• Written by Julie Boselly, Publisher

At $24,340, the loaded four-door sedan is a great choice for an affordable car. Our week of driving consisted of a trip to Port Gamble for a mountain bike race. The Civic easily hauled two mountain bikes and trekked through muddy fields. Take that, SUVs and trucks!

Standard features on the Honda Civic EX-L include:
•    Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
•    Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Cruise, Audio, Phone, i-MID and Navigation Controls
•    7-inch Display Audio with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ and Voice Recognition, Honda HD Digital Traffic, High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines and Customizable Feature Settings
•    HD Radio™
•    SiriusXM® Radio
•    Child-Proof Rear Door Locks
•    12-Volt Power Outlet
•    Driver’s Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment
•    Leather-Trimmed Seats
•    Heated Front Seats
•    Security System with Remote Entry and Trunk Release
•    Smart Entry
•    Fog Lights
•    143-hp (SAE Net), 1.8-Liter, 16-Valve, SOHC i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder Engine
•    Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
•    Eco Assist™ System
•    ULEV-2/PZEV CARB Emissions Rating1
•    Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

Kid reviews:
•    The Honda Civic EX-L passed the teenager style test. My 14-year-old son loves the sleek angle of the front dash and hood.
•    My back seat rider complained daily that she was locked in and couldn’t get out to go to school. Apparently I have not taught my daughter how to push buttons properly.

There are about seven style options for the Civic, including coupe, natural gas, HF (Honda’s highest EPA mileage-rated, non-hybrid vehicles) and hybrid.

Our opinion:
You can’t go wrong with a 2015 Civic!
MSRP (as driven): $24,340
MPG: 30 city/39 hwy

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