Honda Civic Car Reviews

The Honda Civic is a medium sized family car that has been in production since 1972. The 5-door, 5-seater hatchback offers a fun driving experience. The ride is smooth and refinement is very good, with little wind noise entering the cabin even at high speeds. Visibility can be slightly impaired in certain situations, but steering is light and responsive to simplify low-speed manoeuvres. Several engines are available, with the 1.8 litre petrol offering the best performance and the 2.2 litre diesel providing the best fuel economy.

Price Range: £16,995 - £27,460
Insurance Groups: N/A - N/A
MPG Range: 42 - 78
Score: 4/5
Stylish
Spacious interior
Large boot
A little pricey
Ride can be a bit firm
Not great visibility

Latest Honda Civic Car Reviews:

Honda Civic 1.4 i-VTEC SE 5dr - March 2012
The Honda Civic is not good enough to make a significant impact in this highly competitive market sector. It looks good and is cheap to run but it's let down by mediocre handling, a poor ride and a...
Honda Civic 1.4 i-VTEC SE-T 5dr - March 2012
The Honda Civic 1.4 i-VTEC SE-T 5dr is a very good car indeed, the only blot on its copybook being the slightly asthmatic 1.4-litre engine. The space in the back is a little cramped too but the Civ...
Honda Civic 1.8 i-VTEC ES 5dr - February 2012
The Civic is a good car with an engine that is flexible to the needs of the driver, giving sporty and responsive acceleration and speed, but also delivering reasonably good fuel economy figures. T...
Honda Civic 1.8 i-VTEC EX GT Automatic 5dr - March 2012
The Honda Civic 1.8 i-VTEC EX GT Automatic 5dr is a genuinely great car. Good looking, practical and economical, the Civic offers everything you could really ask from a small family hatchback. The ...
Honda Civic 2.2 i-DTEC EX GT 5dr - February 2012
The Honda Civic 2.2 I-Dtec EX GT is a versatile 5-door hatchback of undoubted quality. With a responsive engine and gearbox combination, the driving experience still compares well with sportier an...

Honda Civic Overview

The Honda Civic is blessed with a very spacious cabin that provides plenty of head and legroom both in the front and the rear. Complementing this is a huge boot that can be further enlarged by folding down the rear seats.

The high-tech looking controls inside the car are bold and easy to use, while a generous level of equipment is provided as standard. The Civic comes with climate control, electric windows and alloy wheels. It can be upgraded with features such as Bluetooth and satellite navigation.

The stereo system produces a high quality sound controls are duplicated on the steering wheel for driver convenience. The Civic makes an excellent family vehicle.

Background

The Honda Civic was first produced in 1972, available as a 2-door coupe, a 3-door or 5-door hatchback and a 5-door estate. It came with an AM/FM radio, and air conditioning was available as a cost extra.

The second generation Civic debuted in 1980 with a redesigned exterior, and three available transmissions – 4-speed or 5-speed manual and 2-speed semi-automatic.

The Honda Civic was released in its third generation in 1984, which also saw the introduction of a 4-wheel drive engine. The fourth generation model, which came out in 1988, sported a redesigned exterior and was available with a much wider range of trims. The Civic became larger and more aerodynamic in its fifth generation (1992 – 1995).

The sixth generation model featured a restyled exterior and an upgraded engine range. The 2001-released seventh generation Civic received minor interior modifications and cabin space increased.

Thecar entered its eighth generation in 2006 and was more stylish than its predecessor, with Honda's new diesel 2.2 diesel engine introduced into the range with the Honda Civic Diesel.

The ninth and current generation of the Honda Civic has been on the market since 2011 and boasts improved handling and a greater level of standard equipment (New Honda Civic 2012).

Summary

The Honda Civic is a stylish hatchback that offers modern equipment and a lot of interior space, making for a great family car.

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