At 478 litres (including underfloor storage), the Civic's boot is larger than that of the Golf or a Seat Leon, but the Skoda Octavia's boot is bigger still. The Civic's load bay is easy to access, though, and it isn’t too far from the ground, while there are some useful touches, such as a 12v power socket inside. It's just a shame there's a big lip at the boot entrance.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that Sport and Sport Plus models have a dual exhaust, which reduces boot space by around 10% .
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