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2016 Honda Civic Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable:
  • Completely redesigned for 2016, with dramatic new styling
  • Two new engines, including one turbo
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring are both available
In one of the most dramatic makeovers we’ve seen, Honda took the 2016 Civic sedan back to the drawing board and came back with something that is nothing short of revolutionary.

(Note: As of this writing, the Civic Coupe has not yet been released so this covers the details of the sedan only. We will update this article when Coupe becomes available later in 2016.)

The last Civic redesign was widely denounced for being too conservative and it seems like the folks at Honda heard that and said “oh yeah, watch this.” This redesign is anything but conservative; the new styling is head-snapping and dramatic, with pronounced creases and fender flares, a sharpened front fascia, and a tiny rear decklid that gives the new Civic an almost hatchback appearance. The Civic has also grown; the new model is two inches wider and adds 1.2 inches of wheelbase which expand the cabin as well. A power moonroof, LED headlights, and fog lights are optional.

Under the hood is a pair of new engine options. The base engine, found in the LX and EX, is a 158-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder that is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, with a CVT also available. EX-L, EX-T, and Touring models all get the optional engine, a 174-hp, turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder that is mated to the CVT only. Fuel economy is best with the turbo engine/CVT combination: 31/42 mpg city/highway.

Inside, the Civic has improved both its cabin materials and technology offerings. There is now a more conventional instrument panel behind the steering wheel, and there are more soft-touch materials scattered across the touchpoints. The Civic’s added size also adds more passenger space, most notably two extra inches of rear legroom that are appreciated. Standard features include Bluetooth connectivity, a five-inch touchscreen, USB port, and automatic climate control. Also available are front/rear heated seats, a 60/40-split rear seat (curiously not standard), a seven-inch screen, navigation, HD radio, and satellite radio.

Standard safety features include six airbags, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines. The guidelines become dynamic on all trims except the base LX, so they will turn with you to guide the Civic as you turn the wheel. Also available are a lane keeping assist system, adaptive cruise control, and Honda’s LaneWatch system, which uses a camera mounted below the passenger’s side mirror to show the Civic’ blindspot on the touchscreen making lane changes safer. Honda Sensing is optional; the safety package adds automatic forward collision braking, road departure mitigation, and lane departure warnings.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 26 - 31 MPG
  • Highway: 38 - 42 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.7/5
Value:
4.6/5
Exterior:
4.8/5
Interior:
4.6/5
Comfort:
4.6/5
Performance:
4.6/5
Reliability:
4.8/5

129 of 137 (94%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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