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Honda Civic

8/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Honda Civic

£18,380£32,295

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Running costs and reliability

2017 Honda Civic red rear

Honda has a history of strong reliability and residuals, so a Civic is a safe buy. Honda estimates 83 per cent of Civics will go to retail – actual humans spending their own money, not company fleets. Good residuals mean lowish PCP rates.

Buying on the company could be tax-efficient though, as the 1.0 petrol scores a nifty 106g/km for the CVT. But if you can’t bear that, it’s 117g/km for the manual.

Just as well it’s economical: the fuel tank is a meagre 46 litres. If you want max mpg, though, you’ll have to wait some months for the diesel.

The active-safety kit does play well with some insurers, so that’s another cost the Civic should be able to suppress.

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