Honda Civic review

Category: Family car

Section: Interior

Honda Civic Hatchback 2019 dashboard RHD
  • Honda Civic 2021 front cornering
  • Honda Civic 2021 rear tracking
  • Honda Civic Hatchback 2019 dashboard RHD
  • Honda Civic Hatchback 2021 interior rear seats
  • Honda Civic Hatchback 2021 interior dashboard
  • Honda Civic 2021 front left tracking
  • Honda Civic 2021 front static
  • Honda Civic 2021 front right static
  • Honda Civic 2021 rear left static
  • Honda Civic 2021 headlight detail
  • Honda Civic 2021 rear lights detail
  • Honda Civic 2021 badge detail
  • Honda Civic Hatchback 2021 front seats RHD
  • Honda Civic Hatchback 2021 boot open RHD
  • Honda Civic 2021 front cornering
  • Honda Civic 2021 rear tracking
  • Honda Civic Hatchback 2019 dashboard RHD
  • Honda Civic Hatchback 2021 interior rear seats
  • Honda Civic Hatchback 2021 interior dashboard
  • Honda Civic 2021 front left tracking
  • Honda Civic 2021 front static
  • Honda Civic 2021 front right static
  • Honda Civic 2021 rear left static
  • Honda Civic 2021 headlight detail
  • Honda Civic 2021 rear lights detail
  • Honda Civic 2021 badge detail
  • Honda Civic Hatchback 2021 front seats RHD
  • Honda Civic Hatchback 2021 boot open RHD
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

The Honda Civic has a fairly low-set and sporty driving position, with its stubby gearlever placed relatively high so you don't need to reach far to grab it.

The driver's seat is comfortable, providing decent side and thigh support, and comes with electrically adjustable lumbar support from SE trim and upwards. That said, adjusting the angle of the backrest is a bit fiddly – you have to pull a lever and shift your weight back and forth. Most of the Civic's rivals have wheels to control the backrest angle, which makes fine-tuning so much easier.

Even a rear wiper isn't standard on the entry-level S trim, but from SE trim you get front and rear parking sensors as standard. Our favourite SR trim also adds a reversing camera to put your mind at ease when parking. The LED headlights that are standard throughout the range are powerful and bright enough to illuminate the darkest country lanes at night.

Honda Civic Hatchback 2019 dashboard RHD

Sat nav and infotainment

The Civic's entry-level S trim doesn't come with a radio, which might have been acceptable up until the mid-twentieth century, but isn't by today's standards.

SE models get a 5.0in touchscreen, which is still very basic for a current family car, but it does add a Bluetooth phone connection, steering wheel audio controls, a USB port, a DAB radio and an adequate eight-speaker sound system. Our favourite SR trim gets a 7.0in touchscreen, with built-in Garmin sat-nav and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring, which allows you to bypass Honda's software and use your phone's apps on the screen instead.

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