|2016 Honda Civic LX||2016 Honda Civic EX|
|Yes||Wide-Angle Rearview Camera||Yes|
|No||LaneWatch Blind Spot Camera||Yes|
|4 speakers, 5-in. color display||Audio System||8 speakers, 7-in. touchscreen, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatible|
|Full bench||Rear Seats||60-40 split-folding bench|
2016 Honda Civic LX vs 2016 Honda Civic EX
The Honda Civic is back, and it's fully loaded. There are quite a few reasons for the Honda Civic's longstanding popularity. As always, it's ultra-reliable, it handles smoothly, it's quite spacious for a compact, and its low cost-to-own makes it a very smart buy. Now redesigned for 2016, the Honda Civic comes with a sharp new look and a remarkable collection of new features. Even at the lower trim levels, it's amazing how much cool stuff the 2016 Honda Civic offers.
So, let's say you're trying to decide between the two most affordable Honda Civics in the lineup. Both these models are going to come with the base 2.0 L I-4 engine, rather than the turbocharged version of the upper trims. But they're far from basic otherwise. Both the 2016 Honda Civic LX and the EX come standard with a wide-angle rearview backup camera. And though only the Touring comes with Honda Sensing driver assistance features standard, these features are available as an optional upgrade on the LX and EX trims. Some other features you'll get on both LX and EX models include LED taillights and daytime running lights, automatic headlights, Bluetooth capability, and automatic climate control.
Which Honda Civic Should I Buy?
Now that we've covered the similarities between the 2016 Honda Civic LX and the EX, let's get into the differences. What are the benefits of choosing the EX trim over the LX? One is Honda's LaneWatch blind spot camera system, which comes standard on the LX and up. The blind spot camera activates automatically with the right turn signal -- although it's no substitute for attentive driving, it's a convenient safety feature to have. Other added features of the Civic EX include remote start, heated mirrors, a sunroof, and a second USB port. The EX's 60-40 folding seatbacks also allow for more convenient storage.
The other major difference between these trims is that the 2016 Honda Civic EX has a significantly better audio and entertainment system than the LX. It's got 8 speakers (versus the LX's 4), a 7-inch touchscreen interface (versus a 5-inch LCD), and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The EX also adds in a subscription to HondaLink in-vehicle assistance service.
Which model is right for you? They've both got the basics down, and then some. You'll have to decide for yourself whether the EX's entertainment system and conveniences are essentials, or whether you can do without. We suggest you take them for a test drive before you decide -- otherwise you won't know what you're missing! Contact our staff at Continental Honda to set one up!