How does the all-new Honda Civic fare behind the wheel?

Here are our first impressions on the 11th-generation compact sedan
by Leandre Grecia | Dec 1, 2021
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Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) is ending 2021 on a high note with the launch of the all-new Civic. Apart from the new looks, the next-generation compact sedan enters the market bearing a redesigned turbocharged engine and a bunch of new tech.

Let’s start with the tech, because the Civic impresses in this department. HCPI decided to introduce the model with Honda Sensing safety features as standard. This means all three variants come with tech such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and a lane-departure warning system.

Under the hood, it’s powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that generates 176hp at 6,000rpm and 240Nm of torque between 1,700-4,500rpm. This engine is mated to a CVT that sends power to the front wheels.

It’s not much, but this engine is still an upgrade compared with its predecessor that churns out 171hp and 220Nm of torque, making it even more potent on paper. But how does it drive?

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For that, let’s look to someone who’s actually driven the all-new sedan: Top Gear Philippines managing editor Jason Tulio. He was able to take it out for a quick spin prior to the launch, and we’re sharing with you here his first impressions. If you want to learn more, click play on the embedded video above.

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