2016 Honda Civic WARNING REVIEWS

Top 10 Problems. Top 10 Complaints. Top 10 Issues.

2016 Honda Civic Problems Report Includes:


  • 2016 Honda Civic Top 10 Complaints
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  • 2016 Honda Civic Top 10 Problems
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List of Reviews & Complaints: Top 10 Problems. Top 10 Complaints. Top 10 Issues

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Starting at
$26,125
Engine
1.5L inline4

Power
174 hp
EPA - est City/Hwy
31/41
Seats
5

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2016 Honda Civic Problems Report:


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2016 Honda Civic Overview

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The completely redesigned 2016 Honda Civic gets its groove back thanks to available turbocharged power, fresh styling and a spacious, technology-rich interior. The 2016 Civic comes with upgraded technology, including new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The 2016 Honda Civic faces stiff competition, but it's hard to think of a better compact economy sedan and coupe.

The outgoing Honda Civic (2011-'15) generation garnered some very un-Honda-like controversy during its run, with lackluster early reviews leading to a virtually unprecedented second-year overhaul. Although that emergency surgery made the Civic more competitive, it failed to restore the car's class-leading status. With rivals improving by leaps and bounds, the Civic just wasn't a no-brainer pick like it used to be. The 2016 Civic has new styling. Slimmer headlights and more pronounced fenders are two key changes. For longtime Honda buyers, the fully redesigned, profoundly improved 2016 Honda Civic should come as a relief. From the Civic's edgy yet upscale looks to its mature cabin (no more two-tiered dash!) with nifty touchscreen-based tech, it's clear that Honda's innovative spirit has been revived. There's innovation under the hood, too, in the form of a new turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. A first for the Civic, this turbo mill, which is offered on the higher trim levels only, produces a strong 174 horsepower and yet earns an estimated 42 mpg highway. Less expensive Civics receive a new engine as well, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that's more powerful (158 hp) and fuel-efficient than the 1.8-liter it replaces. Like the best Civics of yore, the new one feels sporty and fun when you're driving it on winding back roads. Unlike its predecessors, however, it's fairly quiet inside at speed, and its ride is more compliant than ever. We generally take boasts like Honda's "best-in-class interior volume" with a grain of salt, but in the new Civic's case, it translates into so much rear passenger space that families might question the need for an Accord. The interior design and materials are laudable, too, approaching Acura-grade refinement in the top Touring trim. As noted, there are a lot of great choices for compact sedans or coupes these days. The Mazda 3 continues to distinguish itself with strong fuel economy, a sleek cabin and sporty handling, though its cramped backseat puts it at a disadvantage. The nimble and well-equipped Ford Focus may not be the freshest face, but this year's model should rival the Civic for the latest in-car technology. For a less expensive but still well-rounded sedan or coupe, we certainly recommend trying the Kia Forte. Last but hardly least is the redesigned Chevrolet Cruze, which comes gunning for the Civic with styling that Honda may find distinctly flattering. To be sure, it's going to be tough to choose this year. But if you've been waiting for the Honda Civic to get its groove back, consider your patience rewarded.

You might think of the 2016 Honda Civic as a small, relatively inexpensive car for buyers on a budget, but this little Honda is so much more than that. This new Civic has daring looks, turbocharged power and a spacious, technology-rich interior for you and your friends or even a few kids. Find out why it's a must-drive compact sedan or coupe.

The 2016 Honda Civic is fully redesigned. Available as a sedan and a coupe, the latest Civic boasts new styling, more powerful and fuel-efficient engines and a quieter interior, among other improvements. The Civic Si, Hybrid and Natural Gas have been discontinued.



2016 Honda Civic Problems




2016 Honda Civic Reviews From Owners (50 Reviews)

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By Phil Bodine

on Sep/29/16 08:52 AM (UTC)

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True Blue

I love the Royal blue (Aegean). Great gas mileage.

By Klm Buckley

on Sep/24/16 08:57 AM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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Travelling with the touring

Check car out before taking home. My base speakers are cracked, I'm stuck with it..

By David Simone

on Sep/23/16 08:05 AM (UTC)

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By Ganesh

on Sep/19/16 07:40 PM (UTC)

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By Alson Chin

on Sep/11/16 09:37 AM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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Surprised Happy Owner

The Civic is much more luxurious than I expect. The cabin is very quiet, something you would find in a more expensive car. It has a blind side camera, so when want turn right or make a lane change to right, the blind spot on passenger side pops up on the led screen. Very handy in the city, when there are bicyclist in your blind spot. Over all very happy with the purchase.

By Kevin Michaels

on Sep/05/16 08:17 AM (UTC)

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By Gerard Pascual

on Sep/03/16 08:48 PM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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Awesome body design

Engine performance is awesome but one problem I have seen so far is the rear center light cover kept falling off. I was told that there is a recall and a new adhesive is being developed to correct the issue, otherwise overall it's great for single guys and gals.

By Mary Ricks

on Sep/03/16 08:24 AM (UTC)

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By A Greenberg

on Aug/26/16 04:59 PM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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I love "MYLES!"

this one is a keeper! I don't intend to give this one up or let my kids drive it. I can see myself loving it until one of us dies. I named it Myles, as I feel as though I have a personal relationship with "him".

By Deborah Weekley

on Aug/19/16 08:57 AM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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By Geno

on Aug/12/16 07:23 PM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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I love this car!

Only one minor complaint with the walk away lock set. Every now and then when I walk away there is a rapid beeping of the lock set alarm and the doors do not lock. Could not get an explanation from the dealer.

By Laserda

on Aug/11/16 08:09 AM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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Lovin' it so far.

I have only had a few weeks, impressed so far... we will see how it handles in the Wisconsin winter! Floor mats seem to wear more than expected. Could be a potential problem.

By Yifan Sun

on Aug/10/16 06:36 PM (UTC)

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By Nyame Lavan

on Aug/06/16 10:53 AM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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Welcome to your new "sports" car!

I absolutely love my 2016 Honda Civic. It's a real powerful, fast, fuel-efficient ride with a beautiful design. When I pull up to a stoplight or am just cruising around town I feel cool..I'm in a new slick ride and what's not to love? I'd highly recommend this car to anyone who loves that sporty feel with the luxury comfort.

By Michael O'Rourke

on Jul/28/16 09:38 PM (UTC)

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OHHH I LOVE THIS CAR

I love this car!! its so nice on the outside and inside. I like the how the outside has this aggressive look. Also the inside is better than a luxury car. It has so many features! I'm 6'4" and i fit perfect!! it looks small but so roomy. I recommend this car to anyone!

By James Travis

on Jul/28/16 08:08 PM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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By Simon Lai

on Jul/26/16 09:58 PM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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By Renee

on Jul/26/16 08:06 PM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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Horrid OS for such a cool car

Loved the car right off. Road handling and acceleration is superb. Operating system is awful. Computer screen goes black, very slow to respond, currently cannot even change climate Temps because computer won't power up touch screen. SLAVE to OS.

By Steve

on Jul/23/16 08:59 AM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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More than I imagined

Honda sensing is fantastic!

By Ravi Theja Vuruturu

on Jul/15/16 02:05 PM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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By Deepak Mooga

on Jul/12/16 08:47 AM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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Best car with great price

This is Car is 2016 North American Car of the Year. so what can i say. nice touch panel, sunroof with nice audio system and excellent safety features.

By Ann Sutton

on Jul/11/16 09:17 AM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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By Janet Broadrick

on Jul/09/16 10:12 AM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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By Laura Hauser

on Jul/08/16 03:14 PM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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Love it

Great value, sporty look, my son loves his vehicle! !!

By Basil S

on Jul/04/16 04:10 PM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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By Dan Davis

on Jul/03/16 02:46 PM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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By Lydia

on Jun/29/16 05:58 PM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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So sorry

This is my 3rd honda, 2nd civic ex-l. i had a 2015 civic ex-l and traded in for 2016 civic ex-l. I am so sorry i did that and paying a lot more for no difference in upgrade. the trunk is small, no power seats on the drivers side. I think they cut the size a lot! I think in 3 years going to change to a different make car. I am so sorry i traded my 2015, : ( big big big mistake!!! only thing good it has 8 speakers and turbo and faster than the 2015 and has Sirrus! that is it. Don't waste your money.

By James Vasan

on Jun/24/16 08:23 AM (UTC)

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By Bruce Marshall

on Jun/23/16 04:01 PM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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Not Your Father's Honda Civic

Much larger than what one thinks of in a Civic.

By Pamela Hegerty

on Jun/21/16 10:19 AM (UTC)

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By Geoffrey C

on Jun/20/16 10:29 AM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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Like the last three civics I have owned, reliable

Love the space, more roomier then the older models, best bang for buck, stock has plenty of technology for a driver who uses bluetooth. The gas mileage is stellar, and the car holds well.

By Khoi

on Jun/17/16 08:09 AM (UTC)

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Civic x, where x marks the spot.

The civic does not have the home link option. But overall it's all of tech for your buck. Love the androids auto.

By Ed

on Jun/14/16 10:18 AM (UTC)

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What I expected

You can get a good deal.

By Civic Lover

on Jun/09/16 05:34 AM (UTC)

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Hot car....HORRIBLE electronics!

I have this car in Energy Green and it turns heads every day, I receive compliments on a daily basis. The leather interior is very nice. I traded my 2006 Civic EX for this one and the cabin space is HUGE in the 2016 but the trunk is much smaller.
The downside of this car is the glitchy infotainment screen, it started not working within the first week! The dealership passes the blame on Honda, Honda customer service blames the dealership. I am waiting to get my headunit replaced and hopefully this will gix the problem. You can google to find more info about this problem.
Bottom line is that this is a sexy, sporty car for under 25k with fun bells & whistles that are sure to excite.

By Rich

on Jun/08/16 01:15 PM (UTC)

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Very nice car

Great looking car, both inside and out. I'm very pleased with the ride- much more planted and quieter than older civics. Found out you need an IPhone 5 at least- so I am without music so far. Would a CD player kill ya Honda??

By Terry Carney

on May/24/16 08:19 AM (UTC)

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By Patricia Crowley

on May/19/16 06:27 PM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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Nice car great options

This car was the least expensive car I could find with the driver assisted features I wanted.

By Michael

on May/16/16 03:43 PM (UTC)

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By Teresa Collins

on May/14/16 05:26 PM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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Civic Strong

Generation 10 is a 10 outa 10. Welcome back Civic!!!

By Luigi Borrelli

on May/06/16 07:57 PM (UTC)

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By Francis Henke

on May/04/16 05:53 AM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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Touring

Great gas mileage, great tech package.

By Go Ishak

on Apr/27/16 08:31 AM (UTC)

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By Jim

on Apr/26/16 05:51 PM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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Great car for the price.

Being just over 6ft tall I am comfortable, but my hair sometimes brushes the roof (car had moonroof so slight loss in space. But I bought the car for my son who is 5'10" and it's perfect for him. As a parent, Honda Sensing is a real comfort factor for me.

By Victor Kostenko

on Apr/22/16 11:19 AM (UTC)

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By W. Ribbans

on Apr/18/16 11:26 AM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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New Honda Owner

Owned a Civic before this one. So many more nice standards on this one - back-up camera, keyless entry, automatic climate control - I love it!

By Victor Lam

on Apr/16/16 10:20 AM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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Hot and beautiful high performance Civic

Fuel economy is less than 30 combined mpg. Radio volume control is annoying. Fast for turbo!

By Cory

on Apr/15/16 08:56 AM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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By KSK

on Apr/14/16 05:37 AM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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The first car I've ever loved

The first car I've ever loved! This is a fantastic car for the money. Looks and feels so much more expensive than it is. It's beautiful inside and out. Mine is cosmic blue which I think gives it a really rich look. I love the center console design, it's very comfortable and has a ton of room for storage. The interior looks and feels of high quality which was unexpected for a car in this price range . The turbo is a really nice feature. Believe me when I say that when you step on the gas this car really goes. I have no doubt I'm going to get my first speeding ticket in this car. Its super fun to drive. Excellent safety features and the technology is great. I've had no problems with it so far and I'm at 1600 miles. Great on gas too. I can't say enough good things about this civic. I have a feeling that this is the beginning of a long and beautiful relationship!

By Jenifer Garcia

on Apr/12/16 07:10 PM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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By Akshay Sarup

on Apr/12/16 08:20 AM (UTC)

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2016 Honda Civic


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2016 Honda Civic Problems Report:


  • 2016 Honda Civic Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Honda Civic Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Honda Civic Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Honda Civic Reviews
  • 2016 Honda Civic Defects

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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    106.3 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    176.9 Inches
  • WIDTH, MAX W/O MIRRORS
    70.8 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    54.9 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    2888 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    42.3 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    56.9 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    35.9 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    52.6 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    11.9 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    4.81 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    front wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    215
  • Rear Tire Profile
    50
  • Rear Tire Speed Rating
    H



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    10
  • Digital Audio Input
    USB With External Media Control
  • Radio
    AM/FM HD Radio
  • Watts
    450
  • Subwoofer
    1


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes
  • Turn Signal Side Mirrors
    Turn Signal In Mirrors


Interior

Interior Features

  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Dual
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    1.5t
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    12.4 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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Vehicle Performance

Touring Sedan / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.5 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.7 sec @ 93 mph
  • Source
    Motor Week

Touring Sedan / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.2 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.5 sec @ 92.4 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

Touring Sedan / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.8 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.3 sec @ 94 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $20,010
  • Private Seller Price
    $21,590
  • Dealer Price
    $22,781
  • Original MSRP
    $26,125


2016 Honda Civic Problems Report:


  • 2016 Honda Civic Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Honda Civic Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Honda Civic Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Honda Civic Reviews
  • 2016 Honda Civic Defects

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2016 Honda Civic JD Power

  • Among the best

  • Better than most

  • About average

  • The rest

INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

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2016 Honda Civic Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    31 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    41 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    California LEV-III SULEV30
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    8
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2016 Honda Civic Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    5 years / Unlimited miles
    4 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    Not offered

2016 Honda Civic Key Factors

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Pros

  • Lots of trunk space for all your gear
  • Excellent fuel economy and performance from turbocharged 1.5-liter engine
  • Roomy cabin filled with high-quality materials
  • Numerous available advanced technology and safety features.
  • Ride and handling expertly balanced between comfort and athleticism

Cons

  • Touchscreen interface is a bit confusing and slow to respond to inputs
  • Depending on the tech you want, the Civic can be pricey: slow-responding adaptive cruise control and overly vigilant forward collision warning safety system are irksome.



2016 Honda Civic NHTSA Service Bulletins

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Date Complaint Filed: 11/12/2016

Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING | VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The 3rd brake light that's on the inside of the rear window (i have the coupe) has a cover which keeps the light directed outside of the car and attaches to the window. the glue holding it to the window isn't strong enough, so the cover hangs down, blocking some of the rear window, reducing visibility. also, at night the light itself washes out the rear window, making it difficult to see out the back at all. this problem is affecting 100% of the 2016 coupes that have ever been out on a warm day (heat melts the glue), and honda isn't fixing it. they've been stringing us along for 5 months now, promising a fix in "a month" or "a couple weeks", with no resolution. last i heard, they said on november 7th that it would be released in 8-12 weeks. it feels like their plan is to just keep this up until people super glue the casing to the window themselves or decide badgering honda about it isn't worth it anymore. please make them fix their problem.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/13/2016

Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING | VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The cover for the reverse light, rear window, of the 2016 civic has dropped and after repeated attempts trying to get american honda to correct, still has not been fixed. the cover can't be removed as the reverse light is too bright and makes it impossible to see out the rear window at night. during the day, the cover obscures objects/cars in the rear view window.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/05/2016

Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING | SERVICE BRAKES | VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Cover for center brake light keeps coming loose, obscuring rear window and flooding interior with red light when brake is applied at night. known issue, but dealers do not have guidance on how to permanently fix it.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/07/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Repeated issues with faulty dashboard electronic warning system which alerts brake failure and experience with acceleration problem and other related issues. these issues occurred while driving on city streets.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/21/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

1. vehicle about 10 days after purchase while in motion on a city street suddenly stopped and all the lights came on. towed back to dealership, found abs modulator leaking. 2. about 3 months later car was stationary in a parking lot would not start. towed back to dealership and transmission control module was faulty.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/20/2016

Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | SERVICE BRAKES | STEERING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Upon startup vsa, tpms, cmbs, brake warning illuminated at 4400 miles. power steering failed. delivered to dealer for repair.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/26/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 1Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owned a 2016 honda civic. while stationary, the contact's vehicle was rear ended by another vehicle. the seat belt did not restrain the contact and the air bags failed to deploy. the contact struck the windshield and received medical attention. the contact was undergoing physical therapy. the other driver was not injured. a police report was filed. the vehicle was destroyed and towed. honda would not replace the vehicle. the manufacturer was notified. the failure mileage was 13,000.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/30/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Me an my boyfriend almost got into an accident when the engine of our vehicle stopped working in the middle of the highway. luckily we were able to pull over at the last second when the engine actually stopped. we were still in a dangerous area and i couldn't even describe to aaa where were. fortunately a tow truck driver was passing by and saw us on the side of the road and stopped to help us. just to give some back story my boyfriend was reading an article about a recall for the piston ring/clip affecting the engine on the 2016 honda civics and we immediately went to our dealership and had the car inspected. we were told that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle and that there was not a recall on the vehicle. later on warning lights in the car started to turn on included the brake and engine light. we had a worker at autozone check the lights with one of their tools and were told the lights may have been turned off in the initial inspection of the vehicle prior to our purchase. we went back twice speaking to the manager and service team and were turned away with a list of all of the lights on in the vehicle with no remedy to fix any of the issues. when we brought up the recall again we were told our car did not fall under it. because of their negligence i and my boyfriend could ave lost our lives in an accident on the highway. we bought the car may 2016 and the recall was issued february 2016 and was still open at the time of purchase considering the parts to fix the piston problem would not be available until summer. so we were sold a car with an open recall and the issue was not fixed prior to purchase. now i am stranded without a car because the engine has sustained damage due to this issue. i want my money back and i no longer want this faulty and unsafe vehicle, and i do not trust honda to fix the issue. we need your help nhtsa!


Date Complaint Filed: 11/11/2016

Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The third brake light cover (inside top center of rear window) on my 2016 honda civic coupe is loose/drooping/falling off on the back passenger side with right-rear of cover separated by about 1/4" gap from inside of rear window. this condition has existed since i purchased the car on september 30, 2016. this allows distracting light leak while driving at night and impairs visibility through the rear window. based upon information online honda does not yet have a fix for this even though it has been widely reported occurring on the 2016 civic coupes since june 2016..


Date Complaint Filed: 11/08/2016

Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The housing that surrounds the third brake light is not fully affixed to the rear interior window. the housing just bouces up and down and red light floods the back window when the brake is applied. this situation makes it difficult to see out of the back window at night.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/02/2016

Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING | VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The high-mounted brake light cover, mounted on the rear window, has detached itself from the window. this has resulted in a loss of visibility due to the plastic cover blocking important visual information from outside the car. in addition, red light from the brake light illuminates the rear window, making it almost impossible to see outside at night. i report this to the dealer (roberts honda in downingtown, pa) who said that "all civic coupes have had this problem, honda america is aware, but has not provided a fix"


Date Complaint Filed: 11/02/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The electric emergency brake failed. the car was parked, ignition turned off, emergency brake applied, and left the vehicle. when i returned, the car had rolled backwards down a road and slammed into another parked car causing damage to both vehicles. no injuries related to the accident. police report is not available yet. we found about the recall that was issued in mid-october but we have not been notified/contacted yet.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/02/2016

Component(s): WHEELS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Brand new 2016 honda civic - my family has purchased 2 of these vehicles same exact ex-l model in the last month just different colors. both tpms sensor lights have come on within the first few hundred miles of driving the cars!


Date Complaint Filed: 10/25/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Car stalls; with no warning just turns off this happens with no rhyme or reason and has happened multiple times many of which is not documented because it was not taken into a dealer; i could not afford a tow. i have now signed up for aaa and had it towed into a dealer this last occurrence. documented with dealerships on 5/12/16 car had 396 miles on it; 6/3/16 car had 2722 miles on it; 10/13/16 car had 10745 miles on it and this is the time the service department had it happen to them nine times before it suddenly stopped happening. happened going 75 mph going down the interstate. happens when pulling out of a parking lot. happens driving down a city street. have contacted honda corp (case#05150093) and asked for help but have not had a resolution. the honda service department has recreated the issue (copy of service ticket attached) then all of a sudden they could not get it to happen again so they told my son to come get it and drive it until it happens again then call them to tow it back in. this car is unsafe and he could lose his life and potentially many others. please help. i don't want to lose my son or any other life be taken because honda will not stand behind their product.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/24/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Its been 4 months now that the 3rd light brake in my car still pending resolution. it blocks my rear view as it is hanging 3 inches down with this black square 5 x 5 x 5 to cover th light. i can't driver this car in the night because its dangerous to driver it due to the size of the box. i am still waiting for for honda to resolve this problem


Date Complaint Filed: 06/23/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Vehicle has repeatedly thrown errors with warnings to not drive the vehicle and have it inspected by the dealer. the vehicle has already been to the shop twice for the problem. in both cases honda installed an updated vsa modulator they claimed would fix the problem. it has not. not the local dealer doesn't even want to see the vehicle as they tell me their is nothing more they can do for us. they claimed to have emailed honda corporate to have a regional rep contact us. it has been 4 days since. they say the vehicle is safe, but yet they don't even know what is wrong with it. the vehicle has a defect they cannot correct, and my car is not alone. please look at these two sites to see examples: http://hondacivicproblems.com and http://www.civicx.com/threads/tpms-abs-brake-system-acc-freak-out.1002/ each time the vehicle is not in motion. each time the error messages appear after starting the vehicle. each time the warnings instruct you not to drive the vehicle. errors include: cmbs problem, adaptive cruise control problem, tire pressure monitor system, brake system problem, anti-lock brake system, tire pressure low, and charging system problem.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/09/2015

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The trunk and glove compartment do not lock...their is no way to safely valet park the vehicle and leave anything in the trunk or the glove compartment. this may not be a driving safety issue but it is a safety issue non the less. honda must have lost their minds when they redesigned the vehicle. it makes absolutely no sense not be able to lock the trunk.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/25/2015

Component(s): STEERING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

When the adaptive cruise control (acc) and the vehicle lane keeping assist system (lkas) are engaged simultaneously, the vehicle will react unpredictably under certain conditions. the vehicle may brake suddenly, rapidly decelerate, and quickly depart the highway when approaching exit ramps. the situation occurs during daylight and nighttime hours with clean cameras and radar window. driver response time is too slow to counteract the event. the vehicle may slow by 10-15 mph and depart the highway before the driver is able to resume control. during 300 miles of highway driving, the vehicle did this twice. a rear end collision was narrowly avoided in one case.


Date Complaint Filed: 01/08/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Audio system is not properly initializing about 80% of the time you start the car. while much of this is simply inconvenient (no sound for the radio) it affects safety as there is no sound for the built in gps forcing you to look at the gps for navigational prompts versus audio prompts and the bluetooth system does not function so during incoming or outcoming calls instead of using bluetooth hands free you must pick up your phone while driving which is illegal in many states and switch from the car mode to the handset mode and then use one hand to hold the phone to talk, further distracting from safe driving. this appears to affect the touring model only, honda is aware of the issue. happens in all driving conditions but is random (about 80% of the time audio does not work). honda case #04338617 was opened. they said to just wait for a fix, have owned car for 30 days now (new purchase). dealer has no solution either.


Date Complaint Filed: 02/01/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Piston clip ring recall from honda with no fix until mid-march as told by honda customer service. recall not publicly released by honda at this time. the result of this part failure is engine failure, and/or stalling. it is unsafe to drive this vehicle with such looming and unresolved issues.






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2016 Honda Civic Long-Term Road Test

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Read the latest cargo updates in our long-term road test of the 2016 Honda Civic as our editors live with this car for a year.

2016 Honda Civic: It's Got a Big Trunk

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on August 2, 2016

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Go ahead, throw your week's worth of groceries in the trunk. The new Civic can handle it. How about a week's worth of luggage for a road trip? Heck, it might be able to do that, too.

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2016 Honda Civic: I, Too, Found an Easter Egg

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on June 3, 2016

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After reading Mark's post about an Easter Egg he found hidden in our long-term 2015 Dodge Viper, I was reminded of something that was hidden away in our 2016 Honda Civic.

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2016 Honda Civic: Will the Giant XL 29er Mountain Bike Fit?

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on March 18, 2016

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My bike is big. It's a giant, in fact. In this case, that's more than a description because it's an XL-sized Giant XTC 29er, which means it has the large 29-inch wheels. Others might take up more space, I suppose. Mine is a hardtail, not a full suspension bike, but still.

I'd been planning to go for a weekend ride in the nearby Chino Hills State Park, but that was before I decided to sign out our new 2016 Honda Civic. Peering at the trunk for the first time, I was starting to think I'd have to change my plans and go for a hike instead.

There was only one way to find out which it was going to be.

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2016 Honda Civic: Introduction

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on February 18, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

When Honda redesigned the Civic in 2012, it felt half finished. It was still a strong, solid entry-level sedan and coupe, but it was no longer the clear-cut choice in the segment. Honda quickly updated the Civic and sales improved, yet it never had the cohesive feel of the many Civics before it.

The 2016 Honda Civic, now in its 10th generation, is a significant improvement over not only the previous Civic, but almost everything else in the segment. We came away impressed during our recent road test and gave the Civic an "A" rating. It recently walked away with the North American Car of the Year trophy, so we know we're not alone in our praise.

The new Civic draws influence from other recent Honda successes with a well-appointed and cleverly designed interior and a handsome, sporty exterior. There's also a unique new turbocharged engine that promises strong performance, along with the efficiency we expect in a Civic. Twelve months in our long-term fleet will go a long way toward determining how far this Civic has come, so we didn't hesitate to go out and buy for ourselves to get started.

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2016 Honda Civic Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Honda Civic: An Exceptional Interior

by Michael Massey, Vehicle Testing Assistant on September 26, 2016

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Editor Kavanagh looked at me and said, "You should drive it." He was talking about our 2016 Honda Civic. Jay's tone implied that this one was worth a look apart from its predecessors. It sounded like a fair suggestion, so I got the key from key-master Mike Schmidt and took the Civic for the weekend.

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2016 Honda Civic: Great Outward Visibility

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on August 3, 2016

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Visibility isn't something that most buyers seek out in a new car. It's usually an afterthought, something that occurs to you after you've driven a car for a month or so. Yet every time I get in our 2016 Honda Civic, I notice how easy it is to see in every direction.

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2016 Honda Civic: How Big Has It Become?

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 26, 2016

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Travis' recent picture of our long-term 2016 Honda Civic next to a second-generation Civic got me wondering: How big has the Civic become? Could I conceivably claim that you no longer need to buy the Honda Accord to get family-friendly interior space?

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2016 Honda Civic: I, Too, Found an Easter Egg

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on June 3, 2016

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2016 Honda Civic: 8 Ways This is a Staggeringly Good, Class-Leading Car

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on May 30, 2016

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The 2016 Honda Civic is staggeringly good. Perhaps our loaded Touring trim and the accompanying turbocharged engine represents its best foot forward, but nevertheless, to me, the new Civic exists on a pedestal high above all others in the segment not named Mazda 3.

In fact, when driving the Civic the other day I found myself comparing it to our departed Mercedes-Benz CLA250. Similar size, also turbocharged ... and you know what? I'd take the Honda Civic. Happily. Instead of a Mercedes-Benz. Sure, the CLA is a bit crummy, but really, it says more about how fantastic the 2016 Civic is.

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2016 Honda Civic: Heated Rear Seats

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on May 26, 2016

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Our long-term 2016 Honda Civic's sticker price may seem steep at $27,335, but I think it's perfectly reasonable given its roomy interior and surprisingly potent powertrain.

Another plus is a plentiful features list, which includes automatic headlights, remote start and dual-zone automatic climate control. The Civic Touring also includes a feature that is fairly rare for this class: heated rear outboard seats.

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2016 Honda Civic: Climate Control Consternation

by Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor on May 24, 2016

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I regret to report that the "let's bury everything in the touchscreen" camp won the day.

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2016 Honda Civic: Hypersensitive Crash Alerts

by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor on May 20, 2016

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Let's talk about the crash alerts in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic. Specifically, how sensitive they are.

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2016 Honda Civic: Installing Front- and Rear-Facing Child Safety Seats

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on May 5, 2016

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One of the changes Honda made to its redesigned 2016 Honda Civic is a roomier backseat. My coworker Cameron Rogers, who is 6-feet 4-inches tall, previously wrote how he can sit in the back seat in relative comfort even with the driver seat positioned for himself. I was also curious to learn how well the 2016 Civic fares for parents with little kids, so I grabbed my reversible child safety seat to find out.

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2016 Honda Civic: Roomy Interior Means I Can Sit Behind Myself

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on April 22, 2016

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At 6-feet 4-inches tall, my height often prevents me from thoroughly enjoying compact cars, coupes and sedans alike. There are a few that fit me just fine, including the Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf/GTI. Others have roofs that are too short or a driver's seat that doesn't lower enough, both of which make my hair brush the headliner. Since I consider this an immediate deal breaker, it means I can never buy a Kia Forte or a ninth-generation Honda Civic (2011-'15).

The new 2016 Honda Civic has a 0.4-inch reduction in headroom from the 2015 model, so when I took it home for a night, what I found was surprising.

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2016 Honda Civic: Skin Graft

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on March 21, 2016

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Might be a little hard to see in the picture, but that's my leg (sorry for the unappealing closeup). And right above it, the underside of our 2016 Honda Civic's instrument panel. Look closer and you'll see what looks like some dust on the corner edge there.

Except that dust is some skin that my shin left behind while I stepped back into the driver seat after running an errand.

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2016 Honda Civic: Will the Giant XL 29er Mountain Bike Fit?

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on March 18, 2016

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My bike is big. It's a giant, in fact. In this case, that's more than a description because it's an XL-sized Giant XTC 29er, which means it has the large 29-inch wheels. Others might take up more space, I suppose. Mine is a hardtail, not a full suspension bike, but still.

I'd been planning to go for a weekend ride in the nearby Chino Hills State Park, but that was before I decided to sign out our new 2016 Honda Civic. Peering at the trunk for the first time, I was starting to think I'd have to change my plans and go for a hike instead.

There was only one way to find out which it was going to be.

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2016 Honda Civic: Unique Gauge Cluster Works Well

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on March 9, 2016

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This is a not a traditional gauge cluster design. There isn't a round dial in sight and there's a limited amount of information. I like traditional gauges clusters, yet somehow I like this one in our 2016 Honda Civic too.

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2016 Honda Civic: Massively Improved Front Seat Adjustment

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on March 3, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The seating position of the previous two Honda Civic generations seating position never agreed with my admittedly picky, 6-foot-3 self. The rear of the seat was always perched a bit high and/or didn't dip down far enough, and the seat itself did not move far enough back. Quite simply, I could never get comfortable.

It's a problem that extends, to a much worse degree actually, to Honda's Fit and HR-V. Ditto older CR-V's without power seats.

Well, I am thrilled to report that I find the driver seat in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic Touring to be more comfortable than anything else in the segment. By far.

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2016 Honda Civic: At Least the Touchscreen Looks Cool

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on March 1, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Over the next year, you will no doubt read a multitude of complaints regarding our 2016 Honda Civic's touchscreen interface. There's a very good chance that I will agree with each and every one of those complaints, complaints that make up the majority of what is otherwise a rather complaintless car.

Instead, in an effort to start things off on a good note, I would like to state that the touchscreen is at least aesthetically pleasing.

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2016 Honda Civic: Steering Wheel Volume Control Has Problems of Its Own

by Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor on February 25, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Presenting another pedantic entrant from the Honda volume control saga (1, 2, 3).

Our long-term 2016 Honda Civic is a fabulous car, but it can't escape Honda's propensity for bad volume control.

I can see the retort now: "Just use the toggle on the wheel!"

Two problems with that: One, traditionally a toggle can't make big volume changes as fast as a dial can. Two, the toggle has a problem of its own.

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2016 Honda Civic: Clever Pass-Through Makes for Tidy Interior

by Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor on February 23, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Reach into the 2016 Honda Civic's center console, just ahead of the shifter, and you'll find a hole. This hole leads down to the lower storage area, where you'll find a USB port and a power outlet. It's a pass-through for cables.

Plug your USB cable into the port and run it through the hole and it'll hang out in the upper center console. It's the perfect spot for a smartphone.

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2016 Honda Civic: Introduction

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on February 18, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

When Honda redesigned the Civic in 2012, it felt half finished. It was still a strong, solid entry-level sedan and coupe, but it was no longer the clear-cut choice in the segment. Honda quickly updated the Civic and sales improved, yet it never had the cohesive feel of the many Civics before it.

The 2016 Honda Civic, now in its 10th generation, is a significant improvement over not only the previous Civic, but almost everything else in the segment. We came away impressed during our recent road test and gave the Civic an "A" rating. It recently walked away with the North American Car of the Year trophy, so we know we're not alone in our praise.

The new Civic draws influence from other recent Honda successes with a well-appointed and cleverly designed interior and a handsome, sporty exterior. There's also a unique new turbocharged engine that promises strong performance, along with the efficiency we expect in a Civic. Twelve months in our long-term fleet will go a long way toward determining how far this Civic has come, so we didn't hesitate to go out and buy for ourselves to get started.

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2016 Honda Civic Long-Term Road Test

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Read the latest fuel economy updates in our long-term road test of the 2016 Honda Civic as our editors live with this car for a year.

2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for January 2017

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
It's the end of the line for our long-term 2016 Honda Civic. It's been a full year and we just passed the 20,000-mile milestone. Josh's Central Coast adventures overlapped with the beginning of January, but the Civic spent most of its time this month in the Central Valley with Brent, who's the sole member of what we like to call our Fresno office.

Dan Edmunds chimed in with some maintenance-related updates on the power surge issue, the rain-sensing wipers and an unexpected issue with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Otherwise, our Civic cruised over the finish line trouble-free.

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2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for December 2016

by Josh Sadlier

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
Our long-term 2016 Honda Civic's departure from the fleet is fast approaching, and we're doing our best to hit the usual 20,000-mile target despite a few out-of-service weeks due to damage repair. As I write this from a coffee shop in rainy Mill Valley, California, we've got about a month left with the Civic and roughly 18,500 miles on the odometer. I still have to drive the thing back to Los Angeles, so there's a decent chance that we'll reach the magic number with the rest of my trip plus a handful of commutes.

How's it been? On the whole, we're all impressed by how far Honda's come with this car after the previous-generation Civic's forgettable run. It's a top contender in the class, and we haven't said that with conviction about a Civic in quite a while. We've also recorded some hiccups with various technology features, however, so the report card isn't perfect. More on that below.

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2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for November 2016

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
November was a big month. Our drivers added a total of 2,778 miles to our 2016 Honda Civic, with yours truly accounting for a large chunk of them. My wife and I drove the not-so-little red Honda north to Oregon to spend Thanksgiving with my parents, and our round trip consisted of 2,036 miles.

The usual route we take amounts to just over 1,700 miles, but this time we spent some time off the freeway on picturesque two-lane roads in Gold Country and out east of Mt. Shasta. Such voluntary detours added about 300 miles and several hours to our trip, but it was worth it.

Almost all of these miles qualify as some version of highway or interstate travel. But we did make several stops and poke our way through a few small towns. And I drove from the coast up the steep road to my parents' 1,600-foot hilltop home a couple of times, one of which was after a pizza run into town.

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2016 Honda Civic: August Fuel Economy Update - Daily Grind Takes a Toll

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on September 19, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

After hanging out with Editor Romans in Fresno for a while and getting some good combined suburban/highway miles, our 2016 Honda Civic returned to Southern California and the stop-start urban hustle in August. 

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2016 Honda Civic: Edging Closer to EPA Estimates

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on August 4, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

It's been a busy month for our long-term 2016 Honda Civic. July saw the repair of a cracked windshield, the first scheduled maintenance visit and, thanks to a stint in our Fresno offices, an increase in the overall fuel economy average.

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2016 Honda Civic: Strong June for Miles Raises Lifetime Average Fuel Economy

by Jason Kavanagh, Engineerng Editor on July 11, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Our 2016 Honda Civic was driven more than 2,500 miles in June, thanks in large part to a long road trip for which it served as steed. Along the way it notched its highest single-tank fuel economy and range yet observed.

The mile-heavy month did a lot to bolster its lifetime fuel economy performance.

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2016 Honda Civic: Almost 50 MPG on the Highway

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 28, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I just took our long-term 2016 Honda Civic on an 1,100-mile road trip (more on that soon) and without much effort, I blew the EPA's highway estimate of 42 mpg out of the water. Our previous best was 38.1 mpg and I knew I could do better. Most of the Civic's miles had been driven in the city and I was ready to sit down for a long, cruise-controlled haul.

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2016 Honda Civic: Fuel Economy Update for May

by Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor on June 13, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I gassed up our 2016 Honda Civic today, but it's June already, so those miles don't count yet. What counts is the 1,453 miles we rolled up in May, which required 41.16 gallons of regular old 87 octane.

I'll save you the trouble. That's 35.3 mpg during the month of May, which is right bang smack on top of the EPA Combined number. We did it! Brent told you things would improve as the Civic ventured farther from L.A., and indeed, he took it to Fresno on one of those tanks — setting a new record of 38.1 mpg — while I drove to San Diego on another.

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2016 Honda Civic: Fuel Economy Update for April — Best Tank So Far

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on May 12, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

We didn't put many miles on our 2016 Honda Civic last month. It stayed close to our Santa Monica office and totalled about 1,200 miles. We're still down compared to what the EPA says to expect for fuel economy, but we did observe a best fill-up so far in April.

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2016 Honda Civic: Si Performance, HF Fuel Economy, and Van Halen Approved

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on May 3, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Back in March, Ed Hellwig wrote that the engine in our 2016 Honda Civic "feels great." Here's another example of what it's like to drive.

Yesterday, I was piloting our Civic and needed to pull out from a city side street onto a major thoroughfare. Looking to my left, I could see some approaching traffic, with the nearest car in the far-left lane. There was a suitable gap for the closer lanes, though, so I entered the thoroughfare and hit the gas. The Civic's 174-horsepower, 1.5-liter turbocharged engine quickly spun up towards redline.

Driving a typical small sedan, I would have largely expected that nearest car to sail past in my peripheral vision and get ahead of me. But it didn't happen with the Civic. In fact, the other car only pulled about even with me before we were of equal speed. The other car? A gray eighth-generation (2006-'11) Civic Si coupe. Two young guys were in it, and the both looked over at me. Based on their expressions, I'd like to think they were at least a little impressed by our new Civic's vitality. 

Got boost? Sure enough, Civic fans.

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2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Fuel Economy Update for March

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on April 6, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The fuel economy in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic is clearly suffering from the slings and arrows of life in the crowded-and-congested city of Los Angeles. After almost two months in the fleet, our best fuel fill has barely beat the EPA's city estimate of 31 mpg. Its lifetime average is even further off the mark.

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2016 Honda Civic: Introduction

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on February 18, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

When Honda redesigned the Civic in 2012, it felt half finished. It was still a strong, solid entry-level sedan and coupe, but it was no longer the clear-cut choice in the segment. Honda quickly updated the Civic and sales improved, yet it never had the cohesive feel of the many Civics before it.

The 2016 Honda Civic, now in its 10th generation, is a significant improvement over not only the previous Civic, but almost everything else in the segment. We came away impressed during our recent road test and gave the Civic an "A" rating. It recently walked away with the North American Car of the Year trophy, so we know we're not alone in our praise.

The new Civic draws influence from other recent Honda successes with a well-appointed and cleverly designed interior and a handsome, sporty exterior. There's also a unique new turbocharged engine that promises strong performance, along with the efficiency we expect in a Civic. Twelve months in our long-term fleet will go a long way toward determining how far this Civic has come, so we didn't hesitate to go out and buy for ourselves to get started.

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2016 Honda Civic Long-Term Road Test

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Read the latest maintenance updates in our long-term road test of the 2016 Honda Civic as our editors live with this car for a year.

2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for January 2017

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
It's the end of the line for our long-term 2016 Honda Civic. It's been a full year and we just passed the 20,000-mile milestone. Josh's Central Coast adventures overlapped with the beginning of January, but the Civic spent most of its time this month in the Central Valley with Brent, who's the sole member of what we like to call our Fresno office.

Dan Edmunds chimed in with some maintenance-related updates on the power surge issue, the rain-sensing wipers and an unexpected issue with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Otherwise, our Civic cruised over the finish line trouble-free.

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2016 Honda Civic: Tire Monitoring System Reset Needed After a Tire Rotation

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on February 1, 2017

2016 Honda Civic

The following is not a case of déjà vu. Or maybe it is. It harks back to a recent incident I had with our 2016 Mazda Miata, in which the tire pressure warning system (TPMS) issued a false alarm I eventually linked to a DIY tire rotation before a long trip. This surprised me because I thought indirect TPMS — the kind that continuously monitors wheel rotation speeds to guess the tire pressures — was dead and buried. Turns out the Miata had it, but I hadn't pressed the reset button after my rotation.

A few weeks later, it was our 2016 Honda Civic's turn. Like the Miata, I was taking care of maintenance on the morning of a long road trip. But in this case it needed an oil change, too, so I took it to Hardin Honda, my local dealer. The folks there changed the oil and filter, rotated the tires and sent me on my way.

But the TPMS warning light came on about five minutes down the road.

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2016 Honda Civic: Rain-Sensing Wipers Back in Business

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on January 27, 2017

2016 Honda Civic

Rain-sensing wipers are useful in Southern California, but we can go months at a time without the need for any sort of wipers at all. I know, cue the tiny violin.

This enviable atmospheric reality explains why we didn't immediately realize that the reason our 2016 Honda Civic's rain-sensing wipers didn't work during my rainy Thanksgiving road trip was linked to a windshield replacement carried out the previous July.

I eventually put two and two together after doing some internet sleuthing upon my return and was able to visually confirm that the rain sensor wasn't making proper contact with the windshield. Presumably, this was the result of a goof-up by the windshield installer.

So Mike Massey, our vehicle testing assistant, called Safelite, the company that did the original work. Our problem didn't sound wholly unfamiliar to them, and they happily agreed to send a mobile glass replacement truck to our location to sort it out.

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2016 Honda Civic: Dithering Throttle Software Fix

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on January 24, 2017

2016 Honda Civic

You may have already read about the subtle yet annoyingly persistent surge I experienced while cruising on flat highways during my Thanksgiving trip to Oregon. The car has been in high demand since my return, so I've never found time to have it looked over.

Until today.

I had always suspected this was down to a minor software glitch, and that indeed proved to be the case. An alert reader wrote in to tell us about an official Honda service bulletin #16-028, and a brief internet search turned up the details and a familiar-sounding and remarkably descriptive title: "2016 Civic 1.5L Turbo Surges at Highway Speeds (45-70 mph)."

Yes, it does. Ours, at least.

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2016 Honda Civic: Rain-Sense Nonsense

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on January 2, 2017

2016 Honda Civic

A very predictable thing happened on a recent 2,000-mile round trip to Oregon in our 2016 Honda Civic: It rained. A lot.

Not all at once, mind you. Sure, the rain came down in buckets at times. But it also sprinkled, splattered and sprayed at intermittent intervals. It turned out to be the perfect real-world environment in which to test our Civic Touring's automatic rain-sensing wipers.

Except they didn't work.

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2016 Honda Civic: The Dithering Throttle

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on December 28, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I just returned from a 2,000-mile journey to Oregon in our 2016 Honda Civic. It was an illuminating trip, but I didn't come away as enthusiastic about the Civic as I had been going in.

One of its more surprising and annoying traits became apparent during four long days behind the wheel.

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2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for November 2016

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
November was a big month. Our drivers added a total of 2,778 miles to our 2016 Honda Civic, with yours truly accounting for a large chunk of them. My wife and I drove the not-so-little red Honda north to Oregon to spend Thanksgiving with my parents, and our round trip consisted of 2,036 miles.

The usual route we take amounts to just over 1,700 miles, but this time we spent some time off the freeway on picturesque two-lane roads in Gold Country and out east of Mt. Shasta. Such voluntary detours added about 300 miles and several hours to our trip, but it was worth it.

Almost all of these miles qualify as some version of highway or interstate travel. But we did make several stops and poke our way through a few small towns. And I drove from the coast up the steep road to my parents' 1,600-foot hilltop home a couple of times, one of which was after a pizza run into town.

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2016 Honda Civic: Damaged Door

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on November 9, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

If you've been driving long enough, you've likely had a moment just like this. You walk out to your car, expecting everything to be exactly as you left it. Keys in hand, mind on wherever it is you're going. Then, you spot it.

A scratch across your bumper, a crack in your windshield, or in this case, a big ol' dent in your door. No note, no security camera footage to catch the culprit, nothing. That's what happened to our new Copy Chief, Kathleen Clonts, when she drove our long-term  2016 Honda Civic home for the night.

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2016 Honda Civic: Ten-Grand Milestone

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on August 5, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

We're six months into our long-term test with the 2016 Honda Civic and we're on course to meet our target of 20,000 miles by the end of the year.

Over the first half of its stay, the Civic has pretty much fulfilled its promise of trouble-free operation.

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2016 Honda Civic: Malfunctioning Adaptive Cruise Control

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 27, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

During my recent highway-heavy drive-fest in our 2016 Honda Civic, there were a couple of instances when the Civic's adaptive cruise control system (ACC) suddenly stopped working. At the time, I wasn't sure if it was an isolated problem or something more systemic. Then it happened again yesterday.

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2016 Honda Civic: First Dealer Service

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 18, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

As our 2016 Honda Civic approached 7,500 miles on its odometer, a notification appeared in the car's gauge cluster driver information display: an "A1" service was going to be needed soon. In Honda-speak, this is an oil change and tire rotation.

I booked an appointment at my local Honda dealer to get it taken care of.

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2016 Honda Civic: Finally, the Windshield Has Been Replaced

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on July 7, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

When last we left our long-term 2016 Honda Civic, it had a cracked windshield and it needed a new one. After weeks of trying to locate some new glass, Safelite came through with an OEM replacement. The windshield showed up and we were ready to have it installed, but it wasn't meant to be.

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2016 Honda Civic: Cracked Windshield Saga Part 2

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 20, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

When last we left our long-term 2016 Honda Civic, I was waiting on a new windshield to arrive. Brent Romans had a run-in with a rock on the highway and thanks to the Civic's adaptive cruise control (and other forward-camera based systems) the windshield was tough to find.

After deciding that I'd have Safelite do the job (for multiple reasons, including parts availability — see that story here) I set an appointment for the replacement. Unfortunately, things didn't go as easily as I'd hoped.

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2016 Honda Civic: Cracked Windshield Saga

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 7, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

"Hey Travis, here are the keys to the Civic. I cracked the windshield, hope you don't mind. See ya later!" That might not be exactly what Editor Brent Romans said when he and I swapped cars last week, but it's pretty much how I remember it.

Brent was driving our long-term 2016 Honda Civic for a week and on a freeway drive back to Los Angeles, a semi-truck kicked up a rock that caused the chip/crack you see here. The crack was big enough that we couldn't repair the windshield, we'd have to replace it, so I started calling around. Hilarity did not ensue.

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2016 Honda Civic: Not Much Of A Break-in Procedure

by Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor on February 22, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

With the 2016 Honda Civic recently arriving to our long-term garage, I was curious what the break-in procedure looked like. Most car buyers get to experience the glory of a break-in a few times in their life, and the process (and its complexities) can be an important part of establishing a relationship between car and owner.

I pulled the Civic owner's manual from Honda's website and searched for "break-in." Nothing came up, even after trying different variations. So I started reading.

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2016 Honda Civic: Introduction

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on February 18, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

When Honda redesigned the Civic in 2012, it felt half finished. It was still a strong, solid entry-level sedan and coupe, but it was no longer the clear-cut choice in the segment. Honda quickly updated the Civic and sales improved, yet it never had the cohesive feel of the many Civics before it.

The 2016 Honda Civic, now in its 10th generation, is a significant improvement over not only the previous Civic, but almost everything else in the segment. We came away impressed during our recent road test and gave the Civic an "A" rating. It recently walked away with the North American Car of the Year trophy, so we know we're not alone in our praise.

The new Civic draws influence from other recent Honda successes with a well-appointed and cleverly designed interior and a handsome, sporty exterior. There's also a unique new turbocharged engine that promises strong performance, along with the efficiency we expect in a Civic. Twelve months in our long-term fleet will go a long way toward determining how far this Civic has come, so we didn't hesitate to go out and buy for ourselves to get started.

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2016 Honda Civic Long-Term Road Test

From Edmunds.com

Read the latest comfort updates in our long-term road test of the 2016 Honda Civic as our editors live with this car for a year.

2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for January 2017

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
It's the end of the line for our long-term 2016 Honda Civic. It's been a full year and we just passed the 20,000-mile milestone. Josh's Central Coast adventures overlapped with the beginning of January, but the Civic spent most of its time this month in the Central Valley with Brent, who's the sole member of what we like to call our Fresno office.

Dan Edmunds chimed in with some maintenance-related updates on the power surge issue, the rain-sensing wipers and an unexpected issue with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Otherwise, our Civic cruised over the finish line trouble-free.

See full article and comment.


2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for December 2016

by Josh Sadlier

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
Our long-term 2016 Honda Civic's departure from the fleet is fast approaching, and we're doing our best to hit the usual 20,000-mile target despite a few out-of-service weeks due to damage repair. As I write this from a coffee shop in rainy Mill Valley, California, we've got about a month left with the Civic and roughly 18,500 miles on the odometer. I still have to drive the thing back to Los Angeles, so there's a decent chance that we'll reach the magic number with the rest of my trip plus a handful of commutes.

How's it been? On the whole, we're all impressed by how far Honda's come with this car after the previous-generation Civic's forgettable run. It's a top contender in the class, and we haven't said that with conviction about a Civic in quite a while. We've also recorded some hiccups with various technology features, however, so the report card isn't perfect. More on that below.

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2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for November 2016

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
November was a big month. Our drivers added a total of 2,778 miles to our 2016 Honda Civic, with yours truly accounting for a large chunk of them. My wife and I drove the not-so-little red Honda north to Oregon to spend Thanksgiving with my parents, and our round trip consisted of 2,036 miles.

The usual route we take amounts to just over 1,700 miles, but this time we spent some time off the freeway on picturesque two-lane roads in Gold Country and out east of Mt. Shasta. Such voluntary detours added about 300 miles and several hours to our trip, but it was worth it.

Almost all of these miles qualify as some version of highway or interstate travel. But we did make several stops and poke our way through a few small towns. And I drove from the coast up the steep road to my parents' 1,600-foot hilltop home a couple of times, one of which was after a pizza run into town.

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2016 Honda Civic: Best Seats In a Decade

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on September 28, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The verdicts are trickling in and most of us seem to like the seats in our 2016 Honda Civic.

Brent liked them on a long road trip; James and Travis too. Ed isn't sold on their long-haul comfort, but he said that could be due to his body type.

I'm a fan. There's plenty to like about this new Civic, but the seats are high on my list. It's strange, because the seats aren't especially firm or well-bolstered. They're shapely, but not particularly sporty. Still, they're the best seats in a Civic that I can recall since the 2006 Si model debuted.

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2016 Honda Civic: An Exceptional Interior

by Michael Massey, Vehicle Testing Assistant on September 26, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Editor Kavanagh looked at me and said, "You should drive it." He was talking about our 2016 Honda Civic. Jay's tone implied that this one was worth a look apart from its predecessors. It sounded like a fair suggestion, so I got the key from key-master Mike Schmidt and took the Civic for the weekend.

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2016 Honda Civic: How Big Has It Become?

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 26, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Travis' recent picture of our long-term 2016 Honda Civic next to a second-generation Civic got me wondering: How big has the Civic become? Could I conceivably claim that you no longer need to buy the Honda Accord to get family-friendly interior space?

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2016 Honda Civic: Enjoyable on a Road Trip

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 22, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Over the last seven days, I drove our 2016 Honda Civic about 1,400 miles. This wasn't a straight shot like Dan's recent haul to Oregon in our long-term Honda Pilot. Instead, I drove back and forth from southern to northern California for both work and personal reasons.

Our Civic was a pleasing companion the entire time.

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2016 Honda Civic: Remote Start Helps Cool You Off for the Summer

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 15, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

One of the new features for the redesigned 2016 Honda Civic is remote engine start. Standard on the EX trim level and above, it allows you to start the Civic from outside the vehicle, facilitating pre-heating or cooling. While remote start is a common feature for 2016, not every small sedan offers it, and its near-standard availability on the Civic gives the car a subtle boost in appeal.

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2016 Honda Civic: 6 Things I Learned After 1,100 Miles

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 30, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

After driving our long-term 2016 Honda Civic 1,100 miles over a long weekend, I've got a few distinct impressions. As Dan Edmunds noted, the car deserved a good road trip, and a lazy cruise up and down California was perfect for that.

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2016 Honda Civic: Highway Cruising With Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Intervention

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on June 1, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

We still haven't taken any multi-day road trips in our 2016 Honda Civic, but I've taken it on a couple five-hour drives recently. Based on those drives, I think the new Civic will be an agreeable companion should one of my coworkers decide to head out of California this summer. In another interesting twist, our Civic Touring has both adaptive cruise control and lane departure intervention, two features that are rare for small sedans and can influence long-distance driving comfort.

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2016 Honda Civic: 8 Ways This is a Staggeringly Good, Class-Leading Car

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on May 30, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The 2016 Honda Civic is staggeringly good. Perhaps our loaded Touring trim and the accompanying turbocharged engine represents its best foot forward, but nevertheless, to me, the new Civic exists on a pedestal high above all others in the segment not named Mazda 3.

In fact, when driving the Civic the other day I found myself comparing it to our departed Mercedes-Benz CLA250. Similar size, also turbocharged ... and you know what? I'd take the Honda Civic. Happily. Instead of a Mercedes-Benz. Sure, the CLA is a bit crummy, but really, it says more about how fantastic the 2016 Civic is.

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2016 Honda Civic: Heated Rear Seats

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on May 26, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Our long-term 2016 Honda Civic's sticker price may seem steep at $27,335, but I think it's perfectly reasonable given its roomy interior and surprisingly potent powertrain.

Another plus is a plentiful features list, which includes automatic headlights, remote start and dual-zone automatic climate control. The Civic Touring also includes a feature that is fairly rare for this class: heated rear outboard seats.

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2016 Honda Civic: Hypersensitive Crash Alerts

by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor on May 20, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Let's talk about the crash alerts in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic. Specifically, how sensitive they are.

I would posit that they are too sensitive.

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2016 Honda Civic: Roomy Interior Means I Can Sit Behind Myself

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on April 22, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

At 6-feet 4-inches tall, my height often prevents me from thoroughly enjoying compact cars, coupes and sedans alike. There are a few that fit me just fine, including the Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf/GTI. Others have roofs that are too short or a driver's seat that doesn't lower enough, both of which make my hair brush the headliner. Since I consider this an immediate deal breaker, it means I can never buy a Kia Forte or a ninth-generation Honda Civic (2011-'15).

The new 2016 Honda Civic has a 0.4-inch reduction in headroom from the 2015 model, so when I took it home for a night, what I found was surprising.

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2016 Honda Civic: Skin Graft

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on March 21, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Might be a little hard to see in the picture, but that's my leg (sorry for the unappealing closeup). And right above it, the underside of our 2016 Honda Civic's instrument panel. Look closer and you'll see what looks like some dust on the corner edge there.

Except that dust is some skin that my shin left behind while I stepped back into the driver seat after running an errand.

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2016 Honda Civic: Seats Are Good, Not Great

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on March 11, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The seats in our 2016 Honda Civic look and feel great, especially for a car in this class.  On my initial drives I liked their level of support and ability to adjust to my tall, lean frame.

During some longer stints behind the wheel, however, they're not quite as compatible. 

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2016 Honda Civic: Massively Improved Front Seat Adjustment

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on March 3, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The seating position of the previous two Honda Civic generations seating position never agreed with my admittedly picky, 6-foot-3 self. The rear of the seat was always perched a bit high and/or didn't dip down far enough, and the seat itself did not move far enough back. Quite simply, I could never get comfortable.

It's a problem that extends, to a much worse degree actually, to Honda's Fit and HR-V. Ditto older CR-V's without power seats.

Well, I am thrilled to report that I find the driver seat in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic Touring to be more comfortable than anything else in the segment. By far.

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2016 Honda Civic: Clever Pass-Through Makes for Tidy Interior

by Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor on February 23, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Reach into the 2016 Honda Civic's center console, just ahead of the shifter, and you'll find a hole. This hole leads down to the lower storage area, where you'll find a USB port and a power outlet. It's a pass-through for cables.

Plug your USB cable into the port and run it through the hole and it'll hang out in the upper center console. It's the perfect spot for a smartphone.

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2016 Honda Civic: Introduction

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on February 18, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

When Honda redesigned the Civic in 2012, it felt half finished. It was still a strong, solid entry-level sedan and coupe, but it was no longer the clear-cut choice in the segment. Honda quickly updated the Civic and sales improved, yet it never had the cohesive feel of the many Civics before it.

The 2016 Honda Civic, now in its 10th generation, is a significant improvement over not only the previous Civic, but almost everything else in the segment. We came away impressed during our recent road test and gave the Civic an "A" rating. It recently walked away with the North American Car of the Year trophy, so we know we're not alone in our praise.

The new Civic draws influence from other recent Honda successes with a well-appointed and cleverly designed interior and a handsome, sporty exterior. There's also a unique new turbocharged engine that promises strong performance, along with the efficiency we expect in a Civic. Twelve months in our long-term fleet will go a long way toward determining how far this Civic has come, so we didn't hesitate to go out and buy for ourselves to get started.

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2016 Honda Civic Long-Term Road Test

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Read the latest updates in our long-term road test of the 2016 Honda Civic as our editors live with this car for a year.

2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for February 2017

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
No, this time it really is the end of the line for our 2016 Honda Civic. We said this last month, too, and meant it, but the Civic picked up some extra miles in February anyhow. Not just a few miles, either, but almost 1,850 of them. We've since listed the Civic for sale, so now the sun has truly set on our test.

We didn't venture out much with the Civic in February — just a lot of around-town driving and commuting. We had some heavy rains in February, which gave us a chance to see how the Civic handled wet roads. We also spared some time to reflect on where the current Civic fits in the timeline of this iconic Honda nameplate.

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2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for January 2017

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
It's the end of the line for our long-term 2016 Honda Civic. It's been a full year and we just passed the 20,000-mile milestone. Josh's Central Coast adventures overlapped with the beginning of January, but the Civic spent most of its time this month in the Central Valley with Brent, who's the sole member of what we like to call our Fresno office.

Dan Edmunds chimed in with some maintenance-related updates on the power surge issue, the rain-sensing wipers and an unexpected issue with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Otherwise, our Civic cruised over the finish line trouble-free.

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2016 Honda Civic: Tire Monitoring System Reset Needed After a Tire Rotation

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on February 1, 2017

2016 Honda Civic

The following is not a case of déjà vu. Or maybe it is. It harks back to a recent incident I had with our 2016 Mazda Miata, in which the tire pressure warning system (TPMS) issued a false alarm I eventually linked to a DIY tire rotation before a long trip. This surprised me because I thought indirect TPMS — the kind that continuously monitors wheel rotation speeds to guess the tire pressures — was dead and buried. Turns out the Miata had it, but I hadn't pressed the reset button after my rotation.

A few weeks later, it was our 2016 Honda Civic's turn. Like the Miata, I was taking care of maintenance on the morning of a long road trip. But in this case it needed an oil change, too, so I took it to Hardin Honda, my local dealer. The folks there changed the oil and filter, rotated the tires and sent me on my way.

But the TPMS warning light came on about five minutes down the road.

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2016 Honda Civic: Rain-Sensing Wipers Back in Business

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on January 27, 2017

2016 Honda Civic

Rain-sensing wipers are useful in Southern California, but we can go months at a time without the need for any sort of wipers at all. I know, cue the tiny violin.

This enviable atmospheric reality explains why we didn't immediately realize that the reason our 2016 Honda Civic's rain-sensing wipers didn't work during my rainy Thanksgiving road trip was linked to a windshield replacement carried out the previous July.

I eventually put two and two together after doing some internet sleuthing upon my return and was able to visually confirm that the rain sensor wasn't making proper contact with the windshield. Presumably, this was the result of a goof-up by the windshield installer.

So Mike Massey, our vehicle testing assistant, called Safelite, the company that did the original work. Our problem didn't sound wholly unfamiliar to them, and they happily agreed to send a mobile glass replacement truck to our location to sort it out.

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2016 Honda Civic: Dithering Throttle Software Fix

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on January 24, 2017

2016 Honda Civic

You may have already read about the subtle yet annoyingly persistent surge I experienced while cruising on flat highways during my Thanksgiving trip to Oregon. The car has been in high demand since my return, so I've never found time to have it looked over.

Until today.

I had always suspected this was down to a minor software glitch, and that indeed proved to be the case. An alert reader wrote in to tell us about an official Honda service bulletin #16-028, and a brief internet search turned up the details and a familiar-sounding and remarkably descriptive title: "2016 Civic 1.5L Turbo Surges at Highway Speeds (45-70 mph)."

Yes, it does. Ours, at least.

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2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for December 2016

by Josh Sadlier

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
Our long-term 2016 Honda Civic's departure from the fleet is fast approaching, and we're doing our best to hit the usual 20,000-mile target despite a few out-of-service weeks due to damage repair. As I write this from a coffee shop in rainy Mill Valley, California, we've got about a month left with the Civic and roughly 18,500 miles on the odometer. I still have to drive the thing back to Los Angeles, so there's a decent chance that we'll reach the magic number with the rest of my trip plus a handful of commutes.

How's it been? On the whole, we're all impressed by how far Honda's come with this car after the previous-generation Civic's forgettable run. It's a top contender in the class, and we haven't said that with conviction about a Civic in quite a while. We've also recorded some hiccups with various technology features, however, so the report card isn't perfect. More on that below.

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2016 Honda Civic: Rain-Sense Nonsense

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on January 2, 2017

2016 Honda Civic

A very predictable thing happened on a recent 2,000-mile round trip to Oregon in our 2016 Honda Civic: It rained. A lot.

Not all at once, mind you. Sure, the rain came down in buckets at times. But it also sprinkled, splattered and sprayed at intermittent intervals. It turned out to be the perfect real-world environment in which to test our Civic Touring's automatic rain-sensing wipers.

Except they didn't work.

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2016 Honda Civic: The Dithering Throttle

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on December 28, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I just returned from a 2,000-mile journey to Oregon in our 2016 Honda Civic. It was an illuminating trip, but I didn't come away as enthusiastic about the Civic as I had been going in.

One of its more surprising and annoying traits became apparent during four long days behind the wheel.

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2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for November 2016

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
November was a big month. Our drivers added a total of 2,778 miles to our 2016 Honda Civic, with yours truly accounting for a large chunk of them. My wife and I drove the not-so-little red Honda north to Oregon to spend Thanksgiving with my parents, and our round trip consisted of 2,036 miles.

The usual route we take amounts to just over 1,700 miles, but this time we spent some time off the freeway on picturesque two-lane roads in Gold Country and out east of Mt. Shasta. Such voluntary detours added about 300 miles and several hours to our trip, but it was worth it.

Almost all of these miles qualify as some version of highway or interstate travel. But we did make several stops and poke our way through a few small towns. And I drove from the coast up the steep road to my parents' 1,600-foot hilltop home a couple of times, one of which was after a pizza run into town.

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2016 Honda Civic: Damaged Door

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on November 9, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

If you've been driving long enough, you've likely had a moment just like this. You walk out to your car, expecting everything to be exactly as you left it. Keys in hand, mind on wherever it is you're going. Then, you spot it.

A scratch across your bumper, a crack in your windshield, or in this case, a big ol' dent in your door. No note, no security camera footage to catch the culprit, nothing. That's what happened to our new Copy Chief, Kathleen Clonts, when she drove our long-term  2016 Honda Civic home for the night.

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2016 Honda Civic: Good Headlights

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on October 28, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The optional LED headlights on our long-term 2016 Honda Civic are, in a word, excellent. They look good, but more importantly, they perform well. They cast clear, strong light with a solid cutoff at a reasonable height, and they light up the road for a reasonable distance in front of you.

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2016 Honda Civic: HondaLink Glitches

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on October 21, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

It would appear that the optional HondaLink system in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic is on the fritz.

On my way home from work last week, this frozen screen popped up, my Bluetooth connection was severed and my music stopped playing. None of the touchscreen buttons were responsive and none of the steering-wheel-mounted controls did anything either.

Ruh roh.

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2016 Honda Civic: No Bluetooth Browse

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on October 3, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

For all its high-tech form, the audio interface in our 2016 Honda Civic sacrifices function with a Bluetooth interface that doesn't offer device browsing.

Numerous makes and models now offer the ability to search your music library via Bluetooth connection, eliminating one of the last reasons for a wired USB connection (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto still make a strong case for the cable). But our Civic isn't among them.

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2016 Honda Civic: Choose Your Cruise

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on September 30, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I appreciate when cars that offer adaptive cruise control, like our 2016 Honda Civic, still allow you to turn it off and use standard cruise mode. Even when set at the closest following distance, adaptive cruise systems typically leave enough of a gap for impatient drivers to slot in front of you. Legally, it's the smart thing for an automaker to do. As a driver on the highway, it can be frustrating.

Happily, the Civic lets you choose.

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2016 Honda Civic: Best Seats In a Decade

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on September 28, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The verdicts are trickling in and most of us seem to like the seats in our 2016 Honda Civic.

Brent liked them on a long road trip; James and Travis too. Ed isn't sold on their long-haul comfort, but he said that could be due to his body type.

I'm a fan. There's plenty to like about this new Civic, but the seats are high on my list. It's strange, because the seats aren't especially firm or well-bolstered. They're shapely, but not particularly sporty. Still, they're the best seats in a Civic that I can recall since the 2006 Si model debuted.

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2016 Honda Civic: An Exceptional Interior

by Michael Massey, Vehicle Testing Assistant on September 26, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Editor Kavanagh looked at me and said, "You should drive it." He was talking about our 2016 Honda Civic. Jay's tone implied that this one was worth a look apart from its predecessors. It sounded like a fair suggestion, so I got the key from key-master Mike Schmidt and took the Civic for the weekend.

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2016 Honda Civic: August Fuel Economy Update - Daily Grind Takes a Toll

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on September 19, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

After hanging out with Editor Romans in Fresno for a while and getting some good combined suburban/highway miles, our 2016 Honda Civic returned to Southern California and the stop-start urban hustle in August. 

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2016 Honda Civic: How I'd Fix the Volume Control

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on August 10, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I like our long-term 2016 Honda Civic. I wrote up a road test last December that says so. There is one thing, however, that drives me absolutely batty, and that's the volume control. Rather than complain about it, I came up with a fix. Go on, keep reading. I dare you.

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2016 Honda Civic: Ten-Grand Milestone

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on August 5, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

We're six months into our long-term test with the 2016 Honda Civic and we're on course to meet our target of 20,000 miles by the end of the year.

Over the first half of its stay, the Civic has pretty much fulfilled its promise of trouble-free operation.

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2016 Honda Civic: Edging Closer to EPA Estimates

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on August 4, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

It's been a busy month for our long-term 2016 Honda Civic. July saw the repair of a cracked windshield, the first scheduled maintenance visit and, thanks to a stint in our Fresno offices, an increase in the overall fuel economy average.

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2016 Honda Civic: Great Outward Visibility

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on August 3, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Visibility isn't something that most buyers seek out in a new car. It's usually an afterthought, something that occurs to you after you've driven a car for a month or so. Yet every time I get in our 2016 Honda Civic, I notice how easy it is to see in every direction.

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2016 Honda Civic: It's Got a Big Trunk

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on August 2, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Go ahead, throw your week's worth of groceries in the trunk. The new Civic can handle it. How about a week's worth of luggage for a road trip? Heck, it might be able to do that, too.

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2016 Honda Civic: Even More Fun to Drive Next Year

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on August 1, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The Honda Civic has long enjoyed a reputation for being respectably sporty, at least as far as regular small sedans are concerned. This fully redesigned 2016 Honda Civic keeps the tradition going. In fact, you might say it kicks it up a notch. Armed with the available 174-horsepower turbocharged engine, our long-term Civic Touring can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, quicker than any other standard-level (i.e., non-performance-tuned) small sedan we've tested in recent years. And when the road bends, the new Civic can go around turns with a relatively high level of precision and stability.

Sounds good, right? Well, next year promises to be even more interesting if you're the type of small-car shopper who really likes to drive.

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2016 Honda Civic: Simple but Brilliant Features

by Jonathan Elfalan, Senior Road Test Editor on July 28, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Manufacturers are always looking to be innovative with new vehicle features. Sometimes they are huge hits — ventilated seats, for example — and other times, they're a swing and a miss.

Our 2016 Honda Civic is great example of how smart, subtle thinking can be more effective than an over-the-top idea. Below are two simple features I discovered recently that make me love this car even more.

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2016 Honda Civic: Malfunctioning Adaptive Cruise Control

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 27, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

During my recent highway-heavy drive-fest in our 2016 Honda Civic, there were a couple of instances when the Civic's adaptive cruise control system (ACC) suddenly stopped working. At the time, I wasn't sure if it was an isolated problem or something more systemic. Then it happened again yesterday.

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2016 Honda Civic: How Big Has It Become?

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 26, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Travis' recent picture of our long-term 2016 Honda Civic next to a second-generation Civic got me wondering: How big has the Civic become? Could I conceivably claim that you no longer need to buy the Honda Accord to get family-friendly interior space?

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2016 Honda Civic: Enjoyable on a Road Trip

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 22, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Over the last seven days, I drove our 2016 Honda Civic about 1,400 miles. This wasn't a straight shot like Dan's recent haul to Oregon in our long-term Honda Pilot. Instead, I drove back and forth from southern to northern California for both work and personal reasons.

Our Civic was a pleasing companion the entire time.

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2016 Honda Civic: Testing the 10-Speaker Sound System

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 21, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Our 2016 Honda Civic is the top-level Touring trim. Among a few other exclusive features (LED headlights and a power front passenger seat, for example), it comes with a 10-speaker stereo system. The system is rated at 450 watts of power, according to Honda, and is the most premium factory system ever to be put in a Civic.

Pleasingly, it lives up to its billing.

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2016 Honda Civic: Getting Creative With Camera Angles

by Jonathan Elfalan, Senior Road Test Editor on July 20, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I recently wrote a post on the efficacy of our long-term BMW 340i's front bumper cameras. While our 2016 Honda Civic isn't equipped to thwart clown ambushes like the BMW, Honda has certainly made useful advances in its rearview camera technology.

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2016 Honda Civic: First Dealer Service

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 18, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

As our 2016 Honda Civic approached 7,500 miles on its odometer, a notification appeared in the car's gauge cluster driver information display: an "A1" service was going to be needed soon. In Honda-speak, this is an oil change and tire rotation.

I booked an appointment at my local Honda dealer to get it taken care of.

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2016 Honda Civic: Remote Start Helps Cool You Off for the Summer

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 15, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

One of the new features for the redesigned 2016 Honda Civic is remote engine start. Standard on the EX trim level and above, it allows you to start the Civic from outside the vehicle, facilitating pre-heating or cooling. While remote start is a common feature for 2016, not every small sedan offers it, and its near-standard availability on the Civic gives the car a subtle boost in appeal.

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2016 Honda Civic: Turbo and CVT Make for a Surprising Drive

by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor on July 13, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

With its turbocharged four-cylinder and continuously variable transmission (CVT), there's an expectation of a distinct rubber band-y power delivery in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic.

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2016 Honda Civic: Strong June for Miles Raises Lifetime Average Fuel Economy

by Jason Kavanagh, Engineerng Editor on July 11, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Our 2016 Honda Civic was driven more than 2,500 miles in June, thanks in large part to a long road trip for which it served as steed. Along the way it notched its highest single-tank fuel economy and range yet observed.

The mile-heavy month did a lot to bolster its lifetime fuel economy performance.

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2016 Honda Civic: Finally, the Windshield Has Been Replaced

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on July 7, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

When last we left our long-term 2016 Honda Civic, it had a cracked windshield and it needed a new one. After weeks of trying to locate some new glass, Safelite came through with an OEM replacement. The windshield showed up and we were ready to have it installed, but it wasn't meant to be.

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2016 Honda Civic: 6 Things I Learned After 1,100 Miles

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 30, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

After driving our long-term 2016 Honda Civic 1,100 miles over a long weekend, I've got a few distinct impressions. As Dan Edmunds noted, the car deserved a good road trip, and a lazy cruise up and down California was perfect for that.

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2016 Honda Civic: Almost 50 MPG on the Highway

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 28, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I just took our long-term 2016 Honda Civic on an 1,100-mile road trip (more on that soon) and without much effort, I blew the EPA's highway estimate of 42 mpg out of the water. Our previous best was 38.1 mpg and I knew I could do better. Most of the Civic's miles had been driven in the city and I was ready to sit down for a long, cruise-controlled haul.

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2016 Honda Civic: 5,000 Miles and Counting

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on June 23, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I really like our 2016 Honda Civic. And I'm fairly certain that most of the other editors in the office have a similar opinion.

In light of this, it seems to me that it has taken longer for the Civic to reach 5,000 miles than it should have. June 11th represents four months and one week of ownership for us. That's just over a third of its scheduled time and yet we're only now at the one-quarter mark in terms of mileage.

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2016 Honda Civic: Cracked Windshield Saga Part 2

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 20, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

When last we left our long-term 2016 Honda Civic, I was waiting on a new windshield to arrive. Brent Romans had a run-in with a rock on the highway and thanks to the Civic's adaptive cruise control (and other forward-camera based systems) the windshield was tough to find.

After deciding that I'd have Safelite do the job (for multiple reasons, including parts availability — see that story here) I set an appointment for the replacement. Unfortunately, things didn't go as easily as I'd hoped.

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2016 Honda Civic: They're Everywhere

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on June 15, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I've been seeing the new 2016 Honda Civic everywhere here in Los Angeles, which makes sense given how well they're selling. It was Honda's best-selling nameplate in the United States in May 2016, moving 35,396 units — that's up 20 percent from last year and therefore the previous model. It also stands in contrast to the Accord, CR-V, Odyssey and Pilot, which all went down from last year.

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2016 Honda Civic: Fuel Economy Update for May

by Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor on June 13, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I gassed up our 2016 Honda Civic today, but it's June already, so those miles don't count yet. What counts is the 1,453 miles we rolled up in May, which required 41.16 gallons of regular old 87 octane.

I'll save you the trouble. That's 35.3 mpg during the month of May, which is right bang smack on top of the EPA Combined number. We did it! Brent told you things would improve as the Civic ventured farther from L.A., and indeed, he took it to Fresno on one of those tanks — setting a new record of 38.1 mpg — while I drove to San Diego on another.

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2016 Honda Civic: I Like The Rallye Red

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 9, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I've never owned a red car. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I fail the red-green part of the colorblind test. Maybe red cars have always seemed to flashy to me. Maybe it's the busted myth that they cost more to insure. Whatever the case, our long-term 2016 Honda Civic is definitely a car I'd be proud to own, and one I wouldn't mind owning in red.

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2016 Honda Civic: Cracked Windshield Saga

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 7, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

"Hey Travis, here are the keys to the Civic. I cracked the windshield, hope you don't mind. See ya later!" That might not be exactly what Editor Brent Romans said when he and I swapped cars last week, but it's pretty much how I remember it.

Brent was driving our long-term 2016 Honda Civic for a week and on a freeway drive back to Los Angeles, a semi-truck kicked up a rock that caused the chip/crack you see here. The crack was big enough that we couldn't repair the windshield, we'd have to replace it, so I started calling around. Hilarity did not ensue.

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2016 Honda Civic: I, Too, Found an Easter Egg

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on June 3, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

After reading Mark's post about an Easter Egg he found hidden in our long-term 2015 Dodge Viper, I was reminded of something that was hidden away in our 2016 Honda Civic.

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2016 Honda Civic: Highway Cruising With Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Intervention

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on June 1, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

We still haven't taken any multi-day road trips in our 2016 Honda Civic, but I've taken it on a couple five-hour drives recently. Based on those drives, I think the new Civic will be an agreeable companion should one of my coworkers decide to head out of California this summer. In another interesting twist, our Civic Touring has both adaptive cruise control and lane departure intervention, two features that are rare for small sedans and can influence long-distance driving comfort.

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2016 Honda Civic: 8 Ways This is a Staggeringly Good, Class-Leading Car

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on May 30, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The 2016 Honda Civic is staggeringly good. Perhaps our loaded Touring trim and the accompanying turbocharged engine represents its best foot forward, but nevertheless, to me, the new Civic exists on a pedestal high above all others in the segment not named Mazda 3.

In fact, when driving the Civic the other day I found myself comparing it to our departed Mercedes-Benz CLA250. Similar size, also turbocharged ... and you know what? I'd take the Honda Civic. Happily. Instead of a Mercedes-Benz. Sure, the CLA is a bit crummy, but really, it says more about how fantastic the 2016 Civic is.

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2016 Honda Civic: Heated Rear Seats

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on May 26, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Our long-term 2016 Honda Civic's sticker price may seem steep at $27,335, but I think it's perfectly reasonable given its roomy interior and surprisingly potent powertrain.

Another plus is a plentiful features list, which includes automatic headlights, remote start and dual-zone automatic climate control. The Civic Touring also includes a feature that is fairly rare for this class: heated rear outboard seats.

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2016 Honda Civic: Climate Control Consternation

by Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor on May 24, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

No doubt there was extensive discussion at Honda HQ about how to lay out the climate controls in the2016 Honda Civic Touring.

I regret to report that the "let's bury everything in the touchscreen" camp won the day.

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2016 Honda Civic: Hypersensitive Crash Alerts

by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor on May 20, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Let's talk about the crash alerts in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic. Specifically, how sensitive they are.

I would posit that they are too sensitive.

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2016 Honda Civic: Fuel Economy Update for April — Best Tank So Far

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on May 12, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

We didn't put many miles on our 2016 Honda Civic last month. It stayed close to our Santa Monica office and totalled about 1,200 miles. We're still down compared to what the EPA says to expect for fuel economy, but we did observe a best fill-up so far in April.

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2016 Honda Civic: You Can Have Fun With It Around Turns

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on May 10, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The best Honda Civics through the years have always had a reputation for being entertaining to drive despite the car's transportation-for-the-masses mission. Pleasingly, this reputation holds true for the redesigned 2016 Honda Civic.

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2016 Honda Civic: Installing Front- and Rear-Facing Child Safety Seats

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on May 5, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

One of the changes Honda made to its redesigned 2016 Honda Civic is a roomier backseat. My coworker Cameron Rogers, who is 6-feet 4-inches tall, previously wrote how he can sit in the back seat in relative comfort even with the driver seat positioned for himself. I was also curious to learn how well the 2016 Civic fares for parents with little kids, so I grabbed my reversible child safety seat to find out.

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2016 Honda Civic: Si Performance, HF Fuel Economy, and Van Halen Approved

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on May 3, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Back in March, Ed Hellwig wrote that the engine in our 2016 Honda Civic "feels great." Here's another example of what it's like to drive.

Yesterday, I was piloting our Civic and needed to pull out from a city side street onto a major thoroughfare. Looking to my left, I could see some approaching traffic, with the nearest car in the far-left lane. There was a suitable gap for the closer lanes, though, so I entered the thoroughfare and hit the gas. The Civic's 174-horsepower, 1.5-liter turbocharged engine quickly spun up towards redline.

Driving a typical small sedan, I would have largely expected that nearest car to sail past in my peripheral vision and get ahead of me. But it didn't happen with the Civic. In fact, the other car only pulled about even with me before we were of equal speed. The other car? A gray eighth-generation (2006-'11) Civic Si coupe. Two young guys were in it, and the both looked over at me. Based on their expressions, I'd like to think they were at least a little impressed by our new Civic's vitality. 

Got boost? Sure enough, Civic fans.

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2016 Honda Civic: Not Your Average Cruise Control

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on April 29, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

There's been plenty of talk about the left side of the steering wheel in our2016 Honda Civic. But what about equal time for the other side? Yes, the slightly less used but still important right side of the steering wheel houses all the cruise control buttons. Are they as convoluted as the radio controls?

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2016 Honda Civic: A CVT I Can Recommend

by Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor on April 27, 2016

 2016 Honda Civic

A whole lot of vehicles these days employ fuel-efficient continuously variable transmissions (CVTs), and that's generally bad news for the driving experience. Many CVT-equipped cars are only too happy to peg the tachometer needle near redline during acceleration, making the engine sound like a distressed vacuum cleaner until you ease off.

But I've finally found a CVT-based powertrain that I enjoy interacting with, and it's right here in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic.

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2016 Honda Civic: Roomy Interior Means I Can Sit Behind Myself

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on April 22, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

At 6-feet 4-inches tall, my height often prevents me from thoroughly enjoying compact cars, coupes and sedans alike. There are a few that fit me just fine, including the Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf/GTI. Others have roofs that are too short or a driver's seat that doesn't lower enough, both of which make my hair brush the headliner. Since I consider this an immediate deal breaker, it means I can never buy a Kia Forte or a ninth-generation Honda Civic (2011-'15).

The new 2016 Honda Civic has a 0.4-inch reduction in headroom from the 2015 model, so when I took it home for a night, what I found was surprising.

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2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Fuel Economy Update for March

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on April 6, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The fuel economy in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic is clearly suffering from the slings and arrows of life in the crowded-and-congested city of Los Angeles. After almost two months in the fleet, our best fuel fill has barely beat the EPA's city estimate of 31 mpg. Its lifetime average is even further off the mark.

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2016 Honda Civic: Feels Expensive

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on March 23, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

There has been plenty of discussion about the cost of our 2016 Honda Civic. With a base price of just over $27,000, it's on the expensive side for a sedan in its class. Is it worth it?

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2016 Honda Civic: Skin Graft

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on March 21, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Might be a little hard to see in the picture, but that's my leg (sorry for the unappealing closeup). And right above it, the underside of our 2016 Honda Civic's instrument panel. Look closer and you'll see what looks like some dust on the corner edge there.

Except that dust is some skin that my shin left behind while I stepped back into the driver seat after running an errand.

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2016 Honda Civic: Will the Giant XL 29er Mountain Bike Fit?

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on March 18, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

My bike is big. It's a giant, in fact. In this case, that's more than a description because it's an XL-sized Giant XTC 29er, which means it has the large 29-inch wheels. Others might take up more space, I suppose. Mine is a hardtail, not a full suspension bike, but still.

I'd been planning to go for a weekend ride in the nearby Chino Hills State Park, but that was before I decided to sign out our new 2016 Honda Civic. Peering at the trunk for the first time, I was starting to think I'd have to change my plans and go for a hike instead.

There was only one way to find out which it was going to be.

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2016 Honda Civic: Performance Tested - A Deep Dive Into the Numbers

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on March 16, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

This isn't the first time we've tested a 2016 Honda Civic, but this is the first test for our Rallye Red long-term car. Honda, a company known for its high-revving, naturally-aspirated engines, fitted a turbocharger to the new Civic's 1.5-liter four cylinder engine.

This is a significant step for a company that has only sold one other turbocharged car in the U.S. We're interested to see how the Civic performs during its 12-month stay, but first we need to see how it performs at the track.

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2016 Honda Civic: Even the Wheels are Best in Class

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on March 14, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

It been awhile since I've looked at a new Honda and actually liked the style of the wheels. Our 2016 Honda Civic bucks that trend in more ways than one. 

The 17-inch wheels that come on the Civic Touring look sharp. At first glance, you might call them a five-spoke design, but a closer look reveals that there's quite a bit more going here. Whatever you want to call them, they're slick for a sedan in this price range.

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2016 Honda Civic: Seats Are Good, Not Great

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on March 11, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The seats in our 2016 Honda Civic look and feel great, especially for a car in this class.  On my initial drives I liked their level of support and ability to adjust to my tall, lean frame.

During some longer stints behind the wheel, however, they're not quite as compatible. 

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2016 Honda Civic: Unique Gauge Cluster Works Well

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on March 9, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

This is a not a traditional gauge cluster design. There isn't a round dial in sight and there's a limited amount of information. I like traditional gauges clusters, yet somehow I like this one in our 2016 Honda Civic too.

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2016 Honda Civic: Engine Looks Awful, Feels Great

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on March 7, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

This is the optional turbocharged engine in our 2016 Honda Civic. As you can see, the engineers who designed and built it didn't think twice about how it would look. And that's ok, because it feels great from the driver's seat. 

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2016 Honda Civic: Massively Improved Front Seat Adjustment

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on March 3, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The seating position of the previous two Honda Civic generations seating position never agreed with my admittedly picky, 6-foot-3 self. The rear of the seat was always perched a bit high and/or didn't dip down far enough, and the seat itself did not move far enough back. Quite simply, I could never get comfortable.

It's a problem that extends, to a much worse degree actually, to Honda's Fit and HR-V. Ditto older CR-V's without power seats.

Well, I am thrilled to report that I find the driver seat in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic Touring to be more comfortable than anything else in the segment. By far.

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2016 Honda Civic: At Least the Touchscreen Looks Cool

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on March 1, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Over the next year, you will no doubt read a multitude of complaints regarding our 2016 Honda Civic's touchscreen interface. There's a very good chance that I will agree with each and every one of those complaints, complaints that make up the majority of what is otherwise a rather complaintless car.

Instead, in an effort to start things off on a good note, I would like to state that the touchscreen is at least aesthetically pleasing.

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2016 Honda Civic: Do You Like LaneWatch?

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on February 26, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Given the enormous number of Honda vehicles sold, there's a very good chance that many of you, good readers, have by now had the chance to sample the LaneWatch blind spot camera available in the 2016 Honda Civic and most other new Hondas.

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2016 Honda Civic: Steering Wheel Volume Control Has Problems of Its Own

by Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor on February 25, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Presenting another pedantic entrant from the Honda volume control saga (1, 2, 3).

Our long-term 2016 Honda Civic is a fabulous car, but it can't escape Honda's propensity for bad volume control.

I can see the retort now: "Just use the toggle on the wheel!"

Two problems with that: One, traditionally a toggle can't make big volume changes as fast as a dial can. Two, the toggle has a problem of its own.

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2016 Honda Civic: Clever Pass-Through Makes for Tidy Interior

by Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor on February 23, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Reach into the 2016 Honda Civic's center console, just ahead of the shifter, and you'll find a hole. This hole leads down to the lower storage area, where you'll find a USB port and a power outlet. It's a pass-through for cables.

Plug your USB cable into the port and run it through the hole and it'll hang out in the upper center console. It's the perfect spot for a smartphone.

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2016 Honda Civic: Not Much Of A Break-in Procedure

by Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor on February 22, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

With the 2016 Honda Civic recently arriving to our long-term garage, I was curious what the break-in procedure looked like. Most car buyers get to experience the glory of a break-in a few times in their life, and the process (and its complexities) can be an important part of establishing a relationship between car and owner.

I pulled the Civic owner's manual from Honda's website and searched for "break-in." Nothing came up, even after trying different variations. So I started reading.

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2016 Honda Civic: This Can't Be a Civic - It's Too Nice

by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on February 19, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Smooth ride over city potholes? Check. Nice leather interior with all sorts of pretty surfaces? Yup. A big back seat, quick steering and high-class looks? Affirmative. This can't be a Honda Civic. It's too nice.

At least a dozen of my buddies drove Hondas in high school (many of them Civics) and none of them were even remotely as nice as our newest long-termer, the 2016 Honda Civic

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2016 Honda Civic: Introduction

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on February 18, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

When Honda redesigned the Civic in 2012, it felt half finished. It was still a strong, solid entry-level sedan and coupe, but it was no longer the clear-cut choice in the segment. Honda quickly updated the Civic and sales improved, yet it never had the cohesive feel of the many Civics before it.

The 2016 Honda Civic, now in its 10th generation, is a significant improvement over not only the previous Civic, but almost everything else in the segment. We came away impressed during our recent road test and gave the Civic an "A" rating. It recently walked away with the North American Car of the Year trophy, so we know we're not alone in our praise.

The new Civic draws influence from other recent Honda successes with a well-appointed and cleverly designed interior and a handsome, sporty exterior. There's also a unique new turbocharged engine that promises strong performance, along with the efficiency we expect in a Civic. Twelve months in our long-term fleet will go a long way toward determining how far this Civic has come, so we didn't hesitate to go out and buy for ourselves to get started.

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2016 Honda Civic Long-Term Road Test

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Read the latest audio and technology updates in our long-term road test of the 2016 Honda Civic as our editors live with this car for a year.

2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for February 2017

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
No, this time it really is the end of the line for our 2016 Honda Civic. We said this last month, too, and meant it, but the Civic picked up some extra miles in February anyhow. Not just a few miles, either, but almost 1,850 of them. We've since listed the Civic for sale, so now the sun has truly set on our test.

We didn't venture out much with the Civic in February — just a lot of around-town driving and commuting. We had some heavy rains in February, which gave us a chance to see how the Civic handled wet roads. We also spared some time to reflect on where the current Civic fits in the timeline of this iconic Honda nameplate.

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2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for January 2017

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
It's the end of the line for our long-term 2016 Honda Civic. It's been a full year and we just passed the 20,000-mile milestone. Josh's Central Coast adventures overlapped with the beginning of January, but the Civic spent most of its time this month in the Central Valley with Brent, who's the sole member of what we like to call our Fresno office.

Dan Edmunds chimed in with some maintenance-related updates on the power surge issue, the rain-sensing wipers and an unexpected issue with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Otherwise, our Civic cruised over the finish line trouble-free.

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2016 Honda Civic: Tire Monitoring System Reset Needed After a Tire Rotation

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on February 1, 2017

2016 Honda Civic

The following is not a case of déjà vu. Or maybe it is. It harks back to a recent incident I had with our 2016 Mazda Miata, in which the tire pressure warning system (TPMS) issued a false alarm I eventually linked to a DIY tire rotation before a long trip. This surprised me because I thought indirect TPMS — the kind that continuously monitors wheel rotation speeds to guess the tire pressures — was dead and buried. Turns out the Miata had it, but I hadn't pressed the reset button after my rotation.

A few weeks later, it was our 2016 Honda Civic's turn. Like the Miata, I was taking care of maintenance on the morning of a long road trip. But in this case it needed an oil change, too, so I took it to Hardin Honda, my local dealer. The folks there changed the oil and filter, rotated the tires and sent me on my way.

But the TPMS warning light came on about five minutes down the road.

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2016 Honda Civic: Rain-Sensing Wipers Back in Business

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on January 27, 2017

2016 Honda Civic

Rain-sensing wipers are useful in Southern California, but we can go months at a time without the need for any sort of wipers at all. I know, cue the tiny violin.

This enviable atmospheric reality explains why we didn't immediately realize that the reason our 2016 Honda Civic's rain-sensing wipers didn't work during my rainy Thanksgiving road trip was linked to a windshield replacement carried out the previous July.

I eventually put two and two together after doing some internet sleuthing upon my return and was able to visually confirm that the rain sensor wasn't making proper contact with the windshield. Presumably, this was the result of a goof-up by the windshield installer.

So Mike Massey, our vehicle testing assistant, called Safelite, the company that did the original work. Our problem didn't sound wholly unfamiliar to them, and they happily agreed to send a mobile glass replacement truck to our location to sort it out.

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2016 Honda Civic: Rain-Sense Nonsense

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on January 2, 2017

2016 Honda Civic

A very predictable thing happened on a recent 2,000-mile round trip to Oregon in our 2016 Honda Civic: It rained. A lot.

Not all at once, mind you. Sure, the rain came down in buckets at times. But it also sprinkled, splattered and sprayed at intermittent intervals. It turned out to be the perfect real-world environment in which to test our Civic Touring's automatic rain-sensing wipers.

Except they didn't work.

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2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for November 2016

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
November was a big month. Our drivers added a total of 2,778 miles to our 2016 Honda Civic, with yours truly accounting for a large chunk of them. My wife and I drove the not-so-little red Honda north to Oregon to spend Thanksgiving with my parents, and our round trip consisted of 2,036 miles.

The usual route we take amounts to just over 1,700 miles, but this time we spent some time off the freeway on picturesque two-lane roads in Gold Country and out east of Mt. Shasta. Such voluntary detours added about 300 miles and several hours to our trip, but it was worth it.

Almost all of these miles qualify as some version of highway or interstate travel. But we did make several stops and poke our way through a few small towns. And I drove from the coast up the steep road to my parents' 1,600-foot hilltop home a couple of times, one of which was after a pizza run into town.

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2016 Honda Civic: Good Headlights

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on October 28, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The optional LED headlights on our long-term 2016 Honda Civic are, in a word, excellent. They look good, but more importantly, they perform well. They cast clear, strong light with a solid cutoff at a reasonable height, and they light up the road for a reasonable distance in front of you.

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2016 Honda Civic: HondaLink Glitches

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on October 21, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

It would appear that the optional HondaLink system in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic is on the fritz.

On my way home from work last week, this frozen screen popped up, my Bluetooth connection was severed and my music stopped playing. None of the touchscreen buttons were responsive and none of the steering-wheel-mounted controls did anything either.

Ruh roh.

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2016 Honda Civic: No Bluetooth Browse

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on October 3, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

For all its high-tech form, the audio interface in our 2016 Honda Civic sacrifices function with a Bluetooth interface that doesn't offer device browsing.

Numerous makes and models now offer the ability to search your music library via Bluetooth connection, eliminating one of the last reasons for a wired USB connection (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto still make a strong case for the cable). But our Civic isn't among them.

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2016 Honda Civic: Choose Your Cruise

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on September 30, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I appreciate when cars that offer adaptive cruise control, like our 2016 Honda Civic, still allow you to turn it off and use standard cruise mode. Even when set at the closest following distance, adaptive cruise systems typically leave enough of a gap for impatient drivers to slot in front of you. Legally, it's the smart thing for an automaker to do. As a driver on the highway, it can be frustrating.

Happily, the Civic lets you choose.

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2016 Honda Civic: How I'd Fix the Volume Control

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on August 10, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I like our long-term 2016 Honda Civic. I wrote up a road test last December that says so. There is one thing, however, that drives me absolutely batty, and that's the volume control. Rather than complain about it, I came up with a fix. Go on, keep reading. I dare you.

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2016 Honda Civic: Simple but Brilliant Features

by Jonathan Elfalan, Senior Road Test Editor on July 28, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Manufacturers are always looking to be innovative with new vehicle features. Sometimes they are huge hits — ventilated seats, for example — and other times, they're a swing and a miss.

Our 2016 Honda Civic is great example of how smart, subtle thinking can be more effective than an over-the-top idea. Below are two simple features I discovered recently that make me love this car even more.

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2016 Honda Civic: Testing the 10-Speaker Sound System

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 21, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Our 2016 Honda Civic is the top-level Touring trim. Among a few other exclusive features (LED headlights and a power front passenger seat, for example), it comes with a 10-speaker stereo system. The system is rated at 450 watts of power, according to Honda, and is the most premium factory system ever to be put in a Civic.

Pleasingly, it lives up to its billing.

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2016 Honda Civic: Getting Creative With Camera Angles

by Jonathan Elfalan, Senior Road Test Editor on July 20, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I recently wrote a post on the efficacy of our long-term BMW 340i's front bumper cameras. While our 2016 Honda Civic isn't equipped to thwart clown ambushes like the BMW, Honda has certainly made useful advances in its rearview camera technology.

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2016 Honda Civic: 6 Things I Learned After 1,100 Miles

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 30, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

After driving our long-term 2016 Honda Civic 1,100 miles over a long weekend, I've got a few distinct impressions. As Dan Edmunds noted, the car deserved a good road trip, and a lazy cruise up and down California was perfect for that.

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2016 Honda Civic: Climate Control Consternation

by Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor on May 24, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

No doubt there was extensive discussion at Honda HQ about how to lay out the climate controls in the2016 Honda Civic Touring.

I regret to report that the "let's bury everything in the touchscreen" camp won the day.

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2016 Honda Civic: Not Your Average Cruise Control

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on April 29, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

There's been plenty of talk about the left side of the steering wheel in our2016 Honda Civic. But what about equal time for the other side? Yes, the slightly less used but still important right side of the steering wheel houses all the cruise control buttons. Are they as convoluted as the radio controls?

See full article and comment.


2016 Honda Civic: At Least the Touchscreen Looks Cool

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on March 1, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Over the next year, you will no doubt read a multitude of complaints regarding our 2016 Honda Civic's touchscreen interface. There's a very good chance that I will agree with each and every one of those complaints, complaints that make up the majority of what is otherwise a rather complaintless car.

Instead, in an effort to start things off on a good note, I would like to state that the touchscreen is at least aesthetically pleasing.

See full article and comment.


2016 Honda Civic: Do You Like LaneWatch?

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on February 26, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Given the enormous number of Honda vehicles sold, there's a very good chance that many of you, good readers, have by now had the chance to sample the LaneWatch blind spot camera available in the 2016 Honda Civic and most other new Hondas.

See full article and comment.


2016 Honda Civic: Steering Wheel Volume Control Has Problems of Its Own

by Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor on February 25, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Presenting another pedantic entrant from the Honda volume control saga (1, 2, 3).

Our long-term 2016 Honda Civic is a fabulous car, but it can't escape Honda's propensity for bad volume control.

I can see the retort now: "Just use the toggle on the wheel!"

Two problems with that: One, traditionally a toggle can't make big volume changes as fast as a dial can. Two, the toggle has a problem of its own.

See full article and comment.


2016 Honda Civic: Clever Pass-Through Makes for Tidy Interior

by Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor on February 23, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Reach into the 2016 Honda Civic's center console, just ahead of the shifter, and you'll find a hole. This hole leads down to the lower storage area, where you'll find a USB port and a power outlet. It's a pass-through for cables.

Plug your USB cable into the port and run it through the hole and it'll hang out in the upper center console. It's the perfect spot for a smartphone.

See full article and comment.


2016 Honda Civic: Introduction

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on February 18, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

When Honda redesigned the Civic in 2012, it felt half finished. It was still a strong, solid entry-level sedan and coupe, but it was no longer the clear-cut choice in the segment. Honda quickly updated the Civic and sales improved, yet it never had the cohesive feel of the many Civics before it.

The 2016 Honda Civic, now in its 10th generation, is a significant improvement over not only the previous Civic, but almost everything else in the segment. We came away impressed during our recent road test and gave the Civic an "A" rating. It recently walked away with the North American Car of the Year trophy, so we know we're not alone in our praise.

The new Civic draws influence from other recent Honda successes with a well-appointed and cleverly designed interior and a handsome, sporty exterior. There's also a unique new turbocharged engine that promises strong performance, along with the efficiency we expect in a Civic. Twelve months in our long-term fleet will go a long way toward determining how far this Civic has come, so we didn't hesitate to go out and buy for ourselves to get started.

See full article and comment.

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2016 Honda Civic Long-Term Road Test

From Edmunds.com

Read the latest miscellaneous updates in our long-term road test of the 2016 Honda Civic as our editors live with this car for a year.

2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for February 2017

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
No, this time it really is the end of the line for our 2016 Honda Civic. We said this last month, too, and meant it, but the Civic picked up some extra miles in February anyhow. Not just a few miles, either, but almost 1,850 of them. We've since listed the Civic for sale, so now the sun has truly set on our test.

We didn't venture out much with the Civic in February — just a lot of around-town driving and commuting. We had some heavy rains in February, which gave us a chance to see how the Civic handled wet roads. We also spared some time to reflect on where the current Civic fits in the timeline of this iconic Honda nameplate.

See full article and comment.


2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for January 2017

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
It's the end of the line for our long-term 2016 Honda Civic. It's been a full year and we just passed the 20,000-mile milestone. Josh's Central Coast adventures overlapped with the beginning of January, but the Civic spent most of its time this month in the Central Valley with Brent, who's the sole member of what we like to call our Fresno office.

Dan Edmunds chimed in with some maintenance-related updates on the power surge issue, the rain-sensing wipers and an unexpected issue with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Otherwise, our Civic cruised over the finish line trouble-free.

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2016 Honda Civic: Damaged Door

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on November 9, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

If you've been driving long enough, you've likely had a moment just like this. You walk out to your car, expecting everything to be exactly as you left it. Keys in hand, mind on wherever it is you're going. Then, you spot it.

A scratch across your bumper, a crack in your windshield, or in this case, a big ol' dent in your door. No note, no security camera footage to catch the culprit, nothing. That's what happened to our new Copy Chief, Kathleen Clonts, when she drove our long-term  2016 Honda Civic home for the night.

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2016 Honda Civic: Ten-Grand Milestone

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on August 5, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

We're six months into our long-term test with the 2016 Honda Civic and we're on course to meet our target of 20,000 miles by the end of the year.

Over the first half of its stay, the Civic has pretty much fulfilled its promise of trouble-free operation.

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2016 Honda Civic: Simple but Brilliant Features

by Jonathan Elfalan, Senior Road Test Editor on July 28, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Manufacturers are always looking to be innovative with new vehicle features. Sometimes they are huge hits — ventilated seats, for example — and other times, they're a swing and a miss.

Our 2016 Honda Civic is great example of how smart, subtle thinking can be more effective than an over-the-top idea. Below are two simple features I discovered recently that make me love this car even more.

See full article and comment.


2016 Honda Civic: Enjoyable on a Road Trip

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 22, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Over the last seven days, I drove our 2016 Honda Civic about 1,400 miles. This wasn't a straight shot like Dan's recent haul to Oregon in our long-term Honda Pilot. Instead, I drove back and forth from southern to northern California for both work and personal reasons.

Our Civic was a pleasing companion the entire time.

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2016 Honda Civic: Getting Creative With Camera Angles

by Jonathan Elfalan, Senior Road Test Editor on July 20, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I recently wrote a post on the efficacy of our long-term BMW 340i's front bumper cameras. While our 2016 Honda Civic isn't equipped to thwart clown ambushes like the BMW, Honda has certainly made useful advances in its rearview camera technology.

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2016 Honda Civic: Remote Start Helps Cool You Off for the Summer

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 15, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

One of the new features for the redesigned 2016 Honda Civic is remote engine start. Standard on the EX trim level and above, it allows you to start the Civic from outside the vehicle, facilitating pre-heating or cooling. While remote start is a common feature for 2016, not every small sedan offers it, and its near-standard availability on the Civic gives the car a subtle boost in appeal.

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2016 Honda Civic: Turbo and CVT Make for a Surprising Drive

by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor on July 13, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

With its turbocharged four-cylinder and continuously variable transmission (CVT), there's an expectation of a distinct rubber band-y power delivery in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic.

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2016 Honda Civic: 5,000 Miles and Counting

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on June 23, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I really like our 2016 Honda Civic. And I'm fairly certain that most of the other editors in the office have a similar opinion.

In light of this, it seems to me that it has taken longer for the Civic to reach 5,000 miles than it should have. June 11th represents four months and one week of ownership for us. That's just over a third of its scheduled time and yet we're only now at the one-quarter mark in terms of mileage.

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2016 Honda Civic: Cracked Windshield Saga Part 2

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 20, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

When last we left our long-term 2016 Honda Civic, I was waiting on a new windshield to arrive. Brent Romans had a run-in with a rock on the highway and thanks to the Civic's adaptive cruise control (and other forward-camera based systems) the windshield was tough to find.

After deciding that I'd have Safelite do the job (for multiple reasons, including parts availability — see that story here) I set an appointment for the replacement. Unfortunately, things didn't go as easily as I'd hoped.

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2016 Honda Civic: They're Everywhere

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on June 15, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I've been seeing the new 2016 Honda Civic everywhere here in Los Angeles, which makes sense given how well they're selling. It was Honda's best-selling nameplate in the United States in May 2016, moving 35,396 units — that's up 20 percent from last year and therefore the previous model. It also stands in contrast to the Accord, CR-V, Odyssey and Pilot, which all went down from last year.

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2016 Honda Civic: I Like The Rallye Red

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 9, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I've never owned a red car. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I fail the red-green part of the colorblind test. Maybe red cars have always seemed to flashy to me. Maybe it's the busted myth that they cost more to insure. Whatever the case, our long-term 2016 Honda Civic is definitely a car I'd be proud to own, and one I wouldn't mind owning in red.

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2016 Honda Civic: Cracked Windshield Saga

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 7, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

"Hey Travis, here are the keys to the Civic. I cracked the windshield, hope you don't mind. See ya later!" That might not be exactly what Editor Brent Romans said when he and I swapped cars last week, but it's pretty much how I remember it.

Brent was driving our long-term 2016 Honda Civic for a week and on a freeway drive back to Los Angeles, a semi-truck kicked up a rock that caused the chip/crack you see here. The crack was big enough that we couldn't repair the windshield, we'd have to replace it, so I started calling around. Hilarity did not ensue.

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2016 Honda Civic: I, Too, Found an Easter Egg

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on June 3, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

After reading Mark's post about an Easter Egg he found hidden in our long-term 2015 Dodge Viper, I was reminded of something that was hidden away in our 2016 Honda Civic.

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2016 Honda Civic: Highway Cruising With Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Intervention

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on June 1, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

We still haven't taken any multi-day road trips in our 2016 Honda Civic, but I've taken it on a couple five-hour drives recently. Based on those drives, I think the new Civic will be an agreeable companion should one of my coworkers decide to head out of California this summer. In another interesting twist, our Civic Touring has both adaptive cruise control and lane departure intervention, two features that are rare for small sedans and can influence long-distance driving comfort.

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2016 Honda Civic: Hypersensitive Crash Alerts

by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor on May 20, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Let's talk about the crash alerts in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic. Specifically, how sensitive they are.

I would posit that they are too sensitive.

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2016 Honda Civic: Roomy Interior Means I Can Sit Behind Myself

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on April 22, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

At 6-feet 4-inches tall, my height often prevents me from thoroughly enjoying compact cars, coupes and sedans alike. There are a few that fit me just fine, including the Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf/GTI. Others have roofs that are too short or a driver's seat that doesn't lower enough, both of which make my hair brush the headliner. Since I consider this an immediate deal breaker, it means I can never buy a Kia Forte or a ninth-generation Honda Civic (2011-'15).

The new 2016 Honda Civic has a 0.4-inch reduction in headroom from the 2015 model, so when I took it home for a night, what I found was surprising.

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2016 Honda Civic: Feels Expensive

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on March 23, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

There has been plenty of discussion about the cost of our 2016 Honda Civic. With a base price of just over $27,000, it's on the expensive side for a sedan in its class. Is it worth it?

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2016 Honda Civic: Even the Wheels are Best in Class

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on March 14, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

It been awhile since I've looked at a new Honda and actually liked the style of the wheels. Our 2016 Honda Civic bucks that trend in more ways than one. 

The 17-inch wheels that come on the Civic Touring look sharp. At first glance, you might call them a five-spoke design, but a closer look reveals that there's quite a bit more going here. Whatever you want to call them, they're slick for a sedan in this price range.

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2016 Honda Civic: Not Much Of A Break-in Procedure

by Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor on February 22, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

With the 2016 Honda Civic recently arriving to our long-term garage, I was curious what the break-in procedure looked like. Most car buyers get to experience the glory of a break-in a few times in their life, and the process (and its complexities) can be an important part of establishing a relationship between car and owner.

I pulled the Civic owner's manual from Honda's website and searched for "break-in." Nothing came up, even after trying different variations. So I started reading.

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2016 Honda Civic: This Can't Be a Civic - It's Too Nice

by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on February 19, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Smooth ride over city potholes? Check. Nice leather interior with all sorts of pretty surfaces? Yup. A big back seat, quick steering and high-class looks? Affirmative. This can't be a Honda Civic. It's too nice.

At least a dozen of my buddies drove Hondas in high school (many of them Civics) and none of them were even remotely as nice as our newest long-termer, the 2016 Honda Civic

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2016 Honda Civic: Introduction

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on February 18, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

When Honda redesigned the Civic in 2012, it felt half finished. It was still a strong, solid entry-level sedan and coupe, but it was no longer the clear-cut choice in the segment. Honda quickly updated the Civic and sales improved, yet it never had the cohesive feel of the many Civics before it.

The 2016 Honda Civic, now in its 10th generation, is a significant improvement over not only the previous Civic, but almost everything else in the segment. We came away impressed during our recent road test and gave the Civic an "A" rating. It recently walked away with the North American Car of the Year trophy, so we know we're not alone in our praise.

The new Civic draws influence from other recent Honda successes with a well-appointed and cleverly designed interior and a handsome, sporty exterior. There's also a unique new turbocharged engine that promises strong performance, along with the efficiency we expect in a Civic. Twelve months in our long-term fleet will go a long way toward determining how far this Civic has come, so we didn't hesitate to go out and buy for ourselves to get started.

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2016 Honda Civic Long-Term Road Test

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Read the latest performance updates in our long-term road test of the 2016 Honda Civic as our editors live with this car for a year.

2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for February 2017

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
No, this time it really is the end of the line for our 2016 Honda Civic. We said this last month, too, and meant it, but the Civic picked up some extra miles in February anyhow. Not just a few miles, either, but almost 1,850 of them. We've since listed the Civic for sale, so now the sun has truly set on our test.

We didn't venture out much with the Civic in February — just a lot of around-town driving and commuting. We had some heavy rains in February, which gave us a chance to see how the Civic handled wet roads. We also spared some time to reflect on where the current Civic fits in the timeline of this iconic Honda nameplate.

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2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for January 2017

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
It's the end of the line for our long-term 2016 Honda Civic. It's been a full year and we just passed the 20,000-mile milestone. Josh's Central Coast adventures overlapped with the beginning of January, but the Civic spent most of its time this month in the Central Valley with Brent, who's the sole member of what we like to call our Fresno office.

Dan Edmunds chimed in with some maintenance-related updates on the power surge issue, the rain-sensing wipers and an unexpected issue with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Otherwise, our Civic cruised over the finish line trouble-free.

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2016 Honda Civic: Dithering Throttle Software Fix

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on January 24, 2017

2016 Honda Civic

You may have already read about the subtle yet annoyingly persistent surge I experienced while cruising on flat highways during my Thanksgiving trip to Oregon. The car has been in high demand since my return, so I've never found time to have it looked over.

Until today.

I had always suspected this was down to a minor software glitch, and that indeed proved to be the case. An alert reader wrote in to tell us about an official Honda service bulletin #16-028, and a brief internet search turned up the details and a familiar-sounding and remarkably descriptive title: "2016 Civic 1.5L Turbo Surges at Highway Speeds (45-70 mph)."

Yes, it does. Ours, at least.

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2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Update for December 2016

by Josh Sadlier

2016 Honda Civic

Where Did We Drive It?
Our long-term 2016 Honda Civic's departure from the fleet is fast approaching, and we're doing our best to hit the usual 20,000-mile target despite a few out-of-service weeks due to damage repair. As I write this from a coffee shop in rainy Mill Valley, California, we've got about a month left with the Civic and roughly 18,500 miles on the odometer. I still have to drive the thing back to Los Angeles, so there's a decent chance that we'll reach the magic number with the rest of my trip plus a handful of commutes.

How's it been? On the whole, we're all impressed by how far Honda's come with this car after the previous-generation Civic's forgettable run. It's a top contender in the class, and we haven't said that with conviction about a Civic in quite a while. We've also recorded some hiccups with various technology features, however, so the report card isn't perfect. More on that below.

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2016 Honda Civic: The Dithering Throttle

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on December 28, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I just returned from a 2,000-mile journey to Oregon in our 2016 Honda Civic. It was an illuminating trip, but I didn't come away as enthusiastic about the Civic as I had been going in.

One of its more surprising and annoying traits became apparent during four long days behind the wheel.

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2016 Honda Civic: Even More Fun to Drive Next Year

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on August 1, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The Honda Civic has long enjoyed a reputation for being respectably sporty, at least as far as regular small sedans are concerned. This fully redesigned 2016 Honda Civic keeps the tradition going. In fact, you might say it kicks it up a notch. Armed with the available 174-horsepower turbocharged engine, our long-term Civic Touring can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, quicker than any other standard-level (i.e., non-performance-tuned) small sedan we've tested in recent years. And when the road bends, the new Civic can go around turns with a relatively high level of precision and stability.

Sounds good, right? Well, next year promises to be even more interesting if you're the type of small-car shopper who really likes to drive.

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2016 Honda Civic: Enjoyable on a Road Trip

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on July 22, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Over the last seven days, I drove our 2016 Honda Civic about 1,400 miles. This wasn't a straight shot like Dan's recent haul to Oregon in our long-term Honda Pilot. Instead, I drove back and forth from southern to northern California for both work and personal reasons.

Our Civic was a pleasing companion the entire time.

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2016 Honda Civic: Turbo and CVT Make for a Surprising Drive

by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor on July 13, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

With its turbocharged four-cylinder and continuously variable transmission (CVT), there's an expectation of a distinct rubber band-y power delivery in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic.

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2016 Honda Civic: 6 Things I Learned After 1,100 Miles

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 30, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

After driving our long-term 2016 Honda Civic 1,100 miles over a long weekend, I've got a few distinct impressions. As Dan Edmunds noted, the car deserved a good road trip, and a lazy cruise up and down California was perfect for that.

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2016 Honda Civic: Highway Cruising With Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Intervention

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on June 1, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

We still haven't taken any multi-day road trips in our 2016 Honda Civic, but I've taken it on a couple five-hour drives recently. Based on those drives, I think the new Civic will be an agreeable companion should one of my coworkers decide to head out of California this summer. In another interesting twist, our Civic Touring has both adaptive cruise control and lane departure intervention, two features that are rare for small sedans and can influence long-distance driving comfort.

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2016 Honda Civic: 8 Ways This is a Staggeringly Good, Class-Leading Car

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on May 30, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The 2016 Honda Civic is staggeringly good. Perhaps our loaded Touring trim and the accompanying turbocharged engine represents its best foot forward, but nevertheless, to me, the new Civic exists on a pedestal high above all others in the segment not named Mazda 3.

In fact, when driving the Civic the other day I found myself comparing it to our departed Mercedes-Benz CLA250. Similar size, also turbocharged ... and you know what? I'd take the Honda Civic. Happily. Instead of a Mercedes-Benz. Sure, the CLA is a bit crummy, but really, it says more about how fantastic the 2016 Civic is.

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2016 Honda Civic: You Can Have Fun With It Around Turns

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on May 10, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

The best Honda Civics through the years have always had a reputation for being entertaining to drive despite the car's transportation-for-the-masses mission. Pleasingly, this reputation holds true for the redesigned 2016 Honda Civic.

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2016 Honda Civic: Si Performance, HF Fuel Economy, and Van Halen Approved

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on May 3, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Back in March, Ed Hellwig wrote that the engine in our 2016 Honda Civic "feels great." Here's another example of what it's like to drive.

Yesterday, I was piloting our Civic and needed to pull out from a city side street onto a major thoroughfare. Looking to my left, I could see some approaching traffic, with the nearest car in the far-left lane. There was a suitable gap for the closer lanes, though, so I entered the thoroughfare and hit the gas. The Civic's 174-horsepower, 1.5-liter turbocharged engine quickly spun up towards redline.

Driving a typical small sedan, I would have largely expected that nearest car to sail past in my peripheral vision and get ahead of me. But it didn't happen with the Civic. In fact, the other car only pulled about even with me before we were of equal speed. The other car? A gray eighth-generation (2006-'11) Civic Si coupe. Two young guys were in it, and the both looked over at me. Based on their expressions, I'd like to think they were at least a little impressed by our new Civic's vitality. 

Got boost? Sure enough, Civic fans.

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2016 Honda Civic: A CVT I Can Recommend

by Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor on April 27, 2016

 2016 Honda Civic

A whole lot of vehicles these days employ fuel-efficient continuously variable transmissions (CVTs), and that's generally bad news for the driving experience. Many CVT-equipped cars are only too happy to peg the tachometer needle near redline during acceleration, making the engine sound like a distressed vacuum cleaner until you ease off.

But I've finally found a CVT-based powertrain that I enjoy interacting with, and it's right here in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic.

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2016 Honda Civic: Performance Tested - A Deep Dive Into the Numbers

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on March 16, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

This isn't the first time we've tested a 2016 Honda Civic, but this is the first test for our Rallye Red long-term car. Honda, a company known for its high-revving, naturally-aspirated engines, fitted a turbocharger to the new Civic's 1.5-liter four cylinder engine.

This is a significant step for a company that has only sold one other turbocharged car in the U.S. We're interested to see how the Civic performs during its 12-month stay, but first we need to see how it performs at the track.

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2016 Honda Civic: Engine Looks Awful, Feels Great

by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on March 7, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

This is the optional turbocharged engine in our 2016 Honda Civic. As you can see, the engineers who designed and built it didn't think twice about how it would look. And that's ok, because it feels great from the driver's seat. 

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2016 Honda Civic: Introduction

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on February 18, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

When Honda redesigned the Civic in 2012, it felt half finished. It was still a strong, solid entry-level sedan and coupe, but it was no longer the clear-cut choice in the segment. Honda quickly updated the Civic and sales improved, yet it never had the cohesive feel of the many Civics before it.

The 2016 Honda Civic, now in its 10th generation, is a significant improvement over not only the previous Civic, but almost everything else in the segment. We came away impressed during our recent road test and gave the Civic an "A" rating. It recently walked away with the North American Car of the Year trophy, so we know we're not alone in our praise.

The new Civic draws influence from other recent Honda successes with a well-appointed and cleverly designed interior and a handsome, sporty exterior. There's also a unique new turbocharged engine that promises strong performance, along with the efficiency we expect in a Civic. Twelve months in our long-term fleet will go a long way toward determining how far this Civic has come, so we didn't hesitate to go out and buy for ourselves to get started.

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2016 Honda Civic Review

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The completely redesigned 2016 Honda Civic gets its groove back thanks to available turbocharged power, fresh styling and a spacious, technology-rich interior. The 2016 Civic comes with upgraded technology, including new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The 2016 Honda Civic faces stiff competition, but it's hard to think of a better compact economy sedan and coupe.

The outgoing Honda Civic (2011-'15) generation garnered some very un-Honda-like controversy during its run, with lackluster early reviews leading to a virtually unprecedented second-year overhaul. Although that emergency surgery made the Civic more competitive, it failed to restore the car's class-leading status. With rivals improving by leaps and bounds, the Civic just wasn't a no-brainer pick like it used to be.

The 2016 Civic has new styling. Slimmer headlights and more pronounced fenders are two key changes.

For longtime Honda buyers, the fully redesigned, profoundly improved 2016 Honda Civic should come as a relief. From the Civic's edgy yet upscale looks to its mature cabin (no more two-tiered dash!) with nifty touchscreen-based tech, it's clear that Honda's innovative spirit has been revived. There's innovation under the hood, too, in the form of a new turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. A first for the Civic, this turbo mill, which is offered on the higher trim levels only, produces a strong 174 horsepower and yet earns an estimated 42 mpg highway. Less expensive Civics receive a new engine as well, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that's more powerful (158 hp) and fuel-efficient than the 1.8-liter it replaces.

Like the best Civics of yore, the new one feels sporty and fun when you're driving it on winding back roads. Unlike its predecessors, however, it's fairly quiet inside at speed, and its ride is more compliant than ever. We generally take boasts like Honda's "best-in-class interior volume" with a grain of salt, but in the new Civic's case, it translates into so much rear passenger space that families might question the need for an Accord. The interior design and materials are laudable, too, approaching Acura-grade refinement in the top Touring trim.

As noted, there are a lot of great choices for compact sedans or coupes these days. The Mazda 3 continues to distinguish itself with strong fuel economy, a sleek cabin and sporty handling, though its cramped backseat puts it at a disadvantage. The nimble and well-equipped Ford Focus may not be the freshest face, but this year's model should rival the Civic for the latest in-car technology. For a less expensive but still well-rounded sedan or coupe, we certainly recommend trying the Kia Forte. Last but hardly least is the redesigned Chevrolet Cruze, which comes gunning for the Civic with styling that Honda may find distinctly flattering.

To be sure, it's going to be tough to choose this year. But if you've been waiting for the Honda Civic to get its groove back, consider your patience rewarded.

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