The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is very much similar to the new-for-2016 sedan, except the fact that it has less number of doors. But this Civic Coupe completely steals the show in case of looks! The car looks awesome and that gives you a reason to spend your money on it.
This is one of the most competent vehicles Honda has offered in at least a decade. This new two-door beats even the four-door ones with its smashing appearance. Its style and features get even more interesting as we turn our glance toward the back. The rear window which is 0.8 inches lower than on the Sedan, gives it a more impressive style. Its wheelbase is almost identical with the Sedan, however it is 5.4 inches shorter than it.
The cabin is exactly the same as that of the sedan, and is therefore pleasing to your eyes. The backseat might however disappoint you a little as it is meant for passengers below five feet, five inches.
In mechanical changes, the focus is on ride and handling. Though Honda claims that the Coupe’s dampers are firmer as compared to those of the sedan, but it more or less offers the same much praised combination of small-car agility and refined ride comfort.
The Coupe gets its sense of agility from its pointiness, especially on turns and it seems like it would happily go wherever you desire. The way Honda blends ride comfort with agility has become its specialty now and this renders the Coupe as the sharpest car in the increasingly small compact coupe segment.
The way Civic goes over bumps gives you a genuinely premium feel, it is poised and stable and has a real sense of solidity. It is different from its predecessor as here big suspension impacts don’t produce a chorus of creaking and shuddering in the cabin.
Engine and Power:
Its naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four cylinder with the six-speed manual is excellent, but still, it is quite impossible that it will outshine the Eli Manning of the Civic lineup. However, with 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque, the 2.0-liter engine is definitely an improvement as compared to the outgoing Civic Coupe’s 143-hp, 129-lb-ft, and 1.8-liter engine. The new engines best part is its smoothness and linearity.
The six-speed manual perfectly complements the engine. Its classic gearbox helps in smooth, pliable action, with soft gates responsible for effortless shifts. Also, its shift knob is of perfect size and is truly a delight to fling about.
There is no official statement on the cost yet, except that any increases over the 2015 two-door will be “nominal”. As per our experience it should not go beyond $19,500 barrier.
The best part about Civic Coupe is that it has an outstanding driving character and is the most attractive among all small-car shapes on the road presently. We suggest you to let emotion trump logic this time around as it is certainly worth it. Happy Driving!