The 2016 Honda Civic is the 2016 North American Car of the Year

January 29th, 2016 by

2016 Honda CivicThe 2016 Honda Civic has been named the 2016 North American Car of the Year. This award, which is selected by a panel of distinguished journalists, is one of the highest honors a new car can achieve. Only new or completely redesigned vehicles are eligible, and as the Civic enters its tenth generation, it’s completely new for the 2016 model year. You’ll find it available now here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, serving the nearby Elgin, IL and Chicagoland area.

North American Car of the Year: 2016 Honda Civic

Since the North American Car of the Year award is selected by a panel of journalists from around the auto industry – 53 to be exact – it’s a prestigious, widely respected honor. There were a total of 49 eligible vehicles this year, for both the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. The 2016 Honda Civic beat out the other Car of the Year finalists – the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata – to win for the second time. The Civic last won in 2006, and the North American Car of the Year Awards have been going on for 23 years.

“I think the Civic is improved in every possible metric,” said Tony Swan, a co-founder of the North American Car of the Year awards. The Civic received a total of 203 points, while the Malibu earned 181, and the MX-5 Miata earned 146. When selecting a winner, the panel of journalists prioritizes “innovation, comfort, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction, and value for the dollar.”

As the new Civic enters its tenth generation, it is both larger, lower, and longer, and it is more efficient than the outgoing model. It offers two new four-cylinder engines, including a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder, which are also more powerful that previous Civic offerings. This marks the first time that Honda has offered a turbocharged vehicle in the United States.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

Come visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, your local Honda dealership serving Elgin, to learn all about the current 2016 Honda Civic. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, a short trip from anywhere in the Elgin area, so visit us today!

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