2010 Honda Civic | new car review

Posted on Apr 28, 2010 by










’s four-door Civic is a popular choice in the Middle East, not least because it features heavily on a number of leasing companies fleets.

Therefore, you should have no doubts about the Civic’s reliability standing or its ability to stand up to the worst road conditions.

Whilst not as space-age in its styling as the hatchback version, the Civic sedan is still a good looking car – especially on the interior. There, detailed electronic dials and bathed in blue electric lighting and all of the important controls are clustered close to the driver.

Though designed and built in Japan, the four-door Civic has been designed with the American market in mind. Therefore, it’s a rather good machine for swallowing up vast distances with little fuss and is a perfect choice for the family looking for something to get them from A to B without any drama.

There’s plenty of space on board for the whole family (so long as your family consists of five people at most) and boot space is reasonable, though we wouldn’t recommend trying to squeeze any large flat-pack furniture packages in there.

Just one engine is offered across all trim levels – a 1.8-litre with 138bhp. It drives the front wheels through a five-speed automatic gearbox and is potent enough not to leave you floundering in a Land Cruiser’s wake on the highway. The gearbox is smooth-shifting and adds to the generally relaxed demeanour of the Civic on the road.

All models receive airbags for the driver and front passenger as well as remote central locking. The top end VTi trim level receives side curtain airbags and an alarm.

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