So we got a 2013 Honda Civic
Ah, the car that has become the new whipping boy of Hyundai-Kia fanboys who put price above all else. The 2013 Honda Civic is a car we’ve been itching to test-drive ever since we heard that it went in for a quick upgrade after the lukewarm response to the 2012 Civic. More than just a cosmetic facelift, the Civic has undergone changes under the skin as well.
The exterior looks great now, at least compared to last year’s model, even though all they changed was the front grille, bumpers and tail-lamp housings, with some new wheels.
Inside, Honda has added soft-touch padding on the upper front-door sills and passenger-side dash face, along with the leatherette-padded armrests and inserts on all doors as before. But they’ve skimped on the driver’s side of the dash and the rear door-sills, which all remain hard-plastic. The cup-holders and console-cubby don’t have covers either, like the 2006 model used to. Lots of nice tech in this top model though.
The boot is decently-sized for a compact car, with a good opening and fold-down rear seats.
But what we really liked is the marked change in the way it drives. The Civic is entertaining to throw around again, maybe a tad less-capable than the class-leading Focus, but definitely better than any Civic sedan in the past decade. The suspension is tighter, the steering is meatier and the brakes are solid. More in the full review.
2013 Civic vs 2013 New Cerato
Who will take it to the top.
If you have the money get Civic
else New Cerato is our vote.