The Honda Civic is back -- recapturing its position as a mature, substantial economy car with enough elegant touches that make you feel like you spent more money than you did. We tested two Civic versions, the base LX with a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 158 hp, and the EX-T with the uplevel 1.5-liter, 174-hp turbocharged four-cylinder-the first turbo Honda has offered in the U.S.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Lots more pep than I expected."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Honda Civic)

"When you want to accelerate after slowing down, there is a delay of a few seconds-enough to be really noticeable and to feel a bit dangerous (e.g. delay of getting out of the way if the car behind you is too close). I have not noticed this issue in any other car I've driven, including another Honda Civic."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"Smooth ride Good acceleration Handling"

JOSEPH D., FL (2016 Honda Civic)

"Great power considering the horsepower and mileage we get."

WESLEY R., MT (2016 Honda Civic)

"Gppd"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Honda Civic)

"Incredible power, and still awesome mileage."

JACK E., AZ (2016 Honda Civic)

"Easy to drive"

MATTHEW H., TX (2016 Honda Civic)

"The turbo engine has awesome acceleration for the class. The handling is precise and very satisfying."

AJAY B., IL (2016 Honda Civic)

"After a two-week acclimation period, have grown to love the CVT."

SPENCER T., CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"Fast, smooth, and handles great. Fun to drive compared to the Accord and Camry"

STEPHEN B., CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"The 2016 Civic is very fun to drive. It accelerates and handles well and is a pleasure to drive."

KARL B., TX (2016 Honda Civic)

"I have the EX-T. The acceleration on the highway is outstanding. I merge effortlessly and my gas mileage at times equals what you report for a hybrid. The steering makes me feel confident behind the wheel."

HARVEY C., NJ (2016 Honda Civic)

"ergonomics - dashboard controls, large LCD screen on the TOURING model we purchased would have preferred MICHELIN tires on this most expensive model"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Honda Civic)

"This vehicle is much perkier than previous Civics. Acceleration and handling are real pluses."

DEANE L., MO (2016 Honda Civic)

"Great handling and comfortable ride. Secure feeling and dependable."

JIM D., NS (2016 Honda Civic)

"The handling and acceleration is amazing. This is a fun car to drive."

MAURICE C., ON (2016 Honda Civic)

"terrific acceleration."

CLIFFORD S., FL (2016 Honda Civic)

"Great handling was an unexpected positive from what I had assumed would be a simple commuter car"

NICHOLAS H., MD (2016 Honda Civic)

"Very peppy for a 4 cylinder"

JAMES C., CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"Variable automatic transmission feels sloppy during acceleration and on hills"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Honda Civic)

"CVT transmission works well but vehicle becomes very noisy at higher rpms. ( over 4500 ) Sensation that transmission should shift at a certain rpm takes a little getting use to."

ROBERT M., IL (2016 Honda Civic)

"all handling is so good including acceleraiting and braking."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Honda Civic)

"I get the best of both accelerating and fuel mileage. If you need to get out of a tight spot the turbo really takes off. When it comes time to fill up on a trip, mid 40s is usually the result. In city driving 36MPG is attainable. Of course you need to lay off the tutbo most of the time."

MARLIN Y., NC (2016 Honda Civic)

"Igot the base model and a standard gearbox. That makes it a little more responsive but it's not a fast-of-the-line car. It is now equipped with a 6-speed transmission which makes it a little more fuel efficient. Ride is firm but not punishing and handling is good, not outstanding but it makes you feel sure footed on the road. Overall not a bad car."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Honda Civic)

"Fantastic acceleration and amazing handling on this new civic . Not your typical Civic. This nex 10th generation is an amazing vehicle for the money spent . Included Sensing , lane departure and accident mitigation makes this model the best bang for buck ."

ROBERT S., FL (2016 Honda Civic)

"I have a turbo version of this car and loves the acceleration and handling. Drives very smooth. No much cabin noise at all."

ASHISH O., TX (2016 Honda Civic)

"I miss a left lane camera. (Only right side available in current model"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"It has great acceleration, almost too fast, which makes for a jerky ride."

GRACE T., IL (2016 Honda Civic)

"the new turbo engine and a great platform combine to remind me of Hondas of old"

JAMES C., OK (2016 Honda Civic)

"I live in the Sierra foothills, so I wanted a car with good acceleration going up and down hills and also a car that handles winding roads well. My Civic does a great job with both."

RICHARD B., CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"Both excellent"

Anonymous, RI (2016 Honda Civic)

"Love the drive assist, the feel of the car. Smooth, feels big."

TOM S., BC (2016 Honda Civic)

"Great handling, comfortable ride, precise steering. goos acceleration"

Anonymous, WA (2016 Honda Civic)

"The Civic's handling is great."

JAMES L., CA (2016 Honda Civic)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Climate control needs better sun load sensor."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Honda Civic)

"After owning a 2009 Honda Civic I find the interior of the of the 2016 far better and more comfortable. I am glad the "double" instrument panel is gone. Honda has also seemed to have improved on road noise. Precise steering, well-tuned suspension provide a smooth ride as well as sweet handling. My 2009 was very loud compared to the 2016 version. The seats have improved comfort wise (anything would be better than my 2009) but they are still not great. The climate control is great. I love the heat"

BETTY H., WA (2016 Honda Civic)

"Easy to drive"

MATTHEW H., TX (2016 Honda Civic)

"Seats are supportive and the climate control works great."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Honda Civic)

"It is very low to the ground, and the passenger seat does not raise, making it difficult to get out of! Also, the air conditioner has to be set very low (68) to maintain a cool atmosphere."

GRACE T., IL (2016 Honda Civic)

"high noise level"

E G., ON (2016 Honda Civic)

"The tire sensor in both cars is constantly on. I take it in and the say " there is nothing wrong " , but can't answer why the sensor light goes on for tire pressure."

BETSY K., WI (2016 Honda Civic)

"Low seating on entering and exiting is annoying and tiring."

D G., NJ (2016 Honda Civic)

"I have noticed noise from the tires on certain types of pavement. Maybe this is the tires and not the Honda Civic I am not sure."

CLAUDIA B., CT (2016 Honda Civic)

"Noise level is good. Climate control good."

RICHARD M., PA (2016 Honda Civic)

"There are no hooks in the rear seat area to hang up clothing bags"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Honda Civic)

"AC unit a little slower to cool the car than the unit in my 2015 Accord."

M B., CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"In Ecco mode, Gas miles have been as high as 36 City, and 53.5 Highway. I find this great as this Honda Civic Touring is neither a Diesel nor a Hybrid. Comfort of the Leather seats has also been very good. Climate control very good."

J C., CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"fun to drive"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"The seats are especially comfortable. They are firm while providing snug support for both lower and upper back."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"Front & rear b seat room.climate control, ride, fuel mileage all good."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Honda Civic)

"It is too low, difficult for older people to get in / out. Visibility is impaired because of low seats."

HENDRIK W., ON (2016 Honda Civic)

"Wish car had lumbar adjustment both driver and passenger"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Honda Civic)

"The front passenger seat is too low and cannot be adjusted."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Honda Civic)

"Seat adjustment is lacking compared to the overall quality of the car. No electric seat adjustment and no lumbar support is provided."

ED R., PA (2016 Honda Civic)

"One sits very low in the car. A bit of a problem if over 6 feet tall."

DENNIS S., IN (2016 Honda Civic)

"Very good lumbar support (compared to my former 2006 Honda Civic Coupe.)"

CARLEEN E., PA (2016 Honda Civic)

"the climate control, noise, ride seats- everything is good!"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Honda Civic)

"seats are a bit too small and under padded."

CLIFFORD S., FL (2016 Honda Civic)

"The driver's seat is horrible. It is too low and cannot be adjusted appropriately. I am 5'4" and i had to spend hundreds getting pillows and covers to adjust the seat. The seat could keep me from buying this car again"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"entire car works perfectly and drives great. no problems with anything"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Civic)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"I believe that the cost of this vehicle with safety items is very good"

RONALD H., MD (2016 Honda Civic)

"Negotiate and compare at least 3 dealerships. Also, go thru Costco for best deal."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"You get a quality car with excellent ride, handling, acceleration, comfort as well as excellent fuel economy. I took possession on Jan 30 in middle of a Canadian Winter, and now in August and 11,000 KM later, my average fuel economy is 7.2 L/100 Km. I have achieved as high as 4.2 L/KM on a road trip this summer."

LARRY M., ON (2016 Honda Civic)

"Car looks good and has everything you need for a lower end Honda compared to the accord."

CRISTINA E., CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"The Civic is equipped with materials and equipment that surpass vehicles that cost thousands of dollars more."

GARY F., NJ (2016 Honda Civic)

"I've only had this car for a few months, but I absolutely love it. It has terrific safety features (which I haven't had to rely on yet) and other features like built in navigation, the extra power when you need it for merging and a super sound system that I really appreciate. I realize, I'm talking about the top of the line Civic (Touring model), but it has already proved itself. The few thousand I spent going from a lower level car to this level is well worth it and everyone loves the styllin"

JUDITH S., MN (2016 Honda Civic)

"outstanding fuel economy and comfort for the price"

KURT H., WI (2016 Honda Civic)

"I feel this car offers a lot of features for a relatively small price."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Honda Civic)

"I got what I wanted for what I consider a good price. I know the dealer for many years (at least 10 years) and I trust that organization based on experience to date."

GENE P., MD (2016 Honda Civic)

"Wealth of features for a fair price."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Honda Civic)

"It's my 14 th Honda. Mostly Accords. This is my 2nd Civic. Great values. Very reliable."

RICHARD M., PA (2016 Honda Civic)

"Right front seat cannot be adjusted. Should have looked more at infotainment system, since it is very basic in the model chosen. Manual is atrocious. Wish Honda had manual for EACH model and not combining them in ONE. Wish the car was somewhat smaller. Hard to fit in garage without having much more room inside the car"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Honda Civic)

"The salesman lied to us saying backup camera and other safety features did not come on Camrys. I later learn this was a lie. Car was too expensive for a car without backup camera and other desired safety features. All dealerships in our area have been shown to be dishonest and scammers in maintenance and repairs. I will not buy Toyota again."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Honda Civic)

"One of the best cars I've ever owned and I've owned probably 35 cars in my lifetime"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Honda Civic)

"Excellent value for the car. I priced a 2016 Toyota with the same equipment. The preak even point between the toyota and great Gas millage had a break even point at nearly 30 years."

JAMES L., CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"Very nimble driver. Reasonably quiet, with some tire noise. Very good transmission, keeps rpm on target with no noise at all. Zippy acceleration with the turbo"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Honda Civic)

"Great mileage"

VICTOR V., TX (2016 Honda Civic)

"For the features that are standard on the civic, and for the safety features that I got with the Honda Sensing package, the price I paid was great."

STEPHEN B., CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"Amazing value, beautiful car, excellent premium feel. Flawless performance, fingers crossed"

TOM S., BC (2016 Honda Civic)

"The value is there but after leasing an Accord for 12 years very disappointed in the loss space inside the vehicle"

JACK P., OH (2016 Honda Civic)

"owned accord which was much higher in cost. this car handles as well as the accord."

YOLANDA H., TX (2016 Honda Civic)

"Great price for all the technology"

Anonymous, IN (2016 Honda Civic)

"Excellent purchase. Would have liked a little more trade in value, but I am extremely satisfied."

THOMAS S., OH (2016 Honda Civic)

"You get what you pay for."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Honda Civic)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"exterior styling"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Honda Civic)

"We are impressed by the interior finish of the Civic. Comparing it to our MDX I would judge the interior finishes equal, although the Civic has the upgraded cloth seats compared to the basic leather of the MDX."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Honda Civic)

"everything is great"

LELAND D., ID (2016 Honda Civic)

"Love the new redesigned 2016 Civic, very sleek and well put together."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Honda Civic)

"Our grandson seems to like its look (he's quite critical). Seems quite advanced to me."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Honda Civic)

"I'd prefer that Honda hadn't so changed the style of the exterior in the 2016 model. I like the former models much more, and I don't like the style/pattern/stripe of the black upholstery. The body also seems too wide; if I'd wanted a larger car, I would've purchased an Accord. What I liked so much about my two former Civics was their size and style. I don't like two-tone interiors."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"much upgrade in style; sleek; looks like a sport car; limited color choices"

YOLANDA H., TX (2016 Honda Civic)

"I love the look of the car. The brake lights on the rear goes from the taillights and meet in the middle for my model, the two door model. The lines are sleek and the car look very sporty. Daytime running lights are noticeable from other vehicles, a plus. I also like how the interior resembles the old Acura Integra design. It looks futuristic and cool."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Civic)

"Great styling, very modern and it looks bigger; almost like a Honda Accord. Lots of creases and interesting angles. Nice rear end and taillights."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Honda Civic)

"This car looks good. I see people turning their heads to look at as I pass by."

DANIEL H., KY (2016 Honda Civic)

"The styling is exceptionally good! MY probably one and only dislike is the lowness of seating, getting in and out of the car"

JOSEPH S., NY (2016 Honda Civic)

"Love refreshed styling of the 2016 Civic and like that it is almost a mid-sized car now."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Honda Civic)

"Good"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Honda Civic)

"The color and styling are very attractive. I have been asked many times about what year is the car"

RONALD H., MD (2016 Honda Civic)

"Grate gas mileage Stylish"

Anonymous, RI (2016 Honda Civic)

"Style is so much better than previous models of Honda Civic."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Honda Civic)

"Great size, beautiful lines, excellent color choices."

GARY F., NJ (2016 Honda Civic)

"The styling as above anything else in this class"

MAURICE C., ON (2016 Honda Civic)

"The styling of the 2016 Honda is great! The exterior front end is much sportier than all previous models. The interior has also been stepped up quite a bit. Very classy. However if I miss good old fashion knobs. I have a 7-inch screen, and there isn't a knob for volume control. There are two options for volume control; one is to use the touch-screen control, which is awkward to manipulate when driving and takes several swipes if you want to raise it more than a few decibels. The other is a volum"

BETTY H., WA (2016 Honda Civic)

"The first week I had it (the first one sold in my area) I went to the store. When I came out of the store a man was walking around it looking at it. When he saw me he just gave me a thumbs up. He was driving a new Toyota."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Honda Civic)

"Very cool, unique, does not look like every other car."

JACK E., AZ (2016 Honda Civic)

"beautiful redesign inside & out from previous years!!!!"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Honda Civic)

"Great looking design / great color"

Anonymous, QC (2016 Honda Civic)

"Very sleek styling. Rakish roofline makes the car look sporty - cuts into rear headroom, though. The taillights with the lights that connect across the top of the trunk lid look really cool. LED headlights are very cool-looking, as well."

JON R., FL (2016 Honda Civic)

"Looks and feels like a luxury car. It is hard to say that it is a Honda Civic."

ASHISH O., TX (2016 Honda Civic)

"The new civic is a beautiful car. Already have gotten many comnents on how the car looks."

GRANT M., WA (2016 Honda Civic)

"To me, it is exactly what I desired. It also has excellent gas mileage with good performance, a wn - win for me."

THOMAS S., OH (2016 Honda Civic)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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