Style & Function: With a sleek aerodynamic exterior, the 2012 Civic has a sexy look and feel. Daytime lights allow you to never have to worry about sketchy roads during the rain or fog, voice-activated navigation allows for ease and clarity when traveling to unknown destinations. And an I-pod dock as well as a usb port ensures that you'll never run out of the sounds (MP3 and other digital audio files are supported) you want to hear or risk your cell running low on power. The biggest "wow" factor however, is that you can easily switch from normal to ECON mode via a simple push of a button. This allows energy-consuming systems (like all those fancy digital tools) to operate more efficiently and save your fuel. And when you need more speed, just switch back.
Road Trip: For a compact car, it rides really smoothly on the road, not to mention quiet. The 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that is supported by a continuously variable automatic transmission, allows you to go from zero to 60 without feeling like your car is spitting out popcorn if you push your, ahem, stiletto to the pedal (not that I wear those). And unlike previous models, the new engine improvements greatly added to the speed and control that I felt on the road. The highway mileage, also, was spectacular. I exceeded 40 mpg for my journey. Not bad at all.
Comfort Zone: The seats provide ample room for driver and passengers alike. The driver seat on my ride provided me with a great deal of lower back support—a big plus for a guy of my frame—and the steering controls made vehicle management convenient and easy.
Spin Control: With a MSP that starts at just over $24k, the 2012 Civic hits a price point that works for fashionistas on a budget, who are also on the move.
Arrive In Style Grade: B+
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