of the 2016 Honda Civic base trim shown
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Turbocharged engine performance
- Styling is aggressive, but not too loud
- Solid feel
- Lots of useful storage spaces
- Gas mileage
- Materials quality
- Rear headroom
- No physical volume control on dashboard
- Base engine drone while accelerating
- Middle rear seat very uncomfortable
- Advanced safety features only on highest trim
- LX seats not quite as comfortable
- Redesigned for 2016
- Seats five
- Standard 60/40-split folding rear seat
- Optional active-safety features
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay available
- Standard LED daytime running lights and taillights
The verdict: The king stays the king. The redesigned Civic coupe not only is one of the best-driving compact cars around, it also offers lots of content and some of the most forward-thinking styling in the segment.
Versus the competition: The compact coupe is a dying breed, but the Civic coupe compares well across sedan and hatchback body styles as well, keeping all of the good things from the Civic sedan (value and a refined driving experience) and adding in a dash of sportiness.
The 2016 Honda Civic coupe has big shoes to fill — the sedan version won the prestigious North American Car of the Year award (see our full 2016 sedan review here).
Honda went the conservative route with the previous Civic redesign, and it backfired so badly that the company was forced to refresh the Civic the next year. For the 2016 overhaul, Honda took the opposite approach with both the sedan and coupe. The new coupe design has zero chance of being confused with the old. The technology offerings also have advanced, and there is a new turbocharged engine option.
A new trim level, the LX-P, also has been added. It slots in above the base LX and below the EX-T, EX-L and Touring.
The Civic coupe goes up against the sportier portion of the compact segment, including the Kia Forte Koup, Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla. Compare the Civic Coupe with those models here.
If you're shopping for a compact car, there are plenty of options. Check out how these three popular entries measure up: the Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra. Watch the video for the hits and misses of all three models.
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