Honda Automobiles: 2016 Honda Civic Sedan Press Kit

The 2016 Civic Sedan utilizes a many worldly framework pattern in indication history, delivering quicker and some-more accurate steering, some-more manageable handling, and well-developed float peculiarity that exceeds a mainstream, compact-car category to plea even oppulance C-segment products.

Key cessation upgrades embody a worldly new multi-link back cessation and organisation back subframe; fluid-filled cessation bushings that severely raise float peculiarity while providing strong siege from highway vibration; stabilizer bars with connected bushing mounts for softened physique control; dual-pinion, non-static ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS) that enhances steering feel, opening and comfort; and a Straight Driving Assist underline that reduces steering bid when pushing on a sloped or crowned road. Additional new Civic framework facilities embody Agile Handling Assist and an Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold.

Key Chassis Features

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link back suspension
  • Dual Pinion, Variable Ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS)*^
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)1 with Traction Control
  • 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)2 with Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
  • Front and back stabilizer bars
  • Fluid-filled cessation correspondence bushings*
  • Straight Driving Assist
  • Agile Handling Assist*
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold*

* First for Civic
^ First for Honda

Chassis Summary
All Models

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link back suspension
  • Front and back stabilizer bars
  • Front fluid-filled cessation bushings
  • Power-assisted 4-wheel front brakes
  • 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)1 with Traction Control
  • Agile Handling Assist
  • Dual Pinion Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
  • Straight Driving Assist
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)3

Civic LX Sedan

  • 16-inch steel wheels with 2-tone circle covers
  • P215/55R16 all-season tires

Civic EX Sedan

  • 16-inch aluminum wheels with machined faces
  • P215/55R16 all-season tires

Civic EX-T, EX-L

  • 17-inch aluminum wheels with aerodynamic shape
  • P215/50R17 all-season tires
  • Rear fluid-filled cessation bushings

Touring Sedan

  • 17-inch aluminum wheels with cut flanges
  • P215/50R17 all-season tires
  • Rear fluid-filled cessation bushings

Front and Rear Suspension
The 2016 Civic cessation complement provides flexible and approach doing that puts a Civic during a tip of a class, and in a joining of benchmarked European luxury-class competitors. The complement uses a multiple of front MacPherson struts and an all-new back multi-link with new organisation subframe. Using a strut-style front cessation improves a room accessible for pile-up reinforcement, and a multi-link back cessation helps maximize second-row seating and load space – all while also providing superb doing characteristics and float quality. Front and back stabilizer bars on all trims urge turn-in response while shortening physique hurl during cornering. The stabilizer bars are connected to their ascent bushings and use low-friction joining links for smoother operation. The 2016 Civic has a 14mm (0.6 in) revoke core of gravity, assisting to urge both doing lively and rollover resistance.

MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
The MacPherson strut front cessation is engineered to yield enchanting opening and a manageable feel for a driver. Performance-calibrated geometry ensures a high class of speed and precision, fibre and stability. The revoke cessation arms are connected to a subframe and to a physique around fluid-filled bushings, that yield a ideal multiple of doing responsiveness and precision, along with limit siege from highway noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH). All front cessation arms and a front heart carriers are steel, and all Civic Sedan trims use a tubular front stabilizer bar.

Multi-Link Rear Suspension
The multi-link back cessation includes stamped-steel arms, expel aluminum heart carriers and a stabilizer bar. Mounted on a organisation subframe, a initial for Civic, a new back cessation provides flexible handling, both during normal pushing and in puncture maneuvers, together with a prosaic ride. The trailing arms are located on a unibody in fluid-filled bushings for well-developed control of noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) while progressing accurate handling.  All Civic Sedan trims use a plain back stabilizer bar for softened frail turn-in and physique hurl control.

Hydraulic Suspension Bushings
In a initial for Honda, a 2016 Civic cessation uses fluid-filled bushings to yield aloft float siege as good as framework quivering control. All Civic models implement front fluid-filled bushings and a EX-T and above trims additionally use back fluid-filled bushings. These bushings are privately tuned to yield smallest quivering send to a occupants, lifting a new Civic to a tip of a category in noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) reduction.

In front, a revoke control arms focus in a fluid-filled bushing, that is designed to catch highway rudeness and quivering while still progressing a harsh pointing compulsory for sharp, nimble handling. For a front cessation only, a privately ventilated under-cover allows airflow to cold a bushings, ensuring some-more unchanging opening in all ambient heat conditions, as good as extended long-term durability.

An additional duct, located nearby a core of a aluminum front under-panel, cools a engine’s torque rod bushing, serve shortening doing temperatures and ensuring longer performance.

Dual Pinion Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Another Civic first, a Electric Power Steering (EPS) incorporates twin sail gears and a non-static rigging ratio for softened steering feel, opening and comfort that surpasses a class.

The twin sail steering provides roughly softened feel compared to a previous-generation Civic. Compared to a normal single-pinion steering system, a twin sail EPS utilizes a earthy steering submit from a motorist as good as from a supplemental electric motor. A non-contact torque sensor measures a driver’s steering bid and an ECU determines how most electric engine support to add, with a outcome being a seamless, healthy feeling steering in all situations.

The steering ratio is non-static over a 17-percent operation with a final full off-center revolution ratio of 10.93:1. This provides a discerning 2.2 turns lock-to-lock compared to 3.1 turns lock-to-lock for a prior Civic, significantly shortening a steering bid when parking or maneuvering. Also contributing to a extended steering opening and feel of a 2016 Civic Sedan, a steering mountain rigidity is higher, and a 30mm steering mainstay hole (up from 22mm on a prior era Civic) also provides incomparable stiffness.

Straight Driving Assist
A new Honda technology, Straight Driving Assist reduces a steering bid compulsory when pushing on a sloped or crowned road. When a Straight Driving Assist complement detects that steering bid is being practical to keep a automobile pushing along a slope, a Electric Power Steering complement relates engine assist. This reduces a flesh bid compulsory to say a preferred instruction on a sloped highway to a same turn as is compulsory on a prosaic road.

4-wheel Disc Brakes with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist
In a initial for Civic, all trims are versed with 4-wheel front brakes. All systems incorporate 4-channel ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist as customary equipment. The complement provides a gentle and polished feel during low speeds, predicted and easy operation on a highway, a sporty, fun-to-drive feel on circuitous roads, and a calming high-performance interlude in puncture situations. Compared to a previous-generation, a 2016 Civic’s brakes need reduction pedal travel, yield a firmer pedal feel underneath normal conditions, and broach incomparable efficiency.

The 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) exclusively modulates braking appetite during any circle to assistance a motorist keep steering control during complicated braking. The Brake Assist complement recognizes puncture braking situations and roughly now relates full braking force when suitable to assistance digest braking distance. (See a Safety and Driver Assistance territory for some-more information.)

All 2016 Civic trims are versed with 11.1-inch hole ventilated front stop rotors (0.9-inch rotor thickness) clamped by single-piston stop calipers. The back front brakes incorporate 10.2-inch hole plain rotors (0.4-inch rotor thickness) interconnected with single-piston stop calipers. The low-friction pattern of a stop calipers reduces appetite waste when a brakes are not in use, directly improving fuel efficiency.

In another initial for Civic, a 5-percent-larger master cylinder piston hole (22.2mm vs. 20.6mm on a prior Civic) contributes to a short, organisation pedal cadence and glorious feel, while also progressing a appetite of a braking system.

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)1 is an Electronic Stability Control complement that works in and with a Civic Sedan’s Drive-by-Wire™ stifle and a 4-channel ABS systems to raise control capability while a car is accelerating, braking, cornering or when a motorist creates a remarkable maneuver.

VSA also provides a limited-slip differential outcome for a pushing wheels by requesting braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting pushing force to a circle with some-more traction. While a motorist can revoke a traction control efficacy permitting some-more circle trip during stranded condition by dire a VSA button, ABS stays entirely operational during all times. (See a Safety and Driver Assistance territory for some-more information.)

Agile Handling Assist
A Civic initial and customary on all trims, Agile Handling Assist selectively uses a vehicle’s brakes to urge initial branch response and altogether cornering ability. Agile Handling Assist utilizes stop vectoring to urge dilemma traceability and assured doing feel. By requesting braking force to a inside wheels during cornering during high parallel G, a complement creates a bend moment, so generating some-more branch force and shortening understeer.

Hill Start Assist
The Hill Start Assist duty helps to forestall a car from rolling retrograde when a motorist switches from a stop pedal to a accelerator pedal while a car is stopped on a hill. Hill Start Assist automatically activates when a car senses a certain slip and is entirely stopped in any brazen rigging when confronting adult mountain or retreat rigging when confronting downhill. The complement uses a longitudinal G-sensor along with a circle speed sensor to control a hydraulic stop modulator. Hill Start Assist, when activated, will recover a brakes when a motorist depresses a stifle or if a motorist doesn’t press a accelerator after a few seconds.

Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
In a initial for both a Honda Civic and a marketplace segment, a customary Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is simpler, some-more available and gentle to use than a normal parking brake. The EPB also frees adult core console space, permitting a aloft console and an extended armrest length.

Engaging a parking stop now requires usually a lift on a switch on a core console. To recover a parking brake, a motorist simply presses on a accelerator pedal (while a seatbelt is buckled) when a delivery is in Drive or Reverse, or else pushes on a parking stop switch while doing a stop pedal.

Besides compelling a use of a parking brake, EPB creates mountain starts easier when a Civic is parked on a grade. As with a normal manually activated parking brake, EPB functions on a back wheels only. Electric servo actuators are integrated into a back stop calipers. See a Comfort and Convenience territory for some-more information.

Automatic Brake Hold
When activated, Automatic Brake Hold retains stop vigour when a car comes to a stop such as during a trade light or in complicated traffic. This frees a motorist from ceaselessly dire a stop pedal to say a car in a stopped position, a poignant alleviation in pushing delight in formidable conditions.

Operating a complement requires twin elementary actions from a driver:

  • Activating/deactivating a complement around a switch on a core console
  • Pressing on a stop pedal until a car comes to a stop

Once these stairs are taken, Automatic Brake Hold will prove rendezvous and afterwards say stop vigour when a car has come to a stop, even if a motorist after releases a stop pedal. A immature “Brake Hold” idol on a instrument row illuminates to uncover that a complement is functioning. The Civic afterwards stays stopped – even on a mountain – until a motorist presses a accelerator pedal. At this indicate Automatic Brake Hold releases a brakes and a car resumes normal braking function.

Wheels and Tires
The Civic Sedan LX rides on P215/55R16 tires mounted to 16×7.0-inch steel wheels with full covers, while EX trims are versed with 16×7.0-inch amalgamate wheels. The tires are 20mm wider, and a wheels are one in. incomparable in hole and 1.0-inch wider, than a prior Civic LX and EX models. Civic Sedan EX-T, EX-L and Touring trims use P215/50R17 tires and 17×7.0-inch aluminum wheels. All tires lift an all-season M+S rating, creation them suitable for year-round use in all continue and conditions.

All Civic Sedan models come with possibly Hankook Kinergy GT (Civic LX) or Firestone FT140 (EX and above) tires as customary equipment. Developed cooperatively with Honda engineers and a tire companies, notwithstanding being wider, a tires assistance revoke rolling insurgency by 10-percent while also assisting to revoke sound and vibration, improving both fuel potency and float peculiarity in a process. The tires minister to a Civic’s best-in-class rolling insurgency performance. They also assistance revoke unsprung weight by 6.6 pounds, permitting a engineers incomparable control of cessation tuning, that serve improves float and doing characteristics. See a following page for circle designs.

The 2016 Civic Sedan’s circle and tire sizes include:

Civic LX Sedan

  • 16-inch steel wheels with full circle covers
  • P215/55R16 all-season tires

Civic EX Sedan

  • 16-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P215/55R16 all-season tires

Civic EX-T and EX-L Sedan

  • 17-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P215/50R17 all-season tires

Touring Sedan

  • Unique 17-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P215/50R17 all-season tires

Wheel Designs

Space-Saving Spare Tire
For all new Civic models, a gangling tire is a T125/80D16 space- and weight-saving proxy territory that is mounted underneath a carpeted building in a trunk.

Low-Friction Wheel Bearings
For 2016, a circle hubs in all models underline new low-friction orientation that measurably reduces rolling resistance, that directly contributes to a softened fuel-efficiency for all models.

The Civic LX and EX trims use a singular empty complement for light weight and simplicity. Applied to a Civic for a initial time, twin empty outlets yield a Civic in EX-T and above trims aloft appetite outlay for a turbocharged engine. Additionally, in another Civic first, all trims incorporate an empty flex tube that directly reduces sound and vibration. The silencer is also aerodynamically shaped, another Civic first, to assistance urge airflow underneath a vehicle, assisting to urge fuel efficiency, revoke emissions, and serve revoke atmosphere turbulence-inducing sound during highway speeds. See a Powertrain territory for some-more information.

Fuel Tank
The 12.4-gallon fuel tank and fuel lines are molded of high-density polyethylene for low weight, leisure from corrosion, impact insurgency and fuel fog losses. The tank and filler siren are shaped as a singular unit, shortening weight and complexity, while serve improving reserve in a eventuality of a collision. Additionally, a tank is positioned forward of a back wheels to assistance ensure opposite collision damage. A high-efficiency fuel siphon is housed inside a tank, and a fuel filter is a lifetime pattern that never needs replacement. An integrated perplex complement positioned inside a tank reduces a sound of fuel sloshing.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
The 2016 Civic uses an surreptitious Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)3 that is lighter and easier than prior systems. Instead of regulating sensors mounted on any circle to guard tire pressures, surreptitious TMPS uses a existent ABS wheel-speed sensors to ceaselessly guard a rotational speed of any wheel. Because a tire with low vigour rotates some-more fast than one with a aloft pressure, by comparing these values with a privately designed mechanism algorithm, surreptitious TPMS can establish when a tire is low on pressure. This information is delivered to a motorist in a form of a warning pitch on a instrument panel. Special proof enclosed in a TPMS processor is designed to discharge fake warnings.

Chassis Features

(See a Specifications and Features territory for all data.)

1 VSA is not a surrogate for protected driving. It can't scold a vehicle’s march in each conditions or recompense for forward driving. Control of a car always stays with a driver.

2 The ABS does not revoke a time or stretch it takes to stop a vehicle. It usually helps with steering control during tough braking. Always expostulate reasonably for a conditions.

3 For optimal tire wear and performance, tire vigour should be checked frequently with a gauge. Do not rest only on a guard system. Please see your Honda play for details.