2016 Honda Civic is back as a car earlier it use to be van, refinement comes with tachnometer in front and center along with digital speedometer inside, moved sit down, narrowing A pillars and with elegant dashboard. Gripping is easy to modulate and very much accessible. Less body motions, due to lively steering and good suspension, very good cornering stability. Pedal pressure remains constant and took 173 ft to stop from 70 mph.
Company claims 2016 Civic is more stiffer, predecessor could not suppress suspension or engine. Engine noise got removed but tire noise persist, no wind noise. Honda claims curb got 76 pound ligher but adding pieces and turbo 1.5 liter four cylinder is going to increase 31 pounds more (2883 pounds ), more than earlier version. 6.6 seconds for 60 mph, couple of seconds quicker.
Currently CVT available for 1.5 liter turbo, starting below 2000 rpm, in sport mode shifts gears eliminates high revs while in low mode CVT is near red line till 40 mph. Acceleration at peak when transmission is lowest. Manual comes with 2.0 liter naturally aspirated producing 158 hp. Later this year Honda is to provide six speed manual with 1.5 liter turbo four cylinder engine.
EX-L 1.5 liter turbo four cylinder provided 29 mpg, EPA as per company is 31/41 for city/highway. 2016 Civic equipped with dashing style, attractive dynamics, logical instrument panel layout, improved material, electrick parking, firm seat cushions, 1.8 inch wider body, wheelbase got increase by 3.1 inch to 106.3 inches, shorter by 1 inch in length. Rear part seems oddest.
Better to wait for six speed manual, for sure now can be said as Honda Civic.