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Posted in: 23/08/2018

6 Reasons to buy a used 2016-2018 Honda Civic.

Compact cars are great choices for shoppers seeking transportation that’s fuel-efficient and affordable. One of the top picks in this segment is the Honda Civic.

Sold in coupe, sedan and hatchback body styles, the Civic is known for offering excellent mileage and a cabin that’s both comfortable and solidly constructed. Also, the Civic is available with a wide variety of engine choices and transmissions, and this makes it easy to find one that meets your needs. A hybrid variant is offered for those seeking optimum fuel efficiency.

You can save money by choosing a used Civic instead of a new one. All pre-owned vehicles experience depreciation that lowers prices, and this can create bargains for used-car shoppers.

Honda launched the Civic’s tenth generation with the introduction of the 2016 model, and it brought several notable improvements.

These improvements helped make this Civic an award winner. The North American Car of the Year Award is an honor bestowed by a panel of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada. It’s handed out each year at the opening of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and it recognizes the best car of the year based on variables such as innovation, safety performance, design, handling and value.

The tenth-generation Civic took the prize as North American Car of the Year when it debuted with the 2016 model. This is a tremendous accomplishment, and it’s an indicator of the superb quality provided by this Honda.

Below, we’ve listed six reasons for purchasing a tenth-generation Honda Civic.

1. It’s Roomier Than the 2015 Civic

Relative to previous models, the tenth-generation Civic offers more room for passengers. The ninth-generation Civic offered up to 94.6 cubic feet of passenger volume within its cabin. With the tenth-generation model, that figure grows to 97.8 cubic feet of space.

Compact cars can bring compromises when it comes to cabin space, but the tenth-generation Civic stands out for having one of the roomiest cabins in its class.

 

2. The Civic Hatchback Returned for 2017

The ninth generation of the Civic was available solely in coupe and sedan body styles. A hatchback variant was rolled out during the Civic’s tenth generation.

The Civic hatchback made its debut a year into the tenth generation, and it was introduced with the 2017 model.

Hatchbacks offer great benefits for car shoppers seeking maximum utility. If you’re a fan of this body style, the 2017 Civic hatchback is a strong choice.

3. It Has More Cargo Space than the Previous Generation

With the Civic’s 2016 redesign, Honda stepped things up regarding cargo capacity. Trunk space in the Civic sedan grew from 12.5 to 15.1 cubic feet. With the coupe, the increase was more modest. The 2015 coupe offers 11.7 cubic feet of trunk space. Honda’s 2016 coupe offers up to 12.1 cubic feet of cargo room.

The Civic hatchback made its debut in 2017, and it brought all the utility you’d expect from a model with this body style. This Civic offers 25.7 cubic feet with its rear seats in place and 46.2 cubic feet with these seats folded. These figures make it one of the most capacious small hatchbacks on the market.

4. The Civic’s Redesign Brought Better Fuel Economy

The 2015 gas-only Civic has fuel efficiency that tops out at 31/40 mpg city/highway. This figure takes a step up with the 2016 model. Gas-only Civics from this model year boast mileage of up to 31/42 mpg.

5. Available Android Auto/Apple CarPlay Smartphone Mirroring

When it comes to equipping its vehicles with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, Honda has been late to the party. The Civic’s ninth generation wasn’t offered with this technology. Honda corrected this shortcoming with the redesigned 2016 model, offering both as optional equipment.

 

6. A Broader Range of Driver-assistance Features

With the tenth generation, the Civic expanded its range of driver-assistive technologies to include features such as adaptive cruise control.

 

This Civic is available with a wide range of active safety features. In addition to adaptive cruise control, the list includes lane-keeping assist, forward-collision mitigation and lane-departure warning.

Perfect 10: 2016-Present Honda Civic

The Honda Civic long has been a leading choice in its segment. As such, many used Civics will deliver a high standard of performance, across a wide range of model years.

Still, as we’ve discussed above, there are some compelling reasons for used-car shoppers to single out the tenth generation of this capable compact car.

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