Review

Honda Civic hatchback

Price  £16,995 - £26,655

Honda Civic hatchback

reviewed by Carbuyer

Pros
  • Spacious boot
  • Efficient engines
  • Decent equipment
Cons
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Dull design
  • Limited range of engines

The Honda Civic is a family hatchback and a rival to cars like the Ford Focus, Renault Megane and Volkswagen Golf. The old version of the Civic was a real head-turner thanks to a futuristic, space-age design, but the current model is not quite as exciting to look at.

What it lacks in looks it has made up for in comfort, though. All models with manual gearboxes come fitted with stop-start as standard, which automatically shuts down the engine when the car comes to a standstill in order to save fuel, which helps to keep the Civic's running costs low. It's also got a spacious boot and one of the best reputations for reliability in the business.