Autoweek drives the Honda Civic coupe.
Redesigned Civic Coupe MSRP jumps in a hurry once options start adding up
Honda has released pricing for the 2016 Civic Coupe ahead of its arrival in showrooms, with the adventurously restyled fastback starting at $19,885 including destination. That amount will get you inside the base LX model, which comes with a 2.0-liter engine good for 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed manual transmission; LX is the only trim where you can row your own gears.
Those who think manual transmissions are too retro can opt for a CVT in the base trim, which will bring the price up by $850 but also net better gas mileage, returning 30 mpg versus 26 in the city for the six-speed manual, and 34 mpg over 31 on the highway. The LX-P trim level will a few more features over the CVT-equipped LX trim, and will start at $21,685.
2016 Honda Civic Coupe front rear
Opting for the EX trim level will allow buyers to move up to the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. This trim will also offer goodies like an infotainment touchscreen, heated front seats, 17-inch alloy wheels, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Civic EX coupe will start at $23,135 for the cloth-upholstered model, while a leather-trimmed EX-L will start at $24,260.
2016 Honda Civic Coupe interior
The range-topping Civic Touring will offer the automaker’s latest Honda Sensing driver-assistance tech, as well as LED headlights. This trim will be paired with the beefier 1.5-liter turbo and CVT as well and will start at $26,960, a $2,700 bump over the EX-L trim.
“This new Civic Coupe exemplifies Honda’s focus on fun-to-drive character with two powerful engine options and a chassis tuned specifically for driving fun,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “As the second model in our sportiest and most ambitious Civic lineup ever, the coupe sets the bar for performance, refinement and connectivity in the compact coupe segment.”
The Coupe follows up on the debut of the similarly redesigned Civic Sedan, and goes on sale March 15.