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What is proximity key entry in the Honda Civic?

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What is proximity key entry in the Honda Civic?

Picture this: You just got done with a long day at work. As you leave the building with your hands full, you get to your car and realize your keys are still in your pocket. What do you do? Set your things on the parking lot ground to retrieve them? Attempt an incredible balancing act that will inevitably leave you with some broken belongings? Try to press the unlock button through your pocket?

With the proximity key entry system in the Honda Civic, you don't have to do any of those things, because when your keys are in your pocket, briefcase, or backpack, all you need to do is pull on the door handle to enter your vehicle.

How Does Proximity Key Entry Work?

With Proximity Key Entry in the Honda Civic, all you need to do is have your keys on your person and then grab the handle and the door automatically unlocks. Proximity Key Entry recognizes the key is within a approximately 32 inches inches of the vehicle and allows users to unlock the doors without ever taking them out of their pockets or bags.

Please note, if you are wearing gloves, it may take a little longer for the vehicle to unlock, or it may not unlock at all.

While pulling your keys out of your pockets may not sound like any kind of major inconvenience, but think of all the times you are walking to your car with your hands full. Proximity Key Entry is simply one of those features that makes your life a little bit easier.

Push Button Start

Honda Civic Push Button Start

In addition to the ease of entry associated with the proximity key entry system, you also get push button start, which works similarly. Rather than putting the key in the ignition, your Civic will sense the key in the vehicle and allow you to start the car with the push of a button.

For the 2015 model year, Proximity Key Entry and pushbutton start are available on Honda Civic EX and higher trims. Stop by the lot to see how these systems work for yourself!

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