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2016 Honda Civic

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2016 LX 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $18,640
2016 LX 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $19,050
2016 LX-P 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $20,850
2016 EX 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $21,040
2016 EX-T 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $22,200
2016 EX-T 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $22,300
2016 EX-L 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $23,425
2016 EX-L 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $23,700
2016 Touring 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $26,125
2016 Touring 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $26,500
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An all-new Civic bows this year to defend Honda's long-standing position in the top tier of compact cars. Today's model hits all the sweet spots, delivering greater power, efficiency, and interior space than its distinguished predecessors.

What's New for 2016

The Civic has been totally redesigned.

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Choosing Your Honda Civic

The 2016 Civic sedan and coupe have arrived in force, to be followed by a new four-door hatchback later in the year. Sporty Si and Type R versions are expected as well. A slight increase in exterior dimensions has yielded a remarkably spacious interior and a trunk on par with many large sedans.

The front-drive Civic starts out with a 2-liter four-cylinder engine good for 158 horsepower, matched to a six-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). You can expect 31 mpg in combined driving with the manual and a terrific 35 mpg with the CVT.

The available turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder achieves 174 horsepower and comes with the CVT only. This marks the first time a turbocharged engine has been deployed in any Civic, and efficiency is just as impressive as the CVT-equipped 2-liter. Note that the hybrid and natural gas variants have been dropped from the line.

As before, the Civic is available in a deep variety of trim levels.

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Comes with the 2-liter engine and all the expected features for this class, plus automatic climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio, and Internet radio. The CVT is optional here and standard everywhere else in the lineup. The LX sedan rolls on 16-inch steel wheels, while coupes get alloys.

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LX-P (coupe only)

Adds a sunroof and keyless ignition and entry.

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EX (sedan only)

Gets plenty of extra equipment, including a sunroof, heated mirrors, keyless ignition, a trip computer, a split-folding rear seat with center armrest, an eight-speaker display sound system with integrated smartphone apps, alloy wheels, and blind spot monitoring (known as LaneWatch).

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Carries the turbocharged engine, plus heated front seats, remote start, dual-zone climate control, and satellite and HD radio. The outside receives a rear spoiler, foglamps, and 17-inch wheels.

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Adds a leather interior with a power driver seat and auto-dimming rearview mirror. An integrated navigation system is optional.

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Tops of the Civic with standard navigation, a power passenger seat, automatic wipers, LED headlamps, and a 10-speaker sound system. Also standard is the Honda Sensing package with adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and forward collision alert with automatic braking. This package is optional on all other trims.

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The new turbocharged engine fits the Civic like a glove, delivering vigorous performance and excellent economy. We wouldn't order one without it.

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Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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The all-new 2016 Honda Civic combines sporty driving dynamics, a roomy comfortable interior, and excellent fuel economy to create a top contender in a highly competitive compact segment.

Pricing and Equipment

For the 2016 model year Honda has added two new engines.

  • A two-liter inline-four cylinder engine powers the LX and EX models.
  • Honda's first-ever turbocharged engine for the US, a 1.5-liter inline-four cylinder powers the EX-T, EX-L and Touring models.

A six-speed manual transmission is standard on LX models, a CVT is optional.

A continually variable transmission (CVT) is standard on all other trim levels.


  • The LX model with a six-speed manual transmission starts at $18,640.
  • The EX model adds a 7-inch touchscreen display, moonroof and more, and starts at $21,040.
  • The EX-T is powered by the all-new turbocharged engine and a CVT. Pricing starts at $22,000.
  • The EX-L adds leather seats. MSRP starts at $23,700.
  • The top-trim Touring model includes a bevy of active safety features, called Honda Sensing Feature Suite, and a 450-watt 10-speaker audio system. Pricing starts at $26,500.

Prices do not include an $820 destination charge.

Performance Pros

Honda Civic

All-new for 2016, Honda’s Civic sedan reimagines the original compact with a sporty stylish sedan that is equal parts fun to drive and easy on the wallet. Along with a completely redesigned and aesthetically pleasing exterior, Honda has added two new engine choices.

LX and EX models are powered by a two-liter inline-four cylinder engine that produces 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque.

  • The new four-cylinder engine represents the most powerful standard engine ever offered in a Civic.
  • When combined with the standard six-speed manual transmission, the base Civic earns a respectable 27 mpg city and 40 mpg highway. If you opt for the sport-tuned continuously variable transmission (CVT), those numbers become class-leading at 31 mpg city and 41 mpg highway.

A turbocharged 1.5-liter four resides under the hood of EX-T, EX-L and Touring models.

  • A continually variable transmission (CVT) is standard on all turbocharged Civics.
  • Honda’s first turbo engine ever offered in the US generates 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque across a wide power band.
  • It's all good for excellent performance and amazing fuel economy, earning 31 mpg city and 42 mpg highway.

The all-new Civic offers precise steering and excellent handling. While not overly sporty, something we know Civic will remedy with the forthcoming Si models, Honda’s compact provides a nice balance of sport and comfort. The 2016 Civic is a nimble city car that likes to stretch its legs on the highway.

Performance Cons

For reasons unknown to me, Honda has decided to not offer the manual six-speed transmission on the the turbocharged trim levels. To be fair, Honda is not alone in choosing to keep its sportiest engine and manual transmission apart, but I do miss the days when you could get a standard transmission across the line up.

Interior Pros

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When you open the door of Honda’s new Civic, you are welcomed by a roomy, redesigned cabin that boasts a class-leading 97.8 cubic feet of interior space. A redesigned greenhouse that features thin A-pillars and lower seats provides an open and airy feeling that is absent from much of the compact sedan segment.

  • Fit and finish is excellent; the abundance of soft-touch surfaces and the quality of the materials elevates the new Civic to near-affordable-luxury levels, especially in higher trim levels.
  • Now offering Apply Carplay and Google Android Auto, the Civic ups the technology factor exponentially.
  • For those of us who are reliant on our smartphones, the Civic’s new infotainment system allows the vehicle to become a seamless extension of the device.
  • Rear cargo space has grown over the outgoing model by 2.6 cubic feet. The new Civic’s 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space is among the largest in the segment.
  • When you combined the spacious interior, generous cargo space, and amazing fuel economy, it is clear that the Honda Civic would make an excellent family road trip vehicle.

Interior Cons

For reasons unbeknownst to me, Honda does not include an actual volume knob on many of the latest versions of its audio systems. The steering wheel volume control is rather nifty and quite ergonomic, but its use is limited to the driver -- leaving passengers to deal with the awkward touchscreen control.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

The first time I saw the all-new 2016 Honda Civic in person I was completely taken by its new styling and proportions. Honda has created an attractive vehicle that looks more like a midsize sport sedan than a fuel-sipping economy car.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

Perhaps the reality that you can’t get the manual six-speed transmission with the new turbo is a sign of the times, but the fact that the 1.5-liter lacks paddle shifters or some other way to cycle manually through the simulated gear ratios of the CVT seems odd. Perhaps Honda is saving the paddle shifters for the Si models?

The Bottom Line

Honda Civic

Very few vehicles share the ten generations' worth of legacy represented by Honda’s beloved Civic. The model has stood the test of time and the all-new vehicle is in many ways the best Civic that Honda has offered to date.

With fuel economy more in line with a subcompact and an interior that feels like a midsize sedan, the 2016 Honda Civic has an incredibly broad appeal. If you have fallen out of love with the model over the years, the 2016 model just might be the one to rekindle the passion for Honda’s storied compact.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 158 HP / 138 ft.lbs.
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 2-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
27 / 40 / 33 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 158 HP / 138 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
27 / 40 / 33 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
12.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
15.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
98 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
182.3 "
Exterior Width
70.8 "
Exterior Height
55.7 "
Front Headroom
39.3 "
Rear Headroom
37.1 "
Front Legroom
42.3 "
Rear Legroom
37.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,742 Lbs. / 2,751 Lbs. / 2,752 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote, Convex Spotter Driver
Grille Moldings
With Chrome Bar
Rear Spoiler
Lip / Wing
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Full Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Collision Mitigation Braking System Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist System Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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