2016 Honda Civic Sedan

2016 Honda Civic Sedan
2016 Honda Civic is 10th generation Civic, we tested top Touring trim level having 1.5 liter turbocharged four cylinder 174 horsepower pairing with continuously variable automatic transmission is only transmission available in 2016 while 2017 is going to have six speed manual transmission as well. 2016 Honda Civic Touring trim includes 7 inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, push button start, digital gauge cluster, dual zone automatic climate control, safety features as lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, LaneWatch camera to display blind spot for passenger side view on main screen when right turn signal comes into play, LED headlights, heated rear seats, power passenger seats, rain sensing wipers, 450 watt premium audio system, thicker rear and front anti roll bars. Touring pricing at $27,335 seems at higher end, but BMW 740i costing $96,095 misses features (Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, remote start) what Civic provides.

Powertrain remains impressive providing 39 mpg which is very good. Clocks 6.9 seconds for 60 mph from standstill. Civic comes with better ride quality and sharp steering. Some irks encountered in using central touchscreen along with adaptive cruise control working incorrectly at times.

So Civic advance features provides more frustration than comfort, overall Civic remains more stable and preferable in long run.

Starting Price $27,335
Vehicle Type 4 door sedan, front engine, front wheel drive
Engine turbocharged, intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, direct fuel injection
Transmission continuously variable automatic
Horsepower 174 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque 162 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm
Displacement 91 cu in
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Length 182.3 in
Width 70.8 in
Height 55.7 in
Curb weight 2920 lb
Passenger volume 95 cu ft
Cargo volume 15 cu ft
0-60 mph 6.9 secs.
0-100 mph 17.5 secs.
Top speed 126 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 7.5 secs.
Top gear(30-50 mph) 4 secs.
Top gear(50-70 mph) 4.9 secs.
Braking (70-0 mph) 179 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 31/42 mpg
C/D observed 39 mpg
Pros long run stability, good fuel economy
Cons occasional touchscreen irks, malfunction adaptive cruise control