There was once a time when the Civic ruled the compact car sector, and we might be seeing that again with the 2016 Honda Civic Touring. For this model, the car manufacturing company has completed what could be considered to be the most ambitious and most comprehensive overhaul for the car. Drivers who spend just a few hours behind the wheel of this car will have to agree with Honda.
The 2016 Honda Civic Touring is an Exhilarating Refresh
To start with the 2016 Honda Civic Touring, it has a new architecture which leads to the departure of the old one found in the 2015 Civic. This new car is now longer and wider, and it now sports a lower roofline. Its exterior mimics that of the new Accord on the 2016 model’s front-end. It also features a slope-back tail design. This maximizes aerodynamics for greater efficiency.
Now, there are extra sets of windows that are sandwiched between the front passenger side windows. The A-pillars (that were found in the 2015 model) are no longer found and the side view mirrors are now no longer mounted onto the doors. On the rear doors, there are two small windows installed in that area. This is due to the extreme angle of the rear roof line.
The Touring model rests at the top of the new Civic line. Its price may seem like a large chunk to consider for a compact vehicle, but if you remember that old saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” When you take a look at what’s included, you may take back on what you said about its price tag. Features included in the Touring model include adaptive cruise control, dual-zone climate control, display audio which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless phone charging, lane keep assist, and a remote engine starter.
There is a 7-inch monitor inside the cabin that has gone full touchscreen. Although, there are some who might prefer to bring back the existence of physical buttons and knobs. The operating system on the display is better than most HondaLink setups. Its navigation system also receives a major upgrade since it is not powered by Garmin.
Like much of its exterior, the items under the hood also get major upgrades. It now receives a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which is able to bring forth an impressive 174-horsepower with 162 pound-feet of torque. This makes the 2016 Civic to be more class competitive than other higher-end compact vehicles.
The 2016 Honda Civic Touring has improved in every conceivable way. It is not just your substantial update (like the one that you can see in the 2015 model), but it is easily one of the best contenders in the compact car sector.