Used Honda Civic long-term test: report 4

Earlier this year we named the Civic as our Family Car of the Year, but now we're seeing if it continues to impress when we put it through the toughest test of all: daily life...

Honda Civic 2022 long term office rear seats

The car Honda Civic 2.0 i-MMD e-CVT Advance Run by Chris Haining, sub-editor

Why it’s here To find out if a hybrid powered family hatchback is the answer to a varied motoring regime, while keeping an eye on running costs

Needs to Soothe in motorway traffic, sip petrol, and entertain on a twisty road

Mileage 14,740 List price new (2022) £36,450 Price new with options £36,450 Value now £33,000 Test economy 57.5mpg  Official economy 56.5mpg 

3 June 2023 – Making light work of... work

When my home office was recently plunged into the dark ages by an internet outage, I had to relocate to somewhere with decent mobile phone data reception.

I found just such a location on the riverside half a mile away, so pressed the back seat of my Honda Civic into use as a mobile office. And, you know, it made for a thoroughly pleasant working environment.

Used Honda Civic long-term rear seats

Okay, being six-foot-five, my head would have brushed the ceiling if I'd sat up straight, but I was fine with it cocked to see the screen of my laptop

Surprisingly, I didn't struggle for leg room, either, although I did tilt the front passenger seat forwards to free up room for said laptop. 

Honda Civic 2022 long term office panoramic roof

I sat, contentedly piecing together the contents spread of our June issue, with the stereo for company and the windows slightly ajar for ventilation. 

Then, when I got home, I set to drawing up plans to redesign my house, because working in the back of the Civic had me wishing that my office had a panoramic glass roof.

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