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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Disappointingly the Civic only scored four stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests when the majority of new alternatives have gained a maximum five-star rating. The organisation highlighted structures in the dashboard that present a potential hazard to the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. All cars comes with four airbags as standard and SE models and upwards have active front head restraints.

Seatbelt pre-tensioners, Isofix child seat mounting points and an electronic stability programme which can help avoid accidents in the first place are also standard.

The new Civic offers superb luggage space with a 485 litre capacity - that's 100-litres more than the Ford Focus, plus the boot features a neat twin-level floor. But it's the rear seats that are the Civic's cleverest feature - they fold flat in one go, or alternatively the bases can be lifted up - there's also extra storage space underneath the chairs.

This is an area where the Honda is way ahead of the alternatives. However there are gripes - rear visibility is obscured slightly by the spoiler in the split rear screen and there's no rear wiper either, the bottom pane has a water-repellent coating that Honda claims clears itself - but in practice it doesn't really work and collects dirt easily.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Honda Civic Hatchback (06-11).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels
  • Telephone

Ci equipment

Ci standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
Ci optional equipment
  • Telephone

Ci-T equipment

Ci-T standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Ci-T optional equipment
None available

ES equipment

ES standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows
ES optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Leather seat trim

ES GT equipment

ES GT standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
ES GT optional equipment
  • Cruise control

ES-T equipment

ES-T standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
ES-T optional equipment
None available

EX equipment

EX standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows
EX optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

EX GT equipment

EX GT standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
EX GT optional equipment
  • Cruise control

LE equipment

LE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
LE optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Rear electric windows
SE optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels

SE+ equipment

SE+ standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
SE+ optional equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels

SE-T equipment

SE-T standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
SE-T optional equipment
None available

SE-Ti equipment

SE-Ti standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
SE-Ti optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Steel wheels

Si equipment

Si standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
Si optional equipment
None available

Si-T equipment

Si-T standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Si-T optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Parking sensors

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Headlight washers
  • Rear electric windows
Sport optional equipment
  • Front fog lights

Type S equipment

Type S standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
Type S optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Sat Nav

Type S GT equipment

Type S GT standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
Type S GT optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Sat Nav

Type S GT-T equipment

Type S GT-T standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Sat Nav
Type S GT-T optional equipment
  • Cruise control

Type S-T equipment

Type S-T standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Sat Nav
Type S-T optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Honda Civic Hatchback (06-11) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Pedestrian - 3 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.