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5 Fast Facts: 2016 Honda Civic Coupe

5 Fast Facts: 2016 Honda Civic Coupe

By Joseph Dobrian, June 27, 2016
Honda’s basic compact car enters it 10th generation for the 2016 model year, and the maker says it will be the sportiest Civic ever and will set new benchmarks in the segement in terms of spaciousness, fuel efficiency, safety features, and interior quality. Virtually everything about the 2016 Civic Coupe is new, including vehicle architecture, interior and exterior styling, a more spacious and high-quality cabin, two new engines, plus premium features and technologies.

Here are more facts about the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe:
1) Civic Coupes in LX and LX-P trim are powered by a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC valvetrain producing a peak 158 horsepower and 138 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated with a sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Design shift control, or, on the LX trim, a 6-speed manual transmission.
2) Civic Coupes in EX-T, EX-L, and Touring trim are powered by an all-new, turbocharged, 1.5-liter, direct-injection 4-cylinder engine with variable cam timing (VTC) and electronic wastegate, turning out 174 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque. The 1.5-liter turbo engine is mated with 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, Honda says.
3) The Civic Coupe’s chassis features a multi-link independent rear suspension, hydraulic compliance bushings, larger stabilizer bars, rigid aluminum rear damper brackets, Agile Handling Assist brake-torque vectoring for cornering precision and stability, and dual-pinion electric power steering with variable gear ratio.
4) The new Civic Coupe’s interior offers ultra-thin A-pillars for enhanced forward visibility and premium soft-touch cabin materials. The 2016 Civic Coupe in EX-T and above trims incorporates a new 7-in. Display Audio touch screen, integrated with Apple CarPlay3 and Android Auto2 platforms.
5) Other available features include remote engine start, electronic parking brake, dual-zone automatic climate control, and rain-sensing wipers. The 2016 Civic Coupe’s trunk features 12.1 cu. ft. of space.

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