Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

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 61 - 61 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.

For those who regularly travel into central London the Civic Hybrid makes good sense as, like all hybrid cars, it is exempt from the central London congestion charge. But while it's cheap to tax, fuel economy in real life conditions won't be as impressive as Honda claims. Insurance is group 7 though, which is reasonable for a car of this size but depreciation may be heavy when buying new, because of the high list price.

This is where the Hybrid excels - it emits just 109g/km of CO2 and can return 61mpg. But while this was mightily impressive when the car was launched in 2006, other manufacturers are now able to offer similar-sized diesel cars that are even more efficient and economical.

It may be clever - and relatively new - but Honda's hybrid technology seems to be well engineered. In fact, the oldest running Insight (Honda's first hybrid and alternative fuel car in the UK) has now covered more than 100,000 miles and still never misses a beat. Aside from that, this Civic Hybrid appears to be Honda business as usual: impeccable build quality and dependable reliability.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £10
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Insurance group 16
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