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The 2016 Honda Civic Receives Top Reviews From Critics

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

The 2016 Honda Civic has been a critical hit, to put it lightly. Critics have called it a lot of things, but few, if any, have had much bad to say about the new tenth generation of one of America’s favorite compact cars. Take a look at some of the reviews from some of the leading critics in the country.

2016 Honda Civic Reviews

These are just a few highlights from our favorite reviews on the current 2016 Honda Civic:

  • Jalopnik: “Honda aims to do even better with the all-new 2016 Civic. And after spending a week in one, I can tell you Honda hasn’t just succeeded, they hit a gigantic home run.”
  • Kelley Blue Book: “Completely redesigned for 2016, the Honda Civic sedan has beautiful new exterior styling, two new engines that are both more powerful and more fuel-efficient, and is sportier than ever without sacrificing ride comfort. The Civic is known for its reliability, resale value and safety, yet injects entertaining driving dynamics into the equation. There is no shortage of value, either, as many safety and convenience features come standard and, even though there are more features for 2016, some trim levels are near (or below) 2015 prices.”
  • Edmunds: “The reinvented 2016 Honda Civic returns to form with daring looks, turbocharged power and a spacious, technology-rich interior. It’s once again a must-drive compact sedan.”
  • Left Lane News: “No longer a strong buy on name recognition alone, the 2016 Honda Civic is a genuinely good car that is now leading the compact sedan class. Stylish, agile and peppy (at least in 1.5L guise), with several new tech features to boot, the Civic is the total package. We can’t wait to see what Honda has in store for the Civic’s future Si and Type-R performance models.”
  • The Car Connection: “The 2016 Honda Civic drops almost all the economy-car pretense; in Touring trim, it could easily wear a premium label,” writes Marty Padgett. He also praises the Civic for its “striking new shape, soaring fuel economy numbers, and best ride quality in its class.”
  • Car and Driver: “The improvements cannot be understated,” writes Steve Siler on the new Civic. He continues to write that it offers “a refreshing sense of lightness and sharpness” and a cabin that is “simultaneously more modern and more intimate.”
  • AutoWeek: “Still, this is probably the best Civic to date when it comes to comfort, power and safety, and with base models starting at $19,465, it will be worthy of at least a look — if not a drive home.”

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Come drive the current 2016 Honda Civic right now at Community Honda of Orland Park, your local leading Chicago and Frankfort area Honda dealership. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL, and we have the current Civic in stock, so visit us today!

How to Improve Your Fuel Economy in Cold Weather

Winter Weather ConditionsYou probably drive almost as much in the winter as you do in the summer, but did you know that testing by the Environmental Protection Agency shows that your vehicle’s gas mileage can drop by as much as 12 percent at 20 degrees Fahrenheit overall compared to 77 degrees Fahrenheit? In short trips, of less than four miles, it can drop by as much as 22 percent! Here are a few ways you can maximize your fuel economy even when the temperature is lower.

Improve Your Cold Weather Fuel Economy

There are some easy things that you can do to improve fuel economy. Here are some tips from the EPA:

  • Don’t warm up your car. Today’s cars don’t need to sit running to warm up before you drive them, and believe it or not, idling gets exactly 0 miles per gallon. That means that you’re just wasting gas going nowhere, and the engine will warm up faster while it’s driven. Don’t idle more than 30 seconds.
  • Minimize heater, defroster, and heated seat use. While it may be somewhat painful, you can help boost your fuel economy by reducing the use of your heated seats, window defrosters, and heater fans. All use power that drags on the engine’s efficiency!
  • Check your tire pressure. Low air temperature will reduce tire pressure, so you need to adjust according to the seasons, to make the most of your vehicle.
  • Use the right oil. If your manufacturer recommends a cold weather oil, follow the directions. In cold weather, oil and other lubricants get thicker, increasing friction. If you use a cold weather oil, you reduce friction and can improve fuel economy.
  • Drive slower. Colder air is denser and adds aerodynamic drag while you’re driving. Driving the speed limit is a good way to improve fuel economy all year round, but especially in the winter.

Visit Community Honda Today

Visit Community Honda at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL to find your perfect winter vehicle or to have your regular maintenance performance to make sure your vehicle is getting the most out of every gallon. You can also contact us online for more tips!