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2016 Honda Civic Coupe

Sporty New Design Super Safe As Well

As well as offering a sporty new design that is sure to have Millennials snapping up the car in droves, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is now officially one of the safest cars on the road. The Coupe has earned the coveted distinction of winning the “Top Safety Pick +” designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. When equipped with the Honda Sensing package, the Civic Coupe scored a “Good” rating in all five test categories. “Good” is the best rating the IIHS awards. Learn more about the safety features of the Civic Coupe by taking a test drive at Chapman Honda.

“We’re proud to add the 2016 Civic Coupe to a growing family of Honda vehicles that employ our Honda Sensing technology and earn top crash safety ratings,” according to Honda senior VP Jeff Conrad. “Honda Sensing and systems like it are changing the conversation around vehicle safety performance from crash protection to crash avoidance, and we will continue to expand Honda Sensing to additional models as we work toward our vision for a collision-free society.”

Honda Sensing Offers Warnings, Driver Assistance

The Honda Sensing system not only warns drivers of an impending collision, but in some instances also takes control of the car to help avoid a wreck. Sensors use radar to determine the relative proximity of an object, then that data is combined with information from cameras to either emit an audible warning or take evasive maneuvers. The Honda Sensing suite includes: Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist, Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning. The suite is standard on the Touring package and available on some other trim levels.

Design Helps Funnel Danger From Cockpit

Honda has incorporated an Advanced Compatibility Engineering body design to help disperse energy away from the occupant cabin in the event of a wreck. Using high-strength steel and strategically engineered designs for the front and rear frame structures, the chassis not only helps protect the driver and passengers but also minimizes weight for better fuel efficiency. Additional airbags on the 2016 Coupe also help protect occupants in the event of a collision. The new Coupe also comes with traction control and stability assist to help keep you on the road when conditions get treacherous. Check out the safety features and the entire Honda Civic inventory by taking a trip to Chapman Honda.

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Chassis Structure as Good as it Gets

The editors at “Car and Driver” magazine say the 2016 Honda Accord has a chassis that delivers a ride and handling that goes “toe-to-toe with many cars that have far higher price tags.” Calling the wheel control of the V-6 model they tested “stunning,” the editors say the car smoothed out choppy pavement as if it were a steamroller on a scorching hot day. Soaking up bumps like a “Sham-Wow,” the Accord also is devoid of any body sway, understeer or oversteer when you put it through its paces on a curvy road. Calling the steering “progressive” and “light,” the editors say the Accord is a family sedan that’s fun to drive. Test drive one for yourself at Chapman Honda.

V6 Engine Delivers Tons of Performance

Make sure everyone is strapped in when you hit the gas on the V6 Honda Accord. The 3.5L engine delivers 278 horses and an attention-getting 258 pound feet of torque, more than enough to keep up with traffic flow. The powerful V6 gets up to 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds and blasts through the quarter-mile in 14.4 seconds while reaching a top speed of 99 mph. The smooth-shifting transmission progresses through the gears seamlessly, providing a gentle ride. Get up to speed on the highway and the Honda deactivates cylinders to save on gas. This results in an outstanding 34 mpg on the highway for a midsize sedan. You can sacrifice power for more efficiency by opting for the 4-cylinder engine.

Six Trim Levels Provide Plenty of Options

Start with the base LX sedan that comes in at just over $22,000 and you get features such as Bluetooth streaming audio, daytime running lights and a mult-angle rearview camera. Step up to the Sport for a little more money and Honda adds a 10-way power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED fog lights and 19-inch wheels. The EX adds a moonroof, push button start, smart entry and Honda LaneWatch. Choose the EX-L and you get heated, leather front seats along with the 10-way power driver seat. The EX-L is where you have the first option to add the V6 engine, as you do in the Touring model. The Touring sedan, which still starts at under $35,000, also has a complete suite of Honda sensing safety features, voice-recognition navigation, rain sensing wipers and auto high beam headlamps.

Safety Features Start With Rearview Camera

Honda’s multi-angle rearview camera offers three different looks to help you avoid a rear-end collision. Along with the normal look, you also get a bird’s eye view and a wide shot. Other safety features like road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist utilize sensors to help avoid collisions. Get the lowdown on all the latest safety technology with a visit to Chapman Honda.