On paper, it’s quite difficult to find fault with the Honda Civic Touring. It’s well-equipped. It has a spectacular sound system. The ride is soft. The interior is comfortable and well trimmed. It’s fuel efficient. There’s enough space in the rear seats for even the most growth-spurt stricken pubescents and room in the trunk for two large hockey bags or all of your groceries.
At a selling price of just under $31,000, it’s a bargain compared to a similarly optioned posh BMW 3 Series or even the blue-collar Dodge Charger.
You might think then that it’s quite a good car. Indeed, the Honda Civic Touring is everything that a car should be; it will do everything you need it to do. However, the problem is that the Civic Touring is absolutely nothing that a car can be. It doesn’t really do anything you want it to do.