The quality of interiors is simply wonderful. The Civic gives its competitors a run for their money when it comes to interior quality. While most car interiors look, well, like car interiors, the Civic’s insides make it look like a spacecraft!
The Civic’s dashboard will simply take your breath away. A digital display mounted at the base of the windscreen puts important information right into the driver’s field of vision; its blue glow is carried over to the tachometer and other information pods. The radical, asymmetric central console serves up an ambience that is more jet fighter than saloon car. Of course, a traditional steering wheel would look out of place here, so in its place Honda has installed a sporty one featuring a futuristic, angular steering boss with ‘meshed’ spokes – it’s well built and nice to hold.
The Honda’s rear seats are low, but are well contoured, and with firm support. The seats offer good comfort but do feel a little low slung. What really improves the back-seat experience is the fully flat floor; as there's no transmission tunnel intruding into the passenger space the middle passenger doesn't have to hunt for space to keep his feet. The Honda also has comfortable, soft-feel elbow-rests, which are a nice touch. Thoughtful features like rear door pockets, a unique and very useful remote control for the music system built into the central armrest and reading lamps make this driver-centric, sporty car a credible chauffeur-driven option too. The front seats and driver comfort in the Civic is superb.
The seating supports in just the right places, finding a good driving position is easy and the steering wheel adjusts for both reach and height — a first in its class. The Civic is also very practical, with three generous storage areas available, apart from the four door pockets. The Civic’s cabin is also very well insulated. Next to no engine or road noise filters through. Though the thing that can bother you is getting in and out of this low slung car.