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It's kind of ridiculous that Honda makes you still pay extra for this, IMO.

Civic Sedan EX and above trims will feature a 60/40 split and folding rear seat.
Anyone have a picture of the folding rear seat? This is a must-have feature for me. It's so useful!
 

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It's kind of ridiculous that Honda makes you still pay extra for this, IMO.



Anyone have a picture of the folding rear seat? This is a must-have feature for me. It's so useful!
It is pretty dumb that is an extra cost item, though, my LX coupe i have now has the folding rear seats, just not the 60/40 split. I rarely have anyone in my back seats for it matter. And the pass through is so small that most times when i've needed to use it, it's still too small. haha. But i can see where it'd be a useful feature for some people, especially in the sedan.
 

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Can't believe they made that something you have to pay extra for. That should just come with every trim level in my opinion.
 

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Indeed weird to make people pay more just to have a common thing such as this but depending on feedback they get there's a good chance they'll make it a standard feature in some future year model... maybe as they need more smaller improvements to stay one step ahead of the competition, although this would be a small step forward.
 

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Just to clarify all the sedans have a folding rear seat. The higher trim models have the split rear seats that both fold. Base model also lacks the rear center arm rest.

You have to be a little realistic though. Every every option was standard then there would be no base model at all. Then of course the price of the car would be higher.
 

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Just to clarify all the sedans have a folding rear seat. The higher trim models have the split rear seats that both fold. Base model also lacks the rear center arm rest.

You have to be a little realistic though. Every every option was standard then there would be no base model at all. Then of course the price of the car would be higher.
yea you're right...

But what I think people are saying is that it's ridiculous that Honda limits split folding to higher trims/pay extra for it when it's a common feature in most cars now...
 

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I understand options, but some things are basic enough that that shouldn't be options any more. It's like paying for power windows at this point, or heat or A/C.
 

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I understand options, but some things are basic enough that that shouldn't be options any more. It's like paying for power windows at this point, or heat or A/C.
Yeah, it probably costs Honda money to have to design another seat assembly!

But it would be really awesome if Honda could make the rear seats easily removable, with a flat cover over the tank and wire harness etc. And if you could also remove the passenger seat, you could have a sort of mini minivan.
 

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Technically, the seat still folds down so they're not depriving buyers of that basic function. Just don't understand why they want to add the extra cost of 2 seat designs instead of one.

There's plenty of other options to separate the higher end trims from the basic one.
 

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Because the design costs them once (and probably not all that much) and the cheaper seat will sell millions of copies before this generation of Civic is retired? ($5 saved per vehicle in a car that sells 1M units is $5M in Honda's pocket. How much do you think the second design cost them?)
 
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