Honda has persevered with the petrol engine longer than most manufacturers, only introducing its first diesel engine in 2009. That 2.2-litre unit was an exceptionally good start, but it was always just a bit too big, a bit too heavy, to sit well in the Civic. Fortunately the Japanese firm
The Front Seat Driver Test Route has been specially designed to represent normal driving conditions. This is not a test created to produce incredible economy figures, but instead puts each car through a number of different road types. Roughly speaking, there’s an almost equal split between high speed motorway, twisty
Every car we get to test goes round our specially designed Test Route to record its real life fuel economy, more details of which you can find here.