Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC S 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £21,120What Car? Target Price£19,312
Review

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: S

Entry-level S trim isn't worth considering because you don't even get a radio or air conditioning. Besides, the price premium to upgrade to SE trim is tiny.

Engine: 1.6 i-DTEC

It’s not the most fuel-efficient engine in its class, according to official figures, but it’s not too far off and came out top in the family car sector in our True MPG real-world economy tests. Refinement isn’t great, with a bit too much din when you put your foot down, and the power band is rather narrow.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.5 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

62.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

492

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

117

g/km

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