2016 Honda Civic Coupe

2016 Honda Civic Coupe
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2016 Honda Civic Coupe
Table of Contents
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Vehicle Overview ........................................................................................ 2
Powertrain ................................................................................................ 17
Body ......................................................................................................... 32
Exterior ..................................................................................................... 44
Chassis ..................................................................................................... 53
Safety and Driver Assistance .................................................................... 66
Interior ...................................................................................................... 84
Audio and Connectivity ............................................................................. 98
Comfort and Convenience ...................................................................... 110
Specifications and Features .................................................................... 116
Accessories ............................................................................................ 128
Index ....................................................................................................... 130
2016 Honda Civic Coupe Press Kit
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Table of Contents
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Overview..................................................................................................... 3
What’s New?............................................................................................... 4
Design and Packaging ................................................................................ 5
Key Exterior Specifications – 9TH to 10th Generation Difference .................. 6
Key Exterior Specifications – Civic Coupe to Civic Sedan Difference ......... 6
Key Interior Dimensions .............................................................................. 8
Dynamic Performance ................................................................................ 9
Key Body Specifications ........................................................................... 11
Safety and Driver Assistance .................................................................... 12
Manufacturing ........................................................................................... 14
Key New Features and Technologies by Trim ........................................... 14
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Overview
The creation of this new 10th-generation Civic represents one of the most
comprehensive and ambitious new-model developments ever undertaken by Honda,
requiring an unprecedented commitment of R&D resources and Honda engineering
prowess. While the development of the Civic Coupe, together with the Civic Sedan, was
led by a North American team – a first for Honda and Civic – the overall Civic series
involves design and engineering teams from Honda R&D, as well as sales and
manufacturing operations from around the world, especially in North America and
Japan, but also in Europe, South America and Asia.
In seeking to realize a “dynamic rejuvenation” of Civic and create a new
interpretation “in a league of its own,” as the development team defined its mission,
Honda engineers set out early during platform development to benchmark the world’s
best C-segment vehicles—not only products in Civic’s traditional competitive set, but
luxury compact class vehicles as well.
Their evaluation of the world’s best products involved extensive real-world
testing, ultimately targeting European luxury vehicles for the new Civic’s ride, handling,
steering and NVH (noise, vibration and harshness), and also its interior quality and
refinement.
Achieving these lofty aims while meeting requirements for an affordable compact
car, in terms of cost, fuel efficiency and manufacturability, stretched the limits of the
global Civic team’s engineering capability and demanded new thinking and new
approaches to body construction, vehicle aerodynamics, powertrain and chassis design.
The result of these efforts is a completely reimagined and reinvented new Civic, the
sportiest Civic ever, and a new benchmark in the compact class in terms of
spaciousness, fuel efficiency, safety features, interior quality and dynamic performance.
With many design features introduced on the Civic Sedan, the Civic Coupe takes
the sporty styling and dynamic capabilities of the sedan even further for a unique
performance coupe experience that is both stylish and fun to drive, but also surprisingly
spacious for its compact exterior and feature packed. The new Civic Coupe is athletic,
charismatic and connected.
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What’s New?
Virtually everything about the 2016 Civic Coupe is new – an all-new vehicle
architecture, sporty and sophisticated new interior and exterior styling, a more spacious
and high-quality cabin, two advanced new engines, and a host of new premium features
and technologies.
Further, with the addition of Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technologies
on the Touring trim and the first application of Honda turbo engine technology to Civic
on the EX-T and above trims, the 2016 Civic Coupe offers buyers a wider range of
options than ever before. Civic models powered by the new 2.0-liter i-VTEC™ engine
are designated as the Civic LX and LX-P trims. Civic models powered by the new
turbocharged 1.5-liter engine are designated as the EX-T, EX-L (with leather-trimmed
interior) and new line-topping Civic Touring, which reaches higher into the upper end of
the compact car market than ever before.
Major new technologies, features and capabilities of the 2016 Civic Coupe, depending
on trim, are as follows:
Powertrains
• Turbocharged 1.5-liter DOHC direct-injected engine
• 2.0-liter DOHC port-injected i-VTEC engine
• Class-leading anticipated EPA fuel economy ratings of 31/41/35 mpg
(city/highway/combined)1 for models with 1.5-liter turbo and CVT, 30/41/34 mpg1
for models with the 2.0-liter engine and CVT and 26/38/31mpg1 for the LX with
the 2.0-liter engine and manual transmission.
Body
• Ultra-rigid body with 63 percent application of high-strength steel and 12 percent
application of ultra-high-strength steel (up from 55 percent and 1 percent,
respectively, in the previous model) – the most extensive use of high-tensile steel
ever in a Civic
• 76 pound reduction in unibody weight versus the previous Civic Coupe, despite
its larger size and greater stiffness
• ACE™ body structure with new crash stroke design (Honda and Civic first) for
improved collision performance in a sportier, more compact front frame design
• Ultra-rigid 590-MPa high-strength-steel floor for enhanced collision performance
and improved ride quality (Civic first)
• Most tightly sealed Honda body ever, with a 75 percent improvement in air leak
performance over the previous model
• Premium noise isolation materials and design features that combine with the
tightly sealed body for cabin quietness that challenges luxury-class compactsegment products
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Chassis
• New multi-link independent rear suspension
• Hydraulic compliance bushings for premium levels of ride quality and road
vibration isolation (Civic first)
• Larger stabilizer bars with bonded bushings for more refined body control (Civic
first)
• Rigid aluminum rear damper brackets for improved ride quality (Civic first)
• Agile Handling Assist brake torque vectoring for cornering precision and stability
(Civic first)
• Dual-pinion electric power steering with variable gear ratio for improved steering
feel and maneuverability (Civic first)
Exterior
• Available LED exterior lighting
• Complete underbody covering for fuel efficiency and cabin quietness
• Flush mounted, acoustic glass windshield
• Capless refueling
Interior
• 91.0 (LX) and 88.6 (EX-T and above) cubic-feet of passenger volume (+7.8 cubic
feet vs. previous Civic Coupe) – amongst the most spacious cabins in the
compact class
• New ultra-thin A-pillars for enhanced forward visibility
• Premium, soft touch cabin materials exceeding current class standards
• Available Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto™2 and Apple CarPlay™3
• Available Premium comfort and convenience features including Remote Engine
start, Smart Entry with Push Button Start, electronic parking brake, dual-zone
automatic climate control and rain-sensing wipers
Safety and Driver Assistance
• Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technologies
• Next-generation ACE™ body structure
• New crash stroke front frame design
• Ultra-rigid 590-MPa high-strength steel floor for enhanced collision performance
• Targeted highest-available collision performance safety ratings – a 5 star Overall
Vehicle Score in the NHTSA’s NCAP, a TOP SAFETY PICK from the IIHS for the
LX through EX-L trims and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the IIHAS for the Touring
trim.
Design and Packaging
In designing the new Civic, Honda designers and engineers sought to deliver a sportier
and more premium-quality Civic that recaptures the sporty proportions and athletic
stance of earlier Civics while thoroughly advancing Civic design into the future. The
2016 Civic Coupe is lower and wider with short front and rear overhangs and larger
wheels and tires that create a more sporting wheel-to-body relationship.
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Key Exterior Specifications – 9TH to 10th Generation Difference
Specification
Length (in)
Width (in)
Height (in)
Wheelbase (in)
Track (in)
Front overhang (in)
Rear overhang (in)
Wheel/tire size
2016 Civic EX-T Coupe
176.9
70.8
54.9
106.3
60.9/61.5
35.2
35.2
215/50R17
2015 Civic EX Coupe
177.9
69.0
55.0
103.2
59.0/59.9
36.6
38.2
205/55R16
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-1.0
+1.8
-0.1
+3.1
+1.9/+1.6
-1.4
-3.0
+10/-5/+1
Key Exterior Specifications – Civic Coupe to Civic Sedan Difference
Specification
Length (in)
Width (in)
Height (in)
Wheelbase (in)
Track (in)
Front overhang (in)
Rear overhang (in)
Wheel/tire size
2016 Civic EX-T Coupe
176.9
70.8
54.9
106.3
60.9/61.5
35.2
35.2
215/50R17
2016 Civic EX-T Sedan
182.3
70.9
55.7
106.3
60.9/61.5
35.2
40.6
215/50R17
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-5.4
-0.1
-0.8
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-5.4
0/0/0
(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)
Exterior Design
Engineering and design merged to develop the Civic Coupe body, embracing both
fundamental physics such as inertia and a sporty character like a hot three-door
hatchback. The taut, tidy and sporty overall proportions of the new Civic Coupe are
complimented and accentuated by its performance inspired design details, including its
sleek, swept-back bodylines, its sharp and aggressive face, and its bulging wheel
arches. The hood features sharply defined character lines that draw the eye forward
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and down to the Civic’s aggressive new face, highlighted by a chrome-plated Honda
“wing” that runs the full width of the front fascia and is flanked by available new LED
headlights in an in-line configuration.
The new Civic’s ultra-thin A-pillars lend the cabin an open, airy feeling with excellent
forward visibility, while the aggressively sloped roof line connects seamlessly with
gracefully arching C-pillars that carry the curvature of the roof rearward to the outside
rear corners of the long deck, where they intersect with distinctive C-shaped “light-pipe”
LED taillights forming a continuous line across the rear.
The sharply creased and curving upper-body side line swells over the rear wheel arches
and curves aggressively inward to join the upper bend of the distinctive LED taillights,
while the upswept lower-body side line is bisected by the bulging rear wheel arches
before bending inward to meet up with the rear bumper’s upper surface. The overall
effect is one of dynamism and premium quality with an unmistakable and yet thoroughly
modern Civic design aesthetic.
Interior Package
Honda’s vehicle packaging expertise, along with the Civic’s longer wheelbase and wider
body, results in the most spacious interior in the competitive class. With 91.0 cubic feet
of available passenger space (LX) and 88.6 cubic feet (LX-P and above trims), the 2016
Civic Coupe delivers top-of-class comfort by giving its occupants a sense of
spaciousness and premium comfort beyond the compact class with ample headroom,
legroom, shoulder clearance and side head clearance.
A class leading 84.3 degrees of forward visibility is aided by a new, ultra-thin A-pillar
design, 18.2 mm (0.72 inch) narrower than the A-pillar in the outgoing 2015 Civic. Even
the forward visibility of rear-seat occupants is taken into account, as the new Civic
features newly shaped front seatbacks and a smaller head restraint.
More legroom for the driver is made possible by the reduced intrusion of the instrument
panel into the driver’s knee space, while rear-seat foot room is improved by a 27 mm
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(1.1 inches) wider space between the front seat rails. Trunk room has also been
significantly increased, by 0.2 cubic-feet to 12.1 cubic-feet (LX), among the largest in
the compact class, with a lower lift over height, larger rear opening, and wider and taller
cargo area than the outgoing model. An all-new reconfigurable center console, with up
to 7.2 liters of storage space, can hold multiple full-size tablets or an oversized water
bottle with the console lid closed.
Key Interior Dimensions
Dimension
EPA Passenger Volume
(cu-ft.)
Cargo room (cu-ft.)
Headroom (front/rear)
Leg Room (in.)
front/rear
Shoulder room (in.)
front/rear
Hip room (front/rear)
2016 Civic EX-T Coupe
2015 Civic EX Coupe
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88.6
82.6
+6.0
11.9
36.5 / 34.5
11.7
37.7 / 34.3
+0.2
-1.2 / +0.2
42.3 / 35.9
42.2 / 30.8
+0.1 / +5.1
56.9 / 52.6
55.1 / 52.2
+1.8 / +0.4
54.1 / 48.1
53.2 / 49.0
+0.9 / -0.9
(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)
Interior Design
The completely new interior of the 2016 Civic Coupe is designed to have the same
exciting, modern and sophisticated exterior styling while providing enhanced comfort,
leading-edge technology and class-leading quality. The 2016 Civic Coupe takes Civic
interior quality to a new level. High quality, soft-to-the-touch materials are applied
liberally—to the instrument panel, front door sash and door inserts and the larger, more
thickly padded center armrest. Fit, finish and materials quality throughout the cabin have
been thoroughly modernized and upgraded in keeping with the more premium and
sporty compact coupe character of this all new Civic.
Interior Comfort, Convenience and Connectivity
The new Civic is designed to be the most comfortable, convenient and connected Civic
ever. In addition to its more spacious interior, the 2016 Civic Coupe incorporates new,
available premium comfort and convenience features – all Civic firsts – as follows:
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Remote engine start
Electronic parking brake
Walk away door locking
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Heated front seats
Rain-sensing wipers
Display Audio with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto
Raising intuitive operation and digital connectivity to the next level, the 2016 Civic
Coupe in EX-T and above trims incorporates a new 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen
that serves as the nerve center for control of audio, HVAC and other functions. The new
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Display Audio is integrated with new Apple CarPlay™3 and Android Auto™2 platforms,
providing seamless integration of smartphone features and functions, including appbased navigation, streaming audio, voice-controlled search capabilities, and access to a
host of Apple- or Google-approved smartphone apps.
Dynamic Performance
Civic is designed to set a new bar for dynamic performance in the mainstream compact
class, surpassing current offerings and even challenging luxury-class C-segment
vehicles in critical areas of dynamic performance such as steering feel, handling
precision, ride quality and NVH. With respect to its mainstream, compact-class
competitors, Civic is designed to deliver superior dynamic performance in virtually every
way, including acceleration and braking performance, refined and linear power delivery,
fuel efficiency, steering precision, body control, aerodynamics and NVH. Every element
of its design and technology has been optimized to this task.
Powertrain
Powering the 2016 Civic Coupe are two all-new engines, first introduced in the Civic
Sedan, that were both designed to provide highly refined, responsive and fuel-efficient
performance. Civic Coupes in LX and LX-P trim are powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC, 16valve, port-injected, inline 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC™ valvetrain producing a peak
158 hp at 6,500 rpm and 138 lb-ft. of torque at 4,200 rpm, making it the most powerful
base engine ever offered in Civic. The new 2.0-liter engine is mated to a sporty
continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Design shift control, or on the
LX trim, a quick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission.
Turbocharged 1.5-Liter In-Line 4 Cylinder Engine
Civic Coupes in EX-T, EX-L and Touring trim are powered by an all-new turbocharged
1.5-liter DOHC, direct-injected 4-cylinder engine with variable cam timing (VTC) and
electronic wastegate, turning out 174 hp at 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 162 lb-ft. from
1,700 to 5,500 rpm. The 1.5-liter turbo engine is mated to a new CVT that combines
with the low-inertia turbo, VTC and electronic wastegate to optimize power delivery
across the engine’s full operating range.
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Both engines feature a wide array of friction-reduction design and engineering features
that support both high performance and high fuel efficiency. These two ultra-efficient
engines, married to the 2016 Civic’s light, rigid and highly aerodynamic body, help the
Civic garner anticipated class-leading EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 30/41/34
mpg (city/highway/combined)1 for the 2.0-liter engine with CVT, 26/38/31mpg1 for the
LX with the 2.0-liter engine and manual transmission, and 31/41/35 mpg1 for the 1.5-liter
turbo with CVT.
Body
The 2016 Civic Coupe’s new powertrains and sophisticated chassis design are
underpinned by its entirely new body construction, where engineers went deeper in the
study of dynamic body rigidity to realize an ultra-rigid platform architecture that serves
as the foundation for its more sophisticated chassis design, its class-leading collision
performance, and its powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains.
Global bending and torsional rigidity are increased with specifically localized body
rigidity tuning in key areas, especially at suspension and subframe mounting points is
dramatically improved.
Key Elements of Civic Body Design:
• 63% application of high-strength steel, the highest in Civic history
• 12% application of ultra-high-strength steel (780 MPa or higher), the highest in
Civic history
• New 590-MPa high-strength steel floor for dynamic and collision safety
performance
• 20mm “short pitch” door seam welds for enhanced collision performance
• Next-generation ACE body structure with new crash stroke front frame rails
(Honda first) for enhanced collision performance in a more compact front frame
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Key Body Specifications
Specification
Curb weight (lbs.)
CdA
High-strength steel
(% by weight)
Ultra-high strength steel
(% by weight)
2016 Civic EX-T Coupe
2899
N/A
2015 Civic EX Coupe
2863
N/A
Change
+1.3%
-12.5%
63%
55%
+12%
12%
1%
+11%
(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)
Class-Leading Aerodynamics
The new Civic’s sleeker body design combines with aerodynamic features, including
nearly full underbody covering, front and rear wheel strakes, optimized rear exhaust
silencers and a highly aero-efficient engine compartment, to create the most
aerodynamically efficient body in the compact class. The 2016 Civic Coupe’s Cd*A –
the combination of coefficient of drag (Cd) and frontal area (A) – is improved by 12.5
percent over the outgoing Civic to best-in-class levels, based on Honda internal test
data. The Civic aero design was optimized using a combination of advanced CFD
(computation fluid dynamics), and wind tunnel testing of highly detailed 25- and 40percent scale models and a 1:1 full-scale model.
Chassis
Building on the foundation of its ultra-rigid and lightweight body structure, the 2016 Civic
Coupe utilizes the most sophisticated chassis design in the history of Civic. Its fully
independent suspension includes an all-new multi-link rear design that rigidly mounted
to the rear subframe for a high degree of lateral stability.
Front and rear hydraulic compliance bushings, a feature typically reserved for larger or
more expense vehicles, are also utilized on Civic, improving ride compliance and
reducing road vibrations without compromising sporty handling feel. The new Civic
Coupe also applies bonded front and rear stabilizer bushings for smoother and more
progressive anti-roll behavior. And Civic’s new dual-pinion electric power steering with
variable gear ratio provides for more precise steering control and steering feel—with
only 2.2 turns lock-to-lock (vs. 2.87 turns on the previous model) for greatly improved
low-speed maneuverability.
The new Civic Coupe’s wider track, by 1.9 inches at the front and 2.5 inches at the rear,
and 0.39 inch wider tire tread, compared to previous Civic Coupe, aid flat handling and
lateral grip, while its 3.1 inch longer wheelbase improved ride quality on undulating or
rough road surfaces. The Civic also applies Agile Handling Assist for the first time, using
the VSA4 system to apply the brake of the front inside wheel at the entry to a corner,
improving cornering attitude, stability and precision.
Key Elements of Civic Chassis Design:
• Dual pinion electric power steering
• Variable gear ratio steering
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Multi-link independent rear suspension
Electronic parking brake
Agile Handling Assist
Wider track (+1.9 inch front, +2.5 inch rear)
Wider tire tread (+0.39 inch)
Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH)
Engineers for the new Civic adopted premium noise-isolating materials and design
features to achieve a new level of cabin quietness in the compact class. This includes
the adoption of new methods to measure and reduce air leaks in the Civic body that,
based on Honda’s internal test data, is the most tightly sealed body in the competitive
class. Full body air leaks have been reduced 75 percent compared to the previous Civic
Coupe.
Premium noise reduction features include:
• Acoustic glass front windshield
• Triple door sealing
• New hood seals
• Sound-absorbing heat baffles and body undercovers
• A and B pillar separators
• New rear wheel house liners
• Formed fiber carpeting
Safety and Driver Assistance
The 2016 Civic Coupe is designed to provide a high level of collision performance in a
wide variety of collision scenarios, including offset and oblique-angle frontal collisions as
well as side and rear impacts. The Civic’s safety performance starts with its classleading forward visibility and precise, stable and predictable steering, handling and
braking performance. Standard four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic
Brake Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) 4 with traction control and Agile
Handling Assist further enhance dynamic stability and emergency maneuvering and
braking performance.
Honda Sensing™
Standard on the Civic Touring Coupe, Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive
technology can further reduce the potential for a collision and mitigate the
consequences, alerting the driver and taking emergency action when a collision is
determined to be imminent. Honda Sensing™ uses both millimeter wave radar and a
monocular camera to sense and respond to detected road hazards. The Civic Honda
Sensing technology suite includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow.
Honda Sensing features include the following:
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Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)5
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)6 integrated with RDM
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)7 integrated with CMBS
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow8
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Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)9
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)10
All Civics come equipped with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera11 and Expanded View
Driver’s Mirror.
Advanced Safety Body
The 2016 Civic utilizes its advanced body structure – including its next-generation
Advanced Compatibility Body Structure (ACE), new crash stroke technology and a
590MPa high-strength steel floor – to provide a high degree of occupant protection
while minimizing weight and aiding fuel efficiency.
Engineers were challenged not only to create a body that supported their goals for
dynamic performance, but also for top-in-class collision performance. The adoption of a
more compact front end and shorter front overhang proved to be an exceptional
challenge to achieving their goals, effectively shortening the front frame’s crash stroke
(the area available to absorb and redirect frontal collision energy). To overcome this
challenge and maintain the sporty proportions of the new Civic, engineers developed a
new crash stroke design for frontal collisions. A new subframe linked attachment
creates a mechanical hinge effect that directs the engine downward in a frontal impact,
effectively increasing the front “crash stroke” by 80 mm (3.0 inches).
Advanced Airbag Technology
The Civic utilizes advanced front, side and side curtain airbag technology, including a
driver’s front airbag with new spiral stitching for an improved deployment profile;
SmartVent® technology for the driver and front passenger side airbags; and a new front
passenger airbag with safety vent technology that can mitigate the possibility of injury
from airbag deployment when the passenger is “out of position.” These systems work in
conjunction with the advanced body structure and optimally tuned interior components
to help mitigate injuries in a collision.
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Utilizing these design features and safety technologies, the 2016 Civic Coupe targets
the highest available crash protection ratings – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score in the
NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), with top ratings in all test modes; and
a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for LX
through EX-L trims with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating for the Touring trim, with a score
of GOOD in all test modes
Manufacturing
The 2016 Civic Coupe for the U.S. market will be produced at Honda’s plant in Ontario,
Canada, using domestic and globally sourced parts. Its two new engines are produced
in Anna, Ohio, at the largest automobile engine plant in Honda’s global production
network, and its highly precise CVT transmissions are assembled in Russells Point,
Ohio, where two on-site wind turbines provide for upwards of 10 percent of the plant’s
power needs.
The new Civic also benefits from numerous advancements in manufacturing technology
and process that enhance efficiency, quality and performance, as well as associate
ergonomics.
Inner Frame Weld System
The 2016 Civic body is welded using Honda’s new inner-frame weld process, first
utilized in construction of the 2015 Fit. This new process produced a more rigid,
lightweight and higher quality body.
Modular Front Sub-Assembly
A new modular front sub-assembly, a first for Honda, improves ergonomics for
assembly-line associates, giving them unfettered access to critical interior and front end
components before the front sub-assembly is joined to the body. This process also
helps to ensure a higher level of quality in the assembly process.
Key New Features and Technologies by Trim
Lighting
Powertrain
Features
2.0L DOHC i-VTEC inline 4-cylinder
engine
Turbocharged 1.5L DOHC DI inline
4-cylinder
Halogen projector headlights with
auto on/off
LED headlights with auto on/off
LED daytime running lights
LED turn signals
LX
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Features (cont.)
Tail lights with integrated LED light
bars
LED high mount stop light
Halogen fog lights
Smart Entry
Walk Away Door Lock
Smart wipers
Rain-sensing wipers
Capless refueling
Multi-link rear suspension
Dual-pinion EPS with variable
steering gear ratio
Front and rear bonded stabilizer bars
Agile Handling Assist
Straight Driving Assist
Front lower suspension hydraulic
compliance bushing
Rear trailing arm hydraulic
compliance bushing
Premium sound insulation
P215/55R16 tires
P215/50R17 tires
Push button start
Automatic climate control
Dual-zone auto climate control
Electronic parking brake
Heated front seats
Display Audio touchscreen
Android Auto™2 / Apple CarPlay™3
ACE body structure with new crash
stroke design
Front passenger airbag with safety
vent
Driver front airbag with spiral stitch
Collision Mitigation Braking System
Lane Departure Warning
Forward Collision Warning
Lane Keeping Assist System
Adaptive Cruise Control with LowSpeed Follow
Road Departure Mitigation
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1
Preliminary mileage ratings determined by Honda. Final 2016 EPA fuel-economy ratings not available at the time of
printing. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your
vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
2
Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.
3
Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
Depending on use, Android Auto or Apple CarPlay™ can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle
location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers or the connected iPhone,
respectively. See Google’s and Apple’s privacy policies for details regarding the use and handling of data uploaded
by Android Auto or Apple CarPlay™. Use of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay™ is at user’s own risk, and is subject to
agreement to the Android Auto or Apple CarPlay™ terms of use, which are, respectively, presented to the user when
the Android Auto application is downloaded to the user’s Android phone or included as part of the Apple iOS terms of
use. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay™ vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee
operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in the applicable software or
operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software.
See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay™ when conditions allow you to do so safely.
4
VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for
reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
5
CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather,
speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash
forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
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LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane
markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation
affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
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FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather,
speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking
function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
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ACC cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed
and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains
responsible to slow or stop the vehicle to avoid a collision.
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LKAS only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to
assist driver in maintaining proper lane position. LKAS may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy
will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver
remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
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Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply
mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's
departure from a detected lane. Road Departure Mitigation may not detect all lane markings or lane departures;
accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat.
Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
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Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide
complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.
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Table of Contents
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Overview................................................................................................... 19
2.0-Liter In-Line 4 Cylinder Engine with CVT Powertrain/ Drivetrain ......... 19
1.5-Liter In-Line 4 Cylinder Turbo Engine with CVT Powertrain/ ............... 19
Drivetrain .................................................................................................. 19
Key Powertrain Features .......................................................................... 20
Engines..................................................................................................... 20
Emissions/Fuel Economy Ratings ............................................................. 21
Transmissions........................................................................................... 21
Engine Architecture and Features ............................................................. 21
2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine ....................................................................... 21
Turbocharged 1.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine ................................................ 23
Common Engine Features ........................................................................ 25
Advanced Transmissions .......................................................................... 27
Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT) ............................................. 27
Continuously Variable Transmission for 2.0L i-VTEC................................ 28
Continuously Variable Transmission for 1.5L Turbo .................................. 28
CVT Common Features ............................................................................ 28
6-Speed Manual Transmission ................................................................. 30
Manual Transmission Gear Ratio Comparison.......................................... 30
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Continuously Variable Transmission Gear Ratio Comparison ................... 30
Powertrain Feature Comparison ............................................................... 30
Fuel Economy and Emissions Ratings ...................................................... 31
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Overview
With two advanced new engines and new and updated manual and Continuously
Variable Transmissions, first introduced in the 2016 Civic Sedan, the Civic Coupe offers
a range of new powertrain choices that combine fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive
performance.
2.0-Liter In-Line 4
Cylinder Engine with
CVT Powertrain/
Drivetrain
The base engine is a 2.0-liter 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®, with its larger
displacement (replacing Civic’s previous SOHC 1.8-liter engine), offers more
horsepower and torque than any previous base Civic engine in the U.S. The new 2.0liter engine is rated at 158 horsepower at 6500 rpm1 and 138 lb-ft. of torque at 4200
rpm2 (an increase of 15 horsepower and 9 lb-ft. of torque). The 2.0-liter engine is paired
with a new 6-speed manual transmission (LX) or a Continuously Variable Transmission
(CVT) for efficient automatic operation.
1.5-Liter In-Line 4
Cylinder Turbo
Engine with CVT
Powertrain/
Drivetrain
For drivers looking for even greater performance coupled with equally high EPA
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valve DOHC direct-injected turbocharged powerplant is rated at 174 horsepower at
6,000 rpm3 with torque output an impressive 162 lb-ft. of torque between 1,700 and
5,500 rpm4.
Both engines are designed to be LEV3-ULEV125/LEV3-SULEV 30 emissions
compliant.5 The more efficient engines and transmissions, along with improved
aerodynamics and a major reduction in running resistance, result in substantially
enhanced performance and fuel efficiency. Compared to the previous Civic 1.8-liter with
either manual transmission or CVT, anticipated EPA highway fuel economy ratings6 are
up across the board:
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+4 mpg on 2.0-liter with 6MT to 40
+2 mpg on 2.0-liter with CVT to 41
+2 mpg on 1.5-liter Turbo with CVT to 41
Key Powertrain Features
Engines
• 2.0-liter, DOHC 4-cylinder engine
o 158 horsepower at 6500 rpm (SAE net)1
o 138 lb-ft. torque at 4200 rpm (SAE net)2
o i-VTEC® (intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) with dual
VTC (Variable Valve Timing Control)
• Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
o 10.8:1 compression ratio
o Lightweight, high rigidity steel crankshaft
o Drive-by-Wire throttle system
o Port injection system
o Maintenance Minder™ system optimizes service intervals
o 100,000 +/- miles tune-up interval7
• Turbocharged 1.5-liter, DOHC direct-injected 4-cylinder engine
o 174 horsepower at 6,000 rpm (SAE net)3
o 162 lb-ft. torque at 1,700-5,000 rpm (SAE net)4
o Dual VTC (Variable Valve Timing Control)
o Low inertia mono scroll turbo system
o Computer-controlled Direct Injection (DI) with multi-hole fuel injectors
o 10.6:1 compression ratio
o Lightweight, high rigidity steel crankshaft
o Drive-by-Wire throttle system
• Turbocharged 1.5-liter, DOHC direct-injected 4-cylinder engine (cont.)
o Maintenance Minder™ system optimizes service intervals
o 100,000 +/- miles tune-up interval7
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Emissions/Fuel Economy Ratings
• Designed to be LEV3-ULEV125/LEV3-SULEV30 Emissions compliant5
• Improved U.S. EPA fuel-economy ratings (city/highway/combined) (anticipated)
o 26/38/31 mpg6 (2.0-liter with 6MT)
o 30/41/34 mpg6 (2.0-liter with CVT)
o 31/41/35 mpg6 (1.5-liter turbo with CVT)
Transmissions
• 6-speed Manual (2.0-liter)
• Continuously Variable Transmission (2.0-liter)
• Continuously Variable Transmission (1.5-liter turbo)
Engine Architecture and Features
2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine
Related to the European Civic Type-R 2.0 liter turbo charged engine, the Civic’s new
standard 2.0-liter i-VTEC powerplant produces more horsepower and torque at all
operating speeds compared to the 1.8-liter
engine it replaces. The new engine also is
anticipated to help the Civic receive superior
EPA mpg ratings.6 The new 2.0-liter engine is
rated at 158 horsepower at 6,500 rpm1 and
138 lb-ft. of torque at 4,200 rpm.2 The
anticipated EPA fuel economy rating is
26/38/31 mpg6 city/highway/combined with 6speed manual transmission, and 30/41/34
mpg6 with CVT.
Cylinder Block and Crankshaft
The Civic’s new 2.0-liter inline four has a
lightweight die-cast aluminum block with a
bedplate main-bearing design that creates a
rigid assembly to help minimize noise and
vibration. Cast-in iron cylinder liners provide
long-lasting durability. Thin slits between each adjacent cylinder sleeve help improve
engine cooling and knocking.
Each journal on the lightweight heat-forged steel crankshaft is micropolished to reduce
internal friction and improve smoothness throughout the rpm range and help lower noise
levels.
Pistons/Connecting Rods
Designed with “cavity-shaped” crowns, the 2016 Civic’s pistons help maintain stable
combustion and contribute to improved efficiency. To reduce weight, minimize vibration
and increase operating efficiency, the lightweight pistons have a carefully optimized skirt
design. Ion-plated piston rings help reduce friction for greater operating efficiency.
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Heavy-duty steel connecting rods with tapered small ends are heat-forged in one piece
and then “crack separated” to create lighter and stronger rods with an optimally fitted
bearing cap.
Cylinder Head and i-VTEC Valvetrain
The Civic’s 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine has a lightweight DOHC cylinder head that is
made of low-pressure casted aluminum alloy. With exhaust-port passages cast directly
into the cylinder head, the need for a traditional separate exhaust manifold is eliminated.
A low-friction silent-chain drives dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. The
cam drive is maintenance free throughout the life of the engine. To help further reduce
friction, the finish of the camshaft journals has been improved. To improve cooling and
detonation resistance, the cylinder head has a cooling passage placed between each
pair of exhaust valves.
To help boost fuel efficiency and power, the combustion chamber shape and valve
angles have been optimized. The included valve angle is 35 degrees, to decrease the
surface-to-volume ratio of the combustion chambers and help create a flatter, more
compact combustion chamber that reduces unburned hydrocarbon emissions. With this
new combustion chamber shape, the compression ratio has been increased to 10.8:1
(up from 10.6:1 on the previous 1.8-liter engine), yet the engine still operates on regular
unleaded fuel.
The cylinder head features a new high-tumble intake-port design. In combination with
the new combustion chamber and piston crown shape, the design’s high level of airflow
tumble helps create a homogenous fuel mixture for low fuel consumption and high
airflow for high power output.
The Civic’s 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve i-VTEC® engine uses an advanced valve control
system to combine high power output with high fuel efficiency and low emissions. The
system combines dual VTC (Variable Valve Timing Control), which continuously adjusts
the intake and exhaust camshaft phase, with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic
Control (VTEC), which changes valve lift, timing and duration of the intake valves.
The “intelligent” portion of the system is its ability to continuously vary the timing of the
intake and exhaust camshafts using variable valve timing control (VTC). This helps
increase power and also provides a smoother idle (allowing idle speed to be reduced).
The cam timing is varied based on input from sensors that monitor rpm, timing, throttle
opening, cam position and exhaust air-fuel ratio. The result is increased fuel efficiency
and lower emissions. Under certain conditions, the VTC can hold the intake valves open
longer to allow a reverse airflow of intake air into the intake manifold.
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
The 2.0-liter engine’s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continually adjusts fuel
delivery to yield the best combination of power, low fuel consumption and low
emissions. Multiple sensors constantly monitor critical operating parameters, such as
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throttle position, intake air temperature, coolant temperature, ambient air pressure,
intake airflow volume, intake manifold pressure, exhaust air-fuel ratio and the position of
the crankshaft and cams.
Turbocharged 1.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine
The Civic’s available new DOHC 1.5-liter engine is the first turbocharged engine ever to
be offered in a Honda-brand automobile in America. With direct injection, low-inertia
mono scroll turbo system with electrical wastegate and dual Variable Valve Timing
Control (VTC), the turbocharged Civic
powerplant develops the horsepower and
torque of a much larger engine, and is
anticipated to help the Civic Coupe receive
excellent EPA estimated fuel economy ratings.
The turbocharged 1.5-liter engine is rated at
174 horsepower at 6,000 rpm3 with 162 lb.-ft
of torque between 1,700 and 5,500 rpm.4 The
Civic Turbo is anticipated to be rated by the
EPA at 31/41/35 mpg.6
See the 1.5 L Turbo engine animation for a visual representation of prominent engine
features and functions
Cylinder Block and Crankshaft
The Civic’s 1.5-liter engine has a lightweight die-cast aluminum block with individual
reinforced main bearing caps to minimize weight. Cast-in iron cylinder liners provide
long-lasting durability. Each journal on the lightweight forged-steel crankshaft is
micropolished to reduce internal friction.
Pistons and Connecting Rods
The 1.5-liter engine’s pistons help maintain stable combustion and contribute to
improved efficiency with “cavity-shaped” crowns. The lightweight pistons have a
carefully optimized skirt design to minimize reciprocating weight, which minimizes
vibration and increases operating efficiency. The pistons are cooled by twin oil jets
directed at the underside of each piston crown. Ion-plated piston rings help reduce
friction for greater operating efficiency. Lightweight, high-strength steel connecting rods
are heat-forged in one piece and then “crack separated” to create a lighter and stronger
rod with an optimally fitted bearing cap.
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Cylinder Head and Valvetrain
The direct-injected Civic 4-cylinder turbocharged engine has a lightweight DOHC
cylinder head that is made of pressure-cast aluminum alloy. With exhaust port cast
directly into the cylinder head, the need for a traditional separate exhaust manifold is
eliminated.
A low-friction, silent-chain drives dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. The
cam drive is maintenance free throughout the life of the engine. To help further reduce
weight, new thin-wall hollow camshafts are used.
To benefit fuel efficiency, emissions and power, the turbo engine utilizes sodium filled
exhaust valves. A hollow chamber within the valve contains sodium that is cooled by the
exhaust port cooling jacket. As the chamber reaches close to the valve head, the
sodium helps to cool the entire valve. As the valve is internally cooled it doesn’t need
the enriched fuel mixture that was generally used in turbo engines to help cool the
exhaust valve. The resultant leaner mixture reduces emissions, increases fuel efficiency
and helps increase power.
The cylinder head includes smaller M12 sparkplugs, down from the more common M14,
to save space and weight. The head also includes direct-injection multi-hole fuel
injectors with a small diameter bore. Higher-pressure direct injection optimizes fuel
atomization, allowing for more efficient combustion. To provide a high-tumble intake
charge that further enhances combustion efficiency, both the intake port and piston
crown have special designs.
The Civic Turbo engine features Variable Valve Timing Control (VTC) that can vary the
timing of both the intake and exhaust camshafts independently. With the turbo engine’s
variable cam timing, the cam timing can be optimized to suit the driving conditions.
Under light loads, valve overlap can be increased to reduce pumping losses and
improve fuel efficiency. When engine speed is low and engine load is large, such as
during initial acceleration, the amount of overlap is increased to boost the scavenging
effect, which improves torque and responsiveness. When engine speed is high and
engine load is also high, such as during full-throttle acceleration, the amount of valve
overlap is reduced, improving both intake and scavenging and increase engine output.
Direct Injection System
The direct-injection system enables increased torque across the engine’s full operating
range along with higher fuel efficiency. The system features a compact, high-pressure,
direct-injection pump that allows both high fuel flow and pulsation suppression, while
variable pressure control optimizes injector operation. A multi-hole injector delivers fuel
directly into each cylinder (not to the intake port, as in conventional port fuel injection
designs), allowing for more efficient combustion.
The multi-hole injectors can create the ideal stoichiometric fuel/air mixture in the
cylinders for good emissions control. Theoretically, a stoichiometric mixture has just
enough air to completely burn the available fuel. Based on the operating conditions, the
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direct-injection system alters its function for best performance. Upon cold engine
startup, fuel is injected into the cylinders on the compression stroke. This creates a
weak stratified charge effect that improves engine start-up and reduces exhaust
emissions before a normal operating temperature is reached.
Once the engine is fully warmed up, for maximum power and fuel efficiency fuel is
injected during the intake stroke. This helps create a more homogeneous fuel/air mix in
the cylinder that is aided by the high-tumble intake port design. This improves
volumetric efficiency, and the cooling effect of the incoming fuel improves anti-knock
performance.
Low Inertia Mono Scroll Turbo System with Electric Wastegate
The turbocharged Civic engine employs a small-diameter turbine for maximum
responsiveness. The mono scroll housing design helps the turbo build boost even at
relatively small throttle openings and low rpm. The electrically-actuated wastegate
allows boost pressure to be precisely controlled.
Turbo Housing
Compressed air output to
intake manifold via intercooler
Electric Wastegate
A large air-to-air low-restriction intercooler is positioned low in the front of the car where
it receives unobstructed airflow when the vehicle is in motion. Intake air travels from the
air filter, to the turbo compressor, on to the intercooler, then to the engine’s intake ports.
The intercooler helps reduce the temperature of air entering the engine, making it
denser for greater performance. To reduce weight, the turbo system is plumbed with
rigid, lightweight resin composite inlet pipes to carry intake air to and from the
intercooler.
Common Engine Features
ECON Mode
Every 2016 Civic is equipped with a green ECON button located on the center console
near the shift lever. When the button is pushed to activate ECON mode, several
operating characteristics of the vehicle are modified for enhanced fuel efficiency. The
Drive-by-Wire throttle system provides more gradual response, and to save additional
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energy, the climate control’s fan speeds are lowered incrementally and other climate
control system characteristics are altered based on the conditions. Another push of the
ECON button reverts all systems to their normal mode.
Friction Reducing Technology
Both of Civic’s engines make use of new friction-reducing technologies designed to
improve engine efficiency. The outer skirts of lightweight aluminum pistons feature a
low-friction coating applied in a unique pattern application. The result is reduced overall
friction as the pistons move within the cylinder bores. Plateau honing further lowers the
friction level between the pistons and the cylinders by creating an ultra-smooth surface.
Plateau honing is a 2-stage machining process that uses two grinding processes
instead of the more conventional single honing process. This also enhances the longterm wear characteristics of the engine. Low viscosity oil (0W-20) also reduces friction.
Other contributors to overall operating efficiency are a special two-stage oil pump relief
valve, low-friction oil seals, special low-drag piston ring design, low-friction cam chain
and a lightweight crankshaft.
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
The Civic’s Drive-by-Wire throttle system replaces a conventional throttle cable with
smart electronics that “connect” the accelerator pedal to a throttle valve inside the
throttle body. The result is less under-hood clutter and lower weight, as well as quicker
and more accurate throttle actuation. Plus, a specially programmed "gain" rate between
the throttle pedal and engine offers improved drivability and optimized engine response
to suit specific driving conditions.
Honda’s Drive-by-Wire throttle system evaluates the current driving conditions by
monitoring throttle pedal position, throttle valve position, engine speed (rpm) and road
speed. This information is used to define the throttle control sensitivity that gives the
Civic’s throttle pedal a predictable and responsive feel that meets driver expectations.
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Emissions Control
Both 2016 Civic engines are designed to meet the tough EPA LEV3-ULEV125/LEV3SULEV30 emissions standards,5 and are certified to this level of emissions performance
for 120,000 miles.
100,000+/- Mile Tune-up Intervals
The Civic’s powerplant requires no scheduled maintenance for 100,000+/- miles or
more8, other than periodic inspections and normal fluid and filter replacements. The first
tune-up includes water pump inspection, valve adjustment, and the installation of new
spark plugs.
Maintenance Minder™ System
To eliminate unnecessary service stops while ensuring that the vehicle is properly
maintained, the Civic has a Maintenance Minder™ system that continually monitors the
vehicle's operating condition. When maintenance is required, the driver is alerted via a
message on the Multi-Information Display (MID) on the LX and LX-P trims or Driver
Information Interface (DII) on EX-T and above trims. (See the Interior Section for more
information about the DII).
The Maintenance Minder™ system monitors operating conditions such as oil and coolant
temperature along with engine speed to determine the proper service intervals.
Depending on operating conditions, oil change intervals can be extended to a maximum
of 10,000 miles, potentially sparing the owner considerable expense and inconvenience
over the life of the vehicle. The owner-resettable system monitors all normal service
parts and systems, including oil and filter, tire rotation, air-cleaner, transmission fluid,
spark plugs, coolant, brake pads and more. To reduce the potential for driver
distraction, maintenance alerts are presented on the DII only when the ignition is first
turned on, not while driving.
Advanced Transmissions
Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT)
Two different CVTs are offered in the new Civic to best suit the power output and
operating characteristics of each available engine. Both Continuously Variable
Transmissions (CVT) offer smooth and predictable gear ratio transitions and excellent
acceleration matched with efficient low-rpm cruising. A wide ratio spread results in
strong acceleration performance coupled with reduced engine rpm at high road speeds.
Each CVT is comprised of an engine driven torque converter that in turn drives two
variable-width pulleys connected by a steel belt. With its angled inner faces, the belt can
circle the angled pulley faces at varying diameter depending on the pulley width, which
alters the effective ratio between the pulleys. Since there are no steps in the pulley
faces, the range of possible gear ratios is essentially infinite. This ultra-fine control of
the gear ratio is the key to the CVT’s greater efficiency over a conventional automatic
transmission with a limited number of discrete gear ratios. Instead of approximating the
correct ratio for the conditions like a conventional automatic does, the Civic CVTs can
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precisely select the optimum ratio from moment to moment without steps or slippage.
Computer control of the transmission allows
the ratio between the pulleys to be altered
almost instantly to best suit the driving
conditions and accelerator pedal setting.
Continuously Variable Transmission for
2.0L i-VTEC
The Civic LX and LX-P which are powered
by the 2.0-liter engine offer a CVT (available
in the LX and standard in the LX-P) that is a
refined version of the CVT that was offered
in the previous generation Civic. It features a
retuned torque converter, and a new
generation of G-Design shift logic.
2.0-Liter
Engine CVT
Continuously Variable Transmission for
1.5L Turbo
Turbo Civic models have a CVT that is an evolution of the CVT transmission offered in
Accord 4-cylinder models. In this application, the transmission’s final gear ratio is 4.69percent taller than the Accord CVT on which it’s based, to allow for lower engine rpm
while cruising. A new generation of G-Design shift logic aids acceleration and has a
more familiar driving feel. A new turbine twin-damper design for the torque converter
provides tighter control and helps reduce turbocharger lag as
the vehicle accelerates.
CVT Common Features
G-Design Shift Feature
Both available Civic CVTs are designed to
provide the optimum gear ratio for the
driving conditions, and to offer a more
natural driving feel than some previous
CVT transmissions that may have
something of a disconnected “rubber-band”
feel compared to a conventional automatic
transmission.
The Civic CVTs have a new generation of
special G-design shift logic that is designed to
1.5-Liter
offer more immediate acceleration response
Turbo
Engine
CVT
than either conventional automatics or other CVT
designs. When abruptly applying power from a steadystate cruising speed, both Civic CVTs immediately send power to the drive wheels while
simultaneously adjusting the gear ratio (seamlessly and progressively downshifting) to
smoothly bring the engine to its horsepower peak in a linear way.
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By comparison, a conventional automatic is slower to respond and loses time making
multiple downshifts. Since the automatic transmission has a limited number of separate,
discrete ratios, even when fully downshifted, it can only approximate the optimum
engine rpm as speed increases. This cuts into acceleration.
During full throttle acceleration, the new generation of G-Design shift logic employs
stepped ratios as the vehicle speed increases. This helps give the transmission a more
“connected” feel as the engine rpm and vehicle speed increase together. This stepped
operation also improves acceleration performance incrementally.
CVT Automatic Modes
The transmission can be operated in three different fully automatic forward modes with
the console-mounted straight-gate shifter. The D mode is ideal for most driving
situations, and combines fuel efficiency with smooth operation and responsive power
when needed. The S mode is for more performance-oriented driving, and features more
aggressive transmission mapping to keep engine rpm higher for greater acceleration
and response. The L mode is ideal for situations when additional engine braking is
desired, such as in mountainous driving.
S-Range Control
To allow the driver to alter the operation of the CVT, the console-mounted gear selector
includes an “S” or Sport mode that provides a sport-shift schedule that delays upshifting
for more available power, and provides greater engine braking.
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6-Speed Manual Transmission
A 6-speed manual transmission (6MT) is standard on the Civic LX. The unit offers
smooth and precise shift feel and great efficiency. Compared to the 5-speed manual
transmission it replaces in the Civic, the 6-speed transmission has been carefully
engineered to deliver state-of-the-art performance and
shift action, with reduced internal friction, tighter
internal tolerances and improved synchronizers.
The transmission also has a more rigid
aluminum exterior case, higher-capacity ball
bearings, stiffer gear shafts, and greater torque
capacity. Refinements to the shift linkage and
selector mechanism produce a precise and
smooth gear lever shift action. A new
constant-mesh helical reverse gear
mechanism significantly reduces noise when
reverse is selected. A reverse lockout feature
prevents the transmission from accidentally
being shifted into reverse while the car is
moving forward.
Manual Transmission Gear Ratio Comparison
Gear Ratio (X:1)
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Reverse
Final Reduction Ratio
2015 Civic 1.8L
(5MT)
3.143
1.870
1.235
0.949
0.727
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3.308
4.290
2016 Civic 2.0L
(6MT)
3.643
2.080
1.361
1.024
0.830
0.686
3.673
4.105
Continuously Variable Transmission Gear Ratio Comparison
Gear Ratio (X:1)
Forward
Reverse
Final Reduction Ratio
2015 Civic 1.8L
(CVT)
3.200~0.517
3.428~0.554
3.940
2016 Civic 2.0L
(CVT)
2.526~0.408
2.706~1.552
4.680
2016 Civic 1.5L T
(CVT)
2.645~0.405
1.859~1.265
4.811
Powertrain Feature Comparison
Feature
Engine Type
Displacement (cc)
Horsepower @ rpm
(SAE net)
Torque
(lb-ft @ rpm SAE net)
2016 Civic 2.0L
L-4
1996cc
2016 Civic 1.5L T
L-4 Turbocharged
1498cc
158 @ 65001
174 @ 6,0003
138 @ 42002
162 @ 1,700-5,500 (CVT)4
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Feature (cont.)
Bore and Stroke (mm)
Compression Ratio
Fuel Injection
Programmed Fuel Injection
(PGM-FI)
Valvetrain
Drive-by-Wire Throttle
System
Low-Inertia MONO
Turbocharger
Variable Intake Valve Lift
Intake/Exhaust Variable
Cam Timing
Transmission
Front Wheel Drive
Hill Start Assist
100K +/- Miles No
Scheduled Tune-Ups7
Powertrain
2016 Civic 2.0L
86 x 85.9
10.8:1
Port
2016 Civic 1.5L T
73 x 89.5
10.6:1
Direct
•
16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®
16-Valve DOHC w/VTC
•
•
•
•
•
•
6-Speed Manual / CVT
•
•
CVT
•
•
•
•
Fuel Economy and Emissions Ratings
Ratings
EPA Fuel Economy Ratings6
(city / highway/ combined)
(anticipated)
Recommended fuel
CARB emissions rating5
2016 Civic 2.0L
2016 Civic 1.5L T
26/38/31 (6MT)
31/41/35 (CVT)
31/41/35 (CVT)
Regular unleaded 87 octane
LEV3-ULEV125/LEV3SULEV30
Regular unleaded 87 octane
LEV3-ULEV125/LEV3SULEV30
(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)
1
158 horsepower @ 6500 rpm (SAE net)
2
138 lb-ft @4200 rpm (SAE net)
3
174 horsepower @ 6000 rpm (SAE net)
4
162 lb-ft @ 1700-5500 rpm (SAE net)
5
CVT models are LEV3-SULEV30-rated in California and states that have adopted California vehicle emission
regulations. CVT models in non-CARB states and 6MT models in all 50 states are LEV3-ULEV125-rated.
6
Preliminary mileage ratings determined by Honda. Final 2016 EPA fuel-economy ratings not available at the time of
printing. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your
vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
7
Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Will vary with driving conditions. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
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Table of Contents
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Overview................................................................................................... 33
Key Body Features ................................................................................... 33
Exterior Dimensions .................................................................................. 34
Key Exterior Specifications – 9TH to 10th Generation Difference ................ 34
Key Exterior Specifications – Civic Coupe to Civic Sedan Difference ....... 34
Key Exterior Specifications – 9TH to 10th Generation Difference ................ 35
Key Exterior Specifications – 9TH to 10th Generation Difference ................ 35
Increased Trunk Capacity ......................................................................... 36
Key Body Specifications ........................................................................... 36
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) ....................................... 37
Improved Body Rigidity ............................................................................. 37
Aerodynamics ........................................................................................... 38
T-Direction Welding .................................................................................. 39
Class-leading Forward Visibility ................................................................ 39
High-Strength Steel ................................................................................ 40
Body Materials .......................................................................................... 40
Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Countermeasures ........................ 41
Body Features .......................................................................................... 43
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Overview
Together with the 2016 Civic Sedan, the new Civic Coupe features the most
rigid, tightly sealed body and aerodynamic body design in Civic history, with the greatest
use of high-strength steel for any Civic model ever made, offering significant
advancements to overall noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), ride and handling, fuel
efficiency and collision performance.
Longer, lower and wider, the new Civic body is also more spacious, with 8.2
additional cubic feet of passenger and cargo space. Despite its larger size, the new
Civic Coupe’s unibody is 76 pounds lighter than before with a 25 percent increase in
torsional rigidity, while its lower height, wider stance and shortened front overhang
serve as the basis for the new Civic’s sportier, more premium look and feel.
Advanced unibody construction techniques, including the use of Honda’s nextgeneration ACE™ body structure and new crash stroke front frame, enable superior
front, side and rear crash-worthiness. Comprehensive body sealing measures, the use
of acoustic windshield glass combine with new chassis technologies, such as hydraulic
suspension and engine mounts, to make the 2016 Civic the quietest and most refined
Civic yet.
Key Body Features
• Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure with new crash
stroke front frame design
• 63 percent high strength steels (12 percent ultra-high strength steel)
• 590 MPa high-strength steel floor pan
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•
•
•
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Narrow A-pillars for 84.3 degrees of forward visibility
Acoustic-glass, flush mounted windshield
Acoustic fiber side under-panels
Acoustically sealed unibody
Full underbody covering
Exterior Dimensions
Compared to the previous model, the 2016 Civic Coupe’s wheelbase is 1.2 inches
longer for improved ride comfort, better second-row seating roominess, and improved
ingress and egress. The overall length is shorter by 1.0 inches, for a more compact,
sporty profile. Front and rear overhangs are 1.4-inch shorter and improve both
appearance and aerodynamic efficiency. Fuel efficiency is improved in part due to
comprehensive aerodynamic gains throughout the exterior, and even underneath the
vehicle.
Key Exterior Specifications – 9TH to 10th Generation Difference
Specification
Length (in)
Width (in)
Height (in)
Wheelbase (in)
Track (in)
Front overhang (in)
Rear overhang (in)
Wheel/tire size
2016 Civic EX-T Coupe
176.9
70.8
54.9
106.3
60.9 / 61.5
35.2
35.2
215/50R17
2015 Civic EX Coupe
177.9
69.0
55.0
103.2
59.0 / 59.9
36.6
38.2
205/55R16
Change
-1.0
+1.8
-0.1
+3.1
+1.9 / +2.5
-1.4
-3.0
+10/-5/+1
Key Exterior Specifications – Civic Coupe to Civic Sedan Difference
Specification
Length (in)
Width (in)
Height (in)
Wheelbase (in)
Track (in)
Front overhang (in)
Rear overhang (in)
Wheel/tire size
2016 Civic EX-T Coupe
176.9
70.8
54.9
106.3
60.9 / 61.5
35.2
35.2
215/50R17
2016 Civic EX-T Sedan
182.3
70.9
55.7
106.3
60.9 / 61.5
35.2
40.6
215/50R17
(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)
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-5.4
-0.1
-0.8
0
0
0
-5.4
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Key Exterior Specifications – 9TH to 10th Generation Difference
-0.1 inch
-1.6 inch
lower
+0.4 cu. ft.
+0.4
inch
35.2 inch (-1.4)
+0.4
inch
106.3 inch (+3.1)
35.2 inch (-3.0)
176.9 inch (-1.0)
Key Exterior Specifications – 9TH to 10th Generation Difference
Front Row
Representation
Second Row
Representation
54.9 inch
(-0.1)
Step-over
-0.8 inch
Track
Front: 60.9 inch (+1.9
Rear: 61.4 inch (+1.6)
Width 70.8 inch (+1.8)
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Increased Trunk Capacity
The 2016 Civic Coupe has a wider and deeper trunk with 12.1 cu. ft. of storage volume
(LX, LX-P), 0.4 cu. ft. larger than that of the previous Civic Coupe. Together with the
enlarged passenger volume, this makes the new Civic Coupe best in class in total
interior volume. (See the Interior section for more information.)
A low lift-over height of 27.3 inches and a maximum trunk opening width of 35.5 inches
improves the ease of loading or unloading bulky items, as does a flat trunk floor, which
measures 53.8 inches wide and 35.7 inches deep – all significant improvements over
the previous model. The floor and trunk sides are carpeted to help protect cargo during
transit, and also to help reduce road noise entering the passenger cabin.
35.5-Inch Trunk Opening
53.8-Inch Trunk
Floor Width
35.7-Inch Trunk
Floor Depth
27.3-Inch Trunk
Lift-Over Height
The Civic Coupe’s trunk will accommodate three soft suitcases or three golf bags. For
long, narrow items such as skis, the 3.5 sq-ft. trunk pass-through is 20.6-percent larger
than before. A removable floor panel hides the temporary spare tire, jack and wrench. A
single LED cargo-area light provides illumination when the trunk lid is open.
Key Body Specifications
Specification
Wheelbase (in)
Length (in)
Height (in)
Width (in)
Track (in, front / rear)
Curb Weight (lb)
CVT unless noted MT
Weight Dist.
(%, front/rear)
Trunk capacity (cu ft)
LX
106.3
176.9
54.9
70.8
60.9 / 61.5
2735 (MT)
2748
61.7 / 38.3
(MT)
61.9 / 38.1
12.1
LX-P
106.3
176.9
54.9
70.8
60.9 / 61.5
EX-T
106.3
176.9
54.9
70.8
60.9 / 61.5
EX-L
106.3
176.9
54.9
70.8
60.9 / 61.5
Touring
106.3
176.9
54.9
70.8
60.9 / 61.5
2771
2885
2896
2884
61.8 / 38.2
62.0 / 38.0
62.0 / 38.0
62.0 / 38.0
12.1
11.9
11.9
11.9
(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)
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Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™)
As an integral part of the 2016 Civic structure, Honda's proprietary Advanced
Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure enhances occupant protection and
crash compatibility in frontal collisions. ACE utilizes a network of connected structural
elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle, thus
reducing the forces transferred to the passenger compartment. ACE channels frontal
crash energy to both upper and lower structural elements, including the floor frame rails,
side sills and A-pillars.
Crash Stroke
A Honda first, the ACE™ structure used on the new Civic features a new crash stroke
technology, developed by Honda engineers in the company’s advanced safety research
laboratory in Raymond. Ohio. With the new crash stroke structure, in a frontal collision
the lower section of the front vehicle frame hinges to direct the engine down and
rearward, helping direct crash energy into the vehicle’s floor while also minimizing cabin
intrusion. This crucial piece of safety engineering effectively adds 80mm (3.2 in) of
additional energy-absorbing “crash stroke” to the front of the vehicle.
Besides helping the Civic aim for the highest ratings in the rigorous federal crash tests,
the new crash stroke structure enabled designers to develop the Civic’s body design to
feature a short front overhang and short hood-line for a unique and exciting
appearance, excellent outward visibility and improved handling. (See the Safety and
Driver Assistive section for more information.)
ACE™ Body Structure
with New Crash Stroke
Ridged Protective
Occupant Cabin
Improved Body Rigidity
Compared to the previous Civic generation, the new 2016 Civic Coupe body’s global
bending rigidity increases 19 percent and its torsional rigidity increases 23 percent. The
benefits of this increased stiffness are numerous, including the ability to tune the
suspension for superior ride and handling performance. This tuning includes localized
increases in rigidity at the suspension mounting points, with a 28 percent increase at the
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front and 35 percent increase at the rear over the previous generation Civic Coupe. This
allows the chassis to work more effectively and reduces the suspension action needed
to control body motion. The localized lateral stiffness of the Coupe’s exclusive rear body
is 4.6 percent stiffer than the Sedan, which is primarily due to the body construction,
and that has significant dynamic benefits. The more rigid body structure also directly
results in a quieter and more comfortable ride experience for the passengers, with less
NVH felt over a wide range of driving conditions. Some key advancements in body
structure include:
Under the Hood
• A lower stiffener, located behind the engine on the front bulkhead, improves
handling
In the Unibody
• Certain connection areas where the A-pillars meet the floor sills, and the B-pillars
meet both the floor sills and roof rails, reduce idle vibration and booming
• Large body panels are shaped using computer aided engineering (CAE) to
reduce booming
• Gussets positioned inside the rear quarter areas of the unibody reduce road
noise
• An internal rear structural ring stiffens the unibody for improved handling
• Short-pitch welding places spot welds 20mm (0.8 in) apart in critical areas of the
unibody, compared to 40mm to 45mm (1.6 in to 1.8 in) traditional spacing,
increasing stiffness and durability
Underneath the Vehicle
• The Civic’s floor pan is made of 590-MPa high-strength steel to provide a lighter
yet stronger overall structure
• Floor cross-members positioned under the driver and front passenger’s seating
area improve ride comfort
• A lateral cross-member and damper structure, located between the rear wheels,
improves handling
• A cross-car brace, located at the front of the vehicle, improves handling
Aerodynamics
The Civic was designed to have class-leading aerodynamic performance – including
12.5-percent overall less drag than the previous Civic generation – which helps improve
both fuel efficiency and interior quietness. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) was
used to measure the car’s efficiency during the design phase, followed by scale-model
wind tunnel testing and finally by full-scale wind-tunnel testing. Two critical gains from
this process include a 12.5-percent reduction in underbody and engine-room airflow
drag (CdA), and another 4-percent CdA reduction in wheel drag.
Specially shaped components at the front of the vehicle guide airflow through the
radiator and into the engine's cold-air intake, while channeling the remaining airflow
over, around and under the vehicle. Along with narrower the A-pillars and flush-mounted
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glass, these contribute to the Civic’s efficient passage through the air. The relaxed slope
of the rear roofline and rear window further improves aerodynamic efficiency.
The new Civic features the flattest underbody of any gasoline-powered Honda
production vehicle. A molded under-panel is positioned directly beneath the front fascia,
starting the rearward flow of air underneath the vehicle in a smooth manner. An
aluminum under-tray is positioned underneath the engine and transmission and features
a cooling duct that allows ambient airflow to the hydraulic engine mount. Dual side
under-panels (molded plastic on LX and LX-P, acoustic fiber on EX-T and above trims)
extend from behind the front wheels to just ahead of the rear wheels, further smoothing
the airflow as it travels rearward, while also reducing wind noise in the passenger cabin.
Lateral strakes located ahead of each wheel and tire (8.5 inches wide in front, and 3.5
inches wide in the rear) help deflect airflow around the tires for additional aerodynamic
efficiency gains. Even the stamped steel exhaust silencers are aerodynamically shaped,
eliminating the need for an under-cover at the rear of the vehicle. This reduces parts
count, complexity and weight while helping to ensure optimal aerodynamic efficiency.
T-Direction Welding
Applied to the forward edge of the front door hinge pillars, just behind the front wheel
openings, a new “T-direction welding” technique is anticipated to help the 2016 Civic
earn top ratings in the rigorous IIHS narrow offset frontal collision test, based on Honda
internal testing. Instead of using lateral overlapping welded joints on the hinge pillars,
which would be negatively affected by the wheel moving rearward and striking the pillar
in an offset frontal collision, the hinge pillars instead use a longitudinal welded seam
designed to withstand sheer forces generated in such a collision.
Class-leading Forward Visibility
The A-pillar section on the 2016 Civic is 18mm (0.7 in) narrower than on the previousgeneration Civic, reducing the obstructed area by 11.6-percent, and resulting in a 7.9degree improvement in forward visibility. As a result, the new Civic offers a classPage 39 of 132
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leading 84.3 degrees of forward visibility (the angle made by drawing lines from the
driver’s eye point to the outboard edges of the A pillars). Safety is maintained through
the pillars’ shape, the precise design of load pathways during a frontal collision or
rollover, and the use of 1500 MPa hot-stamped ultra-high-strength steel for the A-pillars.
A
B
B
A: Forward Visibility
B: B-Pillar
High-Strength Steel
Multiple steel grades are used in the Civic's body construction to help achieve excellent
overall vehicle dynamics, optimize safety performance, and lower NVH. Materials range
from five different grades of steel, including premium hot-stamp steel and ultra-highstrength steel used in the unibody, to aluminum for the front bumper beam. All were
chosen to achieve the best combination of strength, rigidity, dynamic performance and
light weight. Fully 63 percent of the body structure is composed of high-strength steel,
up 8 percent compared to 55 percent for the previous Civic Coupe. In addition, the use
of hot-stamp ultra-high strength steel increases to 7 percent from 1 percent in the
previous-generation Civic.
Lighter Weight
The increased use of high-strength steel contributes to a 76-pound reduction in weight
for the 2016 Civic Coupe’s unibody compared to the previous Civic generation.
Body Materials
Material
Hot-stamp steel
Ultra high-strength steel
Advanced high-strength steel
High-strength steel
Mild Steel
Grade
1500 MPa
980-1180 MPa
590-780 MPa
340-440 MPa
270 MPa
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7%
12%
35%
9%
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Mild Steel (270 MPa)
High-Strength Steel (340-440 MPa)
Advanced High-Strength Steel (590-780 MPa)
Ultra high-strength Steel (980-1180 MPa)
Aluminum 6xxx Series
Fiber Reinforced Plastic
Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Countermeasures
The new Civic takes noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) countermeasures to the next
level, positioning it at the top of its competitive set. All Civic trims feature strategically
placed body sealants (see below). Additional NVH enhancements on all models include
acoustic separators inside the A- and B-pillars, while a sound-insulating acoustic
windshield (see below) further aids overall cabin quietness.
Engine Compartment Isolation
Measures to isolate sound and heat emanating from within the engine compartment
include dedicated front, side and rear hood seals, strategically placed heat baffles, a
hood insulator panel, an engine under-cover, and dedicated insulation within the
instrument panel. Inside the vehicle, a one-piece molded insulated carpet liner adds
further to exceptional heat isolation and noise reduction for the 2016 Civic.
Acoustic Windshield
Special laminated acoustic glass is used for the Civic windshield to help reduce noise
entering the cabin. Tuned specifically to attenuate wind-noise frequencies, the
windshield glass uses an outer layer of 2.0mm safety glass, a 0.7mm thick middle layer
of acoustic polyvinyl butyral (PVB), and a 1.8mm safety-glass inner layer for a total
thickness of 4.5mm. This helps the Civic place at the top of its class in wind-noise
performance. The windshield also incorporates UV light-absorbing technology. In
addition, the Civic Coupe has 4.0mm tempered front door glass and 3.5mm tempered
rear door glass. The available one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature uses 3.5mm
tinted and tempered glass.
Sound-absorbing Undercovers
Underneath the Civic, along both sides of the passenger cabin, are absorptive
undercovers (fiber on the LX and LX-P, and molded plastic on the EX-T and above
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trims) that mitigate road and wind noise. A special baffle plate located beneath the
center of the floor pan and felt fender inner liners further attenuate wind and road noise.
Body Sealing
The 2016 Civic Coupe has an unprecedented level of body sealing to dramatically
reduce the levels of noise inside the vehicle – a 75 percent overall leak reduction
compared to the previous-generation Civic. Throughout the unibody are 9.2 sq. in. of
weld seals and other sealers to reduce vibration and the transmission of noise.
Acoustic
Windshield
Pillar
Separators
Engine
Compartment
Insulation
Sound Absorbing
Undercovers
Triple Door Seals
& Door Gap Seals
Air Leak
Reduction
Moldings/
Clips &
Acoustic
Hole Seals
Body
Sealing
Additional measures include:
• Pillar separators seal the hollow A- and B-pillars to reduce the transmission of
noise from the floor area into the passenger cabin.
• Triple door sealing utilizes 360-degree molded door seals to reduce wind noise
and improve isolation.
• New door gap seals at the rear edges of the doors are a first for Civic. They join
the triple sealed door openings and lower door-edge seals in keeping wind noise
from entering the cabin.
• Multiple air leak reduction moldings and clips are used at key locations where the
side windows slide into the Coupe’s two doors, reducing the possibility of audible
air leaks occurring in these locations.
• Along with internal bracing, acoustic hole seals fill open areas inside the door
structures, significantly reducing the amount of wind and road noise and vibration
that can reach the cabin. The same Thinsulate™ material that is used in the
doors is also used to reduce sound transmission through the roof, the body Aand B-pillars, and the rear tray.
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Body Features
Features
Advanced Compatibility
Engineering™ (ACE™) body
structure with new crash stroke
design
One-touch power moonroof with tilt
feature
Acoustic windshield
Acoustically sealed unibody
Triple door sealing
Hydraulic front engine mount
Hydraulic lower suspension mounts
Underbody aerodynamic tailoring
LX
LX-P
EX-T
EX-L
Touring
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)
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Table of Contents
Page
Overview................................................................................................... 45
Key Exterior Features ............................................................................... 45
Exterior Styling.......................................................................................... 45
LED Lighting ............................................................................................. 46
Power Side Mirrors ................................................................................... 47
Expanded View Driver's Mirror .................................................................. 48
Honda LaneWatch™................................................................................. 48
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature........................................... 48
Power Windows and Locks ....................................................................... 48
Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop ................................................... 49
Remote Engine Start................................................................................. 49
Windshield Wipers .................................................................................... 49
Capless Fueling System ........................................................................... 50
Exterior Features ...................................................................................... 50
Exterior Colors .......................................................................................... 51
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Overview
Differentiating itself from the Civic Sedan, the new Civic Coupe features a lower
and more radically sloping roofline, shorter rear overhang, and aggressive rear styling
with distinctive full-width light bar and overall more compact and sporty styling. With its
athletic new stance, advanced aerodynamic styling and available LED lighting, the new
coupe boasts a youthful, premium and sporty new style that advances Civic design into
the next era. Its windswept lines are complimented by the most comprehensive
aerodynamic packaging of any Honda to date, including complete underbody paneling,
improving both fuel efficiency and cabin quietness. A new flush-mounted acoustic glass
windshield further isolates the cabin while promoting smooth airflow, while new
available features such as Smart Entry, Capless fueling, Remote Engine Start, rainsensing windshield wipers and Walk Away door locks makes this the most sophisticated
and easy-to-use Civic yet.
Key Exterior Features
• Acoustic glass, flush-mounted windshield
• LED daytime running lights (DRL)
• Projector-Beam Halogen Headlights with Auto-On/Off
• Available LED headlights
• Available LED turn signals
• LED taillights
• Available Honda LaneWatch™1
• Available One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
• Available Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop
• Available remote engine start
• Smart wipers
• Available Rain-sensing wipers
Exterior Styling
The new Civic Coupe provides an even sportier spin on its 10th generation sedan sibling
with a distinctive sporty profile, lower roof line and shorter rear overhang that produces
a crouched, dynamic style. Lower, longer, wider and more muscular than the previous
generation, its flowing lines, new signature chromed “wing” front fascia and available
premium LED lighting, extended wheelbase and short overhangs brand the new Civic
as a leader in its class, both technologically and in design.
In front, aggressive aerodynamics, LED daytime running lights and an available in-line
LED headlight array lend the new Civic a modern demeanor.
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The muscular, high-tension side profile soars upward from the front wheel arches
rearward, with a decisive character line rising through the doors and extending to the
rear wheel arches. A second, lower character line extends from behind the front wheels
up through the doors and meets the rear wheel arches, emphasizing the dynamic and
emotional design. The new larger and wider wheel and tires further emphasize Civic’s
purposeful stance, while the long wheelbase, short overhangs and sweeping cabin
greenhouse further add to the dynamic feel of the exterior.
The windshield is flush-mounted to the cowl, improving aerodynamics and quieting the
interior. Panel gaps are minimized and the B-pillars are black-finished, with stainless
trim surrounding the side windows to visually emphasize the sweeping cabin shape.
The side glass is flush with the pillars to reduce wind noise in the cabin, while also
improving the quality feel of the new Coupe. Behind the sweeping roofline and C-pillars,
the flush-mounted rear window is sleek and shallow, aiding to the new model’s
aerodynamic efficiency.
From the A-pillars rearward, the Coupe features unique exterior styling with a lower and
more steeply raked roofline, nearly 1 inch lower than the Sedan, and more compact
proportions, with the rear overhang and overall length shortened by 5.5 inches. The
new Coupe also features an exclusive rear taillight design that carries the arch of the
distinctive C-shaped LED taillights across the full length of the rear deck lid.
LED Lighting
All 2016 Civic trims incorporate a wide range of LED exterior lighting features, including
standard LED daytime running lights (DRL), LED one-touch turn signals (Touring), and
LED taillights, license-plate light and center high-mounted stop light. Additionally, the
Touring trim receives new Honda LED headlights in an in-line configuration and side
mirror-mounted LED turn signals.
Civic Touring Coupe
In a first for the Civic, the Coupe in the new Touring trim includes LED low- and highbeam headlights. Arranged in a low, sleek and compact in-line display, the LED high
beams provide a longer a wider range of visibility during nighttime driving. The Touring
trim also includes LED turn signals integrated into the side mirror housings.
The LED lighting has several advantages beside improved visibility. The LEDs are both
mercury free and lead free, benefiting the environment. They require less power to
operate than traditional incandescent lighting, which helps the Civic’s fuel efficiency.
They have a longer life and are maintenance free. And finally, the LED arrays are
versatile, enabling the new Civic Coupe to offer breakthrough design elements not
previously possible.
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LED DRL & Low Beam
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
LED DRL, High & Low Beam
Civic
Touring
Coupe
LED DRL & Turn Signal
LED Taillight
Turn Signal & LED Taillight
Brake Light & LED Taillight
Civic
Touring
Coupe
Reverse Light & LED Taillight
Power Side Mirrors
Newly designed power side mirrors have a complimentary design and are
aerodynamically optimized to reduce wind noise and minimize turbulence. For 2016, the
side mirror housings on all Civic models are body-colored. The Civic EX-T and above
trims add heated side mirrors and the Touring trim further adds integrated front LED
turn indicators. The side mirrors can be manually folded for greater convenience in tight
parking situations.
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Expanded View Driver's Mirror
The Expanded View Driver’s Mirror is standard on all Civic Coupe models. (See the
Safety and Driver Assistive section for more information.)
Honda LaneWatch™
The Civic EX-T and above trims include Honda’s LaneWatch™1 display that uses a
camera located at the bottom the passenger-side exterior mirror to display a wide-angle
view of the passenger side roadway on the Display Audio screen. The image appears
when the right turn signal is activated, or when a button on the end of the turn signal
stalk is pressed. (See the Safety and Driver Assistance section for more information.)
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
The Civic LX-P and above trims have a one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature that
will fully open or close with a single touch of the switch. The moonroof mechanism was
purposely designed to provide ample headroom. The moonroof has a sliding sunshade
that opens with the roof and can be closed to block sunlight. To tilt or slide the
moonroof, the driver or front passenger needs only to fully press the ceiling-mounted
switch once (instead of pressing and holding it for several seconds). The moonroof fully
opens or closes automatically. However, if the operator wishes to only partially open or
close the moonroof (such as to achieve partial ventilation), a lighter touch yields fully
manual control. The moonroof can also tilt to provide ventilation. An auto-reverse
feature is built in, helping to ensure that the moonroof will not forcefully close if
someone's hand or arm is detected in the path of the glass. If an obstruction is detected,
the moonroof mechanism will reopen the moonroof.
Power Windows and Locks
Power windows are standard equipment on all Civic models and include auto-up and down operation on the driver and passenger windows. Power locks are standard, and a
customizable auto-locking feature can be configured using the Driver Information
Interface and steering wheel-mounted controls.
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Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop
The Civic in LX-P and above trims include the upscale convenience of Smart Entry and
Push Button Start/Stop. The system simplifies approaching, entering and operating the
Civic. To gain entry, the driver/passenger simply pulls either of front door handles while
the remote in his or her possession. (See the Comfort and Convenience section for
more information.)
Remote Engine Start
Civic LX-P trims and above feature standard remote engine start. This enables drivers
to start their Civic in advance of the drive, thereby activating the climate control system
with a target temperature of 72 degrees before they get to the vehicle – particularly
helpful in extreme hot- or cold-weather conditions. The system will automatically
operate the heater, front and rear defrosters, front heated seats (if equipped), heated
side mirror, and air conditioning as needed. (See the Comfort and Convenience
section for more information.)
Windshield Wipers
The Civic LX and LX-P trims have 2-speed intermittent windshield wipers, while the EXT and above trims have variable intermittent windshield wipers. The Touring trim has
rain-sensing wipers described below.
Designed to cover the maximum possible windshield area, the left (driver) and right
(front passenger) windshield wipers (intermittent on EX-T and above trims) are 25.5
inches and 18 inches long, respectively. For better appearance, the wipers are hidden
low on the front cowl when not in operation. The wiper motor uses a built-in ECU,
reducing complexity compared to the previous Civic’s wiper mechanism. As well, a new
wiper motor assembly saves 3.08 pounds compared to the previous generation.
Mounted on the windshield behind the rear view mirror, a Rain Light Sensor combines
two functions into one unit to control the Smart Wipers and Rain Sensing Wipers
functions listed below.
Smart Wipers
Laws in some states require drivers to turn on the headlights when the wipers are
operating in the rain. In all trims, the new Civic helps its driver comply with these laws
by automatically illuminating the headlights when the wipers are activated in rainy
conditions (with headlight switch in Auto).
Details include:
• The light sensor detects the ambient brightness and determines when to turn on
or off the headlights, while also increasing the illumination of the wiper switch and
instrumentation for good visibility.
• If rain is intermittent, the lights stay on for a predetermined interval before
automatically turning off again.
• Operation is shown via an indicator on the instrument panel.
• The sensitivity can be controlled by a setting in the MID.
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Rain Sensing Wipers
In a first for Civic, the Touring trim includes rain-sensing wipers that automatically
activate if water is detected on the windshield.
Details include:
• The rain sensor detects precipitation on the windshield and controls the wipers
based on quantity of water detected.
• The sensitivity can be controlled by adjusting the intermittent wiper.
Capless Fueling System
A first for Civic, capless fueling eliminates the fuel cap, meaning that fueling the vehicle
simply requires opening the fuel lid, refueling, and then closing the lid. This smart and
easy-to-use design eliminates the need to touch a dirty fuel cap, reduces the possibility
of damaging the vehicle's paint with the fuel cap or tether, or forgetting the fuel cap at
the gas station. It also eliminates the possibility of activating an emissions warning by
failing to properly re-install the fuel cap. And finally, the capless fueling system allows
the use of a smaller fuel-cap door, which cleans up the lines of the vehicle. The fuel
door unlocks with a handle remote release inside the vehicle. (See the Comfort and
Convenience section for more information.)
Exterior Features
Features
One-Touch Turn Indicators
Acoustic windshield
One-Touch Power Moonroof with
Tilt Feature
Remote Keyless Entry
Smart Start/Entry*
Walk Away Door Lock*
LED daytime running lights (DRL)
Projector-beam halogen
headlights with Auto on/off
LED headlights* with Auto on/off
LED turn signals
Taillights with LED light bars
LED Center High Mount Brake
Light
Fog lights
2-speed intermittent windshield
wipers
Variable intermittent windshield
wipers
Smart wipers*
Rain sensing wipers*
Body-colored power side mirrors
Body-colored and heated power
side mirrors
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Body-colored and heated power
side mirrors with memory and
integrated LED turn indicators
Body-colored door handles
Chrome door handles
Capless fueling system*
Exterior
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Touring
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(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)
Exterior Colors
All 2016 Civic Coupe trims are available in eight exterior colors including two new
metallic colors and one new pearl color. All colors have a strong character, offering
expressive contrasts that complement the Civic’s body-panel curves and angles, while
also exhibiting a smart sporty appearance. The colors are:
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Lunar Silver Metallic (new)
Aegean Blue Metallic (new)
Energy Green Pearl (new)
Taffeta White
White Orchid Pearl
Modern Steel Metallic
Crystal Black Pearl
Rallye Red
The exterior colors are keyed to the 2016 Civic Coupe’s new, two-tone interior colors:
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Black/Greige
Black/Ivory
See the following page for a table indicating exterior and interior colors.
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Exterior Color
Exterior
Interior Two-Tone Color
Crystal Black Pearl
Black/Ivory or
Black/ Greige
Taffeta White
Black/Ivory
White Orchid Pearl
Black/Ivory or Black/
Greige
Modern Steel Metallic
Black/ Greige
Lunar Silver Metallic
Black/ Greige
Aegean Blue Metallic
Black/ Greige
Energy Green Pearl
Black/ Greige
Rallye Red
Black/Ivory
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LX
EX-T and above
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(See the Interior section for more information on interior colors.)
1
Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant
traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing
lanes.
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Table of Contents
Page
Overview................................................................................................... 55
Key Chassis Features ............................................................................... 55
Chassis Summary ..................................................................................... 56
Front and Rear Suspension ...................................................................... 56
Dual-Pinion, Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion
Steering (EPS) .......................................................................................... 58
Dual-Pinion, Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion
Steering (EPS) .......................................................................................... 59
Straight Driving Assist ............................................................................... 59
4-wheel Disc Brakes with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist ............................. 59
4-wheel Disc Brakes with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist ............................. 60
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control ............................. 60
Agile Handling Assist ................................................................................ 61
Hill Start Assist.......................................................................................... 61
Electric Parking Brake (EPB) .................................................................... 61
Wheels and Tires ...................................................................................... 62
Wheel Designs.......................................................................................... 63
Space-Saving Spare Tire .......................................................................... 63
Low-Friction Wheel Bearings .................................................................... 63
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Exhaust..................................................................................................... 63
Fuel Tank.................................................................................................. 64
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) ................................................. 64
Chassis Features ...................................................................................... 64
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Overview
The 2016 Civic Coupe utilizes the most sophisticated chassis design in model
history, delivering quicker and more accurate steering, more responsive handling, and
exceptional ride quality that exceeds the mainstream, compact-car class to challenge
even luxury C-segment products.
Key suspension upgrades include a sophisticated new multi-link rear suspension
and rigid rear subframe; fluid-filled suspension bushings that greatly enhance ride
quality while providing robust isolation from road vibration; stabilizer bars with bonded
bushing mounts for improved body control; dual-pinion, variable ratio Electric Power
Steering (EPS) that enhances steering feel, performance and comfort; and a Straight
Driving Assist feature that reduces steering effort when driving on a sloped or crowned
road. Additional new Civic chassis features include Agile Handling Assist and an
Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold.
Key Chassis Features
• MacPherson strut front suspension
• Multi-link rear suspension
• Dual-Pinion, Variable Ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS)*^
• Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)1 with Traction Control
• 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)2 with Brake Assist
• Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
• Front and rear stabilizer bars
• Fluid-filled suspension compliance bushings*
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Straight Driving Assist
Agile Handling Assist*
Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold*
* First for Civic
^ First for Honda
Chassis Summary
All Models
• MacPherson strut front suspension
• Multi-link rear suspension
• Front and rear stabilizer bars
• Front fluid-filled suspension bushings
• Power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes
• 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist
• Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
• Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)1 with Traction Control
• Agile Handling Assist
• Dual-Pinion Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering
(EPS)
• Straight Driving Assist
• Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold
• Hill Start Assist
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)3
Civic LX and LX-P
• 16-inch machine-finished aluminum wheels
• P215/55R16 all-season tires
Civic EX-T and EX-L
• 17-inch aluminum wheels with aerodynamic shape and cut flanges
• P215/50R17 all-season tires
• Rear fluid-filled suspension bushings
Civic Touring
• 17-inch aluminum wheels with cut flanges
• P215/50R17 all-season tires
• Rear fluid-filled suspension bushings
Front and Rear Suspension
The 2016 Civic suspension system provides agile and direct handling that puts the Civic
at the top of its class, and in the league of benchmarked European luxury-class
competitors. The system uses a combination of front MacPherson struts and an all-new
rear multi-link with new rigid subframe. Using a strut-style front suspension improves the
room available for crash reinforcement, and the multi-link rear suspension helps
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maximize second-row seating and cargo space – all while also providing outstanding
handling characteristics and ride quality. Front and rear stabilizer bars on all trims
improve turn-in response while reducing body roll during cornering. The stabilizer bars
are bonded to their mounting bushings and use low-friction connecting links for
smoother operation. The 2016 Civic Coupe has a 20mm (0.8 in) lower center of gravity,
significantly helping to improve handling agility.
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
The MacPherson strut front suspension is engineered to provide engaging performance
and a responsive feel for the driver. Performance-calibrated geometry ensures a high
degree of quickness and precision, smoothness and stability. The lower suspension
arms are connected to the subframe and to the body via fluid-filled bushings, which
provide the ideal combination of handling responsiveness and precision, along with
maximum isolation from road noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). All front
suspension arms and the front hub carriers are steel, and all Civic Coupe trims use a
tubular front stabilizer bar. The LX-P trim and above have increased front roll stiffness to
balance the additional weight of the sunroof and resultant increased inertia.
Furthermore, a small increase in damping force controls that inertia and maintains ride
quality. The Civic EX-T Coupe and above trims have front springs with a rate 15 percent
stiffer than the LX and LX-P trims and the damping force is increased by 20 percent for
more direct, agile handling response and body control. Due to the lighter alloy wheels
on the Touring trim, the damping rates are specifically tuned for the reduced unsprung
weight, increasing road isolation and providing a premium, direct feel.
MacPherson Strut
Front Suspension
Multi-Link Rear Suspension
The multi-link rear suspension includes stamped-steel arms, cast aluminum hub carriers
and a stabilizer bar. Mounted on a rigid subframe, a first for Civic, the new rear
suspension provides agile handling, both during normal driving and in emergency
maneuvers, together with a flat ride. On the Civic EX-T and above trims the trailing arms
are connected to the unibody by fluid-filled bushings for exceptional control of noise,
vibration and harshness (NVH) while maintaining precise handling. The EX-T and
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above trims also have 20 percent stiffer rear springs and the damping force is increased
by 90 percent to deliver high levels of body control and direct agile handling response.
All Civic Coupe trims use a solid rear stabilizer bar for improved crisp turn-in and body
roll control. As with the front suspension, the rear damping rates are specifically tuned
for the reduced unsprung weight of the lighter Touring trim wheels.
Multi-Link Rear
Suspension
Hydraulic Suspension Bushings
In a first for Honda, the 2016 Civic suspension uses fluid-filled bushings to provide
superior ride isolation as well as chassis vibration control. All Civic models utilize front
fluid-filled bushings and the EX-T and above trims additionally use rear fluid-filled
bushings. These bushings are specifically tuned to provide minimum vibration transfer
to the occupants, raising the new Civic to the top of its class in noise, vibration and
harshness (NVH) reduction.
In front, the lower control arms pivot in the fluid-filled bushing, which is designed to
absorb road harshness and vibration while still retaining the exacting precision required
for sharp, nimble handling. For the front suspension only, a specially ventilated undercover allows airflow to cool the bushings, ensuring more consistent performance in all
ambient temperature conditions, as well as enhanced long-term durability.
An additional duct, located near the middle of the aluminum front under-panel, cools the
engine’s torque rod bushing, likewise reducing operating temperatures and ensuring
longer performance.
Dual-Pinion, Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering
(EPS)
Another Civic first, the Electric Power Steering (EPS) incorporates dual pinion gears
and a variable gear ratio for improved steering feel, performance and comfort that
surpasses the class.
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The dual pinion steering provides substantially improved feel compared to the previousgeneration Civic. Compared to a traditional single-pinion steering system, the dual
pinion EPS utilizes the physical steering input from the driver as well as from a
supplemental electric motor. A non-contact torque sensor measures the driver’s
steering effort and an ECU determines how much electric motor assist to add, with the
result being a seamless, natural feeling steering in all situations.
The steering ratio is variable over a 17-percent range with a final full off-center rotation
ratio of 10.93:1. This provides a quick 2.2 turns lock-to-lock compared to 3.1 turns lockto-lock for the previous Civic, significantly reducing hand movement and the steering
effort required when parking or maneuvering. Also contributing to the enhanced steering
performance and feel of the 2016 Civic Coupe, the steering mount stiffness is higher,
and the 30mm steering column diameter (up from 22mm on the previous generation
Civic) also provides greater stiffness.
Dual-Pinion, Variable Ratio Electric
Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion
Steering (EPS)
Straight Driving Assist
A new Honda technology, Straight Driving Assist reduces the steering effort required
when driving on a sloped or crowned road. When the Straight Driving Assist system
detects that steering effort is being applied to keep the car driving along a slope, the
Electric Power Steering system applies motor assist. This reduces the muscle effort
required to maintain the desired direction on the sloped road to the same level as is
required on a flat road.
4-wheel Disc Brakes with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist
In a first for Civic, all trims are equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes. All systems
incorporate 4-channel ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist as
standard equipment. The system provides a comfortable and refined feel at low speeds,
predictable and easy operation on the highway, a sporty, fun-to-drive feel on winding
roads, and a reassuring high-performance stopping in emergency situations. Compared
to the previous-generation, the 2016 Civic’s brakes require less pedal travel, provide a
firmer pedal feel under normal conditions, and deliver greater efficiency.
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The 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) independently modulates braking power
at each wheel to help the driver retain steering control during heavy braking. The Brake
Assist system recognizes emergency braking situations and almost instantly applies full
braking force when appropriate to help shorten braking distance. (See the Safety and
Driver Assistance section for more information.)
All 2016 Civic trims are equipped with 11.1-inch diameter ventilated front brake rotors
(0.9-inch rotor thickness) clamped by single-piston brake calipers. The rear disc brakes
incorporate 10.2-inch diameter solid rotors (0.4-inch rotor thickness) paired with singlepiston brake calipers. The low-friction design of the brake calipers reduces energy
losses when the brakes are not in use, directly improving fuel efficiency.
4-wheel Disc Brakes
with ABS, EBD and
Brake Assist
In another first for Civic, a 5-percent-larger master cylinder piston diameter (22.2mm vs.
20.6mm on the previous Civic) contributes to the short, firm pedal stroke and excellent
feel, while also maintaining the power of the braking system.
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)1 is an Electronic Stability Control system that works in
conjunction with the Civic Coupe’s Drive-by-Wire™ throttle and its 4-channel ABS
systems to enhance control capability while the vehicle is accelerating, braking,
cornering or when the driver makes a sudden maneuver.
VSA also provides a limited-slip differential effect for the driving wheels by applying
braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting driving force to the wheel with
more traction. While the driver can reduce the traction control effectiveness allowing
more wheel slip during stuck condition by pressing the VSA button, ABS remains fully
operational at all times. (See the Safety and Driver Assistance section for more
information.)
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Agile Handling Assist
A Civic first and standard on all trims, Agile Handling Assist selectively uses the
vehicle's brakes to improve initial turning response and overall cornering ability. Agile
Handling Assist utilizes brake vectoring to improve corner traceability and confident
handling feel. By applying braking force to the inside wheels during cornering at high
lateral G, the system creates a yaw moment, thus generating more turning force and
reducing understeer.
Hill Start Assist
The Hill Start Assist function helps to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards when
the driver switches from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal while the vehicle is
stopped on a hill. Hill Start Assist automatically activates when the vehicle senses a
certain incline and is fully stopped in any forward gear when facing up hill or reverse
gear when facing downhill. The system uses a longitudinal G-sensor along with a wheel
speed sensor to control the hydraulic brake modulator. Hill Start Assist, when activated,
will release the brakes when the driver depresses the throttle or if the driver doesn't
press the accelerator after a few seconds.
Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
In a first for both the Honda Civic and its market segment, the standard Electric Parking
Brake (EPB) is simpler, more convenient and comfortable to use than a traditional
parking brake. The EPB also frees up center console space, allowing a higher console
and an extended armrest length.
Automatic
Brake Hold
Button
Electric
Parking
Brake
Button
Engaging the parking brake now requires only a pull on a switch on the center console.
To release the parking brake, the driver simply presses on the accelerator pedal (while
the seatbelt is buckled) when the transmission is in Drive or Reverse, or else pushes on
the parking brake switch while operating the brake pedal.
Besides promoting the use of the parking brake, EPB makes hill starts easier when the
Civic is parked on a grade. As with a traditional manually activated parking brake, EPB
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functions on the rear wheels only. Electric servo actuators are integrated into the rear
brake calipers. See the Comfort and Convenience section for more information.
Automatic Brake Hold
When activated, Automatic Brake Hold retains brake pressure when the vehicle comes
to a stop such as at a traffic light or in heavy traffic. This frees the driver from continually
pressing the brake pedal to maintain the vehicle in a stopped position, a significant
improvement in driving enjoyment in difficult conditions. Operating the system requires
two simple actions from the driver:
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Activating/deactivating the system via a switch on the center console
Pressing on the brake pedal until the vehicle comes to a stop
Once these steps are taken, Automatic Brake Hold will indicate engagement and then
maintain brake pressure when the vehicle has come to a stop, even if the driver later
releases the brake pedal. A green "Brake Hold" icon on the instrument panel illuminates
to show that the system is functioning. The Civic then remains stopped – even on a hill
– until the driver presses the accelerator pedal. At this point Automatic Brake Hold
releases the brakes and the vehicle resumes normal braking function.
Wheels and Tires
Civic LX Coupe and LX-P ride on 215/55R16 tires mounted to 16x7.0-inch alloy wheels.
The tires are 20mm wider, and the wheels are one inch larger in diameter and 1.0-inch
wider, than the previous Civic LX and EX models. Civic Coupe EX-T, EX-L and Touring
trims use 215/50R17 tires and 17x7.0-inch aluminum wheels. All tires carry an allseason M+S rating, making them suitable for year-round use in all weather and
conditions.
The Civic Coupe LX and LX-P come with Firestone FT140 tires while the EX-T and
above trims come with Continental ProContact TX tires. Developed cooperatively with
Honda engineers and the tire companies, despite being wider, the tires help reduce
rolling resistance by 10-percent while also helping to reduce noise and vibration,
improving both fuel efficiency and ride quality in the process. The tires contribute to the
Civic’s greatly improved rolling resistance performance. They also help reduce
unsprung weight by 6.6 pounds, allowing the engineers greater control of suspension
tuning, which further improves ride and handling characteristics. See the following page
for wheel designs. The 2016 Civic Coupe’s wheel and tire sizes include:
Civic LX and LX-P
• 16-inch alloy wheels
• 215/55R16 all-season tires
Civic Touring
• Unique 17-inch alloy wheels
• 215/50R17 all-season tires
Civic EX-T and EX-L
• 17-inch alloy wheels
• 215/50R17 all-season tires
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Wheel Designs
16-Inch (LX, LX-P)
17-Inch (EX-T, EX-L)
17-Inch (Touring)
Space-Saving Spare Tire
For all new Civic models, the spare tire is a T125/80D16 space- and weight-saving
temporary unit that is mounted under a carpeted floor in the trunk.
Low-Friction Wheel Bearings
For 2016, the wheel hubs in all models feature new low-friction bearings that
measurably reduces rolling resistance, which directly contributes to the improved fuelefficiency for all models.
Exhaust
The Civic LX and LX-P trims use a single exhaust system for light weight and simplicity.
Applied to a Civic for the first time, dual exhaust outlets provide the Civic in EX-T and
above trims higher power output for the turbocharged engine. Additionally, in another
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Civic first, all trims incorporate an exhaust flex tube that directly reduces noise and
vibration. The silencer is also aerodynamically shaped, another Civic first, to help
improve airflow underneath the vehicle, helping to improve fuel efficiency, reduce
emissions, and further reduce air turbulence-inducing noise at highway speeds. See
the Powertrain section for more information.
Fuel Tank
The 12.4-gallon fuel tank and fuel lines are molded of high-density polyethylene for low
weight, freedom from corrosion, impact resistance and fuel vapor losses. The tank and
filler pipe are formed as a single unit, reducing weight and complexity, while further
improving safety in the event of a collision. Additionally, the tank is positioned ahead of
the rear wheels to help guard against collision damage. A high-efficiency fuel pump is
housed inside the tank, and the fuel filter is a lifetime design that never needs
replacement. An integrated baffle system positioned inside the tank reduces the sound
of fuel sloshing.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
The 2016 Civic uses an indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)3 that is lighter
and simpler than previous systems. Instead of using sensors mounted on each wheel to
monitor tire pressures, indirect TMPS uses the existing ABS wheel-speed sensors to
continually monitor the rotational speed of each wheel. Because a tire with low pressure
rotates more quickly than one with a higher pressure, by comparing these values with a
specifically designed computer algorithm, indirect TPMS can determine when a tire is
low on pressure. This information is delivered to the driver in the form of a warning
symbol on the instrument panel. Special logic included in the TPMS processor is
designed to eliminate false warnings.
Chassis Features
Suspension and Chassis Features
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
Multi-Link Rear Suspension
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front / rear)
Front fluid-filled suspension bushings
Rear fluid-filled suspension bushings
Dual-Pinion, Variable Ratio Electric
Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion
Steering (EPS)
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock
Steering Ratio
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft)
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc
/ Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in,
front/rear)
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t4.0/16.0
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35.7
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10.93:1
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10.93:1
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10.93:1
35.7
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10.93:1
35.7
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Wheels
All-Season Tires
Compact Spare Tire
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)1
with Traction Control
Agile Handling Assist
Straight Driving Assist
Electric Parking Brake
(EPB) with
Automatic Brake Hold
Hill Start Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS)3
Chassis
LX
LX-P
EX-T
EX-L
16" alloy
215/55R
16 M+S
93H
T125/80
D16 97M
16" alloy
215/55R
16 M+S
93H
T125/80
D16 97M
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•
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•
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•
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17" alloy 17" alloy
215/50R 215/50R
17 M+S
17 M+S
91H
91H
T125/80 T125/80
D16 97M D16 97M
Touring
17" alloy
215/50R
17 M+S
91H
T125/80
D16 97M
(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)
1
VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for
reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
2
The ABS does not reduce the time or distance it takes to stop the vehicle. It only helps with steering control during
hard braking. Always drive appropriately for the conditions.
3
For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on
the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
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Table of Contents
Page
Overview................................................................................................... 68
Key Safety and Driver Assistive Features ................................................. 68
Top Safety Ratings ................................................................................... 69
Crash Safety Ratings (Predicted) .............................................................. 69
Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Design ........................................................... 69
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control ............................. 70
Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) ........................................ 70
Brake Assist .............................................................................................. 71
Advanced 4-Channel ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution.................... 71
Seatbelts................................................................................................... 71
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) ................................... 72
Driver and Front Passenger SmartVent® Side Airbags.............................. 72
Side Curtain Airbags ................................................................................. 72
Whiplash Mitigation Front Seat Design with Adjustable Head Restraints .. 72
Dual-stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags ........................................... 72
Driver and Front Passenger SmartVent® Side Airbags.............................. 73
Side Curtain Airbags ................................................................................. 73
Whiplash Mitigation Front Seat Design ..................................................... 73
Adjustable Head Restraints ...................................................................... 74
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Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) ................................... 74
Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System ................................................. 74
Expanded View Driver's Mirror .................................................................. 74
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera ................................................................. 74
Honda LaneWatch™................................................................................. 75
Honda Sensing™...................................................................................... 76
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) ..................................... 76
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) – Integrated with CMBS ...................... 77
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) ........................................................ 78
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) ............................................................. 79
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) – Integrated with RDM ........................... 79
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF) .................. 80
Safety and Driver Assistive Features ........................................................ 81
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Overview
With advanced, unibody engineering, significant use of high-strength steel, and a
wide array of advanced passive-safety features, the 2016 Civic Coupe was designed to
achieve a superb level of active and passive safety performance for vehicle occupants –
as well as for the occupants of other vehicles and other road users, including
motorcycle and bicycle riders and pedestrians.
The Civic Touring Coupe is equipped with Honda Sensing™, among the most
comprehensive suites of safety and driver-assistive technologies in the competitive
class, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow.
Standard passive-safety features such as a new driver’s Spiral Airbag and a new
front passenger’s safety vent airbag, SmartVent® front side airbags, and side curtain
airbags with rollover sensor help protect occupants in a collision. In addition, the greater
use of high-strength steel and advanced crash engineering features, including its
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, new crash stroke front
frame rails, and tailor-tempered B-pillars and rear frame structures, helps better protect
occupants in a collision while minimizing weight for superior fuel efficiency.
Key Safety and Driver Assistive Features
• Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
with new crash stroke design
• Hot-stamped ultra-high-strength steel A-pillar and outer sill
• Multi-Angle Rearview Camera1
• Expanded View Driver's Mirror
• Seatbelts with Crash Locking Tongue*
• Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)2 *
• Honda LaneWatch™3
• Civic Touring Coupe Honda Sensing™ package:
o Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)4 *
o Forward Collision Warning (FCW)5 * – Integrated into CMBS
o Lane Departure Warning (LDW)6 * – Integrated into RDM
o Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)7 *
o Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)8 *
o Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)9 * with Low Speed Follow (LSF) *^
* First for Civic
^ First for Honda
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Top Safety Ratings
The Civic was engineered to earn top-class collision safety ratings. In particular, these
include a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), along with a TOP
SAFETY PICK (LX through EX-L trims) and TOP SAFETY PICK+ (Touring trim) rating
from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). A significant area of
improvement is the goal of achieving a Good rating in the latest IIHS small overlap
frontal crash test.
Crash Safety Ratings (Predicted)
Rating
NHTSA Overall Vehicle Score
NHTSA Overall Frontal Crash
NHTSA Overall Side Crash
NHTSA Rollover
2016 Civic (Internal test results)
5-Stars
5-Stars
5-Stars
5-Stars
TOP SAFETY PICK (LX thru EX-L)
TOP SAFETY PICK+ (Touring)
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Superior
IIHS safety award
IIHS Small overlap front
IIHS Moderate overlap front
IIHS Side
IIHS Roof strength
IIHS Head restraints & seats
IIHS Front crash prevention
Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Design
Structures in the front of the 2016 Civic are designed to help absorb energy in the event
of a collision with a pedestrian. Research by Honda shows that the following features
can dramatically improve a pedestrian's chance of survival if struck by a moving vehicle.
Breakaway Windshield
Impact energy
Wiper Pivots
absorbing
windshield
base
Deformable Hood with
clearance to engine
Impact energy
absorbing fender
mounts and supports
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Specific pedestrian head injury mitigation features include:
• Hood is designed to deform if contact is made with either an adult or a child
pedestrian
• Sufficient clearance exists between the hood and hard engine parts, allowing the
hood to deform if impacted by a pedestrian
• Windshield base has a unique section structure for efficient impact energy
absorption
• Energy-absorbing fender mounts and supports
• Breakaway windshield wiper pivots
• Deformable hood hinges
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)10 is an Electronic Stability Control system
that works in conjunction with the Drive-by-Wire™ throttle and its 4channel ABS systems to enhance control capability while the vehicle is
accelerating, braking, cornering or when the driver makes a sudden
maneuver. VSA functions by applying brake force to one or more wheels independently
while also managing the throttle, ignition and fuel systems to help the vehicle maintain
the driver's intended path of travel.
The VSA system constantly analyzes data from sensors that monitor wheel speed,
steering input, lateral and longitudinal G forces and yaw rate. It compares the driver's
control inputs with the vehicle's actual response. Whenever the actual response falls
outside of a predetermined acceptable range, VSA intervenes with a corrective action.
For instance, if VSA detects an oversteer condition, the system may apply braking force
to the outside front and rear wheels to counteract the unintended yawing effect. In the
event of understeer, VSA may apply braking to the inside rear wheel while reducing
engine power to help return the vehicle to its intended course.
VSA also provides a limited-slip differential effect for the front wheels by applying
braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting driving force to the wheel with
more traction. VSA is calibrated to function in a near-transparent manner, and in many
cases a driver will not even be aware of its operation. However, anytime the system is
enhancing vehicle stability, an indicator light flashes in the instrument cluster. While the
driver can reduce the traction control effectiveness allowing more wheel slip during
stuck condition by pressing the VSA button, ABS remains fully operational at all times.
See Page 78 for an image of the VSA Off button.
Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) is standard on all 2016 Civic
models. The system incorporates driving stability technology that initiates
steering inputs that prompt the driver to steer in the correct direction during
cornering and in slippery road conditions. Using vehicle speed and steering
angle data, Motion-Adaptive EPS works with Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®)10
and Electric Power Steering to detect instability in slippery road conditions both during
cornering and under braking and automatically initiates steering inputs aimed at
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prompting the driver to steer in the correct direction. This advanced technology supports
the driver's action in operating the vehicle more safely and comfortably.
Two examples of how Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) functions in
conjunction with VSA are:
Stabilizes Vehicle under Braking
This function helps to correct the driver's steering input to reduce vehicle instability
when the driver is braking hard on road surfaces with different friction coefficients (such
as pavement that is partially covered with dirt or snow).
Mitigates Understeer and Oversteer
To mitigate potential understeer or oversteer situations, the system helps correct the
steering inputs to help the driver trace the curve.
(See the Chassis section for more information.)
Brake Assist
A function of the VSA® system10, the Brake Assist feature recognizes heavy braking
situations and almost instantly applies added braking force. This Brake Assist feature is
controlled by a special logic in the system that evaluates the pedal application rate and
force to recognize a panic stop situation. At that point, the VSA modulator pump
increases braking pressure while the pedal is still being pressed to ensure maximum
stopping force, an action that can help shorten braking distance.
Advanced 4-Channel ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution
For the first time, all Civic trims are fitted with 4-wheel disc brakes with four-channel
anti-lock braking (ABS). The ABS system also incorporates Electronic Brake Distribution
(EBD) circuitry that automatically proportions front-to-rear brake force based on the
vehicle's dynamic load on each wheel. Larger front brake disc dimensions and a larger
master cylinder improve stopping performance and pedal feel. (See the Chassis section
for more information.)
Seatbelts
The front seatbelts are equipped with pyrotechnic pretensioners and load limiting
retractors to help minimize injury potential in a frontal collision. When an impact occurs,
the automatic tensioner tightens the seatbelt (shoulder and lap) to help hold the seat
occupant firmly in position. Each front seatbelt retractor incorporates a load limiter that
works in conjunction with the automatic tensioner. The load limiter functions by
permitting a small amount of controlled seatbelt slack shortly after the automatic
tensioner is activated to limit the peak restraining forces and thereby reducing the
potential of serious injury. The front seatbelts also feature adjustable-height shoulder
anchors. To help increase seat-belt usage, a reminder for the driver and front
passenger has been incorporated into the instrument cluster. After starting the vehicle,
a weight sensor detects whether the front passenger seat is occupied. If the driver or
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front passenger has not already fastened the seat belt, an icon in the cluster illuminates
and a chime sounds as a reminder to do so.
Crash Locking Tongue
The Civic’s front seatbelts use a “crash locking tongue” latch plate design that locks the
webbing in place during a collision, helping to better restrain the occupant. During
normal driving conditions the seatbelt webbing moves freely through the latch plate in
the normal manner. However in the event of a collision, forces exerted on the lap and
shoulder sections of the seatbelt push the webbing against a “reaction surface” inside
the latch plate, locking the webbing in place.
Dual-Stage,
Multiple-Threshold
Front Airbags with
Driver’s Spiral
Airbag
Driver and Front
Passenger
®
SmartVent Side
Airbags
Side Curtain
Airbags
Lower Anchors
and Tethers for
CHildren (LATCH)
Whiplash
Mitigation Front
Seat Design with
Adjustable Head
Restraints
Front Seat Belts
with Pyrotechnic
Pretensioners and
Crash Locking
Tongue
Dual-stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags
Both the driver and front passenger are protected by advanced front airbags (SRS) that
incorporate dual-stage and multiple-threshold activation technology. If deployed, these
airbags are capable of being inflated at different rates depending on crash severity,
seatbelt usage and other factors. Like other Honda vehicles, the driver's front airbag is
located in the steering wheel while the passenger airbag is located on the top of the
dash. When deployed, the passenger airbag inflates upward and then rearward to
maximize its protective potential while reducing the likelihood of injuries caused by
airbag deployment.
Driver’s Spiral Airbag
In a first for the North American market, the 2016 Civic incorporates spiral stitching into
the driver’s front airbag. The spiral nature of the airbag promotes early restraint and
maintains a constant pressure by reducing volume early and maximizing volume later in
deployment.
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Front Passenger’s Safety Vent Airbag
A Honda first, the passenger’s front airbag in the 2016 Civic features a new safety vent
system that increases safety for the front passenger in a frontal collision involving an
airbag deployment. If the passenger is sitting “out of position” – such as leaning forward
in the pathway of the airbag deployment – the auxiliary vents remain open, directing a
significant amount of gas out and away from the occupant. As a result, the potential for
injury from the airbag striking an out-of-position passenger is reduced. However if the
passenger is correctly seated, the airbag has an internal tether that will close the
auxiliary vents at the necessary time to provide optimal occupant restraint.
Driver and Front Passenger SmartVent® Side Airbags
Side airbags mounted in the outboard area of each front seatback are designed to help
provide pelvic and thorax protection for the driver and front passenger in the event of a
severe side impact. In the 2016 Civic, a revised side airbag design allows the side
airbags to deploy in a manner that helps mitigate the risk of injury to a smaller seat
occupant.
Side Curtain Airbags
All outboard seating positions are protected by side curtain airbags with a rollover
sensor system. In the event of a severe side impact, the side curtain airbags deploy
from modules in the roof, providing a significant level of head protection in the window
area. In the unlikely event of a rollover, a roll-rate sensor, along with multiple G sensors
determine the rate of roll and deploy the side curtain airbags accordingly. The side
curtain airbags will also deploy and provide head protection in frontal impacts as
necessary. For example, small overlap impacts, where the front corner of the vehicle
collides with a solid object.
Like the other airbag systems in the vehicle, the side curtain system utilizes sensors to
determine the most appropriate timing of airbag deployment. To provide the optimal
level of protection for occupants, testing was performed to determine the most
appropriate timing and rate of deployment in the unlikely event of a rollover. The system
uses algorithms to continually evaluate the situation and determines whether a rollover
is imminent. The roll-rate sensor and multiple G sensors (accelerometers) determine the
"scenario" and calculate the angle of roll and the speed of the vehicle in order to deploy
the airbags at the correct point for optimum protection.
In the case of a rollover, the side curtain airbags on both sides of the vehicle will deploy.
However, in the event of a sufficient side impact that does not result in a rollover, only
the airbags on the impacted side of the vehicle will deploy. The airbag maintains full
inflation for approximately six seconds after inflation to allow for the increased duration
of a rollover accident.
Whiplash Mitigation Front Seat Design
Both of the front seats are designed to help mitigate the severity of neck injuries in the
event of a rear impact. In the event of a rear crash, the seat efficiently disperses rear
impact forces against the occupant as the seatback cushion compresses relative to the
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occupant’s head. The seatback springs are optimized so that in a rear crash, when the
seatback is pushed forward into the occupant, the seat will absorb the occupant's mass
in manner that can help minimize the severity of a whiplash injury.
Adjustable Head Restraints
The front seats feature individually adjustable head restraints. The front head restraints
are 0.8 inches narrower than in the previous Civic Coupe, substantially improving
visibility for the rear-seat passengers.
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
In a first for Civic, all models are equipped with a child seat-mounting system called
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren). Both of the second-row outboard
seating positions are fitted with dedicated LATCH lower anchor attachment points.
Tether anchors are provided the remaining middle seating position.
The LATCH system provides two lower anchors and an upper tether anchor. When
used with a compatible child seat, the LATCH system provides attachment points
between the child seat and the vehicle seat without having to use the vehicle's seat
belts.
Additionally, all seat belts except the driver's are equipped with a locking retractor that
can be used to help secure any child seat. Both rear side doors are also equipped with
childproof door locks for added protection.
Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System
New for Civic, indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)2 uses
wheel-speed data collected by the 4-channel ABS system to determine
when the air pressure in one tire drops below the recommended
minimum. When this occurs, a symbol illuminates on the instrument
panel to warn the driver. Indirect TPMS is simpler and lighter than traditional wheelsensor TPMS, resulting in lower overall vehicle weight, which in turn helps improve
handling and fuel efficiency. (See the Chassis section for more information.)
Expanded View Driver's Mirror
All Civic models are equipped with an Expanded View Driver's Mirror that increases the
driver's field of vision to provide a better view of objects to the back and side of the
vehicle. The Expanded View Driver's Mirror uses a flat reflective plane on the inner
portion of the mirror closest to the door, while the outer portion of the mirror uses a
convex element to provide a broader field of view.
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
All 2015 and newer Honda models incorporate a multi-angle rearview camera1.
Viewable on the Coupe LX and LX-P’s 5-inch color LCD screen and the Coupe EX-T
and above trims’ 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen, the camera can show a top view,
normal or wide view when the transmission is in Reverse. The LX trim features static
guidelines that help the driver better judge distances, while EX-T and above trims have
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dynamic guidelines that project the vehicle's future path based on the driver's steering
inputs. See the following page for an image of the Display Audio screen views. (See the
Interior section for more information.)
Honda LaneWatch™
Civic EX-T Coupe and above trims include the Honda LaneWatch™3 display. Honda
LaneWatch uses a camera located at the bottom the passenger-side exterior mirror to
display a wide-angle view of the passenger side roadway on the new 7-inch Display
Audio touchscreen. The image appears when the right turn signal is activated or when a
button on the end of the turn signal stalk is pressed. See the Interior section for more
information.
LaneWatch Button
LaneWatch Camera
LaneWatch view on Display Audio screen
The typical field of view for a passenger-side mirror is approximately 18 to 22 degrees,
but the LaneWatch™ display field-of-view is about four times greater, or approximately
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80 degrees. The system helps the driver to see traffic, pedestrians or objects not always
seen using the mirror alone. To help make judging distance easier, three reference lines
are shown. Drivers should visually confirm roadway conditions prior to changing lanes.
LaneWatch™ can be customized to suit the driver's preferences. Turn-signal activation
of the LaneWatch™ system can be switched on or off, as can the three on-screen
reference lines. Screen brightness, contrast and black level are also adjustable.
Honda Sensing™
Comprised of a suite of safety and driver assistive features, Honda Sensing™ helps
provide greater awareness of driving conditions around the vehicle. Honda Sensing™ is
included as standard equipment on the Touring trim.
Honda Sensing™ features include the following:
• Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)*4
• Forward Collision Warning (FCW)*5 – Integrated with CMBS
• Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)*8
• Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)*7
• Lane Departure Warning (LDW)*6 – Integrated with RDM
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)* with Low Speed Follow (LSF)*^
* First for Civic
^ First for Honda
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
In a first for Civic Coupe, Touring Coupe offers the Collision Mitigation
Braking System™ (CMBS™)4, one of the most sophisticated driverassistive technologies available. A millimeter wave radar unit, located
behind the front grille, and monocular camera, located between the
rearview mirror and windshield, scans traffic conditions ahead of the Civic.
When the system determines a collision is possible with a detected vehicle, the
integrated Forward Collision Warning (FCW)5 system's visual and audible alerts prompt
the driver to take corrective actions. The visual alert appears on the Multi-Information
Display (MID). If the situation is not resolved, CMBS can apply different levels of
autonomous braking action to help reduce vehicle speed and eventual collision forces,
and therefore to help reduce the severity of a collision if the driver doesn't take
corrective action on their own. The radar unit and camera work simultaneously and
cooperatively to control the VSA10 modulator, which initiates any required braking.
Due to the effectiveness of its monocular camera, CMBS can recognize shapes and
differentiate between a vehicle and a pedestrian, warning the driver in each case. See
the 2016 Civic CMBS animation for an active representation of system operation.
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Monocular
Camera
Millimeter Wave
Radar Unit
It is important to note that CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead, nor is it intended to
replace the driver's assessment of traffic conditions and control of the vehicle. The
driver must intervene in certain situations, and must always be attentive when using the
system. Although in many cases CMBS will stop the vehicle, it is not intended to apply
enough braking force to prevent all collisions. Based on the conditions, the system also
may not perform all visual- and audible-alert stages, and may instead automatically
engage the brakes if the system deems it necessary. CMBS may be turned off by
pressing the CMBS button on the left side of the dash.
CMBS Off Button
VSA Off Button
RDM On/Off Button
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) – Integrated with CMBS
In another Civic first, Forward Collision Warning (FCW)5 is included in
Civic Touring Coupe. Integrated with CMBS, Forward Collision Warning
(FCW) uses the monocular camera to detect vehicles ahead and to
determine whether a collision is likely. This reduces the stress of driving
in traffic, while also contributing to an increased level of passive safety.
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If the FCW system detects a vehicle in front of the Civic and then determines that a
collision may occur (due to a speed differential between the two vehicles), it will trigger
visual and audible alerts for the driver. These include a "BRAKE" message on the MultiInformation Display (MID), and a series of beeps to alert the driver to apply the brake
pedal. The FCW system will not automatically brake, and the driver remains responsible
for safely operating the vehicle and avoiding collisions. If the driver doesn't respond to
the FCW warnings, however, the CMBS is triggered into operation.
Drivers may adjust the distance at which FCW alerts occur by pressing the "SETTINGS"
button, selecting "Vehicle Settings," and then choosing "Driver Assist System Setup"
and the "Forward Collision Warning Distance" option. At this point they may choose
between "Long," "Normal" or "Short." And if they choose to, drivers may also select "Off"
to disable the FCW system entirely.
Note that the FCW system cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given
object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors.
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
The Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)8 provides a less stressful
driving experience by reducing the need for steering correction
movements and driving effort on the highway. LKAS uses a camera to
read lane markings and uses the Electric Power Steering to assist the
driver in maintaining their position within the lane.
LKAS and ACC
Display on Driver
Information Interface
Designed for the U.S. road structure, the system uses a monocular camera mounted on
the upper portion of the windshield to identify painted lanes, Botts' Dots and Cat Eye
markers at speeds between 45 mph and 90 mph. When LKAS senses that the driver is
drifting from the middle of a detected lane, the system generates corrective steering
torque to assist the driver in maintaining lane position.
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LKAS may be activated and deactivated using a switch located on the lower right part of
the steering wheel (see Page 84). The system will suspend operation after several
seconds if the driver takes his or her hands off the wheel, accompanied by a visual
warning in the MID, resuming when the driver makes a steering input. See the 2016
Civic LKAS Animation for an active representation of system operation.
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
Integrating LDW 6 (see below), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)7 uses
a monocular camera (mounted on the upper portion of the windshield)
to identify solid or dashed painted lane lines, Botts' dots and Catseye
markers. RDM uses steering force, via EPS to help the Civic stay in its
lane and, if the vehicle is detected leaving a lane marked by solid lines, braking force,
via VSA10, to keep the vehicle from departing the lane or roadway altogether.
The monocular camera recognizes lane features and identifies the lane. If the RDM
system determines that the Civic is about to leave a detected lane, it will provide
steering assist (primary) and in rare occasions when steering assist is not sufficient to
avoid leaving a lane marked by a solid line, braking assist, to help the driver stay on the
road. RDM is integrated with the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system to provide
moderate braking, and with the Electric Power Steering (EPS) system to provide
steering input.
Multiple visual and audible warnings alert the driver when the RDM system is taking
corrective action. These include a lane departure warning on the driver's Driver
Information Interface (DII) along with an audible warning.
RDM also has a customizable initial warning of either a steering wheel shake/vibration,
or an audible alert. This can be customized in the vehicle settings. RDM can be turned
off by using the RDM Off button on the left of the dash (see Page 81). See the 2016
Civic RDM Animation for an active representation of system operation.
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) – Integrated with RDM
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)6 is designed to alert the driver if the
vehicle is leaving a detected lane without the turn signal being
activated. The system functions at speeds from 45 to 90 mph on
straight or slightly curved roads, alerting the driver of deviations from a
detected lane. The LDW system utilizes the same upper front windshield camera used
for CMBS® and LKAS8 and provides the visual and auditory alerts prior to the other
systems actively engaging.
If the vehicle begins to move out of a detected lane without the turn signal activated,
LDW illuminates a Lane Departure message on the Multi-Information Display (MID) and
sounds an audible warning, advising the driver to take appropriate action. The system
can be activated and deactivated by pressing the LDW button located on the instrument
panel, to the left of the steering column.
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There are certain conditions under which the system may not engage or operate,
including inclement weather (e.g., snow, ice or heavy rain) and extreme cabin heat (due
to operability of the camera). The system will automatically suspend operation when the
brakes are applied or the turn signals are used. LDW may not detect all lane markings
or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. The
driver remains responsible for safely operating the vehicle.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)9 allows the driver to set a desired speed and
following interval from a vehicle detected ahead, allowing the use of cruise
control in light traffic conditions. This significantly reduces the driver stress
of driving in traffic. The system uses the millimeter wave radar and
monocular camera to continually track the distance to the vehicle detected ahead, and
then adjusts the Civic's speed to maintain the set following interval. A short, medium,
long, or extra-long interval can be selected (see Page 82 for ACC display on Driver
Information Interface). When required, the Civic autonomously brakes using the Vehicle
Stability Assist™ (VSA®)10 modulator.
ACC Control
LKAS Button
Integrated Low-Speed Follow (LSF) extends the automatic following capability to stopand-go traffic situations (down to 0 mph).
ACC operates in the following ways in the listed circumstances:
• A preceding vehicle is detected in the lane ahead – Decelerates
automatically, if required, and then controls the following distance.
• The preceding vehicle slows to a stop – Stops automatically and remains
stationary.
• The preceding vehicle accelerates from a stop – Resumes following when the
SET or RES switch or accelerator pedal is operated.
• Another vehicle merges in between the Civic and the preceding vehicle –
Automatically switches "targets" to the nearest detected preceding vehicle.
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The preceding vehicle exits the lane – ACC system continues at cruise-control
speed previously selected by driver (25 to 90 mph).
A Driver Information Interface (DII) message and audible warning alert the driver when
the ACC function is activated. See the 2016 Civic ACC Animation for an active
representation of system operation.
Safety and Driver Assistive Features
Active Safety Features
Collision Mitigation Braking
System™ (CMBS™)4
Forward Collision Warning
(FCW)5
Road Departure Mitigation
(RDM)7
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)6
Vehicle Stability Assist™
(VSA®)10 with Traction Control
Advanced 4-Channel ABS
Electronic Brake Distribution
(EDB)
Brake Assist
Multi-angle rearview camera
with guidelines1
Multi-angle rearview camera
with dynamic guidelines1
Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS)2
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Passive Safety Features
Advanced Compatibility
Engineering™ (ACE™) body
structure
Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold
Front Airbags (SRS)
Driver Airbag with Spiral
Technology
Safety vent passenger front
airbag
Driver and Front Passenger
SmartVent® Side Airbags
Side Curtain Airbags with
Rollover Sensor
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3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating
Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with
Automatic Tensioning System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH): 2nd-Row
outer
Driver's and Front Passenger's
Seat-Belt Reminder
Driver Assistive Features
Lane Keeping Assist System
(LKAS)8
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)9
with Low Speed Follow (LSF)
Honda LaneWatch™3
Expanded View Driver's Mirror
Safety and Driver Assistance
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(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)
1
Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide
complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.
2
For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely
on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
3
Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant
traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing
lanes.
4
CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather,
speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash
forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
5
FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather,
speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking
function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
6
LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane
markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation
affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
7
Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply
mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's
departure from a detected lane. Road Departure Mitigation may not detect all lane markings or lane departures;
accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat.
Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
8
LKAS only assists the driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn
signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings or lane
departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme
interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
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ACC cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed
and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains
responsible to slow or stop the vehicle to avoid a collision.
10
VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for
reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
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Interior
Table of Contents
Page
Overview................................................................................................... 86
Key Interior Features ................................................................................ 86
2016 Civic vs. 2015 Civic Interior Dimensions .......................................... 87
Interior Materials ....................................................................................... 88
Interior Design .......................................................................................... 88
Front Seats ............................................................................................... 89
Rear Seats................................................................................................ 90
Center Console ......................................................................................... 90
Power Windows, Lock and Mirrors ............................................................ 91
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature........................................... 91
Steering Wheel ......................................................................................... 91
Climate Control Systems .......................................................................... 92
Sliding Sunvisors ...................................................................................... 92
Meters....................................................................................................... 92
Driver Information Interface (DII) .............................................................. 93
Driver Information Interface (DII) Features ................................................ 93
Instrumentation ......................................................................................... 94
Trunk ........................................................................................................ 95
Engine Immobilizer ................................................................................... 95
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Continuously Variable Transmission Controls ........................................... 96
Interior Colors ........................................................................................... 96
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Overview
Benefitting from Honda’s vehicle packaging expertise, the Civic interior – its
spaciousness, smart design, comfortable fit and intuitive controls – has always been a
competitive strength. The new Civic interior takes that concept forward with new levels
of quality, refinement and spaciousness for Civic and the compact class.
With 91.0 cubic feet of passenger cabin volume, the Civic tops the compact-class
for interior space and comfort, with class-leading headroom, legroom, shoulder
clearance and side head clearance. Class-leading forward visibility of 84.31 degrees is
aided by new, ultra-thin A-pillars, and rear-seat passengers will appreciate newly
shaped front seats with a narrower upper profile (in the shoulder area) and smaller
headrests that lend the rear cabin a more open, airy feel. The reworked instrument
panel provides greater knee room for the driver, while rear-seat foot space in improved
with an increase of 27mm in the space between the front seat rails.
The Civic Coupe has a trunk capacity of 12.1 cubic feet (LX and LX-P) – 0.4 cuft. larger than the previous model and among the largest in the competitive class.
Spacious enough to easily accommodate four large golf bags, the new trunk area is
easier to access and use, with a lower lift-over height and wider opening. The Civic
Coupe features a 60/40 split and folding rear seatback. The shape of the trunk passthrough is now more rectangular with a 20-percent increase in area.
Key Interior Features
• 91.0 cubic feet of cabin space
• 12.1-cubic foot trunk (LX) with cargo pass-through
• 60/40 split and folding rear seat
• Ultra-thin A-Pillars for enhanced visibility
• Soft-touch, one-piece instrument panel upper
• 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen with integrated HVAC controls (EX-T and
above)
• 7-inch Driver Information Interface (DII)
• Android Auto™1 and Apple CarPlay™ *2 (EX-T and above)
• Premium comfort and convenience features (see the Comfort and Convenience
section)
o Smart Entry and Push Button Start (LX-P and above)
o Remote Engine Start* (LX-P and above)
o Hill Start Assist*
o Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror* (EX-L and above)
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o Walk Away Door Locking* (LX-P and above)
o Capless Fueling System*
o Electric Parking Brake*
* First for Civic
2016 Civic vs. 2015 Civic Interior Dimensions
Key Interior Dimensions
Seating Capacity
EPA Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) LX
Head Room (in.) Front/Rear
Leg Room (in.) Front/Rear
Shoulder Room (in.) Front/Rear
Hip Room (in.) Front/Rear
2016 Civic Coupe 2015 Civic Coupe
5
5
91.0
83.2
12.1
11.7
38.2 / 34.6
38.1 / 34.3
42.3 / 35.9
42.2 / 30.8
56.9 / 52.6
55.1 / 52.2
54.1 / 48.1
53.2 / 49.0
Change
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+7.8
+0.4
+0.1 / +0.3
+0.1 / +5.1
+1.8 /+0.4
+0.9 / +0.9
(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)
+0.1 inch
+0.3 inch
Optimized
Visibility
Sporty
Driving
Position
Comfortable
Rear Space
+1.8 inch
+5.1 inch
+0.1 inch
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Front Row
Representation
Second Row
Representation
Front: +1.8 inch
Rear: +0.4 inch
Front: +0.9 inch
Rear: +0.9 inch
-0.8 inch
Interior Materials
The new Civic Coupe interior takes the refinement of Honda’s most affordable coupe to
a new level with high-quality premium touches and upscale materials applied liberally
throughout. Highlights include a soft-touch instrument panel upper surface, door pad
deck seams and soft door upper panels. Fit, finish and materials have received close
attention, and soft leather-trimmed seating is standard on EX-L and Touring trims.
Interior Design
The new Civic interior blends a dynamic and wide layout with smoothly integrated
technology features and-high quality materials. All Civic models have handsome new
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instrumentation, while EX-T and above trims feature a full-color 7-inch Driver
Information Interface (DII) display, and 7-inch Display Audio color touchscreen with a
clean and sleek appearance. The Civic has always been known for its user-friendly
design, and the new generation builds on that reputation. With completely redesigned
packaging, the Civic has a more open roomy feel assisted by such design changes as
the backs of the front seats having new sleek styling giving rear passengers a spacious
feeling. A redesigned instrument panel made possible a more compact climate control
system opens up added knee room, and the tandem distance (distance between the
front and rear seat hip point) is increased by 4 inches.
All important systems and controls in the Civic are positioned within easy reach of the
driver. Controls for the systems used most frequently – audio, cruise control,
Bluetooth®3 HandsFreeLink®, available navigation system with voice recognition and
intelligent Multi-Information Display – are conveniently positioned on the steering wheel.
The main instrumentation is an easy-to-read analog design, supplemented with digital
and graphic displays. Typical of Honda interior design, the soft-touch switchgear of the
Civic is engineered to deliver a high-quality feel and positive action.
Front Seats
The Civic’s all-new front bucket seats are designed to provide welcoming support for a
wide range of body types, along with secure lateral support for cornering. New seat
frame designs are 17-percent lighter, more comfortable and more adjustable. A
relocated seatback recline pivot point improves comfort, and the range of the seat
bottom height adjustment has been increased by 10mm (0.4 in). A new available
adjustable thigh support for the driver’s seat offers 14-degrees of tilt. To help improve
the forward view and create a feeling of openness for rear seat passengers, the front
seatbacks have a narrower upper profile and smaller headrests. The Civic seats feature
fabric seating surfaces in LX, LX-P and EX-T trims, with leather-trimmed seats in the
EX-L and Touring trims, using perforated leather on select areas of the front seats.
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The driver’s seat in the Civic Coupe is manually adjustable for fore-and-aft, seatback
angle and height adjustment. Heating is now applied on the cloth interior EX-T as well
as the leather trimmed seats of the EX-L and Touring with heated seat bottom cushions
and front seatbacks. The 3-level front seat heater controls are positioned within easy
reach, just below the climate control system controls.
Rear Seats
The Civic’s roomy second-row seating is designed for maximum comfort and versatility,
with a folding seatback. A 60/40 split and folding design makes it easy to accommodate
passengers or long cargo.
Second Row seating
with 60/40 split
Center Console
The Civic interior offers a range of convenient storage features for the driver and
passengers. The center console is specially engineered to offer a sporty appearance
coupled with the versatile usability you might expect in an SUV. With the prevalence of
smartphones in most people’s lives, the console is engineered around a “tech center”
theme. Up front, it has a 2-tier smartphone tray with a wire management pass-through
for organized connectivity. EX-T and above trims have a rubber mat to help secure a
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phone and include LED lighting for nighttime visibility. There’s also an additional phone
storage pocket on the driver’s side.
Center Console connectivity and multi-configurability (Sedan shown)
The new electric parking brake replaces the conventional manual parking brake lever,
freeing up more console space for a larger armrest and greater storage space. The
main storage compartment is topped by a sliding, deeply padded armrest that features
an added inch of adjustability, compared to the previous Civic. A pair of cup holders are
centrally located, and can accommodate large 42-ounce cups when the padded armrest
is placed in the rearmost position. By sliding the adjustable cup holder rearward, there’s
space to accommodate even a large sports drink bottle. Inside the console, a small item
tray slides fore and aft the full length of the console. With the cup holder removed, the
console offers a class leading 7.2-liters of storage, enough to accommodate tablets and
other large items. Two additional cup holders are located in the side linings of the
second row.
Power Windows, Lock and Mirrors
Power windows are standard equipment on all Civic models and include auto-up and down operation on the driver’s and front passenger’s windows. Power door locks and
power mirrors are standard equipment on all Civic models. Civic EX-T and above
include heated exterior mirrors. Smart entry is standard on Civic LX-P and above trims.
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
The Civic LX-P trim and above have a one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature that
will fully open or close with a single touch of the switch. (See the Exterior section for
more information.)
Steering Wheel
The steering wheel, leather-wrapped on EX-L and Touring models, incorporates the
most commonly used controls, allowing the driver to keep their hands on the wheel and
their attention on the road. Bluetooth®3 HandsFreeLink® and audio system controls are
located on the left side of the steering wheel, and include a new touchpad control that
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makes is easy to quickly adjust audio volume and scroll and select items that appear on
the audio screen. Cruise control controls are on the right and Driver Information
Interface (DII) controls are located on the left side. The Touring trim has LKAS and ACC
controls located on the right side of the steering wheel as well. In all trims, the steering
wheel offers manual tilt and telescopic adjustment.
DII Controls
LKAS & ACC Controls
Climate Control Systems
For the first time ever, all Civic models have a standard automatic climate control
system. The new system offers a 10-percent improvement in warm-up time compared to
the previous system and now features a refrigerant with a much lower GWP (Global
Warming Potential). To help conserve energy, the system employs a new Variable
Displacement Compressor (VDC). Unlike a conventional compressor which can only
operate at 100-percent and must be switched on and off frequently to conserve fuel
when the cooling load is relatively low, the VDC can vary its output based on the cooling
needs, resulting in greater efficiency, reduced drag on the engine and smoother climatecontrol performance.
Civic EX-T and above trims include dual-zone operation, for the optimal comfort of both
the driver and front-seat passenger; and in addition to physical controls, incorporate
climate control functions in the Display Audio touchscreen on EX-T and above trims.
Sliding Sunvisors
To provide more flexible shading from the sun, all Civics now come standard with sliding
sunvisors. The driver and front passenger sunvisors can now be moved along their
mounting shafts, with 3.9 inch range of motion, to provide perpendicular shade for the
eyes even when the front seats are in their rear-most position.
Meters
The Civic LX and LX-P have analog instrumentation with large tachometer, flanked by a
coolant-temperature gauge on the left and fuel-level gauge on the right. A digital
speedometer is positioned in the center of the tachometer. EX-T models and above
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have a central Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Driver Information Interface (DII) color display
that depicts an analog tachometer, digital speedometer and additional selectable
information.
The gauge package progressively illuminates to give the driver a welcoming feel upon
entry. When the door is first opened, the instrument lighting illuminates and then
brightens progressively to 100-percent illumination when the ignition is switched on. The
illuminated instrument panel then comes alive, indicating that the car is ready to go. At
the end of the drive, the instrument lighting dims progressively.
Driver Information Interface (DII)
The Civic instrument panel provides important vehicle information via a Driver
Information Interface (DII) positioned centrally in the meter panel. Controls positioned
on the right side of the steering wheel allow the driver to cycle the DII display through
multiple screens of information. The Maintenance Minder™ system alerts the Civic driver
of upcoming maintenance needs via the DII and should a fault occur with the vehicle,
specific warning information will appear. The display indicates when to change the oil,
air cleaner, transmission fluid, spark plugs or coolant, as well as when to rotate the tires.
Driver Information Interface (DII) Features
Features
7-Inch Color TFT Screen
Speedometer
Tachometer
Average Fuel Economy Indicator
Door and Trunk-Open Indicator
Engine Oil-Life Indicator
CVT Position Indicator
Instant Fuel Economy Indicator
Miles-to-Empty Indicator
Odometer and Trip Meters (2)
Starter System Indicator
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TPMS*4
Exterior Temperature Indicator
Turn-By-Turn Directions
Customizable Feature Settings
Interior
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(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)
Instrumentation
Features
12-Volt Battery-Charging System
Indicator
ABS Indicator
Airbag System Indicator
Brake System Indicator
Coolant Temperature Indicator
Cruise Control Indicators
Digital Speedometer
ECON Button
ECON Mode Indicator
EPS Indicator
Fuel Level Indicator
Headlights-On Indicator
High-Beam Indicator
Fog Light Indicator
Immobilizer System Indicator
Low-Fuel Indicator
Low-Oil Pressure Indicator
Malfunction Indicator
Seat-Belt Reminder Indicator
Security System Indicator
System Message Indicator
Tachometer
TPMS Indicator
Turn Signal/Hazard Indicators
VSA System and VSA-Off
Indicators
Smart Entry System Indicator
ACC On and System Indicators
FCW Indicator
CMBS Indicator
Low Speed Follow Indicator
LDW Indicator
RDM On and System Indicators
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Trunk
The Civic Coupe has a trunk capacity of 12.1 cubic feet (LX) – 0.4 cu-ft. larger than the
previous models, and among the largest in the competitive class. Spacious enough to
easily accommodate four large golf bags, the new trunk area is easier to access and
use. The liftover height has been reduced by an inch, and the opening is wider and
longer front to rear. Inside, the cargo floor is 2.8 inches longer front to rear, and the
vertical height of the cargo compartment has increased by 1.6 inches. All Civic Coupes
have a 60/40 split and folding rear seatback. The shape of the trunk pass-through is
now more rectangular and with a larger area, from 2.9 sq-ft. to 3.5 sq-ft., loading long
items is much easier. The trunk is carpeted and lined, and a temporary spare is located
in a well under a removable section of the cargo-area floor.
Large trunk with 60/40
split pass-through
Engine Immobilizer
Complementing the remote entry system is a standard engine-immobilizer system. A
special electronically coded key prevents the car from being started-even if a
mechanical duplicate of the key is used. A transponder, built into the key, signals the
immobilizer control unit that the key is genuine. If the car is hot-wired, or an
unauthorized key is used, the engine will not start.
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Continuously Variable Transmission Controls
When equipped with the available Continuously Variable Transmission, the Civic has a
conventional straight-gate shifter that is intuitive and easy-to-use and takes up little
space in the center console. New LED indicator lights on the console make the current
gear setting and selection clear and simple.
Interior Colors
The Civic’s interior palette is sophisticated and coordinated and is offered in new black,
greige or beige colors – fabric in the LX, EX, EX-T, leather in the EX-L and Touring.
Exterior Color
Interior Two-Tone Color
Crystal Black Pearl
Black/Ivory or
Back/Greige
Taffeta White
Black/Ivory
White Orchid Pearl
Black/Ivory or
Black/Greige
Modern Steel Metallic
Black/Greige
Lunar Silver Metallic
Black/Greige
Aegean Blue Metallic
Black/Greige
Energy Green Pearl
Black/Greige
Rallye Red
Black/Ivory
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(See the Exterior section for more information about exterior colors.)
1
Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.
2
Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
™
Depending on use, Android Auto or Apple CarPlay can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle
location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers or the connected iPhone,
respectively. See Google’s and Apple’s privacy policies for details regarding the use and handling of data uploaded
™
™
by Android Auto or Apple CarPlay . Use of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay is at user’s own risk, and is subject to
™
agreement to the Android Auto or Apple CarPlay terms of use, which are, respectively, presented to the user when
the Android Auto application is downloaded to the user’s Android phone or included as part of the Apple iOS terms of
™
use. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee
operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in the applicable software or
operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software.
™
See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay when conditions allow you to do so safely.
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®
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda
Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
4
For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on
the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
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Table of Contents
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Overview................................................................................................... 99
Key Available Audio and Connectivity Features ........................................ 99
5-Inch Display Audio System (LX, LX-P) .................................................. 99
7-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen (Civic EX-T and above) .................... 100
Driver Information Interface (DII)............................................................. 101
Apple CarPlay™ ..................................................................................... 101
Android Auto™ ....................................................................................... 102
SiriusXM® Radio ..................................................................................... 102
Pandora® Compatibility ........................................................................... 102
HondaLink® ............................................................................................. 103
HondaLink Assist .................................................................................... 103
Aha™ by Harman .................................................................................... 103
Siri Eyes Free ......................................................................................... 104
SMS Text Messaging .............................................................................. 105
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® .................................................................... 105
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and
Honda HD Digital Traffic ......................................................................... 106
USB Ports and Power Outlets ................................................................. 107
Audio and Connectivity Features ............................................................ 108
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Overview
The new Civic significantly advances in-vehicle connectivity and audio
performance with a new generation of advanced technologies. New available features
include a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio1 interface with Android operating
system, and an all-new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™2 developed in
cooperation with the experts at Garmin®3. The Civic Coupe’s Display Audio system also
enables simplified smartphone connectivity with a single cable connection. The
available system is now compatible with the Apple CarPlay™4 and Android Auto™
platforms5, giving customers seamless integration of key smartphone features and
functions, including smartphone-powered GPS navigation and voice-controlled search
capabilities. Featuring standard Pandora®6 compatibility, streaming Bluetooth®7 audio
and many other content choices, including available SiriusXM®8, Civic offers a rich
selection of audio and connectivity options.
Key Available Audio and Connectivity Features
• 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen with integrated HVAC controls*^
• Android Auto™3 and Apple CarPlay™*4
• HondaLink™ connected-car system*9
• HondaLink Assist10 (when paired with compatible phone) *
• HD Radio™11
• Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Honda
HD Digital Traffic2
• New-generation “2.0” SiriusXM®8 Radio*
• Pandora®6 interface
• SMS12 Text Message function
• USB Audio Interface13
• 160-Watt 4 Speaker Audio System
• 450-Watt 10 Speaker (Including Sub-Woofer) Audio System*
* First for Civic
^ First for Honda
5-Inch Display Audio System (LX, LX-P)
The Civic LX and LX-P have a standard 160-watt audio system with two door-mounted
and two rear tray-mounted speakers and a USB port to allow the connection of other
compatible devices. The system can play Pandora®6 content from a compatible device
via the USB port, or wirelessly, via Bluetooth®7 HandsFreeLink®. The audio system has
a 5-inch (diagonal) display screen and conventional “hard” buttons and knobs to control
the various functions. Illuminated steering wheel mounted controls are positioned within
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fingertip reach. This system includes four 6.7-inch diameter speakers, two in each front
door and two in the rear deck.
7-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen (Civic EX-T and above)
Civic EX-T Coupe and above trims feature a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen that
uses the Android operating system to offer a wide range of useful features and
capabilities. The intuitive and easy-to-use touchscreen lets users swipe, tap and pinch –
just like on a tablet or smartphone – to control the vehicle’s audio system, display
settings and other advanced features. The 7-inch touchscreen is a special highcontrast, high definition IPS display with a high viewing angle for better legibility. The
450-watt premium audio system has ten speakers. Premium 6.7-inch full-range
speakers are positioned in the front doors and two in the rear deck plus one 3.1-inch
speaker in the information panel. Two 1.5-inch tweeters are positioned near the A-pillars
and two more are located on the rear deck, and a 7.9-inch subwoofer is placed in the
center of the rear deck.
The system offers most popular audio formats, including AM/FM, HondaLink content,
Pandora®6, Bluetooth®7 streaming audio, and compatibility with the Apple CarPlay™4
and Android Auto™5 platforms. SiriusXM®8 and HD Radio®11 are included in EX-T and
above trims.
Icons resembling smartphone apps are displayed on the high-definition, capacitive
touchscreen, making the interface intuitive and easy to use. Interfaces for standard
internet-sourced music and media options, such as Pandora® can be displayed and
controlled on the Display Audio interface, with the ability to create personalized stations,
tap to “like” songs, and view album artwork directly from the touchscreen. Display Audio
also integrates touch operation of the menu and return functions for a modern and sleek
look.
The system can also be controlled with illuminated steering-wheel mounted controls,
including a new touchpad control that enables an alphabetic search of a range of
features using a vertical swiping motion. Search items appear on the color Driver
Information Interface (DII) display located in the lower portion of the instrument display,
just below the digital speedometer display. The system can also be controlled via voice
commands, after pressing and releasing the steering-wheel-mounted talk button.
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Driver Information Interface (DII)
All Civic models with the exception of the LX and LX-P feature the Driver Information
Interface (DII) integrated into the operation of the 7-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen.
The DII is positioned in the instrument display, just below the digital speedometer. The
color TFT DII display puts a wide range of information in front of the driver where it’s
easy to see. The steering wheel mounted buttons and touchpad control make it easy to
search among choices on the DII, and then make the desired selection.
DII displays the following items:
• Driving Computer
• Smart Maintenance
• Audio System
• Navigation
• Phone
• SMS text12/Email
• Apple CarPlay™4 (when equipped)
• Android Auto™5 (when equipped)
(See the Interior section for more information.)
Apple CarPlay™
Civic EX-T models and above offer standard Apple CarPlay™4 compatibility. By
connecting the iPhone to the car using the phone’s USB cable (supplied with the phone)
and the Civic’s 1.5-amp USB port, CarPlay features can be accessed. (Note that the
CarPlay system will not work using the USB port located inside the Civic’s center
console.)
CarPlay takes the most popular functions and features of the user’s compatible iPhone
and puts them on the Civic’s Display Audio touchscreen and DII display, positioned in
the instrument cluster. You can get directions, send and receive messages, listen to
audio books and music, all in a way that allows you to stay more focused on the road.
CarPlay features Siri voice control and is specially designed for typical driving
scenarios. It also works with the Civic’s controls – both on the audio touchscreen and
the steering-wheel mounted controls, so you don’t need to pick up your phone. A
curated selection of available CarPlay Apps are designed for use in the Civic, and are
specially designed to help minimize the potential for driver distraction.
CarPlay includes access to Apple Maps, which can provide turn-by-turn directions,
traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. CarPlay can also predict where you most
likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and
calendars.
CarPlay is compatible with iPhones that feature the small Lighting connector, not older
iPhones with the larger 30-pin connector.
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Android Auto™
Civic EX-T models and above offer Android Auto™5. By connecting a compatible
Android phone to the car using the phone’s USB cable (supplied with the phone) and
the Civic’s 1.5 amp USB port, the Android Auto platform is enabled.
Android Auto puts some of your phone’s most useful Apps on the Civic’s audio display
and DII, positioned in the instrument cluster. You can get directions, send and receive
messages, listen to audio books and music, all without the need to pick up your phone.
Android Auto works with the Civic’s controls – both on the audio touchscreen and the
steering-wheel mounted controls – so it’s simple and intuitive to use.
Android Auto’s voice control is specially designed for typical driving scenarios. A
curated selection of available Android Auto Apps are designed for use in the Civic, and
are specially designed to help minimize the potential for driver distraction.
Android includes access to Google Maps, which can provide turn-by-turn directions, live
traffic conditions, lane guidance and more. Android Auto can also predict where you
most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and
calendars.
Android Auto is designed to work with Android phones running 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher.
SiriusXM® Radio
A new generation 3.0 version of SiriusXM®8 Radio is a standard feature in the EX-T and
above trims, and it provides more than 165 channels of digital programming with near
CD-quality sound. The SiriusXM® signal is beamed from two broadcast satellites
positioned in geostationary orbit above Earth. The beams from these two broadcast
satellites combine to span the entire continental United States and some of Canada.
SiriusXM® Radio programming includes channels devoted to music, sports, talk, traffic,
weather, children’s programming and entertainment. When the audio system plays
SiriusXM® Radio, the audio system displays the current category, station, song title or
artist’s name.
This latest generation of SiriusXM includes many all new features, including pause, fast
forward and rewind. There is also an instant replay feature and the ability to hear all
songs from the beginning on preset channels. The new Sports Flash feature lets you
listen to your favorite (non-sports) programming, and if your favorite team makes a big
play in a live game that is being broadcast on SiriusXM, you will receive an on-screen
alert. With a touch of a soft-key you can hear up to 30 seconds of audio before and
including the big play.
Pandora® Compatibility
Civic EX-T Coupe and above models are designed to provide a convenient interface for
Pandora®6, a free music service that allows users to open an account online and create
up to 100 personalized internet “radio stations” that are based on favorite songs or
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artists. Users can choose among their stations and listen via computer, and can also
download a free smartphone Pandora® app, which allows users listen to the same list of
personalized stations via their compatible phone. Although Pandora® is free, phone data
charges apply.
An iPhone or compatible Android phone can be connected wirelessly to the Civic, using
Bluetooth®7 HandsFreeLink®. To use Pandora®, the Pandora app is launched on a
compatible connected smartphone and the vehicle’s audio source is set to Pandora®.
The audio screen shows Pandora® information and album art, and the audio controls
allow listeners to choose from among existing stations, pause, resume, skip forward,
and mark a track with “Like” or “Dislike” ratings. To mitigate the potential for driver
distraction, some functionality of the Pandora® app is locked out when using the Civic’s
Pandora® interface.
HondaLink®
The Display Audio system with HondaLink9 that is standard in EX-T models and above
allows the owner’s digital lifestyle to seamlessly integrate with the car and provides
access to a world of cloud-based information. The all-new application-based platform
connects customers to online content both inside and outside the car. The connection
between the system and the user’s smartphone is made through the Bluetooth®6
HandsFreeLink® wireless interface. A HondaLink phone app provides convenient
access for many services including location searches, local weather, messaging,
Maintenance Minder alerts, service scheduling by phone, and access to the vehicle
Owners Guide.
HondaLink Assist
An additional new feature on Civic EX-T and above is HondaLink Assist10, which can
help request emergency assistance for drivers. If a compatible phone is paired through
Bluetooth®7 HandsFreeLink®, there is a cellular connection and an airbag deployment
sensor is triggered, the system is designed to automatically attempt to notify an
operator, report the car’s current location, and allow occupants to talk directly to the
operator. The operator can then contact emergency services if needed.
Aha™ by Harman
HondaLink includes Aha™ that can be accessed using a compatible smartphone. Aha
organizes the Civic owner’s favorite content from the web into personalized on-demand
radio stations in the vehicle. Aha is a comprehensive, cloud-based platform optimized
for the automotive environment that provides a simple integration point to bring in a
wide range of current and future applications into the audio system head unit. This
capability allows users to access their favorite podcasts, internet radio, on-demand
music, restaurant recommendations, and even audio updates from Facebook and
Twitter.
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Aha™ key features:
• Free service with wide content choice
• Enables flexible personalization and station management
• Content updated automatically throughout vehicle life
Aha™ content categories:
• On-demand news and weather
• Personalized music including Slacker
• Internet Radio
• On-demand podcasts
• Audio Books
• Local Search: Restaurants, fuel, ATM, parking, etc.
• Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, etc. via audio
• Custom Interactive OEM Channels: Direct communication to and from vehicle
Siri Eyes Free
The Civic EX-T and above trims integrate Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode imbedding in
Apple CarPlay™. Compatible iPhone® users will be able to operate Siri through familiar
voice commands by pressing and holding the TALK button on the steering wheel for two
seconds when their iPhone is paired via Bluetooth®7. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes
hands-free functionality even further and helps to minimize the potential for distractions
by keeping the iOS device's screen from lighting up.
Owners can direct Siri to perform a number of specific tasks while they keep their eyes
on the road and their hands on the wheel. Capabilities include:
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Read incoming text messages and emails
Set up calendar entries, reminders, and alarms
Check the weather
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Turn-by-turn voice navigation (when the audio system is set to Bluetooth®7 Audio
or iPod mode)
Sports scores and stock quotes
SMS Text Messaging
All EX-T Coupe and above trims have a standard SMS12 text message function that can
read incoming texts aloud over the audio system, and allow the driver to reply with any
of six factory preset messages. The system works with SMS-capable cell phones that
have an active data plan and the Message Access Profile (MAP), such as the
Blackberry, Droid X and others. Apple iPhone models do not support this feature, but
Siri Eyes Free CarPlay™ mode (iPhone 5 and 6 at time of launch) offers the ability to
initiate, hear and respond to text messages via voice commands.
Once a compatible phone is paired with the Civic’s Bluetooth®7 HandsFreeLink® system,
the text messaging function is enabled. When the phone receives a text message, an
alert appears on the audio display screen. The driver can choose to have the message
read aloud, can select among the preset reply choices, or can call the sender – all
without touching the phone.
To help avoid the potential for driver distraction, the text of the incoming message is not
displayed on screen unless the vehicle is stopped.
Available factory preset text replies:
• Talk to you later, I'm driving.
• I'm on my way.
• I'm running late.
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Yes
No
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
The Bluetooth®7 HandsFreeLink® interface is designed to offer hands-free operation for
many Bluetooth®-enabled mobile telephones. Standard on all Civic models, the system
wirelessly connects the driver's cell phone to the vehicle's audio system. This allows the
driver to make or answer cell phone calls without removing hands from the steering
wheel. The system is compatible with Bluetooth®-enabled cell phones that have the
Hands Free Profile (HFP). A list of compatible phones can be found at
handsfreelink.com or honda.com.
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® enables audio files to be played through the vehicle's audio
system wirelessly with a feature called Bluetooth® Audio. If an audio compatible device
is paired it will be added as an auxiliary source on the audio screen. This allows the
Bluetooth® device's media to be played wirelessly by the audio system. Cell phone
devices that support the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and Audio Video
Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.3 allow the display of metadata for artist, album and
track name on the audio screen. The vehicle's audio controls for "skip forward" and
"skip backward" allow for navigation from track to track.
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Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® is designed for easy use. After the driver completes a
simple one-time "pairing" process to link the cell phone with the vehicle, Bluetooth®
HandsFreeLink® can communicate wirelessly and securely with the driver's cell phone
when the phone is within about 33 feet of the vehicle. Once the driver enters the
vehicle, the phone can be stored in a pocket, briefcase, purse or a storage bin inside
the vehicle's cabin as the call transfers information through the wireless telephone
interface. Certain compatible cell phones can also transfer the cellular phonebook into
the vehicle through the Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system. After the cellular
phonebook is transferred, calls can be made by making selections from the registered
phonebook on the Civic’s display screen.
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Pressing the steering wheel-mounted "Pick up" button answers the call and
mutes the audio system
The caller is heard through the audio-system speakers
An overhead microphone picks up the driver's voice while minimizing background
noise and echoing
Numbers with voice tags may be stored in the system's memory
To make a hands-free call, the driver first activates the system using the steering
wheel-mounted fingertip controls, then speaks a preset voice tag
Numbers can also be dialed by speaking the telephone number
Automatic import of phone book and call history with compatible phones
Up to six different compatible mobile phones can be paired with the Bluetooth®6
HandsFreeLink® system
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Honda HD
Digital Traffic
Civic Touring Coupe offers the integrated Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System2
with GPS technology to provide drivers with turn-by-turn guidance to their chosen
destination. This all-new navigation system, developed in cooperation with Garmin,
offers many improvements, including enhanced graphics, live search, speed limit
display, customized vehicle icons, 3D buildings and terrain, and more. The system
includes free map database updates for up to 5 years (initial purchase plus one yearly
update each year for 4 years). The system includes the HD Digital Traffic feature, which
alerts the driver to current traffic conditions and can display alternate routes around
gridlock. It features expanded coverage including many surface streets within the U.S.,
allowing the driver to choose faster, less congested routes. HD Digital Traffic is
subscription-free.
The navigation system can be controlled by voice or through the 7-inch electrostatic
touch-screen audio display utilizing its tap, pinch and swipe functionality. The voiceactivation system can respond to more casual command phrases that require less user
familiarization, in addition to the previous capability of being able to understand spoken
city and street names. For example, a voice request for "Radio 98.3 FM" can now be
spoken in approximately a dozen different ways ranging from "change the radio station
to 98.3" to "98.3 FM." This logic applies to audio functionality of the audio/information
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screen. The navigation system can also be controlled by voice with conventional
navigation commands like, "Find nearest Chinese restaurant" or "find nearest ATM."
The audio system is automatically muted when the "Talk" button is pressed. The voicerecognition technology allows the driver to simply speak city and street names aloud,
and the system responds by displaying the matches available in the database. Points of
interest on the map – such as restaurants or grocery stores – can be displayed with
brand logo icons or you can have the system provide turn-by-turn navigation, all by
voice command. The massive point-of-interest (POI) database includes telephone
numbers that can be dialed by using the Bluetooth®7 HandsFreeLink® system when the
driver's cellular telephone is connected to the system.
The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System2 uses GPS in combination with detailed
information from the vehicle's mapping system to pinpoint the vehicle's location and to
provide a host of useful mapping and route guidance features. The system’s antenna
receives positioning information from a network of 24 global positioning satellites. If the
antenna is obstructed by a tunnel, a parking garage or a tall building, an internal
gyroscopic system and a speed sensor track the location of the vehicle so that the map
information remains current and reliable. The vehicle clock is independently controlled
by GPS data, so when time zones are crossed while driving, the clock will automatically
set itself to the current time.
USB Ports and Power Outlets
In LX and LX-P trims, a 12-volt power outlet is positioned at the base of the center stack
on the right of the lower storage tray, with a 1.0-amp USB port positioned on the left.
EX-T and above trims retain the 12-volt power outlet, while the USB port on the left is
upgraded to 1.5 amps, and a 1.0-amp USB port is added inside the center console.
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Features
160-Watt Audio System with 4
Speakers
450-Watt Premium Audio System
with 10 Speakers (Including SubWoofer)
5-inch LCD Screen
7-inch Display Audio with HighResolution WVGA (800x480)
Electrostatic Color Touch-Screen
and Customizable Feature Settings
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation
System™ with Voice Recognition
and Honda HD Digital Traffic2
Smartphone-Based Navigation App
Compatibility
Steering Wheel Touchpad Control
HondaLink®9
HondaLink Assist10 (when paired
with compatible phone)
Apple CarPlay™4/Android Auto™5
Support
HD Radio™11
SiriusXM®8 Radio
Pandora®6 Compatibility
Bluetooth®7 Streaming Audio
Display Audio Interface
USB Audio Interface13
12-Volt Power Outlet (Front)
MP3/Windows Media®14 Audio
(WMA) Playback Capability
Radio Data System (RDS)
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
(SVC)
Bluetooth®7 HandsFreeLink®
SMS12 Text Message Function
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(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)
1
The Display Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and streaming from some current [Apple/Android]
smartphones. For safety reasons, always launch HondaLink applications or perform any other operation on your
phone only when the vehicle is safely parked. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature, and Assist functions
may be terminated without notice. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. Please see HondaLink terms and
conditions for details.
2
The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is standard on the Touring model in the United States, Canada
and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see
your Honda dealer for details.
3
Garmin is the registered trademark of Garmin International, Inc.
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4
Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
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Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.
6
Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora
Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile.
Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.
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The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda
Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
8
SiriusXM services require a subscription after any trial period. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the
end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call
SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Fees
and programming subject to change. SiriusXM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in
the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2015 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are
trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.
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Check the HondaLink website for smartphone compatibility.
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Honda reserves the right to terminate HondaLink Assist services at any time or for any reason, and in the future
may not be able to provide services due to changes in or obsolescence of technology integral to the service or
changes in government regulation.
11
HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
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Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth . Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may
limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely.
13
The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other
USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rightsprotected files may not work.
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Windows Media is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries.
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Table of Contents
Page
Overview................................................................................................. 111
Key Comfort and Convenience Features ................................................ 111
Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop ................................................. 111
Remote Engine Start............................................................................... 112
Driver Preferences .................................................................................. 113
Locking ................................................................................................... 113
Walk Away Door Lock ............................................................................. 113
Auto On/Off Headlights ........................................................................... 113
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror ............................................................... 113
Capless Fueling System ......................................................................... 113
Electric Parking Brake (EPB) .................................................................. 114
Hill Start Assist........................................................................................ 114
Comfort and Convenience Features ....................................................... 115
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Overview
The new Civic brings an elevated level of comfort and convenience to an
affordable, compact-class car, with numerous Civic firsts and standard or optional
premium features typically found in more expensive vehicles. From the convenience of
available Smart Entry and Pushbutton Start/Stop to the ease of use of the new electric
parking brake and Hill Start Assist, the Civic offers useful technologies that make driving
easier and more convenient.
Key Comfort and Convenience Features
• Smart Entry and Push Button Start (available)
• Remote Engine Start* (available)
• Hill Start Assist (see Chassis section for more information)
• Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror (available)
• Driver Preference Settings* (available)
• Capless Fueling System*
• Electric Parking Brake*
* First for Civic
^ First for Honda
Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop
The 2016 Civic offers the upscale convenience of Smart Entry and Push Button
Start/Stop.
Remote Entry
Remote entry is standard equipment on all Civic models. The wave key design (LX trim)
has an integrated transmitter in the handle with lock, unlock, trunk open and panic
buttons.
Smart Entry
Smart Entry also allows the driver to approach, open and use the trunk without using a
key or pressing a button on the remote. With the remote in his or her possession, the
driver simply presses the release button and opens the trunk. As a safety and
convenience feature, the Smart Entry system will not allow the transmitter fob to be
locked in the interior of the Civic.
Push Button Start/Stop
On the Civic LX-P and above, once the driver has opened the door and is seated, the
driver simply pushes the START/STOP button positioned on the instrument panel while
pressing the brake pedal to start the vehicle. Powertrain operation and certain electrical
functions are ended when the START/STOP button is pressed again at the conclusion
of the drive. For accessory mode, the driver simply presses the START/STOP button
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without pressing the brake pedal. The new Civic’s START/STOP button features a
pulsating light to help the driver more easily locate the button.
Off
(no illumination)
Door Open
(blue pulse)
Engine On
(red illumination)
Remote Engine Start
Civic LX-P trims and above feature standard remote engine start. This enables drivers
to start their Civic in advance of the drive, thereby activating the climate control system
with a target temperature of 72 degrees before they get to the vehicle – particularly
helpful in extreme hot- or cold-weather conditions. The system will automatically
operate the heater, front and rear defrosters, front heated seats (if equipped), heated
side mirror, and air conditioning as needed.
Remote Engine Start Button
The remote engine start feature is built into the key fob supplied with the vehicle. To
start the engine remotely, the owner presses the LOCK button and then holds the
ENGINE button for a second. The Civic’s hazard lights will flash, indicating that the
signal has been received. When the engine is started remotely, the wipers, lighting and
audio systems remain off, and the security system remains set. The engine will run for
up to 10 minutes after remote starting and can be extended by another 10 minutes
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using the same procedure, and then shut off automatically if the owner doesn’t reach
the vehicle within that time. When the owner does get to the Civic within 10 minutes, or
extended period if the procedure is initiated a second time, the engine will keep running
while the owner unlocks the vehicle, gets in, applies the brake and presses the Civic’s
START button, which turns on all of the vehicle’s systems.
Driver Preferences
The Civic LX-P and above trims come with two keyless remotes with unique identifiers.
Each remote can be set with unique profiles to accommodate the individual preferences
of two different drivers. Preferences include audio system pre-sets, air conditioning
preferences, and navigation system settings. In the event both owners use the car at
the same time, the Civic will recognize the keyless remote that approaches the driver’s
door first.
Locking
After parking, a press of the LOCK button on the remote will simultaneously lock all the
doors and trunk. On EX-T and above trims a touch of the soft-touch lock button on
either front door handle locks all doors and trunk to secure the Civic. The system will not
allow the remote to be locked in the interior of the Civic.
Walk Away Door Lock
Included on EX-T and above trims, the new Walk Away Door Lock feature automatically
locks the Civic when the driver leaves the vehicle. This hands-free locking capability
adds everyday convenience that’s especially useful when the driver has his or her
hands full or is distracted. In typical use, when all doors are closed and the driver walks
away, the Civic will automatically lock when the key holder’s distance from the vehicle
exceeds 6.5 feet for two seconds or more and when no other key is detected inside the
vehicle. An audible buzzer sounds and the hazard lights flash to confirm that the vehicle
has locked. The Walk Away Door Lock feature is programmable, and may be turned on
or off as the driver prefers. (See the Exterior section for more information.)
Auto On/Off Headlights
All Civic models feature auto-on/off headlights for greater convenience. The headlights
are multi-reflector/projector-beam units on all Civic models except the Touring, which
has auto-on/off LED headlights. All Civic models feature dramatic LED Daytime
Running Lights (DRL).
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
A Civic first, the EX-L and Touring Coupe models feature an electrochromic interior
rearview mirror that automatically dims during nighttime driving to reduce glare from the
headlights of following vehicles.
Capless Fueling System
Capless fueling eliminates the fuel cap, meaning that fueling the vehicle simply requires
opening the fuel lid, refueling, and then closing the lid. This smart and easy-to-use
design eliminates the need to touch a dirty fuel cap, reduces the possibility of damaging
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the vehicle's paint with the fuel cap or tether, or forgetting the fuel cap at the gas station.
It also eliminates the possibility of activating an emissions warning by failing to properly
re-install the fuel cap. And finally, the capless fueling system allows the use of a smaller
fuel-cap door, which cleans up the lines of the vehicle.
The system consists of two integrated components, an outer shutter mechanism that
prevents the intrusion of dirt and dust, and a self-sealing fueling flap that is closed by a
torsion spring. Both operate automatically.
At a gas station, the driver simply pushes the fuel lid to release it and then inserts the
fuel nozzle. Inserting the nozzle automatically opens the outer shutter and fueling flap.
When fueling is complete, removing the fuel nozzle automatically closes both the fueling
flap and outer shutter.
Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
The Civic’s Electric Parking Brake makes using the parking brake easier and more
comfortable and frees up precious center console space for storage and other functions.
(See the Chassis section for more information.)
Hill Start Assist
The Hill Start Assist function helps to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards when
the driver switches from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal while the vehicle is
stopped on a hill. (See the Chassis section for more information.)
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Comfort and Convenience Features
Feature
Automatic Climate Control
System with Air Filtration
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate
Control System with Air
Filtration
Push Button Start
Remote Engine Start
Hill Start Assist
Power Windows with AutoUp/Down Driver's and Front
Passenger's Window
Power Door and Trunk Locks
Cruise Control
Tilt and Telescopic Steering
Column
Sliding Sunvisors
12-Volt Power Outlet (front)
Rear Window Defroster with
Timer
Trunk Light
Capless Fuel Filler
Illuminated Steering WheelMounted Controls
Floor Mats
Beverage Holders (Front
Row/Rear Row)
Driver's and Front Passenger's
Vanity Mirrors
Automatic-Dimming Rearview
Mirror
Leather-Wrapped Steering
Wheel
White Ambient LED Lighting
60/40 Split-Folding Rear Bench
Seat
Head Restraints at all Seating
Positions
Leather-Trimmed Interior
Heated Front Seats
Rain-Sensing Windshield
Wipers
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(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)
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Specifications and Features
Specifications
Engineering
Engine Type
Boost Pressure
Engine Block/Cylinder
Head
Displacement
Horsepower (SAE net)
Torque (SAE net)
Redline
Bore and Stroke
Compression Ratio
Valve Train
Fuel Injection
Drive-by-Wire Throttle
System
Electric Parking Brake
with Automatic Brake
Hold
Eco Assist™ System
Hill Start Assist
Direct Ignition System
with Immobilizer
100K +/- Miles No
Scheduled Tune-Ups1
CARB Emissions
Rating2
Remote Engine Start
LX
LX-P
EX-T
In-Line 4Cylinder
with SingleScroll MHI
TD03 Turbo
and Internal
Wastegate
16.5 psi
AluminumAlloy
1496 cc
174 @ 6000
rpm
162 lb-ft @
1700-5500
rpm
6500 rpm
73.0 mm /
89.4 mm
10.6 : 1
EX-L
In-Line 4Cylinder
with SingleScroll MHI
TD03 Turbo
and Internal
Wastegate
16.5 psi
AluminumAlloy
1496 cc
174 @ 6000
rpm
162 lb-ft @
1700-5500
rpm
6500 rpm
73.0 mm /
89.4 mm
10.6 : 1
Touring
In-Line 4Cylinder
with SingleScroll MHI
TD03 Turbo
and Internal
Wastegate
16.5 psi
AluminumAlloy
1496 cc
174 @ 6000
rpm
162 lb-ft @
1700-5500
rpm
6500 rpm
73.0 mm /
89.4 mm
10.6 : 1
In-Line 4Cylinder
In-Line 4Cylinder
Aluminum
-Alloy
1996 cc
158 @
6500 rpm
138 lb-ft
@ 4200
rpm
6700 rpm
86.0 mm /
85.9 mm
10.8 : 1
16-Valve
DOHC iVTEC®
Multi-Point
Aluminum
-Alloy
1996 cc
158 @
6500 rpm
138 lb-ft
@ 4200
rpm
6700 rpm
86.0 mm /
85.9 mm
10.8 : 1
16-Valve
DOHC iVTEC®
Multi-Point
16-Valve
DOHC
16-Valve
DOHC
16-Valve
DOHC
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Transmissions
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LX-P
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EX-L
Touring
6-Speed Manual
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Gear Ratios: 1st: 3.643, 2nd: 2.080, 3rd: 1.361, 4th: 1.024, 5th: 0.830, 6th: 0.686, Reverse:
3.673, Final Drive Ratio: 4.105
Continuously Variable
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Gear Ratios: 2.526~0.408, Reverse: 2.706~1.552, Final Drive: 4.680
Continuously Variable
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Gear Ratios: 2.645~0.405, Reverse: 1.859~1.265, Final Drive: 4.811
Body/Suspension/
Chassis
Unit-Body Construction
MacPherson Strut Front
Suspension
Multi-Link Rear
Suspension
Variable Ratio Electric
Power-Assisted Rackand-Pinion Steering
(EPS)
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear)
Steering Wheel Turns,
Lock-to-Lock
Steering Ratio
Turning Diameter, Curbto-Curb
Power-Assisted
Ventilated Front
Disc/Solid Rear Disc
Brakes (in, front/rear)
Wheels
All-Season Tires
Compact Spare Tire
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(tubular) /
16.0 mm
(solid)
25.5 mm
(tubular) /
16.0 mm
(solid)
25.5 mm
(tubular) /
16.0 mm
(solid)
25.5 mm
(tubular) /
16.0 mm
(solid)
25.5 mm
(tubular) /
16.0 mm
(solid)
2.22
2.22
2.22
2.22
2.22
10.93 : 1
10.93 : 1
10.93 : 1
10.93 : 1
10.93 : 1
35.7 ft
35.7 ft
35.7 ft
35.7 ft
35.7 ft
11.1 in /
10.2 in
11.1 in /
10.2 in
11.1 in /
10.2 in
11.1 in /
10.2 in
11.1 in /
10.2 in
16 in
Alloys
215/55R1
6 93H
T125/80D
16 97M
16 in
Alloys
215/55R1
6 93H
T125/80D
16 97M
17 in Alloys
17 in Alloys
17 in Alloys
215/50R17
91H
T125/80D16
97M
215/50R17
91H
T125/80D16
97M
215/50R17
91H
T125/80D16
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Measurements
Wheelbase
Length
Height
Width
Track (front/rear)
Curb Weight (6MT/CVT)
Weight Distribution
(front/rear, 6MT)
Weight Distribution
(front/rear, CVT)
Interior Measurements
Headroom (front/rear)
Legroom (front/rear)
Shoulder Room
(front/rear)
Hiproom (front/rear)
Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
Seating Capacity
Anticipated EPA
Mileage Ratings3/Fuel
6-Speed Manual
Transmission (6MT)
(City/Highway/
Combined)
Continuously Variable
Transmission (M-CVT)
(City/Highway/
Combined)
Continuously Variable
Transmission (LL-CVT)
(City/Highway/
Combined)
Fuel Tank Capacity
Required Fuel
Specifications and Features
LX
LX-P
EX-T
EX-L
Touring
106.3 in
176.9 in
54.9 in
70.8 in
60.9 in /
61.5 in
2739 lbs /
2752 lbs
61.7% /
38.3%
61.9% /
38.1%
106.3 in
176.9 in
54.9 in
70.8 in
60.9 in /
61.5 in
NA / 2775
lbs
106.3 in
176.9 in
54.9 in
70.8 in
60.9 in /
61.5 in
NA / 2889
lbs
106.3 in
176.9 in
54.9 in
70.8 in
60.9 in /
61.5 in
NA / 2900
lbs
106.3 in
176.9 in
54.9 in
70.8 in
60.9 in /
61.5 in
NA / 2888
lbs
61.8% /
38.2%
62.0% /
38.0%
62.0% /
38.0%
62.0% /
38.0%
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38.2 in /
34.6 in
42.3 in /
35.9 in
56.9 in /
52.6 in
54.1 in /
48.1 in
12.1 cu ft
91.0 cu ft
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34.5 in
42.3 in /
35.9 in
56.9 in /
52.6 in
54.1 in /
48.1 in
12.1 cu ft
88.6 cu ft
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36.5 in /
34.5 in
42.3 in /
35.9 in
56.9 in /
52.6 in
54.1 in /
48.1 in
11.9 cu ft
88.6 cu ft
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36.5 in /
34.5 in
42.3 in /
35.9 in
56.9 in /
52.6 in
54.1 in /
48.1 in
11.9 cu ft
88.6 cu ft
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Touring
36.5 in /
34.5 in
42.3 in /
35.9 in
56.9 in /
52.6 in
54.1 in /
48.1 in
11.9 cu ft
88.6 cu ft
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EX-L
Touring
31/41/35
31/41/35
31/41/35
12.39 gal
Regular
Unleaded
12.39 gal
Regular
Unleaded
12.39 gal
Regular
Unleaded
26/38/31
30/41/34
12.39 gal
Regular
Unleaded
30/41/34
12.39 gal
Regular
Unleaded
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Features
Active Safety
Vehicle Stability
Assist™ (VSA®) with
Traction Control4
Anti-Lock Braking
System (ABS)
Electronic Brake
Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
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EX-L
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Camera5
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Guidelines
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Dynamic
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System (TPMS)6
LED Daytime Running
Lights (DRL)
Forward Collision
Warning (FCW)7
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW)8
Collision Mitigation
Braking System™
(CMBS™)9
Road Departure
Mitigation System10
Passive Safety
Advanced Compatibility
EngineeringTM (ACETM)
Body Structure
Dual-Stage, MultipleThreshold Front Airbags
(SRS)
SmartVent® Front Side
Airbags
Side Curtain Airbags
with Rollover Sensor
3-Point Seat Belts at all
Seating Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts
with Automatic
Tensioning System
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Lower Anchors and
Tethers for CHildren
(LATCH):
Lower Anchors (2ndRow Outboard), Tether
Anchors (2nd-Row All)
Driver's and Front
Passenger's Seat-Belt
Reminder
Driver Assist
Technology
Honda LaneWatch™11
Lane Keeping Assist
System (LKAS)12
Adaptive Cruise Control
(ACC) with Low-Speed
Follow13
Exterior Features
2-Speed/Intermittent
Windshield Wipers
Integrated Rear-Window
Antenna
Projector-Beam Halogen
Headlights with AutoOn/Off
Security System with
Remote Entry and Trunk
Release
One-Touch Turn
Indicators
Body-Colored Door
Handles
Push-to-Release Fuel
Filler Door
Taillights with Integrated
LED Light Bars
Body-Colored Power
Side Mirrors including
Expanded View Driver's
Mirror
One-Touch Power
Moonroof with Tilt
Feature
Smart Entry
Specifications and Features
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EX-L
Touring
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Exterior Features
(cont.)
Variable Intermittent
Windshield Wipers
Fin-Type Roof-Mounted
Antenna
Fog Lights
LED Headlights with
Auto-On/Off (low & high
beam)
LX
Specifications and Features
LX-P
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EX-L
Touring
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Comfort &
Convenience
Driver's and Front
Passenger's Vanity
Mirrors
Automatic Climate
Control System
Power Windows with
Auto-Up/Down Driver's
and Front Passenger's
Windows
Power Door Locks with
Auto-Lock Feature
Driver's and Front
Passenger's Illuminated
Window and Door Lock
Controls
Cruise Control
Tilt and Telescopic
Steering Column
Center Console with
Sliding Armrest and
Storage Compartment
Sliding Sunvisors
Door-Pocket Storage
Bins (front/rear)
Electronic Remote
Trunk Release
Headlights-On
Reminder
Capless Fuel Filler
Map Lights
Floor Mats
12-Volt Power Outlet
(front)
Rear Window Defroster
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EX-L
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Convenience (cont.)
Cargo Area Light
Beverage Holders
Illuminated Steering
Wheel-Mounted
Controls
LED Gear Position
Indicators
Push Button Start
LED Pocket Light
Driver's and Front
Passenger's Illuminated
Vanity Mirrors
Dual-Zone Automatic
Climate Control System
Automatic-Dimming
Rearview Mirror
Leather-Wrapped
Steering Wheel
Leather-Wrapped Shift
Knob
Seating
Driver's Seat with
Manual Height
Adjustment
Adjustable Head
Restraints
Fold-Down Rear
Seatback
Heated Front Seats
Leather-Trimmed Seats
Audio & Connectivity
160-Watt Audio System
with 4 Speakers
5-Inch Color LCD
Screen
Bluetooth®
HandsFreeLink®14
Bluetooth® Streaming
Audio14
MP3/Windows Media®15
Audio (WMA) Playback
Capability
LX
Specifications and Features
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EX-L
Touring
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(cont.)
Radio Data System
(RDS)
Speed-Sensitive
Volume Control (SVC)
Specifications and Features
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EX-L
Touring
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1.5-Amp
Charging
Port in Front
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Charging
Port in
Center
Console
1.5-Amp
Charging
Port in Front
/ 1.0-Amp
Charging
Port in
Center
Console
1.5-Amp
Charging
Port in Front
/ 1.0-Amp
Charging
Port in
Center
Console
7-Inch Display Audio
with High-Resolution
WVGA (800x480)
Electrostatic TouchScreen and
Customizable Feature
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1.0-Amp
Charging
Port in
Front
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Apple CarPlay® /
Android Auto™19
Pandora®20
Compatibility
SMS Text Message
Function21
450-Watt Premium
Audio System with 10
Speakers, including
Subwoofer
Honda Satellite-Linked
Navigation System™
with Voice
Recognition24, Honda
HD Digital Traffic and
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Multi-Information
Display
Average Fuel Economy
Indicators
Digital Speedometer
Exterior Temperature
Indicator
Instant Fuel Economy
Indicator
Maintenance Minder™
System
Miles-to-Empty Indicator
Odometer and Trip
Meters (2)
Shift Lever Position
Indicator
Driver Information
Interface
Audio Settings
Customizable Feature
Settings
Maintenance Minder™
System
Phone
System Message
Indicator
Trip Computer
Compass
Turbo Boost Meter
Turn-By-Turn Directions
Instrumentation
12-Volt Battery
Charging System
Indicator
ABS Indicator
Airbag System Indicator
Automatic Brake Hold
Indicators
Brake System Indicator
Brake Depress Indicator
Coolant Temperature
Indicator
Cruise Control
Indicators
Specifications and Features
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Touring
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Door and Trunk-Open
Indicators
ECON Mode Indicator
Electric Power Steering
(EPS) Indicator
Fuel Level Indicator
Headlights-On Indicator
High-Beam Indicator
Low Tire-Pressure
Indicator
Low-Fuel Indicator
Low-Oil Pressure
Indicator
Maintenance Minder™
Indicator
Malfunction Indicator
Seat Belt Reminder
Indicator
Starter System Indicator
Tachometer
Turn Signal/Hazard
Indicators
VSA System and VSAOff Indicators
Smart Entry System
Indicator
Fog Lights Indicator
Shift Lever Position
Indicator
Adaptive Cruise Control
(ACC) On and System
Indicators
Collision Mitigation
Braking System (CMBS)
On and System
Indicators
Lane Keeping Assist
System (LKAS) On and
System Indicators
Road Departure
Mitigation (RDM) On
and System Indicators
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Specifications and Features
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EX-L
Touring
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Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Will vary with driving conditions. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
2
CVT models are LEV3-SULEV30-rated in California and states that have adopted California vehicle emission
regulations. CVT models in non-CARB states and 6MT models in all 50 states are LEV3-ULEV125-rated.
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3
Preliminary mileage ratings determined by Honda. Final 2016 EPA fuel-economy ratings not available at the time of
printing. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your
vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
4
VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for
reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
5
Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide
complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.
6
For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely
on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
7
FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather,
speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking
function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
8
LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane
markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation
affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
9
CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather,
speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash
forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
10
Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply
mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's
departure from a detected lane. Road Departure Mitigation may not detect all lane markings or lane departures;
accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat.
Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
11
Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant
traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing
lanes.
12
LKAS only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque
to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position. LKAS may not detect all lane markings or lane departures;
accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat.
Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
13
ACC cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather,
speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver
remains responsible to slow or stop the vehicle to avoid a collision.
14
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda
Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
15
Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries.
16
The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other
USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rightsprotected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
17
Check the HondaLink® website for smartphone compatibility.
18
Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
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Specifications and Features
Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.
20
Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora
Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile.
Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.
21
Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth®. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may
limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely.
22
SiriusXM services require a subscription after any trial period. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at
the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you
call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com.
Fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in
the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2015 Sirius XMRadio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are
trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.
23
HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
24
The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is standard on the Touring model in the United States, Canada
and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see
your Honda dealer for details.
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Accessories
Overview
Honda developed a range of Honda Genuine Accessories simultaneously with
the model to further enhance convenience and protection, to customize feature content
and provide personalization opportunities for the 2016 Civic Coupe. Like all Genuine
Honda Accessories, they are covered by the Civic’s 3-year, 36,000-mile limited warranty
when obtained and installed at the time of original vehicle purchase. Not all accessories
listed are available for all trims.
Available Accessories
All season floor mats
All season floor mats, high wall
Ambient lighting
Ashtray
Auto day/night mirror
Body side molding
Car cover
Cargo hook
Cargo net
Door edge guard
Door sill trim, illuminated
Door visors
Engine block heater
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Available Accessories (cont.)
First aid kit
Fog lights
Illuminated console lighting
Lower door garnish, chrome
Moon roof visor
Nose mask
Rear bumper protector
Rear decklid spoiler
Rear seat cover
Rear wing spoiler
Remote engine starter, LX
Splash guards
Trunk tray
Underbody spoilers, Fr, Rr, Side
Wheel locks
Wireless charger
17-inch alloy wheels
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Index
100,000+/- Mile Tune-up Intervals...... 27
2.0-Liter In-Line 4 Cylinder ........... 19, 21
Cylinder Block and Crankshaft ....... 21
Cylinder Head and i-VTEC Valvetrain
.................................................... 22
Pistons/Connecting Rods ............... 21
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
.................................................... 22
2016 Accord Body Features ............... 43
2016 Civic vs. 2015 Civic Exterior
Dimensions ..................................... 87
4-wheel Disc Brakes with ABS, EBD
and Brake Assist ....................... 59, 60
5-Inch Display Audio System (LX) ...... 99
6-Speed Manual Transmission ........... 30
7-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen
(Civic EX, EX-TL).......................... 100
Accessories ...................................... 128
Accessories Overview ...................... 128
Active Crash Stroke............................ 37
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with
Low-Speed Follow (LSF) ................ 80
Adjustable Head Restraints ................ 74
Advanced 4-Channel ABS with
Electronic Brake Distribution ........... 71
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™
(ACE™) .......................................... 37
Aerodynamics .................................... 38
Agile Handling Assist.......................... 61
Aha™ by Harman .............................. 103
Android Auto™ ................................. 102
Apple CarPlay®................................. 101
Audio and Connectivity Features ..... 108
Audio and Connectivity Overview ....... 99
Auto On/Off Headlights .................... 113
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror ........ 113
Automatic Brake Hold......................... 62
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® ............. 105
Body Features .................................... 43
Body Materials ................................... 40
Body Overview ................................... 33
Brake Assist ....................................... 71
Capless Fueling System............. 50, 113
Center Console .................................. 90
Chassis Features ............................... 64
Chassis Overview............................... 55
Chassis Summary .............................. 56
Class-leading Forward Visibility ......... 39
Climate Control Systems .................... 92
Collision Mitigation Braking System™
(CMBS™) ....................................... 76
Comfort and Convenience Features 115
Comfort and Convenience Overview 111
Common Engine Features ................. 25
Continuously Variable Transmission
(LL-CVT) for 1.5L VTEC Turbo ....... 28
Continuously Variable Transmission (MCVT) for 2.0L i-VTEC...................... 28
Continuously Variable Transmission
Controls .......................................... 96
Continuously Variable Transmission
Gear Ratio Comparison .................. 30
Continuously Variable Transmissions
(CVT) .............................................. 27
CVT Automatic Modes ....................... 29
CVT Common Features ..................... 28
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System ........... 26
Driver and Front Passenger SmartVent®
Side Airbags ............................. 72, 73
Driver Information Interface (DII) 93, 101
Driver Information Interface (DII)
Features ......................................... 93
Driver Preferences ........................... 113
Driver’s Spiral Airbag.......................... 72
Dual Pinion Variable Ratio Electric
Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion
Steering (EPS) .......................... 58, 59
Dual-stage, Multiple-Threshold Front
Airbags ........................................... 72
ECON Mode ....................................... 25
Electric Parking Brake ...................... 114
Electric Parking Brake (EPB) ............. 61
Emissions Control .............................. 27
Engine Architecture and Features ...... 21
Engine Immobilizer ............................. 95
Exhaust .............................................. 63
Expanded View Driver's Mirror ..... 48, 74
Exterior Colors ................................... 51
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Exterior Dimensions ........................... 34
Exterior Features ................................ 50
Exterior Overview ............................... 45
Exterior Styling ................................... 45
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) –
Integrated with CMBS ..................... 77
Friction Reducing Technology ............ 26
Front and Rear Suspension ............... 56
Front Passenger’s Safety Vent Airbag 73
Front Seats......................................... 89
Fuel Economy and Emissions Ratings31
Fuel Tank ........................................... 64
G-Design Shift Feature....................... 28
High-Strength Steel ............................ 40
Hill Start Assist ........................... 61, 114
Honda LaneWatch™ .................... 48, 75
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation
System with Voice Recognition and
Honda HD Digital Traffic ............... 106
Honda Sensing™ ............................... 76
HondaLink Assist ............................. 103
HondaLink® ...................................... 103
Hydraulic Suspension Bushings ......... 58
Improved Body Rigidity ...................... 37
Increased Trunk Capacity .................. 36
Index ................................................ 130
Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring
System............................................ 74
Instrumentation .................................. 94
Interior Colors ..................................... 96
Interior Design .................................... 88
Interior Materials ................................ 88
Interior Overview ................................ 86
Key Available Audio and Connectivity
Features ......................................... 99
Key Body Features ............................. 33
Key Body Specifications ..................... 36
Key Chassis Features ........................ 55
Key Comfort and Convenience Features
...................................................... 111
Key Exterior Features......................... 45
Key Interior Features .......................... 86
Key Powertrain Features
Emissions/Fuel Ecomony Ratings .. 21
Engines........................................... 20
Transmissions ................................ 21
Key Safety and Driver Assistive
Features ......................................... 68
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) –
Integrated with RDM ....................... 79
Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) –
Integrated with Road Departure
Mitigation ........................................ 78
LED Lighting....................................... 46
Locking ............................................. 113
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren
(LATCH) ................................... 72, 74
Low-Friction Wheel Bearings ............. 63
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension.. 57
Maintenance Minder™ System ........... 27
Manual Transmission Gear Ratio
Comparison .................................... 30
Meters ................................................ 92
Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering
(EPS) .............................................. 70
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera............ 74
Multi-Link Rear Suspension ............... 57
Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH)
Countermeasures ........................... 41
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt . 91
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt
Feature ..................................... 48, 87
Pandora® Compatibility .................... 102
Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Design .... 69
Power Side Mirrors ............................. 47
Power Windows and Locks ................ 48
Power Windows, Lock and Mirrors ..... 91
Powertrain Feature Comparison ........ 30
Powertrain Overview .......................... 19
Rear Seats with Available 2-Level
Heating ........................................... 90
Remote Engine Start .................. 49, 112
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) ...... 79
Safety and Driver Assistance Overview
........................................................ 68
Safety and Driver Assistive Features . 81
Seatbelts ............................................ 71
Side Curtain Airbags .................... 72, 73
Siri Eyes Free ................................... 104
SiriusXM® Radio ............................... 102
Sliding Sunvisors ................................ 92
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Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop
................................................ 49, 111
SMS Text Messaging ....................... 105
Space-Saving Spare Tire ................... 63
Specifications and Features ............. 116
S-Range Control ................................ 29
Steering Wheel................................... 91
Straight Driving Assist ........................ 59
T-Direction Welding ............................ 39
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) ........................................... 64
Top Safety Ratings ............................. 69
Trunk .................................................. 95
Turbocharged 1.5-Liter VTEC In-Line 4
Cylinder .................................9, 19, 23
Cylinder Block and Crankshaft ....... 23
Cylinder Head and VTEC Valvetrain
.................................................... 24
Direct Injection System ................... 24
Low Inertia MONO Turbo System ... 25
Pistons and Connecting Rods ........ 23
USB Ports and Power Outlets .......... 107
Vehicle Overview ........................... 3, 17
Advanced Safety Body ................... 13
Advanced Supplemental Restraint
Systems ...................................... 13
Body ............................................ 4, 10
Chassis ....................................... 5, 11
Class-Leading Aerodynamics ......... 11
Design and Packaging ...................... 5
Display Audio with Apple CarPlay®
and Android Auto .......................... 8
Dynamic Performance ...................... 9
Exterior ............................................. 5
Exterior Design ................................. 6
Honda Sensing™............................ 12
Inner Frame Weld System .............. 14
Interior .............................................. 5
Interior Comfort, Convenience and
Connectivity .................................. 8
Interior Design .................................. 8
Interior Package................................ 7
Key Body Specifications ................. 11
Key Elements of Civic Body Design 10
Key Elements of Civic Chassis Design
.................................................... 11
Key Exterior Specifications ... 6, 34, 35
Key Interior Dimensions.................... 8
Key New Features and Technologies
by Trim ........................................ 14
Manufacturing ................................. 14
Modular Front Sub-Assembly ......... 14
Noise, Vibration and Harshness
(NVH) .......................................... 12
Powertrain ........................................ 9
Powertrains ....................................... 4
Safety and Driver Assistance .......... 12
What's New?..................................... 4
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with
Traction Control ........................ 60, 70
Walk Away Door Lock ...................... 113
Wheel Designs (images) .................... 63
Wheels and Tires ............................... 62
Whiplash Mitigation Front Seat Design
.................................................. 72, 73
Windshield Wipers.............................. 49
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