Honda Civic

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Editorial Test Drive Review of Honda Civic


Honda Civic Rear View

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..

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 Interiors

Honda Civic has well designed interiors and there is plenty of space. It feels roomy and airy and there is ample space for taller passengers, both at the front and rear. The seats are well contoured and provide a comfortable seating posture. There is excellent support to the back and it is adjustable. Honda Civic comes with Airbags for passenger safety. It has automatic climate control and a powerful air conditioner which takes care of the cooling inside the car. The beige interiors look good and it comes with CD changer and support for Aux-In and USB. Civic has plenty of space inside to store your small items and has a large glove box. 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.

What we like
Looks funky and futuristic.
What we don't like
Lacks headroom and some features.

Honda Civic Interiors Details

Honda Civic Boot space

Honda Civic has a boot space of 405 litres which being a sedan car is small.

Honda Civic Speedometer

The feature which has turned the cabin into a cockpit is its instrument panel. The two-tone panel sports two sections; the console has blue lit digital speedometer, tachometer and fuel economy indicator, outside temperature, and digital odometer, which is awesome.

Honda Civic Gear lever

Anybody can get overwhelmed by this car among all features the gear lever is also a distinguished one with five-speed automatic with paddle shift.

Honda Civic Cup holders

The front seat row has cup holder.


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 Exteriors Details

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 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 Engine and Performance Details

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 212kmh 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 Mileage and Running Costs

Honda Civic Petrol Mileage --

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.

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Honda Civic Petrol Variants
Honda Civic 1.8 S MT --
Honda Civic 1.8 S AT --
Honda Civic 1.8 V MT --
Honda Civic Sport --
Honda Civic 1.8 E MT --
Honda Civic 1.8S MT 14.8 kmpl
Honda Civic 1.8V MT 14.8 kmpl
Honda Civic 1.8V AT 13.9 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 Details

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.

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, Braking & Safety Details

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 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 & Suspension Details

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 Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 4545 mm
Overall Width 1750 mm
Overall Height 1450 mm
Ground Clearance 155 mm


Torque 17.5@4,300 (kgm@rpm)
Displacement 1799 cc
Power 132@6,300 (PS@rpm)
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway 13.5 kmpl
Mileage City 9.4 kmpl
Mileage Overall 10.7 kmpl

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 195/65 R15 (tubeless)
Wheel Size 15 x 6 inch
Wheel Type Alloy

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Honda Civic Features

Honda Civic 1.8 S MT 1.8 S AT 1.8 V MT Sport 1.8 E MT 1.8S MT 1.8V MT 1.8V AT
ABS ----------
Airbags ----------
Power Steering ----------
Power Windows ----------
Audio System ----------
Alloy Wheels ----------

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Honda Civic Colors

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

Honda Civic Price

Honda Civic Price in New Delhi

Rs 12.60 L - 14.42 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Honda Civic ranges from Rs 12.60 Lakh to Rs 14.42 Lakh. Honda Civic is available in 8 variants. To find the on road price of Honda Civic you need to click on the check on road price.

Honda Civic has 8 Petrol variant(s), the cheapest variant is Honda Civic 1.8 S MT which has a Petrol engine, and starts at --, the most expensive variant is Honda Civic 1.8V AT which has a Petrol engine and is for Rs 14.42 Lakh .

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Honda Civic vs Toyota Altis
By Posted on Sep,09,12 6:17 AM

Pros Stunning looks, cool styling

Cons What is that

Its really fantastic car to have. I have bought last month and really enjoying drive. If you are buying (upgrading) second car then just go for Honda Civic. Not only you but your family and friends will enjoy the ride and will fill proud. If you really want to enjoy Civic ride then take just drive on Mum-Pun expresses way. The new Toyota Altis has many features of Honda Civic and some additional futures like fuel efficiency indicator, Headlamp Washer but doesnt have that elegance and aerodynamic shape.

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A Leader in it's Segment!
By Posted on Apr,04,10 7:44 AM

Pros Very Stylish, Good Performance

Cons Low Mileage

All in all a great car to own.. Very stylish.. Exteriors & Interiors.. Looks futuristic on the outside and the dashboard does too.. Digital speed display, sports car like steering with paddle gears on either side give it a very young feel! Definitely a leader in it's class.. Honda's reliability is unmatched..

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it is just superb
By Posted on Aug,08,10 4:01 AM

Pros exellent look

Cons nothing bad in this car

honda civic is just superb of all luxary car. i love this car i a have 2 honda civic

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WAIT b4 u think abt civic
By Posted on Sep,09,15 12:25 AM

Pros gud at overall

Cons bad in suspension

Its a luxury car bt nt 2 much enjoyable at all due 2 its suspnsion.When 4 or more thn 4 sits in it, it touches the road & gives us jerk which is nt the quality of a luxury car.whn we complaint against it in jallandhar they said all the CIVIC r in same condition we cant do anything

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very gud cr
By Posted on Aug,08,20 9:56 AM

Pros Great looks

Cons leess mileage

very very nice car.......

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By Rupesh Gupta Posted on Nov,10,2014 at 11:42 AM

I own a Honda Civic. This car is just excellent. Its pick up and air conditioner is just stunning. The boot space is
very good. A good family car. I really love to drive my Honda Civic.

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