Imagine this: It’s rush hour in the middle of Times Square, dozens of people crossing the streets, and dozens of taxis along side of you. On top of all of that, there are men and women on bikes who are cutting you off and not even looking twice. Best part: you don’t mind because you’re driving a brand new 2019 Honda Civic Sedan. This vehicle is designed with smart tech details allowing you to keep yourself and others safe on the roads, even in a busy area like New York City.
I had the honor of joining the Honda team on an adventure of a lifetime. Jacob and I traveled to NYC for three days to test drive and learn all about the new features the Honda Civic has to offer. We were asked to explore the city in a #civicinthecity challenge! We explored parts of Brooklyn, Times Square, Washington Square, and more!
Lucky for me, I grew up in a household of car lovers. My family owns a upholstery shop in Miami Florida called Shamrock Auto Trim. My dad has worked on cars his whole life and I’ve grown to love them as well, so I felt like I knew a thing or two about cars.
Upon heading to NYC I did some research about the new Honda Civic. I was excited to learn about the Apple CarPlay along with the Honda Sensing features. The Apple CarPlay was showcase on a screen in the car allow you to use feature such as navigation and apple music. With Apple CarPlay, Jacob and I were able to listen to a playlist from our phone without having to even touch our phone. #SAFETYFIRST
First stop on our adventure was the Manhattan Bridge. We drove our Honda Civic in the color Ryelle Red through the morning traffic and found a park that showcased the bridge perfectly. After exploring Brooklyn for a while we headed up state for a quick lunch break. We even got to see part of New Jersey!
My favorite part was being able to drive in the hustle and bustle of NYC, as well as the beautiful outskirts of New Jersey. While driving we tested out all the amazing features this car has to offer.
Some of our favorite features included:
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
ACC helps you maintain a set following interval behind a detected vehicle for highway driving. If the detected vehicle slows to a stop, ACC is designed to slow and stop your vehicle as well. After stopping, a tap on the throttle instructs the car to continue maintaining the desired interval.
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
With your hands on the steering wheel, long highway drives are easier with LKAS. It subtly adjusts steering to help keep the vehicle centered in a detected lane.
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
CMBS™ can help bring your Civic Sedan to a stop by automatically applying brake pressure when the system determines that a frontal collision is unavoidable.
Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
RDM can determine if you cross over detected lanes without signaling, can provide steering assistance to help you return to your lane or provide braking to help you keep from leaving the roadway entirely.
After a full day of shooting and content creating, we headed out on foot to discover more hidden gems in New York City. We visited Times Square, Washington Park, and The Flatiron Building. New York City is such a special place to me. I have been traveling her since I was a little girl with my grandmother, and there is always such a creative spark that is lit inside me when I see these buildings and streets. There’s something about the culture and people that really inspires me. We had such an amazing time with the Honda team. They really informed and educated us on all the features of this Honda Civic. So many people I know have purchased this as their first car. The safety and quality of this car is top notch, Honda cares about their customers and it truly shows.
Thank you so much to the Honda team for hosting such a great event! I hope you guys enjoyed reading about my NYC trip! If you would like to read more about the 2019 Honda Civic click here!
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