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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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2018 Honda Accord, Civic and Odyssey Win MotorWeek “Drivers’ Choice Awards”

Three Honda models rose to the top of their respective segments to win “Drivers’ Choice Awards” from the MotorWeektelevision series, including a third consecutive award for the 10th-generation Civic.
Honda took home top honors in the following categories:

  • Best Small Car: 2018 Honda Civic
  • Best Family Sedan: 2018 Honda Accord
  • Best Minivan: 2018 Honda Odyssey

The criteria for the MotorWeek “Driver’s Choice Awards” includes price, practicality, performance and fuel efficiency. More information about the 2018 awards can be found at motorweek.org/reviews/drivers_choice_awards.

For More Information
Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2018 Honda models is available at hondanews.com.

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, 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, over 90% of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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Acura Gives TLX Racing Spirit with New GT Package

New accessories package marks Acura’s racing heritage TLX GT Package vehicle on display at SEMA

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Marking Acura’s racing heritage, the TLX luxury sports sedan can now be customized to deliver an even more aggressive and sporty appearance with the new TLX GT Package, available on all 2016 and 2017 TLX models at Acura dealers nationwide. The TLX GT package vehicle will be on display at Acura’s booth at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, November 1-4.

Reflecting Acura’s rich legacy in sports car racing, including its just completed campaign of the TLX GT car in the Pirelli World Challenge, the TLX GT Package includes a rear decklid spoiler, front spoiler, side sill garnishes and rear underbody spoiler, along with an optional 19-inch Diamond Cut wheel and tire kit.

The spacious five-passenger TLX delivers a blend of sports-sedan athleticism and premium luxury refinement. TLX models deliver the latest iterations of Acura precision-handling technologies – Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS™), next-generation Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), and Agile Handling Assist (AHA).

The TLX is available with a range of powertrain and drivetrain options and  three distinct model offerings:

  • The TLX with 2.4-liter, 206-horsepower i-VTEC inline-4 with 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with torque converter, and P-AWS;
  • the TLX with 3.5-liter, 290-horsepower i-VTEC V-6 with 9-speed automatic transmission and P-AWS;
  • and the TLX SH-AWD with next-generation SH-AWD, powered by a 3.5-liter, 290 horsepower3 V-6 and 9-speed automatic.

All three TLX models offer a long list of standard luxury comfort, convenience and safety features. TLX models with the 2.4-liter engine can be upgraded to the Technology Package and models with the 3.5-liter engine are available with the Technology or the line-topping Advance Package.

Acura’s rich heritage in sports car racing includes the 2009 American LeMans manufacturer, driver and team championships in both the LMP1 and LMP2 classes. Acura Motorsports just completed its campaign of the TLX GT in Pirelli World Challenge competition with its longtime racing partner RealTime Racing, having achieved 10 Manufacturers’ Championships, 14 Drivers’ Championships and 78 race victories.

In addition, fresh off a near production NSX winning its North American racing debut at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the Time Attack 2 class, Acura has begun homologation testing of the NSX GT3 car with plans to campaign the newest addition to Acura Motorsports in North America beginning in 2017.

To view, build and price a 2017 Acura TLX with GT Package visit www.acura.com/TLX and see your local, authorized dealer for special lease pricing and current offers.

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.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan On Display at New York International Auto Show

  • First U.S. spec vehicle will be on display from March 23 – April 3, 2016
  • Groundbreaking vehicle in production in Japan; headed to U.S. by end of year
  • Clarity Fuel Cell features the most power in its class; anticipated EPA driving range to exceed 300 miles
  • Five-passenger Clarity Fuel Cell features advanced technology including Honda SensingTM and support for Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM

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Honda is giving media and consumers a first look at a U.S. spec version of the next-generation Clarity Fuel Cell sedan at the New York International Auto Show, March 23 – April 3, 2016. The five-passenger, hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell sedan, to be released later this year, features the most advanced technology available on a fuel cell vehicle (FCV) including Honda SensingTM as well as support for Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM.

As the next progression in Honda’s dynamic FCV styling, the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell features a low, wide aerodynamic body with clean character lines. The premium-contented interior creates a refined experience with intuitive, streamlined controls. The Clarity Fuel Cell will be available in black, white and signature red exterior paint schemes.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer this first look at the U.S. version of the Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in advance of its market arrival later this year,” said John Mendel, executive vice president, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “The Clarity Fuel Cell is the first in an expanding portfolio of advanced electrified vehicles from Honda that will create a new pillar in our product lineup.”

A reengineered 2017 Accord Hybrid will go on-sale this spring, with a new Honda Plug-in Hybrid vehicle based on the same platform as the Clarity Fuel Cell slated for launch by 2018. Honda is also developing a new battery electric vehicle, also slated for launch by 2018.

Technological innovations to the Clarity Fuel Cell include a fuel cell stack that is 33 percent more compact than its predecessor with a 60 percent increase in power density compared to the outgoing Honda FCX Clarity. The more compact fuel cell and integrated powertrain, comparable in size to a V-6 engine, now fit entirely under the hood of the car, allowing for a more spacious cabin with seating for five passengers. The new Clarity Fuel Cell will feature an anticipated U.S. EPA driving range to exceed 300 miles, with an anticipated refueling time of approximately three to five minutes.

Slated to begin retail leasing to customers in select California markets before the end of 2016, the Clarity Fuel Cell is expected to be priced around $60,000 with a targeted monthly lease under $500.

Honda is a leader in providing the latest in connected car technologies, with the new 2016 Honda Civic and freshened 2016 Accord two of the first high-volume vehicles across the industry to offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Clarity Fuel Cell’s modern, lounge-inspired interior raises intuitive operation and digital connectivity to the next level by incorporating a floating 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen that serves as the nerve center for control of audio, navigation and other functions including energy monitor and a Hydrogen station locator.

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.

Honda Sensing uses advanced sensor technology to detect a potential collision or lane departure and can initiate both emergency steering and braking to prevent or mitigate the severity of a vehicle collision. Technologies include Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with emergency braking, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM).

Customers interested in the Clarity Fuel Cell are encouraged to visit http://www.HondaCars.com/Honda-FCV where they can receive more information and sign up for the opportunity to become a Clarity Fuel Cell customer.

About Honda Fuel Cell Vehicle Leadership
Honda has led the industry for nearly two decades in the development and deployment of fuel cell vehicle technology through extensive real-world testing and customer deployments, including the first government fleet customers and first-ever retail consumer leasing program. Since the introduction of its first-generation fuel cell vehicle, the FCX, in 2002, Honda has made significant technological advancements in fuel cell vehicle operation in both hot and sub-freezing weather while meeting customer expectations and safety regulations.

Honda has deployed fuel cell vehicles in the U.S., Germany and Japan, including the FCX Clarity, which was named the 2009 World Green Car. Honda has delivered these vehicles to individual retail consumers in the U.S. and collected valuable feedback concerning real-world use of both fuel cell vehicles and public hydrogen refueling stations.

Honda’s second-generation fuel cell vehicle, the FCX Clarity, launched in July 2008 and was quickly heralded as a technological breakthrough in the areas of design, packaging and efficiency. As the world’s first dedicated platform fuel cell vehicle, the FCX Clarity was powered by the Honda V-flow fuel cell stack positioned in the center tunnel of the vehicle, with the electric motor located down low in the front of the vehicle, providing performance on par with a gasoline powered sedan, including 240 miles of driving range.

New Videos Demonstrate Benefits of Honda Sensing™ Advanced Safety and Driver-Assistive Technologies in the 2016 Honda Civic

Honda Sensing Technology Helps North American Car of the Year Achieve Highest Safety Ratings

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Complementing news of the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan earning the North American Car of the Year award and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ rating, Honda has released four new videos that demonstrate the benefits and function of Honda Sensing™ technologies available on every trim level of the 2016 Civic Sedan.

The IIHS’ top rating of the new Civic includes a SUPERIOR rating for frontal crash prevention when equipped with Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS), part of the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. Honda Sensing is available as a standalone option on LX, EX, EX-T and EX-L trims and is offered as standard equipment on the Touring trim.

The new videos provide visual demonstrations of Honda Sensing technology in action and are available for media download at Hondanews.com. They include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System1, with Forward Collision Warning (FCW)2
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)3
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)4, with Lane Departure Warning (LDW)5
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow6

About Honda Safety Leadership
Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies designed to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world’s most sophisticated crash test facilities, in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety.

Based in part on advancements to Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, Honda is a leader in third-party crash test ratings within the industry. The company also is broadly applying advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies to its product lineup. All 2015 and newer Honda vehicles also come equipped with a rearview camera as standard equipment.

All-new 2016 Honda Civic Sedan Adds IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Collision Safety Rating to its List of Benchmark-Setting Features and Capabilities

  • 2016 Civic Sedan joins 2016 Accord, CR-V and Pilot in achieving top IIHS safety ratings
  • 2016 Civic Sedan sets new bar in mainstream compact class with Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assist technologies available on all models
  • 10th-Generation Civic also features next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure

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The dynamic, new-from-the-ground-up 2016 Honda Civic Sedan, 2016’s North American Car of the Year, (www.automobiles.honda.com/civic-sedan/) has received the highest available rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a SUPERIOR rating for frontal crash prevention when equipped with the Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver-assist technologies, available on all 2016 Civic Sedan models.

The 2016 Civic Sedan has earned a top rating of GOOD in five IIHS crash test modes, including the rigorous small overlap frontal crash test. The 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation is reserved for vehicles that also have an available front crash prevention system that earns an ADVANCED or SUPERIOR rating from the Institute.

“As these new safety ratings demonstrate, the 2016 Civic Sedan not only brings new value to the compact segment with its hefty upgrades to fun-to-drive performance, fuel efficiency, refinement and technology, it also delivers advanced collision safety performance,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “With its available Honda Sensing technologies, including our first application of Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, the new Civic Sedan offers customers a suite of technologies unlike anything else in the class.”

The 10th-generation Civic Sedan offers a wide range of advanced active and passive safety and driver-assist features and technologies, including Honda Sensing™, which is available on all trims. Honda Sensing™ technologies include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)1
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) – integrated with CMBS2
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)3
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)4
  • Lane Departure Warning – integrated with RDM5
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow6

Honda Sensing™ is available as a standalone option on LX, EX, EX-T and EX-L trims and is offered as standard equipment on the Touring trim.

The greater use of high-strength steel and advanced crash engineering features, including its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, new crash stroke front frame structure and tailor-tempered B-pillars and rear frame structures, help better protect occupants in a collision while minimizing vehicle weight for superior fuel efficiency. In addition, standard passive safety features on the 2016 Civic Sedan include a new front passenger’s safety vent airbag, SmartVent® front side curtain airbags and side curtain airbags with rollover sensor.

All Civic Sedan models also come standard with Vehicle Stability Assist® with Traction Control, 4-channel Anti-Lock Braking System with Brake Assist; a highly responsive, fully independent suspension; Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering; a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera; Expanded View Driver’s Mirror; indirect tire pressure monitoring system; and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child seat mounting system.

The 2016 Civic Sedan is the first in a series of new 10th-generation Civic variants that will include a sedan, coupe, sports-minded Si models, a five-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. The new Civic Sedan’s design and development was led by Honda R&D Americas, and is manufactured by Honda of Canada Manufacturing in Alliston, Ontario and by Honda Manufacturing of Indiana in Greensburg, Indiana, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

About Honda Safety Leadership
Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies designed to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world’s most sophisticated crash test facilities, in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety.

Based in part on advancements to Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, Honda is a leader in third-party crash test ratings within the industry. The company also is broadly applying advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies to its product lineup. All 2015 and newer Honda vehicles also come equipped with a rearview camera as standard equipment.

Sporty and Sophisticated Visual Presence Portends What’s Under the Skin of the Dramatically Redesigned 2016 Civic Sedan

The all-new tenth generation Civic launches with benchmark-setting levels of performance, fuel efficiency, interior space and premium quality

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The 2016 Civic Sedan, a completely new-from-the-ground-up redesign of America’s most popular compact car1, launches Nov. 12 at Honda dealerships nationwide with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)2 starting at $18,640 – an increase of just $150 from the outgoing model. The 2016 Civic Sedan benefits from the most extensive and ambitious redesign in the 43-year history of Civic, a global development effort led for the first time by Honda’s U.S. R&D team, which set their sights on creating the world’s best compact-class car with benchmark-setting levels of quality, fuel efficiency, interior spaciousness and fun-to-drive performance.

“The new Honda Civic offers incredible value and a fun-to-drive spirit that will take a lot of customers by surprise,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “This tenth generation Civic exemplifies the incredible engineering strength of Honda and our capacity to deliver something altogether new, unexpected and thrilling for our customers.”

The 2016 Civic Sedan offers buyers more choices than ever before with two all-new powertrains and an expanded range of features and trims. Civic LX and EX trims feature a new 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter i-VTEC™ engine—the most powerful base engine ever offered on Civic, while Civic EX-T, EX-L and new line-topping Touring models are powered by a 174-horspower, 1.5-liter DOHC TURBO engine with unprecedented levels of power, refinement and class-leading fuel economy ratings.

EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2016 Civic Sedan are 31/41/35 mpg3 (city/highway/combined) for 2.0-liter models with continuously variable transmission (CVT) and 31/42/35 mpg3 for 1.5-liter TURBO models with CVT.

Additional design and engineering highlights of the all-new 2016 Civic Sedan include:

  • Dynamic new styling – with a bolder, more aggressive face; sharp and sophisticated body lines; a sporty fastback profile and premium features, including the expanded use of LED exterior lighting
  • All-new Civic platform architecture – with a 1.2-inch-longer wheelbase, a nearly 2-inch wider body and wider track that gives Civic a more athletic and aggressive stance while contributing to its more refined ride quality and larger cabin, including 1.2 inches of added rear-seat legroom
  • A more rigid, lightweight and tightly sealed body – featuring a new Advanced Compatibility Engineering(ACE) body structure, supporting Civic’s fun-to-drive performance, class-leading cabin quietness and targeted top-class crash safety ratings: NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score and IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+
  • A more spacious and premium-quality cabin – with premium, soft-touch surfaces and refined detailing that exceeds the mainstream compact-car class, along with an expanded list of standard and available features, including heated front and rear seats, automatic climate control, remote engine start and eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Honda Sensing – available suite includes Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist and Road Departure Warning, and adds, for the first time, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, setting a new bar for advanced safety and driver-assistive technology in the mainstream compact class
  • Advanced connected-car capabilities – enabled by a new and more intuitive 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with Android operating system, also featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility for seamless integration of smartphone features and functions

The 2016 Civic Sedan is the first in a series of new 10th-generation Civic variants that will include a sedan, coupe, sports-minded Si models, a five-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. This 10th-generation Civic was benchmarked against the world’s best C-segment vehicles, including luxury-class cars, as engineers sought to deliver a truly world-beating compact-class car – the most refined, sporty and sophisticated Civic platform ever made.

2016 Civic Sedan – Major New Features

FEATURES LX EX EX-T EX-L Touring
Powertrain
2.0-liter, 16-valve, DOHC, port-injected i-VTEC inline four-cylinder engine
Six-speed manual transmission
Continuously variable transmission (CVT) for 2.0-liter engine Avail.
1.5-liter, 16-valve, DOHC, direct-injected and turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine
Continuously variable transmission (CVT) for 1.5-liter TURBO
Exterior
Honda LED (inline-style) headlights
Auto on/off headlights
LED daytime running lights
LED rear taillights
Triple-sealed doors
Flush-mounted, acoustic glass windshield
Full underbody covers
Smart Entry
Chassis
Fully independent front Macpherson strut-type suspension with hydraulic compliance bushing
Multi-link rear suspension with rigid rear subframe
Rear hydraulic compliance bushing
Interior
Push-button start
Automatic climate control
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Heated driver and passenger side mirrors
Remote engine start
7-inch full-color touchscreen Display Audio with Android operating system
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
Heated front seats including heated seat backs
HD Radio®
8-way-power driver’s seat
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob (in addition to leather seating surfaces)
Honda satellite-linked navigation system by Garmin Avail.
Rain-sensing windshield wipers
4-way-power front passenger seat
Heated rear outboard seats
Safety and Driver-Assistive Technology
New Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) w/ optional Honda Sensing™
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow

2016 Civic Sedan – Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Trim Engine Transmission MSRP EPA Ratings
(city/hwy/comb)
LX 2.0L DOHC
i-VTEC
4-cylinder
6MT $18,640 27/40/31
CVT $19,440 31/41/35
LX w/ Honda Sensing™ CVT $20,440 31/41/35
EX CVT $21,040 31/41/35
EX w/ Honda Sensing™ CVT $22,040 31/41/35
EX-T 1.5L DOHC
Direct Injected TURBO
CVT $22,200 31/42/35
EX-T w/ Honda Sensing™ CVT $23,200 31/42/35
EX-L CVT $23,700 31/42/35
EX-L w/ Honda Sensing™ CVT $24,700 31/42/35
EX-L Navi CVT $24,700 31/42/35
Touring CVT $26,500 31/42/35

 

Sporty Civic Design
The dramatic and sporty new Civic design is grounded in its more athletic stance and low and wide proportions. Compared to the current model, the 2016 Civic Sedan 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 taut and tidy proportions of the new Civic Sedan are complemented and accentuated by refined design details, including sleek and swept-back bodylines, a sharp and aggressive face and bulging wheel arches. The new Civic’s more premium character is also highlighted by its available LED exterior lighting, including standard LED running lights, distinctive C-shaped LED taillights and featuring LED headlights on the Touring trim.

Two All-New Powertrains
The 2016 Civic Sedan features two all-new, more powerful and fuel-efficient engines: Civic Sedan LX and EX trims are powered by a 2.0-liter, port-injected DOHC   i-VTEC inline four-cylinder engine producing 158 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 138 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,200 rpm4(+15 HP and +9 lb.-ft. vs. 2015 Civic 1.8L) and mated to either a six-speed manual (LX trim only) or continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Civic Sedan EX-T, EX-L and Touring trims are powered by a 1.5-liter, direct-injected DOHC TURBO inline 4-cylinder engine producing 174 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 162 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,800 to 5,500 rpm5(+31 HP and +33 lb.-ft. vs. 2015 Civic 1.8L) and mated to an all-new CVT with torque converter designed specifically to complement the turbocharged engine.

Both engines feature a wide array of friction-reducing design and engineering features that support both high performance and high fuel efficiency. These two ultra-efficient engines, married to the 2016 Civic Sedan’s highly aerodynamic body, help to garner class-leading EPA fuel-economy ratings of 31/41/35 mpg (city/highway/combined) for models equipped with the 2.0-liter engine and CVT, 27/40/31 mpg for the 2.0L with manual transmission and 31/42/35 mpg for models equipped with the 1.5-liter TURBO.

Advanced and Sporty New Body and Chassis
The 2016 Civic sets a new standard for dynamic handling, steering, ride quality and cabin quietness in the compact class, courtesy of its all-new platform, featuring the most rigid and tightly sealed body and the most sophisticated chassis in Civic history.

Advancing the sporty character of this all-new Civic is its more sporty driving position, with a lower hip point compared to the outgoing model. The Civic’s all-new platform design and lower floor and engine enable the lower hip point. The new Civic chassis features a redesigned strut front suspension and a new multi-link rear suspension mounted to an ultra-rigid rear subframe.

Torsional rigidity of the new body is improved by 25 percent aided in part by more intensive use of ultra-high-strength steel. Fifty-nine percent of the unit body is composed of high-strength steel, including 14 percent hot-stamp steel. Aerodynamic efficiency is improved by 12 percent to class-leading levels through detailed CFD modeling, wind tunnel testing and tuning, and from the use full underbody covers (a Civic first).

Despite its larger size, the new Civic unit body is 68 pounds lighter than before, while new body-sealing techniques result in a 58 percent reduction in cabin air leaks. Class-leading cabin quietness is further improved by the use of premium noise-reducing features, including a flush-mounted acoustic glass windshield, a more tightly sealed engine compartment and triple-sealed doors.

To achieve the Civic development team’s high targets for dynamic performance and refined ride quality, the new Civic Sedan utilizes hydraulic compliance bushings; a technology typically reserved for more expensive vehicles, aiding the isolation of road vibration. Additional new chassis technologies include variable gear-ratio steering, beefier front and rear stabilizer bars and standard four-wheel disc brakes, along with the application of new Agile Handling Assist brake-torque vectoring technology for more precise and agile cornering.

Spacious, Sophisticated and Advanced Cabin
The new Civic interior is designed to offer the most comfortable, sophisticated and premium-feeling cabin in the compact class. An additional 3.2 cubic feet of interior space translates into the largest cabin in the compact segment with 1.2 inches of added rear-seat legroom versus the outgoing model. In front, new ultra-thin front roof pillars enable class-leading forward visibility. At the rear, trunk space has been increased by 2.6 cubic feet a configuration with a lower lift-over height, larger opening and wider and taller cargo area. Civic Sedan EX and higher trims will feature a 60/40 split and folding rear seat. All Civic Sedan models also feature a larger, reconfigurable new center console with up to 7.2 liters of secure storage space; approaching SUV levels of console utility.

The new Civic interior strikes a more premium tone with high-quality materials and high-contrast finishes. These include a new one-piece, soft-touch instrumental panel with molded stitching; more premium seat fabrics; a new full-color TFT center meter (EX and above trims); a center console with piano black finish and high-contrast silver bezel; door inserts with real stitching; an LED shift indicator and LED overhead lighting; and for EX and higher trims, a leather shift boot.

The 2016 Civic Sedan offers customers more premium features than ever before. New standard equipment includes automatic climate control, auto-up/down front-power windows, an electronic parking brake with Brake Hold and Walk-Away auto door locks.  Additional available premium features, depending upon trim, include heated side mirrors (EX and above), remote engine start rain-sensing wipers (Touring), heated front seats (EXT and above) and heated outboard rear seats (Touring), an eight-way power driver’s seat (EX-L and Touring), a four-way power front passenger’s seat (Touring) and an adjustable driver’s seat thigh support with 14 degrees of tilt.

Civic Audio and Connectivity
Civic EX and higher trims come equipped with a new 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen with a higher resolution Android-based operating system. The Civic joins the 2016 Accord as two of the first high-volume models in the industry to incorporate both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto platforms, providing seamless integration of smartphone features and functions. Smartphone connectivity for the Civic Sedan is now accomplished using a single USB cable connection.

The new Civic Sedan also delivers on the audio front with more powerful systems and expanded listening options, including SiriusXM® Radio, Pandora® compatibility and HD Radio. Civic LX trims feature a 160-watt, four-speaker sound system and 5-inch LCD screen for control of audio functions, while EX and EX-L trims feature a 180-watt system, eight-speaker system and utilize the new 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen as the nerve center for audio and climate control. The new-line-topping Touring trim features a 450-watt, 10-speaker audio system—the most powerful in its competitive set—integrated with Display Audio.

Finally, while all Civic models with Display Audio provide for smartphone-powered GPS navigation via the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto platforms (with compatible smartphone and customer data plan), for customers who want an embedded navigation capability, the Civic EX-L Navi and Touring trims are equipped with an all-new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System developed in cooperation with the experts at Garmin – offering more intuitive operation, improved graphics and enhanced mapping capabilities.

Honda of Canada Mfg., Global Lead Plant for 10th-Generation Civic, Begins Mass Production of All-New 2016 Honda Civic Sedan

  • Civic production is led for the first time by North American manufacturing operations
  • All-new 2016 Civic Sedan going on sale in the U.S. and Canada in November
  • 2016 Civic Sedan and Coupe for N.A. markets to be produced in Alliston, Ontario and Greensburg, Indiana

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Honda today commemorated the global start of mass production of the all-new from the ground up 2016 Honda Civic Sedan at Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) in Alliston, ON. Slated to go on sale at dealerships across the U.S. and Canada in November, the all-new 10th-generation Honda Civic Sedan is the most ambitious remake of Civic in the model’s 43-year history. Civic is Honda’s best-selling model globally, Civic also is the most popular compact car with individual U.S. car buyers for 9 years running1 and the outright best-selling car in Canada for 17 consecutive years.

“This 10th-generation Civic will set a new benchmark in the compact class with fun-to-drive performance, fuel efficiency and safety performance, together with a new level of refinement,” said Dan Smith, president of Honda of Canada Mfg. “Our team also set a new benchmark, taking on the incredible challenge of being the lead plant for the global launch of this new Civic, and we’re committed to delivering world-class Civic quality for our customers here in North America and around the world.”

As the global lead plant for this 10th-generation Civic, HCM will not only be the first plant in the world to launch the new Civic into mass production, but is also responsible for developing the manufacturing processes and technologies that will form the manufacturing base for Civic production at all 11 Honda plants globally that will build the new Civic model.

Today’s ceremony follows Honda’s recent announcement of a significant investment of $857 million over three years to innovate its production facilities in Alliston. Civic also will be built at a Honda plant in Greensburg Indiana, with the new turbo engine built exclusively at the Honda engine plant in Anna, Ohio.

More than 9 million Civics have been produced in North America since 1986, including more than 4.5 million in Canada and nearly 4.5 million in the U.S.  Cumulative sales of Civic in North America since its 1973 launch exceed 12 million units, including more than 10.2 million sales in the U.S. and 1.9 million sales in Canada.

The Civic sedan is the first 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 North American market, comprising the most diverse and innovative lineup in Civic’s 43-year history.

Backing up the new Civic’s dramatic and sporty design with new power and efficiency, for the first time the 2016 Civic will feature two all-new engines – including the first-ever application of Honda turbo engine technology in North America.  These powerful and fuel-efficient new engines combined with a sophisticated new body and chassis design to deliver incredibly responsive and sporty performance with a higher level of ride refinement and class-leading fuel efficiency.

Honda became the first Japanese automaker to manufacture cars in the U.S. in 1982 with the opening of its Marysville, Ohio auto plant, and began production in Alliston, Ontario in 1986.

Employing more than 4,000 associates, HCM has the capacity to produce 390,000 Civic and CR-V models annually for North American and global markets. HCM also produces 240,000 four-cylinder engines annually.  Honda Canada has invested more than $3.9 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers.

About Honda in North America
Honda operates 18 manufacturing facilities in North America, including eight automobile plants with the capacity to produce nearly 2 million Honda and Acura automobile annually using domestic and globally sourced parts.  This comprises more than 90 percent of the new Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the region.  The company has invested more than $22 billion in its North American manufacturing operations with cumulative purchases from North American parts suppliers surpassing $330 billion.

2016 Honda Civic Sedan-Overview

2016 honda civic sedan

The creation of this new 10th-generation Civic represents one of the most comprehensive and ambitious new-model developments ever undertaken by Honda, requiring an unprecedented commitment of R&D resources and Honda engineering prowess. While the development of the Civic Sedan was led by a North American team – a first for Honda and Civic – the overall Civic series involves design and engineering teams from Honda R&D, sales and manufacturing operations around the world, especially in North America and Japan, but also in Europe, South America and Asia.

In seeking to realize a “dynamic rejuvenation” of Civic and create a new interpretation “in a league of its own,” as the development team defined its mission, Honda engineers set out early during platform development to benchmark the world’s best C-segment vehicles—not only products in Civic’s traditional competitive set, but luxury compact class vehicles such as well.

Their evaluation of the world’s best products involved extensive real-world testing, ultimately targeting European luxury vehicles for the new Civic’s ride, handling, steering and NVH (noise, vibration and harshness), and also its interior quality and refinement.

Achieving these lofty aims while meeting requirements for an affordable compact car, in terms of cost, fuel efficiency and manufacturability, stretched the limits of the global Civic team’s engineering capability and demanded new thinking and new approaches to body construction, vehicle aerodynamics, powertrain and chassis design. The result of these efforts is a completely reimagined and reinvented new Civic, the sportiest Civic ever, and a new benchmark in the compact class in terms of spaciousness, fuel efficiency, safety features, interior quality and dynamic performance.

What’s New?
Virtually everything about the 2016 Civic Sedan is new – an 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 and the first application of Honda turbo engine technology to Civic, the 2016 Civic Sedan offers buyers a wider range of options than ever before. Civic models powered by the new 2.0-liter i-VTEC™ engine are designated as the Civic LX and EX trims. Civic models powered by the new turbocharged 1.5-liter engine are designated as the EX-T, EX-L (with leather-trimmed interior) and new line-topping Civic Touring, which reaches higher into the upper end of the compact car market than ever before.

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

Powertrains

  • Turbocharged 1.5-liter DOHC direct-injected engine
  • 2.0-liter DOHC port-injected i-VTEC engine
  • Class-leading anticipated EPA fuel economy ratings of 31/42/35 mpg (city/highway/combined)1 for models with 1.5-liter turbo and CVT and 31/41/35 mpg1 for models with the 2.0-liter engine and CVT

Body

  • Ultra-rigid body with 59-percent application of high-strength steel and 14-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
  • 68-pound reduction in unibody weight versus the previous Civic Sedan, 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-high-strength steel B-pillars and rear frame rails with selectively-tempered “soft zones” for reduced weight and enhanced collision performance (Civic first)
  • Ultra-rigid 590-mpa high-strength-steel floor for enhanced collision performance and improved ride quality (Civic first)
  • Most tightly sealed Civic body ever, with a 58 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

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

Interior

  • 97.8 cubic-feet of passenger volume (+3.2 cubic feet vs. previous Civic Sedan) – the most spacious cabin in the compact class
  • New ultra-thin A-pillars for enhanced forward visibility
  • Premium, soft touch cabin materials exceeding current class standards
  • Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto2 and Apple CarPlay®3 compatibility (Civic first)
  • New tilting driver’s seat cushion for improved thigh support
  • Premium comfort and convenience features including Remote Engine start, Smart Entry with Push Button Start, electronic parking brake, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated rear seats and rain-sensing wipers

Safety and Driver Assistance

  • Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technologies
  • Next-generation 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 and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the IIHS (Civic first)

Design and Packaging
In designing the new Civic, Honda designers and engineers sought to deliver a sportier and more premium-quality Civic that recaptures the sporty proportions and athletic stance of earlier Civics while thoroughly advancing Civic design into the future. The 2016 Civic Sedan is lower and wider with a short front overhang and long rear deck, and larger wheels and tires that create a more sporting wheel-to-body relationship.

Key Exterior Specifications

Specification 2016 Civic Sedan (EX) 2015 Civic Sedan (EX) Change
Length (in) 182.3 179.4 +2.9
Width (in) 70.9 69.0 +1.9
Height (in) 55.7 56.5 -0.8
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 105.1 +1.2
Track (in) 60.9/61.5 59.0/59.9 +1.9/+1.6
Front overhang (in) 35.2 36.6 -1.4
Rear overhang (in) 40.7 37.8 +2.9
Wheel/tire size (LX) P215/55R16 P195/65 R15 +20/-10/+1

 

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Exterior Design
The taut and tidy overall proportions of the new Civic Sedan are complimented and accentuated by its 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.

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 Package
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 97.8 cubic feet of interior passenger space, the 2016 Civic Sedan 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.

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 2.6 cubic-feet to 15.1 cubic-feet, among the largest in the Civic 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 iPads or an oversized water bottle, with the console lid closed.

Key Interior Dimensions

Dimension 2016 Civic Sedan (EX) 2015 Civic Sedan (EX) Change
EPA Passenger Volume (cu-ft.) (LX) 97.8 94.6 +3.2
Cargo room (cu-ft.) 15.1 12.5 +2.6
Headroom (front/rear, w/o moonroof) (LX) 39.3/37.5 39.0 / 37.1 +0.3 / +0.4
Leg Room (in.) front/rear 42.3 / 37.4 42.0 / 36.2 +0.4 / +1.2
Shoulder room (in.) front/rear 56.9 / 55.0 56.6 / 53.3 +0.3 / +1.7
Hip room (front/rear) 53.7/47.3 50.5 / 51.4 +3.2 / -4.1
Driver hip height (front/rear) 18.9 / 20.1 19.7 / 21.2 -0.8 / -1.1

 

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Interior Design
The completely new interior of the 2016 Civic Sedan is designed to match the exciting, modern and sophisticated exterior styling while providing enhanced comfort, leading-edge technology and class-leading quality. The 2016 Civic Sedan 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 compact sedan character of this all new Civic.

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 sedan incorporates new, available premium comfort and convenience features – all Civic firsts – as follows:

  • Remote Engine start
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Walk Away Door Locking
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Adjustable driver’s-seat thigh support with 14 degrees of tilt
  • Heated front seat backs
  • Heated rear seat cushions
  • Rain-sensing wipers

Display Audio with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto
Raising intuitive operation and digital connectivity to the next level, the 2016 Civic Sedan in EX 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®3 and Android Auto2 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.

Dynamic Performance
Civic is designed to set a new bar for dynamic performance in the mainstream compact class, surpassing current offerings and even challenging luxury-class C-segment vehicles in critical areas of dynamic performance such as steering feel, handling precision, ride quality and NVH. With respect to its mainstream, compact-class competitors, Civic is designed to deliver superior dynamic performance in virtually every way, including acceleration and braking performance, refined and linear power delivery, fuel efficiency, steering precision, body control, aerodynamics and NVH. Every element of its design and technology has been optimized to this task.

Powertrain
Powering the 2016 Civic Sedan are two all-new engines, both designed to provide highly refined, responsive and fuel-efficient performance. Civic Sedans in LX and EX 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 a quick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission.

Civic Sedans in EX-T, EX-L and Touring trim are powered by an all-new turbocharged 1.5-liter DOHC, direct-injected and inline 4-cylinder engine with variable cam timing (VTC) and electronic waste gate, turning out 174 hp at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 162 lb-ft. from 1,800 to 5,500 rpm. The 1.5-liter turbo engine is mated to a new CVT that combines with the low-inertia turbo, VTC and electronic waste gate 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 31/41/35 mpg (city/highway/combined)1 for the 2.0-liter engine with CVT and 31/42/35 mpg1 for the 1.5-liter turbo with CVT.

Body
The 2016 Civic Sedan’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 3.8 percent and 25.8 percent, respectively, and unibody weight is reduced by 68 pounds compared to the previous-generation Civic. Localized body rigidity in key areas, especially at suspension and subframe mounting points is dramatically improved.

Key Elements of Civic Body Design:

  • 59% application of high-strength steel, the highest in Civic history
  • 14% application of ultra-high-strength steel (780 mpa or higher), the highest in Civic history
  • New 590-mpa high-strength steel floor for dynamic and collision safety performance (Civic first)
  • 20mm “short pitch” door seam welds for enhanced collision performance
  • Next-generation ACE body structure with new crash stroke front frame rails (Honda first) for enhanced collision performance in a more compact front frame
  • Ultra-high-strength steel B-pillars and rear frame rails with selectively-tempered ‘soft zones’ for reduced weight and enhanced collision performance

Key Body Specifications

Specification 2016 Civic Sedan (EX) 2015 Civic Sedan (EX) Change
Curb weight (lbs.) 2795 2868 -2.55%
CdA N/A N/A -12%
High-strength steel
(% by weight)
59% 55% +4%
Ultra-high strength steel
(% by weight)
14% 1% +13%

 

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Class-Leading Aerodynamics
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 Civic class. The 2016 Civic Sedan’s Cd*A – the combination of coefficient of drag (Cd) and frontal area (A) – is improved by 12 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 1:1 full-scale model.

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

Front and rear hydraulic compliance bushings, a feature typically reserved for larger or more expense vehicles, are also utilized for the first time on Civic, improving ride compliance and reducing road vibrations without compromising sporty handling feel. The new Civic Sedan 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, both Civic firsts, provides for more precise steering control and steering feel—with only 2.2 turns lock-to-lock (vs. 3.1 turns on the previous model) for greatly improved low-speed maneuverability.

The new Civic Sedan’s 25mm (0.98 inch) wider track and 20mm (0.78 inch) wider tire tread, compared to previous Civic Sedan, aid flat handling and lateral grip, while its 30mm (1.18 inch) longer wheelbase improved 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.

Key Elements of Civic Chassis Design:

  • Dual pinion electric power steering (Civic first)
  • Variable gear ratio steering (Civic first)
  • Multi-link independent rear suspension (Civic first)
  • Electronic parking brake (Civic and segment first)
  • Agile Handling Assist (Civic First)
  • Wider track (+1.9 inch front, +1.6 inch rear)
  • Wider tire tread (+0.78 inch – LX)

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 Civic 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 58 percent compared to the previous Civic.

Premium noise reduction features include:

  • Acoustic glass front windshield
  • Triple door sealing (Civic first)
  • New hood seals
  • Sound-absorbing heat baffles and body undercovers
  • A, B and C pillar separators (Civic first)
  • New rear wheel house liners
  • Formed fiber carpeting (Civic first)

Safety and Driver Assistance
The 2016 Civic Sedan is designed to provide a high level of collision performance in a wide variety of collision scenarios, including offset and oblique-angle frontal collisions, 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) 4 with traction control and Agile Handling Assist further enhance dynamic stability and emergency maneuvering and braking performance.

Honda Sensing™
Available 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 and is available on all models and trims. The Civic Honda Sensing technology suite includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow for the first time in a Honda vehicle. Honda Sensing features are as follows:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)5
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)6 integrated with RDM
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)7 integrated with CMBS
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow8
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)9
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)10

All Civics also come equipped with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera11 and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror.

Advanced Safety Body
The 2016 Civic utilizes its advanced body structure – including its s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Body Structure (ACE), new crash stroke technology, 590mpa high-strength steel floor, and tailor-tempered ultra-high strengths B-pillar and rear frame rails (see the Body section) – 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 the lower front frame rails. The strategic shaping of the frame rail 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).

Advanced Airbag Technology
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 Sedan 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, with a score of GOOD in all test modes.

Manufacturing
The 2016 Civic Sedan for the U.S. market will be produced at Honda’s plants in Greensburg, Indiana and Allison, Ontario, Canada, using domestic and globally sourced parts. Its two new engines are produced in Anna, Ohio, at the largest automobile engine plant in Honda’s global production network, 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.

The new Civic also benefits from numerous advancements in manufacturing technology and process that enhance efficiency, quality and performance, as well as associate ergonomics.

Inner Frame Weld System
The 2016 Civic body is welded using Honda’s new inner-frame weld process, first utilized in construction of the 2015 Fit. This new process produced a more rigid, lightweight and higher quality body.

Modular Front Sub-Assembly
A new modular front sub-assembly, a first for Honda, improves ergonomics for assembly-line associates, giving them unfettered access to critical interior and front end components before the front sub-assembly is joined to the body. This process also helps to ensure a higher level of quality in the assembly process.

Key New Features and Technologies by Trim

Features LX EX EX-T EX-L Touring
Powertrain
2.0L DOHC i-VTEC inline 4-cylinder engine
Turbocharged 1.5L DOHC DI inline 4-cylinder
Lighting
Halogen projector headlights with auto on/off
LED headlights with auto on/off
LED daytime running lights
LED turn signals
LED tail lights
Halogen fog lights
Exterior
Acoustic windshield
Smart Entry
Walk Away Door Lock
Smart wipers
Rain-sensing wipers
Capless refueling
Chassis
Multi-link rear suspension
Dual-pinion EPS with variable steering gear ratio
Front and rear bonded stabilizer bars
Agile Handling Assist
Straight Driving Assist
Front lower suspension hydraulic compliance bushing
Rear trailing arm hydraulic compliance bushing
Premium sound insulation
P215/55R16 tires
(20mm wider than previous)
P215/50R17 tires
Interior
Push button start
Automatic climate control
Dual-zone auto climate control
Electronic parking brake
8-way power driver seat
4-way power front pass seat
Heated front seats
Heated rear seats
Display Audio touchscreen
Android Auto™2 / Apple CarPlay®3
Safety & Driver Assistance
ACE body structure with new crash stroke design
Tailor-tempered B-pillar
and rear frame rail
Front passenger airbag
with safety vent
Driver front airbag with
spiral stitch
Collision Mitigation Braking System w/Honda Sensing w/Honda Sensing w/Honda Sensing w/Honda Sensing
Lane Departure Warning
Forward Collision Warning
Lane Keeping Assist
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
Road Departure Mitigation