The Honda Civic persists as one of the best-selling sedans because of its smooth handling and practically. But what makes the Civic such a great car to buy new or used is its excellent reliability ratings. If you’re in the market for a used Civic, consider the 2015 model year for these three reasons.
The 2015 Honda Civic is a great city driver
What makes the Civic an ideal option for city driving is because of its responsiveness and outstanding fuel economy ratings. Plus, the Civic is easy to park, making it that much better for scooting around town. Consumer Reports specifically named the 2015 Civic one of the best-used cars for city dwellers for its efficiency and because it can complete a U-turn within 28 feet.
For 2015, Civics came standard with a four-cylinder engine that makes 143-horsepower and a five-speed manual transmission. When linked to the available continuously variable transmission, the Civic’s standard engine delivers a combined 30 mpg according to CR’s testing. Overall, the Civic is a balanced ride that provides enough power for daily drives.
There are also two other variants for the 2015 Civic. The hybridized variant gets up to 40 mpg. If more power is what you want, you will want to shop for Civic Si models. The Civic Si model comes with a 205-hp four-cylinder engine.
The Civic offers a comfortable cabin
The 2015 Civic is available as a sedan or as a coupe. Both body styles offer spacious cabins and can seat up to five passengers. Critics commended the Civic’s comfortable seats as well as for its great driver’s visibility. The 2015 Civic’s car cabin is well-built, plus it provides a variety of convenient storage spaces.
Since the 2015 Civic is a little older, popular infotainment features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay aren’t available on this model. The most notable connectivity feature that’s standard on the 2015 Civic is Bluetooth. Optional functions on this model include a 7-inch touchscreen, Siri Eyes Free, and a navigation system.
Safety ratings are another highlight
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2015 Civic a perfect five-star crash test safety rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety dubbed the 2015 Civic as a Top Safety Pick, its second-highest honor rating. To help prevent accidents, this Civic came with a backup camera, and automatic emergency braking was available.
This Civic also earned above-average reliability scores. CR gave the 2015 Civic its highest predicted reliability rating. CR determines a vehicle’s dependability based on its subscriber survey and its testing across 17 potential trouble spots.
While the 2015 Civic performed well, the NHTSA did recall this model once. The recall was related to the 2015 Cviic’s powertrain. Before buying this model, make sure to address this issue. All thing things considered, the 2015 Civic is a worthy choice for a reliable car.