Features: Even the entry-level LX trim comes equipped with a 5-inch LCD display screen, a multi-angle rearview camera, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (phone and audio), and LED daytime running lights. Upgrades like leather upholstery, a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen, HondaLink telematics, and heated front seating give the Civic an edge over its competitors.
Safety: The Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, three-point seat belts, and package of airbags all work to help keep passengers safe in case of an accident, and the available Honda Sensing safety features help alert the driver to potential accidents before they happen with features like Lane Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Power: The Civic has two engine options, a 158-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder with 138 lb-ft of torque and your choice of 6-speed manual or continuously variable transmission, and a 174-hp 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 162 lb-ft of torque. The turbo engine is paired with a CVT as standard.
Fuel Economy: Honda’s Civic remains one of the most efficient small cars, with 2016 Civic LX CVT sedans earning an EPA-estimated 41 highway mpg, while EX-T models equipped with the turbo engine earn an EPA-estimated 42 highway mpg.*
2016 Honda Civic models have performed well against competitors—see our 2016 Toyota Corolla review for an example. Top auto critics are fans as well, granting the Civic some of the most prestigious awards in the industry:
Features: Standard amenities like Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio, a multi-angle rearview camera, and touchscreen infotainment system ensure each Accord is one of the best-equipped sedans on the road. Available upgrades like navigation, a Display Audio touchscreen, heated front and rear seating, and leather upholstery distinguish the Accord from the rest of the pack.
Safety: In addition to the standard rearview camera, the Accord is equipped with a suite of airbags, five three-point seat belts, and a frame designed to redistribute crash energy in an accident. The available Honda Sensing package adds on features like Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and more.
Power: The Accord has two engines available, a 185-hp 2.4L 4-cylinder with 181 lb-ft of torque and a 3.5L V6 engine with 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. Choose from a 6-speed manual or continuously variable transmission on the 4-cylinder, or enjoy a 6-speed automatic on the V6.
Fuel Economy: Despite the power, the Accord remains efficient. 2016 Accord LX Sedans with CVT earn an EPA-estimated 37 highway mpg, while 2016 Accord V6 Sedans earn an EPA-estimated 34 highway mpg.*
The 2016 Accord has also taken home its fair share of awards, further cementing its place among the best sedans of 2016. Some of the most important of the Accord’s honors include:
The 2016 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle is set to arrive in the fall of 2016 in select markets, giving Honda a third sedan in its lineup. While the fuel cell model runs on hydrogen gas and is a zero emissions vehicle, fill-up stations are limited. Don’t worry, though; the Clarity has electric and plug-in hybrid versions slated for 2017 to offer an elegant, luxurious, green sedan to New England drivers.