The eighth generation of the Honda Civic entered the Indian car market in July 2006. The Civic has been a popular car due to its sporty looks and the Civic Type R, the high...
Honda Civic [2010-2013]
Honda Civic [2010-2013] Review
Equating the dashboard with a cockpit will not be an exaggeration; such is its look. The moment you look at it, you go “ooh la la”. The digital display, the luminescent blue lighting of the instrument panel, that asymmetrical centre console, the funky steering wheel and the unconventional placing of the handbrake lever all make it look and feel extremely sporty. The quality of plastics is quite good and the interior has a built-to-last feel to it. The seats offer sufficient comfort and are good for long journeys but the low rear bench can be a bit bothersome when an occupant would like to stretch the legs. The soft rear armrest and ample legroom ensure that despite of being driver-focused, the Civic will not do too bad as a chauffeur-driven alternative.
It’s a Honda motor that lurks under that bonnet, so refinement and reliability are taken for granted. The 1.8-litre, 130bhp engine is rev-happy and comes equipped with the famed VTEC badge. The sprint to hundred clicks is negotiated in a shade less than 10 seconds, and that is pretty rapid by any measure. It is not as frugal as we would have expected but still manages to deliver about 11kpl overall. The body-roll is evident but it is not something that you cannot control. The long wheelbase and wide track help the Civic remain calm and stable at all speeds. The tyres offer copious amount of grip but what gives the plot away is the ride quality. Though cushy and pliant on regular Indian roads, it tends to take on a choppy note when shown a pothole. The rear tends to crash which is surely not a good thing. Also, the light steering, though a jolly nice thing to have in the city, does not induce a sense of confidence when doing highway speeds.
Spectacular design and gorgeous looks makes the Civic one of the most alluring cars in the country. The interiors are extraordinary and futuristic and the quality is extremely good. This is the car to have when on the track owing to its dynamic ability and eager-to-rev engine. Ride quality over even modestly broken roads is not good (considering that this is a premium car) but it gets better as you pick up speed. Boot space too is not as spacious as the rivals.
Honda Civic [2010-2013] Colours
Honda Civic [2010-2013] is available/sold in the following colours in India.
- Alabaster Silver Metallic
- Habanero Red
- Taffeta White
- Crystal Black Pearl
- Urban Titanium Metallic
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Honda Civic [2010-2013] Expert Reviews
Honda Civic [2010-2013] User Reviews
Exterior It was 2010 when we bought our second car Civic VMT.I didnt know driving that time but was a frequent visitor to showroom with my Dad for test driving.Finally after TD of...
Exterior Excellent. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Excellent. Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox Good. Ride Quality & Handling Very Good. Final Words...
Exterior Extremely sporty and stylish. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Very good, gets you cockpit like feeling, pretty ,much spacious. Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and...
Exterior Using this car since 2007. It is just beautiful. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Very good space, comfortable seats, good leg space for a car of this size. Good...
Exterior Very Good. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Sensor and camera to be provided in the baisc version also. Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox Very Good. I...
Honda Civic [2010-2013] in News
Honda to reintroduce Civic in Japan after a gap of seven years.
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