The modelRead full 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.
The trimSee full equipment
The entry-level Type R is well equipped, with single-zone climate control, four electric windows, a DAB radio, a rear parking camera, automatic headlights and wipers, keyless entry, adaptive cruise control, adaptive suspension, privacy glass, 20in alloy wheels, traffic sign recognition and a 7.0in touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto.
The engineSee full engine specs
This 2.0 VTEC engine is exclusively for the hot Civic Type R. While 316bhp is not class-leading, and neither is its 0-62mph sprint of 5.8sec, don’t for a second think that the Type R is a slouch. Once it's into its stride the performance is mighty, it's just that, being front-wheel drive, it’s a tad slower off the mark than its four-wheel-drive rivals. The six-speed manual gearbox is blessed with one of the sweetest changes going. It'll also average over 35mpg in the real world.
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