2016 Honda Civic EX vs EX-T
2016 Honda Civic EX 2016 Honda Civic EX-T
158 horsepower 4-cylinder Engine 174 horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder
Automatic Climate Control Dual-Zone Automatic
N/A Heated Front Seats Standard
Standard Honda LaneWatch Camera Standard

2016 Honda Civic EX vs EX-T

2016 Honda Civic EX vs EX-T engine options

Which new Honda Civic is right for you? At Continental Honda, we know the car shopping research process doesn't end when you decide on a make and model. With so many different trims and features available, it helps to have a clear idea of what's available when you go to test drive a new vehicle. By doing these trim level comparisons, we'd like to help make sure you get all the technology and features you want in your new Honda Civic, and none of the ones you don't want. Take the 2016 Honda Civic EX vs EX-T. With these well-equipped mid-level trims, you'll be getting a good value either way. So, to make the decision, we'll have really to look at the standard features in detail.   

The most important difference between the EX and EX-T trims is the engine. This is the division point in the lineup: the 2016 Civic EX gets the base 4-cylinder engine, while the EX-T gets the turbocharged version. The difference in horsepower isn't huge on paper -- 158 horsepower vs 174 -- but it's definitely noticeable on the road, so this is an area where you'll want to pay close attention during a test drive.

What Features Are Standard on the Honda Civic EX-T?

The rest of the differences between the Civic EX and EX-T are inside the cabin. While the Civic EX has an impressive collection of standard features, the EX-T, of course, offers more. Both versions of the Civic come standard with both a multi-angle rearview camera and the Honda LaneWatch blind spot camera. For drivers who want even more safety tech, either one is available with or without the Honda Sensing package. Both are push-button start, both have a moonroof, and both cars' audio systems include Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth, Pandora, 2 USB inputs, and a 7-inch touchscreen display.  

So, what does upgrading to the EX-T gain you? The Civic EX-T adds dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats to the list of amenities. The EX-T has fog lights for extra visibility, and larger wheels and a spoiler add a sportier look. And finally, upgrading to the Civic EX-T gets you HD radio and a complimentary SiriusXM subscription. That might not sound like much, but then again, the price bump isn't much either. And, seriously, don't underestimate the difference that turbo engine makes.  

Contact our team at Continental Honda to schedule your test drive today!

2016 Honda Civic EX vs EX-T features