Hondas have always had harder suspensions as compared to Toyotas. That's just the way they are setup. Honda tunes suspensions for slihhtly better handling but results in a bit more understeer.
As far as City is concerned, they have always been uncomfortable. I don't know why people give it the least importance when they are buying a vehicle for their family and comfirt should be very impirtant. I guess "resale" and "badge prestige" are more important to people.
The civic in question has bigger rims with lower profile tyres which could be the reason.
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