Honda Civic 1.0 VTEC Turbo 126 Sport Line EX 5dr CVT Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £29,465What Car? Target Price£28,058
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.

This is based on the equipment levels of the EX trim, but with additional sporty detailing such as red seat stitching, a rear spoiler and black alloy wheels. It's not really worth the money, though.

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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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

42.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

478

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

152

g/km

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