2016 Honda Civic Sedan – Schaller Honda Serving Wallingford
The Honda Civic Sedan has long been one of the best-selling compact cars on the market. But that distinction hasn’t led Honda to become complacent. Instead, for 2016, the automaker upped the ante and redesigned the Civic from the ground up, and produced a vehicle that is turning heads at the Honda dealer serving Wallingford as well as at dealerships across the United States. It’s no wonder; Honda has produced the best Civic ever.
Honda stepped up the interior of the 2016 Civic as well. There are five trim levels on offer — LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L and Touring — and even the base LX model gets soft-touch materials throughout the cabin. Some auto reviewers have remarked that the interior of the top-of-the-line Touring is similar to the cabin of an Accord and even some Acuras. All trims but the LX get a large TFT display, with traditional gauges on each side. The multi-tiered dash is gone.
Left Lane News wrote: “The interior of the new Civic is also much improved, both in terms of materials and design. Whereas the last Civic still felt like (sic) cheap even in top-zoot guise, even the base 2016 Civic LX feels like somewhat of a premium car. That’s because materials used in the new Civic are soft touch and used throughout the range.”
2016 Honda Civic Sedan LX and EX models get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 158 horsepower and 138 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission (on the LX only) or a CVT (optional on the LX) that works like an automatic. The LX with the manual transmission gets EPA-estimated fuel economy of 31 mpg combined/27 city/40 highway.* With the CVT, both models are rated at 35 mpg combined/31 city/41 highway.
Powering the EX-T, EX-L and Touring is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder block generating 174 hp and 162 lb.-ft. of torque, paired with the CVT. According to Edmunds a Civic Touring sedan went from off the line to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, an outstanding showing and faster than anything else in its class. Fuel economy for this engine is 35 mpg combined/31 city/42 highway.
Standard safety gear for the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan includes antilock disc brakes (instead of the drums found on many previous models), stability control, side airbags for the front, side curtain airbags and a rearview camera. Standard on the EX sedan models and higher is a Honda’s LaneWatch passenger-side blind spot camera. Also standard is HondaLink, the automaker’s emergency telematics system, which includes emergency crash notification.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.