Honda has just released fresh details about its 2016 Honda Civic redesign on Monday. The new model starts at $19,745 which includes an $835 destination charge for the base LX model. That price reflects a $165 rise over the previous base model.
The automaker says the 2016 model is its most ambitious remake of the Civic ever and also the first time that the company will offer a turbocharged engine version of the Civic in the U.S.
Everything about the new Civic sedan is updated, ranging from the vehicle architecture, more spacious cabin, sporty and sophisticated interior and exterior styling, to its two advanced new engines along with numerous premium features and technology upgrades.
In the past, Honda typically does not offer stand-alone options in favor of a few fixed trim levels with the only choices being the color and sometimes either an automatic or manual transmission. However, the 2015 Civic joins the newly refreshed Accord in steering clear of that pattern by offering the Honda Sensing package on all trim levels from the base LX to the top-of-the-line Touring edition, Forbes.com noted.
The complete 2016 Honda Civic range is comprised of 11 models, along with four PZEV models. Automobile blog Car and Driver has provided the following handy chart showing how the pricing stacks up (excluding the mandatory $835 destination charge):
As the chart indicates, the new Civic will start at $19,575 including delivery charges for a base model with six-speed manual transmission and 2-liter engine. At the other end of the spectrum, the Civic's first 1.5-liter turbo and extras like navigation, a 10-speaker 450-watt audio and more, will be tagged with a $27,335 price.
The company also revealed the estimated EPA fuel-economy ratings for these 2016 Civic models. All of them meet or surpass the customary 40-mpg mark for highway mileage. As expected, the base LX model, with its 2.0-liter four-pot as well as the manual transmission scores the lowest, but they still have a quite impressive 27/40 mpg city/highway rating. Meanwhile, CVT-equipped models fare better at 31/41 city/highway with the 2.0-liter. The more powerful 1.5-liter turbo models do 1-mpg better on the highway (31/42 mpg), further vindicates Honda's case for engine downsizing.
The tenth-generation Honda Civic sedan will soon sale in mid-November with the coupe variant following this winter. It will target a long list of rivals such as the Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Golf, and Audi A3.