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69 Honda Civic 1.5 VTEC Turbo Sport 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" touch screenAdaptive cruise control
Apple car play/Android AutoBluetooth hands free telephone connection
Colour driver's information system displayEasy fuel capless refuelling system
Electric power steeringForward collision warning
Front and rear parking sensorsLane departure warning system
Lane keep assistRear parking camera
Red instrument illuminationSpeed limiter
Traffic sign recognition 

Entertainment

'Shark fin' mobile antenna2x USB and HDMI
8 speakersAuxiliary socket for external MP3 player
Connect with Garmin sat nav, touch screen, internet radio/MP3/CD, Aha app, internetDigital Audio Broadcast (DAB) Tuner
Steering wheel mounted audio controls 

Exterior Features

Automatic coming/leaving home lighting functionAutomatic headlights with dusk sensor
Automatic rain sensing wipersAutomatic retractable door mirrors
Black grilleBlack window surrounds
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors
Body coloured bumpersDual exhaust pipes
Electric adjustable heated door mirrorsElectric front/rear windows/one touch operation
Headlight washersHigh beam assist
LED daytime running lightsLED fog lights
LED HeadlightsPower foldback door mirrors
Privacy glassRear wiper
Remote control door mirrorsRemote window closing

Interior Features

Alloy pedalsAmbient lighting
Boot lightCargo hooks
Centre console storage and sliding armrestCloth upholstery
Driver's electric lumbar adjustmentDriver's seat height adjustment
Dual climate control air conditioning systemFront accessory power socket
Front map lightsFront/rear courtesy lights
Glovebox lightIsofix system on outer rear seats
Leather gear knobLeather steering wheel
Passenger seat back pocketRear armrest with cupholder
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsThree height adjustable rear head restraints
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheelTonneau cover

Safety

5 three point seatbeltsABS+EBD+Brake assist
Anti-whiplash front headrestsCollision mitigation braking system
Deflation detection systemDual front SRS airbags
Electronic parking brake with auto holdEmergency stop signalling system
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront seatbelt pretensioners
Front side airbagsHill start assist
Passenger airbag deactivate switchTyre pressure warning

Security

ECU immobiliserHonda super locks
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keysUltrasonic alarm

Technical

Vehicle stability assist 

Wheels

Tyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)128Noise Level dB(A)64.5
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

Catalytic ConvertorTrueCC1498
Compression Ratio10.6:1Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Cylinders - Bore (mm)73
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)89.5Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)50.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)57.7EC Urban (mpg)38.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb6.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High5.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low8.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium5.8WLTP - MPG - Comb46.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High46.3WLTP - MPG - High54.3
WLTP - MPG - Low33.6WLTP - MPG - Medium48.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power182
Coin DescriptionVTEC TurboCoin SeriesSport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0722EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %92
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %75NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %75NCAP Safety Assist %88
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage90000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.2Engine Power - BHP182
Engine Power - KW134Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT177
Engine Torque - MKG24.5Engine Torque - NM240
Engine Torque - RPM1900 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear235/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1434Length4518
Wheelbase2697Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2076 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)46Gross Vehicle Weight1760
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1209Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)492
Max. Loading Weight453Minimum Kerbweight1307
No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Honda Civic

Honda's tenth generation Civic is a much more competitive proposition. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

The Honda Civic has always been a more interesting choice for buyers in the Focus-sized family hatchback segment. This completely new version is the tenth generation model and has forty years of heritage to build upon. There's a more spacious, dynamic-looking body, stronger standards of safety and media connectivity and, perhaps most importantly, two completely fresh 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, the majority of 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. 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's a sleek and swept-back shape this time around, with larger, wider wheels emphasising a lower-set, sportier stance. Buyers get a choice of either the usual five-door hatch or, this time round, 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, the previously rather confusing cabin has been completely redesigned with higher quality materials and a simpler, more sophisticated design theme that includes a new digital instrument binnacle. At the top of the centre console, there's a 7-inch Honda Connect 2 colour touchscreen display. The driving position is lower and buyers should certainly notice the extra cabin space facilitated by the larger body. Passengers on the rear seat get 95mm more legroom as well as 45mm more knee clearance. Out back, luggage space remains class-lading, 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. Pricing for the 1.0-litre model starts at around £19,000 for the entry-level 'S' variant and beyond that, there's a choice of 'SE', 'SR', 'Sport Line', 'EX', 'Sport', 'Sport+' and 'Prestige' trim levels. There's also the £1,400 option of CVT auto transmission. For the 182PS variant, you're looking at around £23,500 as a starting point for the base 'Sport' variant and beyond that, the 1.5-litre line-up progresses through 'Sport Plus' and 'Prestige' derivatves. All models include the usual equipment features in this class - and Honda is particularly proud of this model's upgraded infotainment capabilities. The latest '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 upgrades have also been introduced via 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 60.1mpg on the combined cycle and up to 107g/km of CO2. For the 1.5 VTEC, it's up to 50.4mpg and up to 128g/km. And the carried-over 1.6 i-DTEC diesel unit continues to offer a competitive package in this regard too, with a combined cycle economy showing of 80.7mpg and CO2 returns of 93g/km. 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.

Summary

'Kaizen', the Japanese approach to 'continuous improvement', characterises every aspect of this tenth generation Civic. The sharpened handling is welcome and the extra space useful. More important though, is the news that Honda has finally got its house in order when it comes to petrol power, the 1.0 and 1.5-lite VTEC TURBO units looking good enough to go up against the class best. A lot of boxes have been ticked then, yet it's clear that Honda has also worked hard to maintain this car's more characterful approach in this segment. Add in British build quality, a great driving position and strong standards of safety and media connectivity and you've got a potentially very appealing package. Dynamic functionality was Honda's goal in creating this car. They may well have achieved it.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£279
Deposit£279
Term (months)36
Cash price£20,700
Credit amount£20,421
Completion fee£20
Guaranteed future value£10,377.12
Total amount payable£20,700
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge5.18p per mile
Representative APR0%
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