Why The Honda Civic Is Such A Popular Car
Special to The Auto Channel
From Damien Troy
Glyn Hopkin Honda
Essex, UK; The Honda Civic is easily a household name, a model that any driver has heard of and most likely seen whizzing along beside them out on the roads. It’s safe to say that this model is a popular one, and with models both new and used Honda’s available country-wide, it’s a car that’s both in high demand, yet easy to get your hands on.
For the popularity of the Honda Civic, the cost is proportionately reasonable. With used Honda Civic’s listed from £10,000 for a Honda Civic 1.8 i-VTEC ES 5dr Automatic, to £27,00 for a Honda Civic 2.0 i-VTEC Type R GT 5dr, used Honda cars can be far more affordable than you might expect.
Another way that the Honda Civic proves to be an affordable car is through its class-leading fuel efficiency. With an optional CVT to boot, you can reach maximum fuel savings which, of course, gives you more mileage for your money.
The Civic has a four-cylinder engine, which can return up to 40mpg at top performance. The turbocharged models, however, can return up to 42mpg, with both models running on regular unleaded petrol. So not only is the model itself an affordable model to buy, but it also provides ongoing affordability through its fuel efficiency.
Aesthetically, the Honda Civic can draw people in through its sporty exterior. Popular with racers, the Honda Civic has been used in racing ever since its release in 1972, particularly in touring car races. The Civic is regularly used in the British Touring Car Championship, and in 2012, Honda announces that they planned to enter the World Touring Car Championship with a racer built from the 2012 Euro Civic hatchback.
This history of racing is one of many reasons that the sporty aesthetic of the Honda Civic is popular with many a driver. With its affordable reputation, yet sporty, arguably expensive look both inside and out, the Civic ticks all of the sports car boxes that many drivers are being drawn further and further towards.
The Honda Civic’s audience doesn’t simply lie with sport-car enthusiasts and young drivers, however. The plush-seated interior provides a comfortable base for long journeys, and the spacious leg-room in both the back and front seats creates the perfect set-up for a family car. Its smooth ride quality and impressive steering make the car not only pleasant to drive, but pleasant to ride in as a passenger.
With front and rear curtain airbags, front side airbags and dual front SRS airbags, the Civic is also high up on the safety scale. The Civic not only comes with air bags, but a city safety braking system, a deflating detection system and hill start assist. The level of safety makes the Civic the perfect car for families with young children, as well as a perfect vehicle for passengers of all ages and heights.
Last, but most certainly not least, the Civic is known to be dependable. New or used, the car has a high dependability to be relied upon. While some buyers might have their doubts and worries about the turbocharged versions of the Honda Civic, it has been nothing but dependable and passed countless safety checks. For those still nervous about such an engine, it’s entirely possible to stick to the base engine and still benefit from the Honda’s best and most popular features.