Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Like the Civic hatchback, the Hybrid only received four stars from Euro NCAP for crash protection, when most modern family cars achieve the maximum five stars. According to the safety organisation, structures in the dashboard presented a risk of injury to the knee and femurs of both the driver and passenger. There's a good level of safety equipment on board though, including ABS, electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist, an electronic stability programme to counteract swerves or sudden movements and anti-whiplash seats.

The Hybrid is only available as a saloon (to give room to house the batteries for the electric motor), which inhibits its use as a family car. It can't cope with awkward or outsized loads as well as the hatchback does. That said, the boot is a decent size and good shape - more than adequate for the weekly shop. There are a number of on-board storage areas too, including a large glovebox and good-sized door pockets.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Honda Civic Hybrid Saloon (06-10).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • 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
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

ES equipment

ES standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
ES optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim

EX equipment

EX standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
EX optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Honda Civic Hybrid Saloon (06-10) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 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.