Honda Civic

(4 / 5) Based on 24 reviews
` 14.42 - 14.42 Lakh*
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
This Model has been discontinued by the manufacturer.
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 j... More

 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. 

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 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 12.2 lakh for the 1.8S MT version, going upto Rs 14.4 lakh for the 1.8V AT (with sun-roof) variant – all prices ex-showroom, Delhi. 

Expert Speak: If you want a petrol D segment car, the Civic is a very good buy – looks great, has spacious interiors and a gem of an engine! 

 

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Honda Civic Specifications

Dimension & Weights

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

Engine

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

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Honda Civic Features

Honda Civic 1.8 E MT 1.8 S MT 1.8 S AT 1.8 V MT Sport 1.8V AT
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Honda Civic Colors

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

Expert Test Review

Honda Civic Rear View
Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

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..... read more

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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Interiors

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.
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Interiors Details

Boot space

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

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.

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.

Cup holders

The front seat row has cup holder.

Glovebox

There are two spacious glovebox in this car both are at front one at front of driver and the other one at the front of passenger seat slight below the dash board.

Audio system

The sporty looking Honda Civic sports funky audio system and speakers. The sedan comes fitted with Integrated Audio AMFM 1 CDMP3 with USB and Aux-in; the system is offered with two speakers at front and at rear seat row along with 2 tweeters. With this type of advanced audio system, you'll never be able to tell if you're cruising or are in a discotheque. The rear armrest comes featured with audio controls as well.

Air Conditioner

The inside cabin has been incorporated with Air Conditioner and heater; the AC vents are wrapped in silver finish to enhance the looks.

Arm rests

There are arm rests in each door which are equipped with power window control switches and other control switches and paper holders and other coups for essential things. The rear armrest comes featured with audio controls as well.

Air vents

As a sedan luxury car Honda Accord possess a high class Air conditioning system, its vents are placed on dashboard with a cool look and rear also.

Seats

The five seater sedan, Honda Civic comes with new fabric in seats in S MT-variant while leather upholstery is available with V MT and AT variants. All seats are packed with adjustable headrest that ensures safety and comfort of the occupants. The drive seat in the Honda Civic is height adjustable. Both the cabins are designed in a way to provide overall seating comfort.

Leg room

The Honda civic has a legroom of 1230 1060 mm which make the driver and the passenger feel a bit relaxed n drive mood.

Knee room

The Honda Civic has a knee room of 770 550 mm at front and 930 700 mm at rear.

Shoulder space

The Honda Civic has a Shoulder space 1320 mm at rear.

Head room

The Honda Civic has a headroom of 1230 1060mm at front and rear.

Steering wheel

Honda Civic has three spoke power steering wheel of the Honda Civic now sports mounted cruise controls that allow you to drive the car at a set speed of over 40 Kmph without using accelerator pedal.

Power windows

Honda Civic is equipped with power windows on each door. The arm rest beside the driver seat has the control switches for the four windows, while each door got their own control switches on the respective doors in the Arm rest too.

Keyless entry

Looking upon the safety and elegance Honda Civic has the keyless entry option with remote In addition to controlling the power door locks for the driver's and all other doors, this system also lower all the power windows. This allows drivers to vent the interior of the Civic as they approach their vehicle.

Driver information display

Driver information display consists of the speedometer and the fuel meter and the tachometer and digital odometer.

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Exteriors

Honda Civic Rear View

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 Front View
  • Honda Civic Side View
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Exteriors Details

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.

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.

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

Ground Clearance

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

Bumpers

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

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.

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.

Fog lamps

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

Tyres

The tyres are tubeless. The wheel rim size is 15X6J and tyres are 19565 R 15.

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.

Outside mirrors

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

Colors

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

Rear wiper

Honda civic doesnt have any rear wiper.

Roof rails

Honda civic doesnt have any roof rails.

Sun roof

This feature is not available in Honda Civic.

Spoiler

Honda Civic doesnt have any Spoiler.

Side Steps

Honda Civic doesnt have any Side Steps.

Spare wheel

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

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Engine

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.

Engine & Performance Details

Acceleration

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

Top speed

Honda Civic reached a top speed of 212kmh approx

In-gear acceleration

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

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.

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.

Torque

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

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.

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Mileage

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

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.

Mileage Details

City fuel economy

Honda Civic gives 13.5 Kmpl approx

Highway fuel economy

Honda Civic gives 18.9 Kmpl approx

ARAI rated economy

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

Tank Range

The tank range of Honda Civic is 740 Kms approx.

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.

Handling Braking & Safety Details

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

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.

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

ABS

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

Traction control

Honda Civic has the option of traction control.

Comfort

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.

Comfort & Suspension Details

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

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

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.

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Honda Civic vs Toyota Altis
Posted on 12 Sep 08 at 6:17 am

Pros Stunning looks, cool styling

Cons What is that

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4 of 8 users found this review helpful.

Pros Car with good dynamics & off course

Cons Exorbitant Price.... lack of refinement in the interior & exterior wrt conventional Civic

Taking nothing away from HONDA, they have done it again by being the first company in India to launch the Hybrid technology clubbed with the Civic. Everything remains the same except for the engine which in Hybrid variant contains an advanced DC motor and just for this fact, the price shoots from 12 lakhs to 24 lakhs (exactly twice as much). Although its a wise initiation from Honda but who's gonna come forward to pay such an hefty amount.... only insanely rich environmentalists. Consider this, how about buying a brand spanking Mercedes Benz C class fitted with an advanced CNG motor. Such an innovation will cost 27 lakhs (for the car) + 75k (for the kit) 27.75 lakhs. Such an idea will give similar benefits but with the exception that it won't be a Honda, it will be a Mercedes, makers of one of the World's most luxurious cars. The price tag has taken Honda Civic Hybrid to a different class all together where it will struggle to even find a single solitaire customer, and those who indeed are born with a golden spoon.... how about upgrading to a Mercedes Benz or even a flashing BMW 3 Series in just 3.75 Lakhs more!!!

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4 of 5 users found this review helpful.

A Leader in it's Segment!
Posted on 10 Apr 08 at 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
Posted on 10 Aug 08 at 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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3 of 3 users found this review helpful.

CIVIC HYBRID
Posted on 30 Jul 08 at 7:15 am

Pros Excellent CAR in every aspect

Cons Ridiculous PRICING

Government should make import excise duty ZERO on environment friendly products like HYBRIDS and FUEL-CELL cars. And the government should encourage all Car manufacturers to go in that direction, by installing HYDROGEN GAS STATIONS like CNG or LPG. So when across the country there will be HYDROGEN gas stations, then companies like TOYOTA, HONDA and GM will be more than eager to bring their Better and Future products here in India. This will save not only India's environment, but also the WORLD, but contributing to reduce Global Warming.

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User Comments of Honda Civic

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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