Updated November 20, 2015
Picking up where the sedan left off, the coupe sports a lower roofline and a fastback design intended to give a more sporting appearance. The rear overhang is also reduced from the sedan, but the coupe rides on the same wheelbase.
The coupe also shares the sedan’s updated, upscale interior with an available Android-based Display Audio touchscreen interface that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The 7-inch screen is available as an option, but Honda didn’t specify which models can get it.
That’s important, because for those wanting a truly sporting driving experience, a six-speed manual is only available in base LX trim with the standard 2.0-liter four cylinder making 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. While that’s up from last year’s 1.8-liter, it’s still behind the new 1.5-liter turbo four that pumps out 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque.
The more powerful engine is only available with a continuously variable transmission, which puts a serious dent into the coupe’s sporting pretensions.
At least the new coupe is efficient. Ratings for CVT-equipped coupes are 31 mpg city, 41 mpg highway and 35 mpg combined for the 2.0-liter and 31 mpg city, 42 mpg highway and 35 mpg combined for the 1.5-liter.
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Check out the full unveiling of the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe in this TFLcar video: