- Pricing and specs for new mid-sized saloon
- On sale now, three trim levels to choose
- One diesel and one petrol engine on offer
The last time Honda offered the Civic as a saloon, it was hybrid-only with its eyes firmly set on the Toyota Prius. While that was last seen in 2010, the latest incarnation is making a return with a pair of engines on offer.
With cleaner styling at the rear compared to the hatch and boot space climbing from the hatchback’s 478 litres to 519 litres, this four-door bodystyle should appeal to a broader audience.
Two engines only: one petrol and one diesel
There’s no hybrid option from launch, but there is the choice of a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine or a 1.6-litre four-cylinder diesel. Both are turbocharged and can be had with either a manual or automatic gearbox.
The 129hp 1.0-litre petrol claims to achieve 58.9mpg in manual form, rising to 60.1mpg with the automatic gearbox. The 120hp diesel on the other hand, claims 83.1mpg with a manual gearbox, but drops to 68.9mpg in automatic form.
Honda Civic four-door pricing
The entry-level SE model commands an 'on the road' price of £19,395 when fitted with the 1.0-litre petrol engine and manual gearbox. Opt for the CVT automatic gearbox and the price will inflate by a further £1,400.
The 1.6-litre diesel with a manual gearbox costs £1,350 more than the equivalent 1.0-litre. Opting for the nine-speed automatic gearbox here will add a further £1,670.
How much does the Civic four-door cost to tax?
P11D figures were unavailable at the time of writing, but based on the prices above, the manual 1.0-litre engine producing 110g/km of CO2 would equate to a 23% BIK tax band in the 2018/19 tax year. This means a 20% tax payer will pay just under £75 per month, while the automatic equivalent will cost just below £80 per month.
The CVT automatic produces marginally less CO2 at 107g/km, but not by a discernible amount to sit in a lower BIK tax bracket, and this is offset by the higher price.
Go for the diesel and the SE manual will set you back just below £80 per month for a 20% taxpayer. Opt for the automatic and this is knocking on for £98 per month.
|OTR price||BIK rate (%)||Monthly BIK cost (20%)||mpg|
|1.0-litre SE manual||£19,395||23||£74.35||58.9|
|1.0-litre SE automatic||£20,795||23||£79.71||60.1|
|1.6-litre SE manual||£20,745||23||£79.52||83.1|
|1.6-litre SE automatic||£22,415||26||£97.13||68.9|
What comes as standard on the Honda Civic four door?
The three trim levels on offer are the same as those found on the regular hatchback: SE, SR and EX.
The Honda Civic four door is available to order now.