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2016 Civic's interior rates as high as BMW 7 Series

While that may be a bit of a stretch. In Wards Auto's latest car interior rating, 2016 Honda Civic sits in the top 10.

Congratulations! Your 2016 Honda Civic’s interior rates as high as BMW, Cadillac, Lexus and Volvo as to refinement and overall comfort.

While that’s an amazing comparison for what was once Honda’s economy compact “bread and butter” car, Civic’s come a long way on the road to taking on the European and high-end Japanese premium cars at their own game. Torque News first reported on 2016 Honda Civic Touring from Malibu, California.

As noted by Ward’s columnist Tom Murphy, Civic can no longer be considered “cheap” or inexpensive as to what once constituted an entry-level econo box.

With an average MSRP approaching the $25,000 mark, there are cheaper offerings to be had in the compact sedan class, but none better than the total personal connectivity, engine performance, road handling and interior comfort package that is Honda’s best selling Civic in this millennium.

Gone is the cheep-looking hard plastic interior finishes of Civic yesteryear

It’s “all good” as the kids say. But some Civic years are better than others. The 10th generation 2016 Civic Sedan and Coupe have driven the brand to a higher level of measurable quality and performance, and the automotive press has taken note.

What I like

Looking to the interior of the Civic lineup from the base trim 2.0 Liter normally aspirated, manually shifted LX ( Base MSRP $18,640 +) to the top trim turbocharged/ CVT 2016 Honda Civic Sedan Touring (MSRP $26,500 +) Civic’s interior is designed to take on Audi and BMW. Read my latest 2016 Civic drive review here.

With generously applied premium fabrics, leather seating surfaces, soft touch molded dash, arm rests, and 2-tone color interiors -- available perforated and accent stitched front and rear seating, power adjusted driver’s seat, windows, door locks and mirrors, and a very well balanced center stack and console with well designed cubby storage and generous cup holders. This is not your 9th generation Civic nor mom and dad’s grocery hauler.

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