The other day I was picking up my daughter at daycare and I noticed one of the other parents was driving a new Honda Civic. They parked next to me and as I was getting out of my car, I noticed that their Civic had leather interior. When I got home and did some research I found out that it was a Honda Civic EX-L. I think this is the first time that Honda has ever made a Civic with leather interior.
This is clearly a sign of what high gas prices are doing to the car market. Car manufacturers are trying to capitalize on American’s newfound taste for the small car and are adding luxuries like leather seats in order to give buyers some comforts that are usually reserved for bigger cars. I think this is a good move. I probably would have gone for the EX-L last year when I bought my wife her Civic but the model wasn’t yet available.