If you think you know the Honda Civic, think again. Chances are, the last Civic you were in, was nothing like the newly re-designed 2016 version. Born in 1972, the Honda Civic has carved a reputation of dependability, value and style throughout the globe, and is currently available in over 160 countries - about the same number of markets as Coca Cola! As a bench mark of reliability, the intrepid Civic has been the one of the most popular car in Canada for the last 14 years in a row. Not bad for a country that has extreme weather, eh? 2016 marks the tenth generation of the ever-popular Honda Civic, so forget everything you think you know about the Civic, and hurry down to Sam Boswell Honda Gadsden for a first-hand look at the all- Honda Civic. We're at 630 W. Meighan Blvd. in Gadsden, AL, just a stone's throw from Jacksonville, Oxford, and Anniston & Lake Guntersville. You must see the new Civic because it has evolved into the versatile small car of tomorrow, right before our eyes.
We interrupt this car research article to announce - proudly - that the 2016 Honda Civic has just won the prestigious 2016 North American Car of the Year Award, which is awarded by a large group of automotive journalists, not a single publication or entity. It was announced on January 11, 2016 in Detroit, another feather in the cap of beloved car that has bragging rights to these other impressive awards:
The new Civic gives you a choice of a 2.0L DOHC 1-VTEC engine that uses four cylinders to crank out 158 hp, or a more zesty turbocharged 1.5L direct-injection engine that hits 174 hp and hums like a muscle car. The single-scroll turbocharger pumps up to 16.5 psi of power and 162 pound-feet of torque, and it is the first turbo engine Honda has ever put in a car. It goes from zero to 60 in a searing 6.8 seconds, and it is definitely worth checking out, especially if you have a soft spot in your heart for the Honda Civic. The 2.0L non-turbo model uses a Continuously Variable Transmission to boost fuel economy to a jaw-dropping 31 mpg city/ 41 mpg highway*.
The 2016 Honda Civic has gone chic, with available heated form-fitted seats and new cabin layout that allows everyone to stretch out completely. The lap of luxury has never been so tailor-made, and your passengers will appreciate the dual-zone climate control system with separate temperature settings for the driver and front passenger. You will marvel at the massive console below the Tech Center. Super Big Gulp? It fits. A full-size tablet? Just slide it right in. The Tech Center is a futuristic control center that puts everything at the driver's fingertips. New for 2016, and exclusive to the Honda brand are Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ which allow you to access your smartphone features on the Honda Civic's Display Audio touch-screen.
Occupant protection is the Civic's primary concern, and the 2016 models have 30 years of Honda safety research and development in their design. It starts with the exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE™) Body Structure that protects everyone inside by directing crash energy away from the driver and passenger. In the old days, people spoke of a safety cage enclosing the driver. Today, Honda's ACE™ construction has expanded the safety cage to include all the occupants. It also gives you dual-stage smart airbags and headrests that yield in a collision. All told, the 2016 Honda Civic is one of the safest compact cars on the road today.
The gorgeous 2016 Honda Civic has just arrived at Sam Boswell Honda Gadsden, and we are easy to find at 630 W. Meighan Blvd. in Gadsden, AL. Drop by to see the new Civic in its best light, and in all the different trim levels and hot colors for 2016. We have been selling and servicing the Honda Civic for decades, and when you shop Sam Boswell Honda Gadsden, your satisfaction means a great deal. Our reputation for sweet deals and amazing follow-up service is legendary around Jacksonville, Oxford, and Anniston & Lake Guntersville. Stop by and say hello!
*26 city/38 highway/31 combined mpg rating for LX model with 6-speed manual transmission. 30 city/41 highway/34 combined mpg rating for LX & LX-P CVT models. 31 city/41 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
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