The fully redesigned 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is sportier, more daring and pleasingly head-turning than ever before. Offering a fantastic driving experience, the 2016 Civic Coupe may not be ideal for a family, but is well-suited to adventurous thrill seekers, looking to travel economically without sacrifice to style.
Engine and Drive
There are two choices of engine with the new 2016 Honda Civic Coupe, both of which are four cylinder power plants. The base model is equipped with a 2.0L engine creating 158hp or you can step up to the more performance oriented 1.5L turbocharged engine outputting 174hp. Although both engines are low on the horsepower numbers, you will find that there’s a nice balance of power, control and smoothness no matter which engine you opt for. Both engines are paired to a continuously variable transmission in improve fuel economy even further and offer smooth accelerations throughout the power range. Only the base model LX offers a six speed manual transmission.
Although the turbo charged 1.5L engine is the more exciting of the two, you will find adequate power and superb handling with each choice. The 2016 Civic Coupe’s acceleration leaves a bit to be desired, especially for a stylish coupe that looks aggressively powerful. However, you benefit on the other hand from amazing fuel economy and in the long run the novelty wears off the acceleration but fuel economy will be there forever!
Our test drive yielded 6.9 L/100km of fuel consumption over 200km of city and highway driving, which was well within the posted rates of 7.5 L/100km in the city and 5.6 L/100km on the highway. Honda takes fuel economy one step further by adding an ECON mode button to trim down functions to the bare essentials stretching fuel economy as far as it can go. The Eco Assist feature takes things one step further and trains drivers on proper economical driving through the use of different colored lights on the gauges.
Interior and Exterior
The exterior of the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe has been fully redesigned and sports a much bolder, sporty appearance. Taking similar cues from the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan, the Coupe version brings a beautifully pleasing overall shape with a smooth and elegant front end, a bold and muscular rear end and a low and wide stance with some accent lines and curves on the sides. LED lights bring a sportier design to the front and rear ends, while the C-shaped tail lights make it unmistakably a Civic.
During my 1 week test drive I was stopped at least once a day by drivers and pedestrians asking what kind of car I was driving, while letting me know their praises about the pleasing design!
The interior of the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe sees a full redesign as well. The nice use of many different materials creates a sporty looking interior, while the digital touch screen display helps keep the dash uncluttered producing an elegant, minimalist appearance. The speedometer is digital as well allowing the driver a personal touch to select which information is displayed. The interior is much like the sedan version with lots of room for passengers both front and rear, lots of storage spaces and a sliding armrest for the front passengers.
The overall impression of the interior is pleasant and comfortable and I was pleased to see that quality materials were used and put together through a superior build.
The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe understands the needs of the modern generation and their reliance on mobile phones. A wireless charging pad sits front and center in the console and ensures a fully topped up battery, while connectivity via Bluetooth is enhanced through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Steering wheel mounted controls can toggle almost any option and unique to Honda are touch sensing buttons on the steering wheel allowing for tapping and swiping while both hands stay on the wheel.
The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe was an absolute joy to drive and even more pleasing to look at! To get into a sporty coupe for only $19,445 puts the dream into most drivers’ budgets. Topping out at $27,555 for the Touring model, gives you a top of the line sports coupe. The elegant and muscular exterior design with give you admirers wherever it goes, while the amazing fuel economy will impress you every time you fill up. If you’re in the market for a Coupe, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is a well rounded and economical choice!