i cant argue with you on this but theres a lot to be taken in account if ur comparing ur test run with a professional driver's run, like the road surface, tyres, rims,weather conditions etc. lets not get into the science of racing, because these cars arent designed to taken on race track and to be fooled with.
anyway, i was just quoting what the web says about the car. regardless of what ur civic does and doesnt do, its a fact that civic is considered a better option in the one of the biggest market for that segment. and thats all im saying. no offence intended