2015/2016 Honda Civic Coupe Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/ Holdback
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For anyone who's been paying attention to car sales for the past decade, it's clear that the Honda Civic has long been a leader in terms of safety, reliability, and fuel economy. However, Honda doesn't necessarily have a reputation for creating snazzy sportscars, and some younger drivers or those who prefer a more highly-styled package may opt for a different make of vehicle.
Now, however, the 2016 Civic Coupe is out to change that. With a dazzlingly contoured body, improved cabin space, great handling, and several trims to choose from, this vehicle is making a bid for most eye-catching four-cylinder coupe of the year.
- What's new for 2016 - key features
Powetrain wise, not a whole lot has changed from 2015 to 2016. But Honda has made a very important change - it's added more cabin space. Coupes are sometimes a bit cramped, especially in the backseat, but Honda has added five whole inches of back leg room and over eight more cubic feet of cabin space, so you're in for a more comfortable ride.
Despite adding all this extra space, the Civic Coupe is lighter in 2016 than it was in 2015.
The Civic Coupe has also undergone quite the overhaul when it comes to body styling - it looks almost like a sportscar. The front is tapered, and the back (even the glass) tucks in a little, showing off the rear wheels and giving the car a more powerful outline. More contouring along the sides gives it an even sleeker aesthetic. This car is a real looker.
- What styles does it come in
Because this is a coupe, it comes in a two-door version. It's a front-wheel drive vehicle with an inline four-cylinder engine.
- what trims do they come in and what do you get with each.
Thankfully, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe comes in a host of different trims, so you can choose to really go all out or to save your money where you can. Here's a listing of the trims, from most basic to most luxurious:
LX - This is your most basic trim, perfect for those who would rather save money when they know the mechanics of all the trims are the same. But even the features that come standard on the LX are pretty swanky. You get 16-inch steel wheels (not as nice as alloy, but you can always get a set of wheelcovers to make them a little flashier).
Headlights and climate control are automatic, which means you won't have to worry about forgetting to switch lights off and on, and you won't need to distract yourself with fiddling with climate control. You also get a five-inch display screen with Bluetooth and a sound system with a USB port and Pandora.
EX - This trim is a bit of a step up, as it offers some extra creature comforts. This one offers a lane-change assistant, and you also get alloy wheels. IT also includes a trip computer and an expanded central screen with Apple CarPlay and other entertainment apps. It also can sync up with phone apps and allow you to text hands-free using voice commands. There's also an eight-speaker audio system, so you can ride with surround sound.
The EX also has heated side mirrors, a sunroof, and keyless entry and ignition to round out the slew of upgrades it offers. You can avoid ice on your mirrors and enjoy pleasant weather with this trim.
EX-T - the T stands for turbo, as this version adds on a turbo-charged engine to the EX trim. Like the rest of the models, it has automatic climate control, but the control is dual-zone. The front seats are also heated, and the entertainment center is further upgraded with satellite radio. You also get 17-inch alloy wheels and a spoiler, which make the coupe stand out a bit more from the rest.
EX-L - This version adds on some luxury cabin appointments. It comes with leather upholstery and even a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Its driver seat adjusts in eight different ways, so you are guaranteed comfort while driving. Plus, the rearview mirror automatically dims, which is great if you've ever had high beams shining behind you and into your eyes.
Touring - This is as fancy as it gets. The Touring Coupe has different (presumably nicer) wheels (17 inches). The crown jewel is probably the integrated navigation system, though - it's all voice-controlled. It also comes with the Honda Sensing system, which provides collision warnings and will even emergency brake for you.
There are some options that can be applied to each trim. For instance, if you'd like the Honda Sensing safety package, that can be added on to your vehicle if you choose any trim.
- Driving experience/Driving Impressions
The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is a fun car to drive. Though it's only a four-cylinder, the tapered and lightweight body and tight turning radius mean it's a joy to take on a short errand or on a road trip.
- Fuel Economy / MPG
As always, this vehicle is fairly fuel efficient, as many Hondas are.Honda has not yet released fuel-efficiency data for this car, but all other Civic models for 2016 got 40 mpg or better on the highway, so you can be assured that this is going to be a car that won't guzzle gas.
It's fairly low to the ground, and this combined with its small size lend it more of a sportscar feel. The fact that it's lightweight helps you accelerate faster, giving any trip an exciting feel. All in all, the handling, looks, and size all come together to make you feel like you're driving a much more expensive car than you actually are.
This is a car worth taking for a drive if you're in the market for a reliable, fuel-efficient car that's got plenty of style. The Civic Coupe is redesigned for the new year in terms of looks, performance, and features, and overall, it doesn't disappoint.
How to Calculate The Dealer Cost of a Honda Civic
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Honda Civic invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of all the options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost (calculated above) + Taxes / Licensing Fees - Rebate / Incentive = True Cost (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Honda Civic Prices above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.