Video: 2022 Honda Civic 1.5 RS review – Felt good driving it like an Ah Beng

Launched in January 2022, more than 7,000 units of the Honda Civic have been sold today, capturing over 80% of the market share for the C-sedan market segment. Currently, four variants of the Honda Civic are available in Malaysia, and what we have here is the turbocharged Honda Civic 1.5 RS (not the hybrid).

Upon launch, the new look of the Honda Civic generated mixed reactions. Gone are the extravagant lines from the FC Civic in favour of a more mature Honda Accord-like design. With the ‘RS’ moniker, this Civic adds sporty design details and sportier wheels. Want to know what our very own GC thinks about the Civic’s new look (and everything else about the car)? Watch our review video below to find out.

Powering the internal combustion engine (ICE) version of the Civic RS is a 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 182 hp (metric) and 240 Nm. Mated with a CVT, the Civic RS’ turbocharged powertrain accelerates the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds and provides a top speed of 200 km/h.

Inside, the Honda Civic 1.5 RS adds on semi-leather seats, sports pedals, front footwell lighting, front door ambient lighting, and automatic wipers. Features shared with the ‘V’ variant include a 9-inch infotainment unit, a drive mode selector, an electrochromic rearview mirror, 8-way powered driver seats, a sport button, and paddle shifters.

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As for safety, the Honda Civic 1.5 RS comes with six airbags, brake auto hold, hill start assist, and parking sensors at the front and rear. Standard on all variants of the Honda Civic gets the full range of Honda Sensing advanced driver assistance systems which includes adaptive cruise control with stop-go function, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane centering assist and automatic high beam.

Does the Honda Civic 1.5 RS live up to its hype? Watch our full in-depth video review to find out.

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