The votes are in! A panel of 53 United States and Canadian Journalists have chosen the 2016 Honda Civic as the North American Car of the Year! Since the inception of the award in 1994 the Honda Civic has been nominated eleven times and this is its second win, after bringing home the title a decade ago in 2006.
About The NACOTY Award
Many factors go into choosing the North American Car of the Year, such as, design innovation, safety, driver satisfaction, and value. After all factors are considered, the winner is announced at the North American Auto Show in Detroit each year.
Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager was quoted saying “The all-new Civic was developed and is built in North America, making this North American Car of the Year win even sweeter.”
Updates to the 2016 Honda Civic
The 2016 Honda Civic was redesigned inside and out for its 10th generation allowing for a much more spacious cabin and many other upgrades including, improved safety features, improved engine choices, and the latest in driver technology.
The 2016 Civic comes with improved fuel efficiency regardless of which engine or Trim you go with, and for the first time in US history, the Honda Civic can be purchased with Honda turbo engine technology. It runs on a 158-horsepower 2-liter or a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder for 174 horsepower. This is actually the first turbocharged engine that Honda has mass-produced. Either engine delivers 31 mpg city while the base engine gets 42 mpg on the highway and the turbocharged gets 41 mpg*.
2016 Honda Civic Tech Features
The tech features that come standard in the 2016 Honda Civic definitely play a part in driver satisfaction. All of the 2016 Civic Trims come with BlueTooth HandsFreeLink, BlueTooth Streaming Audio, and a USB audio interface as standard features. Other Trims selections include options such as, Pandora Compatibility, HondaLink, and Apple CarPlay.
You can learn more about the 2016 Honda Civic or take one for a test drive at O’Daniel Honda in Omaha, Nebraska.
*Based on 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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