The 2015 Honda Civic Sedan is without a doubt the most desirable model in the lineup. It delivers superb efficiency, several practical tech features and lots of interior space. Though it doesn’t look as stylish as the new Civic Coupe, it is indeed far more practical – thanks to the amount of space it offers.
The Honda Civic is without a doubt one of the most recognized compact cars sold in Canada. Introduced over 40 years ago, it has always managed to be both practical and affordable. This particular generation has been around for four years, but it has received several updates over the last two years to keep it fresh. We would also note that the actual look has been around only for three years since this generation started as a cheap, ugly and feature-poor vehicle in 2012 – which it isn’t anymore. The sedan is efficient, spacious and affordable. It also benefits from a variety of other vital aspects – such as superb tech features and functional safety equipment.
On the outside, the 2015 Civic Sedan is far more inspiring that its ugly 2012 iteration. The sedan is particularly attractive thanks to its upscale nature, which it owes to its chrome grille, chrome accents on the trunk lid and other little details like that.
On the inside, the Honda Civic Sedan has the same split-level dash as before, which is still not entirely likeable. It’s not exactly ugly, but it is odd. Aside from that, you’ll find plenty of more practical details, including lots of storage spaces and superior outward visibility. Cubby holes and other storage spots are just about everywhere – and all of them are very easy to find. The space at the front is actually quite commendable, with plenty of legroom and headroom. The back area is very good as well, especially if you consider the segment that this vehicle occupies. But, let’s get back to that dash, because everything it displays is easy to spot no matter how attentive you are. The other controls are easy to reach and use as well, so you shouldn’t have problems with any of them. Another highlight for us is the presence of soft-touch materials on the instrument panel and upper door trim, which allow the car to seem more upscale.
Under the hood, the sedan offers a decent selection of engines. The base model comes with a 1.8-litre four-cylinder that produces 143 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque, while being paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). There is also the option to get a five-speed manual gearbox for those who like to have more control over their speed. It is also possible to get a less powerful but more efficient version of the engine, which can yield 110 horsepower and 106 pound-feet of torque. It can be found in the Civic GX and runs on compressed natural gas. The sportier Civic Si model gets a 2.4-litre four-cylinder that generates 205 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque – connected exclusively to a six-speed manual gearbox. The Si models are some of the priciest models in the lineup (along with the hybrids). Since most people get their Civics for their affordability, you are more likely to settle for the 1.8-litre engine as opposed to this one.
However, no matter which variant of the 2015 Honda Civic you go for, you will definitely find something to like. The Civics have never been overly appealing in terms of their design, but they have always been practical. The sedan is definitely the more practical here, so you are more into looks and less into spacious cabins, check out the coupe. In case you can’t tell, we definitely recommend this car!
2015 Honda Civic Sedan
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Rating: 8.4 / 10
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|DX 5MT||$15,750||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|EX 5MT||$20,950||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|EX CVT||$22,250||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|LX 5MT||$18,550||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|LX CVT||$19,850||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Si 6MT||$26,850||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Touring CVT||$25,550||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Number of Doors||4|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Power and Performance:|
We appreciate the simplicity of the Honda Civic's drivetrain setup. The main engine is a 1.8-liter 143-horsepower 4-cylinder, connected to either a continuously variable automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual in some models. Despite the lack of turbochargers or other high-tech gizmos, the 1.8 offers excellent fuel economy and plenty of power. For better fuel economy you can step up to the Civic Hybrid, which sandwiches an electric motor between the 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and its CVT for a little extra electrical assist, even though it's not capable of running solely on electrical power like a Toyota Prius. The Civic Si adds a 2.4-liter 205-horsepower 4-cylinder and a 6-speed manual transmission. Available in select markets, the Civic GX runs on compressed natural gas.
Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.
|Interiors and Special Features:|
The Civic's split-level dash isn't new anymore, but it's still a love-it-or-hate-it proposition. Unconventional dash aside, the Civic still offers up excellent interior space, interior storage and outward visibility. Honda has provided cubby holes and storage spaces just about everywhere, and everything is easy to find, too. Regardless of what you think about its design, the dash displays everything you need to know clearly and up-front, while the rest of the controls are easy to reach and use. Soft-touch materials on the instrument panel and upper door trim help give the Civic's interior a more upscale feel.
Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.
The 2015 Honda Civic comes standard with stability control, antilock brakes (four-wheel discs with the EX and Si), front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a rearview camera. EX and EX-L versions also include a right-side blind spot camera (LaneWatch). The HondaLink system also includes emergency crash notification.
In Edmunds brake testing, a Civic EX-L coupe came to a stop from 60 mph in 115 feet and an EX sedan took 118 feet, both notably better than average for this class. An Si coupe performed the same test in just 112 feet, about average for a sport compact on summer tires.
Read more on Edmunds.