2016 Honda Civic Named “2016 North American Car of the Year”

January 28th, 2016 by

2016 Honda CivicGoshen and Monroe drivers will be pleased to hear that the 2016 Honda Civic has been named “2016 North American Car of the Year.” This is one of the most prestigious and coveted awards in the industry, and solidifies the Civic’s place at the top of its segment.

2016 North American Car of the Year

Unlike other awards, the 2016 North American Car of the Year award isn’t given by just a sole publication, radio, or television station. Instead, it takes a team of 53 international automotive journalists to decide on each winner, taking factors as diverse as innovation, design, safety performance, handling, driver satisfaction, and value into account.

Any Goshen and Monroe drivers familiar with the 2016 Honda Civic will know that it excels across each of those categories. And, as stated by Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager, “The all-new Civic was developed and is built in North America, making this North American Car of the Year win even sweeter.”

Design and Drive

The 2016 Civic is around 3 inches longer and 2 inches wider than its predecessor, making it one of the most spacious interiors in its class, so even 6-footers will feel comfortable in the back. Cargo space has also shot up, going from 12.5 cubic feet in last year’s model to a staggering 15.1 cubic feet for 2016.

Driver satisfaction has been guaranteed by two new engines. You’ll be able to choose between the standard 158-hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine and an available turbocharged 174-hp 1.5L four-cylinder.

Safety and Innovation

The 2016 Civic includes a multi-angle rearview camera as standard, and is also available with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, so it easily aces the innovation criteria.

It has also just snagged a Top Safety Pick+ award, and puts a variety of available driver-assistance technologies at your disposal, including:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist System

The 2016 Honda Civic: Available Now Near Goshen, NY

The 2016 Honda Civic is a natural winner, so make sure you come down to Middletown Honda to take a test-drive. We welcome drivers from Goshen, Monroe, and the surrounding NY communities to visit us soon.