Cars.com’s editorial staff is just getting our feet wet with the newly purchased 2013 Honda Civic LX that joined our long-term test fleet in late February. The Civic is an undeniable powerhouse of standard features for the money with exclusive technology in base LX models that some compacts don’t include even on their highest trim level.
Considering the new gadgets and toys inside the Civic for 2013, we polled our team to ask if a feature that eluded the Civic LX’s standard feature sheet was sorely missed.
And to be fair, we asked what their favorite Civic feature was after turning the odometer over 1,400 miles.
“So far my only gripe with the Civic is the lack of automatic headlights. I didn’t realize how much I rely on automatic headlights on my own Subaru Outback until I got into the Civic,” writes Cars.com Senior Editor David Thomas.
Some editors have caught themselves leaving the driveway without the headlights on because automatic headlights are a common feature on most of the cars we own and test. Surprisingly, it’s not a popular standard feature in the compact class with the Chevrolet Cruze including it standard, but not many others without upgrading trim levels or adding a feature package.