Ten Second Review
Honda Civic Lease Review - Honda has been manufacturing Civics for 40 years yet the built-in-the-UK Civic never cracks the top 10 in British sales. Curious. The Civic certainly is competitive with the VW Golf, Vauxhall Astra, and Ford Focus in terms of prices, running costs, CO2 emissions, and kit.
The newest Civic has a restyled exterior described as “more athletic and elegant,” with a lower profile and greater aerodynamics.
The cabin is considered to be very pleasantly finished. Unfortunately, cabin space is still lacking both fore and aft although the boot is quite generous at 477 litres (with no space-consuming spare wheel). Rear seats fold down completely flat.
The new Civic rides smoothly and handles with ease. There is only a modest amount of body roll and cornering balance at higher speeds has been improved as has steering feedback.
The Civic petrol engines range from 1.4 to 1.8 litres and Honda has added a sub-100g/km 1.6-litre engine. The small 1.6-litre turbodiesel produces extremely low CO2 emissions of 94g/km and is relatively quiet (for a diesel engine). The various petrol engines tend to be a bit outclassed by their rivals’ turbocharged petrol engines. Still, Civic engines are fairly fuel efficient (between 52-78mpg).
Testers rate the re-vamped Civic as a “real contender” to its rivals currently dominating the family hatchback class.