Honda Civic 1.5 VTEC Turbo Sport 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £24,495What Car? Target Price£22,904
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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Sport trim is the only trim that's available with the 1.5 VTEC Turbo engine. It is based on the SR trim but adds red seat stitching, a rear spoiler and diffuser and black 17in alloy wheels.

Naturally, with 180bhp, the 1.5 VTEC Turbo is even quicker than the 1.0 VTEC Turbo (0-62mph takes 8.2sec) and it has more low-down shove. However, it's available only in the Sport trim and doesn’t actually feel dramatically quicker on the road until you really rev it out. It will officially return an average of 46.3mpg, which is competitive with a Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI Evo 150.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

46.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

420

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

137

g/km

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