Honda is one the company preferring manual shifter in their cars, 2016 Honda Civic comes with six manual transmission in most affordable LX trim level. Manual keeps you more involved and provide more fun in different driving conditions, alloting driver full authority in gear clutch engagement.
Civic LX coupe touches 60 mph in 7.6 seconds beats 2016 Civic Ex four door by 0.6 seconds as well Civic LX is 76 pounder ligher to later one. With manual shifter Civic will not be able to stand against Golf TSI, VW Golf and Kia Forte Koup.
Civic equipped with freshly designed 2.0 liter four cylinder naturally aspirate is able to produce 158 hp with redline shown at 6750 rpm and 138 lb-ft of torque at 4200 rpm, 2.0 liter using port fuel injection along with exhaust value timing and variable intake.
Powertrain is very good with excellent six speed gearbox. Pedals are correctly positioned for downshifting and shifter action is delight to use. Coming year Honda will have 175 hp 1.5 liter turbocharged with higher spec in both coupe and sedan. Paying $800 more CVT is available. EPA rating is 26 and 38 for city and highway. LX is able to gathers velocity even at higher rpm.
Civic LX uses Firestrone all season tires, 188 ft used for stop from 70 mph. LX capping performance due to brake fading occasional issue. Civic with long doors makes easy access to back seats, but door are heavy and cumbersome to open when parked on a slop.
Centre console double level design offering for keys, phones, cubbies and more. Need to use driver side seat to enter rear seat.
Pricing under $20,000 makes it easy to enter into Civic world , cloth upholstery is fine with bolstered front seats, 16 inch aluminium wheels, automatic climate control, backup camera, cruise control. two way adjustable steering column, instrument cluster for digital speedometer, outside temperature. Bluetooth connectivity, USB port. No Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, lane keep assistant, adapative cruise control, phone mirroring, push button start, satellite radio, navigation. Trim level provides many of these extras.
2016 Honda Civic LX is not sporty but with user friendly manual transmission makes driver happy.