2018 Honda Civic Saloon 1.6 i-DTEC - verdict
The Honda Civic Saloon has more than just a bigger boot to differentiate it from the hatchback; changes to the suspension bring a different driving experience...
If you want your Civic with a bit more junk in its trunk, the saloon will cost a reasonable £500 more than the hatchback. But while the extra boot space looks good on paper, you do lose a fair bit of practicality thanks to that slimmer boot opening.
That doesn’t mean we wouldn’t recommend the saloon over the hatch, though. The suspension tweaks make it noticeably more comfortable over a wide variety of surfaces while remaining agile in corners. If you’re planning on racking up big mileages, it becomes very tempting indeed. Just be wary of visiting Ikea without the back-up of your mate with a van.
What Car? says...
Rated 4 out of 5
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2018 Honda Civic Saloon 1.6 i-DTEC
Price £20,745 Engine 4cyl, 1597cc, diesel Power 118bhp at 4000rpm Torque 221lb ft at 2000rpm Gearbox 6-spd manual 0-62mph 9.9sec Top speed 125mph Economy 83.1mpg (NEDC average) CO2, tax band 91g/km, 23%