Essentially a JDM Civic with the Acura hood and grille, which does look better than the JDM Civic nose, and I do quite like that butt better than on the NADM Civic sedan.
Besides those, the other differences I see from the Civic are the mirror turn signals, different wheels, there's a bit more silver and chrome stuff on the inside, it looks like the rocker panels are different, you can get navi (which is not offered in the Canadian Civic, unlike the U.S.)...oh, and there's the matter of the engine...15HP more, 11lb.ft. more torque, DOHC as opposed to SOHC. That I think is the biggest upgrade for the CSX and the biggest differentiation it has made from the Civic, compared to the previous EL models. The suspension is also supposed to be tuned more sportier than the basic Civics. So this will be the fastest and best handling stock "Civic" sedan in the world. From the info Acura Superman posted in another thread, they are almost marketing it as a 4 door RSX.
We've got navi in Canada on the TSX, TL, MDX and RL...just like in the U.S. It took us a while, but we got it.
And it also recognizes Quebecois voice instructions...not French, Quebecois!
Actually, if you've seen the pics of the Euro Civic hatch interior, while it keeps the bi-level instrumentation, it's slightly different in look to the Civic sedan and coupe, and actually looks a little more sporty and aggressive. It has more chrome trimming around it and the vents are rounded like on the RSX. In fact, the whole look of the dash reminded me of the RSX dash. They really should have used this design in the CSX to differentiate it even more from the Civic and give the CSX the sportier look.
Although I sat in one of the new Civics and that dash doesn't look so bad in person as it does in photos. It is absolutely huge because it is so deep because of the rake of the windshield.
With the blue illumination and the blue ambient light the interior should look pretty impressive at night.
i like the new CSX. seems to be a cool sportier car, with all the luxury instruments. i wonder if its a 6 shift manual like the new civic si. one thing worth noticing in newer honda models is that digital instruments are conquering the world of analogs..imagine of the day, when every single control will be digital.......cant wait..lol...
I don't know if I can get used to a digital speedometer. I like the analog speedometer becasue it gives you a better idea on your rate of acceleration or deceleration. I guess if I drove it for a while, I'd get used to it.
And no, it's just a 5 speed manual, like on the base RSX, but the optional automatic is a 5 speed with paddle shifters.
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