We Drive: 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Is Light Art Shaped Like A Car – Carscoops (blog)


The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is the equivalent of a shiny object waving in front of you. It exists since looks are important, even on a mainstream car.

Get hold of over the naked truth it has actually front-wheel drive and an automatic transmission. The Civic Coupe has actually the sporting pretensions of a Lululemon yoga bag and it doesn’t care just what you have actually to say concerning it. Throw in exaggerated lights on every corner and it’s the sensible compact auto that’s been provided some dazzling jewelry to distract your eyes.

Normally, the Civic Coupe has actually complemented the Civic line as the most stylish and least beneficial model in the lineup, the attention-grabber while the various other variants carry individuals and cargo easily. Yet the coupe was constantly the one you wanted to date and the 2016 version is no different.

We drove the 2016 Civic Sedan extensively as quickly as it was released last fall, and the Civic Coupe carries over quite a lot all that car’s characteristics. That’s largely a great thing, since the brand-new Civic is not only a quantum leap over the previous model, Yet aims better compared to quite a lot anything else in the compact sedan class.

Because the coupe can easily tell practicality to Get hold of lost, it looks a lot closer to the original Civic Concept revealed last year. The boomerang lights, rapidly sloping roof and stubby trunk have actually translated over well – you can easily even Get hold of it in the concept’s bright green paint.

While fairly nearly $27,000 sounds adore a great deal of cash for a Civic, it isn’t that a lot for what’s basically a fashion statement. A Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T, Mini Cooper and Kia Forte Koup can easily every one of be similar money. And yet the Civic is arguably the most basic to usage of the three. The suite of driver insight tech that comes standard on the Touring (and optional on various other Civic Coupes) isn’t the most refined of its kind out there, Yet the stop-and-go adaptive cruise regulate is very valuable in nasty traffic situations.

The Civic is unexciting to drive, even along with the 1.5-liter turbo four – the CVT, even in Sport mode, smothers the torque curve. And yet it’s never ever lacking for thrust and doesn’t sound strained in quite a lot every passing maneuver. The base 2.0-liter Civic along with the manual is still the enthusiast’s Civic right now, Yet the turbo oozes competency.

Much adore the Honda Accord Coupe, the Civic Coupe is indulgence devoid of the calories. The rear seats are small, Yet not nearly as useless as most coupes’. You sit low, Yet visibility is fine. There’s a reasonably large trunk, too. And if every one of you want from a auto are the looks devoid of the hassle, after that the Civic Coupe ticks all the significant boxes. just what various other moving lighting installations can easily approach 40 mpg on the highway?

The answer to why the Civic Coupe exists is this: Why not? Which gained me wonder much more what’s going on along with the spine of this car. I believed the sedan had an unusually short trunk lid, Yet the coupe’s verges on the ridiculous. And it makes the auto look incomplete. The Civic Coupe is one of the rare cars crying out for a large, stupid wing on the back.

Impractical yes, Yet this is a coupe and looks are everything.

Photos: Carscoops.com/Keith Moore

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