Tourist visa; 2021 Honda Civic preview review

We had the opportunity to meet with the new generation 2021 Honda Civic family, which will start sales in Turkey on November 13, before the adventure.

Civic, which is now Honda’s signature model, has been an important car for many years for the Turkish market as well as for its brand on a global scale. Civic, which is a model that contributes to the domestic market due to the fact that the sedan body type is produced in Gebze, could also be purchased with a price advantage on this occasion. As of this week, we say goodbye to all these dynamics we mentioned, together with the 11 generations that are experiencing the launch period. Civic, which joined the import models after a long time with Honda’s factory closure move, will be on sale with its renewed dynamics as of November 13. As part of the special event, we are bringing together the highlights of the 2021 Honda Civic family, which we had the opportunity to experience and meet early.

2021 Honda Civic; the new generation’s feelings in design

With the 11th generation, we feel a two-part change in the design character of the Civic. From the first moment we encountered the vehicle in real life, we can say that it definitely has a remarkable character with its new color options. Coming with a completely new grille and nose design that makes it feel more Jazz-like in the front section, the car has a much more modern look. The new headlight group, which has been completely renewed and has a very successful lighting performance, also plays a big role in this new character of the vehicle.

We cannot help but mention that the wheels, which are exclusive to the new generation, together with the color palette, look very enjoyable in real life. When we move to the back of the Civic, we come across a design character that is slightly behind in terms of feeling compared to the front. Choosing to make use of a simpler structure here, the Honda front reflects the Accord feel to the front part more clearly than at the rear.

Interior living space and dimensions

With the new generation, a Civic that has moved forward from many points in size is waiting for us. We guarantee that you will immediately feel these increases, which make itself felt in both the wheelbase and the length, when you enter the vehicle. With the improved windshield as a design detail, a wider viewing angle and innovations in the sitting position, there is a much more satisfying experience in the front section.

It is useful to evaluate the area at the back together with the significant change in the infrastructure. With the new generation, the Civic, which comes with an independent suspension architecture at the rear, has significantly increased its comfort dynamics. We know that the increase brought by this system in the comfort area has a negative effect on sections such as the rear living area and luggage volume in general. The Honda front has gone to a very appropriate widening of the distance between the rear wheels in order to prevent a narrowing of space that may occur with this change. In this way, the new Civic offers improvements in parts such as knee, shoulder and headroom, while it loses only 7 liters on the luggage volume side compared to the previous generation, and continues with a total value of 512 liters.

Near-perfect digital driver display

The first thing we wondered about the Civic, which has been on the road abroad for a while, was its completely renewed front panel. When we got behind the wheel to meet this panel, which increased our expectations with its design, we were greeted with a near-perfect experience on a visual basis. The driver display, which Honda engineers feel that they are working on, is a first for the Civic product range.

In the gasoline engine option of the Executive+ version, the richness of the graphic details of the 10.2-inch high-resolution full-color LCD screen offered for the first time in the Civic is surprisingly successful. As soon as the car’s headlights are activated, the vehicle icon on the screen actively illuminates the front part, and the rear lights are illuminated with an effect when the brakes are applied, showing the attention given to details. The graphics showing the road operation in the scenario where the adaptive cruise control is active are also fluent and satisfying at the premium car level.

The Premium and Elegance versions of the Civic come with a 7-inch as standard, and a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system in the Executive+ version. We can say that this panel, which is exactly the same as the new Accord, is problem-free in terms of usability. The most useful innovation to be mentioned here is that the infotainment system, which is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, is now offered as standard in all equipment packages. In addition to the system that comes with wireless connection support, the Executive+ version also includes a wireless charging feature for smartphones.

Highlights from the ride

We left behind a 150-kilometer drive with the 11th generation Civic, which we had the chance to spend 1 day with as part of the special event. While this ride was introductory, it helped form our minds to understand the vehicle’s enhancements. We can say with peace of mind that we felt these improvements of Honda, which stated that they worked especially on insulation, one of the most important shortcomings of the previous generation, in 150 kilometers of driving. Civic now has a living space that we cannot consider as disturbing even at speeds of 140-150 km/h.

The suspensions on the infrastructure side of the innovations are also successful in terms of comfort elements. Along with the suspensions, which we have seen have been brought to a point where it can not be ignored in terms of damping, the improvements made in the chassis of the vehicle also take the driving experience one step higher. We also observed that the body with improved torsional resistance along with the lower coefficient of friction brought by the design is better in cornering. We can add the increased material quality and upholstery to the comfort improvements of the ride. On the quality side, which we felt lacking in the previous generation, in the Civic, where we feel that every point that users come into contact with is extra work, this feeling is striking to the headrests.

We have the opportunity to see the character of the 1.5-liter gasoline engine that accompanies us on our 150-kilometer drive with the Civic. This engine, which produces 182 PS power and 240 Nm torque, creates a performance driving feeling as it gives these data from its lower revs. Completing the acceleration from 0 to 100 in 8.1 seconds with this engine, the Civic feels more successful in both intermediate acceleration and full performance thanks to the engine’s successfully tuned dynamics. We saw that the gasoline engine, the factory data of which was given as 6.7 liters in mixed consumption, offered an average of 7.5 liters in our 150-kilometer adventure, 80 percent of which was spent on long-distance driving. We added that the successful economical driving dynamics of Honda’s new generation engines can also be captured in the new Civic, among our notes. The new generation Civic, which we will meet again for a longer driving experience in the coming days, managed to obtain a tourist visa from us in the first stage, in the new period it came as an import.

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