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2019 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe: America’s Best-Selling Nameplate Gains Sport Trim, Standard Honda Sensing®, Exterior and Interior Styling Updates

  • New Sport trim offers accentuated style and value-added features
  • Honda Sensing® standard on all trims of Sedan and Coupe
  • Refreshed exterior design enhances sporty and sophisticated feel
  • Updated Display Audio system with volume knob leads interior upgrades

The 2019 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe receive a number of upgrades aimed at further solidifying Civic’s status as America’s retail best-selling passenger car1. Launching at Honda dealerships beginning October 10, the refreshed Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe will feature new design cues inside and out, standard Honda Sensing® technology for all trims, and a new Display Audio system with physical buttons and a volume knob. Civic Sedan and Coupe buyers will also have a new Sport trim to consider, featuring unique styling, upsized 18-inch wheels and tires, enhanced handling and value-added feature content.

The 2019 Civic Sedan is available in five generously-equipped trims: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring. Civic Coupe is available in LX, Sport, EX and Touring trims. The 2019 Civic launch will continue later this year with the Civic Si Coupe and Sedan, Civic Hatchback and Civic Type R. Details concerning the rest of the 2019 Civic lineup will be announced at a later date.

Exterior and Interior Design
The 2019 Civic Sedan and Coupe both feature refreshed styling that subtly updates the highly popular 10th-generation Civic design to give America’s favorite car an even more aggressive impact while simultaneously imparting a more premium feel. The restyled lower bumper gives Civic a wider look and is complemented by a new blacked-out headlight treatment. The Honda-signature “wing” design on the grille also gets a new gloss black treatment on Sedan and Coupe. On Touring trims, the LED headlights have been upgraded with a new design to give the lights a wider and longer beam. The new, more aggressive tone is given an air of sophistication by the subtle use of chrome accents on the front bumper. At the rear, Civic Sedan’s lower bumper receives a chrome strip to emphasize Civic’s premium feel. Civic also receives three new colors: Platinum White Pearl, Molten Lava Pearl (Sedan only), and Tonic Yellow Pearl (Coupe only).

Inside, Civic Sedan and Coupe models benefit from a number of subtle improvements centered on providing a more refined driving and ownership experience. The Display Audio system, standard on Sport trims and above, has been updated with a new interface that includes a volume knob and physical buttons for key functions, in addition to improved Bluetooth® integration with easier device pairing. Additional improvements on all trims include redesigned steering wheel controls for more intuitive operation, a new center console cupholder that better holds larger beverages, and updated dash trim with gunmetal gray on LX trims (LX and EX for Coupe), metallic finish on EX, EX-L and Touring sedans (Touring only for Coupe), and with an embossed finish on Sport trims. All Civic Sedans and Coupes also benefit from additional sound insulation in the floor, trunk, and front fenders, with new sound insulation in the rear fenders.

New Civic Sport Sedan and Coupe
Slotted between the LX and EX trims, the 2019 Civic Sedan and Coupe Sport trims utilize a responsive 2.0-liter engine paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or optional Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT). Visual enhancements consist of unique exterior styling cues such as fog lights with gloss black trim and upsized 18-inch wheels (+1 inch) wrapped in the same all-season tires as the Civic Si. Out back, a black-painted decklid spoiler, Sport badging and a sport muffler capped by a wide, center-mounted chrome exhaust finisher styled after Civic Si complete the package.

Inside, Coupe and Sedan sport trims get red gauges, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, paddle shifters (CVT-equipped models), textured aluminum sport pedals, and unique seat materials with a combination of synthetic leather and cloth. The sport trim also gets upgraded tech over the LX model along with an 8-speaker audio system as described below.

Features and Technology
Standard equipment on Civic Sedan and Coupe models includes the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive systems, including new automatic high beams. Additional standard features on all trims include upscale items such as an electronic parking brake with an automatic Brake Hold feature and a 7-inch digital TFT instrument cluster.
Civic Sport models build off the LX trim with the aforementioned exterior and interior design upgrades, and a redesigned 7-inch Display Audio system that includes Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration.

Civic EX models receive the new Display Audio system as well, in addition to newly standard dual zone automatic climate control with new fan speed buttons. New for 2019, Civic EX Sedan also receives an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Additional Civic EX features include 17-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, Honda’s exclusive LaneWatch™ side-view camera, hands-free entry with push button start, an updated audio system with 8 speakers (10 speakers in Civic Coupe), heated front seats and exterior mirrors and remote start. The EX-L trim, exclusive to Civic Sedan, adds leather-trimmed seats, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and Homelink®.

At the top of the Civic Sedan and Coupe lineup, the Touring trim adds newly designed 18-inch wheels, paddle shifters (with CVT) and sport pedals. Also included on Civic Touring are LED headlights that have been redesigned for a longer and wider beam. Rain-sensing wipers, side-mirror turn signals, heated rear seats (sedan only), embedded navigation and an updated audio system are also feature upgrades for all Civic Touring trims, while Civic Touring Sedans also get a 4-way power passenger seat.

Powertrain and Chassis
The 2019 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe LX and Sport trims are powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 158 horsepower and 138 lb.-ft. of torque. Connected to either a 6-speed manual transmission or CVT, the 2.0-liter provides lively performance and laudable EPA fuel economy ratings. CVT-equipped Civic EX, EX-L and Touring trims are powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with peak output of 174 horsepower (SAE net) 162 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net). EPA fuel economy ratings with the 1.5-liter engine remain among the best in class, with top ratings of 32/42 city/highway mpg2 for EX and EX-L trims.

2019 Civic Sedan and Coupe Powertrain Details
Trims LX, Sport EX, EX-L, Touring
Engine 2.0L DOHC multi-point injected 4-cylinder i-VTEC® 1.5L DOHC direct-injected turbocharged 4-cylinder
Transmission 6-speed manual (6MT) or CVT w/ available G-Shift Control CVT w/ available G-Shift Control
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 158 @ 6500 174 @ 6000
Torque @ rpm (lb.-ft., SAE net) 138 @ 4200 162 @ 1700-5500
Recommended fuel Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded
CARB emissions rating LEV3-ULEV125
LEV3-SULEV30
LEV3-ULEV125
LEV3-SULEV30
Tune-up interval No scheduled tune-ups required for 100,000 +/- miles No scheduled tune-ups required for 100,000 +/- miles

From LX to Touring, Civic has a well-earned reputation of being fun to drive. Civic Sport builds on this reputation with improved handling thanks to exclusive shock absorbers, rear lower control arms, and a stiffer front stabilizer bar in addition to 18-inch wheels and tires.

2019 Honda Civic Sedan & Coupe Pricing and EPA Ratings
Model / Trim / Engine Transmission MSRP3 MSRP Including $895 Destination Charge4 EPA Mileage Rating
City/Hwy/Combined2
LX Coupe 2.0L CVT $20,650 $21,545 30/38/33
Sport Coupe 2.0L 6MT $21,450 $22,345 25/35/29
Sport Coupe 2.0L CVT $22,250 $23,145 29/36/32
EX Coupe 1.5L Turbo CVT $23,200 $24,095 31/40/35
Touring Coupe 1.5L Turbo CVT $26,850 $27,745 30/37/33
LX Sedan 2.0L 6MT $19,450 $20,345 25/36/29
LX Sedan 2.0L CVT $20,250 $21,145 30/38/33
Sport Sedan 2.0L 6MT $21,150 $22,045 25/36/29
Sport Sedan 2.0L CVT $21,950 $22,845 29/37/32
EX Sedan 1.5L Turbo CVT $23,400 $24,295 32/42/36
EX-L Sedan 1.5L Turbo CVT $24,600 $25,495 32/42/36
Touring Sedan 1.5L Turbo CVT $27,300 $28,195 30/38/33

Packaging
The 2019 Civic Sedan and Coupe continue to offer class-leading interior volume that rivals many midsize cars. Front seat passengers enjoy generous amounts of leg and headroom and a cleverly designed center console offers a surprising amount of flexible storage space. Civic also offers additional storage on a tray under the dash for items that may require quick access, such as a wallet. This additional storage also houses the USB input used for functions including the Display Audio system’s Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, allowing drivers to keep their phones out of sight while driving. Alternatively, a convenient pass-through to the upper section lets drivers easily secure their phones while keeping the USB cord from cluttering the interior. Next to the USB input is a convenient 12-volt power source.

Rear seat passengers are treated to excellent legroom and headroom as well, and in Touring Sedan trims the outboard seating positions offer two levels of heating. The generous, midsize-like cargo space – up to 15.1 cu. ft. in sedan and up to 12.1 cu. ft. in coupe – is supplemented by 60/40 split folding rear seatbacks (single-piece in LX) to accommodate longer loads when necessary, with release handles for the seatbacks conveniently located in the trunk and the passenger compartment.

Safety Performance and Driver Assistive Features
For the 2019 model year, Civic Sedan and Coupe models feature the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment on all trims. Honda Sensing® includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) incorporating Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW). Additionally, all Honda Civic models receive automatic high beams as part of their Honda Sensing® package.

The 2019 Honda Civic also features a long list of standard active and passive safety features, including Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control, driver and passenger front and side airbags, side-curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist and Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The Civic is designed to achieve a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). All models feature a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, while EX trims and higher have Honda LaneWatch™ as standard equipment.

SAFETY & DRIVER ASSISTIVE FEATURES LX Sport EX EX-L Touring
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera With guidelines With dynamic guidelines With dynamic guidelines With dynamic guidelines With dynamic guidelines
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) (HS)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) (HS)
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) (HS)
Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) (HS)
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) (HS)
Adaptive Cruise Control w/ Low-Speed Follow (ACC) (HS)
Honda LaneWatch™    
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
Advanced Front Airbags
SmartVent® Front Side Airbags
Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
3-Point Seat Belts at all seating positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts w/ Automatic Tensioning System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)
Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat-Belt Reminder
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks

HS = Honda Sensing®

Model Trim Level Summary

LX Coupe Sedan
Honda Sensing® with Automatic High Beams
New cupholder design
Electric Parking Brake illumination
One-touch turn indicators 
Security system with remote entry and trunk release
Projector-beam halogen headlights with auto on/off
LED taillights
2-speed intermittent windshield wipers
Body-colored power side mirrors
Body-colored door handles
16″ Wheels Alloy Steel w/cover
Capless fueling system
Digital speedometer
ECON button
Rearview camera with guidelines
Automatic climate control
Steering wheel audio control
Front armrest console

 

Sport (Add or replace from LX) Coupe Sedan
18″ alloy wheel (vs 16″)
Fog lights
Chrome, center-mounted exhaust finisher
Black decklid spoiler
Sport badge
Smart Start / Smart Entry
Remote Start (with CVT)
Combination cloth and simulated leather seat
7″ Display Audio with hard buttons, volume knob
Apple CarPlay™  and Android Auto™ integration
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Sport pedals
Paddle shifters (with CVT)
Fin-type roof-mounted antenna
8-speaker audio system

 

EX (Add or replace from LX) Coupe Sedan
8-way power driver’s seat
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
New 7″ Display Audio with hard buttons, volume knob
17″ alloy wheels (new design)
One-touch moonroof with tilt feature
Decklid spoiler
Smart Start / Smart Entry
Walk Away Door Lock
Variable intermittent windshield wipers
Body-colored and heated power side mirrors
Remote start
Honda LaneWatchTM
Premium audio
Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration
Heated front seats
Dual zone automatic climate control
SAT/HD radio
Upgrade audio 10 Speakers vs 4 8 Speakers vs 4

 

EX-L (Sedan only, add or replace from EX) Coupe Sedan
HomeLink® remote
Leather-trimmed seats
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror

 

Touring (Add or replace from EX Coupe; EX-L Sedan) Coupe Sedan
18″ alloy wheels
Paddle shifters
Sport pedals
HomeLink®
LED headlights with auto on/off (new design)
Rain sensing wipers
Body-colored and heated power side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals
Chrome door handles
Leather-trimmed seats
Embedded navigation
4-way power passenger seat
Heated rear seats
Premium audio 10 Speakers vs 8

Additional media information including high-resolution photography of the 2019 Honda Civic is available at http://www.hondanews.com/channels/civic.

Consumer information is available at https://automobiles.honda.com/civic. To join the Civic community on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/hondacivic.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2017, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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2017 Civic Lineup Turbocharged with Extended Availability of Manual Transmission

  • Six-speed manual transmission joins the turbocharged Civic lineup, now standard on Sedan and Coupe EX-T trims
  • Civic is the best-selling compact car of 2016 with sales up 15.4% through August

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Arriving in showrooms starting tomorrow, the Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe aim to retain their position as members of the best-selling compact car nameplate in America with the expanded application of manual transmissions for the 2017 model year. Building on the fun-to-drive character of the 10th-generation Civic lineup, the 2017 Civic offers customers more choice with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard equipment on the turbocharged Civic Sedan and Coupe in EX-T trims. The 2017 Honda Civic starts at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $18,7401 for the Sedan and $19,1501 for the Coupe.

For 2017, the Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe EX-T now feature the sporty and engaging six-speed manual transmission paired with a 1.5-liter direct-injected and turbocharged DOHC engine producing a peak 174 hp and 167 lb.-ft. of torque2  – up 5 lb.-ft. compared to models equipped with the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The CVT remains optional on turbocharged EX-T trims, while standard on EX-L and Touring. Civic EX Sedans also now add HD Radio™ and XM Satellite Radio®.

“This has been a tremendous year for Civic, starting with the Sedan and Coupe setting sales records and leading the compact segment,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “For 2017, we’re thrilled to boost the Civic lineup by pairing the manual transmission with the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine – something we know our customers are very excited about.”

Since the introduction of the 10th-generation last year, Civic has received numerous awards and accolades, including the 2016 North American Car of the Year for the Civic Sedan, and has earned the highest-available collision performance safety ratings from both NHTSA and IIHS with the addition of Honda Sensing™. The Civic has led the compact car segment in sales for nine of the past ten months and has been the most popular car in America with under 35 year olds in each of the past six years, with the exception of 2014, when Honda Accord was #13.  Late last month, Honda added a sporty new Civic Hatchback variant to the lineup, with Civic Si and a radical new Civic Type-R joining next year.

2017 Civic Sedan and Coupe Pricing and EPA Ratings

Trim Engine Transmission MSRP1 EPA Fuel Economy Ratings4(city/highway/combined)
Civic Sedan LX 2.0L 6MT $18,740 28/40/32
LX 2.0L CVT $19,540 31/40/34
EX 2.0L CVT $21,140 31/40/34
EX-T 1.5L T 6MT $21,500 31/42/35
EX-T 1.5L T CVT $22,300 32/42/36
EX-L 1.5L T CVT $23,800 32/42/36
Touring 1.5L T CVT $26,600 32/42/36
Civic Coupe LX 2.0L 6MT $19,150 28/39/32
LX 2.0L CVT $19,950 30/39/34
LX-P 2.0L CVT $20,950 30/39/34
EX-T 1.5L T 6MT $21,600 30/41/35
EX-T 1.5L T CVT $22,400 31/40/35
EX-L 1.5L T CVT $23,525 31/40/35
Touring 1.5L T CVT $26,225 31/40/35

Key Features of the 10th Generation Civic
Major technologies, features and capabilities of the 2017 Civic Sedan and Coupe, depending on trim, include:

Powertrains

  • 1.5-liter direct-injected and turbocharged DOHC in-line 4-cylinder
  • 2.0-liter DOHC in-line 4-cylinder with i-VTEC™

Body

  • Ultra-rigid body with 63 percent application of high-strength steel and 12 percent application of ultra-high-strength steel
  • ACE™ body structure with crash stroke design for collision performance in a sporty, compact front frame design
  • Ultra-rigid 590-MPa high-strength-steel floor to enhance collision performance and ride quality
  • Most tightly sealed Honda body ever, with a 75 percent improvement in air leak performance over the previous generation
  • Premium noise isolation materials and design features that combine with the tightly sealed body for cabin quietness that challenges luxury-class compact-segment products

Chassis

  • Multi-link independent rear suspension
  • Hydraulic compliance bushings for premium levels of ride quality and road vibration isolation
  • Large stabilizer bars with bonded bushings for refined body control
  • Rigid aluminum rear damper brackets for ride quality
  • Agile Handling Assist brake torque vectoring for cornering precision and stability
  • Dual-pinion electric power steering with variable gear ratio for world-class steering feel and maneuverability

Exterior

  • Available LED exterior lighting
  • Complete underbody covering for fuel efficiency and cabin quietness
  • Flush mounted, acoustic glass windshield

Interior

  • Ultra-thin A-pillars for outstanding forward visibility
  • Premium, soft touch cabin materials exceeding current class standards
  • Dual zone automatic climate control (EX-T and above)
  • Available Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™

Safety and Driver Assistance

  • Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technologies (standard on Sedan and Coupe Touring trims, available on all trims of Civic Sedan)
  • Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
  • Achieves highest-available NHTSA safety ratings and aims to achieve the highest IIHS safety ratings

Exterior Design
The dramatic and sporty Civic design is grounded in its athletic stance and low and wide proportions. Compared to the previous generation, the 10th-generation Civic is nearly 2 inches wider and 1 inch lower with a 1.2-inch longer wheelbase, featuring a more compact and sporty front overhang; a longer, more aggressively sculpted hood and fastback-style tail. The Civic’s more premium character is also highlighted by its available LED exterior lighting. The overall effect is one of dynamism and premium quality with an unmistakable and yet thoroughly modern Civic design aesthetic.

Interior Design 
The interior of the 2017 Civic carries through on the exciting, modern and sophisticated styling of the exterior while providing enhanced comfort, leading-edge technology and class-leading quality. High quality, soft-to-the-touch materials are applied liberally—to the instrument panel, front door sash and door inserts and the large thickly padded center armrest. Fit, finish and materials quality throughout the Civic’s cabin have been thoroughly modernized and upgraded in keeping with the more premium and sporty character.

Interior Packaging
The 2017 Civic interior is designed to offer the most comfortable, sophisticated and premium-feeling cabin in the compact class. Both the Civic Sedan and Coupe benefit from the largest cabin in the compact segment. In front, ultra-thin front roof pillars enable class-leading forward visibility. All Civic models also feature a large, reconfigurable center console with up to 7.2 liters of secure storage space; approaching SUV levels of console utility.

Interior Comfort, Convenience and Connectivity
In addition to its more spacious interior, the Civic incorporates available premium comfort and convenience features including, remote engine start, electric parking brake, walk away door locking, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats and rain-sensing wipers. Models with Display Audio (EX and above on Sedan, EX-T and above on Coupe) include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ platforms. For 2017, all EX trims now include HD Radio™ and XM Satellite Radio® functionality as standard.

Powertrains
Powering the 2017 Civic Sedan and Coupe are two engines designed to provide highly refined, responsive and fuel-efficient performance. LX, LX-P (Coupe only) and EX (Sedan only) trims are powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC, 16-valve, port-injected, inline 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC™ valvetrain producing a peak 158 hp at 6,500 rpm and 138 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,200 rpm2, making it the most powerful base engine ever offered in Civic. The 2.0-liter engine is mated to a sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Design shift control, or on the LX trim, a quick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission.

Civics in EX-T, EX-L and Touring trims are powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter DOHC, direct-injected 4-cylinder engine with VTC and electronic wastegate, turning out 174 hp2. The 1.5-liter turbo engine is mated to either the six-speed manual transmission (standard on EX-T) with 167 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,800 to 5,500 rpm, or a CVT (available on EX-T, standard on EX-L and Touring) that offers 162 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,700 and 5,500 rpm2.

Safety and Driver Assistive Features
The 2017 Civic is designed to provide a high level of collision safety performance in a wide variety of collision scenarios, including offset and oblique-angle frontal collisions as well as side and rear impacts. The 2017 Civic utilizes its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body structure (ACE™) plus crash stroke technology and a 590MPa high-strength steel floor to provide a high degree of occupant protection while minimizing weight and aiding fuel efficiency.

Standard on the Civic Sedan and Coupe Touring trims and available on all Sedan trims, Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technology can further reduce the potential for a collision and mitigate the consequences, alerting the driver and taking emergency action when a collision is determined to be imminent. Honda Sensing features include the following:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS™)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) integrated with RDM
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) integrated with CMBS
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)

The 2017 Civic Sedan and Coupe have earned top crash protection ratings from the NHTSA – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).  The 2017 Civic Sedan and Coupe are also anticipated to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with a score of GOOD in all test modes and a SUPERIOR rating for frontal crash prevention when equipped with Honda Sensing.

Civic Manufacturing
All 2017 Civic Sedans for the U.S. market are manufactured at the company’s Alliston, Ontario, and Greensburg, Indiana, auto plants using domestic and globally sourced parts. Civic Coupes are produced at Honda’s global lead plant for Civic in Ontario, Canada. Both 2017 Civic engines are manufactured at Honda engine plants in Anna, Ohio, and Alliston, Ontario, with the turbo engine produced exclusively at the Anna Engine Plant.

Additional Information
Additional media information including high-resolution photography and video of the 2017 Honda Civic is available athttp://www.hondanews.com/channels/civic.

Consumer information is available at http://www.automobiles.honda.com/civic. To join the Civic community on Facebook, visit http://www.facebook.com/hondacivic.

About Honda 
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through approximately 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic and Accord passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 33 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2015, more than 99 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Wiman Pilots Honda Civic to Top-Five Finish

  • Joni Wiman Collects Honda’s Seventh Top-Five Finish of 2016
  • Eriksson and Wiman Show Poise Through Adverse Weather in D.C.
  • Honda Remains in Third Place in the Season-Long Manufacturers Championship

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The 2016 North American Car of the Year, the Honda Civic Coupe, powered Olsbergs MSE driver Joni Wiman to the manufacturer’s seventh top-five finish in Washington, D.C. this afternoon in front of a near sellout crowd at the temporary circuit at RFK Stadium.

Wiman led his teammate, Sebastian Eriksson, in the 10-lap final. The 22-year-old showcased the Civic Coupe’s rigor and grace, navigating through the mud and soaked 10-turn circuit on his way to his fourth top-five result of the year.

Friday’s on-track activity commenced with two 50-minute practice sessions, where the Honda Racing duo of Wiman and Eriksson gained valuable experience on the 74.6 percent pavement/25.4 percent dirt and sand-composed .899-mile circuit. In the evening’s qualification rounds, Wiman finished third and Eriksson seventh. The Civic Coupes took to the course in Heat 1A, with Wiman’s No. 31 Honda Red Bull OMSE Civic finishing in second place and the No. 93 Civic of Eriksson in fourth.

Saturday’s second round heats once again placed the Honda Civic Coupes together in the same heat, 2B. Wiman started second and Eriksson fourth in the six-lap heat. At the start, Wiman held his ground through the initial sector of the course, with Eriksson in fourth. On the second lap, the Honda Racing team took the Joker Lap, after which Wiman maintained second position, but Eriksson took the third position from Nelson Piquet Jr. The Civic Coupes went on to finish together in second and third place.

In the semi-finals, Wiman advanced by keeping his Honda Civic smooth and consistent through the dirt and asphalt, finishing in second place. In the following semi-final, Eriksson battled Patrik Sandell and Tanner Foust until the very end and was rewarded with the final transfer position into the 10-car final.

Following a heavy rain shower, the field was given a reconnaissance lap around the now muddy and soaked circuit. The main event would put a premium on the precision and reliability of the Honda Civics and their 8,500 rpm Honda Performance Development-prepared engines. Off the line, Wiman and Eriksson battled heavy contact from the field. After the first lap carnage, Wiman and Eriksson secured the fifth and sixth positions, poised to make a charge to the front.

Unfortunately, due to heavy contact, Eriksson was forced to retire from the race on Lap Seven. Wiman’s Honda Civic navigated through the muck and puddlesuntil the laps ran out for the 22 year-old Finnish driver, but he secured the top-five result,  his fourth of the season.

Honda remains third in the Red Bull GRC manufacturers’ championship heading into Round Nine, August 28 in Atlantic City, N.J. The event takes place at Bader Field, a retired municipal airport in New Jersey, and can be seen live on NBC at 3 p.m. ET, with online coverage by Red Bull TV beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Joni Wiman (No. 31 Honda Red Bull OMSE Civic) on the result: “It was a super difficult final race for us. I was hoping to really get a good start and at least hold my result through the mud and wet [part of the] course. Unfortunately, I got squeezed in the first part of the circuit and from there just held on to ffth place. It was very difficult to even see out of the windshield, so to bring the Honda Civic back to the garage with a decent result was all we could really expect in those conditions.”

Sebastian Eriksson (No. 93 Honda Red Bull OMSE Civic): “It was just a difficult weekend for me here. It was little things here and there, and then we suffered the contact to the rear fender and ultimately a shredded tire. I couldn’t even finish the race. I’m disappointed I couldn’t bring home a great finish in the Honda Civic. We’re really close to making it all happen, so I’m excited for Atlantic City.”

All-New Civic Coupe is Anything but “Square” in New Ad Campaign

  • Multi-channel campaign highlights Civic Coupe’s standout styling in a “boxy” world
  • Spot begins in square format, expands full frame as Civic Coupe enters screen

squarecivic01Honda is bringing to life the all-new 2016 Civic Coupe in a new integrated advertising campaign that highlights the vehicle’s role as the most stylish, refined, dynamic and connected car in its class. The multiplatform campaign launching today includes TV, print and digital executions that highlight the vehicle’s innovative new styling and advanced features while playfully communicating how the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe challenges the way people perceive the world around them.

In “Square,” (http://honda.us/HondaSquare) the Civic Coupe’s new 30-second TV spot, a world is depicted that is dominated by dull square forms, from square people and square dogs to square cars, even the ad itself is shown in a square format. This “square” world is completely disrupted when the all-new Civic Coupe arrives, flaunting a new sleek design and sporty curves. When airing on TV and in pre-roll formats, the commercial will be confined into a square format, which will then expand into full frame as the Civic Coupe arrives.

“The bold styling and dynamic performance of the all-new Honda Civic Coupe have reset customer expectations for the compact car experience,” said Susie Rossick, Assistant Vice President of Marketing at American Honda. “Our new campaign visually represents how the Civic Coupe is breaking the rules of conformity.”

“Square” will debut across high profile primetime, sports (NHL and NBA), cable and online video properties. Print executions will illustrate that ‘Curves are Better’ in publications including Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Motor Trend and Automobile.

On the digital front, cross-platform and high-impact advertising units will be featured across select partners, such as Google, Amazon and Pandora. Targeted digital and search support will continue across various platforms, rolling out engaging programs in support of the all-new Civic Coupe throughout the campaign to maintain awareness.

The social media execution continues Honda’s tradition of pushing the status-quo boundary by building the first-ever crowd sourced stunt track to tout the performance of the all-new Civic Coupe with the #CivicDreamTrack. Honda is leveragingFacebook and Twitter, asking fans for ideas on how to create the ultimate “Dream Track”. If a fan’s suggestion gets used in the making of the stunt track, that fan will get a special social media shout-out from Honda. A video of the #CivicDreamTrack will debut across Honda social channels in mid-June. Sneak peeks will also be featured on Honda’s Snapchat.

About Honda Civic and the all-new Civic Coupe

The Honda Civic Coupe is the latest arrival in a completely reimagined Civic lineup that kicked off last fall with the Civic Sedan, which was recently named the 2016 North American Car of the Year. The Civic is America’s top retail selling compact car and the most popular vehicle in America with U.S. millennials. The sporty and sophisticated 10th-generation Civic lineup features new Honda turbo engine technology, class-leading EPA fuel economy of up to 42 MPG and the latest in connected-car technology, including both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The 2016 Civic Coupe will be followed by the all-new Civic 5-Door hatch will launch later this year, followed in 2017 by Civic Si variants and a radical new Civic Type-R, topping off the sportiest, most expansive model lineup in the 44-year history of Civic.

All-New 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Goes on Sale March 15 Providing Enthusiasts with the Most Stylish, Refined, Dynamic and Connected Vehicle in its Class

  • Roomy and refined interior wrapped in sleek and sporty new body
  • Two new fun and efficient powerplants: 2.0-liter i-VTEC and 1.5-liter Turbo
  • Sophisticated chassis provides superior comfort, refinement and dynamic handling performance in a compact-class coupe
  • Available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ enhance connectivity
  • Honda introduces new responsive consumer website with Civic page on automobiles.honda.com

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Delivering a new level of style, sporty driving performance, technological sophistication and value, the all-new 2016 Civic Coupe goes on sale on March 15 with a starting MSRP of $19,0501 for the Civic LX Coupe with manual transmission. Following the highly successful introduction of the 2016 Civic Sedan, named 2016 North American Car of the Year, the Civic Coupe includes many of the same attributes in a more personal and enthusiast oriented two-door body style.

The 2016 Civic Coupe is available in three powertrain configurations: a 174-horsepower2 1.5-liter DOHC turbo engine with CVT (EX and above), a 158-horsepower3 2.0-liter i-VTEC™ paired with CVT (LX and LX-P) and the same 2.0-liter engine with a six-speed manual transmission (on LX trim). EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2016 Civic Coupe are 31/41/35 mpg4(city/highway/combined) for 1.5-liter turbo models with CVT, 30/41/34 mpg for 2.0-liter models with CVT and 26/38/31 mpg for the LX with 2.0-liter engine and manual transmission.

“This new Civic Coupe exemplifies Honda’s focus on fun-to-drive character with two powerful engine options and a chassis tuned specifically for driving fun,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “As the second model in our sportiest and most ambitious Civic lineup ever, the coupe sets the bar for performance, refinement and connectivity in the compact coupe segment.”

Virtually everything about the 2016 Civic Coupe is new – all-new vehicle architecture, sporty and sophisticated new interior and exterior styling, a more spacious and high-quality cabin, two advanced new engines, and a host of new premium features and technologies. Further, with the addition of Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technologies on the Civic Touring Coupe and the first application of Honda turbo engine technology to EX and above trims, the 2016 Civic Coupe offers buyers a wider range of options than ever before, each a high-value proposition.

For the 2016 Civic Honda will roll out a new consumer website design on March 15. The one page vehicle experience has a responsive design to be fully functional on mobile devices and is focused to inspire, educate, and activate customers. This new design will be introduced initially on Civic but ultimately the pages for all Honda models will be upgraded. Customers can experience the new website design and view, build and price a 2016 Honda Civic Coupe atautomobiles.honda.com/civic.

2016 Civic Coupe Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Trim Transmission MSRP1 EPA MPG Rating4 (city/highway/combined)
LX 6MT $19,050 26/38/31
LX CVT $19,850 30/41/34
LX-P CVT $20,850 31/41/35
EX CVT $22,300 31/41/35
EX-L CVT $23,425 31/41/35
Touring CVT $26,125 31/41/35

 

New Technologies
Major new technologies, features and capabilities of the 2016 Civic Coupe, depending on trim, are as follows:

Powertrains

  • Turbocharged 1.5-liter DOHC direct-injected engine
  • 2.0-liter DOHC port-injected i-VTEC engine

Body

  • Ultra-rigid body with 63 percent application of high-strength steel and 12 percent application of ultra-high-strength steel (up from 55 percent and 1 percent, respectively, in the previous model) – the most extensive use of high-tensile steel ever in a Civic
  • 76 pound reduction in unibody weight versus the previous Civic Coupe, despite its larger size and greater stiffness
  • ACE™ body structure with new crash stroke design (Honda and Civic first) for improved collision performance in a sportier, more compact front frame design
  • Ultra-rigid 590-MPa high-strength-steel floor for enhanced collision performance and improved ride quality (Civic first)
  • Most tightly sealed Honda body ever, with a 75 percent improvement in air leak performance over the previous model
  • Premium noise isolation materials and design features that combine with the tightly sealed body for cabin quietness that challenges luxury-class compact-segment products

Chassis

  • New multi-link independent rear suspension
  • Hydraulic compliance bushings for premium levels of ride quality and road vibration isolation (Civic first)
  • Larger stabilizer bars with bonded bushings for more refined body control (Civic first)
  • Rigid aluminum rear damper brackets for improved ride quality (Civic first)
  • Agile Handling Assist brake torque vectoring for cornering precision and stability (Civic first)
  • Dual-pinion electric power steering with variable gear ratio for improved steering feel and maneuverability (Civic first)

Exterior

  • Standard aluminum wheels on all trims
  • Available LED exterior lighting
  • Complete underbody covering for fuel efficiency and cabin quietness
  • Flush mounted, acoustic glass windshield
  • Capless refueling

Interior

  • 91.0 (LX) and 88.6 (EX-T and above) cubic-feet of passenger volume (+7.8 cubic feet vs. previous Civic Coupe) – amongst the most spacious cabins in the compact class
  • New ultra-thin A-pillars for enhanced forward visibility
  • Premium, soft touch cabin materials exceeding current class standards
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Standard automatic climate control (LX)
  • Dual zone automatic climate control (EX and above)
  • Available Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto™5 and Apple CarPlay®6
  • Available premium comfort and convenience features including Remote Engine start, Smart Entry with Push Button Start and rain-sensing wipers

Safety and Driver Assistance

  • Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technologies (Touring trim)
  • Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
  • New crash stroke front frame design
  • Ultra-rigid 590-MPa high-strength steel floor for enhanced collision performance
  • Targeted highest-available collision performance safety ratings – a 5 star Overall Vehicle Score in the NHTSA’s NCAP, a TOP SAFETY PICK from the IIHS for the LX through EX-L trims and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the IIHS for the Touring trim.

Exterior Design
Advanced engineering and next-generation sporty Civic design themes are combined in the sleek new Civic Coupe exterior styling. The taut, tidy and sporty overall proportions of the new Civic Coupe are complemented and accentuated by its performance inspired design details, including its sleek, swept-back bodylines, its sharp and aggressive face, and its bulging wheel arches. The hood features sharply defined character lines that draw the eye forward and down to the Civic’s aggressive new face, highlighted by a chrome-plated Honda “wing” that runs the full width of the front fascia and is flanked by available new LED headlights in an in-line configuration.

The new Civic’s ultra-thin A-pillars lend the cabin an open, airy feeling with excellent forward visibility, while the aggressively sloped roof line connects seamlessly with gracefully arching C-pillars that carry the curvature of the roof rearward to the outside rear corners of the long deck, where they intersect with distinctive C-shaped “light-pipe” LED taillights forming a continuous line across the rear.

The sharply creased and curving upper-body side line swells over the rear wheel arches and curves aggressively inward to join the upper bend of the distinctive LED taillights, while the upswept lower-body side line is bisected by the bulging rear wheel arches before bending inward to meet up with the rear bumper’s upper surface. The overall effect is one of dynamism and premium quality with an unmistakable and yet thoroughly modern Civic design aesthetic.

Interior Design 
The completely new interior of the 2016 Civic Coupe carries through on the exciting, modern and sophisticated styling of the exterior while providing enhanced comfort, leading-edge technology and class-leading quality. The 2016 Civic Coupe takes Civic interior quality to a new level. High quality, soft-to-the-touch materials are applied liberally—to the instrument panel, front door sash and door inserts and the larger, more thickly padded center armrest. Fit, finish and materials quality throughout the cabin have been thoroughly modernized and upgraded in keeping with the more premium and sporty compact coupe character of this all new Civic.

Interior Packaging
Honda’s vehicle packaging expertise, along with the Civic’s longer wheelbase and wider body, results in the most spacious interior in the competitive class. With 91.0 cubic feet of available passenger space (LX) and 88.6 cubic feet (LX-P and above trims), the 2016 Civic Coupe delivers top-of-class comfort by giving its occupants a sense of spaciousness and premium comfort beyond the compact class with ample headroom, legroom, shoulder clearance and side head clearance, including an additional five inches of rear seat legroom compared to the previous model.

A class leading 84.3 degrees of forward visibility is aided by a new, ultra-thin A-pillar design, 18.2 mm (0.72 inch) narrower than the A-pillar in the outgoing 2015 Civic. Even the forward visibility of rear-seat occupants is taken into account, as the new Civic features newly shaped front seatbacks and a smaller head restraint.

More legroom for the driver is made possible by the reduced intrusion of the instrument panel into the driver’s knee space, while rear-seat foot room is improved by a 27 mm (1.1 inches) wider space between the front seat rails. Trunk room has also been significantly increased, by 0.2 cubic-feet to 12.1 cubic-feet (LX), among the largest in the compact class, with a lower lift over height, larger rear opening, and wider and taller cargo area than the outgoing model. An all-new reconfigurable center console, with up to 7.2 liters of storage space, can hold multiple full-size tablets or an oversized water bottle with the console lid closed.

Interior Comfort, Convenience and Connectivity
The new Civic is designed to be the most comfortable, convenient and connected Civic ever. In addition to its more spacious interior, the 2016 Civic Coupe incorporates new, available premium comfort and convenience features including, remote engine start, electronic parking brake, walk away door locking, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats and rain-sensing wipers.

Raising intuitive operation and digital connectivity to the next level, the 2016 Civic Coupe in EX-T and above trims incorporates a new 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen that serves as the nerve center for control of audio, HVAC and other functions. The new Display Audio is integrated with new Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ platforms, providing seamless integration of smartphone features and functions, including app-based navigation, streaming audio, voice-controlled search capabilities, and access to a host of Apple- or Google-approved smartphone apps.

Powertrains
Powering the 2016 Civic Coupe are two all-new engines, first introduced in the Civic Sedan, that were both designed to provide highly refined, responsive and fuel-efficient performance. Civic Coupes in LX and LX-P trim are powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC, 16-valve, port-injected, inline 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC™ valvetrain producing a peak 158 hp at 6,500 rpm and 138 lb-ft. of torque at 4,200 rpm, making it the most powerful base engine ever offered in Civic. The new 2.0-liter engine is mated to a sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Design shift control, or on the LX trim, a quick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission.

Civic Coupes in EX, EX-L and Touring trim are powered by an all-new turbocharged 1.5-liter DOHC, direct-injected 4-cylinder engine with VTC and electronic wastegate, turning out 174 hp at 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 162 lb-ft. from 1,700 to 5,500 rpm. The 1.5-liter turbo engine is mated to a new CVT that leverages the engine’s low-inertia turbo with electronic waste gate and variable cam timing (VTC) to optimize power delivery across the engine’s full operating range.

Both engines feature a wide array of friction-reduction design and engineering features that support both high performance and high fuel efficiency. These two ultra-efficient engines, married to the 2016 Civic’s light, rigid and highly aerodynamic body, help the Civic garner anticipated class-leading EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 30/41/34 mpg (city/highway/combined) for the 2.0-liter engine with CVT, 26/38/31mpg1 for the LX with the 2.0-liter engine and manual transmission, and 31/41/35 mpg for the 1.5-liter turbo with CVT.

Body
The 2016 Civic Coupe’s new powertrains and sophisticated chassis design are underpinned by its entirely new body construction, where engineers went deeper in the study of dynamic body rigidity to realize an ultra-rigid platform architecture that serves as the foundation for its more sophisticated chassis design, its class-leading collision performance, and its powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains.

Global bending and torsional rigidity are increased with specifically localized body rigidity tuning in key areas, especially at suspension and subframe mounting points which are dramatically improved.

The new Civic’s sleeker body design combines with aerodynamic features, including nearly full underbody covering, front and rear wheel strakes, optimized rear exhaust silencers and a highly aero-efficient engine compartment, to create the most aerodynamically efficient body in the compact class. The 2016 Civic Coupe’s Cd*A – the combination of coefficient of drag (Cd) and frontal area (A) – is improved by 12.5 percent over the outgoing Civic to best-in-class levels, based on Honda internal test data. The Civic aero design was optimized using a combination of advanced CFD (computation fluid dynamics) and wind tunnel testing of highly detailed 25- and 40-percent scale models and a full-scale model.

Chassis
Building on the foundation of its ultra-rigid and lightweight body structure, the 2016 Civic Coupe utilizes the most sophisticated chassis design in the history of Civic. Its fully independent suspension includes an all-new multi-link rear design mated to a rigidly-mounted rear subframe for a high degree of lateral stability.

Hydraulic compliance bushings, a feature typically reserved for larger or more expense vehicles, are also utilized on Civic (front bushings on all trims, front and rear on Civic Coupes with 1.5-liter turbo engine), improving ride compliance and reducing road vibrations without compromising sporty handling feel. The new Civic Coupe also applies bonded front and rear stabilizer bushings for smoother and more progressive anti-roll behavior. And Civic’s new dual-pinion electric power steering with variable gear ratio provides for more precise steering control and feel—with only 2.2 turns lock-to-lock (vs. 2.87 turns on the previous model) for greatly improved low-speed maneuverability.

The new Civic Coupe’s wider track, plus 1.9 inches at the front and plus 2.5 inches at the rear, and its 0.39 inch wider tire tread, compared to previous Civic Coupe, aid flat handling and lateral grip, while its 3.1 inch longer wheelbase improves ride quality on undulating or rough road surfaces. The Civic also applies Agile Handling Assist for the first time, using the VSA4 system to apply the brake of the front inside wheel at the entry to a corner, improving cornering attitude, stability and precision.

Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH)
Engineers for the new Civic adopted premium noise-isolating materials and design features to achieve a new level of cabin quietness in the compact class. This includes the adoption of new methods to measure and reduce air leaks in the Civic body that, based on Honda’s internal test data, is the most tightly sealed body in the competitive class. Full body air leaks have been reduced 75 percent compared to the previous Civic Coupe.

Safety and Driver Assistive Features
The 2016 Civic Coupe is designed to provide a high level of collision safety performance in a wide variety of collision scenarios, including offset and oblique-angle frontal collisions as well as side and rear impacts. The Civic’s safety performance starts with its class-leading forward visibility and precise, stable and predictable steering, handling and braking performance. Standard four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) 7 with traction control and Agile Handling Assist further enhance dynamic stability and emergency maneuvering and braking performance.

Standard on the Civic Touring Coupe, Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technology can further reduce the potential for a collision and mitigate the consequences, alerting the driver and taking emergency action when a collision is determined to be imminent. Honda Sensing™ uses both millimeter wave radar and a monocular camera to sense and respond to detected road hazards. The Civic Honda Sensing technology suite includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow. Honda Sensing features include the following:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS™)8
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)9 integrated with RDM
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)10 integrated with CMBS
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow11
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)12
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)13

All Civics come equipped with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera14 and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror.

The 2016 Civic utilizes its advanced body structure – including its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body structure (ACE™), new crash stroke technology and a 590MPa high-strength steel floor – to provide a high degree of occupant protection while minimizing weight and aiding fuel efficiency.

Engineers were challenged not only to create a body that supported their goals for dynamic performance, but also for top-in-class collision performance. The adoption of a more compact front end and shorter front overhang proved to be an exceptional challenge to achieving their goals, effectively shortening the front frame’s crash stroke (the area available to absorb and redirect frontal collision energy). To overcome this challenge and maintain the sporty proportions of the new Civic, engineers developed a new crash stroke design for frontal collisions. A new subframe linked attachment creates a mechanical hinge effect that directs the engine downward in a frontal impact, effectively increasing the front “crash stroke” by 80 mm (3.0 inches).

The Civic utilizes advanced front, side and side curtain airbag technology, including a driver’s front airbag with new spiral stitching for an improved deployment profile; SmartVent® technology for the driver and front passenger side airbags; and a new front passenger airbag with safety vent technology that can mitigate the possibility of injury from airbag deployment when the passenger is “out of position.”  These systems work in conjunction with the advanced body structure and optimally tuned interior components to help mitigate injuries in a collision.

Utilizing these design features and safety technologies, the 2016 Civic Coupe targets the highest available crash protection ratings – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), with top ratings in all test modes; and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for LX through EX-L trims, with a score of GOOD in all test modes, and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating for the Touring trim, equipped with Honda Sensing.

Manufacturing
The 2016 Civic Coupe for the U.S. market will be produced at Honda’s global lead plant for Civic in Ontario, Canada, using domestic and globally sourced parts. Both new engines and the CVT transmission are produced in North America, with the 1.5-liter turbo engine being produced in Anna, Ohio, at the largest automobile engine plant in Honda’s global production network, the 2.0-liter engine being produced in Alliston, Ontario, and its highly precise CVT transmissions are assembled in Russells Point, Ohio, where two on-site wind turbines provide for upwards of 10 percent of the plant’s power needs.

Honda Rearview Report: November 14 – November 20, 2015

“The 2015-2016 auto show season got into full swing this week in Los Angeles, and we were proud to take home multiple awards, including an unprecedented 30th Car and Driver10Best award for Accord, and Kelly Blue Book “Best Buy” awards for Civic, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey, including “Overall Best Buy of the Year” honors for the new Civic.

But what really has us excited is the debut of the all-new Civic Coupe, the second model in our innovative new 10th-generation Civic lineup that collectively will represent the most expansive and sporty Civic in the model’s 43-year history. The Civic Coupe joins the Civic Sedan, which went on sale just last week, and delivers an even sportier and emotional take on the new Civic design with a sophisticated and sporty new chassis, a more spacious and quieter cabin, class-leading fuel-economy ratings and targeted top-in-class collision safety ratings.

We have a lot to be thankful for in what has been quite an eventful year – with the launch of major new products including the all-new HR-V and Pilot and the all-new Civic.  I hope you have a great Thanksgiving holiday!  And we look forward to seeing you throughout the auto show season.”

Dynamically Styled, More Powerful and Fuel-Efficient 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Makes First Public Appearance at Los Angeles Auto Show

  • 2016 Civic Coupe set to launch in March as the latest addition to Honda’s expansive and sporty new 10th-generation Civic lineup
  • Lower roofline, more compact form and signature taillight differentiate the more personal and sporty Coupe design
  • Two powerful and fuel-efficient powerplants, including first ever Honda turbo engine for Civic Coupe
  • State-of-the-art connectivity with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay™ and new Honda embedded navigation system by Garmin
  • Sporty and spacious, interior space grows by 8.4 cubic feet and rear-seat legroom is up more than 5 inches.

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The newest member of the completely reengineered and reimagined 10th-generation Civic lineup – the 2016 Civic Coupe – will make its first public appearance at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Launching in March, the 2016 Civic Coupe delivers an even sportier and emotional take on the new Civic design while benefitting from the multitude of upgrades to the 10th-generation Civic lineup, including a sophisticated and sporty new chassis, a more spacious and quieter cabin, class-leading fuel-economy ratings and targeted top-in-class crash safety ratings.

The new 2016 Civic Coupe, like its sedan counterpart, will feature two advanced new engines, including the first-ever turbo engine for the Coupe, delivering more power, performance and fuel efficiency. All new Civic Coupes, from the well-equipped LX to the new, line-topping Touring trim, also receive significant upgrades to interior style, with soft-touch materials and high-grade finishes, along with a bevy of new standard and available features, including the Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies as well as both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

“We continue on our epic 10th-generation Civic journey with the sportiest, most sophisticated and tech-savvy Civic Coupe yet,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and general manager of the Honda Division. “I think our customers are going to be utterly surprised by what this new Coupe delivers in terms of refinement, safety, efficiency and fun-to-drive performance.”

The 2016 Civic Coupe is the second in a series of new 10th-generation Civic models that Honda is launching over the course of the next 18 months, including the Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe, the first-ever Civic 5-door hatchback for the U.S. market, Civic Si performance variants and for the first time in the U.S., the radical new Civic Type-R.

Civic Coupe Styling
The 2016 Civic Coupe carries forward the sporty and premium character of the 10th-generation Civic design, including the bold front fascia, fast-back profile and sharp-edged detailing, as well as its more athletic wheels out proportions – its longer wheelbase (+2.9 inches), wider body (+1.9 inches), shortened front overhang (-1.4 inches) and wider stance. The new Coupe also benefits from the lower seating position, or hip point, of the new Civic platform, which amplifies the Coupe’s low, wide and planted dynamic driving character.

From the A-pillars rearward, the Coupe features unique exterior styling with a lower and more steeply raked roofline, nearly 1 inch lower than the Sedan, and more compact proportions, with the rear overhang and overall length shortened by 5.5 inches.  The new Coupe also features an exclusive rear taillight design that carries the arch of the distinctive C-shaped LED taillights across the full length of the rear deck lid.

Sporty and Spacious Coupe Interior
The 2016 Civic Coupe’s sportier design does not come at the expense of passenger comfort, as interior space grows by 8.4 cubic feet and rear seat legroom is increased by more than 5 inches, compared to the outgoing Coupe model. The new Civic Coupe interior strikes a more premium tone with high-quality materials and high-contrast finishes. These include a new one-piece, soft-touch instrument panel with molded stitching; more premium seat fabrics; a new full-color TFT center meter (EX and above trims); door inserts with real stitching; an LED shift indicator and LED overhead lighting; and for EX and higher trims, a leather shift lever boot.

Civic Coupe Feature Upgrades
All new Civic Coupes, from the well-equipped LX to the new line-topping Touring, feature upgraded interiors and an expanded list of standard and available technologies and features. New standard equipment includes auto on/off headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, acoustic glass windshield, automatic climate control (dual-zone in upper trims), Electric Parking Brake with Brake Hold and Walk-Away auto door locks. New available features include Honda LED headlights, Remote engine start, heated front seats and side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, full-color TFT center meter and seven-inch Display Audio touchscreen.

Civic Coupe Audio and Connectivity
The new Civic Coupe delivers the latest in audio and connected-car technology, including more powerful audio systems; an available new Android OS-based, 7-inch Display Audio touch screen interface; a bevy of streaming audio options such as Pandora®, SiriusXM® and HD Radio™; and for trims with Display Audio, full compatibility with both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® platforms. The Civic Coupe highest trims will also feature a new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ developed in cooperation with the experts at Garmin.

Advanced New Powertrains
The 2016 Civic Coupe will launch with two more powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains, Lower trims receive a new 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC™ engine turning out 158 horsepower and 138 lb.-ft. of torque1 (+15 HP and +9 lb.-ft. vs. 2015 Civic 1.8L) with anticipated EPA fuel-economy ratings of 31/41/35 mpg2 (city/highway/combined) for models equipped with CVT. This engine can also be equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission on the lowest trim. Civic Coupe mid to highest trims are powered by a new 1.5-liter DOHC direct-injected TURBO – the first-ever turbocharged engine for Civic Coupe – putting out a peak 174 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque3 (+31 HP and +33 lb.-ft. vs. 2015 Civic 1.8L) with anticipated EPA ratings of 31/42/35 mpg2.

Advanced Safety Performance
The 2016 Civic Coupe utilizes Honda’s next generation Advanced Compatibility Body Structure™ (ACE™) working in conjunction with advanced airbags and seatbelts to provide a high degree of safety performance. Utilizing these systems in conjunction with the available new Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, the 2016 Civic Coupe with Honda Sensing™ targets the highest available U.S. safety ratings – an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Honda to Debut 2016 Civic Coupe and Next-Gen Clarity Fuel Cell at 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

  • World debut of all-new 2016 Civic Coupe elevates sporty styling and dynamic performance on 10th-generation Honda Civic platform
  • 2016 Civic Coupe marks next step of ambitious cadence in new Civic lineup  
  • Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle makes North American debut in advance of U.S. launch in 2016

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Honda will reveal details on two exciting new expressions of its Clean, Safe, Fun brand values at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show with the world debut of the all-new 2016 Civic Coupe, the second in a line of new 10th-generation Civic models that will be launching over the next 18 months, and the North American debut of the all-new Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan, providing an early look at Honda’s next-generation approach to low-carbon mobility, scheduled to launch in the U.S. next year.

2016 Honda Civic Coupe
Built on the same athletic Civic platform that underpins the highly anticipated 2016 Civic Sedan that goes on-sale at Honda dealerships nationwide on November 12, the 2016 Civic Coupe will showcase even sportier lines, with an intimate, high-tech interior and engaging powertrain options to continue Honda’s focus on launching the sportiest and most expansive Civic lineup in brand history.

Like its Sedan counterpart, the new Civic Coupe targets word-class levels of sporty performance, ride refinement and cabin quietness along with class-leading fuel efficiency and safety performance, powered in part by two all-new powertrains, including a first-ever turbocharged powerplant for the U.S. Civic.

The world debut of the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is the second in a series of new 10th-generation Civic models that will include a sedan, coupe, high-performance Si models, a 5-door hatchback and the first-ever Civic Type-R model for the U.S. market, comprising the most diverse and innovative lineup in Civic’s 43-year history.

Clarity Fuel Cell
Building on Honda’s longstanding commitment to advanced alternative-fuel vehicle technologies, the Clarity Fuel Cell five-passenger sedan will offer increased performance, range and efficiency as well as improved packaging. The Clarity is the world’s first production fuel cell sedan to house the entire fuel cell stack and drivetrain system in the front engine compartment. Using Honda original technologies, the new Clarity Fuel Cell will offer customers a new low-carbon mobility experience with a driving range of more than 300 miles and refueling time of approximately three minutes.

The Clarity Fuel Cell comes to U.S. shores following its world debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show in October. Honda’s next-generation fuel cell car will launch in the U.S. in 2016, after its market introduction in Japan in March of next year.

The Honda booth is located in West Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and will be open to media beginning on November 18, 2015.

About Honda 
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive automobiles for American car buyers through approximately 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Accord, Civic, Fit and CR-Z, along with the HR-V crossover and Pilot and CR-V sport/utility vehicles, as well as the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has the longest-lasting cars1 of any mainstream automotive brand in America, and more models achieving an IIHSTOP SAFETY PICK+ rating than any other automotive nameplate.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 30 years and currently operates 16 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2013, more than 94 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

1 Longevity based on IHS Automotive, Polk U.S. vehicles in operation registration statistics 1988–2012 for Honda and non-luxury competing brands.

 

2016 Accord Raises its Game with Dynamic Styling, Chassis and Body Upgrades, Available Honda Sensing™, plus Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™

  • Sporty and sophisticated new styling with expanded use of LED lighting
  • New 7-inch Display Audio offered with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • First application of 19-inch wheels on Accord
  • Newly available 60/40-split and folding rear seat, heated rear seats, rain-sensing wipers, and parking sensors
  • New line-topping Touring trim for Accord Coupe

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The always popular, benchmark-setting Honda Accord, retail car buyers’ most popular choice in 2013 and again in 20141, receives a major mid-model cycle refresh for the 2016 model year. With dynamic new styling, a revised and upgraded body and chassis, and Honda’s first-ever application of available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, the 2016 Accord Sedan goes on sale tomorrow with the Accord Coupe following on August 26. The Accord also benefits from the addition of Honda Sensing™, among the most comprehensive suites of safety and driver-assistive technologies ever offered in the midsize car class, along with a host of available new features and technologies, including HD Radio, heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors and more. For model year 2016 the Accord Coupe also gets a new top-of-the-line Touring trim, while the Sedan in Sport trim and Touring versions of the Sedan and Coupe get the first-ever application of 19-inch alloy wheels on Accord.

Representing a high value proposition, the 2016 Accord has a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)2 unchanged from the 2015 model for the Sedan LX and Coupe LX-S. The MSRP for the 2016 Accord Sedan LX with 6-speed manual transmission (6-MT) remains at $22,105 and $22,905 for the Sedan LX with continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Accord Coupe LX-S is also unchanged at $23,775 for the 6-MT and $24,625 for the CVT.

“The best is getting better with the launch of the redesigned 2016 Accord,” said Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President of the Honda Division. “With more customer-relevant technology, an even more refined and sporty ride and top-class fuel economy and safety ratings, the 2016 redesign keeps Accord at the top of its class.”

Accord has been named 29 times to Car and Driver magazine’s coveted “10Best” list, more than any other automobile, and Accord is the top selling car in America to under-35-year-old car buyers4. The 2016 Accord, with its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and available Honda Sensing™ technology, received the highest available crash safety ratings from the U.S. government – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA – and targets a similar top rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the (IIHS (when equipped with available CMBS).

2016 Accord Sedan models equipped with a 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine and CVT get a 1-mpg bump in their highway EPA fuel economy ratings, to 37 mpg, due in part to the application of a lighter weight and re-sculpted all-aluminum hood, along with new aerodynamic elements and friction-reducing features.

2016 Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe Pricing and Fuel Economy Ratings

Accord Sedan Trim Engine/
Transmission
MSRP2 EPA Ratings3
(city/highway/combined)
Accord LX 4-cyl/6MT $22,105 23/34/27
4-cyl/CVT $22,905 27/37/31
Accord LX with Honda Sensing 4-cyl/CVT $23,905 27/37/31
Accord Sport 4-cyl/6MT $24,165 23/34/27
4-cyl/CVT $24,965 26/35/30
Accord Sport with Honda Sensing 4-cyl/CVT $25,965 26/35/30
Accord EX 4-cyl/6MT $25,480 23/34/27
4-cyl/CVT $26,280 27/37/31
Accord EX with Honda Sensing 4-cyl/CVT $27,280 27/37/31
Accord EX-L 4-cyl/CVT $28,570 27/37/31
Accord EX-L Navi with Honda Sensing 4-cyl/CVT $30,570 27/37/31
Accord EX-L V-6/6AT $30,645 21/34/26
Accord EX-L Navi with Honda Sensing V-6/6AT $32,645 21/34/26
Accord Touring V-6/6AT $34,580 21/34/26

 

Accord Coupe Trim Engine/
Transmission
MSRP2 EPA Ratings3
(city/highway/combined)
Accord LX-S 4-cyl/6MT $23,775 23/34/27
4-cyl/CVT $24,625 26/35/30
Accord LX-S with Honda Sensing 4-cyl/CVT $25,625 26/35/30
Accord EX 4-cyl/6MT $25,900 23/34/27
4-cyl/CVT $26,750 26/35/30
Accord EX with Honda Sensing 4-cyl/CVT $27,750 26/35/30
Accord EX-L 4-cyl/CVT $28,745 26/35/30
Accord EX-L Navi with Honda Sensing 4-cyl/CVT $30,745 26/35/30
Accord EX-L V-6/6MT $30,925 18/28/22
V-6/6AT $30,925 21/32/25
Accord EX-L Navi with Honda Sensing V-6/6AT $32,925 21/32/25
Accord Touring V-6/6AT $34,125 21/32/25

Exterior and Interior Design
Both the 2016 Accord Sedan and Coupe get a major facelift with sportier, more sophisticated styling, front and back. In front is a more sharply creased and intricately structured bumper fascia with outside edges that tuck into large side intakes containing new LED fog lights. On the Accord Sedan, a new aluminum hood with sharper character lines meets up with a brighter, more expressive front grille. In the rear, the Accord Sedan gets restyled LED taillights and a similarly aggressive rear bumper fascia redesign.

All Accord models feature restyled alloy wheels, while Accord Sedans in Sport and above grades get upsized wheels and tires. The Touring sedan also gets a new side-sill garnish and rear deck spoiler. Accord Coupe models also benefit from a more stylish and aggressive front and rear fascia and new grille design. The new styling is complemented by the expanded application of LED daytime running lights (Sport and above trims), LED taillights (all models) and LED fog lights (Sport and above).

The Accord also gets a revised exterior color palette, including a new Kona Coffee Metallic for the sedan (all trims) and Deep Blue Opal Metallic for the Coupe (all trims).

The 2016 Accord cabin also features new fabric and color schemes, depending on model and trim, including a new gloss black interior trim for the Accord Sedan LX and Sport and Coupe LX-S; new seat fabric and leather seat bolsters, and a carbon fiber-style instrumental panel garnish for the sedan in Sport trim; a new tri-coat seat fabric for the EX sedan; and new wood grain-style instrument panel garnish for the sedan in EX and above trims.

Body and Chassis Upgrades
The 2016 Accord’s sportier design is matched by its improved dynamic performance. Accord body rigidity is increased through the application of multiple body stiffeners, a sturdier rear bulkhead and a thicker front shock tower bar and is complimented by the application of new high-performance shock absorbers for all models, as well as a retuned electric power steering system. The aforementioned, all-aluminum hood on Accord Sedan not only provides updated character, but also improves both efficiency and dynamic performance.

Within the sedan lineup, the popular Accord Sport trim receives upgraded performance credentials courtesy of larger front brakes, upsized 19-inch wheels and tires and retuned Active Sound Control; while the line-topping Accord Touring (sedan and coupe) also benefits from the same larger front brakes and 19-inch wheels and tires, and for the first time is fitted with Amplitude Reactive Dampers and hydraulic subframe bushings that provide for a more supple ride. The Accord Coupe EX and Coupe EX-L also get 18-inch (+1 inch) wheels. This combination of new body and chassis features and engineering changes is designed to give each Accord model a more clearly defined and distinctive dynamic feeling within the lineup.

The Accord also gets new Straight Driving Assist technology that utilizes the Motion Adaptive Steering system to help reduce the driver’s workload when driving on a crowned or canted road surface by providing an automatic counter-steering force.

Honda Sensing
All 2016 Accords can also now be equipped with Honda Sensing™, among the most comprehensive suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies in the class. Honda Sensing™ includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control, and is available as a standalone option on all trims with the exception of Touring, where Honda Sensing™ is included as standard equipment.

Also, all 2016 Accords feature a standard Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror and, for the first time on Touring trim models, new auto high-beam headlights that enhance nighttime visibility and driving convenience by defaulting to the high-beam setting and automatically switching to low beams when an oncoming vehicle is detected.

Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
The Accord audio and digital experience is also significantly upgraded with the available application of a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface featuring one of the first volume production applications of both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, plus available HondaLink Assist (e911) and HD Radio. The intuitive and easy-to-use capacitive touchscreen lets users swipe, tap and pinch – just like on a tablet or smartphone – to control the vehicle’s audio system, display settings and other advanced features.

Accord Sedan and Coupe EX and above models incorporate Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, offering a multitude of new functions and features, including smartphone-linked navigation, audio streaming, voice-controlled SMS text messaging and more. The new larger 7-inch touchscreen is paired with an upper 7.7-inch high-resolution Intelligent Multi-information Display (i-MID) screen with steering wheel-mounted controls. The i-MID can display audio settings, turn-by-turn directions, time and trip information, LaneWatch and Rearview Camera displays, incoming calls, SMS text messages, and parking sensor alerts.

Upgraded Features
The Accord value proposition is also bolstered by new standard and available features: Accord EX and above trims (Sedan and Coupe) with automatic transmission get remote engine start, 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen and HD radio. SiriusXM satellite radio and Homelink remote, previously on EX-L and Touring, are now standard on EX and above trims. Sport and above trims in the sedan lineup also get a new 60/40 split and folding rear seat, previously a one-piece folding design. The Accord Coupe EX adds a 10-way power driver’s seat (previously 4-way with manual height adjustment), while the Coupe EX-L adds a two-position driver’s seat memory function. The Accord Sedan in Touring trim gets heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors and new rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Advanced Powertrains
The Accord Sedan and Coupe are offered with two advanced Honda engines: a direct-injected (DI) 2.4-liter inline i-VTEC™ 4-cylinder and a 3.5-liter VTEC™ V-6 that is the most powerful engine offered in a Honda sedan to date. Available transmissions include a sporty and fuel-efficient CVT for the 4-cylinder engines, unique 6-speed manuals for the 4-cylinder and V-6 engines, and a 6-speed automatic for V-6 models.

Quick, Stylish and Well-Equipped 2015 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan Now On-sale

The 2015 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan are now on sale at Honda dealers nationwide with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $22,890 for the Civic Si Coupe and the Civic Si Sedan starting at $23,090. Both the coupe and the sedan received many upgrades for the 2014 model year including more power, retuned suspension, interior refinements and new driver assistive features, with the Civic Si Coupe also being restyled; the Civic Si Sedan received styling changes the previous year.

With 205 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque on tap, a slick shifting close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission and sport-tuned suspension, the 2015 Civic Si Coupe and Sedan are primed for performance fun. Add the sophistication and content richness of a sport-themed premium interior and high tech features such as the standard 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio, Honda LaneWatch™ and review camera, and the 2015 Civic Si remains the enthusiasts choice in its segment.

TRIM MSRP1 EPA Fuel Economy Ratings4
(city/highway/combined)
Civic Si Coupe 6MT $22,890 22/31/25
Civic Si Coupe 6MT w/ Summer Tires $23,090 22/31/25
Civic Si Coupe 6MT w/ Navi $24,390 22/31/25
Civic Si Coupe 6MT w/ Summer Tires & Navi $24,590 22/31/25
Civic Si Sedan 6MT $23,090 22/31/25
Civic Si Sedan 6MT w/ Summer Tires $23,290 22/31/25
Civic Si Sedan 6MT w/ Navi $24,590 22/31/25

For More Information
Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com/civic. To join the Civic community on Facebook, visithttps://www.facebook.com/Honda/Civic. Additional media information including, pricing, features and high-resolution photography of the 2015 Honda Civic is available at hondanews.com/channels/honda-automobiles-civic.