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Honda Civic review

2022 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 54.3
” Cheap to run and great to drive – it's an impressive bit of kit “

At a glance

Price new £34,970 - £39,795
Used prices £25,480 - £33,880
Road tax cost £170
Insurance group 28
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Fuel economy 56.5 - 60.1 mpg
Miles per pound 8.3 - 8.8
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Available fuel types


Pros & cons

  • Impressively powerful, responsive and efficient engine
  • High-quality and good-looking interior
  • Ride and handling best in the class
  • No entry-level model
  • Rear headroom a bit tight
  • Range lacks choice

Written by Keith Adams Published: 20 January 2023 Updated: 13 November 2023


The Honda Civic is a fiendishly clever hybrid car now in its 11th generation. It embodies Honda’s approach to family car design, distilling the range into a single powertrain option that somehow manages to be the best of both worlds.

In fact, this family hatchback is so good, we crowned it our Best Medium Family Car in the Parkers New Car Awards 2024. Our testers love how simple the trim levels are, what good value it offers and its talented hybrid engine. It dispenses with a transmission altogether, instead, for much of the time the engine acts solely as a generator, charging the batteries to power the electric motor. And don’t think it’s all tech. The interior rivals anything from its European contemporaries, with particular care bestowed upon the main touch points such as the heating controls and steering wheel.

Yet, it’s on price parity with key rivals such as the SEAT Leon and Ford Focus. As hybrid rivals go, the Toyota Corolla is a tough act to follow, and plug-in hybrid versions of the VW Golf or Peugeot 308 provide an extra layer of electrification too. If you want a fire breathing 329hp model, there’s also the Honda Civic Type R.

Is it all enough to stop family buyers flocking away to compact SUVs? We’re not sure, but it ought to be. There are real benefits to choosing a car like this instead of a crossover, from fuel economy to a more pleasant driving experience to – genuinely – standing out from the crowd a little bit.

Keep reading to find out what we think of the new Honda Civic’s interior, practicality and engines. We’ll tell you what it’s like to drive and how much it’ll cost, what it’s like to run over an extended period, and, of course, whether you should go out and buy one.