2016 Honda Civic Coupe Press Kit - Interior


Benefitting from Honda's vehicle packaging expertise, the Civic interior – its spaciousness, smart design, comfortable fit and intuitive controls – has always been a competitive strength. The new Civic interior takes that concept forward with new levels of quality, refinement and spaciousness for Civic and the compact class.

With 91.0 cubic feet of passenger cabin volume, the Civic tops the compact-class for interior space and comfort, with class-leading headroom, legroom, shoulder clearance and side head clearance. Class-leading forward visibility of 84.31 degrees is aided by new, ultra-thin A-pillars, and rear-seat passengers will appreciate newly shaped front seats with a narrower upper profile (in the shoulder area) and smaller headrests that lend the rear cabin a more open, airy feel. The reworked instrument panel provides greater knee room for the driver, while rear-seat foot space in improved with an increase of 27mm in the space between the front seat rails.

The Civic Coupe has a trunk capacity of 12.1 cubic feet (LX and LX-P) – 0.4 cu-ft. larger than the previous model and among the largest in the competitive class. Spacious enough to easily accommodate four large golf bags, the new trunk area is easier to access and use, with a lower lift-over height and wider opening. The Civic Coupe features a 60/40 split and folding rear seatback. The shape of the trunk pass-through is now more rectangular with a 20-percent increase in area.

Key Interior Features

  • 91.0 cubic feet of cabin space
  • 12.1-cubic foot trunk (LX) with cargo pass-through
  • 60/40 split and folding rear seat
  • Ultra-thin A-Pillars for enhanced visibility
  • Soft-touch, one-piece instrument panel upper
  • 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen with integrated HVAC controls (EX-T and above)
  • 7-inch Driver Information Interface (DII)
  • Android Auto™1 and Apple CarPlay™ *2 (EX-T and above)
  • Premium comfort and convenience features (see the Comfort and Convenience section) 
    • Smart Entry and Push Button Start (LX-P and above)
    • Remote Engine Start* (LX-P and above)
    • Hill Start Assist*
    • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror* (EX-L and above)
    • Walk Away Door Locking* (LX-P and above)
    • Capless Fueling System*
    • Electric Parking Brake*

* First for Civic

2016 Civic vs. 2015 Civic Interior Dimensions

Key Interior Dimensions

2016 Civic Coupe

2015 Civic Coupe


Seating Capacity



EPA Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)




Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) LX




Head Room (in.) Front/Rear

38.2 / 34.6

38.1 / 34.3

+0.1 / +0.3

Leg Room (in.) Front/Rear

42.3 / 35.9

42.2 / 30.8

+0.1 / +5.1

Shoulder Room (in.) Front/Rear

56.9 / 52.6

55.1 / 52.2

+1.8  /+0.4

Hip Room (in.) Front/Rear

54.1 / 48.1

53.2 / 49.0

+0.9 / +0.9

(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)

Interior Materials
The new Civic Coupe interior takes the refinement of Honda's most affordable coupe to a new level with high-quality premium touches and upscale materials applied liberally throughout. Highlights include a soft-touch instrument panel upper surface, door pad deck seams and soft door upper panels. Fit, finish and materials have received close attention, and soft leather-trimmed seating is standard on EX-L and Touring trims.

Interior Design
The new Civic interior blends a dynamic and wide layout with smoothly integrated technology features and-high quality materials. All Civic models have handsome new instrumentation, while EX-T and above trims feature a full-color 7-inch Driver Information Interface (DII) display, and 7-inch Display Audio color touchscreen with a clean and sleek appearance. The Civic has always been known for its user-friendly design, and the new generation builds on that reputation. With completely redesigned packaging, the Civic has a more open roomy feel assisted by such design changes as the backs of the front seats having new sleek styling giving rear passengers a spacious feeling. A redesigned instrument panel made possible a more compact climate control system opens up added knee room, and the tandem distance (distance between the front and rear seat hip point) is increased by 4 inches.

All important systems and controls in the Civic are positioned within easy reach of the driver. Controls for the systems used most frequently – audio, cruise control, Bluetooth®3 HandsFreeLink®, available navigation system with voice recognition and intelligent Multi-Information Display – are conveniently positioned on the steering wheel. The main instrumentation is an easy-to-read analog design, supplemented with digital and graphic displays. Typical of Honda interior design, the soft-touch switchgear of the Civic is engineered to deliver a high-quality feel and positive action.

Front Seats
The Civic's all-new front bucket seats are designed to provide welcoming support for a wide range of body types, along with secure lateral support for cornering. New seat frame designs are 17-percent lighter, more comfortable and more adjustable. A relocated seatback recline pivot point improves comfort, and the range of the seat bottom height adjustment has been increased by 10mm (0.4 in). A new available adjustable thigh support for the driver's seat offers 14-degrees of tilt. To help improve the forward view and create a feeling of openness for rear seat passengers, the front seatbacks have a narrower upper profile and smaller headrests. The Civic seats feature fabric seating surfaces in LX, LX-P and EX-T trims, with leather-trimmed seats in the EX-L and Touring trims, using perforated leather on select areas of the front seats.

The driver's seat in the Civic Coupe is manually adjustable for fore-and-aft, seatback angle and height adjustment. Heating is now applied on the cloth interior EX-T as well as the leather trimmed seats of the EX-L and Touring with heated seat bottom cushions and front seatbacks. The 3-level front seat heater controls are positioned within easy reach, just below the climate control system controls.

Rear Seats
The Civic's roomy second-row seating is designed for maximum comfort and versatility, with a folding seatback. A 60/40 split and folding design makes it easy to accommodate passengers or long cargo.

Center Console
The Civic interior offers a range of convenient storage features for the driver and passengers. The center console is specially engineered to offer a sporty appearance coupled with the versatile usability you might expect in an SUV. With the prevalence of smartphones in most people's lives, the console is engineered around a "tech center" theme. Up front, it has a 2-tier smartphone tray with a wire management pass-through for organized connectivity. EX-T and above trims have a rubber mat to help secure a phone and include LED lighting for nighttime visibility. There's also an additional phone storage pocket on the driver's side.

The new electric parking brake replaces the conventional manual parking brake lever, freeing up more console space for a larger armrest and greater storage space. The main storage compartment is topped by a sliding, deeply padded armrest that features an added inch of adjustability, compared to the previous Civic. A pair of cup holders are centrally located, and can accommodate large 42-ounce cups when the padded armrest is placed in the rearmost position. By sliding the adjustable cup holder rearward, there's space to accommodate even a large sports drink bottle. Inside the console, a small item tray slides fore and aft the full length of the console. With the cup holder removed, the console offers a class leading 7.2-liters of storage, enough to accommodate tablets and other large items. Two additional cup holders are located in the side linings of the second row.

Power Windows, Lock and Mirrors
Power windows are standard equipment on all Civic models and include auto-up and -down operation on the driver's and front passenger's windows. Power door locks and power mirrors are standard equipment on all Civic models. Civic EX-T and above include heated exterior mirrors. Smart entry is standard on Civic LX-P and above trims.

One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
The Civic LX-P trim and above have a one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature that will fully open or close with a single touch of the switch. (See the Exterior section for more information.)

Steering Wheel
The steering wheel, leather-wrapped on EX-L and Touring models, incorporates the most commonly used controls, allowing the driver to keep their hands on the wheel and their attention on the road. Bluetooth®3 HandsFreeLink® and audio system controls are located on the left side of the steering wheel, and include a new touchpad control that makes is easy to quickly adjust audio volume and scroll and select items that appear on the audio screen. Cruise control controls are on the right and Driver Information Interface (DII) controls are located on the left side. The Touring trim has LKAS and ACC controls located on the right side of the steering wheel as well. In all trims, the steering wheel offers manual tilt and telescopic adjustment.

Climate Control Systems
For the first time ever, all Civic models have a standard automatic climate control system. The new system offers a 10-percent improvement in warm-up time compared to the previous system and now features a refrigerant with a much lower GWP (Global Warming Potential). To help conserve energy, the system employs a new Variable Displacement Compressor (VDC). Unlike a conventional compressor which can only operate at 100-percent and must be switched on and off frequently to conserve fuel when the cooling load is relatively low, the VDC can vary its output based on the cooling needs, resulting in greater efficiency, reduced drag on the engine and smoother climate-control performance.

Civic EX-T and above trims include dual-zone operation, for the optimal comfort of both the driver and front-seat passenger; and in addition to physical controls, incorporate climate control functions in the Display Audio touchscreen on EX-T and above trims.

Sliding Sunvisors
To provide more flexible shading from the sun, all Civics now come standard with sliding sunvisors. The driver and front passenger sunvisors can now be moved along their mounting shafts, with 3.9 inch range of motion, to provide perpendicular shade for the eyes even when the front seats are in their rear-most position.

The Civic LX and LX-P have analog instrumentation with large tachometer, flanked by a coolant-temperature gauge on the left and fuel-level gauge on the right. A digital speedometer is positioned in the center of the tachometer. EX-T models and above have a central Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Driver Information Interface (DII) color display that depicts an analog tachometer, digital speedometer and additional selectable information.

The gauge package progressively illuminates to give the driver a welcoming feel upon entry. When the door is first opened, the instrument lighting illuminates and then brightens progressively to 100-percent illumination when the ignition is switched on. The illuminated instrument panel then comes alive, indicating that the car is ready to go. At the end of the drive, the instrument lighting dims progressively.

Driver Information Interface (DII)
The Civic instrument panel provides important vehicle information via a Driver Information Interface (DII) positioned centrally in the meter panel. Controls positioned on the right side of the steering wheel allow the driver to cycle the DII display through multiple screens of information. The Maintenance Minder™ system alerts the Civic driver of upcoming maintenance needs via the DII and should a fault occur with the vehicle, specific warning information will appear. The display indicates when to change the oil, air cleaner, transmission fluid, spark plugs or coolant, as well as when to rotate the tires.

Driver Information Interface (DII) Features







7-Inch Color TFT Screen





Average Fuel Economy Indicator

Door and Trunk-Open Indicator

Engine Oil-Life Indicator

CVT Position Indicator

Instant Fuel Economy Indicator

Miles-to-Empty Indicator

Odometer and Trip Meters (2)

Starter System Indicator


Exterior Temperature Indicator

Turn-By-Turn Directions





Customizable Feature Settings



(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)








12-Volt Battery-Charging System Indicator

ABS Indicator

Airbag System Indicator

Brake System Indicator

Coolant Temperature Indicator

Cruise Control Indicators

Digital Speedometer

ECON Button

ECON Mode Indicator

EPS Indicator

Fuel Level Indicator

Headlights-On Indicator

High-Beam Indicator

Fog Light Indicator



Immobilizer System Indicator

Low-Fuel Indicator

Low-Oil Pressure Indicator

Malfunction Indicator

Seat-Belt Reminder Indicator

Security System Indicator

System Message Indicator


TPMS Indicator

Turn Signal/Hazard Indicators

VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators

Smart Entry System Indicator


ACC On and System Indicators





FCW Indicator





CMBS Indicator





Low Speed Follow Indicator





LDW Indicator





RDM On and System Indicators





(See the Specifications and Features section for all data.)

The Civic Coupe has a trunk capacity of 12.1 cubic feet (LX) – 0.4 cu-ft. larger than the previous models, and among the largest in the competitive class. Spacious enough to easily accommodate four large golf bags, the new trunk area is easier to access and use. The liftover height has been reduced by an inch, and the opening is wider and longer front to rear. Inside, the cargo floor is 2.8 inches longer front to rear, and the vertical height of the cargo compartment has increased by 1.6 inches. All Civic Coupes have a 60/40 split and folding rear seatback. The shape of the trunk pass-through is now more rectangular and with a larger area, from 2.9 sq-ft. to 3.5 sq-ft., loading long items is much easier. The trunk is carpeted and lined, and a temporary spare is located in a well under a removable section of the cargo-area floor.

Engine Immobilizer
Complementing the remote entry system is a standard engine-immobilizer system. A special electronically coded key prevents the car from being started-even if a mechanical duplicate of the key is used. A transponder, built into the key, signals the immobilizer control unit that the key is genuine. If the car is hot-wired, or an unauthorized key is used, the engine will not start.

Continuously Variable Transmission Controls
When equipped with the available Continuously Variable Transmission, the Civic has a conventional straight-gate shifter that is intuitive and easy-to-use and takes up little space in the center console. New LED indicator lights on the console make the current gear setting and selection clear and simple.

Interior Colors
The Civic's interior palette is sophisticated and coordinated and is offered in new black/grayge, or black/ivory colors – fabric in the LX, EX, EX-T, leather in the EX-L and Touring.

(See the Exterior section for more information about exterior colors.)

1 Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.

2 Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

Depending on use, Android Auto or Apple CarPlay™ can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers or the connected iPhone, respectively. See Google's and Apple's privacy policies for details regarding the use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto or Apple CarPlay™. Use of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay™ is at user's own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto or Apple CarPlay™ terms of use, which are, respectively, presented to the user when the Android Auto application is downloaded to the user's Android phone or included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay™ vehicle integration is provided "as is," and Honda cannot guarantee operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in the applicable software or operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay™ when conditions allow you to do so safely.

3 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.

4 For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

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