Base Honda Civic Is Surprisingly Fun If You Can Live With Its Looks

With the Type R getting all the attention, it’s easy to forget that, in order for the Type R to become one of the class-leading hot hatches in the market, Honda had to significantly raise the bar for the regular Civic, too.

Based on a new chassis that’s 52 percent more rigid than before, the 10th generation Honda Civic is bigger than ever and features a multilink rear suspension for a more surefooted and sporty handling.

Euro-spec models are available with a turbocharged 127hp 1.0-liter three-cylinder unit and a 179hp 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit, while those who prefer diesel Honda has them covered with their new 120hp 1.6-liter engine.

Perhaps the most challenging feature of the new Civic is the way it looks as not everyone likes design features such as the fake air outlets on the rear bumper.

So, does the base Civic retain any of the talents of the Type R? Watch Carwow’s latest video to find out.

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  • Dennis James

    Why should anyone spend money on an ugly car ?

  • Six_Tymes

    ugly as sin. I laugh every time I see one.

  • john1168

    A face only a mother could love… Good car but it would look much better if they toned down the fake front and rear side vents by A LOT!!!

  • Bash

    Well in short, I cant.

  • sidban

    Looks — that’s where I craving for a Honda ends these days. CRV looks the worst and HRV probably the best but as of now, I can’t put my money on any Honda just for the looks. I used to be fan of elegant looking 8th gen Civics (especially APAC ones).

  • Autoexperte

    in technical terms (chassis, precision of transmission, efficiency of the engines) the best car in its class

  • nauticalone

    I don’t usually like Honda vehicles – styling wise. But this new gen Civic and Accord are significant improvements to my eyes – especially the interior!

  • Krisnadi Imam

    I just dont like the look… everything else checks out for me 🙂

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