I never drove the Civic but the Accord feels like a slightly cheaper and stiffer riding CTS. With the V6 Touring brakes it stops fairly well. I'm sure if I found lighter 19's or 18's it would be a bit quicker off the line. The rubber alone is 27 lbs per corner. Wind noise is slightly there but not anywhere near Subaru frameless windows wind noise. It's like the Chevy Cruze wind noise if you have a strong cross wind. My only physical issues is trying to aim the fogs up to a useable level and putting cardboard over the trunk vet to prevent it from sound like a trapped bird. I'll post the YT when I get home of that. Radio quality kinda is meh but I'm adding the tweeters from the upper trim s it will help out some. I'm convinced I might buy it out the lease but still have the safety of the lease to walk away if need be.