The Honda Civic has a long history to draw from in the U.S.it’s the fifth decade of sales for the car and its 2016 version could not be more important for the company. This year’s Civic, which has already been followed by a coupe version, is the 10th generation of the venerable small automobile, and an enormous improvement over the last generation’s auto in just about anyway.
2016 Honda Civic Review
There is great news for people who fondly recall the first CVCC Hondas. But more to the point, the new Civic will send some anxiety into its opponents. Honda had let down its compact-car guard before few years with the Civic: it cheapened its interior and dulled its luster while vehicles like the Mazda 3, Ford Focus, and Hyundai Elantra grew more appealing.
2016 Honda Civic Redesign
Now the Civic’s back to type, with a clean-sheet design, an inflexible new body, efficient new engines, and a heady dose of security technology. With the newest sedan, Honda reveals why it is the small-car business of record. It drops almost all its economy car pretense, and in Touring trim, could easily wear a superior badge.
2016 Honda Civic Exterior
The exterior styling is exciting, perhaps to a fault, but the cockpit is more tame but just as powerful in correcting past miscues. It embraces a comprehensive, flat motif, not unlike recent BMWs in the bow and swell of the major trim bits. Thick at the driver side, it tapers as it goes toward the passenger door, paneled with embossed metallic trim. The old two-tier dash was banished to some third-world automaker’s future layout laptop; in the Civic, the clutter of screens is now focused on one place, where a five-inch base color display grows into a seven-inch touchscreen on the finer trim levels.
It’s not a little ironic that the Civic’s digital display screens actual digits, while other automakers are using super-broad TFT panels to mimic the dials they basically ripped out.
2016 Honda Civic Engine
The foundation Civic gets its power from a fresh 2.0-liter inline-4 rated at 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. Though it’s a brand new engine layout, it feels familiar. Power output is similar to that delivered by a foundation Mazda 3 or Hyundai Elantra it’s more than sufficient for computer use, and it’s delivered in an unobtrusive and unexciting manner.
The CVT in the foundation engine is carried over from this past year’s Civic, with only a wider range of its ratios. Nothing has changed the manner it feelsCVTs use pulleys and a belt to provide an infinite number of transmission ratios, unlike the set gears of a conventional automatic. Quickening via a CVT means wading through a slurry of gear ratio changes, and typically brings with it lots of engine noise and an imprecise feel. Honda’s CVT seems to be a bit faster and quieter at its job than some, but we have enjoyed driving some CVTs that come with paddle shift controls and a range of programmed set points that mimic automatic transmission gears. The Honda CVT has neither of those least, the sedan does not. In the long run, the superlative 35-mpg combined EPA evaluations are a worthwhile tradeoff.
2016 Honda Civic Interior
Honda’s made sure to elevate the new Civic’s list of standard and available features, given the advancement among compact cars. All versions even the base $19,475 Civic LXnow come with power windows, locks, and mirrors; automatic climate control; an electronic parking brake; automatic headlights; cruise control; LED taillights and LED daytime running lights; keyless entry; Bluetooth; a four-loudspeaker, 160-watt sound system with a 5.0-inch LCD color screen; and a 1.0-watt USB port that can charge smartphones.
2016 Honda Civic Price
Updating to the $21,875 EX, the Civic adds a split-folding rear seat; heated mirrors; distant beginning; a side view camera positioned down the passenger’s side blind spot that activates when the turn signal is switched on; a 7.0-inch touchscreen interface; a second USB port in the games console; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ability; an eight-speaker, 180-watt audio system; and keyless ignition.
The $24,535 EX-L throws in a power driver seat and leather upholstery and offers optional Garmin navigation.
Towards the top of the lineup, the Civic Touring is priced from $27,335 and gets the HondaSensing security suite as well as a power front passenger seat; heated outboard rear seats; navigation; LED headlights; and a 450-watt premium audio system.
2016 Honda Civic Video
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