majority of people don't understand what they read on a spec sheet when it comes down to performance. People like to see new.
 
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