The new 2016 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 and above trims feature a full-color 7-inch Driver Information Interface (DII) display, and 7-inch color touchscreen Display Audio system 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 1.8 inches. The rear seat knee clearance was also increased, by 2.17 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.
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, EX 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 LX, EX and EX-T models is manually adjustable for fore-and-aft, seatback angle and height adjustment. The EX-L and Touring features power-operated versions of the same adjustments, along with an adjustable thigh support, for a total of 8-way power adjustability. The Touring adds a front passenger seat with 4-way power adjustability. Heated front seats are standard in the Civic EX-T and above. Heating now includes both the seat bottom cushions and front seatbacks (previously just the bottom passenger cushion was heated). The 3-level front seat heater controls are positioned within easy reach, just below the climate control system controls.
Rear Seats with Available 2-Level Heating
The Civic’s roomy second-row seating is designed for maximum comfort and versatility, with a folding seatback. In The Civic LX, the rear seatback is one piece, while in EX models and above, a 60/40 split and folding design makes it easy to accommodate passengers or long cargo. For the first time ever in the Civic, 2-level adjustable rear heated outboard seat base cushions are standard in the Touring model. Controls for the rear seat heaters are positioned within easy reach on the rear of the front 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 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.