[Car and Driver] 2016 Honda Civic 1.5L Turbo Sedan review (instrument tested - 0-60 in 6.8)

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    Car and Driver reviews the all new 2016 Civic 1.5T.

     
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    "We just clocked the turbocharged 2016 Civic at 6.8 seconds to 60, with its 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter also has an old-school Honda charm that the 1.5-liter’s standard CVT automatic dulls a bit; if character counts, the 2.0-liter makes a case for itself."

    3rd paragraph. That is pretty darn good considering 9th gen civic si does it in low 6's. And it also is rated at 31/42 mpg ?? Uhhh.. wow... Can't wait to see what a 10th gen Si is gonna look like.
     
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    dang man much better than I would have expected! Definitely class leading...
     
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    #4 G26okie, Oct 19, 2015
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    Holy shit man. I was not expecting those performance numbers, especially after seeing last night that the torque was lower than I expected. Thats probably about as fast as my 2010 v6 Accord AT, with 100hp less, and it gets much better mileage.

    Looks like the main knock is the crappy oem tires.

    Love seeing all the different pics we are getting from all angles etc. That color + touring trim is most likely a definite purchase for me within the next few months.

    Also to add, these numbers are very close to current Si numbers, very nice.
     
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    Zero to 60 mph: 6.8 sec
    Zero to 100 mph: 17.7 sec
    Zero to 120 mph: 28.6 sec
    Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 7.5 sec
    Top gear, 30-50 mph: 3.9 sec
    Top gear, 50-70 mph: 4.9 sec
    Standing ¼-mile: 15.3 sec @ 94

    Not too shabby but with a CVT how could they make the drivng experience any worse.
    One article mention SI with paddle-shifted CVT with torque converter. Is that correct.
    Good numbers though.
     
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    From the reviews I've seen that don't straight up bash it for being a cvt, they say the cvt is excellent and pairs good with the turbo.
     
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    wow definitely class leading numbers here. I think they needed it with nothing but the cvt option on the 1.5. Just thinking about what potential power and performance figures we could see on the Si is getting me really really excited :headbang:
     
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    If you go by trap speed, the 1.5t touring is as fast as a 9th gen civic Si, and that is a cvt vs a 6 speed manual with lsd.
     
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    Performance bar has definitely been raised much higher. Now I'm drooling at the thought of what the Si will be capable of.
     
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    Will the Si get a special version of the 1.5? Or is it getting the 2.0T?
     
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    Million dollar question right there.. so many of us have been debating that exact question. Check out this thread - http://www.civicx.com/threads/civic-si-rumored-to-have-around-200hp.59/page-3#post-3697

    Consensus of course is that we all want to see a 2.0T in the Si :)

    If the 1.5T in the base models can already achieve these types of numbers despite non-extraordinary output numbers, imagine what a 2.0T can do!
     
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    The tires they put on mine were garbage Firestones. I went to a tire place and got 75 bucks each for them credit towards a new set.
    Settled on a set of Mastercrafts, made by Cooper tires. Perfect cross between good price, excellent traction, quiet ride, and great handling.
    The Firestones hydroplaned like mad on my way home from delivery. 3rd day of ownership I took those off and I do not regret it.
     
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    Yeah OEM tires usually suck. It's like they want you in the body shop buying body parts.
    I'm surprised you got $75 per tire, that's pretty sweet.
     
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    Me too, I told them I wanted to spend no more than 300 bucks max, and they made it fit I paid 275.00 out the door for the new Mastercrafts.
    It was a very slow day I think they figured 1 sale was better than no sale.
    I figured when snow hit, this was not going to end well for my Civic if I kept the Firestone junk on there.
     
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