ADAS features include Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation and, for the first time in a Honda, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow.
The 2016 Civic lineup joins the freshened 2016 Accord in offering smartphone integration with a new, 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which is not standard but is available and an added-on package.
Apple CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri. Supported apps include Phone, Messages, Maps, Music and compatible third-party apps. Apple CarPlay is compatible with iOS 8.4 or later and iPhone 5 or later.
Android Auto was designed to give drivers a simple, intuitive way through touch and voice to minimize the potential for distraction so the driver can stay focused on the road. Compatible with Android 5.0 and higher, Android Auto features Google Maps, Google Now, messaging, music and numerous popular apps.
Civic Sedans for the North American market will be produced at Greensburg, Indiana and Alliston, Ontario, Canada auto plants. The new Civic’s 2.0-liter and 1.5-liter turbo engines will be manufactured in Anna, Ohio, and the vehicle’s two automatic transmissions (CVTs) will be sourced from Honda plants in Russells Point, Ohio, and Celaya, Mexico.
Th2016 Honda Accord EX, EX-L, and Touring come with Android Auto and CarPlay, standard.
Read AUTO Connect Car News’ Ultimate Guide to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay list of makes and models.