2016 Honda Civic Release Date, Price, Interior, Specs – The new 2016 Honda Civic is out and provides for us the overall graphics and appearance that we have expected from this car but not the fuel economy which was actually completely dropped out. This is going to be the fifth consecutive year this car manages to show itself on the American market and an overall tenth-generation vehicle. Being one of the most popular Japanese cars in the US we expect it to continue to make great sales and continue its popularity.

2016 Honda Civic
2016 Honda Civic

A couple of design years ago Honda started leaving the compact car look behind and it is going to be continued here as well. The vehicle is going to slowly continue with the adoption of some new style looks which make it a meaner and an overall better choice. But something is going to suffer here and it may be the use of some cheaper additions inside the car.

The car is going to abolish all use of economy car details and counties with a great design for the upcoming year and also an updated version of the engine under the hood. This will not affect the price range so much and it will still keep it somewhere around the level that it had before. The pictures given here provide you with the insight about the appearance of the car while the specs and other information can be read in the review.

2016 Honda Civic exterior

Honda has had its problems with styling and the design of the exterior of some of its past vehicle, but the exterior of the 2016 Honda Civic is far from that premise. Some models in the past were not that stylistically designed and were fails in the eyes of many. It appears that they have slowly started to realize the importance with a great design and are shaping the newer vehicles in a different image. This goes for the new 2016 Honda Civic design which has been upgraded and is much more handsome than before. The redesign of the car starts with a new body structure design and holds a much more sleeker and elegant shape. This is one of the directions Honda is trying to take its Civic vehicle and manages to steer it to success with a great design feature that will bring it some much needed popularity.

2016 Honda Civic front
2016 Honda Civic front

The sleeker and more appealing design is made through the addition of some chrome added to the front part, particularly around the grille and the headlamps. It actually knits them together and accounts for a much upscale look like that. All over the car you can notice new slits and creases and even some new texture colors. For this year you can choose among the black, metallic or the body colors style for updating your car. The new style actually makes the car look more formal and it manages to achieve that with the simpler deep-set grille on the front, The sides have some steeply surfaced sills which account for the big wheels the car has received. The rear end does a great job in masking the fact that the Civic is a sedan and leads you to believe it being a hatchback.

2016 Honda Civic back
2016 Honda Civic back

Interior

On the interior of the 2016 Honda Civic car, the designers manage to resolve some miscues that were done with the past models. This is yet another realization of a bad design from the past that leads to it being fixed now. They manage to tame the inside of the car by including some different sheetmetal and different styling cues. The car adopts a more horizontal theme now as the swelled proportions seen in the BMW design did not boast well for the Civic. The dash is thicker at the driver’s side and gets narrower as you move down and it combines with a metallic trim to make it seem much more elegant like that. The old dash was mostly out-dated and thus this cool new look makes the inside work much better than before. It also clears some of the clutter that was made with the previous designs and this one gets a five-inch base color screen to decrease the function parts inside the car while a larger seven-inch touchscreen is used for the higher trims.

2016 Honda Civic interior
2016 Honda Civic interior

The base models get a set of real dials right in front of the drivers while the Touring trim adopts a LCD screen instead of the dials and also adds the 270-degree tachometer arc framing a digital speedometer. The Civic’s digital display actually displays real digits and it is interesting to know that other manufactures are using the uperwide TFT panels in order to copy and mimic the dials that they have actually ripped off in the first place.

Engine

The powertrain of the 2016 Honda Civic actually has two engine options which actually splits its personality based on the performance of the provided engines. The standard engine choice is a 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four that provides steady driving and some mediocre acceleration rates. It combines with a six-speed manual transmission or optionally with a continuously variable transmission, carried over from the last-gen Civic. It also manages to come with a 31-mpg combined EPA rating.

If you want a bit more excitement when driving and feel that you can get a lot more with the second engine option, you will be completely right about the choice of the 1.5-liter turbocharged four engine option. This option gives you an output of 174 horsepower and gives you a more energetic ride than the base one. Although a CVT system is used, it does bit provide the best shifting ability like an automatic gearbox would. But it manages to come up with some decent performance like this and we hope that it gets to be updated for the next version of the car.

Price and release date

The base MSRP price of the newest 2016 Honda Civic is still an affordable one and keeps to its low cost quality of the vehicle. It is available for 18,640 dollars for the base version, while the higher trims like the EX come for 21,040 dollars or the EX-L for 24,700 dollars. The release date is scheduled for November this year.