Cutting-edge Honda Civic Technology Features Greatly Enrich the Driving Experience

  • 2016 Honda Civic

    If you’re in the market for a feature-loaded car that is fully geared up to make the driving experience safer and more comfortable, prepare to be impressed by the Honda Civic technology features.

    The 2016 Honda Civic brings a host of exceptional, state-of-the-art amenities to the road that outdo the offerings of rival vehicles like the Toyota Corolla, the Kia Forte, and the Hyundai Elantra.

    Ready to have a look at these high-tech amenities? Keep reading, and we’ll explore them in detail!

Safely Defeating the Competition

The outstanding Civic offers a host of technologically advanced features that rival vehicles do not, including state-of-the-art safety features.

Included among them, the Civic offers:

  • Standard SmartVent front side airbags. This cutting-edge feature employs speed and seat sensors to gauge the size of the vehicle’s front passenger. If a child is detected in the front seat, the airbags on that side of the car are deactivated. This is a feature not offered in the Corolla, the Forte, or the Elantra.
  • Available collision mitigation braking system. This desirable and potentially lifesaving feature alerts drivers when a crash is imminent. If the driver doesn’t respond quickly enough, the system automatically applies the brakes to minimize the impact of the crash or avoid it altogether. This is a feature not available in the Corolla or Forte models.
  • Available lane departure warning system, which uses camera technology that is designed to recognize lane markings. The system issues audible and visual warnings when the car starts to leave its detected lane without activating the turn signal—yet another amenity not found in the Corolla or the Forte.
  • HondaLink Assist, which comes standard in all but the Civic base model. This system uses GPS and a cellular system to notify emergency responders when airbags deploy in the car. The Corolla does not offer such a system.

Other prime safety amenities offered onboard the Civic include:

  • Multi-angle rearview camera, which provides a clear view of what’s behind the Civic when the driver is operating in reverse.
  • Honda LaneWatch (standard in all but the base trim), which utilizes a camera integrated into the passenger-side exterior mirror to provide live video of the area to the right of the car. For tips on using this feature, see the accompanying instructional video.
  • Brake assist, which comes standard and delivers added braking power in emergency stopping situations.
  • Available forward collision warning, which alerts drivers to a possible front-end collision ahead.
Honda Civic


Honda Civic

Convenience-boosting Amenities

In our hustle-bustle society, convenience is a big deal, and the Honda Civic’s tech features more than answer the consumer call when it comes to making the driving experience easier and more comfortable.

The Civic offers various features that its aforementioned competitors do not, including:

  • Available rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers (not available in the Corolla, the Elantra, or the Forte), which automatically activate and adjust based on the amount of rainfall detected on the windshield.
  • A remote vehicle starting system (not available in the Corolla or the Elantra), which allows the driver to fire up the Civic’s engine from a distance.
  • Available adaptive cruise control (not available in the Corolla or the Forte), which gauges the distance between the Civic and other cars and helps maintain a safe following distance.
  • Available auto-dimming rearview mirror (not available in the Corolla), which automatically dims when hit by the high beams of another vehicle.
  • Standard Bluetooth wireless connectivity (only available as an optional upgrade in the Elantra), which allows convenient pairing between the car and the driver’s cellphone.

Other convenience-enhancing amenities found in the Civic include:

  • Smart Entry, which is offered standard in all but the base model. This feature automatically unlocks the car’s doors as the driver approaches, and the driver can further start the car, drive it, and shut it off—all without ever taking out the key. The system also automatically locks the car as the driver walks away.
  • The previously mentioned HondaLink, which not only alerts emergency responders when an accident has occurred but also lets drivers schedule vehicle maintenance and repairs and provides access to on-demand radio via the included built-in Aha app.

Entertainment Aplenty

The Civic’s technology offerings also include features that boost entertainment onboard this impressive car, including:

  • Three audio system options, with accompanying standard entertainment features that include Bluetooth Streaming Audio, MP3 and Windows Media Audio playback capability, a radio data system, a USB audio interface with a charging port up front, and speed-sensitive volume control. All of the Civic trims except for the base model further provide Pandora compatibility, Apple CarPlay, and Google Android Auto. SiriusXM and HD Radio come standard in the EX-T, EX-L, and Touring trims.
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, which lets drivers locate restaurants and other businesses and which is offered standard in the Civic Touring trim and is available in the Civic EX-L trim. This system further includes voice recognition, Honda HD Digital Traffic, and Song by Voice.

See for Yourself!

Drivers can further explore the cutting-edge features found onboard the Honda Civic at any Tri-State Honda Dealers location. Stop in and see us or contact us today to learn more about the Civic and to take this exceptional car for a test drive.

Tri-State Honda Dealers 38.4729403, -82.6281992.