Honda Civic


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This Model has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

Honda Civic Variants

Petrol Variants

Honda Civic 1.8 S MT
1799 cc Petrol, 0 kmpl |
N/A
Honda Civic 1.8 S AT
1799 cc Petrol, 0 kmpl |
N/A
Honda Civic 1.8 V MT
1799 cc Petrol, 0 kmpl |
N/A
Honda Civic Sport
1799 cc Petrol, 0 kmpl |
N/A
Honda Civic 1.8 E MT
1799 cc Petrol, 0 kmpl |
N/A
Honda Civic 1.8V MT
1799 cc Petrol, 14.8 kmpl | Check Features
N/A
Honda Civic 1.8V AT
1799 cc Petrol, 13.9 kmpl | Check Features
N/A
Honda Civic 1.8S MT
1799 cc Petrol, 14.8 kmpl | Check Features
N/A

Honda Civic Review

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  • Interiors
     
  • Exterior
     
  • Engine & Performance
     
  • Mileage
     
  • Braking & Safety
     
  • Comfort
     

Editorial Test Drive Review of Honda Civic

Launched in the Indian market in 2006, the Honda Civic instantly became a hit with Honda fans. It re-wrote the rules of the D segment cars in India and went on to be a best-seller for Honda in this segment of cars. The first thing that struck most of its prospective owners was its modern and jazzy exterior looks. The Civic even today looks sharp and its striking design lines haven’t really become dated. Infact, the Civic got a couple of mild updates last year and continues to look smart.. The same sharp design theme is seen on the interior as well. Step into the cabin and you are greeted with one of the sportiest fascia and central console in the D segment cars. The steering wheel for instance has a very racy design and the digital speedometer console, pushed back near the windscreen, looks very modern.

The Civic scores high on the comfort and space front as well. Infact, the flat rear floor-board adds to the rear passenger comfort. Like any other Honda, the Civic scores high on the practicality point as well with multiple cubby holes, glass and bottle holders.  The automatic version gets paddle shifters which look cool given its chunky steering wheel and brings side step illumination which reads ‘Civic’ and the top variant brings sunroof to the list of interior features with one of the best and futuristic instrument clusters in the segment. The interior build quality is good and the Honda Civic packs 485 liters of space in its boot which is sufficient to carry your travel luggage. As time progressed and fuel prices rose, the Civic’s shortcomings start appearing. Like any other Honda in India today, the Civic too comes with only a petrol engine. It is no doubt a very refined and smooth motor and offers good performance to enthusiasts, but the fact that the Civic lacks a diesel engine is showing in its sales chart.

That said, for petrol lovers, the Civic’s 1.8-litre 132PS engine does the job very well and has an ARAI certified fuel economy of 14.8 and 13.9kmpl for the manual and automatic transmissions respectively. Its automatic variant also comes with paddle-shifters which adds to the drive experience. The steering in the Honda Civic is light at lower speeds and remains well weighted at higher speeds and the feedback from the units is very good. It is a long car and not entirely great for cornering but it manages to inspire confidence as you drive it and seems to be built for the occasional spirited driving. The Civic also scores high on the suspension front which is tuned well for Indian roads. However, the downside is its limited ground clearance which means that with a load of four adults, it’s a common thing for the Civic to touch its under-belly over bad roads / speed breakers. The Honda Civic range starts at Rs 12.5 lakh for the 1.8S MT version, going upto Rs 14.8 lakh for the 1.8V AT (with sun-roof) variant – all prices ex-showroom, Delhi. For a detailed analysis read below..

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Honda Civic Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Futuristic looks
  • Interior design
  • Excellent build quality
  • Honda dealer experience

Cons

  • Low re-sale value
  • No diesel
  • Low ground clearance
  • Difficult to get in and out

Honda Civic Exteriors

 Honda Civic is a fantastic looking car which sporty headlights and a long hood it has a commanding road presence. It has a chrome grill with Honda logo on it and the fog lamps are in a well designed housing. It has a beautifully designed rear with twin exhaust pipes and sporty tail lamps giving it an overall aggressive looks. It is a long and wide car and feels low to the ground. The 5 spoke alloy wheels shod with grippy wide tyres do an excellent job in adding to the muscular looks of the car. It has been well constructed by Honda and the build quality is very good. The paint job looks great and the fit and finish is almost on par with its European rivals.


What we like

Still looks great and space ship like.


What we don't like

Now starting to age.

 
Honda Civic Rear View
Honda Civic Front View
Honda Civic Side View
Honda Civic Side View
Honda Civic Boot

Honda Civic Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior


Honda Civic

Toyota Corolla Altis

Skoda Laura

Volkswagen Jetta 2011-2013
Exterior rating
What we like
  • Still looks good
  • Good build quality
  • Better looking than last version
  • Good build quality
  • Handsome looks
  • Great build quality
  • Great build quality

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What we don't like
  • Still bland looks
  • Not as tough as European rivals
  • Starting to look old
  • vRS needs more colour options

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Honda Civic Front design

The front fascia of the Civic is designed with sporty components that look amazing when cars move in the city traffic. The nose of the car is designed with smoky headlights, metallic front grille with centrally positioned Honda logo; front lower grille comes at the center while the both ends have fog lamps. The front fascia tells the tale of its sound designing. The body coloured electrically retractable ORVMs are now given luxurious character by integrating turn indicators.

Honda Civic Rear design

The Honda Civic comes with stylish rear view that adds to the sporty appearance of the car; The rear end of the Honda Civic matches the front with its octo combi lights and dual exhaust pipe finish. The compact trunk gate looks elegant with body match bumper.

Honda Civic Side profile

The Honda Civic comes with two exterior design packages i.e. Elegance and Inspire. The Elegance package comprises of rear door sunshade, illuminated side steps garnish and door visor. It has body colour door handles in the base model while these are chrome finished in the higher end variants. The door protectors are in body colour in the base variant and chrome insert is there in the top-end versions. The door glasses and windshield glasses have a green tint. The aerodynamic design also influenc

Honda Civic Ground Clearance

Honda Civic got a ground clearance of 155 mm which is quite good for Indian roads thinking about a luxurious sedan car.

Honda Civic Bumpers

Honda Civic got stylish looking bumpers both at front and rear with stylish fog lamp placed at the front bumper.

Honda Civic Head lamps

The Honda Civic is designed with a Smoky headlamp with long sleek design, stretched upto side like human eye, with lucid lenses and powerful illumination.

Honda Civic Tail lamps

Tail lamps in Honda Accord is also too stylish definitely a sleek and edgy look just below that there are turn indicators connected to it.

Honda Civic Fog lamps

Honda Civic has the fog lamp at the front bumper which gives a wolverine look while lit.

Honda Civic Tyres

The tyres are tubeless. The wheel rim size is 15X6J and tyres are 195/65 R 15.

Honda Civic Alloy wheels

The iconic sedan from Honda, Honda Civic is assembled with 15 inch 5 spoke alloy wheels. The five spoke alloy wheels of the car improve the overall exterior appearance.

Honda Civic Outside mirrors

Honda Civic got the body coloured electrically retractable ORVMs are now given luxurious character by integrating turn indicators.

Honda Civic Colors

Honda Civic comes in many variants like Alabaster Silver, Metallic Habanera Red , Polished Metal Metallic , Tafeta White, Crystal Black Pearl

Honda Civic Rear wiper

Honda civic doesn’t have any rear wiper.

Honda Civic Roof rails

Honda civic doesn’t have any roof rails.

Honda Civic Sun roof

This feature is not available in Honda Civic.

Honda Civic Spoiler

Honda Civic doesn’t have any Spoiler.

Honda Civic Side Steps

Honda Civic doesn’t have any Side Steps.

Honda Civic Spare wheel

Spare wheel space is there at the back boot of Civic.

Honda Civic Comfort & Suspension

Honda Civic is a very good performer and comes with comfortable suspension which rests on a slightly firmer side. It offers excellent stability at higher speeds and at low speeds the ride quality is slightly firm owing to the suspension setup. The steering in the Honda Civic is light at lower speeds and remains well weighted at higher speeds and the feedback from the units is very good.


What we like

Easy to drive and decent ride.


What we don't like

Low ground clearance and has slightly fidgety ride.


Honda Civic Comfort

The front cabin of the Civic has been designed like a cockpit of a plane. And the feature which has turned this cabin into a cockpit is its instrument panel. The dashboard houses centrally placed audio system and AC controls; 4 AC vents are fitted at the dashboard for extra cooling of the cabin. Apart from that, three spoke power steering wheel of the Honda Civic now sports mounted cruise controls that allows you to drive the car at a set speed of over 40 Kmph without using accelerator pedal. Th

Honda Civic Front suspension

The front suspension of the car is McPherson Strut, Coil Spring with Torsion Bar type. The front suspension pair ensures improved and responsive return of the steering wheel along with keeping the vehicle straight at high speed

Honda Civic Rear suspension

The rear forks are Trailing arm type Double-wishbone. The rear shockers improve comfort during driving and ensure lateral rigidity of wheel and stability.

Honda Civic Engine & Performance

It brings a 4 cylinder 1.8 liter engine with i-VTEC and SOHC and produces 130 BHP of maximum power at 6300 RPM and 17.5 kgm of torque at 4300 RPM. This engine has loads of top end power but seems to lack low end torque. However driving in the city if you stay in the correct gear you won’t face much trouble. Overtaking is a breeze as this car loves to be revved and revs up very quickly. 5 speed manual and automatic transmission with paddle shifts are available. Manual shifts are smooth, precise and slick and this car is loads of fun to drive.


What we like

Smooth, refined, excellent 1.8 petrol.


What we don't like

Lacks torque.


Honda Civic Acceleration

Honda Civic takes only 4.7 seconds to go from 0-60 Kmph while to cover 0-100 Kmph acceleration approx

Honda Civic Top speed

Honda Civic reached a top speed of 212km/h approx

Honda Civic In-gear acceleration

Honda Civic was able to comfortably do 40-80 in 13.45 seconds and 50-100 in 9.91 seconds.

Honda Civic Gearbox

The Civic is mated with a five speed manual gearbox and the AT version is coupled with five speed automatic transmission with paddle shift that helps to get more realistic acceleration.

Honda Civic Power

The Honda Civic comes loaded with a 1.8 litre, 1799cc, 4 cylinder, SOHC, i-VTEC petrol power plant that offers maximum power of 132 Ps at 6,300 rpm.

Honda Civic Torque

The Honda Civic offers a top torque of 17.5 Kgm at 4300 rpm.

Honda Civic NVH levels

The NVH levels, the refinement of the engine, the driving comfort is just excellent and the powerful engine is enough to impart amazing driving dynamics to the car.

  • Honda Civic Petrol 1.8 iVTEC A/T
  • Honda Civic Petrol 1.8 iVTEC M/T

Honda Civic Petrol 1.8 iVTEC A/T Performance

Honda Civic Petrol 1.8 iVTEC A/T Maximum speed

True Speed 192.3 km/h
Speedometer Reading 182 km/h

Honda Civic Petrol 1.8 iVTEC A/T Acceleration

0-20 1.3 seconds
0-40 3.21 seconds
0-60 5.23 seconds
0-80 8.25 seconds
0-100 11.72 seconds
0-120 16.87 seconds
 
Quarter Mile Sprint
Terminal Speed
18.32
124.6
seconds
km/h
0-1000m Sprint
Terminal Speed
33.25
161.75
seconds
km/h

Honda Civic Petrol 1.8 iVTEC A/T Overtaking Acceleration (seconds)

KM/H 3rd Gear 4th Gear Top Gear
40-60 0 0 0
60-80 0 0 0
80-100 0 0 0
100-120 0 0 0

Honda Civic Petrol 1.8 iVTEC A/T Braking Performance

From 80 km/s to 0 2.86 Seconds / 30.99 Mtr  
From 100 km/s to 0 4 Seconds / 50.85 Mtr  

Honda Civic Petrol 1.8 iVTEC A/T Performance Factors

Power/mass(PS/Tonnee) 107
Power/letre(PS/Leter) 73
Kerb Weight (KG) 0

Honda Civic Handling Braking & Safety

It is a long car and not entirely great for cornering but it manages to inspire confidence as you drive it and seems to be built for the occasional spirited driving. Honda Civic has excellent brakes and the ABS + EBD are not intrusive and ensures you have maximum braking power available to you at all times to help you slow down from triple digit speeds which this car is easily capable of doing. On safety front it has SRS airbags.


What we like

Good brakes and safety features.


What we don't like

Handling not class best.


Honda Civic Handling

The Honda Civic has got a great performer under its bonnet; it is also coupled with great features that include advanced brakes, suspension, smooth steering wheel, a compact gear knob, etc. All the above mentioned features help you to handle the sedan smoothly. The power steering and smooth gears provides ultimate driving experience. The suspension system of the Honda Civic ensures great riding comfort along with providing stability to the vehicle. The 5.4 meters of turning radius allows you to

Honda Civic Braking performance

The popular sedan Honda Civic comes featured with advanced braking and suspension system that works to safeguard the car along with provide comfort to the occupants. The front brakes of the Civic are ventilated disc type while the rear ones are disc type. The braking system incorporates ABS with EBD and brake assist.

Honda Civic Safety features

The Honda Civic is armored with a lot of safeguard features that include active and passive safety equipment. The Civic comes equipped with G-CON Technology, an advanced passive shielding that offers the occupant a survival zone in case of an unavoidable collision. The active features include ABS with EBD and brake assist, SRS Airbags, Pretensioner Seat Belts and Anti-theft Immobilizer. There are some other small but important safety features are installed in the new Honda Civic such as front fo

Honda Civic ABS

Honda Civics’ braking system incorporates ABS with EBD and brake assist.

Honda Civic Traction control

Honda Civic has the option of traction control.

Honda Civic Mileage and Running Costs

For petrol lovers, the Civic’s 1.8-litre 132PS engine does the job very well and has an ARAI certified fuel economy of 14.8 and 13.9kmpl for the manual and automatic transmissions respectively.

 

Honda Civic Mileage

Honda Civic Petrol Variants
Honda Civic 1.8 S MT N/A
Honda Civic 1.8 S AT N/A
Honda Civic 1.8 V MT N/A
Honda Civic Sport N/A
Honda Civic 1.8 E MT N/A
Honda Civic 1.8V MT 14.8 kmpl
Honda Civic 1.8V AT 13.9 kmpl
Honda Civic 1.8S MT 14.8 kmpl

Honda Civic Petrol Mileage

The overall mileage of Honda Civic is 13.5 kmpl, on the highway it gives a mileage of 18.9 kmpl and in city it gives a mileage of 11.2 kmpl.


Honda Civic Mileage vs Similar Cars Mileage


Honda Civic

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Similar Petrol Cars Mileage 1.8 JS14.53 kmpl
1.8G14.53 kmpl
1.8G (AT)14.36 kmpl
1.8GL14.53 kmpl
1.8VL (AT)15.22 kmpl

Honda Civic City fuel economy

Honda Civic gives 13.5 Kmpl approx

Honda Civic Highway fuel economy

Honda Civic gives 18.9 Kmpl approx

Honda Civic ARAI rated economy

Honda Civic gives 14.8 Kmpl for the Manual and 13.9 Kmpl for the Automatic variant.

Honda Civic Tank Range

The tank range of Honda Civic is 740 Kms approx.

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Honda Civic Features

Honda Civic 1.8V MT 1.8V AT 1.8S MT
Safety
ABS Yes Yes Yes
EBD Yes Yes Yes
Airbags Yes Yes Yes
Child safety lock Yes Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes
Traction control No No No
Hill control No No No
Hill descent No No No
4WD No No No
ESP No No No
Central locking Yes Yes Yes
Interior
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Power windows Yes Yes Yes
Auto down for power windows Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Anti-pinch for power windows No No No
Cup holders No No No
Air-con Yes Yes Yes
Rear A/c vents Yes Yes No
Audio system Yes Yes Yes
Keyless start-stop button No No No
Electric mirrors Yes Yes Yes
Electric foldable mirrors Yes Yes No
Deffoger Yes Yes Yes
Tachometer Yes Yes Yes
Leather seats Yes Yes No
Arm rest Yes Yes Yes
Reversing camera No No No
Steering controls Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity Yes Yes Yes
Driver info display Yes Yes Yes
Cruise control Yes Yes Yes
Foot rest Yes Yes Yes
Remote boot release Yes Yes Yes
Driver seat height adjust Yes Yes Yes
Chilled glovebox No No No
Power Seats No No No
Exterior
Keyless entry Yes Yes Yes
Fog lights Yes Yes No
Sunroof Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
No
Moon Roof No No No
Rear wiper No No No
Auto headlamps No No No
Rain sensing wipers No No No
Steel rims No No No
Alloy wheels Yes Yes Yes
Rear spoiler No No No
Roof rails No No No
Chrome grille Yes Yes Yes
Projector lamps No No No
Day time running lamps No No No

Honda Civic Colors

  •  Urban Titanium Metallic
  •  Crystal Black Pearl
  •  Taffeta White
  •  Habanero Red
  •  Alabaster Silver Metallic

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j v patel | Posted on Dec,12,2013 at 16:37 PM
civic car is very best car i planing buy civic car. Reply to this post  
AKHILESH SAHU | Posted on Jul,03,2013 at 16:45 PM
ITS MY CHOICE CAR .I LIKE IT AND COMMING FUTURE I PURCHASE IT. Reply to this post  
Anuja | Posted on Nov,11,2012 at 12:56 PM
Excellent Reply to this post  
Micheal John CHRIS | Posted on Mar,31,2012 at 13:18 PM
The Honda Civic is a line of subcompact and subsequently compact cars made and manufactured by Honda. The Civic, along
with the Accord and Prelude, comprised Honda's vehicles sold in North America until the 1990s, when the model lineup was
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