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Starting at
$26,125
EPA - est City/Hwy
31/41
Engine
1.5L inline4
Seats
5
Power
174 hp




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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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By Simon Lai

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

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By Renee

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

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


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2016 Honda Civic JD Power

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  • About average

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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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The Auto Wipers Seem To Start Wiping Really Quickly - Even Without Rain 19-Sep-2017
Grinding Sound Near Engine..my 10 Gen Civic 1.5 Turbo.. 19-Sep-2017
I Can't Find The External Hood Latch To Open The Hood. 19-Sep-2017
I Own A 2016 Civic EX. I Have Noticed A Acceleration Hesitation Followed By A "clicking" Sound. Seems To Be Coming From The Transmission. Any Ideas To What It Can Be Issue. I Have Taken My Car To The Dealership And I'm Told Its Normal. I Strongly Disagree 19-Sep-2017
I Have A 2016 Sports Civic Honda Sedan Bought Brand New In August 2016. I Am Encountering A Problem Where The Car Want Start..all Electrical Components Are Dead..lights Do Not Come On..horn Does Not Blow. I Have A Push Start..no Manual Keys. The Trunk Wi 19-Sep-2017
Why Does The Air Conditioning Stop Blowing Cold Air When I Am Going Slower Speeds (stop And Go Traffic). It Takes No Time At All To Be Roasting In The Car Until The Speed Picks Back Up Again. 19-Sep-2017
Electrical Issues;; 3 Weeks New, Already Blank Screen & No Radio 13-May-2017
I'v Hard The Digital Dashboard Has Failed On Many 2016 Honda Civics, Is This True? 13-May-2017
Incoming Call Volume While Connected To Car Play 14-May-2017
The Computer Is Very Hot And The Electric Parking Break Has A Problem? And Then The Dash Said Anti Lock Break Had A Problem . The Car Will Not Start 15-May-2017
No Sound On Radio 15-May-2017
White Túbe Cómmíñg Off Brake Pedal 15-May-2017
The Radio Option On The Browser Screen Does Not Work, I Stand On Top Of It But It Does Not Give A Choice 16-May-2017
Problems With Turbo Notors 16-May-2017
Display Acting Strange , Won't Connect To Bluetooth,or Android Auto 16-May-2017
Engine Issues 16-May-2017
IS THEIR ANY PROBLEMS WITH TURBO ENGINE 18-May-2017
Where Is The Anti-theft Button? 20-May-2017
Windshield 21-May-2017
Engine Knocking 23-May-2017






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