Owning a Honda Civic is a very practical investment that you can make as a car buyer. It is very affordable and it provides drivers with numerous interior and exterior features that can be compared to more expensive cars in the market. The 2014 Honda Civic ES is no different as this vehicle is packed with so many new features such as Smart Key technology, automatic trunk, lane-watch cameras, and many more. If you are in the market for an affordable compact sedan packed with amazing features, this is the vehicle for you. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you get familiar with your newly purchased Honda Civic.
Smart Key Entry
One of the new features of the 2014 Civic ES trim model is the Smart Key entry feature. This feature lets you lock and unlock the vehicle doors without having to use your Smart Key. In addition, the Smart Key entry feature lets you open the Civic's trunk by simply pushing a button located in the trunk's panel. Moreover, if you by some chance leave the Smart Key inside the trunk and you close the trunk accidentally, the trunk will automatically open for you to retrieve your Smart Key.
Automatic Engine Start
The 2014 Civic ES has an automatic engine start capability where you do not have to use your smart key to start the vehicle's engine. To operate the engine, you simply push the Start button and your car's engine will operate. To kill your engine, press the Start button once more. To be able to operate this feature, the only requirement is for your Smart Key to be in your pocket.
In the center console of the Civic's control panel, there is an HDMI cord that you can use to connect to your Android phones or iPhones. With this cord attached to your phone, you can watch movies and TV shows on the center LCD screen. You can even play video games and listen to your favorite music on your smart phone. For messaging and calling purposes, you can read your text messages and make calls on the center console.
Lane Watch Camera
One of the new features of the 2014 Civic ES is the all-new Lane Watch Camera located below the side mirrors. What this camera does is to transmit video of the entire right and left side of your car when you operate the signal lights. This new technology will aid you whenever you park your car or when you have to change lanes while driving.
If you want to optimize using your center console, the car contains Bluetooth interface that lets you synchronize your smart phone with the center console. To use the interface, simply turn on your phone's Bluetooth settings and you will be able to set up a Honda Link account that lets you perform numerous activities such as streaming music, navigation, phone calling, and voice recognition to name a few.
When you create a Honda Link account, this opens up a whole new world of using your car's center console as it becomes a projector that shows exactly what you are doing on your smart phone. Through this interface, you will be able to browse your Facebook account while your car is parked. You will also be able to go online and visit your favorite streaming music and video website. If you get video calls from friends, the feed automatically appears on the center console where you get a larger and clearer view of the person you are speaking with. Other features provided by Honda Link are:
All Honda Civic ES models are not equipped with GPS navigation; however, with Honda Link, your vehicle has access to a navigation application that will efficiently get you from destination to destination.
Another feature you have access to from Honda Link is a weather application where you can view the current weather to see if there are upcoming storms or typhoons so you can avoid driving as they occur.
If you are on the road searching for a good restaurant to eat in or a gas station to refill fuel, the location application on Honda Link provides you with the nearest restaurants and gas stations.
- App Launcher
For this feature, Honda will be coming out with numerous applications that you can get from Honda Link when they are released. You can expect more brand new applications such as news, navigation, and many more.
Inside the cabin of the Civic, there are 2 USB ports where you can charge your phones, play music, and watch movies on the center console. Most other compact cars only have 1 USB port. With the Civic, you are rewarded with two!
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