Test drove a 2017 Civic Touring, and I am disappointed at how good it is

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This thread reminds me of my old '15 Hyundai Elantra Sport. It was more luxurious than sporty lol. The Elantra Sport had a sleek interior with leather seats, gps, sunroof etc.

Granted the Civic Touring has a nice interior, but you might be bored after having the CVT and non sport suspension of the SI.

But yes I wish some times the SI had leather seat.

Is your daughter getting the Civic Touring?
Did the 2015 Elantra had the arm that held out the seat belt? My 2014 did it was a good idea but it just got in the way



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Did the 2015 Elantra had the arm that held out the seat belt? My 2014 did it was a good idea but it just got in the way
I had this seatbelt presenter in my previous car.
I miss it. It is so useful in coupes.
 

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I had this seatbelt presenter in my previous car.
I miss it. It is so useful in coupes.
Yes this was a Elantra coupe like I said it’s a good idea but every time I got out of the car it was in the way maybe if they made it fold when you opened the door :dunno:
 

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Did the 2015 Elantra had the arm that held out the seat belt? My 2014 did it was a good idea but it just got in the way
I think it did and I never really noticed it. Gave the car to my parents, due to high mileage, 122K the value was low. I purchased it brand new and paid it off in 2 years.

The interior was nice and felt like a poor man's Lexus lol.
 

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I love my '16 Touring. It is just a great car. The only rattles I have are from the Kicker 12" Sub.
 

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The funny thing about this car is that it has less power and torque than the Si, but it actually "feels" almost as fast. It doesn't have the same suspension setup (or LSD) but it handles really well. And it's quiet. and it doesn't make any clunking sounds on rough roads.
Is it CVT? That's probably why. FWD manual cars are difficult off the line. Auto is just way easier. I feel like my prior 2014 Accord V6 6 speed gets off the line better (well, easier) than my Type R. Lol
 
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Is it CVT? That's probably why. FWD manual cars are difficult off the line. Auto is just way easier. I feel like my prior 2014 Accord V6 6 speed gets off the line better (well, easier) than my Type R. Lol
That model only comes in CVT
 

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Is it CVT? That's probably why. FWD manual cars are difficult off the line. Auto is just way easier. I feel like my prior 2014 Accord V6 6 speed gets off the line better (well, easier) than my Type R. Lol
Type R just has so much power at the low end when the boost hits that the front wheels have no chance in hell on keeping up with it. I think the Accord's weight lessens the effect of wheelhop/wheelspin so it'll get going sooner but the Type R would eventually blow by it with a head of steam.
 

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Feature-wise, the Touring trim hasn’t changed since 2016. It’s that good. Other than a mild facelift for the sedan/coupe in 2019 and 2020 for the hatch Touring, features remained the same. A manual is added to the 2020 hatch Touring.
 

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I am looking to replace my daughters 2006 Toyota Camry SE with a newer, more fuel efficient car. Although the Camry at almost 150K is still extremely reliable, it has a 3.3L V6 that averages 22 mpg on a good day. And my 19 year old daughter is a led foot. So I am looking at either a used Corolla or Civic. Yesterday I test drove a 2017 Civic Touring with CVT and 30K on it. It was really nice. I mean really, really nice. So why am I disappointed? Well, because I don't understand why this car has extremely comfortable seats, has very little NVH, is very isolated from the road, good build quality and....NO RATTLES! And my Si had almost none of those except the rattles!

The funny thing about this car is that it has less power and torque than the Si, but it actually "feels" almost as fast. It doesn't have the same suspension setup (or LSD) but it handles really well. And it's quiet. and it doesn't make any clunking sounds on rough roads.

What I am saying is if anything, there was more attention paid in the build quality, from the comfortable leather seats (why can't the Si have leather seats?) to the materials used in the interior, which are definitely better. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised
One is made in America and the other in UK...(Joke)

I think the hatchback make a big difference! ;)
 











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