Honda’s Best Sedans of 2016

  • 2016 Honda Accord

    It’s no secret that we think Honda has made some of the best sedans of 2016 with vehicles like the 2016 Honda Accord and 2016 Honda Civic, and the future looks even brighter. The upcoming Honda Clarity looks to take Honda’s sedan game to new levels, with fuel cell models debuting in select markets at the end of 2016.

    We want to give you a close look at what makes these sedans stand out from the crowd, though the best view you’ll get of the Civic or the Accord is from the driver’s seat.

2016 Honda Civic

As one of the most famous small cars kicking off its 10th generation in the United States, the 2016 Honda Civic seems destined to be among the best sedans of 2016. Two new engines work together with five trim levels and a vast range of available features to make Honda’s small car one of the most competitive vehicles we’ve seen.

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2016 Honda Civic Sedan

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.

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

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.

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

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.

2016 Honda Civic

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:

  • The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the Civic a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ designation when equipped with Honda Sensing accident prevention features.**
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted the 2016 Civic Sedan a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating.***
  • The 2016 Civic was named the 2016 North American Car of the Year.****
  • AutoGuide named the 2016 Civic their Car of the Year as well.*****
  • Kelley Blue Book named the Civic to their list of 16 Best Family Cars of 2016****** and also gave it their 2016 Overall Best Buy award.*******

2016 Honda Accord

The 2016 Honda Accord Sedan is one of the world’s safest cars, offering drivers access to the state-of-the-art Honda Sensing safety features at every trim level and providing a total of six trims to choose from. It’s impossible to distill the Accord into a sound bite, but we hope a look at some of the highlights will give you an idea of what it’s capable of.

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2016 Honda Accord Sedan

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.

2016 Honda Accord Sedan

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.

2016 Honda Accord Sedan

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.

2016 Honda Accord Sedan

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:

  • 2016 Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS on models equipped with Honda Sensing**
  • 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA***
  • Named to Car and Driver’s 10Best list********
  • Named one of the 16 Best Family Cars of 2016 by******

Honda Clarity

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.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Test Drive a Honda

We hope you’ve got an idea of just why so many drivers in the New England area regard Honda’s vehicles as some of the best sedans of 2016; now let us show you firsthand. Visit a New England Honda Dealer near you for a test drive of the Civic and the Accord or to learn more about the future of Honda’s sedans with the Clarity.

*Based on 2016 EPA ratings. Use for comparison only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (for hybrid vehicles), and other factors.
**The 2016 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Accord Coupe with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Pilot with Honda Sensing™, and the 2016 CR-V Touring have been awarded the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance.
***Safety matters most, and the 2016 CR-V, Accord, Fit, Odyssey, HR-V and Pilot earned top marks with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
****The 2016 Honda Civic is the 2016 North American Car of the Year.
*****The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan was awarded Car of the Year by Auto Guide. For more information, visit is a registered trademark of Verticalscope Inc.
******The 2016 Accord, Civic, CR-V, HR-V, Pilot and Odyssey have been named to the list of 16 Best Family Cars of 2016 by Kelley Blue Book’s Each vehicle was praised for impressive comfort, driving dynamics and family practicality. For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
*******We’re proud to announce that the 2016 Honda Civic is the Overall Best Buy according to Kelley Blue Book’s For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
********The Accord has just been named one of Car and Driver’s 10Best for the 30th time1, giving it more appearances on the list than any other car in the magazine’s history. As our signature vehicle, the 2016 Accord upholds a legacy we started in 1976. With further design refinements and even more efficient performance, it’s our best Accord ever. Again. Car and Driver, November 2015.

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