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Which 10th Gen Civic has better styling?

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Now that both the 2016 Civic Sedan and Coupe have been revealed, which one do you guys feel has better styling? It's a tough choice IMO.

Also, if you like the styling on one but would end up purchasing the other due to a different reason (like having 4 doors), PLEASE post this. We're interested to know!







 

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Earlier on I expected the coupe to look better, but I now like the sedan more. The rear of the sedan looks more cohesive. The spoiler on the coupe I think kinda ruins it. Also the bottom part of the bumper on the coupe looks weird with all that black stuff down there.
 

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I honestly love how both versions turned out (here's hoping the hatch is a looker too). But my nudge goes to the coupe, which is what i plan on getting as well. The sloped back end of the coupe and super small trunk lid, the full width LED taillights that make their own little lip spoiler (kinda like cadillac does) all bring it together. Combine that with the shorter rear overhang compared to the sedan and the more muscular looking rear fenders (thanks to the tapered rear windows) make the coupe look almost Audi TT like in appearance (one of my dream cars based on looks alone). It looks like a proper little sports coupe.
 

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Is the only thing that makes the rear fenders look more muscular the lack of the rear door handle?
That's part of it, but when they designed the coupe they had the roof and side windows taper inward as they went back to the rear windshield. That taper gave the coupe more bulging muscular rear fenders compared to the sedan (or the 9th gen coupe where the windows didn't taper).
 

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Coupe for now. Still trying to get used to the look of the spoiler on the sedan. But what I'm anticipating the most is the hatchback. Hopefully the rear will be completely different than the Fit.
 

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Coupe for now. Still trying to get used to the look of the spoiler on the sedan. But what I'm anticipating the most is the hatchback. Hopefully the rear will be completely different than the Fit.
It will be different than the fit rear. See pic. This was the 10th gen type R testing on the 'ring and another forum took the extra spoilers and such off digitally for a cleaner view of the base hatch. Tail lights look to be more like the sedans.
 

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It will be different than the fit rear. See pic. This was the 10th gen type R testing on the 'ring and another forum took the extra spoilers and such off digitally for a cleaner view of the base hatch. Tail lights look to be more like the sedans.
Interesting to know that the hatch may share a very similar design to the Type-R.
 

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Interesting to know that the hatch may share a very similar design to the Type-R.
That's because the Type R is the hatch (with upgrades)

the current type R is the current 9th gen euro hatch.... so that would make sense. It's not a standalone model, they basically just bolted on a bunch of spoilers, retuned and upgraded the 9th gen euro hatch to become the Type R.

Honda has done the civic hatches with the split rear window now for the 8th and 9th gen hatches. Doesn't surprise me they went that direction again for the 10th gen.
 

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I'm torn between the two but leaning towards the sedan, mostly because it's here first. The sedan has a more "executive" look imo. It kind of makes sense for me I guess (30s). The coupe is more youthful and sporty (obviously). They're both beautiful. The coupe will turn more heads.
 

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Sedan, pretty easily at this point. The coupe has a slight rear end problem (imo) disguised with the spoiler, take that off and the sedan is easily better. Waiting to see the versions of the coupe, with regular wheels to tell better.
 

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Hard choice but most likely the coupe because it looks better IMO and people are less willing to sit in cramped rear seats so I won't have to give anyone a lift!
 

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Coupe looks better to me, all it would need to look even better is a wheel setup that I think would complement its design better.
 

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oh you're asking for a fight like this ahahaa....

hmmm...

Can i say it depends on trim levels? Sedan looks better luxed up and I think the coupe will look better tarted and sporty...
 

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I'm waiting on seeing the coupe in person before we make final decision. I wish they had that wraparound rear tail light on the sedan, I would probably just buy the sedan then instead of waiting until March. Leaning towards the coupe mainly based on that tail light.

Oh, and when I shopped for my 2006 Civic, the coupe was cheaper, probably because of elimination of material and labor involved in building a car with 2 doors, vs. 4 doors. So I wonder if that will be true for the 2016 model, or will they charge more for the coupe as they are doing with the Accord?
 
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