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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 31 - 31 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.

The Type-R enjoys strong residual value and whilst it may cost you a fair bit to insure, the fuel and servicing are pretty cheap too. However, red-line it on a regular basis and you will find that the fuel gauge needle plummets much faster.

Civic performs fairly badly on the eco front. With an average of 212 g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are a touch high for a sports hatchback. It’s worth noting that the line-up does not feature any diesel models, which typically produce less carbon dioxide than petrol engines with similar power outputs. The range is not very frugal, averaging 31 mpg.

The interior materials may not look the most expensive but its well-engineered and Honda’s ability to provide reliability is legendary. If driven hard it will use oil, so keep an eye on it. Its reliability is backed up by our drivers submitting reviews to our owners’ reviews section.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £360
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Insurance group 34
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