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

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I think Honda knows what they're doing..when they make a Civic called 'Touring' it's going to be made for touring. A Civic 'Si' is going to be a manual that handles well but not so comfy and a little loud. A Civic 'Sport' is going to look sporty and be available in manual. An 'LX' is just going to be a boring daily driver.
The LX is still fun to drive.
The Sport Touring manual is just beyond belief.



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The LX is still fun to drive.
The Sport Touring manual is just beyond belief.
I have the lx manual and it’s a blast. I have the hatchback cvt and it is also a blast. But I never got the chance to drive a 1.5t manual. I’m sure it’s a monster. But the response of the NA Vtec motor is what makes the manual so fun. I just wish they made a sedan with the 2.0 turbo manual. I would pay extra for that
 
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I have the lx manual and it’s a blast. I have the hatchback cvt and it is also a blast. But I never got the chance to drive a 1.5t manual. I’m sure it’s a monster. But the response of the NA Vtec motor is what makes the manual so fun. I just wish they made a sedan with the 2.0 turbo manual. I would pay extra for that
They do. It's the Accord Sport 2.0t, and of course the CTR
 

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I have a 2017 sport touring hatchback with the 6MT (in Canada!) and I love it. It's a joy to drive and handles superbly. I did test drive a 2019 Si just for fun last year and it was honestly not enough of a difference, if any, to make me want to "upgrade", as my dealer kept saying. I also upgraded my shifter with an aftermarket shift knob and some Acuity parts and the shift feel is amazing.
 

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They do. It's the Accord Sport 2.0t, and of course the CTR
I mean a civic sedan 2.0 turbo manual. I think the accord is ok looking but it’s not as nice looking as the civic. And the CTR is a hatchback. Basically I want the CTR motor in my sedan civic.
 
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I mean a civic sedan 2.0 turbo manual. I think the accord is ok looking but it’s not as nice looking as the civic. And the CTR is a hatchback. Basically I want the CTR motor in my sedan civic.
Yeah, I know what you meant :)
Unfortunately not going to happen. The closest you are going to get is the Civic Sport 2.0, which is a nice car, but not fast
 

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Yes it is purpose built. So the Si is better for a track while a touring model is better for everyday driving comfort. So it depends on what the owner plans to do with it. But straight line performance seems to not disappoint in any model.
How is the shifting in the Sport Touring compared to the SI? I tried an SI a couple of weeks ago for a test drive and really liked it but I didn't want a black one and there is no other color close to me right now but I am not in a hurry. I may try the Sport Touring instead to see if I like it but I really want a manual and leather seats would be nice if they are comfortable. I liked the SI seats but didn't drive it long enough to know what they would feel like after 3 or more hours traveling.
 

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How is the shifting in the Sport Touring compared to the SI? I tried an SI a couple of weeks ago for a test drive and really liked it but I didn't want a black one and there is no other color close to me right now but I am not in a hurry. I may try the Sport Touring instead to see if I like it but I really want a manual and leather seats would be nice if they are comfortable. I liked the SI seats but didn't drive it long enough to know what they would feel like after 3 or more hours traveling.
Isn't it the same basic 6 speed as the Si?

As far as the leather seats, the power adjustments are what makes the difference. I am often fine tuning them for comfort during a drive and it helps.
 

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Isn't it the same basic 6 speed as the Si?

As far as the leather seats, the power adjustments are what makes the difference. I am often fine tuning them for comfort during a drive and it helps.
I don't know if it is the same or not. I have heard that the Accord manual is not nearly as nice as the SI , but I am curious about the Sport Touring or other Civic models. I didn't like the rev hang in the SI but it was tolerable for me. Overall the SI was a very nice ride but I am still driving a 2006 Mazda3 5sp sedan for comparison! It is hard to find anything in manual in north GA area near Chattanooga, TN. I would like to try the Kia Forte GT, Hyundai Elantra GT N Line and a Genesis G70 2.0L with a manual but none within 150 miles or so unless that has changed lately.
 

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I have a 2019 Sport Touring. I can tell you for sure there are rattles. The whole roof liner rattles. I cushioned the roof liner near the sun roof and I’m beginning to get another rattle, a light sounding one further back. So there are rattles but then again I am not stock anymore. As the seats yes they were more comfortable than the Si’s definitely. But we don’t have as much bolster support so you move around in your seat more during spirited driving compared to an Si. Heated seats actually do come in handy as the leather can get cold in the winter times. I do wish the seats had lumbar support though, after super long trips my back begins to get uncomfortable because it tends to sit you in deeper for lack of blustering I feel like. (24 years old so I’m not old lol)
 
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I have a 2019 Sport Touring. I can tell you for sure there are rattles. The whole roof liner rattles. I cushioned the roof liner near the sun roof and I’m beginning to get another rattle, a light sounding one further back. So there are rattles but then again I am not stock anymore. As the seats yes they were more comfortable than the Si’s definitely. But we don’t have as much bolster support so you move around in your seat more during spirited driving compared to an Si. Heated seats actually do come in handy as the leather can get
LA, cold winter? LOL it's funny how I see Californians bundling up when it turns 60 degrees. The heavy jackets come out when it hits 50. I grew up in West LA, and it can be 90 degrees in the middle of December! When I lived in Santa Monica (3 blocks from the Santa Monica Pier) I would head down to the beach in the middle of winter...at night!
 

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LA, cold winter? LOL it's funny how I see Californians bundling up when it turns 60 degrees. The heavy jackets come out when it hits 50. I grew up in West LA, and it can be 90 degrees in the middle of December! When I lived in Santa Monica (3 blocks from the Santa Monica Pier) I would head down to the beach in the middle of winter...at night!
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LA, cold winter? LOL it's funny how I see Californians bundling up when it turns 60 degrees. The heavy jackets come out when it hits 50. I grew up in West LA, and it can be 90 degrees in the middle of December! When I lived in Santa Monica (3 blocks from the Santa Monica Pier) I would head down to the beach in the middle of winter...at night!
Last year it was a warm winter. This year it’s been a cold on. I leave for work at 4am so it’s pretty cold in the mornings. Just his morning it was 41°, which is hella cold for me lol, but 50-60° weather isn’t bad it’s chilly but doable. I travel a lot for work so I’m able to handle more than the average born and raised and never leave so-cal Californian
 











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