Driven: Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC Diesel Information

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Model Tested: Honda Civic ES 1.6 i-DTEC Diesel Road Test

Price: £20,780 (£21,280 as tested).

The Honda Civic range starts at £16,995 for the 1.4 i-VTEC SE, rising to £27,090 for the 2.2 i-DTEC EX GT.

Good and Bad

Good Stuff: Good ride quality, reasonable handling, distinctive interior, exceptional economy.

Bad Stuff: A little bland on the outside, bright lights from dashboard at night.

Performance

Maximum Speed: 111 mph
0-62 mph: 11.9 seconds

Economy and Costs

Official combined fuel economy: 78.5 mpg
Front Seat Driver Test economy: 62.5 mpg
CO2 Emissions: 94 g/km
Road Tax Band: A / £0.00
Company Car Tax at 40%: £1,080

Technical Details

Engine: 1.6 litre four cylinder direct injection turbocharged diesel
Power: 118 bhp (120 PS)
Torque: 221 lb-ft (300 Nm)

Length: 4,300 mm
Width: 2,065 mm (inc mirrors)
Height: 1,470 mm
Wheelbase: N/A mm
Kerb weight: 1,428 kg

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Phil Huff

Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, DAD.info and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

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