2017 Honda Civic 1.5 RS Turbo Review – Behind the Wheel
2017 Honda Civic 1.5 RS Turbo Review – Behind the Wheel

The Honda Civic is one of those cars that has generated a huge following in the Philippine market Even today, you’ll still see 6th and 8th generation cars plying the road and that trend, well, it looks like its gonna continue Last year, Honda Cars Philippines introduced this the all-New Civic It’s sporty, aggressive styling, and turbo technology made waves when it was first introduced So much so that Honda claims it received over 1,200 reservations right after its official launch That’s a lot of cars The exterior needs no introduction because well, look at it, it obviously stands out on its own Overall, it looks striking, aggressive, and isn’t short on sportiness Up front, the sharp looking LED headlamps, the gloss black grille and the angular bumper make the Civic look like a mean machine Like somebody poked the beast. Don’t do it, don’t do it. Aah! You did it On its side, it’s got straight character lines, protruding wheel arches and 17-Inch wheels. Adding to its sportiness is a sloping roof line which gives it sort of look like a fastback appeal The rear… Don’t move, let me flip the car around for you The most dramatic of changes has got to be with the rear I mean check it out, it’s got a massive bumper, huge LED taillights and of course a rear spoiler. We feel that Honda’s done about right with the exterior design of the Honda Civic and we know most people are gonna like it too The RS has a driver-oriented layout and black interior When you’re in the driver seat, the first thing that you’ll notice is this massive screen that is your tachometer and speedometer flanked by a temperature and fuel gauge which is complemented by red bars Now, all of this is all inside some honeycomb configuration and it’s actually pretty cool because as you’re driving along you feel like you’re… I don’t know, playing a really cool game on an Atari Wait… Did i just say Atari? Tito of Manila alert! It’s got some pretty fun toys too like an 8-way power adjustment driver seat power folding side mirrors, speed sensing door locks, a touch volume control on the steering wheel paddle shifters, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple and Android connectivity a rear camera, and rain-sensing wipers Now while there are a number of ports that you can use they’re not the really easiest to get to. You see they’re located behind the console Here, at the back. Now, some people say it’s great because it takes away the clutter of all the wires, but in this case, it’s just Well, it’s just bothersome and that is pretty much of a hassle really The rear, now that’s gonna surprise you With its fast back like appeal, what its done is that it reclined the seats a bit more than most. In turn has given you an enormous amount of leg and headroom. Definitely enough for your three average Filipinos But don’t get me wrong, I don’t wanna take away anything on the sportiness of the car I mean the bolsters are still there and you can definitely feel it But the seats are so comfortable that it’s a shame that there is no vent or ports back here because you could so kick back, Netflix and chill. It’s that comfortable Driving the Civic around town is easy thanks to its light steering and good forward visibility Maneuvering tight corners in the metro, not a problem Plus it absorbs bumps within reason It’s on the open road is where it really impresses us You see, we figured that this is essentially the same engine that’s driving Alonso’s car Sure, he’s got a 1.6, we’ve got a 1.5 He’s got a turbo, we’ve got a turbo we’ve got 173 horses, he’s got.. Maybe a bit more, but he does have reliability issues Low blow? Sorry Kidding aside, power from the 1.5L turbo engine is more than enough allowing us to overtake with ease and a lot of fun The turbo kicks in at a relatively low rev and delivers a proper amount of torque At speed, the car is planted and stable and the steering tightens up to deliver a firm and accurate response To taper its acceleration, the car needs time shy of a moment to allow the turbo to calm down and let the brakes do their work Additionally, the suspension leans on the firm side but the overall ride comfort isn’t compromised The Honda Civic RS Turbo is yours for Php 1,425,000 Quiet a bit of coin considering what else is out there But, it does have a legion of followers and it was 2016’s Car of the Year Award Philippines So, that’s got to be worth something, right?

100 thoughts on “2017 Honda Civic 1.5 RS Turbo Review – Behind the Wheel”

  1. Joseph Alexander says:

    Atari lol!

  2. Dynamic Butter says:

    6th and 8th Generation of Civic? Well our 4th Generation still works

  3. Vol deMort says:

    Same engine that drives Alonso' s car… πŸ˜‚ dude this one is more reliable…

  4. Stolichnaya RWD says:


  5. Brience Miguel says:

    bakit wala behind the wheel ng isuzu d max

  6. Blr says:

    i hope you guys also review the entry level 1.8 E cvt

  7. kristian A says:

    mas ok tong autodeal, nagsasabi ng negative, sa topgear parang mga salesman yung review nila. hehe

  8. Fardy Laksana says:

    Cheers from Indonesia! I' d like to say your channel deserves to reach above 500k subs. The reviewer is very masters the point material, but also warm to explain too. Sometimes, I more enjoy this than Topg**ars PH:) May I have some requests ? Please review some vehicles that also sells on other South Asian' s Market too include Indonesia. Maybe such as BR-*, Innov*, etc. Sorry if being inpolite. Success always!

  9. Ang Bahista says:

    This car has a β€œfuccboi” reputation the reason behind its followers.

  10. Marvin Asejo says:

    i rarely watch review videos but now I can't stop watching all of your review videos. "Did I say atari?" Approved.

  11. 10th Dentist says:

    Thoughts on the current form of Honda in Toro Rosso?

  12. altaire junior ablog says:

    Is the paddle shifters come in an option

  13. NXJ ONLINE says:

    I'm curious what else is out there that beats the Civic RS at below 1.5m price point?

  14. toetz says:

    Love my 10th gen Si

  15. CJ Roncal says:

    My Dream Car😍😍😍

  16. D ioned says:

    was that in antipolo overlooking area?

  17. Rakesh Vig Vlogs says:

    Hello sir.. Ur reviews are great and very helpful. You are doing great job. Please review Honda Civic Sedan 2018 Diesel.. I'm planning to buy it and want Ur expert advice. Keep continuing your good work and wonderful job 😊

  18. Gian Olivar says:

    Hi, could you please do a kia soul and kia sportage review anc comparison? Thanks for sharing entertaining and informative vids. 😁

  19. Francis Bonin Yosores says:

    What is the title of the background music?

  20. qwerty aeiou98 says:

    Produce manual civic in the philippines for non disabled person here like us

  21. winston quiaonza says:

    I'm choosing Mux than this fucking too pricy civic.

  22. Iso Joe says:

    @ 4:37 What car was he referring to?

  23. JOHN EZEKIEL says:

    I want that car its like a sport car shet

  24. Merwin Chang says:

    Is it just me or is the rear right tire a spare? Nonetheless, another awesome review! Well-deserved subscription.

  25. Jillian Santiago says:


  26. dos toledo says:

    @4:50 Fernando Alonso will not like that hahaha

  27. khaoz07 says:

    Great review. Awesome energy bordering on annoying.

  28. Patrick Enriquez says:

    I don't think you know what netflix and chill actually implies

  29. Darwyn Montes says:

    Hahahaha! May sabit konti, natawa lang ako, no bashing intended! 02:09
    Nice review! Keep it up!

  30. Jann Chavez says:

    this or mazda 3?

  31. James Tan says:

    Bos kindly review the mitshu xpander

  32. Gay Reyes says:

    HR-V review, please.

  33. FZ1 N says:

    Still waiting for the Si

  34. Daves Nisco says:

    please have review of Subaru WRX 2018

  35. Edward Reyez says:

    Whats the size of the tire?

  36. mi gos says:

    best review ever

  37. PIKE CERBERUS says:

    Anyone know the song played during quick specs ???

  38. dexter jann lazaro says:

    may i know if honda cvt is reliable?

  39. Marjo Forcado says:

    Why does it have to be CVT?

  40. Dupree Johnson says:

    turbo lag

  41. Jerard Malupa says:

    Musi name pleas. Tia

  42. Gambino says:

    Getting the 18 in modern steel

  43. Captain Obvious says:

    β€œNetflix and chill” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  44. Chungus says:

    it doesn’t have a volume knob…

  45. saintballadeer milkovich says:

    Rs o Si?

  46. saintballadeer milkovich says:

    Rs o Si?

  47. lucas madsen says:

    Notice the rear wheel at the right side at the 6:15 mark. Spare tire alert

  48. RAVEN STRYFE says:


  49. Ej Aguilar says:

    Nissan terra top of the line pleaseeeeee

  50. JHONG SPORTS says:

    madalas po ata kayong mag review ng car sa tagaytay at sa sungay road pa talisay. ingat lang po

  51. Ralph Abejuela says:

    Hi Autodeal!

    would like to request for a review for Hyundai Accent, Suzuki Ertiga and Suzuki Ciaz πŸ™‚ salamat po! you're the best!

  52. mhi kke says:

    thanks auto deal for this detailed reviewed.

  53. Capta1N Gaming says:

    Wow okay That's my Dream Car for today

  54. Andre Deus says:

    Can i be your nephew hahahaha

  55. stereojowgi says:

    maganda naman talaga yang civic na yan

  56. Sovann T says:

    These are cheap as now but I still can't decide on to cheap out n get these or pay more n get the Mazda 6 turbo or Kia Stinger

  57. MB Legend says:

    CVTs have shorter life expectancy compared to regular geared ATs. Once CVTs go, they're unlikely rebuildable. Fluid change intervals are closer & much costlier. They're now common for 2 reasons….lower build cost & fuel economy.

  58. NSX _Media says:

    I love how caco is updated on alonso's f1 car

  59. Gabriel Chan says:

    This cost SGD 37k in Philippines. In Singapore, it cost a whopping S$110k to purchase this car and u can only drive this for fucking 10 years. First world problem.

  60. Harvey Lee says:

    Stop using CVT

  61. Jonathan Maranan says:

    Still boring cause cvt only. This civic sucks

  62. Hey its jethro _. Jethro says:


  63. Luke Man says:

    95% of the comment: Galing nung reviewer!
    5% of the comment: about the car

  64. Noel E. says:

    Best car reviewer in the Philippines!

  65. Sir macoy says:

    Caco is the best when he do the review. He explain in a nice and funny way. Easy to understand as well…cool dude.

  66. Jo Bel says:

    hope you review 2019 ford ranger raptor bi-turbo 2.0

  67. Cart Termination says:

    can someone tell me what is the background sound? it is really cool! hahaha

  68. Aidan Christian says:

    Tito of Manila…its "COMFTABLE" not "COM-FOR-TA-BLE"…

  69. First Last says:

    witch is better this or the mazda 3 R sedan

  70. medviation says:

    I'd like to get me one of these, but driving in Manila, this will scrape all the humps and th sharp inclines going in and out of side street parking.

  71. Leo Voto says:

    What's the dif between rs and ext?

  72. JanAreru says:

    Is it CVT transmission is worth it?

  73. Jacques Cardine says:

    What about 7th though?

  74. Kimbs says:

    Alin mas matipid 1.8e or yung rs turbo?

  75. Cyric Sarmiento says:

    Please review the base model 1.8e

  76. Gama Family says:

    Malaks b sa consumption ng gas ang rs?

  77. siddique shad says:


  78. avenaldrin castillo says:

    Please review the toyota innova.

  79. JanAreru says:

    But it's a CVT 😒

  80. Jeff Cobain says:

    when are you going to review the new 2019 model? πŸ™‚

  81. Arvin Dela Torre says:

    Cvt and oil dilution issue?

  82. Jeff Cobain says:

    sir, when are you going to review the 2019 civic?
    1.8 E platinum white pearl.. 😁

  83. ShotsFired andMissed says:

    Sexy front design

  84. Jose marie Taboada says:

    the best filipino car reviewer in my IMHO

  85. BruceYourFace says:

    This guy is the only fun and tolerable Filipino car reviewer, kudos to you man!

  86. Xian So says:



    May honda civic si napo ba dito sa pinas? Can you do the review of it? Mas gusto ko po kasi yung manual 6 speed nila

  88. Foronke Bom says:

    Why is it Honda give us 1.5 ? While the international has 2.0 civic .

  89. Jon Jeric Samson says:

    Okay, did you have a flat tire during this review? I think I just noticed a spare β€œthin” tire at the rear, but anyhow it was an indeed hell of a review! Mabrook!

  90. Tinh Nguyen Quoc says:

    Does anyone love this color ? I am confusing between this color and deep blue !

  91. John Xeveriano says:

    Digging that Kelly Blue Book vibe.

  92. Aler Sera says:

    nice car

  93. Mike Klein says:

    At 1.425 not that bad but at 1.6 and change that it's priced at right now is way too steep

  94. ferdinand mesina says:

    taena 1.5 lng pla to bago civic, eh kaya pla sibakin ng civic fd ko to

  95. Someone In YT says:

    Highway 18km/l at 90km/h, not bad

  96. MrElosobear says:

    What. Only 1.425m last 2017?! 😞😞😞

  97. yoyohooyo says:

    Everything you need to know about Honda. Due to computer error the electronic brake on my 2016 Civic engaged while I was driving the car. The Honda service department technicians said they didn't do anything that addressed/corrected the problem. Honda customer service said the brake problem was fixed and refused to compensate me for my losses from trading the Civic for a 2017 Accord without the electronic parking brake. The only way to get rid of the problem was get rid of the Civic. I wonder if the same engineers designed the 737s

  98. Dandan Dela Cruz says:

    Dream car😍… magkano kaya tohh??

  99. Myhco Estacio Films says:

    Mahl nga lang sa gas hahah

  100. Joseph Pascual says:

    Hi gus2 ko po sana bumili ng civic, subrang lakas po ba nya sa gas? swift 2016 po kc gamit ko matipid sa gas. gano po kalakas sa gas ung 1.8 e?

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