Honda Civic

Honda Civic review

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Evolution or revolution? When it comes to car design, there are benefits to both, but it's difficult to argue that the Honda Civic has been anything other than the latter over the years.

This 10th generation of the Civic is further proof of that. It’s longer, lower and wider than the car it replaced and has a more advanced suspension – a combination that Honda hopes will help the Civic outgun rivals such as the Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf.

With a competitive starting price, the Civic is available in no fewer than seven trims. Meanwhile, there's a choice of two petrol engines and one diesel unit, with the 316bhp 2.0-litre Civic Type R standing alone as a ludicrously quick halo model.

Read on to find out if the latest Honda Civic should be at the top of your family car shortlist, and which engines and trims make the most sense. And if you do decide you want a Civic, head over to our new car deals to see what kind of saving What Car? can find for you.

 

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Trims
There are 10 trims available for the Civic hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
S
Entry-level S trim isn't worth considering because you don't even get a radio or air co...View trim
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SE
Worth considering if you want to keep things relatively basic. Over and above entry-lev...View trim
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SR
SR trim is our pick. Over SE trim, this adds a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear...View trim
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Sport
Sport is the cheapest trim available on the more powerful 1.5 petrol engine. It adds he...View trim
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Sport Line
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EX
EX trim adds extra safety kit including blindspot monitoring, plus you also get keyless...View trim
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Sport Plus
Everything you get with Sport trim, plus a sunroof, keyless entry, heated front seats...View trim
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Prestige
Range-topping Prestige gets a leather interior, rear heated seats and some chrome accen...View trim
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Type R
In Type R form, the Civic is well equipped but doesn’t get as much kit as cheaper mains...View trim
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OUR PICK
Type R GT
In Type R GT guise, the Civic blends formidable performance with a degree of luxury, fo...View trim
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