REVIEW: 2016 Civic LX Sedan



The Civic has become the gold standard of affordable sedans, and it’s not hard to see why. The all-new 2016 model blew away even past years’ iterations, with updated styling, an exemplary safety report, and more standard features than ever before.

Why else do drivers in Brockton love this new classic? Read our review of the 2016 Civic LX Sedan to find out:

Safety
There’s no beating the Civic when it comes to safety, as Honda builds its cars with passengers in mind, implementing the latest and greatest in active and passive safety features.
The 2016 Civic received the title of Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, earning best possible scores in tests for moderate and small overlap front, side impact, rear crash, and roof strength. As if that weren't enough, the sedan also earned a perfect 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, scoring at the top of its class in frontal crash, side impact, and rollover.

Styling
Honda appears to have borrowed some styling tips from its Acura brand, because, at first glance, you might mistake the Civic for a luxury ride. It has sweeping, clean lines for a sleek look, softening the athletic build of this lower, wider sedan. The long, elegant roofline does much for aerodynamics, but also allows for a larger trunk, so you get even more cargo space.

Standard Features

The Civic LX comes with myriad standard features, including rearview camera, LED daytime running lights, hill-start assist, electronic parking brake, electronic trunk release, capless fuel tank, Bluetooth connectivity, speed-sensitive volume control, automatic climate control, power windows, and cruise control.

Optional Features
The 2016 model introduced a number of never-before-seen features from Honda. Optional features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, rain-sensing windshield wipers, one-touch power moonroof, 10-speaker audio system, and LED headlights. You can also add the Honda Sensing suite of safety technologies, which includes adaptive cruise control, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, and lane departure warning. Additionally, you can opt for Honda’s LaneWatch blind spot camera, which gives you a full view of the road around you. 

Engine
The Civic LX has an engine more powerful than its base-model status would suggest. It’s equipped with a 2-liter inline-4 engine with either 6-speed manual transmission or continuously variable automatic transmission for the smoothest ride possible. This powertrain has 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque, which is plenty powerful for this small car.

The Honda sedan also shines in the fuel economy department. The manual transmission gets up to 40 MPG highway, while the automatic gets up to 41 MPG.

Pricing
Starting at $19,475
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