Usability Review – 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Touring

Usability Review – 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Touring

Publication Date: 01/11/2016

The 2016 Honda Civic is the brand's new crown jewel, showcasing Honda’s ability to take a high-volume, economically friendly vehicle and give it high-end appeal and an engaging user experience. Our tester was a two-door coupe with the 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and the Touring Trim level equipment package. The Civic Coupe starts at USD19,150, but the Touring level adds USD7,000, and buyers will get an incredible value, dollar for dollar.

With the Touring edition, buyers get a litany of technology features seldom seen on volume vehicles. Regarding safety, the Honda Sensing System is included with adaptive cruise control, a collision mitigation braking system, lane keeping, lane departure warning, Honda LaneWatch, and a rear parking camera with dynamic guidance lines.

The Touring trim offers an excellent package of infotainment features, including a 450-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers and a subwoofer, a new and improved Android-based navigation system, which features Garmin navigation software (graphical user interface, menus, and speech recognition), as well as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, direct Pandora integration, SMS text messaging, HD Radio, SXM Radio, and HondaLink, which enables many services and apps when tethered to the owner’s smartphone data plan via wifi.

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Background of report    


Note to readers


HMI Platform

Key HMI Components

Phone and Android Auto integration     

Navigation GUI and features     

7-inch center-stack display         

Instrument cluster display and controls                


Conclusion & Scoring

Mark Boyadjis

Mark C. Boyadjis is a principal analyst and manager of Automotive User Experience. He leads the global HMI practice in both thought-leadership and daily operations. Mark has worked as a part of this Automotive Technology research practice at IHS (and former acquired entities) for over 10 years. Mark’s responsibilities include management and analysis of the global HMI research spanning automotive displays, controls, speech recognition, haptics, touch, and emerging HMI innovations in gesture and augmented reality. His insights extend to HMI design and usability as well through an extensive background in vehicle testing and usability constructs. Mark is an often-quoted expert in his field and has presented on behalf of IHS Automotive at several forums. He is regarded as a leader in Infotainment and HMI business practices, technology insights, and competitive intelligence. He has led projects and research that have aided many Automakers, Tier One, and Tier Two suppliers in designing, implementing, and executing strategic automotive technology goals in core product lines and on global scale.Mark holds a Master’s of Science in Management of Technology (MS MOT) from the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Management from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

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