Last week I got to drive the Destination Honda Civic Hatchback for the day and here’s what went down.
I picked up the car from William from Destination Honda (ask for William or Leo or Steven). They were all very helpful with the entire process and in about 10 minutes a brand new Honda Civic Hatchback pulled up.
Key Features for the Day to Day Vancouverite
- E-brake system
This requires a bit of getting used to since I was used to the traditional hand break. This also means, for you out there who enjoys drifting, is a no-no but I don’t drift 🙂
- Brake Hold System
This is great for those steep hill moments. You can press this button and behold, it stays put. Perfect for uphills on Boundary Road in Vancouver.
- Keyless Entry
This has been around for a while but it’s amazing, not going to lie. After my morning run or yoga, I really have no available hands to retrieve the keys to unlock the doors.
- Back Up Camera
Having used to a back up camera, there’s no turning back. The back up camera on this car would be an essential in my opinion due to the small rear view window, the camera is a close necessity.
- Lane Assist
I’ve never experienced lane assist until I tried the new Civic Hatchback. When you are slightly drifted off the lanes on the highway, the car auto-steers itself back to the center. A handy feature to have on long road trips. Those moments when 4/5 passengers are asleep and you’re the last man standing because you’re driving. You know exactly what I mean!
- Compartments Compartments
The Honda Civic Hatchback has a ton of spacious compartments for everything. As someone like me, I was able to fit my 3 water bottles (who has time to bring them in…) , sun screen, yoga mat, spinning shoes, laptop and more. Some were in the trunk but granted the trunk is very spacious. I personally drive a Volkswagen Golf and I have to admit, the Civic Hatchback definitely holds more than my Golf.
- Responsive Multimedia System
The Car Play system and native multimedia system is by far one of the most responsive ones I’ve ever used. Car Play connected seamlessly to my iPhone with ease, the screen loaded within 3 seconds and touch had zero lag. The native system was a breeze to use though I do find touch screen for climate control requires a bit more effort / off road vision compared to the traditional turn dials. My only suggestion is to design the screen so it’s driver’s first.
How the Honda Civic Hatchback Drives
- The car itself is quite a zippy and fun car to drive. The car itself has quite a bit of power on it’s own without the Sports Mode but with it, it goes from 100km/h to 120km/hr in a few.
- Turns are good but if you do drive at a higher speed on the Sea to Sky Hwy, it does “levitate” a little bit so do make sure you slow down on those turns.
- It’s also very responsive and the car does exactly what you want it to do with ease.
- Shoulder checks are an area that needs improvement. The small windows in the back makes shoulder checking to be slightly difficult however, this is compensated by the large side view windows and cameras.
See more detailed specifications about the Honda Civic!