2016 Honda Civic Buyer's Guide

By KBB.com Editors on November 18, 2015 7:06 AM

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Redesigned Civic wins our biggest award of the year

Just how good is the new Honda Civic? So good that after handily claiming the Kelley Blue Book Small Car Best Buy Award for 2016, it went on to take the title of Overall Best Buy, topping every other car, truck and SUV on the market. The new powertrains are smooth, powerful and efficient, the interior offers class-above levels of design, materials and technologies, and the forward-looking exterior styling is downright desirable. And that's saying nothing about the world-famous reliability upon which the Civic's success has been built.

Driving It

From our full review of the new Civic: "The 2016 Honda Civic manages to successfully serve as both a practical, reliable sedan and a fun, sporty model that has some of the best steering, handling and driving dynamics in the segment. The new Civic is decidedly sportier than last year, without sacrificing ride comfort, and it is agile and responsive when cornering." Read more

The First of Many

Following the four-door sedan, the new Civic lineup will be rounded out over time with two-door coupe (pictured below) and five-door hatchback designs, plus sporty Si and even-sportier Type R iterations. Honda has announced the new lineup will not include hybrid or natural gas-powered models.

Build and Price

The Honda Civic has the highest starting price in the segment, but it also includes the most standard equipment (and outstanding resale value). A 2016 Honda Civic sedan has a starting sticker price of more than $19,000 including destination, with a fully-loaded Civic Touring model coming in around $27,000. Build and price your own 2016 Honda Civic to unlock this week's Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

More Compact Cars

The revered Honda Civic is one of the best-selling cars in the country and a perpetual award winner, but that doesn't mean it's the best choice for every small-car shopper. Check out our Compact Car Buyer's Guide to become an instant expert on the category and find your way to the right compact car for you.

First Look: 2016 Honda Civic Coupe

For buyers willing to trade two doors for a sportier look, Honda will offer this next-gen Civic Coupe starting in March 2016:

2016 Honda Civic Coupe

 

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