We expect to see 2015 Honda Civic to be among the leaders on the market when it comes to the sale results. This is not related to the sedan segment but also to all other segment when numbers are offered at the end of the year.
With recent changes, that are not huge but still noticeable, we are getting one quite impressive vehicle in this market segment. These changes were delivered over few last years when we have also received much sportier coupe version and improvements that now allows this vehicle to offer better fuel economy.
Review Of 2015 Civic
When the competitors list includes vehicles like Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla and similar there is no doubt that Honda has to offer a lot to stay in front of these. When looking for a vehicle that costs under $ 25.000 this certainly is one of the best choices since Honda is going against competition with great offer and great standard features that are offered with this vehicle.
Under the hood we are getting simplest powertrain that there is and base model offers 1.8 liter inline four cylinder that pumps out 143 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. EPA estimates this vehicle to 28/36 mpg with manual transmission, automatic returns 30/39 mpg while CVT version offers 31/41 mpg. For those that are looking for more power Honda offers Civic with 2.4 liter inline four cylinder engine that produces 205 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque and returns 22/31 mpg according to EPA.
Drivers that are looking for ways to reduce fuel bill and are looking for greener versions can get hybrid and CNG model. Hybrid powertrain combines 1.5 liter inline four cylinder and electric motor. Total power of this system is 110 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque and it is possible to get 44/44 mpg. Other version is the 1.8 liter inline four cylinder engine that uses CNG as a fuel. Power that it delivers is rated to 110 hp and 106 lb-ft of torque but the EPA results are not known yet.
Exterior has received significant changes in the last few years and it will remain the same for the 2015 Honda Civic. Coupe model offers completely different looks for both front and rear end. Overall, sedan model now looks much better than before and we can say that it is an attractive vehicle.
Interior also comes with improvements, it offers dashboard that is not conventional and might not be good for everyone. Higher quality materials are in use and we are getting surfaces much nicer to touch and overall feel is much better. The 2015 Honda Civic offers great level of comfort and ergonomics, we need to add that it is one of the best vehicles when it comes to interior and storage space.
2015 Honda Civic Release Date
We do expect to see same level of prices for 2015 model. Starting price will go slightly over $ 19.000 while the hybrid model costs about $ 6.000 more. Competition base price starts at about $ 17.000 which is lower but still we need to say that Honda offers more standard equipment than other on this market segment. Release date has not yet been officially confirmed but we do expect to see presentation of new model during summer and the sales should start before the end of this year.