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2016 Honda Civic Pricing and Fuel Economy Ratings Released

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2016 Honda Civic Sedan Touring

The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan Touring trim

When the 2016 Civic sedan debuted in LA, Honda touted it as bigger, lighter, and more efficient than ever, though the automaker didn’t specify how much more efficient it was—until now. Today, Honda released official pricing info and EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2016 Civic sedan.

The big takeaway? As expected, all but one trim of the 2016 Honda Civic surpass the 40 mpg mark for highway driving.

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The cheapest Civic available—the $18,640 base LX with a 6-speed manual transmission—is also the least efficient, yielding 27 mpg city, 40 mpg highway, and 31 mpg combined. Swapping out the 6-speed with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is an $800 price increase, but greatly improves the sedan’s fuel economy slash line to 31/41/35 mpg in city/highway/combined driving.

The Civic LX and EX are both equipped with a 2.0-liter, 16-valve, DOHC i-VTEC four-cylinder engine, while the EX-T, EX-L, and Touring trims are all powered by a 1.5-liter, direct-injected and turbocharged 16-valve DOHC inline-4 that’s mated to a unique CVT. The first turbo engine ever put into a US Civic, the new 1.5-liter bests the 2.0-liter by 1 mpg in highway mileage, and it’s 2 mpg better than the 2015 Civic in both highway and combined driving.

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The Civic EX-T carries an MSRP of $22,200, the EX-L starts at $23,700, and the top-of-the-line Touring trim is priced at $26,500. None of those prices include the mandatory $835 destination fee.

Full 2016 Honda Civic sedan pricing and EPA fuel economy ratings can be seen below:

2016 Honda Civic Pricing and EPA fuel efficiency numbers