We drove the new Civic in both coupe and sedan form and found them both notable for what you don't hear or feel - the ride is smooth and quiet,...
... while cornering and acceleration are effortless. The whole experience is more in line with what you'd expect from a bigger or pricier vehicle. The refined 140-horsepower engine never overwhelms you with power, but even when you run the tachometer up to its redline you don't feel like you're bullying the car.
The coupe version gets a slightly sportier suspension to go with its decidedly sportier posture, but it was still comfortable after hour-plus drives. Whether you find yourself in the driver's seat or one of the Civic's other seating positions, the new Civic is a perfectly enjoyable way to travel.