2016 Honda Civic Sedan Touring Model In Depth Look [HD]

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- roomier cabin with a much more sensible layout
- surprisingly good power on tap for this segment
- 40+mpg highway without having to pay for a hybrid

- no escaping the CVT
- rear end looks Crosstour-ish, and that was discontinued for a reason
- still waiting on the Type R

The really impressive drivetrain numbers will come when Honda brings out the Si and Type R, but the engine options for the regular car have been improved as well. The base engine is a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-banger that puts out 158 horsepower, making it the most powerful base engine ever offered in a Civic. The other option is important in that Honda has never offered a turbocharged engine in the Civic in North America, and this 1.5-liter example puts out 174 horsepower. The bad news in all of this is that the turbo engine is available only with a CVT, while the less powerful 2.0 engine get a choice of CVT or six-speed manual. Honda’s CVTs aren’t as terrible as some (most, even) others, but they are still definitely made more for fuel economy than excitement. The upside of that is that Honda says all configurations will exceed 40 mpg on the highway. The suspension has been tuned to give a more comfortable ride, but Honda assures us that it will also provide a more engaging driving experience, helped along by an improved torque vectoring system.

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