|Engine Size:||2.0 L|
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For 2016, there were styling and design changes made to the Honda Civic sedan and coupe for the mainstream trim levels. A new four-door hatchback body style was promised for later in the model year, as well as a high-performance Si and new Civic Type R. The Civic Hybrid and Natural Gas models were discontinued.
The changes signified that Honda's innovative spirit had been revived. As well as interior improvements, we saw a lot of innovation under the hood. The new turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a first for the Civic, offered on the higher trim levels only, produces a strong 174 horsepower. The basic trim Civics received a new engine too, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that turned out to be more powerful (158 hp) and fuel-efficient than the 1.8-liter it replaced.
Like the great Civics of the past, the new one feels sporty and fun, slimmer headlights and more pronounced fenders are two key changes. Of particular note, interior noise has been significantly tamped down. It rides better than ever and comes with some significantly amazing interior volume for its class. With this much room you might be able to pass on moving up to the Accord’s larger footprint. The interior design and materials are really impressive too, approaching luxury model refinement in the top Touring trim.
The 2016 Honda Civic is a compact car offered initially as a sedan, with coupe and hatchback styles to follow. The sedan is available in LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L and Touring trim levels. The coupe comes in LX, LX-P, EX-T, EX-L and Touring.
The base LX comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels - alloys on the coupe, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights and taillights, full power accessories, cruise control, an expanded-view driver side mirror, automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and manual front seats with driver height adjustment. Electronics features include a 5-inch central display screen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth for phone and audio, and a four-speaker sound system with a USB port and Pandora connectivity.
LX-P coupes have all the above feature plus sunroof and keyless ignition and entry.
The EX sedan adds to those LX-P features with 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, variable intermittent wipers, a multifunction trip computer, a rear center armrest with cup holders, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, an eight-speaker audio system with dual USB ports, Honda's camera-based LaneWatch lane-change assistant, dynamic guidelines for the rearview camera and a 7-inch touchscreen interface with HondaLink smartphone integration, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SMS voice-to-text functionality and smartphone-app integration, including app-based navigation tools.
The EX-T adds a turbocharged engine plus 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a rear deck lid spoiler, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats and satellite and HD radio.
The EX-L complements those features with leather upholstery, an eight-way power driver seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
The Touring augments with a different type of 17-inch wheel, LED headlights, automatic wipers, a four-way power passenger seat, heated rear seats (sedan), an integrated navigation system with voice controls and a 10-speaker audio system. Also standard is a Honda Sensing safety package that includes adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, lane-departure intervention and forward-collision alert with automatic emergency braking.
Leather upholstery comes standard on both the EX-L and Touring trim levels.
The Honda Sensing safety package is optional on all other Civic sedan trims, and it adds a basic trip computer to the LX. The navigation system is optional on EX-L sedan.
The 2016 Honda Civic comes standard with stability control, antilock disc brakes (many previous Civics came with rear drums), front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a rearview camera. Starting with the EX sedan trim, a right-side blind spot camera (LaneWatch) is also standard, as is the HondaLink system, which also includes emergency crash notification. On the Civic coupe, the blind-spot camera and HondaLink come standard on the Touring trim only.