[Motor Trend] - 2016 Honda Civic Review - Return of the Rabble-Rouser

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    Motor Trend reviewed the 2016 Honda Civic LX and Touring sedan. A few more performance numbers from their tests:

    1.5L Touring
    0-60: 7.2 seconds
    1/4 mile: 15.5 @ 92.4 MPH

     
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    I wanted to hear that it was good dynamically and that's what the reviews are saying it is. Not that great on the skidpad but sounds like the car is fun to drive again. Acceleration wise it sounds like the CVT might be the limiting factor to even better acceleration but Car and Driver managed to get a 6.8 0-60 so that's pretty impressive already.
     
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    The sub-par braking and skidpad scores are all being done with the underwhelming stock Firestone tires that Honda included for improved comfort and fuel economy. Throw on some high-performance all seasons on this car and there's every reason to believe that it'll come alive.
     
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    Yeah, those poor numbers in those areas are because of the bad oem tires. As Arcoril said, get some nice high performance all seasons on, and it would be set.
     
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    http://hondanews.com/channels/civic/releases/2016-honda-civic-sedan-press-kit-chassis

    All Civic Sedan models come with either Hankook Kinergy GT (Civic LX) or Firestone FT140 (EX and above) tires as standard equipment. Developed cooperatively with Honda engineers and the tire companies, despite being wider, the tires help reduce rolling resistance by 10-percent while also helping to reduce noise and vibration, improving both fuel efficiency and ride quality in the process. The tires contribute to the Civic's best-in-class rolling resistance performance. They also help reduce unsprung weight by 6.6 pounds, allowing the engineers greater control of suspension tuning, which further improves ride and handling characteristics.
     
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    Good find. Is that 6.6 pounds per corner or total? Either way that's great but 6.6 lbs per corner would be incredible!

    Reducing unsprung weight isn't always easy but such a good way to improve handling, steering feel, braking and acceleration all at once.
     

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