2014 Honda Civic | new car review

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 by
2014 Honda Civic
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3.5 stars
  • Very Good
AEDAED 72,000 - 87,000
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  • Last modified: December 10, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 70%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 75%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%

Review Summary:

For a subcompact family car, the Civic is certainly one of the better looking options. Although it may cost slightly more than its Japanese rivals, it is certainly worth considering.

Pros

Interior design
Features

Cons

Engine choices
Dated looks

Looks

Despite the fact that the current face of the is starting to get old, it is still one of the best-looking Japanese subcompact cars around, aided mainly by the front end detailing. The sharp, angular headlamps are separated by a traditionally-styled grille. The back and sides are well-finished, and it’s all jolly tidy, but it does, however, lack a “Wow!” factor.

2014 Honda Civic front + side

Feels

The designers have kept you guessing, and those looking for a “Wow!” factor will get their fix when they open the door. The interior of the Civic is actually, dare I say it, one of the best I have encountered in this class. The dashboard concaves around the driver, ensuring that all the dials, buttons, and radio are facing him/her. It is very well laid out and extremely bias to the driver. Passengers will certainly feel like they have no control whatsoever. It is commanding and comfortable.

2014 Honda Civic interior

Engineering

These days, the Civic comes with a shorter wheel-base, which will result in better handling. And, like other Honda’s that are currently on the market, the Civic is fitted with “Econ” mode, which is a lovely green switch that, once pressed, will adjust the fundamental systems, like the air-conditioning and the engine, to operate more economically.

What’s on offer?

There are four variations of the Civic on offer, with the EX being the entry model at AED 72,000. The top model, the VTI, will set you back AED 87,000, and with this you get a whole raft of standard features, including leather trim, folding rear-seats, speed sensitive volume control, rear-view camera, and Bluetooth capability. Powered by Honda’s tried and tested 1.8 litre I-VTEC straight-4 engine, you know it will be able to get you around without drama.

2014 Honda Civic rear

Summing it…

Honda has kept the Civic alive by developing it properly over the years, and you can be sure that this car will get you around comfortably. The thing is, you don’t see that many on the roads when compared to, say, the Toyota Corolla. And beyond the price I can’t understand why. Yes, the basic Civic is about AED 10,000 more expensive than the Corolla, but it is totally worth every Dirham. If you want a Japanese sub-compact car then be different, be a Civic driver.

One Response to 2014 Honda Civic | new car review

  1. Ram-Dubai Reply

    December 16, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    basic Civic is about AED 10,000 more expensive than the Corolla, but it is totally worth every Dirham. If you want a Japanese sub-compact car then be different, be a Civic driver.

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