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  • Launched in 2017
  • Family hatch
  • Petrol, Diesel
  • Launch year
    2017
  • Body type
    Family hatch
  • Fuel type
    Petrol, Diesel

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Best bits

  • Comfortable and enjoyable to drive
  • Lots of standard safety equipment
  • One of the biggest boots in the class

Not so great

  • Infotainment system isn’t good enough
  • Entry-level versions poorly equipped
  • Interior is rather drab

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"You have to feel a bit sorry for Honda. The firm comes up with a car that looks as unconventional, as outlandish and as in-your-face as the latest Civic. And yet still, it can’t shake its image as the car brand for those with a blue rinse and a pension book. It’s a shame, too, because getting around in one of these is far more pleasurable than using your bus pass."

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The fact is, there’s also plenty to like for those who aren’t quite so long-of-tooth. The styling might be overly fussy in places, but we like the fact that it looks like nothing else in the class, especially when that class is packed full of such conservative-looking machines. 


One of the biggest boots in the class also means it does a thoroughly decent job on practicality, while the list of cutting-edge safety kit you get as standard might have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Honda’s record on reliability is the envy of the motor industry, which should provide plenty of peace-of-mind, and you get all this in a car that’s very competitively priced.


What’s most impressive about the Civic, though, is how good it is to drive. It’s comfortable enough to keep the family happy, yet nimble enough to keep its driver entertained. The engines, meanwhile, deliver a very tempting mix of flexibility, refinement and economy.


Don’t get us wrong, things are by no means perfect. The interior is rather drab, especially considering the glitziness of the outside, while the rear visibility is shocking and the entry-level trims are poorly equipped. The infotainment system, meanwhile, is nothing short of pathetic, and whoever signed it off should've fallen on their sword long ago.


However, while these shortcomings prevent the Civic being the best car of its type, they don’t prevent it from being a very good car overall. And if its attributes sound appealing to you, it’s well worthy of your consideration.


If you're looking for the older version, you need our Honda Civic (2012-2017) review.

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1.0 VTEC Turbo 126 SR 5dr

  • 2021
  • 12 miles
  • Stoneacre Honda, Mitsubishi Chesterfield
  • Derbyshire, S417JB
Price:£22,000
PCP: £414.73/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £414.73, Customer Deposit: £3,300.00, Total Deposit: £3,300.00, Optional Final Payment: £8,666.05, Total Charge For Credit: £4,481.60, Total Amount Payable: £26,481.60, Representative APR: 11.3%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 5.81%, Excess Mileage Charge: 6.53ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

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1.8 i-VTEC Sport Nav 5dr Auto

  • 2017
  • 29,441 miles
  • Stoneacre Honda Sheffield
  • Derbyshire, S80JX
Price:£14,995
PCP: £302.51/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £302.51, Customer Deposit: £2,249.00, Total Deposit: £2,249.25, Optional Final Payment: £5,088.47, Total Charge For Credit: £2,930.57, Total Amount Payable: £17,925.57, Representative APR: 11.3%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 5.81%, Excess Mileage Charge: 3.92ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Is the Honda Civic right for you?

Before you ask, no we’re not going to be uncharitable to Honda by suggesting that you might be looking for a car to match your zimmer frame. 


We find the Japanese brand’s reputation as the Octogenarian's choice rather unfair and there’s lots for everybody to like about the Civic. Particularly if you spend a lot of time driving, because the Civic is really good on that score. Most importantly, it’s comfortable at all times, but it also has enough agility to make you smile and keep you safe. It also has one of the biggest boots in the class, making it perfect for young families with pushchairs and nappy bags to lug around, and the trim we recommend comes with plenty of luxury kit.


What's the best Honda Civic model/engine to choose?

For us, this is a very easy choice. If you’re a high-mileage driver, you’ll probably want to go for the impressively economical 1.6-litre diesel, but for everyone else, the entry-level 1.0-litre turbo will be plenty. It’s a fabulously fizzy little engine, with surprisingly eager performance and good refinement, and it keeps purchase prices low. We haven’t tried it with the continuously variable automatic transmission yet, but we can’t see any reason not to stick with the wonderfully snicky six-speed manual.


On the trim front, it’s the mid-range SR you’ll be wanting. It doesn’t cost too much more than S and SE cars, but comes with all the kit that they’re missing, plus a bit more besides. EX and EX Sport Line add more, but they’re too pricey to recommend.

What other cars are similar to the Honda Civic?

This class of car sells more than most others, so it’s no surprise that there are seemingly countless contenders hoping to get a piece of the action. Very close on size and price are the Vauxhall Astra, Honda Civic, Skoda Octavia, SEAT Leon, Peugeot 308, Renault Megane, Hyundai i30, Kia Ceed, Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 and Fiat Tipo. Plus of course the Ford Focus.

The Volkswagen Golf costs buyers a little bit more and bridges the gap to more premium offerings like the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series and Mercedes A-Class. You also have dozens of small SUVs competing for the same cash, so they should be considered as rivals, too.


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