Alternatives

Used Honda Civic Hatchback 2012-2017 review

(2012 - 2017)
Used Honda Civic Hatchback 12-17
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Honda Civic hatchback?

For another extremely reliable Japanese hatchback of the Civic’s size don’t rule out the Toyota Auris, even if it is rather dull to drive. Look to Europe instead and it’s impossible to ignore the Volkswagen Golf as a fine all-rounder, the Ford Focus as being the most fun family car to drive, or the Vauxhall Astra for the sheer value for money it offers.

If you prefer something with a longer warranty and don’t mind sacrificing some of the Civic’s hi-tech feel for a newer car with a lower mileage, it is also worth considering a Korean car in the shape of the Hyundai i30 or Kia Cee’d.

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Verdict

Spacious and reliable, the ninth-generation Honda Civic certainly has its appeal as a family car

  • Very reliable
  • 1.6 diesel is free to tax
  • Big boot
  • Limited rear headroom
  • Fussy dashboard
  • Expensive to buy