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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 37 - 56 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Civic is cheap to insure and reasonably economic to run. For frugal buyers, the 1.7i CTDi is the pick of the bunch, returning 56mpg. With 12,000 mile service intervals, servicing and spares can be pricey: not that anything major will go wrong very often.

Civic is a good choice for eco-friendly buyers. With an average of 159 g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are relatively low for a small family hatchback. Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.7-litre diesel, which is one of the greenest models in the range. The range is also fairly economical, averaging 43 mpg.

Just as you’d expect, Civic is well put together and well designed. Honda is a company that lives or dies by its reliability record and we haven’t heard too many complaints so, on this evidence, it'll certainly live.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £150 - £270
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Insurance group 9 - 23
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