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.