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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.
The trimSee full equipment
Worth considering if you want to keep things relatively cheap. Over and above entry-level S trim, SE gets an AM/FM/DAB radio, Bluetooth, single-zone climate control, 16in alloy wheels, electric door mirrors, an eight-speaker stereo with audio controls on the steering wheel, a USB port, a rear wiper, a tonneau cover for the boot, a rear map pocket, and a 5.0in infotainment touchscreen.
The engineSee full engine specs
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.
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