Honda Civic review

Category: Family car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Honda Civic Hatchback 2021 interior rear seats
  • 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:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

The Civic looks fairly compact on the outside but provides enough leg and head room up front. Even taller adults won’t feel too cramped, although plenty of its rivals are more generous, including the Skoda Octavia.

Storage space is reasonably good, with a decent-sized glovebox and front door bins that will hold a large bottle of water. Meanwhile, the centre console between the driver and their front-seat passenger has a cubby/cupholder area with a sliding cover and a large well beneath the central armrest.

If you regularly carry tall adults in the back, have a look at roomier rivals such as the Ford Focus, Seat Leon and Skoda Octavia

Honda Civic Hatchback 2021 interior rear seats

Seat folding and flexibility

The Civic’s seating flexibility is nothing out of the ordinary. All versions come with 60/40 split-folding rear seats as standard that lie parallel with the boot floor once folded down. The seats don't slide back and forth or recline (that's true of all family cars, but there are family SUVs that offer those features), and there's no folding front passenger seat to allow you to carry really long items.

The front passenger seat is supportive and comes with adjustable lumbar support from EX trim, but the lever to adjust its backrest angle is a pain to use and offers a limited number of positions.

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