Are you sure Civic has Cruise control, Airbag was there in the 2002 Se Saloon, Civic just add 1 more, on negative side it is not available in base Civic, ABS was there in 01 VTI.
Yes its built-in to the ECU; all you need to do is activate it.
And you'd be surprised how the airbag works in the Altis; the local variant of the car only has one impact sensor; it does not even have an occupant sensor. The Civic has the complete airbag system; you can even connect the remaining 6 airbags to it (if you import them).
Spacecraft design, visibility and dash is an ergonomic disaster, the digital meter of 25 years old Accord was much better and logical.
I've been driving the car for 3 years; I feel uncomfortable in most cars because of the small dashes. The car's dashboard design is great; it keeps your eyes on the road and you don't need to strain to see the speedo.
I am the biggest fan of Honda, but Altis has a much better 1zzfe since 2005 with even better fuel economy pulling a larger car, more power and smoothness (though Honda's Auto transmission is clearly superior and manual is a touch better).
How is it better? It has 130HP vs 140HP on the Civic, the engine is extremely noisy and revs slow. The Civic's same economy targeted engine has better fuel economy, more torque, a smoother response and is quiet unlike the 1zzfe.
Even the D16 was better.
The car size has gone up much, a negative for Asian markets and rear interior and trunk room is less, where has the space gone.
Car's get bigger with their iterations this is normal. The car much more cabin room compared to others in its class. Its comfort class is above others.
DBW and EPS are inferior and artificial compare to 7th gen Civic.
I personally prefer HPS over EPS but this car has an HPS not an EPS in Pakistan. DBW is artificial? Really? It allows the car's pedal to adap to any kind of a driver. In a normal car a heavy footed driver would simply result in fuel economy loss. Not in the case of a properly designed DBW.