|The 2015 Honda Civic EX-L Sedan.|
Just days ago, I gave a positive review of the 2015 Honda Civic Si sedan, praising its 205 horsepower V-TECH engine and six-speed manual transmission. Seven months ago today, I wrote a review of the 148-horsepower 2014 Honda Civic EX-L sedan with a continuously variable transmission and said that, playing with my own money, I'd buy a new Corolla instead.
As I've said before, though, an awful lot of how you feel about a car has to do with where and under what conditions you drive it. Last summer's '14 Civic EX-L was driven in and around town, to and from work...a 70/30 mix of urban freeways and city streets. The '15 racked up a bunch of highway miles. And showed a completely different side of its character.