Car review Honda Civic verdict BBC Top Gear

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The Civic is now grown up and a better car overall, but of its character has been lost.


What is it?

The latest Civic will be familiar to of the old one, as Honda takes a out of Volkswagen’s design handbook and for evolution rather than Because of this, the five-door Civic remains an unusual with the pyramidal outline up this time round by a set of wave-like creases along the There’s no missing the beak-like grille surround either.

Oh, and it finally gets a rear too.

Big news for 2013 is the of the long-awaited 1.6 diesel. Honda’s missing such an engine for too and its arrival is expected to lead a big lift.


Honda has listened to all the of the old Civic and fed this into the one. It is thus a lot more and smoother-riding, with expensive like fluid-filled suspension all helping iron out the bangs and felt before. The tyre of the old one has been quelled too.

Honda has dialled back of the driving enthusiasm of the old Civic, the cause of which is new fuel-saving power steering. It’s a groggy system, proving and short of feel. This a lot of the sharp, connected cornering you got the old Civic has melted away.

It’s an unquestionably better car to but if you like to break free for a bit of you might not like the upgrade. and 1.8-litre petrol engines are but most will prefer the The familiar 2.2-litre motor impressive but better still is the new ‘Earth Dreams’ unit. An blend of power, economy and is backed up with impressive and well-rounded manners.

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Its new six-speed gearbox is great,

On the inside

Interior quality has a much-needed step up. There are now soft-touch plastics and premium-finish The trouble for Honda is that the rivals have improved assembly standards are immaculate but it the last edge of tactility helps win over showroom-browsers.

hopes the futuristic styling do this instead as before, all bold shapes and colourful in the new Civic, but with a welcome in ergonomics and intuitiveness.


Honda has dramatically the fuel efficiency of the new Civic, the 2.2-litre i-DTEC diesel. its ample capacity, idle-stop and gains (keen spotters note the stick-on ‘ears’ on the panels) mean this 67.3mpg and emits just CO2. The new 1.6-litre diesel is better, emitting 94g and averaging

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