Honda Civic Diesel Hatchback
Looks stunning every way you look at it
Go on. Take a peek - it's hard not to.
See, every part of the Civic has been carefully crafted to give it a dynamic presence on the road. Everything from its sculpted headlights to the unique rear spoiler. It's also been designed to optimise air-flow - which helps make driving a breeze.
But we didn't stop there. Inside, our engineers have reshaped and remodelled the Civic's cockpit - making sure all the essential information and controls sit directly in front of you. You won't have to look far at all.
Fuel economy that goes a long way
863 miles in fact. That's like driving from London to Paris and then back again - on just one tank of fuel. It's no wonder the 1.6 i-DTEC diesel model is class-leading with an outstanding combined consumption of 78.5mpg*.
We've also remodelled the Civic's high mounted rear wing to minimise drag, and improve fuel efficiency, across the whole of the Civic range. Add to that our innovative Idle Stop and Eco Assist systems, and you'll see we've really gone to town on fuel economy. And then back again.
*Figure is for 16" wheel size
MPG figures are sourced from official EU-regulated laboratory test results, are provided for comparison purposes and may not reflect real-life driving experience
The brains behind the beauty
Looks aren't everything. In fact, once you get under the skin of the Civic you'll find just as impressive technology to accompany you on your journey - from Smart Keyless Entry* to Adaptive Cruise Control**. There's definitely more to Civic than first meets the eye.
*Only available on EX GT grade
**Optional extra on EX GT grade
Earth Dreams Technology
Driving should feel good. Which is why the brand new 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine is the first in Europe to feature Honda's revolutionary Earth Dreams Technology - balancing environmental impact with unrivalled fuel efficiency. It's good for the planet, and your wallet too.
All our safety features under one roof
Multiple airbags. Electronic Brake-force Distribution. Vehicle Stability Assist. Anti-lock Braking System. Brake Assist.
When it comes to safety, we don't like to take chances. So we put all our best safety features into every Civic we make. Starting with the shell. Its body structure absorbs and deflects impact away from you and your passengers - keeping everyone protected and out of harms way.
Quality Honda engines that live up to the test
Engines are important. They help take you from A to B and everywhere in between. It's why we dot the i's and cross the t's of every one we make. Testing it at full power for days on end. Cooling it, then heating it - again and again, before checking each part.
Once testing is complete you'll find both our petrol and diesel engines deliver on fuel economy, performance and cleaner emissions. So, take your pick. Whichever engine you choose, it'll pass with flying colours.
Seats that disappear as if by magic
Pick a seat. Any seat. In one simple motion you'll see it lift up and fold over, giving you space to carry anything tall, long or a mix of both.
And with the rear seats lying totally flat, the boot space opens up to reveal a generous 1,210 litres. So you're prepared for whatever life may throw at you.
You'll soon see there aren't any illusions here. Just clever Honda thinking
Running costs that won the race
We're always happy to win awards. Especially when it comes to value for money. The Civic 1.4 i-VTEC SE was named overall winner in the Parkers Cost of Motoring New Car Awards, beating its three main class rivals to the finish line - Audi, Volkswagen and Ford.
Based on three years of ownership and covering 30,000 miles, the award takes into account fixed costs of depreciation, interest, showroom tax and the first registration fee, running costs of service and repair, road tax and fuel