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This is just meant to be fun, and possibly engage some new speculation into the potential of the new civic. Here are 6 categories of the new civic. With each list the car(s) it should benchmark or surpass to make it truly a return to hondas of old and lift it up to class leading again... with some ideas of realism. lol.

Handling numbers: Ford Focus
Handling (fun to drive): Mazda 3
0-60 time: Focus, 3, Golf, Forte 2.0T (they're all within .4 of eachother)
interior quality: 2016 Chevy Cruze, VW Golf
Tech/features: Kia Forte/Hyundai Elantra
Value: Kia Forte

Do i think honda will focus on all of these? Nope. They're definitely going for "fun to drive" and tech/features with this new civic, along with sporty styling. I think the 0-60 will be secondary to the "feel" of the car as well as EPA numbers obviously, but the 3 and the focus both match the civic in MPGs while being notably more powerful, so it's not that big of a stretch to imagine that the new 2.0L and 1.5T will be class competitive in power (155-175 hp). But we all know fun to drive doesn't have to mean fastest either, but we'd all like to see a bit more grunt behind the civic i think.

Definitely going to see tech features a plenty in this civic. Catching up with the value of kia and hyundai that offer so much tech for so little money will be a big one for honda on this car (and all their cars from here out). Interior quality definitely won't get worse than the current car, but i doubt it'll be VW quality either.

Your turn! Did i hit the nail on the head? Or am i forgetting competition? Are there other cars in this class you'd like to see benchmarked for other things?:D
 

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I just want to know "when?"
 
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I just want to know "when?"
That's what we all wanna know. Sedan in the "fall" with coupe to follow and then the hatch... so vague.

Our best guesses are production reveals in September. Sedan by October/November. Coupe by December/February. Si possibly next spring. Hatch not until late 2016/ early 2017.
 

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in all honesty its not the top power figures that I'm interested in, I'd like honda to add a bit more torque, give it a little more on the bottom for pickup. Everyone knows its more fun to drive a slow car fast then a fast car slow ;)
 

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in all honesty its not the top power figures that I'm interested in, I'd like honda to add a bit more torque, give it a little more on the bottom for pickup. Everyone knows its more fun to drive a slow car fast then a fast car slow ;)
Well the turbo engine will definitely do that for the civic. Tho idk about low end. It'll make it a typical high revving honda screamer tho! haha. I agree, tho i really am expecting to see hp bump to at least 155.

Like i've mentioned i imagine the 2.0L will be about 155-165 hp with about 145 tq. while the turbo will make 165-175 hp with 170+ tq. Then they could drop it in the Si and tune it to 210hp and 191 torque.
 

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If power delivery around the low range doesn't turn out to be sufficient, then there could be the chance of a tune coming out to help it out, just not sure how much better it will be, but with a turbo already mated to the engine it will help.
 

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If power delivery around the low range doesn't turn out to be sufficient, then there could be the chance of a tune coming out to help it out, just not sure how much better it will be, but with a turbo already mated to the engine it will help.
fingers crossed that it comes to market soon enough don't want to be waiting for ever.
 
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