2016 Honda Civic Buyer's Guide

By KBB.com Editors on June 30, 2016 7:06 AM

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 and two-door coupe, the new Civic lineup will be rounded out over time with a five-door hatchback (pictured below), 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.

Comparison Test

The Honda Civic was one of four compact sedans in which we traversed 400 miles of highways, mountain roads and city streets throughout San Diego County as part of our 2016 Compact Car Comparison.

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: 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

The Civic lineup wiil offer even greater cargo capacity and flexibility for the 2017 model year when the sedan and coupe are joined by a new hatchback variant. Technically a prototype, the vehicle pictured below is a good look at the car we expect to go on sale in the latter half of 2016. 



Photo Gallery: Honda Civic Inside and Out