The Honda Civic sedan is all-new for 2016 and everyone here at Honda Cars of Boston is drooling over its looks, ride quality, and value.
The design of the 2016 Honda Civic sedan is sleek and fastback-like. The body of the sedan has plenty of handsome sculpting and the front fenders feature bulges over the wheel arches. Perhaps, the most noticeable and appreciable design cues are on the rear three-quarters of the vehicle with its aggressively sloped roofline, tapering windows, sunken backlight, and standard C-shaped LED taillamps.
In short, the new 2016 Honda Civic sedan is a highly styled car that we've fallen in love with.
And, things only get better and better inside the cabin. To quote Car and Driver, "the cabin the cabin environs seem simultaneously more modern and more intimate, thanks to the wide dashboard design, one-inch-lower front hip point, and taller two-tiered center console that cossets the front passengers."
Not only is it more attractive, but the interior cabin is roomier as well. In fact, Honda says the 2016 Honda Civic sedan has the most spacious interior in its class. Now that the 2016 Honda Civic sedan is about 3 inches longer and 2 inches wider than its predecessor, four 6-footers should be content to ride all day, which is an extraordinary achievement for a compact sedan, and that enhanced space should also be a boon to families using bulky child safety seats.
The new 2016 Honda Civic ushers in a new DOHC i-VTEC 2.0L four-cylinder engine that now stands as the Civic's base motor. It produces 158 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 138 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm. It can be had with a six-speed manual or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Optional on mid-level cars and standard on the upper end of the Civic range is a new 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder. Thanks to its turbo, Honda says the 1.5L makes the equivalent power of a 2.4L naturally aspired four-cylinder -- 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque to be exact. It's currently only available with a CVT, but we're told that Honda has plans to eventually offer the turbo engine with an enthusiast-approved six-speed manual gearbox.
Fuel economy is very good for either engine option. The 2.0L is set to return 31/41/35 mpg city/highway/combined while the more powerful 1.5L will return 31/42/35 city/highway/combined.
For more information surrounding the new 2016 Honda Civic contact a sales representative at Honda Cars of Boston, conveniently located in Everett, MA right outside of Boston.