Honda Civic Diesel 2013 First Drive Car Reviews NRMA Motoring & Services

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Honda Civic Diesel First Drive

It’s Honda a while to come to the party and with the release of the Diesel, the company is targeting such as Volkswagen’s Golf and Focus. The Civic Diesel quite as much of a driver’s car as models but it’s up there them in terms of refinement and quality and class leading in of cabin ergonomics and how it utilises space.

The lack of an automatic might hurt the edgy a little but as you’d expect the Diesel is beautifully executed, quiet and well built. some tough times of it seems Honda hasn’t its touch.

As mentioned, there’s no transmission – yet. Honda us if an auto becomes available, definitely see it here but it isn’t in the just yet. This is first diesel engine ‘Earth Dreams’ technology and Honda’s first diesel in Australia too. ‘Earth is the name given to Honda’s about environmental responsibility and mixed with the spirit of enjoyment.

The price is sharp too, little doubt about Starting at $26,990, Honda has the Civic Diesel bang in the of the small car class and for that you get plenty of standard equipment attractive 17in alloy Bluetooth connectivity with streaming, a reverse camera, zone climate control AC, stope/start, ECO mode, a five ANCAP rating and Hill Assist. There’s also the smart seating system means you can fold the rear bases up to liberate a huge of space behind the front two

Its 70kg lighter than the model thanks to some weight saving and construction and as such, uses only for the combined cycle. The little i-DTEC oiler generates a and refined 88kW and 230Nm, is beautifully matched to the slick six-speed manual. Honda this combination of economy and delivers an engaging drive you normally expect from a

To put that fuel useage into perspective, the diesel even betters its Petrol sibling and is only out performed in the by the Mini Cooper D Hardtop, slurps through 3.8-litres/100km. We pay much mind to on board readings, but on our trundle up into the Mountains in a heavy downpour, the on readout was under 5-litres/100km the time.

First Impressions

the door to a new Honda and you have expectations such is the company’s of exceptional build quality and The Civic Diesel doesn’t with a cabin that is executed, comfortable and refined. little to no indication of a diesel under the bonnet at either or highway speed.

Right up to 110kph, the diesel smooth and muted not loud and as you might expect.

The styling of the range seems to be a love it or it proposition, but we think the sharp and avant-garde shape of the lights and of the car makes for an attractive overall It looks compact but not tiny any angle outside and is certainly not a violet.

The impressively low fuel is due to the aforementioned refinement but also in no part to the standard stop/start and an ‘E-Con’ mode, which dull performance a little by things like throttle and engine mapping. Around though, it might be just the for the budget conscious driver.

The manual is a fantastic gearbox to use around town or out on the open Tall gearing for 6 th. means the is barely ticking over at highway speed ensuring the Civic Diesel always relaxed. The transmission is beautifully to the gearbox too, with the spread of ratios able to most advantage of the power and on offer.

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The suspension, while sporty for this category and sporty to encourage a bit of fun through the twisty is set up with a wink to comfort and the rides beautifully over all surfaces.

There’s no nasty or bucking from the electronically power steering either and noise at any speed is minimal. The tech gurus were to remind us that the Civic has been fitted with cancellation technology, but the overall is so refined it may not have needed it.

the cabin, there’s a real of quality to the soft touch seats and door trims and the headlining. The switchgear is arranged in a way makes learning the cabin and the major controls such as the Sat audio system and Bluetooth are to use and understand. The plastics that been used aren’t or tacky either and the Honda is a serene place to spend a few even in atrocious weather we experienced on our launch drive.

There’s plenty of room the cabin too. I was able to the driver’s seat where I it and still fit behind that in the second row. So transport for large adults isn’t out of the

The large hatch area is too with plenty of room and seats making the most of the space.

What Do We Think?

sharp pricing and an excellent engine, the Civic should some serious goals for Despite the diesel engine the sharply sloping bonnet, the really does capture Honda spirit of enjoyment.

Given the fact that the Diesel outguns even its stablemates in terms of efficiency, little doubt it is a genuine as a city run around or long tourer. It’s beautifully too, as you’d expect and has that will ensure it noticed. The lack of an auto hurt the Civic Diesel, but if after a genuinely engaging that delivers real fuel economy, take a at the Civic Diesel.

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