The Honda Civic in Queens and Long Island, New York

2018 Honda Civic

The Honda Civic comes loaded with features and capabilities that exceed the needs of drivers in the Queens and Long Island, New York areas. Available as a sedan or a coupe, this efficient car manages to bring impressive performance and incredible safety features to the road. The combined threats of winter weather and rush hour congestion ask a lot of a vehicle and make dependability a major selling point. Drivers can count on the Civic to handle city driving demands while still offering a slick-design and impressive performance.

Honda Civic Features

Safety features aren’t an after-thought with the Honda Civic, but rather a primary design focus. Every model comes loaded with impressive Active Safety features including Vehicle Stability Assist™, traction control, brake assist, Electronic Brake Distribution, Anti-Lock Braking System, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Additionally, every model comes standard with a multi-angle rearview camera that is so helpful drivers will miss it when in any vehicle that doesn’t have one. The rearview camera takes a lot of the stress out of backing out of parking spots under low visibility conditions. Additionally, the rearview camera’s guidelines make easier than ever to parallel park the car because they give the driver an improved sense of vehicle direction and dimensions. The available Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Honda LaneWatch™, and Road Departure Mitigation System further contribute to the vehicle’s already impressive safety features.

All models are loaded with convenience features as well including power door locks, cruise control, a capless fuel filler, rear-seat heater ducts, and illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls. The LX trim comes with a 160-watt audio system with 4-speakers and a 5-inch color LCD screen. The EX-trim increases the audio system’s capabilities to 180-watts, 8-speakers, and a 7-inch touchscreen display.

The Honda Civic comes stand with a sporty six-speed manual transmission, while the EX and higher trims feature one of two Continuously Variable Transmission models. It also offers 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space and seating for 5. The Civic is available in 10 inspired color options including the vibrant Energy Green Pearl, slick-looking Cosmic Blue Metallic, and attention-demanding  Rallye Red.

Buying Points

The Honda Civic is all about giving the driver what they are looking for in a vehicle. The Civic offers lots of options across five trims; the vehicle is available as a four-door sedan or a two-door coupe.  Performance enthusiasts will want to check out the available Si coupe model which offers incredible racetrack-inspired performance upgrades. The efficient, yet highly capable 158 horsepower 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC® sits at the heart of the car. The EX-T, EX-L, and Touring trims upgrade the performance with a 174-hp 1.5-liter turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 4-cylinder engine with direct injection. Those looking at the Civic Si model will get a further upgraded 205 horsepower engine.

The car gets an impressively efficient EPA-estimated 31 city and 40 highway MPG when equipped with the available Continuously Variable Transmission and standard engine. Incredible fuel efficiency is a major selling point for a vehicle in areas like New York which have a relatively high cost of fuel.

The Civic: Perfect for Queens and Long Island, New York

Drivers in the Queens and Long Island areas have a lot to gain by going with the available CVT. The CVT offers smooth acceleration and great pick-up at low speeds, making it attuned to the frequent stop-and-go traffic in urban areas. Additionally, the Honda Civic gets excellent fuel economy both on and off the highway, so even when the driver has to deal with the stress of traffic jams, they can at least take wasting fuel off their list of concerns.

The Civic features a compact body size makes it great for squeezing into parking spots larger vehicles can’t manage. Drivers may often get closer, better parking spaces simply by the virtue of being one of the few vehicles that can fit. Additionally, the compact body size is easier to manage when trying to parallel park.
Winter months aren’t nearly as bad with the EX and higher trims which include Remote Engine Start capabilities when also equipped with the CVT. Remote start can help minimize stress on the engine and provide passengers with immediate warmth even in the coldest of conditions. New York drivers know that low temperatures are just one of the issues Winter brings. All models include a MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension for a smooth drive which comes in handy when the weather has done its worst to the pavement.