Standard Features: Amenities that come standard in each of the five 2016 Civic trims include automatic climate control, Eco Assist, a security system with remote entry, one-touch turn signals, projector-beam halogen headlights with auto-on/off, and rear-seat heating ducts.
Technology: Technology features are plentiful onboard the Civic, with standard high-tech features that include Bluetooth connectivity, MP3/WMA playback capability, speed-sensitive volume control, a USB audio interface with charging port, and a Maintenance Minder System. Available tech amenities include a 10-speaker Premium Audio system, the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, SiriusXM Radio, remote engine start (standard in all but the base trim), an SMS text message function (standard in all but the base trim), Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto (standard in all but the base trim), Pandora compatibility (standard in all but the base trim), and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
Competitors like the 2016 Toyota Corolla do not offer rain-sensing wipers, remote engine start, or an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Design: The 2016 Civic features a distinctive, redesigned shape with striking lines and LED lights to brighten things up in front and behind. The Civic’s overall appearance is one of sleek elegance, and its interior styling is designed for ultimate comfort.
Performance: The Civic models are powered by impressively efficient engines that produce between 158 and 157 hp and between 138 and 162 lb-ft of torque. The three highest trim levels feature standard turbocharging, and EPA-estimated fuel economy is up to an impressive 31 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway (in EX-T, EX-L, and Touring CVT models).* This also outdoes rivals like the Toyota Corolla, which only delivers up to 30 city mpg and 40 highway mpg.
Safety: Safety is serious business in the Honda Civic. Cutting-edge safety and driver-assist amenities that come standard in the Civic include an advanced airbag system with SmartVent front side airbags; a multi-angle rearview camera; Honda LaneWatch (standard in all but the base model); hill start assist; brake assist; and vehicle stability assist with traction control. Available safety features include a collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, lane departure warning, and a lane keeping assist system.
Competitors like the 2016 Kia Forte don’t offer SmartVent airbags, a collision mitigation braking system, lane departure warning, or adaptive cruise control.
After 40-plus years as a consumer favorite, it’s clear the Honda Civic is beloved by drivers—but what about the critics? Check out some of the reviews the 2016 Civic has received:
Standard Features: Amenities that come standard in each of the 2017 Accord models include active sound control and active noise cancellation, an eco-assist system, dual-zone automatic climate control, projector-beam halogen headlights with auto-on/off, and 12-volt power outlets in the front and center console.
Competing vehicles like the 2016 Kia Optima only offer features like automatic climate control and auto-on/off headlights as optional, extra-cost upgrades—not standard features.
Technology: A host of high-tech features comes standard in the 2017 Accord, including an SMS text message function, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and Bluetooth Streaming Audio, speed-sensitive volume control, an MP3/auxiliary input jack, MP3/WMA playback capability, Pandora compatibility, and a radio data system.
Available tech-savvy features found in the Accord include a HomeLink Remote System, rain-sensing windshield wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, HondaLink, SiriusXM Radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, remote engine start, two-driver memory settings, HD radio, and a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System. A rival like the 2016 Toyota Camry does not offer remote engine start, driver memory settings, or rain-sensing wipers in any of its trim levels.
Design: The 40th anniversary Accord brings even more polished, elegant styling to the road, with an eye-catching overall package befitting this landmark year. Exterior features offered on the Accord include a bold grille design; sleek body lines; an assortment of elegantly crafted wheel designs; a striking, angular profile; and a powerful stance. Available LED headlights light the way wherever the stylish Accord takes you, with bright LED taillights bringing up the rear.
Performance: Engine options for the Accord models vary from a 2.4L i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that produces up to 189 hp and up to 182 lb-ft of torque to a 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. EPA-estimated fuel economy achieved in the Accord is up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway in models equipped with a CVT,** exceeding the fuel economy of rival vehicles like the 2017 Ford Fusion, which delivers only up to 23 city mpg and 34 highway mpg.
Safety: When it comes to safety, the Accord boasts exceptional ratings and features. The 2017 Accord has earned a 5-Star Safety Rating from the NHTSA,*** and while the IIHS has not yet rated the new Accord, a history of superior safety rankings paints a positive outlook for the new model year.
Standard safety and driver-assist features found in the Accord models include hill start assist, vehicle stability assist with traction control, brake assist, a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, a tire pressure monitoring system, and an advanced airbag system with SmartVent front side airbags and side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor. Available safety and driver-assist features include a collision mitigation braking system, a lane keeping assist system, Honda LaneWatch, adaptive cruise control, and a road departure mitigation system.
Drivers love the Honda Accord—and they’re not the only ones. Check out what some of the industry’s top experts are saying about the Accord:
Consumers can check out the 2016 Honda Civic and the 2017 Honda Accord for themselves at any Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers location. Stop by and see us or contact us today!