The wait is almost over for the all-new 2016 Honda Civic Coupe.
The long-awaited model will be priced starting at $19,885 (including destination charge) when it hits showrooms on Tuesday, March 15th. That puts it a few hundred dollars over the 2016 Civic Sedan and the outgoing Coupe model.
The basic gist of things is the the equipment levels on the coupe trims vary only slightly from the sedan. The exception is the $21,685 LX-P two-door which adds a moonroof, keyless entry with push-button start, and a remote engine starting system.
The LX, LX-P and EX Coupes get the Honda’s 2.0-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder that delivers 158 horses. The LX Coupe is the 2.0 liter six-speed manual transmission offering. The EX adds a CVT.
From there, the EX-L and Touring swap out the 2.0 for a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder good for 174 hp. For now, the turbocharged Civic is offered only with the CVT, but Honda says it plans to offer a 6-speed stick shift with the turbo at some point.
“This new Civic Coupe exemplifies Honda’s focus on fun-to-drive character with two powerful engine options and a chassis tuned specifically for driving fun,” says Honda Division senior vice president Jeff Conrad. “As the second model in our sportiest and most ambitious Civic lineup ever, the coupe sets the bar for performance, refinement and connectivity in the compact coupe segment.”
The range-topping Touring CVT trim sells for $26,960. It includes the Honda Sending safety suite which includes navigation, LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers and heated mirrors.
EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2016 Civic Coupe are 35 mpg combined for 1.5-liter turbo models with CVT, 34 mpg for 2.0-liter models with CVT and 31 mpg for the LX with 2.0-liter engine and manual transmission.
Honda is also going roll out a new consumer website design on March 15 to coincide with Civic orders.
The 2016 Civic Sedan was named 2016 North American Car of the Year.