2016 Honda Civic Coupe 2.0 Manual Review – A Stick Makes All the Difference



As a perk for going for the base model, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe 2.0 Manual is offered in a coupe bodyand the option to go for a manual, with a 2 liter naturally aspirated four cylinderthere’s a trend going on with engine offerings thanks to Ford’s Ecoboost. With Honda scrapping the manual option for their higher trim Honda Civics, always opting for their Earth Dreams CVT with manual shift ability, a truly genuine manual stick shifter will not feel the same as flipping through paddles on the wheel.

2016 Honda Civic Coupe 2.0 Manual Review – A Stick Makes All the Difference

The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe 2.0 Manual Has a Top Trim Engine

On the outside, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe 2.0 Manual has a fastback silhouette isn’t gone even on coupe form. In fact, the side profile is very reminiscent of a sports car with a swooping back that continues all the way to the tail lights that act as the rear lip spoiler the design is sleek and modern. Perhaps the only downside when going for base model is the wheels. Even for a base model, the entry level Civic coupe has the looks to rival top trim hatches.

Being a base model and at just under $20k, the interior of the 2016 Civic Coupe 2.0 Manual is obviously on the bare side. With that in mind, the interior features cloth upholstery with excellent bolstering. For a base model it comes with Honda’s excellent selection of standard equipment such as the tiny yet stylish 16 inch rims, a backup camera, auto climate control, cruise control, two-way adjustable steering column, an intuitive instrument cluster, a digital speedometer that looks great, along with connectivity options such as Bluetooth, USB, and voice controls.

Driving dynamics is perhaps the biggest selling point the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe 2.0 Manual, it’s a coupe, has two doors, and a sleek look, all it needs is the handling to go with it and handle it does; that’s not counting the manual. Add in the fact that this car lets you row your own gears, and the experience shifts (no pun intended) to a whole new level. The engine puts out 158 horsepower and sounds delightful. The lack of a heavy auto transmission means the base Civic is 76 pounds lighter. In the cockpit, everything feels right, the pedals are positioned well, the ride quality is okay and overall it feels like a budget coupe. Handling-wise it has the potential to become a canyon monster but not on those stock all season tires.


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2016 Honda Civic Coupe 2.0 Manual Review – A Stick Makes All the Difference
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