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post #1 of 122 Old 05-23-2015, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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LX vs. EX Decision

I am a Civic owner for many years...'91 LX sedan, '98 EX coupe and currently '14 EX sedan. Just got the '14 back in September. At the time was thinking of making the jump to an AWD vehicle for various reasons. Wasn't aware of the HRV coming out at the time...So here we are...May be making the big switch.

Trying to weigh the pros of the LX vs. the EX. The biggest reason I always ignored the LX was lack of real rims aka just hubcaps. The HRV has the same type of rims on all of the trims. Nothing special, but nice solid ones in my opinion. So this could have me leaning towards the LX.

Having driven the '14 Civic EX for a few months, I know I will be giving up the following by going for an HRV LX vs. an EX model:

Push button start (not a huge deal to me)
Smart entry (not a huge deal to me)
Touchscreen (like it, but won't be a dealbreaker)
Lane assist (really like this feature, will miss it)
Sunroof (not a huge deal to me)

Is there anything else I am missing between the LX and EX? There are a few smaller items, like the actual buttons for the temp controls vs. the 'touch' only for the HRV EX and up...But my current Civic EX has the knobs, etc and this wouldn't be a dealbreaker to me. I also know the EX and up has an extra USB port and actually has an HDMI port, but neither will be a dealbreaker either.

Anything else I am missing? That $2k+ package for the EX isn't enticing me as much seeing as my biggest caveat, the rims, has been addressed.

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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The only other thing that I don't see on your list is standard fog lights in the EX, and factory tinted windows. Also, the radio in the LX is a little less powerful than in the EX, and the EX has tweeter speakers where the LX doesn't.
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Heated mirrors and auto climate control
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Rich, hopefully, this helps:

http://automobiles.honda.com/hr-v/specifications.aspx
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EX - you will not regret it!
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EX - you will not regret it!
That's what I am leaning...After having the Civic EX with some "bells and whistles" I can't go to an LX I don't think.

Unfortunately I just bought a Civic a few months ago and the dealer so far has not given me a good enough price to trade it back in...So for now, I am staying put.
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I dunno, personally for me, I thought all the amenities of the EX were WELL worth the difference in price.

LX does have a touch screen but it's 5" and not 7". Not the deal breaker. I do not like knobs when I can have touch for the climate control though, which is also AUTO Climate Control. I didn't realize how great this was until I got my Odyssey a few years ago, but oh boy, I don't ever wanna not have this again.

That Honda LaneWatch is really great for a number of things including parallel parking aid. Something to consider, especially since you're saying this is really the feature that you'd miss if you didn't have it. I really like it and find I'm liking it more and more as I use it!

Re: Moonroof - I could do without, honestly.

Heated Seats and mirrors: this is really kind of big for me. Again, didn't realize what an amazing comfort this is until I had it in my Ody.

smart Entry and PTS (Push to Start) is ... amazing, this is an amenity I wasn't sure I'd really like, but oh LAWDY, I will never buy a car without these again.
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Heated Seats. Gotta have them butt warmers.
Move to Phoenix. Heated seats come free with every car. Just watch out for the burning buckles...
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