Honda Civic 1.5 VTEC Turbo Prestige 5dr CVT Review

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The Honda Civic is good to drive, has a big boot and comes with lots of standard kit. It still can’t match the Volkswagen Golf in terms of performance, handling or refinement, but the Civic offers a generously sized boot, good selection of technology and competitive servicing packages. It’s a shame the infotainment system is so poor, though.

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Trim: Prestige

Range-topping Prestige gets a leather interior, rear heated seats and some chrome accents. There’s much better value to found further down the range, though.

Engine: 1.5 VTEC Turbo

The 1.5-litre engine is, unsurprisingly, faster than the 1.0 and has more low-down pulling power – although it doesn’t actually feel drastically quicker on the road. Given that it’s also quite a bit less efficient, we wouldn’t bother spending the extra.

Key information

0-62 MPH8.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 35.8Motorway: 56.5
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating