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Honda Civic 1.0 VTEC Turbo 126 EX 5dr Petrol Hatchback

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Rear wiper, ABS+EBD+Brake assist, Adaptive damping system, Bluetooth hands free telephone connection, Road departure mitigation, Smartphone wireless charging plate, Economy mode, Auto dimming rear view mirror...

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MPG

Combined - 59 mpg EC Extra Urban - 67 mpg EC Urban - 48.

Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

The Honda Civic has always been a more interesting choice for buyers in the Focus-sized family hatchback segment. This tenth generation model gets a minor styling update and has forty years of heritage to build upon. We like the spacious, dynamic-looking body, the strong standards of safety and the revvy petrol engines. It all sounds quite promising.

Background

Cars like the Honda Civic were always closest to the heart of company founder Soichiro Honda. Back in the Sixties when the best the motor industry could offer a small family was something like a lumbering Morris Oxford, it was he who pioneered the idea of a compact fuel and space-efficient family car with a hi-tech air-cooled flat-four 1300cc engine. It was thinking that led to the launch of the original Civic in 1972, a model series that over the next forty years would go on to sell over 20 million cars around the world, over 650,000 of them in the UK. Throughout those decades, there have been so many reasons why people like us have wanted to like this car: its unique styling, its wonderfully slick gearbox, its sporty engines, its clever 'magic seating' practicality and its unique driver-centric dash. But then came the 'if onlys'. If only the ride, refinement, cabin quality and running costs had been better. If only the lifeless power steering hadn't disguised the responsive handling. If only the pricing had been a bit more competitive. You can't afford 'if onlys' the way the Focus-class segment is at present and Honda knew it had to do better. Apparently it has done with this much improved MK10 model.

Driving Experience

Top of Honda's 'to do' list in developing this tenth generation Civic was to sort out the petrol side of the engine range. The 1.4 and 1.8-litre i-VTEC units offered with the previous ninth generation model were an embarrassing distance away from the class standard in terms of efficiency but that's all changed now. Instead, with this MK10 model, there's an entry-level three cylinder 1.0-litre VTEC TURBO unit with 129PS and a larger four cylinder 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO powerplant with 182PS. Both have more power and torque than the old engines could offer and come with the choice of either 6-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission. Despite all this effort, many Civic customers will continue to want a diesel. Unfortunately, it seems there wasn't any time or development budget left to do anything in this regard, so this latest generation model continues on with the previous version's 120PS 1.6 i-DTEC unit which fortunately, continues to be a strong contender in this segment and has recently benefitted from minor upgrades. As for handling, this is claimed to be 'the most agile and dynamically proficient Civic ever'. Support for that claim comes in the form of all-new suspension, a lower centre of gravity and a boost in body rigidity. Ride comfort has been improved too.

Design and Build

There aren't too many changes to the sleek and swept-back shape. Just a more elegant, symmetrical lower front grille around the fog lights, a smoother air-intake design and full LED headlight clusters with redesigned LED daytime running lights, plus some revised 16 and 17-inch alloy wheel designs. As before, buyers get a choice of either the usual five-door hatch or a four-door saloon. Either way, the sharp lines are complemented by the most comprehensive aerodynamic packing in the segment, including complete under-body panelling. More importantly, this MK10 model Civic is bigger than before, in hatchback form 30mm wider and 130mm longer than its predecessor. All of this sits on a more advanced unibody platform that Honda says is 16kg lighter and 52% stiffer than before. Inside, smarter textured interior panels have been added, plus the 7-inch Honda Connect touchscreen gets physical buttons and there are now dials for the infotainment and climate controls. Otherwise, it's as before. The driving position is set quite low and buyers should certainly notice the extra cabin space facilitated by the large body. Passengers on the rear seat get more space than is typical in this segment. Out back, luggage space remains near-class-leading, with 478-litres on offer in the hatch version. Plus there's a hidden underfloor compartment on most models that offers a further secure storage area.

Market and Model

There's a choice of five-door hatch and four-door saloon body styles and buyers are being offered a choice of two petrol engines, the 1.0-litre 129PS VTEC TURBO and the 1.5-litre 182PS VTEC TURBO. From the launch of this updated model for the 2020 year, pricing was pitched from just under £20,000 for the entry-level 'S' 1.0-litre variant; you'll pay around £1,600 more if you want the alternative 1.6-litre 1.6 i-DTEC diesel. With both those engines, there's a choice of 'S', 'SE', 'SR' and 'EX' trim levels. The 1.0-litre engine adds a top 'EX - Sportline' variant. If you want the 1.5-litre petrol engine, there's one single well-equipped 'Sport' trim level on offer priced from just under £24,000. With the diesel, you only get a manual gearbox, but with both petrol units, Honda will offer you its CVT auto transmission for another £1,400. The Civic 4-door comes only in one top-spec 'EX' guise with the 1.0-litre petrol engine, priced at around £26,500, but you do get the option of CVT auto transmission. For the top Type-R, think in terms of paying somewhere in the £33,000-£35,000 bracket, depending on the spec you want. All models include the usual equipment features in this class - and Honda is particularly proud of this car's comprehensive infotainment capabilities. The latest version of the 'Honda Connect 2' connectivity system allows full smartphone integration via both AppleCarPlay and Android Auto so you can duplicate the functionality of your handset on the centre-dash 7-inch touchsceen display. Safety systems include Honda's suite of 'SENSING' technologies. These include a 'Collision Mitigating Braking System' that brakes the car to avoid an accident. Plus a 'Forward Collision' set-up that warns you of oncoming hazards. And 'Lane Departure Warning', 'Road Departure Warning' and 'Lane Keeping Assist' features that'll keep you from veering away from where you should be on the road. There's 'Traffic Sign Recognition' that reads speeds signs as you pass and displays them on the dash, this set-up then working with an 'Intelligent Speed Assistance' system that can automatically set your speed to match the prevailing limit. Other options include 'Adaptive Cruise Control', 'Blind Spot Information' and a 'Cross Traffic Monitor' that alerts you to oncoming traffic when reversing out of a space.

Cost of Ownership

For the first time, Honda is able to offer Civic buyers two class-competitive petrol engines when it comes to running costs. The brand claims that this MK10 model's freshly developed 1.0 and 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO units can match the best of the competition when it comes to fuel and CO2 returns. The 1.0-litre unit manages up to 49.6mpg on the combined cycle (WLTP) and up to 110g/km of CO2 (NEDC). For the 1.5 VTEC, it's up to 46.3mpg and up to 128g/km. And the revised 1.6 i-DTEC diesel unit continues to offer a competitive package in this regard too, with a combined cycle economy showing of 62.8mpg (WLTP) and CO2 returns of 90g/km (NEDC). On to the warranty, a three year/90,000 mile deal, which is a bit better than most rivals who tend to offer guarantees limited to 60,000 miles. There's also a fixed-price comprehensive aftercare package called 'Five' which includes five years' servicing, five years' warranty and five years' roadside assist. Residual values of the old ninth generation Civic held up pretty well, so there's no reason to think that those of this improved variant will be any different.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Rallye Red
  • Solid paint
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Leather - Ivory
  • Leather - Black

Body Glass

  • Remote window closing
  • Glass roof
  • Rear wiper
  • Electric front/rear windows/one touch operation
  • Privacy glass
  • Automatic rain sensing wipers

Brakes

  • ABS+EBD+Brake assist
  • Hill start assist
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Emergency stop signalling system

Chassis/Suspension

  • Adaptive damping system
  • Vehicle stability assist

Communication

  • Bluetooth hands free telephone connection
  • Apple car play/Android Auto

Driver Aids

  • Electric power steering
  • Speed limiter
  • Road departure mitigation
  • Idle stop
  • Intelligent speed limiter
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear parking camera
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Lane keep assist
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Forward collision warning
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Adaptive motion for electric power steering

Driver Convenience

  • Smartphone wireless charging plate
  • Easy fuel capless refuelling system

Driver Information

  • Colour driver's information system display
  • Economy mode
  • Blue dashboard illumination
  • 7" touch screen
  • BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross Traffic Alert
  • Multi-information display
  • Honda CONNECT with GARMN Navigation + 7" touchscreen, AM/FM, internet radio, aha app integration and internet browsing

Driving Mirrors

  • Remote control door mirrors
  • Automatic retractable door mirrors
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Power foldback door mirrors
  • Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
  • Electrically folding door mirrors

Embellishment Trims

  • Black instrument panel

Entertainment

  • Connect with Garmin sat nav, touch screen, internet radio/MP3/CD, Aha app, internet
  • Subwoofer
  • Multi information display screen and trip computer
  • 465w Power audio system
  • Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) Tuner
  • 'Shark fin' mobile antenna
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Auxiliary socket for external MP3 player
  • 2x USB and HDMI
  • High power Audio system with 11 Speakers
  • Premium audio system
  • 11 speakers

Exterior Body Features

  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Fuel filler cap
  • Single exhaust tailpipe
  • Panorama glass roof
  • Body colour door handles
  • Black grille
  • Chrome window surround
  • Rear spoiler

Exterior Lights

  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • LED headlights
  • LED rear lights
  • Halogen front fog lights
  • Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function
  • Automatic headlights with dusk sensor
  • LED daytime running lights
  • High beam assist
  • LED front fog lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Rear air vents
  • Dual climate control air conditioning system

Interior Features

  • Cargo hooks
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Luggage floor box
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Tonneau cover
  • Front accessory power socket
  • Rear armrest with cupholder
  • Leather gear knob
  • Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
  • Alloy pedals
  • Centre console storage and sliding armrest
  • 4 Cargo net hook

Interior Lights

  • Boot light
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Trunk light
  • Front/rear courtesy lights
  • Front map lights
  • Glovebox light
  • Ambient light in roof
  • Blue meter illumination

Safety

  • 5 three point seatbelts
  • Dual front SRS airbags
  • Low speed safety system
  • Front and rear seat belt with emergency locking retractor
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Front side airbags
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Tyre pressure warning
  • Anti-whiplash front headrests
  • Deflation detection system
  • Airbags - driver and front passenger
  • Driver SRS airbag (single stage inflation)
  • Front and rear seat belts with emergency locking retractor (ELR)

Seats

  • Passenger seat back pocket
  • Driver's electric lumbar adjustment
  • Electric lumbar adjustment on passenger's seat
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Isofix points
  • Driver and front passenger seat electric lumbar adjustment
  • Heated front seats
  • Driver seat back pocket
  • Three height adjustable rear head restraints
  • Driver's seat height adjustment
  • Isofix system on outer rear seats
  • Driver/passenger front seatback pockets

Security

  • Ultrasonic alarm
  • ECU immobiliser
  • Honda super locks
  • Selectable door unlock
  • Mirrors and windows key fob
  • Smart entry + Smart start
  • Immobiliser
  • Security alarm

Transmission

  • Electric power steering with variable gear ratio steering

Vanity Mirrors

  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Wheels - Alloy

  • 17" grey alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare

  • Tyre repair kit

Performance

  • 0 to 60 mph (secs)
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 11.2
  • Engine Power - BHP 126
  • Engine Power - KW 93
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Power - RPM 5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 148
  • Engine Torque - MKG 20.4
  • Engine Torque - NM 200
  • Engine Torque - RPM 2250
  • Top Speed 127

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