2016 Honda Civic

MSRP $18,640 - $26,500

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2016 Honda Civic Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: January 13, 2022

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For years now, the Honda Civic has been one of the most popular vehicles among millions of people. It has been the top choice for its reliable, frugal, and worry-free ownership experience. Though some might complain that that essence was lost during the ninth generation, it's back again in the Civic’s tenth generation now. Offering a highly practical and completely redesigned style, the 2016 Civic will surely be loved by many. It still is one of the most popular cars for daily driving. 

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Pros

Upscale interior

Excellent fuel economy

Impressive ride quality and comfort

Attractive styling

Cons

The base engine is not exciting

Engines can get noisy

The touchscreen is slow to respond 

What's New?

Completely Redesigned for 2016 model year


2016 Honda Civic Consumer Reviews and Ratings

6.8

based on 5 ratings


6.6/10Features
6.6/10Interiors
7.2/10Design
6.8/10Safety
6.2/10Reliability
7.2/10Deal Value

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Ethan

2016 Honda Civic

EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

5

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 13, 2022

A Discontented Purchase!

Pros - Good Gas Mileage--Active Handling--Cabin Storage Boxes

Cons - Unhealthy coolant system--Ineffective A/C vents--Inadequate manufacturing

Unreliable build quality This car packs value for the money but its A/C and coolant system started upsetting too early. Within just 45K driven, its check coolant light came ON in the instrument cluster, and the A/C vents too much time to get the cabins cooled. When I reached the dealership for assistance, the servicemen found multiple malfunctions in the coolant valves and deterioration in the compressor unit. I've paid around $2.4K for repairing it but still, the cooling effect isn't adequate up to the level. The process concluded quickly than expected since the salesmen were highly cooperative. They explained everything about the purchase and made us feel comfortable each time we visited the d...

6/10
Features
5/10
Interior
6/10
Design
5/10
Safety
4/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Nicola

2016 Honda Civic

EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

5

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 12, 2022

A Discontented Purchase!

Pros - Good Gas Mileage--Active Handling--Cabin Storage Boxes

Cons - Unhealthy coolant system--Ineffective A/C vents--Inadequate manufacturing

Unreliable build quality This car packs value for the money but its A/C and coolant system started upsetting too early. Within just 45K driven, its check coolant light came ON in the instrument cluster, and the A/C vents too much time to get the cabins cooled. When I reached the dealership for assistance, the servicemen found multiple malfunctions in the coolant valves and deterioration in the compressor unit. I've paid around $2.4K for repairing it but still, the cooling effect isn't adequate up to the level. The process concluded quickly than expected since the salesmen were highly cooperative. They explained everything about the purchase and made us feel comfortable each time we visited the d...

6/10
Features
5/10
Interior
6/10
Design
5/10
Safety
4/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Richard Paterson

2016 Honda Civic

EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 5, 2022

practical and economical sedan with daring looks

Pros - Striking exterior shape, excellent fuel economy, roomy and comfortable cabin with plenty of cargo space, smooth ride and crisp handling.

Cons - Confusing touch interface responds slowly to inputs and the CVT lacks direct shift control.

compact sedan with pleasant handling and excellent safety scores. I work at TIBCO Kentucky which is 10 miles from my place. I wanted a sedan for my daily commute. I was surfing online and came across Civic. When I first saw the pictures online of Civic, my first word was “Holy Sh*t” I really loved the exterior design offered by the vehicle.It combines bold styling, turbocharged power, and a large, technologically advanced cabin. The steering reaction is quick, and there is significantly reduced body roll, as well as a sportier suspension for crisper handling. When combined with the CVT, the 1.5-liter engine seems slow, but it's enough for everyday driving.Furthermore, the Civic's ride is really pleasa...

8/10
Features
6/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$18640

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

138 lb.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

transmission

6 speed manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

182.3 in.

width

70.8 in.

height

55.7 in.

curb weight

2742 lbs.

ground clearance

6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

97.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

15.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

27/31/40 mpg

highway range

449.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

LX$18,640 onwards

  • 16-inch steel Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Automatic Front air conditioning
  • Cloth Seat trim

EX$21,040 onwards

  • 16-inch silver aluminum Wheels

EX-T$22,200 onwards

  • 17-inch silver painted aluminum wheels
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Front Fog/driving lights

EX-L$23,700 onwards

  • 17-inch machined aluminum Wheels

Touring$26,500 onwards

  • Navigation system
  • Rain Sensing Windshield wipers

Colors and Styles

2016 Honda Civic in Alloy Silver Metallic color
Alloy Silver Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.0

Features

6.5

Engine and Performance

8.6

Fuel Economy

9.9

Interior

7.6

Exterior

7.5

Safety

9.0

Competition

7.0

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.1

Overall Rating


The 2016 model year sees a complete overhaul for the Honda Civic in an urgency to bring it on par with its peers who had gained solid ground with the previous generation not being on par with the segment standards. The Civic will start at an MSRP of $18,640 and will compete against popular rivals such as Hyundai Elantra, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, and Nissan Sentra. Along with the new turbocharged engine under its hood, it gets plenty of modern amenities both on the inside and outside, let us have a closer look at it to see how well it stands in the very competitive compact sedan segment. 


6.5/10
Features

8.6/10
Engine and Performance

9.9/10
Fuel Economy

7.6/10
Interior

7.5/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2016 Honda Civic Features

6.5/10

Like most other affordable sedans, the Civic also comes with a large number of trims. IT offers five total trims – LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, and Touring. The LX is the only one with both a manual and CVT on offer. All the other trims are offered only in CVT. Also, all the trims only come with FWD. The LX, EX, EX, EX-T sedans can be had optionally with Honda Sensing, a suite of safety features. The EX-L trim can also be coupled with Navigation while the Touring trim features all of this as standard.

Trim

LX

EX

EX-T

EX-L

Touring

MSRP (CVT)

$19,440

$21,040

$22,200

$23,700

$26,500 

MSRP (Manual)

$18,640

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Key Features

16” steel wheels

Adds/upgrades to the features of the LX

Adds/upgrades the features of the EX

Adds/upgrades to the features of the EX-T

Adds/upgrades to the features of the EX-L

 

Backup camera

16” alloy wheels

Turbocharged engine

Leather upholstery

17” unique wheels

 

LED DRLs

Heated side mirrors

17” alloy wheels

8-way power-adjustable heated driver’s seat

LED headlights

 

Keyless entry

7” touchscreen 

Heated front seats

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

4-way power-adjustable passenger’ seat

 

6-way driver’s manually adjustable seats and 4-way passenger seat 

Remote trunk release

HD Radio

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Integrated navigation system

 

Cruise control

HondaLink Next Generation

Rear decklid spoiler

 

10-speaker audio system

 

Manual air conditioning 

Automatic air conditioning

Fog lights

 

Adaptive cruise control

 

4-speaker sound system

Dual-zone A/C

Satellite radio

 

Lane departure warning

 

5” infotainment touchscreen

Honda LaneWatch right-side camera

   

Forward collision warning with AEB

As optional packages, all the trims, except the Touring can be equipped with the Honda Sensing package, which includes forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, Honda LaneWatch, etc. You can also equip each trim, except the Touring, with the optional navigation package. Finally, there are numerous All-Season packages for extra protection.

We Recommend

We would recommend going for the EX-L trim. It will not bore you as it offers a turbocharged engine and also has the right amount of creature comforts. We would also recommend bagging the Honda Sensing suite, as it will vastly improve on-road safety and driver assistance. 

2016 Honda Civic Engine and Performance

8.6/10

There are two primary engines on offer in the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan. The first is a 2.0-liter inline-4 cylinder that produces 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. This base engine is found on the LX and EX trims only. The LX comes standard with a 6-speed manual with the CVT being optional, while the EX trim is available with CVT only. The next engine is the 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 that has more grunt, generating 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. The only transmission available is the CVT. All the trims come with Front Wheel Drive only. 

The base engine is slow to accelerate, only achieving 60 MPH from a standstill at a yawny 8.2 seconds, and reaches the quarter-mile in a long 16.4 seconds. However, the turbocharged powerplant is significantly quicker, boosting to 60 MPH in just 6.6 seconds and racing past the quarter-mile in 15.1 seconds. The top speed is capped at 130 MPH, which is more than you would ever need.

The handling is pretty sharp on this sedan. Steering is direct and precise and you can swerve it around corners with relative ease and minimal body roll. Also, the ride quality is exceptionally well-maintained. However, the base engine is pretty sluggish, the real fun begins with the turbocharged power plant. The CVT also performs excellently, with pretty quick and seamless shifts, which is usually not the case with CVTs.

Model

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

2016 Mazda 3 Sedan

2016 Toyota Corolla Sedan

2016 Nissan Sentra Sedan

MSRP

$18,640

$18,545

$17,300

$17,645

Engine

2.0L, Naturally Aspirated inline-4

2.0L, Naturally Aspirated inline-4 

1.8L, Naturally Aspirated inline-4

1.8L, Naturally Aspirated inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual 

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Power

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

155 hp @ 6000 rpm

132 hp @ 6000 rpm

130 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

138 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm

150 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

128 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

128 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

8.2

7.5

8.5

8.3

Quarter mile (sec)

16.4

15.8

16.7

16.3

Top Speed (MPH)

130

155

120

115 

Power delivery is the best in the Civic and the Mazda 3, both offering more than 150 horses even with the base trims. The Corolla and the Sentra sit towards the bottom in this regard and hence have slower acceleration timings as well. However, the Mazda 3 is the quickest by a pretty decent margin. It also has the highest top speed. All the sedans do come with an optional automatic transmission.

2016 Honda Civic Fuel Economy

9.9/10

Fuel economy is one of the strongest links in the Civic’s repertoire. The base engine, paired with the manual transmission, returns a very impressive 27 MPG for the city, 40 MPG for the highway, and 31 MPG combined. The same engine paired with CVT is extremely frugal, returning a staggering 31 MPG for the city, 41 for the highway, and 35 MPG combined. 

The turbocharged engine also returns the same exact figures but bumps the highway MPG to 42 MPG. The fuel tank capacity is at 12.4-gallons, which allows the LX Manual to offer 350 miles of combined driving. The CVT with the base engine will extend it to over 400 miles while the turbo-4 engine bumps the highway range to 520 miles in the same regard.

Model

2016 Honda Civic Sedan 

2016 Mazda 3 Sedan

2016 Toyota Corolla Sedan

2016 Nissan Sentra Sedan

MPG (City)

27

29

28

27

MPG (Highway)

40

41

37

36

MPG (Combined) 

31

33

31

30

Fuel Capacity (gal)

12.4

13.2

13.2

13.2

Range (City / Highway / Combined) (miles)

334 / 496 / 384

382 / 541 / 435

369 / 488 / 409

356 / 475 / 396

All of these compact sedans are extremely frugal, as you would expect from this class. However, the Mazda 3 has the highest fuel economy with the manual transmission and also employs a pretty large gas tank. The Civic’s smaller tank size ultimately hurts its total range. The Toyota Corolla too has a similar fuel economy as that of the Civic, but has a fuel tank capacity identical to that of the Mazda and Nissan Sentra. 

2016 Honda Civic Interior

7.6/10

The Civic’s new interior is sure to catch people’s attention. With a new redesigned dashboard, that definitely looks better than the old one, Honda makes a step in the right direction. Lower-end trims get cloth upholstery and manual air conditioning, but the higher-end trims are greeted with leather and dual-zone automatic air conditioning. The higher trims also enjoy chrome interior trim while the dashboard looks pretty sleek and stylish and the layout is pretty ergonomic too. 

The lower-end trims offer a 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat that can recline with manual height adjustment. The passenger’s seat is 4-way manually adjustable. Seats are covered in cloth trim. The EX-T adds heated seats, while the EX-L introduces a heated 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The Touring trim introduces a 4-way power passenger’s seat. A heated leather steering wheel is also introduced. The seats are comfortable and spacing is also excellent in the front row with no compromises at the rear as well. 

The standard cargo storage is 15.1 cubic feet, but the Touring gets 14.7 cubes due to its premium sound system. With the rear seats down in a 60/40-split, space is further expanded. In-cabin storage solutions are also excellent with a very deep center console storage and various other cubby holes and storage pockets on offer to provide enough storage to carry everything for a family weekend getaway.

Model

2016 Honda Civic Sedan 

2016 Mazda 3 Sedan

2016 Toyota Corolla Sedan

2016 Nissan Sentra Sedan

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

39.3 / 57.0 / 42.3

38.6 / 57.2 / 42.2

38.3 / 54.8 / 42.3

39.4 / 54.7 / 42.5

Rear Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

37.1 / 55.0 / 37.4

37.6 / 54.4 / 35.8

37.1 / 54.8 / 41.4

36.7 / 53.9 / 37.4

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

15.1

12.4

13.0

15.1

The interior of the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan is pretty spacious, but it is the Toyota Corolla that has the most spacious rear row that rivals the midsize sedans. The Mazda 3 comes with the most cramped rear seat and also has the smallest trunk on offer. Cargo capacity is led in the list by the Nissan Sentra and the Civic, while the Corolla’s cargo capacity is marginally larger than the Mazda 3 sedan. 

Some interior features include:

  • 8-way power-adjustable heated driver’s seat and 4-way power heated passenger seat
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Heated Fold Forward Rear Seat
  • Tilt/Telescoping Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Leather upholstery and Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Metal-look interior accents

How intuitive is the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan’s infotainment unit?

The base LX trim comes with a 5” infotainment touchscreen integrated at the center of the dashboard. The EX trim and higher feature a 7” infotainment system. The system is not the most intuitive as it can confuse many. It’s also rather slow to inputs and not the most responsive. The graphics too aren’t the greatest but nothing worth complaining about in this regard. 

The EX trim and higher add significant additional features over the lower trims, such as HondaLink, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Pandora compatibility, and an 8-speaker sound system. The EX-T adds SiriusXM radio and HD radio. The Touring trim features HondaLink Real-Time Traffic Display and premium 9-speaker sound system, with a 450W regular amplifier and subwoofer.

Highlights of the infotainment system:

  • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation
  • HondaLink Real-Time Traffic Display
  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink wireless mobile phone interface
  • 9-speaker sound system
  • HD Radio and SiriusXM radio

2016 Honda Civic Exterior

7.5/10

The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan is now one of the best-looking sedans you can buy at this price. It looks sleek, stylish, and more handsome than ever. It will surely attract more people than the previous generation. Being one handsome sedan, the front fascia sports two stylish, slanted headlights that inspire a little aggression. The grille is minimal and has a horizontal bar across it. The side profile is also beautiful, with a coupe-like sloping roofline that adds to the style and modernity.

The rear end is probably the most outlandish part of the entire exterior, with a seductive rear “C”-shaped tail light design that is sure to impress anybody. Overall, the new design is extremely welcoming. The base trim offers 16” wheels, but they change as you go up, with the Touring offering 17” alloy wheels. The Touring also features fully automatic LED daytime running lights that add to the modernity of the car.

Model

2016 Honda Civic Sedan 

2016 Mazda 3 Sedan

2016 Toyota Corolla Sedan

2016 Nissan Sentra Sedan

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,742

2,869

2,800

2,848

Length (in)

182.3

180.3

182.6

182.1

Width (in)

70.8

70.7

69.6

69.3

Height (in)

55.7

57.3

57.3

58.9

Ground Clearance (in)

5.0

6.1

5.5

6.4

Wheelbase (in)

106.3

106.3

106.3

106.3

In terms of exterior dimensions, there are hardly any major differences between the cars in this comparison as even the wheelbase is the same on all the sedans. The Nissan Sentra and Mazda 3 are the heaviest of the lot while the Civic is the lightest of them all. To offer a more sporty stance, the Honda Civic compromises on the ground clearance and has the lowest ride height, while the Nissan offers the highest ground clearance. 

Some exterior features include:

  • Automatic LED Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Quasi-dual Stainless-steel Exhaust
  • Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Chrome Grille Bar, Door Handles and Side Windows Trim
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • 17-inch machined alloy wheels w/Painted Accents Accents

2016 Honda Civic Safety

9.0/10

The Civic is an extremely safe sedan. It has been awarded 5-stars overall in NHTSA safety tests. Also, IIHS has rated it “Good” in all the categories and declared it one of the safest cars by rewarding it with the “Top Safety Pick+” accolade for 2016 model year. You can equip all the trims with the Honda Sensing safety package, which will add a lot of safety features, while the Touring trim enjoys it as standard. Some of the most prominent safety features on offer include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • HondaLink Assist Emergency SOS
  • Honda LaneWatch right-side camera
  • Back-up camera
  • Dual-stage airbags

2016 Honda Civic Final Verdict

Honda is back with a bang with their tenth-generation Civic. All of the complaints that you might have had with the previous generation are hopefully now eliminated. The Civic is an extremely popular and excellent choice for anyone looking for a cheap sedan. It is highly practical, extremely reliable, quick, handles well, and also has a mind-blowing fuel economy. With a gorgeous interior and outstanding exterior, there is nothing pulling the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan down.

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