Honda Civic 1.0 VTEC Turbo 126 S 5dr CVT Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £23,430What Car? Target Price£21,583
Review

The Honda Civic is good to drive, proving to be one of the more comfortable cars in the class and also reasonably tidy through corners. And it has a decent boot and comes with lots of standard kit. However, its infotainment system is terrible, its resale values aren't that strong and it doesn't really excel in any area. A Seat Leon, for instance, is much more fun to drive, the Toyota Corolla is much more efficient and a Skoda Octavia is a lot more practical.

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Entry-level S trim isn't worth considering because you don't get a radio or alloy wheels, although you do get air conditioning, digital dials, LED headlights, automatic lights and electric windows. You also get a good crop of safety equipment.

We reckon that the 124bhp 1.0 VTEC Turbo petrol engine is all you really need. It delivers perfectly acceptable acceleration for town or motorway driving (officially the 0-62mph dash is ticked off in a reasonable 10.5sec) and it's just as perky as its chief rivals, like the Seat Leon and Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI 110.  


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

492

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

135

g/km

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