TORRANCE, California – The redesigned 2016 Honda Civic sedan starts at $19,475, including an $835 destination charge, for the base LX model with a new 158-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission, American Honda Motor Co. announced on Monday.
Pricing reflects a $165 increase over the previous base model.
The 10th-generation Civic sedan arrives at Honda dealerships in mid-November, targeting a long list of rivals, including the Audi A3, Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Golf.
The 2016 Civic LX with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT) is priced at $21,275, including shipping.
The 2016 Civic EX-T with a new 174-hp 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and CVT starts at $23,035, including shipping.
The top-of-the-line 2016 Honda Civic Touring with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and CVT is priced at $27,335, including shipping.
Honda has not announced pricing on the 2016 Civic coupe, the all-new Civic five-door hatchback, the Civic Si or the first Civic Type R for the U.S. market.
This is the most ambitious remake of the Civic ever, Honda said.
This is also the first time that Honda will offer a turbocharged engine on the Civic in the U.S.
Edmunds says: The launch of the 2016 Civic is expected to give the compact sedan market a boost and draw shoppers into showrooms.