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2014 Honda Civic Hatchback Review

The 1.4-litre engine is the most inferior one in all the three varieties of 1.4-litre petrol, 1.8-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines. It needs a lot of hard work to rev while the 1.8-litre is great in acceleration. The best one is the 1.6 diesel as it is easy to rev and you need to work it hard much.
Honda Civic is decently stable with a nice grip and control during turns. However, there is always discomfort and fear due to the really light and easily moving steering. The car fails in the ride comfort with uncontrolled movements in the cabin making it not so fun ride, though the diesel models work better than the petrol ones in terms of comfortable ride. The road noise is pretty much at all speeds and roads. Although the 1.6-litre diesel is less noisy than the 1.4 and 1.8-litre petrol models but still it is not very impressive.
The prices are competitive and the Civic has a good resale value too. However, don’t expect many discounts. Fuel economy and CO2 emissions are much and are much better in the 1.6-litre diesel. You shall face high service costs.
Stability control, six airbags and anti-whiplash front head restraints are standards in all the models. Energy-absorbing front wing mounts are good for pedestrian protection. Also, the car has the feature of windscreen wiper pivots to lessen the impact while an accident happens. The car has gracefully gained five stars in Euro NCAP crash test. Deadlocks and an alarm are available as standard features for prevention from theft.
The interiors and dashboard is completely cluttered with really less visibility of the equipment while driving and they are really confusing with the way they are placed. The displays are overly bright and reflect in the windscreen at night and makes driving uncomfortable. The rear visibility is poor with the driver’s seat not controllable enough. All in all, we are not very happy with the interiors of the car.
They give you a good spacious boot and a fair legroom in the front as well as back seats. The rear seats are foldable. However, the headroom is bad. The entry-level S Civics have features like alloy material, climate control and a USB socket. The SE Plus model adds to it a dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors and automatic lights and wipers.
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