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H Honda ανακοίνωσε πως οι πωλήσεις του νέου Civic ξεκινούν από σήμερα στην Αμερική με αρχική τιμή τα 18.640 δολάρια και ταυτόχρονα έδωσε και μια μεγάλη σειρά φωτογραφιών του μοντέλου που είναι διαθέσιμο με αρχικά με δύο κινητήρες. Έναν δίλιτρο, τετρακύλινδρο, ατμοσφαιρικό κινητήρα απόδοσης 158 ίππων που συνδυάζεται είτε με 6-τάχυτο, μηχανικό κιβώτιο είτε με CVT και έναν υπερτροφοδοτούμενο τετρακύλινδρο με χωρητικότητα 1.5 λίτρων απόδοσης 174 ίππων που συνδυάζεται αποκλειστικά με ένα “μοναδικό” CVT.

Το νέο Civic διαθέτει εκφραστικά φωτιστικά σώματα με LED φώτα ημέρας –προαιρετικά είναι διαθέσιμα και full LED και επιβλητική μάσκα με την χρωμιωμένη λωρίδα να εκτείνεται σε ολόκληρο το πλάτος. Όμως το piece de resistance του νέου Civic είναι το προφίλ και το πίσω μέρος. Η Honda επέλεξε μία έντονα κεκλιμένη οροφή που θυμίζει πολύ έντονα fastback ενώ στο πίσω μέρος, βλέπουμε τα ιδιαίτερα, standard LED φωτιστικά σώματα και τον έντονο, “συναισθηματικό” σχεδιασμό.

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Στην καμπίνα, είναι προφανής η πρόθεση της Honda να μετακινήσει το νέο Civic σε πιο upmarket περιοχές. Τα υλικά που έχουν χρησιμοποιηθεί είναι καλύτερης ποιότητας και η συναρμογή τους αναβαθμισμένη. Το ίδιο θα έλεγε κανείς και για τον σχεδιασμό της καμπίνας αλλά και για την τεχνολογία που είναι πλέον διαθέσιμη. Όλα τα μοντέλα εξοπλίζονται με ψηφιακό πίνακα οργάνων, αυτόματο κλιματισμό, ηλεκτρονικό χειρόφρενο, κάθισμα οδηγού με ρυθμιζόμενη στήριξη, αυτόματο κλείδωμα κ.ά. Στον τομέα της ψυχαγωγίας, υπάρχει επίσης διαθέσιμο ένα νέο σύστημα infotainment με οθόνη αφής 7 ιντσών και υποστήριξη Android Auto και Apple CarPlay. Τέλος, αξίζει να αναφερθεί ότι οι προσφερόμενοι χώροι για τους επιβάτες έχουν αυξηθεί ενώ χάρη σε νέες τεχνολογίες μόνωσης, οι διαρροές αέρα στην καμπίνα έχουν μειωθεί κατά 58%.

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Το νέο Civic βασίζεται σε μια ολοκαίνουρια πλατφόρμα, η οποία σύμφωνα με την Honda, υπόσχεται να θέσει νέα standards οδικής συμπεριφοράς, ποιότητας κύλισης και ησυχίας στην καμπίνα στην compact κατηγορία. Η στρεπτική ακαμψία έχει αυξηθεί κατά 25% και παρά το γεγονός ότι το νέο Civic είναι μεγαλύτερο από τον προκάτοχο του, το αμάξωμα είναι κατά 30 κιλά ελαφρύτερο. Μιας που αναφέρθηκε το μέγεθος, να γράψω πως το νέο μοντέλο είναι 5 εκατοστά φαρδύτερο και έχει κατά 3 εκατοστά μεγαλύτερο μεταξόνιο αλλά είναι και 2.5 εκατοστά πιο χαμηλό.

Τέλος, να σημειωθεί ότι το Civic Sedan είναι το πρώτο Civic μίας οικογένειας μοντέλων που θα περιλαμβάνει όπως αναφέρει η ίδια η Honda, coupe έκδοση, Si εκδόσεις υψηλών επιδόσεων, 5-θυρο hatcback και το πρώτο Type-R μοντέλο για την Αμερικάνικη αγορά. Στην Ευρώπη το νέο Civic θα κάνει την εμφάνισή του το 2017.

Δελτίο Τύπου

2016 Honda Civic Sedan Press Kit – Overview 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

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

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%

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

1 Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2 Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.

3 Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

Depending on use, Android Auto or Apple CarPlay® can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers or the connected iPhone, respectively. See Google’s and Apple’s privacy policies for details regarding the use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto or Apple CarPlay®. Use of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay® is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto or Apple CarPlay® terms of use, which are, respectively, presented to the user when the Android Auto application is downloaded to the user’s Android phone or included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay® vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in the applicable software or operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay® when conditions allow you to do so safely.

4 VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.

5 CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

6 LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

7 FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

8 ACC cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains responsible to slow or stop the vehicle to avoid a collision.

9 LKAS only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position. LKAS may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

10 Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. Road Departure Mitigation may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

11 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.

2016 Honda Civic Pricing and EPA Data


2016 Honda Civic Pricing and EPA Data
Model Transmission MSRP* EPA** City/Hwy/Combined MPG
SEDAN
Civic LX Sedan 2.0 L 6-Speed Manual $18,640 27/40/31
CVT1 $19,440 31/41/35
Civic LX Sedan w/Honda Sensing 2.0 L CVT $20,440 31/41/35
Civic EX Sedan 2.0 L CVT $21,040 31/41/35
Civic EX Sedan w/Honda Sensing 2.0 L CVT $22,040 31/41/35
Civic EX-T Sedan 1.5 L Turbo CVT $22,200 31/42/35
Civic EX-T Sedan 1.5 L Turbo w/Honda Sensing CVT $23,200 31/42/35
Civic EX-L Sedan 1.5 L Turbo CVT $23,700 31/42/35
Civic EX-L Sedan 1.5 L Turbo PZEV CVT $23,700 31/42/35
Civic EX-L Sedan 1.5 L Turbo w/Honda Sensing CVT $24,700 31/42/35
Civic EX-L Sedan 1.5 L Turbo w/Honda Sensing PZEV CVT $24,700 31/42/35
Civic EX-L Sedan 1.5 L Turbo Navi CVT $24,700 31/42/35
Civic EX-L Sedan 1.5 L Turbo Navi PZEV CVT $24,700 31/42/35
Civic Touring Sedan 1.5 L Turbo CVT $26,500 31/42/35
Civic Touring Sedan 1.5 L Turbo PZEV CVT $26,500 31/42/35
1CVT = Continuously Variable Transmission
*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) excluding tax, license, registration, $835 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
**Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

 

2016 Honda Civic Sedan Press Kit – Accessories Overview

Honda developed a range of Honda Genuine Accessories simultaneously with the model to further enhance convenience and protection, to customize feature content and provide personalization opportunities for the 2016 Civic Sedan. Like all Genuine Honda Accessories, they are covered by the Civic’s 3-year, 36,000-mile limited warranty when obtained and installed at the time of original vehicle purchase. Not all accessories listed are available for all trims.

Available Accessories
All season floor mats Illuminated console lighting
All season floor mats, high wall Lower door garnish, chrome
Ambient lighting Moon roof visor
Ashtray Nose mask
Auto day/night mirror Rear bumper protector
Body side molding Rear decklid spoiler
Car cover Rear seat cover
Cargo hook Rear wing spoiler
Cargo net Remote engine starter, LX
Door edge guard Splash guards
Door sill trim, illuminated Trunk tray
Door visors Underbody spoile­rs, Fr, Rr, Side
Engine block heater Wheel locks
First aid kit Wireless charger
Fog lights 17-inch alloy wheels
2016 Honda Civic Sedan Press Kit – Audio and Connectivity Overview The new Civic significantly advances in-vehicle connectivity and audio performance with a new generation of advanced technologies. New available features include a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio1 interface with Android operating system, and an all-new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™2 developed in cooperation with the experts at Garmin®3. The Civic Sedan’s Display Audio system also enables simplified smartphone connectivity with a single cable connection. The available system is now compatible with the Apple CarPlay®4 and Android Auto™ platforms5, giving customers seamless integration of key smartphone features and functions, including smartphone-powered GPS navigation and voice-controlled search capabilities. Featuring standard Pandora®6 compatibility, streaming Bluetooth®7 audio and many other content choices, including available SiriusXM®8, Civic offers a rich selection of entertainment options.Key Available Audio and Connectivity Features

  • 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen with integrated HVAC controls*^
  • Android Auto™3 and Apple CarPlay®*^4
  • HondaLink™ connected-car system*9
  • HondaLink Assist10 (when paired with compatible phone) *
  • HD Radio™11
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic2
  • Smartphone-Based Navigation App Compatibility
  • New-generation “2.0” SiriusXM®8 Radio*
  • Pandora®6 interface
  • SMS12 Text Message function
  • USB Audio Interface13
  • 160-Watt 4 Speaker AM/FM Audio System
  • 180-Watt 8 Speaker AM/FM Audio System
  • 450-Watt 10 Speaker (Including Sub-Woofer) AM/FM Audio System*

* First for Civic ^ First for Honda

5-Inch Display Audio System (LX) The Civic LX has a standard 160-watt AM/FM radio audio system with four door-mounted speakers and a USB port to allow the connection of other compatible devices. The system can play Pandora®6 content from a compatible device via the USB port, or wirelessly, via Bluetooth®7 HandsFreeLink®. The audio system has a 5-inch (diagonal) display screen and conventional “hard” buttons and knobs to control the various functions. Illuminated steering wheel mounted controls are positioned within fingertip reach. This system includes four 6.7-inch diameter speakers, two in each front door and two in the rear deck.

7-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen (Civic EX, EX-T, EX-L) Civic Sedan EX and above trims feature a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen that uses the Android operating system to offer a wide range of useful features and capabilities. The intuitive and easy-to-use touchscreen lets users swipe, tap and pinch – just like on a tablet or smartphone – to control the vehicle’s audio system, display settings and other advanced features. The 7-inch touchscreen is a special high-contrast, high definition IPS display with a high viewing angle for better legibility. The 160-watt audio system has eight speakers with four 6.7-inch full range speakers, one in each front door and two in the rear deck, plus four 1.5-inch tweeters, two near the A-pillars and two in the rear deck.

The system offers most popular audio formats, including AM/FM, HondaLink@ content, Pandora®6, Bluetooth®7 streaming audio, and compatibility with the Apple CarPlay®4 and Android Auto™5 platforms. SiriusXM®8 and HD Radio®11 are included in the EX-T trim and above.

Icons resembling smartphone apps are displayed on the high-definition, capacitive touchscreen, making the interface intuitive and easy to use. Interfaces for standard internet-sourced music and media options, such as Pandora® can be displayed and controlled on the Display Audio interface, with the ability to create personalized stations, tap to “like” songs, and view album artwork directly from the touchscreen. Display Audio also integrates touch operation of the menu and return functions for a modern and sleek look.

The system can also be controlled with illuminated steering-wheel mounted controls, including a new touchpad control that enables an alphabetic search of a range of features using a vertical swiping motion. Search items appear on the color Driver Information Interface (DII) display located in the lower portion of the instrument display, just below the digital speedometer display. The system can also be controlled via voice commands, after pressing and releasing the steering-wheel-mounted talk button.

7-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen (Touring) In Touring models, the 7-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen system includes a number of upgrades. The total system output is increased to 450 watts, the most powerful in the Civic’s segment, and the speaker count is increased from eight to ten. Premium 6.7-inch full-range speakers are positioned in the front doors and two in the rear deck plus one 3.1-inch speaker in the information panel. Two 1.5-inch tweeters are positioned near the A-pillars and two more are located on the rear deck, and a 7.9-inch subwoofer is placed in the center of the rear deck.

Driver Information Interface (DII) All Civic models with the exception of the LX feature the Driver Information Interface (DII) integrated into the operation of the 7-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen. The DII is positioned in the instrument display, just below the digital speedometer. The color TFT DII display puts a wide range of information in front of the driver where it’s easy to see. The steering wheel mounted buttons and touchpad control make it easy to search among choices on the DII, and then make the desired selection.

DII displays the following items:

  • Driving Computer
  • Smart Maintenance
  • Audio System
  • Navigation
  • Telephone
  • SMS12/Email
  • Apple CarPlay4
  • Android Auto™5

1-Cable Connection In the Civic EX and above trims, compatible iPhones and Android (with Android Auto app.) phones loaded with the compatible HondaLink9 app can be connected to the 1.5-amp USB port with a single USB cable (provided with the phone), to display navigation information on the 7-inch Display Audio Touchscreen. This makes connection simpler and less costly than Honda’s previous system that required three cables to make the connection between the smartphone and the vehicle.

Apple CarPlay® Civic EX models and above offer standard Apple CarPlay4 compatibility. By connecting the iPhone to the car using the phone’s USB cable (supplied with the phone) and the Civic’s 1.5-amp USB port, CarPlay features can be accessed. (Note that the CarPlay system will not work using the USB port located inside the Civic’s center console.)

CarPlay takes the most popular functions and features of the user’s compatible iPhone and puts them on the Civic’s Display Audio touchscreen and DII display, positioned in the instrument cluster. You can get directions, send and receive messages, listen to audio books and music, all in a way that allows you to stay more focused on the road.

CarPlay features Siri voice control and is specially designed for typical driving scenarios. It also works with the Civic’s controls – both on the audio touchscreen and the steering-wheel mounted controls, so you don’t need to pick up your phone. A curated selection of available CarPlay Apps are designed for use in the Civic, and are specially designed to minimize driver distraction.

CarPlay includes access to Apple Maps, which can provide turn-by-turn directions, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars.

CarPlay is compatible with iPhones that feature the small Lighting connector, not older iPhones with the larger 30-pin connector.

Android Auto™ Civic EX models and above offer standard Android Auto™5 compatibility. By connecting a compatible Android phone to the car using the phone’s USB cable (supplied with the phone) and the Civic’s 1.5 amp USB port, the Android Auto platform is enabled.

Android Auto puts some of your phone’s most useful Apps on the Civic’s audio display and DII, positioned in the instrument cluster. You can get directions, send and receive messages, listen to audio books and music, all without the need to pick up your phone. Android Auto works with the Civic’s controls – both on the audio touchscreen and the steering-wheel mounted controls – so it’s simple and intuitive to use.

Android Auto’s voice control is specially designed for typical driving scenarios. A curated selection of available Android Auto Apps are designed for use in the Civic, and are specially designed to minimize driver distraction.

Android includes access to Google Maps, which can provide turn-by-turn directions, live traffic conditions, lane guidance and more. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars.

Android Auto is designed to work with Android phones running 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher.

SiriusXM® Radio A new generation 2.0/3.0 version of SiriusXM®8 Radio is a standard feature in the EX-T and above trims, and it provides more than 165 channels of digital programming with near CD-quality sound. The SiriusXM® signal is beamed from two broadcast satellites positioned in geostationary orbit above Earth. The beams from these two broadcast satellites combine to span the entire continental United States and some of Canada.

SiriusXM® Radio programming includes channels devoted to music, sports, talk, traffic, weather, children’s programming and entertainment. When the audio system plays SiriusXM® Radio, the audio system displays the current category, station, song title or artist’s name.

This latest generation of SiriusXM includes many all new features, including pause, fast forward and rewind. There is also an instant replay feature and the ability to hear all songs from the beginning on preset channels. The new Sports Flash feature lets you listen to your favorite (non-sports) programming, and if your favorite team makes a big play in a live game that is being broadcast on SiriusXM, you will receive an on-screen alert. With a touch of a soft-key you can hear up to 30 seconds of audio before and including the big play.

Pandora® Compatibility All Civic models are designed to provide a convenient interface for Pandora®6, a free music service that allows users to open an account online and create up to 100 personalized internet “radio stations” that are based on favorite songs or artists. Users can choose among their stations and listen via computer, and can also download a free smartphone Pandora® app, which allows users listen to the same list of personalized stations via their compatible phone. Although Pandora® is free, phone data charges apply.

An iPhone or compatible Android phone can be connected wirelessly to the Civic, using Bluetooth®7 HandsFreeLink®. To use Pandora®, the Pandora app is launched on a compatible connected smartphone and the vehicle’s audio source is set to Pandora®. The audio screen shows Pandora® information and album art, and the audio controls allow listeners to choose from among existing stations, pause, resume, skip forward, and mark a track with “Like” or “Dislike” ratings. To mitigate the potential for driver distraction, some functionality of the Pandora® app is locked out when using the Civic’s Pandora® interface.

HondaLink® The Display Audio system with next generation HondaLink9 that is standard in EX models and above allows the owner’s digital lifestyle to seamlessly integrate with the car and provides access to a world of cloud-based information. The all-new application-based platform connects customers to online content both inside and outside the car. The connection between the system and the user’s smartphone is made through the Bluetooth®6 HandsFreeLink® wireless interface. A HondaLink phone app provides convenient access for many services including location searches, local weather, messaging, Maintenance Minder alerts, service scheduling by phone, and access to the vehicle Owners Guide.

HondaLink Assist An additional new feature on Civic EX and above is HondaLink Assist10, which can help request emergency assistance for drivers. If a compatible phone is paired through Bluetooth®7HandsFreeLink®, there is a cellular connection and an airbag deployment sensor is triggered, the system is designed to automatically attempt to notify an operator, report the car’s current location, and allow occupants to talk directly to the operator. The operator can then contact emergency services if needed.

Aha™ by Harman HondaLink includes Aha™ that can be accessed using a compatible smartphone. Aha organizes the Civic owner’s favorite content from the web into personalized on-demand radio stations in the vehicle. Aha is a comprehensive, cloud-based platform optimized for the automotive environment that provides a simple integration point to bring in a wide range of current and future applications into the audio system head unit. This capability allows users to access their favorite podcasts, internet radio, on-demand music, restaurant recommendations, and even audio updates from Facebook and Twitter.

Aha™ key features:

  • Free service with wide content choice
  • Enables flexible personalization and station management
  • Content updated automatically throughout vehicle life

Aha™ content categories:

  • On-demand news and weather
  • Personalized music including Slacker
  • Internet Radio
  • On-demand podcasts
  • Audio Books
  • Local Search: Restaurants, fuel, ATM, parking, etc.
  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, etc. via audio
  • Custom Interactive OEM Channels: Direct communication to and from vehicle

Siri Eyes Free The Civic EX and above trims integrate Apple’s Siri Eyes Free mode imbedding in Apple CarPlay. Compatible iPhone® users will be able to operate Siri through familiar voice commands by pressing and holding the TALK button on the steering wheel for two seconds when their iPhone is paired via Bluetooth®7. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further and helps to minimize the potential for distractions by keeping the iOS device’s screen from lighting up.

Owners can direct Siri to perform a number of specific tasks while they keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. Capabilities include:

  • Send text messages and e-mails
  • Read incoming text messages and emails
  • Set up calendar entries, reminders, and alarms
  • Check the weather
  • Turn-by-turn voice navigation (when the audio system is set to Bluetooth®7 Audio or iPod mode)
  • Sports scores and stock quotes

SMS Text Messaging All Civic models EX and above have a standard SMS12 text message function that can read incoming texts aloud over the audio system, and allow the driver to reply with any of six factory preset messages. The system works with SMS-capable cell phones that have an active data plan and the Message Access Profile (MAP), such as the Blackberry, Droid X and others. Apple iPhone models do not support this feature, but Siri Eyes Free CarPlay mode (iPhone 5 and 6 at time of launch) offers the ability to initiate, hear and respond to text messages via voice commands.

Once a compatible phone is paired with the Civic’s Bluetooth®7 HandsFreeLink® system, the text messaging function is enabled. When the phone receives a text message, an alert appears on the audio display screen. The driver can choose to have the message read aloud, can select among the preset reply choices, or can call the sender – all without touching the phone.

To help avoid the potential for driver distraction, the text of the incoming message is not displayed on screen unless the vehicle is stopped.

Available factory preset text replies:
• Talk to you later, I’m driving. • OK
• I’m on my way. • Yes
• I’m running late. • No

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® The Bluetooth®7 HandsFreeLink® interface is designed to offer hands-free operation for many Bluetooth®-enabled mobile telephones. Standard on all Civic models, the system wirelessly connects the driver’s cell phone to the vehicle’s audio system. This allows the driver to make or answer cell phone calls without removing hands from the steering wheel. The system is compatible with Bluetooth®-enabled cell phones that have the Hands Free Profile (HFP). A list of compatible phones can be found at handsfreelink.com or honda.com.

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® enables audio files to be played through the vehicle’s audio system wirelessly with a feature called Bluetooth® Audio. If an audio compatible device is paired it will be added as an auxiliary source on the audio screen. This allows the Bluetooth® device’s media to be played wirelessly by the audio system. Cell phone devices that support the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.3 allow the display of metadata for artist, album and track name on the audio screen. The vehicle’s audio controls for “skip forward” and “skip backward” allow for navigation from track to track.

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® is designed for easy use. After the driver completes a simple one-time “pairing” process to link the cell phone with the vehicle, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® can communicate wirelessly and securely with the driver’s cell phone when the phone is within about 33 feet of the vehicle. Once the driver enters the vehicle, the phone can be stored in a pocket, briefcase, purse or a storage bin inside the vehicle’s cabin as the call transfers information through the wireless telephone interface. Certain compatible cell phones can also transfer the cellular phonebook into the vehicle through the Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system. After the cellular phonebook is transferred, calls can be made by making selections from the registered phonebook on the Civic’s display screen.

  • Pressing the steering wheel-mounted “Pick up” button answers the call and mutes the audio system
  • The caller is heard through the audio-system speakers
  • An overhead microphone picks up the driver’s voice while minimizing background noise and echoing
  • Numbers with voice tags may be stored in the system’s memory
  • To make a hands-free call, the driver first activates the system using the steering wheel-mounted fingertip controls, then speaks a preset voice tag
  • Numbers can also be dialed by speaking the telephone number
  • Automatic import of phone book and call history with compatible phones
  • Up to six different compatible mobile phones can be paired with the Bluetooth®6 HandsFreeLink® system

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic Available on the EX-L and standard on the Touring model, the integrated Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System2 uses GPS technology to provide drivers with turn-by-turn guidance to their chosen destination. This all-new navigation system, developed in cooperation with Garmin, offers many improvements, including enhanced graphics, live search, speed limit display, customized vehicle icons, 3D buildings and terrain, and more. The system includes free map database updates for up to 5 years (initial purchase plus one yearly update each year for 4 years). The system includes the HD Digital Traffic feature, which alerts the driver to current traffic conditions and can display alternate routes around gridlock. It features expanded coverage including many surface streets within the U.S., allowing the driver to choose faster, less congested routes. HD Digital Traffic is subscription-free.

The navigation system can be controlled by voice or through the 7-inch electrostatic touch-screen audio display utilizing its tap, pinch and swipe functionality. The voice-activation system can respond to more casual command phrases that require less user familiarization, in addition to the previous capability of being able to understand spoken city and street names. For example, a voice request for “Radio 98.3 FM” can now be spoken in approximately a dozen different ways ranging from “change the radio station to 98.3” to “98.3 FM.” This logic applies to audio functionality of the audio/information screen. The navigation system can also be controlled by voice with conventional navigation commands like, “Find nearest Chinese restaurant” or “find nearest ATM.”

The audio system is automatically muted when the “Talk” button is pressed. The voice-recognition technology allows the driver to simply speak city and street names aloud, and the system responds by displaying the matches available in the database. Points of interest on the map – such as restaurants or grocery stores – can be displayed with brand logo icons or you can have the system provide turn-by-turn navigation, all by voice command. The massive point-of-interest (POI) database includes telephone numbers that can be dialed by using the Bluetooth®7 HandsFreeLink® system when the driver’s cellular telephone is connected to the system.

The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System2 uses GPS in combination with detailed information from the vehicle’s mapping system to pinpoint the vehicle’s location and to provide a host of useful mapping and route guidance features. The system’s antenna receives positioning information from a network of 24 global positioning satellites. If the antenna is obstructed by a tunnel, a parking garage or a tall building, an internal gyroscopic system and a speed sensor track the location of the vehicle so that the map information remains current and reliable. The vehicle clock is independently controlled by GPS data, so when time zones are crossed while driving, the clock will automatically set itself to the current time.

USB Ports and Power Outlets In LX trims, a 12-volt power outlet is positioned at the base of the center stack on the right of the lower storage tray, with a 1.0-amp USB port positioned on the left. EX and above trims retain the 12-volt power outlet, while the USB port on the left is upgraded to 1.5 amps, and a 1.0-amp USB port is added inside the console.

Audio and Connectivity Features

Features LX EX EX-T EX-L Touring
160-Watt AM/FM Audio System with 4 Speakers
180-Watt AM/FM Audio System with 8 Speakers
450-Watt AM/FM Audio System with 10 Speakers (Including Sub-Woofer)
5-inch LCD Screen
7-inch Display Audio with High-Resolution WVGA (800×480) Electrostatic Color Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic2 Available
Smartphone-Based Navigation App Compatibility
Voice Recognition Voice Tag Only
Steering Wheel Touchpad Control
HondaLink®9 Next Generation
HondaLink Assist10 (when paired with compatible phone)
Apple CarPlay®4/Android Auto™5 Support
HD Radio™11
SiriusXM®8 Radio
Pandora®6 Compatibility
Bluetooth®7 Streaming Audio
Display Audio Interface
USB Audio Interface13 1 2 2 2 2
12-Volt Power Outlet (Front) 1 1 1 1 1
MP3/Windows Media®14 Audio (WMA) Playback Capability
Radio Data System (RDS)
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)
Bluetooth®7 HandsFreeLink®
SMS12 Text Message Function

1 The Display Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and streaming from some current [Apple/Android] smartphones. For safety reasons, always launch HondaLink applications or perform any other operation on your phone only when the vehicle is safely parked. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature, and Assist functions may be terminated without notice. Your wireless carrier’s rate plans apply. Please see HondaLink terms and conditions for details.

2 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on EX-L models and standard on Touring models in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details.

3 Garmin is the registered trademark of Garmin International, Inc.

4 Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

5 Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.

6 Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier’s rate plans apply.

7 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.

8 SiriusXM services require a subscription after any trial period. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Fees and programming subject to change. SiriusXM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2015 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.

9 Check the HondaLink® website for smartphone compatibility.

10 Honda reserves the right to terminate HondaLink Assist services at any time or for any reason, and in the future may not be able to provide services due to changes in or obsolescence of technology integral to the service or changes in government regulation.

11 HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.

12 Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth®. Your wireless carrier’s rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely.

13 The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work.

14 Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

2016 Honda Civic Sedan Press Kit – Body Overview The new Civic Sedan features the most rigid, tightly sealed body and aerodynamic body design in Civic history, with the greatest use of high-strength steel for any Civic model ever made, offering significant advancements to overall noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), ride and handling, fuel efficiency and collision performance.

Longer, lower and wider, the new Civic body is also more spacious, with 5.8 additional cubic feet of passenger and cargo space. Despite its larger size, the new Civic Sedan’s unibody is 68 pounds lighter than before with a 25 percent increase in torsional rigidity, while its lower height, wider stance and shortened front overhang serve as the basis for the new Civic’s sportier, more premium look and feel.

Advanced unibody construction techniques, including the use of Honda’s next-generation ACE™ body structure and new crash stroke front frame, enable superior front, side and rear crash-worthiness. Comprehensive body sealing measures, the use of acoustic windshield glass combine with new chassis technologies, such as hydraulic suspension and engine mounts, to make the 2016 Civic Sedan the quietest and most refined Civic yet.

Key Body Features

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure with new crash stroke front frame design*^
  • 59-percent high strength steels (14 percent ultra-high strength steel)
  • B-Pillars and rear frame members with selectively-tempered soft zones*^
  • 590 MPa high-strength steel floor pan*
  • Narrow A-pillars for 84.3 degrees of forward visibility
  • Acoustic-glass, flush mounted windshield
  • Acoustic fiber side under-panels
  • Acoustically sealed unibody
  • Full underbody covering*

* First for Civic ^ First for Honda

Exterior Dimensions Compared to the previous model, the 2016 Civic Sedan’s wheelbase is 1.2 inches longer for improved ride comfort, better second-row seating roominess, and improved ingress and egress. The overall length is up 2.9 inches, improving interior roominess as well as cargo storage capacity. A 1.4-inch shorter front overhang improves both appearance and aerodynamic efficiency, while a 2.9-inch longer rear overhang adds to storage capacity. Fuel efficiency is improved in part due to comprehensive aerodynamic gains throughout the exterior, and even underneath the vehicle.

2016 Civic vs. 2015 Civic Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Measurements 2015 Civic 2016 Civic
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 106.3 (+1.2)
Length (in) 179.4 182.3 (+2.9)
Height (in) 56.5 55.7 (-0.8)
Width (in) 69.0 70.8 (+1.8)
Track (in, front / rear) 59.0 / 59.9 60.9 / 61.5 (+1.9 / +1.6)

Increased Trunk Capacity The 2016 Civic Sedan has a wider and deeper trunk with 15.1 cu. ft. of storage volume, 2.6 cu. ft. (or 20.8 percent) larger than the 12.5 cu. ft. of the previous Civic Sedan. Together with the enlarged passenger volume, this makes the new Civic Sedan best in class in total interior volume.

A low lift-over height of 26.8 inches and a maximum trunk opening width of 39.7 inches improves the ease of loading or unloading bulky items, as does a flat trunk floor, which measures 54.9 inches wide and 40.6 inches deep – all significant improvements over the previous model. The floor and trunk sides are carpeted to help protect cargo during transit, and also to help reduce road noise entering the passenger cabin.

The Civic Sedan’s trunk will accommodate four soft suitcases or four golf bags – one more of each compared to the previous Civic Sedan. For long, narrow items such as skis, the 3.5 sq-ft. trunk pass-through is 20.6-percent larger than before. A removable floor panel hides the temporary spare tire, jack and wrench. A single LED cargo-area light provides illumination when the trunk lid is open.

Key Body Specifications

Specification LX EX EX-T EX-L Touring
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3 106.3 106.3 106.3
Length (in) 182.3 182.3 182.3 182.3 182.3
Height (in) 55.7 55.7 55.7 55.7 55.7
Width (in) 70.9 70.9 70.9 70.9 70.9
Track (in, front / rear) 60.8 / 61.4 60.8 / 61.4 60.8 / 61.4 60.8 / 61.4 60.8 / 61.4
Curb Weight (lb) CVT unless noted MT * w/ Honda Sensing 2742 (MT) 2751 2761* 2795 2799* 2899 2906* 2910 2917* 2923
Weight Dist. (%, front/rear) 59.6 / 40.4 60.5 / 39.5 61.3 / 38.7 61.2 / 38.8 61.4 / 38.6
Trunk capacity (cu ft) 15.1 15.1 15.1 15.1 14.7

Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) As an integral part of the 2016 Civic structure, Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. ACE utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle, thus reducing the forces transferred to the passenger compartment. ACE channels frontal crash energy to both upper and lower structural elements, including the floor frame rails, side sills and A-pillars.Crash Stroke A Honda first, the ACE™ structure used on the new Civic features a new crash stroke technology, developed by Honda engineers in the company’s advanced safety research laboratory in Raymond. Ohio. With the new crash stroke structure, in a frontal collision the lower section of the front vehicle frame hinges to direct the engine down and rearward, helping direct crash energy into the vehicle’s floor while also minimizing cabin intrusion. This crucial piece of safety engineering effectively adds 80mm (3.2 in) of additional energy-absorbing “crash stroke” to the front of the vehicle.

Besides helping the Civic aim for the highest ratings in the rigorous federal crash tests, the new crash stroke structure enabled designers to develop the Civic’s body design to feature a short front overhang and short hood-line for a unique and exciting appearance, excellent outward visibility and improved handling.

Improved Body Rigidity Compared to the previous Civic generation, the new 2016 Civic Sedan body’s global bending rigidity increases 19 percent and its torsional rigidity increases 23 percent. The benefits of this increased stiffness are numerous, including the ability to tune the suspension for superior ride and handling performance. The more rigid body structure also directly results in a quieter and more comfortable ride experience for the passengers, with less NVH felt over a wide range of driving conditions. Some key advancements in body structure include:

Under the Hood

  • A lower stiffener, located behind the engine on the front bulkhead, improves handling

In the Unibody

  • Certain connection areas where the A-pillars meet the floor sills, and the B-pillars meet both the floor sills and roof rails, reduce idle vibration and booming
  • Large body panels are shaped using computer aided engineering (CAE) to reduce booming
  • Gussets positioned inside the rear quarter areas of the unibody reduce road noise
  • An internal rear structural ring stiffens the unibody for improved handling
  • Short-pitch welding places spot welds 20mm (0.8 in) apart in critical areas of the unibody, compared to 40mm to 45mm (1.6 in to 1.8 in) traditional spacing, increasing stiffness and durability

Underneath the Vehicle

  • The Civic’s floor pan is made of 590-MPa high-strength steel to provide a lighter yet stronger overall structure
  • Floor cross-members positioned under the driver and front passenger’s seating area improve ride comfort
  • A lateral cross-member and damper structure, located between the rear wheels, improves handling
  • A cross-car brace, located at the front of the vehicle, improves handling

Aerodynamics The Civic was designed to have class-leading aerodynamic performance – including 12-percent less drag than the previous Civic generation – which helps improve both fuel efficiency and interior quietness. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) was used to measure the car’s efficiency during the design phase, followed by scale-model wind tunnel testing and finally by full-scale wind-tunnel testing. Two critical gains from this process include a 15-percent reduction in drag (CdA) through the management of underbody and engine-room airflow, and another 4-percent CdA reduction through wheel design.

Specially shaped components at the front of the vehicle guide airflow through the radiator and into the engine’s cold-air intake, while channeling the remaining airflow over, around and under the vehicle. Along with narrower the A-pillars and flush-mounted glass, these contribute to the Civic’s efficient passage through the air. The relaxed slope of the rear roofline and rear window further improves aerodynamic efficiency.

The new Civic features the flattest underbody of any gasoline-powered Honda production vehicle. A molded under-panel is positioned directly beneath the front fascia, starting the rearward flow of air underneath the vehicle in a smooth manner. An aluminum under-tray is positioned underneath the engine and transmission and features a cooling duct that allows ambient airflow to the hydraulic engine mount. Dual side under-panels (molded plastic on LX, acoustic fiber on EX and above trims) extend from behind the front wheels to just ahead of the rear wheels, further smoothing the airflow as it travels rearward, while also reducing wind noise in the passenger cabin.

Lateral strakes located ahead of each wheel and tire (8.5 inches wide in front, and 3.5 inches wide in the rear) help deflect airflow around the tires for additional aerodynamic efficiency gains. Even the stamped steel exhaust silencers are aerodynamically shaped, eliminating the need for an under-cover at the rear of the vehicle. This reduces parts count, complexity and weight while helping to ensure optimal aerodynamic efficiency.

In-Die Softzone In a first for Honda, the Civic employs selectively-tempered “soft zone” technology. This special forming technique allows the creation of specially tempered areas, or soft zones, within an ultra-high-strength hot-stamped steel part. As a result, simpler, lighter components can provide the appropriate energy pathways necessary to absorb crash forces. The process minimizes both parts count and weight. In the 2016 Civic Sedan, this technology, applied to the B-pillars and rear frame rails, saves 15.6 pounds compared to the previous-generation Civic.

The process involves heating the sheet steel to 930-degrees Centigrade before simultaneously stamping and cooling key areas of the part. A laser cutting trimming process then completes the component.

Side crash area Located where the B-pillar joins the lower sill, a new built-in soft zone is designed to bend during a side collision, channeling crash forces away from the passenger compartment and into the B-pillar and lower sill. The soft zone’s rated material strength is 550-650 MPa advanced high-strength steel, compared to the much stronger 1500 MPa hot-stamp steel of the overall B-pillar and lower sill. Using the technology in the B-pillars saved 6.8 pounds.

Rear crash area The rearward ends of the two rear unibody frame rails each contain a pair of soft zones designed to fold in a controlled, three-bend manner in the event of a rear impact, helping to attenuate crash energy. The rated material strength of these soft zones is 700-800 MPa high-strength steel, compared to the much stronger 1500 MPa hot-stamp steel of the overall rear frame rail. Using the technology in the rear frame rails saves 8.8 pounds.

T-Direction Welding Applied to the forward edge of the front door hinge pillars, just behind the front wheel openings, a new “T-direction welding” technique is anticipated to help the 2016 Civic earn top ratings in the rigorous IIHS narrow offset frontal collision test, based on Honda internal testing. Instead of using lateral overlapping welded joints on the hinge pillars, which would be negatively affected by the wheel moving rearward and striking the pillar in an offset frontal collision, the hinge pillars instead use a longitudinal welded seam designed to withstand sheer forces generated in such a collision.

Class-leading Forward Visibility The A-pillar section on the 2016 Civic is 18mm (0.7 in) narrower than on the previous-generation Civic, reducing the obstructed area by 11.6-percent, and resulting in a 7.9-degree improvement in forward visibility. As a result, the new Civic offers a class-leading 84.3 degrees of forward visibility (the angle made by drawing lines from the driver’s eye point to the outboard edges of the A pillars). Safety is maintained through the pillars’ shape, the precise design of load pathways during a frontal collision or rollover, and the use of 1500 MPa hot-stamped ultra-high-strength steel for the A-pillars.

High-Strength Steel Multiple steel grades are used in the Civic’s body construction to help achieve excellent overall vehicle dynamics, optimize safety performance, and lower NVH. Materials range from five different grades of steel, including premium hot-stamp steel and ultra-high-strength steel used in the unibody, to aluminum for the front bumper beam. All were chosen to achieve the best combination of strength, rigidity, dynamic performance and light weight. Fully 59 percent of the body structure is composed of high-strength steel, up 7.3 percent compared to 55 percent for the previous Civic Sedan. In addition, the use of hot-stamp ultra-high strength steel increases to 14 percent from 1 percent in the previous-generation Civic.

Lighter Weight The increased use of high-strength steel contributes to a 68-pound reduction in weight for the 2016 Civic Sedan’s unibody compared to the previous Civic generation.

Body Materials

Material Grade Use Percentage
Hot-stamp steel 1500 MPa 14%
Ultra high-strength steel 980-1180 MPa 12%
Advanced high-strength steel 590-780 MPa 29%
High-strength steel 340-440 MPa 9%
Mild Steel 270 MPa 37%

Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Countermeasures The new Civic takes noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) countermeasures to the next level, positioning it at the top of its competitive set. All Civic trims feature strategically placed body sealants (see below). Additional NVH enhancements on all models include acoustic separators inside the A-, B- and C-pillars, while a sound-insulating acoustic windshield (see below) further aids overall cabin quietness.

Engine Compartment Isolation Measures to isolate sound and heat emanating from within the engine compartment include dedicated front, side and rear hood seals, strategically placed heat baffles, a hood insulator panel, an engine under-cover, and dedicated insulation within the instrument panel. Inside the vehicle, a one-piece molded insulated carpet liner adds further to exceptional heat isolation and noise reduction for the 2016 Civic.

Acoustic Windshield Special laminated acoustic glass is used for the Civic windshield to help reduce noise entering the cabin. Tuned specifically to attenuate wind-noise frequencies, the windshield glass uses an outer layer of 2.0mm safety glass, a 0.7mm thick middle layer of acoustic polyvinyl butyral (PVB), and a 1.8mm safety-glass inner layer for a total thickness of 4.5mm. This helps the Civic place at the top of its class in wind-noise performance. The windshield also incorporates UV light-absorbing technology. In addition, the Civic Sedan has 4.0mm tempered front door glass and 3.5mm tempered rear door glass. The available one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature uses 3.5mm tinted and tempered glass.

Sound-absorbing Undercovers Underneath the Civic, along both sides of the passenger cabin, are absorptive undercovers (fiber on the LX and EX, and molded plastic on the EX-T and above trims) that mitigate road and wind noise. A special baffle plate located beneath the center of the floor pan, and felt fender inner liners on EX and above trims, further attenuate wind and road noise.

Body Sealing The 2016 Civic Sedan has an unprecedented level of body sealing to dramatically reduce the levels of noise inside the vehicle – a 58-percent overall leak reduction compared to the previous-generation Civic. Throughout the unibody are 9.3 sq. in. of weld seals and other sealers to reduce vibration and the transmission of noise.

Additional measures include:

  • Pillar separators seal the hollow A-, B- and C-pillars to reduce the transmission of noise from the floor area into the passenger cabin.
  • Triple door sealing utilizes 360-degree molded door seals to reduce wind noise and improve isolation.
  • New door gap seals at the rear edges of the doors are a first for Civic. They join the triple sealed door openings and lower door-edge seals in keeping wind noise from entering the cabin.
  • A total of eight new air leak reduction moldings and clips are used at key locations where the side windows slide into the Sedan’s four doors, reducing the possibility of audible air leaks occurring in these locations.

Along with internal bracing, acoustic hole seals fill open areas inside the door structures, significantly reducing the amount of wind and road noise and vibration that can reach the cabin. The same Thinsulate™ material that is used in the doors is also used to reduce sound transmission through the roof, the body A- and C-pillars, and the rear tray.

Features LX EX EX-T EX-L Touring
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure with new crash stroke design
One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature
Acoustic windshield
Acoustically sealed unibody
Triple door sealing
Hydraulic front engine mount
Hydraulic lower suspension mounts
Underbody aerodynamic tailoring
2016 Honda Civic Sedan Press Kit – Chassis
Overview The 2016 Civic Sedan utilizes the most sophisticated chassis design in model history, delivering quicker and more accurate steering, more responsive handling, and exceptional ride quality that exceeds the mainstream, compact-car class to challenge even luxury C-segment products.Key suspension upgrades include a sophisticated new multi-link rear suspension and rigid rear subframe; fluid-filled suspension bushings that greatly enhance ride quality while providing robust isolation from road vibration; stabilizer bars with bonded bushing mounts for improved body control; dual-pinion, variable ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS) that enhances steering feel, performance and comfort; and a Straight Driving Assist feature that reduces steering effort when driving on a sloped or crowned road. Additional new Civic chassis features include Agile Handling Assist and an Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold.Key Chassis Features

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Dual Pinion, Variable Ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS)*^
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)1 with Traction Control
  • 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)2 with Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
  • Front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Fluid-filled suspension compliance bushings*
  • Straight Driving Assist
  • Agile Handling Assist*
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold*

* First for Civic ^ First for Honda

Chassis Summary All Models

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Front fluid-filled suspension bushings
  • Power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)1 with Traction Control
  • Agile Handling Assist
  • Dual Pinion Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
  • Straight Driving Assist
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)3

Civic LX Sedan

  • 16-inch steel wheels with 2-tone wheel covers
  • P215/55R16 all-season tires

Civic EX Sedan

  • 16-inch aluminum wheels with machined faces
  • P215/55R16 all-season tires

Civic EX-T, EX-L

  • 17-inch aluminum wheels with aerodynamic shape
  • P215/50R17 all-season tires
  • Rear fluid-filled suspension bushings

Touring Sedan

  • 17-inch aluminum wheels with cut flanges
  • P215/50R17 all-season tires
  • Rear fluid-filled suspension bushings

Front and Rear Suspension The 2016 Civic suspension system provides agile and direct handling that puts the Civic at the top of its class, and in the league of benchmarked European luxury-class competitors. The system uses a combination of front MacPherson struts and an all-new rear multi-link with new rigid subframe. Using a strut-style front suspension improves the room available for crash reinforcement, and the multi-link rear suspension helps maximize second-row seating and cargo space – all while also providing outstanding handling characteristics and ride quality. Front and rear stabilizer bars on all trims improve turn-in response while reducing body roll during cornering. The stabilizer bars are bonded to their mounting bushings and use low-friction connecting links for smoother operation. The 2016 Civic has a 14mm (0.6 in) lower center of gravity, helping to improve both handling agility and rollover resistance.

MacPherson Strut Front Suspension The MacPherson strut front suspension is engineered to provide engaging performance and a responsive feel for the driver. Performance-calibrated geometry ensures a high degree of quickness and precision, smoothness and stability. The lower suspension arms are connected to the subframe and to the body via fluid-filled bushings, which provide the ideal combination of handling responsiveness and precision, along with maximum isolation from road noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). All front suspension arms and the front hub carriers are steel, and all Civic Sedan trims use a tubular front stabilizer bar.

Multi-Link Rear Suspension The multi-link rear suspension includes stamped-steel arms, cast aluminum hub carriers and a stabilizer bar. Mounted on a rigid subframe, a first for Civic, the new rear suspension provides agile handling, both during normal driving and in emergency maneuvers, together with a flat ride. The trailing arms are located on the unibody in fluid-filled bushings for exceptional control of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) while maintaining precise handling. All Civic Sedan trims use a solid rear stabilizer bar for improved crisp turn-in and body roll control.

Hydraulic Suspension Bushings In a first for Honda, the 2016 Civic suspension uses fluid-filled bushings to provide superior ride isolation as well as chassis vibration control. All Civic models utilize front fluid-filled bushings and the EX-T and above trims additionally use rear fluid-filled bushings. These bushings are specifically tuned to provide minimum vibration transfer to the occupants, raising the new Civic to the top of its class in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) reduction.

In front, the lower control arms pivot in the fluid-filled bushing, which is designed to absorb road harshness and vibration while still retaining the exacting precision required for sharp, nimble handling. For the front suspension only, a specially ventilated under-cover allows airflow to cool the bushings, ensuring more consistent performance in all ambient temperature conditions, as well as enhanced long-term durability.

An additional duct, located near the middle of the aluminum front under-panel, cools the engine’s torque rod bushing, likewise reducing operating temperatures and ensuring longer performance.

Dual Pinion Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS) Another Civic first, the Electric Power Steering (EPS) incorporates dual pinion gears and a variable gear ratio for improved steering feel, performance and comfort that surpasses the class.

The dual pinion steering provides substantially improved feel compared to the previous-generation Civic. Compared to a traditional single-pinion steering system, the dual pinion EPS utilizes the physical steering input from the driver as well as from a supplemental electric motor. A non-contact torque sensor measures the driver’s steering effort and an ECU determines how much electric motor assist to add, with the result being a seamless, natural feeling steering in all situations.

The steering ratio is variable over a 17-percent range with a final full off-center rotation ratio of 10.93:1. This provides a quick 2.2 turns lock-to-lock compared to 3.1 turns lock-to-lock for the previous Civic, significantly reducing the steering effort when parking or maneuvering. Also contributing to the enhanced steering performance and feel of the 2016 Civic Sedan, the steering mount stiffness is higher, and the 30mm steering column diameter (up from 22mm on the previous generation Civic) also provides greater stiffness.

Straight Driving Assist A new Honda technology, Straight Driving Assist reduces the steering effort required when driving on a sloped or crowned road. When the Straight Driving Assist system detects that steering effort is being applied to keep the car driving along a slope, the Electric Power Steering system applies motor assist. This reduces the muscle effort required to maintain the desired direction on the sloped road to the same level as is required on a flat road.

4-wheel Disc Brakes with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist In a first for Civic, all trims are equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes. All systems incorporate 4-channel ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist as standard equipment. The system provides a comfortable and refined feel at low speeds, predictable and easy operation on the highway, a sporty, fun-to-drive feel on winding roads, and a reassuring high-performance stopping in emergency situations. Compared to the previous-generation, the 2016 Civic’s brakes require less pedal travel, provide a firmer pedal feel under normal conditions, and deliver greater efficiency.

The 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) independently modulates braking power at each wheel to help the driver retain steering control during heavy braking. The Brake Assist system recognizes emergency braking situations and almost instantly applies full braking force when appropriate to help shorten braking distance.

All 2016 Civic trims are equipped with 11.1-inch diameter ventilated front brake rotors (0.9-inch rotor thickness) clamped by single-piston brake calipers. The rear disc brakes incorporate 10.2-inch diameter solid rotors (0.4-inch rotor thickness) paired with single-piston brake calipers. The low-friction design of the brake calipers reduces energy losses when the brakes are not in use, directly improving fuel efficiency.

 

In another first for Civic, a 5-percent-larger master cylinder piston diameter (22.2mm vs. 20.6mm on the previous Civic) contributes to the short, firm pedal stroke and excellent feel, while also maintaining the power of the braking system.

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)1 is an Electronic Stability Control system that works in conjunction with the Civic Sedan’s Drive-by-Wire™ throttle and its 4-channel ABS systems to enhance control capability while the vehicle is accelerating, braking, cornering or when the driver makes a sudden maneuver.

VSA also provides a limited-slip differential effect for the driving wheels by applying braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting driving force to the wheel with more traction. While the driver can reduce the traction control effectiveness allowing more wheel slip during stuck condition by pressing the VSA button, ABS remains fully operational at all times.

Agile Handling Assist A Civic first and standard on all trims, Agile Handling Assist selectively uses the vehicle’s brakes to improve initial turning response and overall cornering ability. Agile Handling Assist utilizes brake vectoring to improve corner traceability and confident handling feel. By applying braking force to the inside wheels during cornering at high lateral G, the system creates a yaw moment, thus generating more turning force and reducing understeer.

Hill Start Assist The Hill Start Assist function helps to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards when the driver switches from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal while the vehicle is stopped on a hill. Hill Start Assist automatically activates when the vehicle senses a certain incline and is fully stopped in any forward gear when facing up hill or reverse gear when facing downhill. The system uses a longitudinal G-sensor along with a wheel speed sensor to control the hydraulic brake modulator. Hill Start Assist, when activated, will release the brakes when the driver depresses the throttle or if the driver doesn’t press the accelerator after a few seconds.

Electric Parking Brake (EPB) In a first for both the Honda Civic and its market segment, the standard Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is simpler, more convenient and comfortable to use than a traditional parking brake. The EPB also frees up center console space, allowing a higher console and an extended armrest length.

Engaging the parking brake now requires only a pull on a switch on the center console. To release the parking brake, the driver simply presses on the accelerator pedal (while the seatbelt is buckled) when the transmission is in Drive or Reverse, or else pushes on the parking brake switch while operating the brake pedal.

Besides promoting the use of the parking brake, EPB makes hill starts easier when the Civic is parked on a grade. As with a traditional manually activated parking brake, EPB functions on the rear wheels only. Electric servo actuators are integrated into the rear brake calipers. See the Comfort and Convenience section for more information.

Automatic Brake Hold When activated, Automatic Brake Hold retains brake pressure when the vehicle comes to a stop such as at a traffic light or in heavy traffic. This frees the driver from continually pressing the brake pedal to maintain the vehicle in a stopped position, a significant improvement in driving enjoyment in difficult conditions.

Operating the system requires two simple actions from the driver:

  • Activating/deactivating the system via a switch on the center console
  • Pressing on the brake pedal until the vehicle comes to a stop

Once these steps are taken, Automatic Brake Hold will indicate engagement and then maintain brake pressure when the vehicle has come to a stop, even if the driver later releases the brake pedal. A green “Brake Hold” icon on the instrument panel illuminates to show that the system is functioning. The Civic then remains stopped – even on a hill – until the driver presses the accelerator pedal. At this point Automatic Brake Hold releases the brakes and the vehicle resumes normal braking function.

Wheels and Tires The Civic Sedan LX rides on P215/55R16 tires mounted to 16×7.0-inch steel wheels with full covers, while EX trims are equipped with 16×7.0-inch alloy wheels. The tires are 20mm wider, and the wheels are one inch larger in diameter and 1.0-inch wider, than the previous Civic LX and EX models. Civic Sedan EX-T, EX-L and Touring trims use P215/50R17 tires and 17×7.0-inch aluminum wheels. All tires carry an all-season M+S rating, making them suitable for year-round use in all weather and conditions.

All Civic Sedan models come with either Hankook Kinergy GT (Civic LX) or Firestone FT140 (EX and above) tires as standard equipment. Developed cooperatively with Honda engineers and the tire companies, despite being wider, the tires help reduce rolling resistance by 10-percent while also helping to reduce noise and vibration, improving both fuel efficiency and ride quality in the process. The tires contribute to the Civic’s best-in-class rolling resistance performance. They also help reduce unsprung weight by 6.6 pounds, allowing the engineers greater control of suspension tuning, which further improves ride and handling characteristics. See the following page for wheel designs.

The 2016 Civic Sedan’s wheel and tire sizes include:

Civic LX Sedan

  • 16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers
  • P215/55R16 all-season tires

Civic EX Sedan

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • P215/55R16 all-season tires

Civic EX-T and EX-L Sedan

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • P215/50R17 all-season tires

Touring Sedan

  • Unique 17-inch alloy wheels
  • P215/50R17 all-season tires

Wheel Designs

Space-Saving Spare Tire For all new Civic models, the spare tire is a T125/80D16 space- and weight-saving temporary unit that is mounted under a carpeted floor in the trunk.

Low-Friction Wheel Bearings For 2016, the wheel hubs in all models feature new low-friction bearings that measurably reduces rolling resistance, which directly contributes to the improved fuel-efficiency for all models.

Exhaust The Civic LX and EX trims use a single exhaust system for light weight and simplicity. Applied to a Civic for the first time, dual exhaust outlets provide the Civic in EX-T and above trims higher power output for the turbocharged engine. Additionally, in another Civic first, all trims incorporate an exhaust flex tube that directly reduces noise and vibration. The silencer is also aerodynamically shaped, another Civic first, to help improve airflow underneath the vehicle, helping to improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions, and further reduce air turbulence-inducing noise at highway speeds. See the Powertrain section for more information.

Fuel Tank The 12.4-gallon fuel tank and fuel lines are molded of high-density polyethylene for low weight, freedom from corrosion, impact resistance and fuel vapor losses. The tank and filler pipe are formed as a single unit, reducing weight and complexity, while further improving safety in the event of a collision. Additionally, the tank is positioned ahead of the rear wheels to help guard against collision damage. A high-efficiency fuel pump is housed inside the tank, and the fuel filter is a lifetime design that never needs replacement. An integrated baffle system positioned inside the tank reduces the sound of fuel sloshing.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) The 2016 Civic uses an indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)3 that is lighter and simpler than previous systems. Instead of using sensors mounted on each wheel to monitor tire pressures, indirect TMPS uses the existing ABS wheel-speed sensors to continually monitor the rotational speed of each wheel. Because a tire with low pressure rotates more quickly than one with a higher pressure, by comparing these values with a specifically designed computer algorithm, indirect TPMS can determine when a tire is low on pressure. This information is delivered to the driver in the form of a warning symbol on the instrument panel. Special logic included in the TPMS processor is designed to eliminate false warnings.

Chassis Features

Suspension and Chassis Features LX EX EX-T EX-L Touring
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
Multi-Link Rear Suspension
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front / rear) 25.0 x t4.0/16.5 25.0 x t4.0/16.5 25.0 x t4.0/16.5 25.0 x t4.0/16.5 26.5 x t4.5/17.0
Front fluid-filled suspension bushings
Rear fluid-filled suspension bushings
Dual Pinion Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2
Steering Ratio 10.93:1 10.93:1 10.93:1 10.93:1 10.93:1
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft) 35.4 35.4 35.4 35.4 35.4
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc / Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in, front/rear) 11.1 / 10.2 11.1 / 10.2 11.1 / 10.2 11.1 / 10.2 11.1 / 10.2
Wheels 16″ steel w/wheel covers 16″ alloy 17″ alloy 17″ alloy 17″ alloy
All-Season Tires P215/55R16 M+S 93H P215/55R16 M+S 93H 215/50R17 M+S 91H 215/50R17 M+S 91H 215/50R17 M+S 91H
Compact Spare Tire T125/80D16 97M T125/80D16 97M T125/80D16 97M T125/80D16 97M T125/80D16 97M
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)1 with Traction Control
Agile Handling Assist
Straight Driving Assist
Electric Parking Brake
 (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold
Hill Start Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)3

1 VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.

2 The ABS does not reduce the time or distance it takes to stop the vehicle. It only helps with steering control during hard braking. Always drive appropriately for the conditions.

3 For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

2016 Honda Civic Sedan Press Kit – Comfort and Convenience

Overview The new Civic brings an elevated level of comfort and convenience to an affordable, compact-class car, with numerous Civic firsts and standard or optional premium features typically found in more expensive vehicles. From the convenience of available Smart Entry and Pushbutton Start/Stop to the ease of use of the new electric parking brake and Hill Start Assist, the Civic offers useful technologies that make driving easier and more convenient.

Key Comfort and Convenience Features

  • Smart Entry and Push Button Start (available)
  • Remote Engine Start* (available)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror (available)
  • Driver Preference Settings* (available)
  • Capless Fueling System*
  • Electric Parking Brake*

* First for Civic ^ First for Honda

Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop The 2016 Civic offers the upscale convenience of Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop.

Remote Keyless Entry Remote keyless entry is standard equipment on all Civic models. The wave key design (LX trim) has an integrated transmitter in the handle with lock, unlock, trunk open and panic buttons.

Smart Entry Smart Entry also allows the driver to approach, open and use the trunk without using a key or pressing a button on the remote. With the remote in his or her possession, the driver simply presses the release button and opens the trunk. As a safety and convenience feature, the Smart Entry system will not allow the transmitter fob to be locked in the interior of the Civic.

Push Button Start/Stop On the Civic EX and above, once the driver has opened the door and is seated, the driver simply pushes the START/STOP button positioned on the instrument panel while pressing the brake pedal to start the vehicle. Powertrain operation and certain electrical functions are ended when the START/STOP button is pressed again at the conclusion of the drive. For accessory mode, the driver simply presses the START/STOP button without pressing the brake pedal. The new Civic’s START/STOP button features a pulsating light to help the driver more easily locate the button.

Remote Engine Start Civic EX trims and above feature standard remote engine start. This enables drivers to start their Civic in advance of the drive, thereby activating the climate control system with a target temperature of 72 degrees before they get to the vehicle – particularly helpful in extreme hot- or cold-weather conditions. The system will automatically operate the heater, front and rear defrosters, front heated seats (if equipped), heated side mirror, and air conditioning as needed.

The remote engine start feature is built into the key fob supplied with the vehicle. To start the engine remotely, the owner presses the LOCK button and then holds the ENGINE button for a second. The Civic’s hazard lights will flash, indicating that the signal has been received. When the engine is started remotely, the wipers, lighting and audio systems remain off, and the security system remains set. The engine will run for up to 10 minutes after remote starting and can be extended by another 10 minutes using the same procedure, and then shut off automatically if the owner doesn’t reach the vehicle within that time. When the owner does get to the Civic within 10 minutes, or extended period if the procedure is initiated a second time, the engine will keep running while the owner unlocks the vehicle, gets in, applies the brake and presses the Civic’s START button, which turns on all of the vehicle’s systems.

Driver Preferences The Civic EX and above trims come with two keyless remotes with unique identifiers. Each remote can be set with unique profiles to accommodate the individual preferences of two different drivers. The available preferences include driver seat and mirror positions. Other preferences include audio system pre-sets, air conditioning preferences, and navigation system settings. In the event both owners use the car at the same time, the Civic will recognize the keyless remote that approaches the driver’s door first.

Locking After parking, a press of the LOCK button on the remote will simultaneously lock all the doors and trunk. On EX and above trims a touch of the soft-touch lock button on either front door handle locks all doors and trunk to secure the Civic. The system will not allow the remote to be locked in the interior of the Civic.

Walk Away Door Lock Included on EX and above trims, the new Walk Away Door Lock feature automatically locks the Civic when the driver leaves the vehicle. This hands-free locking capability adds everyday convenience that’s especially useful when the driver has his or her hands full or is distracted. In typical use, when all doors are closed and the driver walks away, the Civic will automatically lock when the key holder’s distance from the vehicle exceeds 6.5 feet for two seconds or more and when no other key is detected inside the vehicle. An audible buzzer sounds and the hazard lights flash to confirm that the vehicle has locked. The Walk Away Door Lock feature is programmable, and may be turned on or off as the driver prefers.

Auto On/Off Headlights All Civic models feature auto-on/off headlights for greater convenience. The headlights are multi-reflector/projector-beam units on all Civic models except the Touring, which has auto-on/off LED headlights. All Civic models feature dramatic LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL).

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror A Civic first, the EX-L and Touring Sedan models feature an electrochromic interior rearview mirror that automatically dims during nighttime driving to reduce glare from the headlights of following vehicles.

Capless Fueling System Capless fueling eliminates the fuel cap, meaning that fueling the vehicle simply requires opening the fuel lid, refueling, and then closing the lid. This smart and easy-to-use design eliminates the need to touch a dirty fuel cap, reduces the possibility of damaging the vehicle’s paint with the fuel cap or tether, or forgetting the fuel cap at the gas station. It also eliminates the possibility of activating an emissions warning by failing to properly re-install the fuel cap. And finally, the capless fueling system allows the use of a smaller fuel-cap door, which cleans up the lines of the vehicle.

The system consists of two integrated components, an outer shutter mechanism that prevents the intrusion of dirt and dust, and a self-sealing fueling flap that is closed by a torsion spring. Both operate automatically.

At a gas station, the driver simply pushes the fuel lid to release it and then inserts the fuel nozzle. Inserting the nozzle automatically opens the outer shutter and fueling flap. When fueling is complete, removing the fuel nozzle automatically closes both the fueling flap and outer shutter.

Electric Parking Brake (EPB) The Civic’s Electric Parking Brake makes using the parking brake easier and more comfortable and frees up precious center console space for storage and other functions.

Hill Start Assist The Hill Start Assist function helps to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards when the driver switches from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal while the vehicle is stopped on a hill.

Comfort and Convenience Features

Feature LX EX EX-T EX-L Touring
Single-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Air Filtration
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Air Filtration
Push Button Start
Remote Engine Start
Hill Start Assist
Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Window
Power Door and Trunk Locks
Cruise Control
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
Multi-Functional Center Console Storage
Sliding Sunvisors
12-Volt Power Outlets Front Center Console Front Center Console Front Center Console Front Center Console Front Center Console
Front Passenger’s Seatback Pocket
Rear-Seat Heater Ducts
Rear Window Defroster with Timer
Trunk Light
Trunk Tie-Down Anchors (4 Total)
Trunk Bag Hooks
Capless Fuel Filler
Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls Cruise / Audio / Phone/ MID Cruise / Audio / Phone/ DII Cruise / Audio / Phone/ DII Cruise / Audio / Phone/ DII Cruise / Audio / Phone/ DII / Navi
Floor Mats
Beverage Holders (Front Row/Rear Row)
Driver Preferences System
Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Vanity Mirrors with illumination with illumination with illumination with illumination
Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
White Ambient LED Lighting
60/40 Split-Folding Rear Bench Seat
Adjustable Seat-Belt Anchors (Front Row)
Head Restraints at all Seating Positions
Driver’s Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment
Front Passenger’s Seat with 4-Way Power Adjustment
Leather-Trimmed Interior
Heated Front Seats
Heated Outboard Rear Seat Cushions
Automatic Windshield Wipers

2016 Honda Civic Sedan Press Kit – Exterior Overview With its athletic new stance, advanced aerodynamic styling and available LED lighting, the new Civic Sedan boasts a youthful, premium and sporty new style that advances Civic design into the next era. Its windswept lines are complimented by the most comprehensive aerodynamic packaging of any Honda to date, including complete underbody paneling, improving both fuel efficiency and cabin quietness. A new flush-mounted acoustic glass windshield further isolates the cabin while promoting smooth airflow, while new available features such as Smart Entry, Capless fueling, Remote Engine Start, rain-sensing windshield wipers and Walk Away door locks makes this the most sophisticated and easy-to-use Civic yet.

Key Exterior Features • Acoustic glass, flush-mounted windshield* • LED daytime running lights (DRL)* • Projector-Beam Halogen Headlights with Auto-On/Off • Available LED headlights (Sedan Touring)* • LED turn signals* • LED taillights* • Available Honda LaneWatch™1 (EX and above) • Available One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature • Available Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop • Available remote engine start* • Smart wipers* • Rain-sensing wipers (Sedan Touring) *

* First for Civic ^ First for Honda

Exterior Styling Stylistically, the 10th generation Civic Sedan represents an exciting and dramatic advancement of Honda’s longest-running model. Lower, longer, wider and more muscular than the previous generation, its flowing lines, new signature chromed “wing” front fascia and available premium LED lighting, extended wheelbase and short overhangs brand the new Civic as a leader in its class, both technologically and in design.

In front, aggressive aerodynamics, LED daytime running lights and an available in-line LED headlight array lend the new Civic a modern demeanor.

The muscular, high-tension side profile soars upward from the front wheel arches rearward, with a decisive character line rising through both doors and through the rear wheel arches. A second, lower character line extends from behind the front wheels up through the doors and meets the rear wheel arches, emphasizing the dynamic and emotional design. The new larger and wider wheel and tires further emphasize Civic’s purposeful stance, while the long wheelbase, short overhangs and sweeping cabin greenhouse further add to the dynamic feel of the exterior.

The windshield is flush-mounted to the cowl, improving aerodynamics and quieting the interior. Panel gaps are minimized and the B-pillars are black-finished, with stainless trim surrounding the side windows to visually emphasize the sweeping cabin shape. The side glass is flush with the pillars to reduce wind noise in the cabin, while also improving the quality feel of the new Sedan. Behind the sweeping roofline and C-pillars, the flush-mounted rear window is sleek and shallow, aiding to the new model’s aerodynamic efficiency. While in back, LED “light pipe” taillights continue the wing design motif of the headlights in an unmistakable new Civic persona. A rear lip spoiler adds a sporty flair to the EX-T and above trims.

LED Lighting In a first for the market segment, all 2016 Civic trims incorporate a wide range of light-emitting diode (LED) exterior lighting features, including standard LED daytime running lights (DRL), LED one-touch turn signals, and LED taillights, brake lights, license-plate light and center high-mounted stop light. Additionally, the Touring trim receives new Honda LED headlights in an in-line configuration and side mirror-mounted LED turn signals.

Civic Sedan Touring In a first for the Civic, the Sedan in the new Touring trim includes LED low- and high-beam headlights. Arranged in a low, sleek and compact in-line display, the LED high beams provide a longer a wider range of visibility during nighttime driving. The Touring trim also includes LED turn signals integrated into the side mirror housings.

The LED lighting has several advantages beside improved visibility. The LEDs are both mercury free and lead free, benefiting the environment. They require less power to operate than traditional incandescent lighting, which helps the Civic’s fuel efficiency. They have a longer life and are maintenance free. And finally, the LED arrays are versatile, enabling the new Civic Sedan to offer breakthrough design elements not previously possible.

Power Side Mirrors Newly designed power side mirrors have a complimentary design and are aerodynamically optimized to reduce wind noise and minimize turbulence. For 2016, the side mirror housings on all Civic models are body-colored. The Civic EX and above trims add heated side mirrors and the Touring trim further adds integrated LED turn indicators. The side mirrors can be manually folded for greater convenience in tight parking situations.

Expanded View Driver’s Mirror The Expanded View Driver’s Mirror is standard with passenger side Honda LaneWatch™ (below) included on EX and above trims.

Honda LaneWatch™ The Civic EX and above trims include Honda’s LaneWatch™1 display that uses a camera located at the bottom the passenger-side exterior mirror to display a wide-angle view of the passenger side roadway on the Display Audio screen. The image appears when the right turn signal is activated, or when a button on the end of the turn signal stalk is pressed.

One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature The Civic EX and above trims have a one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature that will fully open or close with a single touch of the switch. The moonroof mechanism was purposely designed to provide ample headroom. The moonroof has a sliding sunshade that opens with the roof and can be closed to block sunlight. To tilt or slide the moonroof, the driver or front passenger needs only to fully press the ceiling-mounted switch once (instead of pressing and holding it for several seconds). The moonroof fully opens or closes automatically. However, if the operator wishes to only partially open or close the moonroof (such as to achieve partial ventilation), a lighter touch yields fully manual control. The moonroof can also tilt to provide ventilation. An auto-reverse feature is built in, helping to ensure that the moonroof will not forcefully close if someone’s hand or arm is detected in the path of the glass. If an obstruction is detected, the moonroof mechanism will reopen the moonroof.

Integrated Rear Window Antenna Bonded onto the rear window is a wire-type antenna that is optimized to help deliver excellent radio reception without the negative impact on vehicle aerodynamics that would be caused by a traditional mast antenna.

Power Windows and Locks Power windows are standard equipment on all Civic models and include auto-up and -down operation on the driver and front passenger’s windows. Power locks are standard, and a customizable auto-locking feature can be configured using the Driver Information Interface and steering wheel-mounted controls.

Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop The Civic in EX and above trims include the upscale convenience of Smart Entry & Push Button Start/Stop. The system simplifies approaching, entering and operating the Civic. To gain entry, the driver/passenger simply pulls either of front door handles while the remote in his or her possession.

Remote Engine Start Civic EX trims and above feature standard remote engine start. This enables drivers to start their Civic in advance of the drive, thereby activating the climate control system with a target temperature of 72 degrees before they get to the vehicle – particularly helpful in extreme hot- or cold-weather conditions. The system will automatically operate the heater, front and rear defrosters, front heated seats (if equipped), heated side mirror, and air conditioning as needed.

Windshield Wipers The Civic LX has 2-speed intermittent windshield wipers, while the EX and above trims have variable intermittent windshield wipers. The Touring trim has rain-sensing wipers described below.

Designed to cover the maximum possible windshield area, the left (driver) and right (front passenger) windshield wipers (intermittent on EX and above trims) are 25.5 inches and 18 inches long, respectively. For better appearance, the wipers are hidden low on the front cowl when not in operation. The wiper motor uses a built-in ECU, reducing complexity compared to the previous Civic’s wiper mechanism. As well, a new wiper motor assembly saves 3.08 pounds compared to the previous generation.

Mounted on the windshield behind the rear view mirror, a Rain Light Sensor combines two functions into one unit to control the Smart Wipers and Rain Sensing Wipers functions listed below.

Smart Wipers Laws in some states require drivers to turn on the headlights when the wipers are operating in the rain. In all trims, the new Civic helps its driver comply with these laws by automatically illuminating the headlights when the wipers are activated in rainy conditions (with headlight switch in Auto).

Details include:

  • The light sensor detects the ambient brightness and determines when to turn on or off the headlights, while also increasing the illumination of the wiper switch and instrumentation for good visibility.
  • If rain is intermittent, the lights stay on for a predetermined interval before automatically turning off again.
  • Operation is shown via an indicator on the instrument panel.
  • The sensitivity can be controlled by a setting in the MID.

Rain Sensing Wipers In a first for Civic, the Touring trim includes rain-sensing wipers that automatically activate if water is detected on the windshield.

Details include:

  • The rain sensor detects precipitation on the windshield and controls the wipers based on quantity of water detected.
  • The sensitivity can be controlled by adjusting the intermittent wiper.

Capless Fueling System A first for Civic, capless fueling eliminates the fuel cap, meaning that fueling the vehicle simply requires opening the fuel lid, refueling, and then closing the lid. This smart and easy-to-use design eliminates the need to touch a dirty fuel cap, reduces the possibility of damaging the vehicle’s paint with the fuel cap or tether, or forgetting the fuel cap at the gas station. It also eliminates the possibility of activating an emissions warning by failing to properly re-install the fuel cap. And finally, the capless fueling system allows the use of a smaller fuel-cap door, which cleans up the lines of the vehicle. The fuel door unlocks with a handle remote release inside the vehicle.

Exterior Features

Features LX EX EX-T EX-L Touring
One-Touch Turn Indicators
Integrated Glass Antenna
Acoustic windshield
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
Remote Keyless Entry
Smart Start/Entry*
Walk Away Door Lock*
LED daytime running lights (DRL)
Projector-beam halogen headlights with Auto on/off
LED headlights* with Auto on/off
LED turn signals
LED taillights
Fog lights
2-speed intermittent windshield wipers
Variable intermittent windshield wipers
Smart wipers*
Rain sensing wipers*
Body-colored power side mirrors
Body-colored and heated power side mirrors
Body-colored and heated power side mirrors with memory and integrated LED turn indicators
Body-colored door handles
Chrome door handles
Capless fueling system*

* First for Civic

Exterior Colors All 2016 Civic Sedan trims are available in nine exterior colors including four new metallic colors and one new pearl color. All colors have a strong character, offering expressive contrasts that complement the Civic’s body-panel curves and angles, while also exhibiting a smart luxury appearance. The colors are:

  • Luna Silver Metallic (new)
  • Aegean Blue Metallic (new)
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic (new)
  • Burgundy Night Pearl (new)
  • Taffeta White
  • White Orchid Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Rallye Red

The exterior colors are keyed to the 2016 Civic’s three new available interior colors:

  • Black
  • Gray
  • Beige

See the following page for a table indicating exterior and interior colors.

1 Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes.