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Before We Begin The Honda Civic 2019 Review
A few weeks ago, I was in New York City for a press trip. The Honda team invited me to NYC to check out the Honda Civic 2019 and take part in their #CivicInTheCity campaign. This partnership was a DREAM COME TRUE because I’ve been a long time Honda driver and same goes for my husband (we currently drive a Honda Accord). Both of our families are Honda car owners as well. Many of you reached out to me when I was in NYC to let me know that you are Honda car owners too! That’s so awesome, and I hope my review on the Honda Civic 2019 is helpful!
The Honda team wanted us to drive the Honda Civic 2019 around NYC and play with the features. Let me tell you, driving in NYC was no joke. My cousin and I were definitely intimidated. But after a couple hours we got used to it. We just envisioned ourselves driving through Chicago’s traffic and it got us in the zone and how to react to other New York drivers haha!
The Contest & Reward
The Honda team had an itinerary planned out for us and created a contest out of it. Our goal was to check out and photograph well-known NYC landmarks. Then the Honda team would judge our photographs/videos and the winner would have $5,000 donated to the charity of their choice. I selected American Cancer Society because as you all know, they are one of the few cancer-related nonprofit organizations I trust. And as you all also know, I am passionate for raising money for cancer research. So that myself and other cancer thrivers can have the life we all deserve and end cancer.
Prior to arriving in NYC, I had a plan. I had ideas on how to photograph the iconic New York City landmarks (with the Civic). Living in a big city as well, you have to plan to shoot. Otherwise, it may be difficult or take quite a bit of time to get the right shot. Unfortunately, the itinerary did not work in my favor. I’m not one of those bloggers that is willing to do anything (like risk my life) for the shot. I love my life too much haha.
So when we arrived at each NYC landmark, it was for sure difficult. There was oncoming traffic & construction that I did not account for. However, I put my thinking hat on and I thought about where and what I love to do when I’m in New York City. Immediately, Soho & West Village came to mind. Love those neighborhoods and totally fit my aesthetic. So off we went!
Where We Took Photos.
We first went to Soho and stopped right in front Sezane. Sezane is one of my favorite brands and they always have the most gorgeous window display!
Then the last two shots were in West Village. No matter where you are in the West Village, there are so many cute and quaint spots. So all we had to do was find a spot to park and we knew it would be a photogenic scene!
Quick Honda Civic 2019 Review
If you came to this blog post to get a Honda Civic 2019 review, then this is the section for you! Overall, I was impressed with the Civic and am highly considering it to be our next car. I love the features because it has similar features as an electric luxury car. But the best part? The Honda Civic is about 75% less expensive than an electric luxury car and these features are standard for all Civic sedans and coupes. I’m all about getting the best value & highest quality!
As much as I was leery about driving the Civic around NYC, I’m glad I did. It really put the car’s function to the test and proved that it is truly something that can accommodate a city lifestyle. The size is made for the city! It is compact enough that I can easily find a parking spot or squeeze into a spot. We all know that in both Chicago & NYC parking spots are a rarity and having the right car size makes all the difference.
The craziness of other New York drivers, bike riders everywhere, and pedestrians really put the features into action! Below I will be sharing some of the Civic’s features that I was able to test out for this Honda Civic 2019 review.
Civic Themes / Civic Features
In this quick Honda Civic 2019 review, I’m sharing a highlight of each of the 6 Civic categories.
The technology of this car is unbelievable and it is known as the Honda Sensing. This technology is standard for all Civic Sedans & Coupe trims. Spoiler alert, this definitely gave me peace of mind when driving and helped me become a better defensive driver! It is for sure my favorite part of this car because like I mentioned it has similar features as an electric luxury car.
Below is the list of the Honda Sensing technology.
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™). See a video of the technology here.
- Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM). See a video of the technology here.
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow. See a video of the technology here.
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS). See a video of the technology here.
The multi-angle rearview mirror was a lifesaver! It gave us a lot of visibility on all sides of the car and it also provides distance calculations for you. It was especially helpful when bikers were sneaking up next to the car. Trust me, those bikers are scary (to hit)!
Although the Civic is one of the most compact Honda cars, it is surprisingly spacious. I had so much room to be able to change (outfit changes) in the car without much struggle. And I did all of my outfit changes in the front seat! I was impressed because in our Accord, I for sure struggled! And the trunk has increased in size too. So much storage!
The Civic has a lot of power! It delivers on-demand power while having better fuel economy. It is also handy in tricky situations i.e. quickly switching lanes or making quick & sharp turns in NYC.
The interior and exterior of the car is aesthetically appealing. Did you know that the exterior is one of the top reasons people shop it? I was driving the White Diamond Pearl color, and it is beautiful! The interior is just as amazing. I can go on and on about it, but check it out here for more details about the interior and exterior of the Honda Civic 2019.
Honda Civic is known to be one of the most reliable cars in the industry and at an achievable price point. That is what makes this car the most appealing. It is known to be the #1 car in America and has been for the past 3 years. This is a fantastic car for first time drivers and first time car buyers!
Aside from the Honda Sensing technology, there are several other fun technological features. The Civic can easily Bluetooth pair your phone. They have Apple CarPlay® Integration and Android Auto® Integration.
I’m no car expert, but I hope you all find my quick Honda Civic 2019 review to be helpful! If you want more detailed information about the Honda Civic 2019, you can check it out here. Are any of you Honda drivers?