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Honda Civic Named 2016 Car of the Year

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The 2016 Honda Civic sedan features a starting MSRP of $18,640

The 2016 Honda Civic sedan

The all-new tenth-generation 2016 Honda Civic has only been on sale since November, but already it has racked up a sizable number of honors. The sporty, redesigned Civic has been named the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy of the Year, Hispanic Motor Press Best Compact Sedan, and now, the 2016 Car of the Year. editors were particularly impressed by the sporty sedan’s style and new available 1.5 liter turbo engine.

“Congratulations to the team at Honda,” said AutoGuide’s Group Editorial Director, Colum Wood. “The new Civic is easily the best all-around package I’ve driven, not just this year, but in a very long time. It’s premium, yet sporty, and I just love that new turbocharged engine. A car that’s this good, with Honda’s reputation for quality, reliability and durability, just doesn’t come along every day.”

Built on an entirely new platform, the 2016 Civic features sophisticated new interior and exterior styling, a more spacious cabin, two advanced new engines (including the first-ever turbo engine used in a Civic), and a host of new available features and technologies, including the world’s first application of Apple CarPlay¬†and Android Auto¬†in a production compact car.

“The Civic has long been known as a smart choice for compact car buyers,” said Honda executive Jeff Conrad. “Now, with a healthy dose of style and sporty capability, it’s never been so much fun to choose wisely.”