Honda follows a particularly fascinating course here that is already comparable in jazz and in HR-V. The complete hybrid system E: HEV consists of 3 engines, two electrical units and a two-liter petrol-direct injection with 105 kW/143 hp, which likewise works according to the cost-effective Atkinson concept.

The image of the reversing cam, however, lacks some sharpness, and interaction with the voice assistant was not constantly effective in our test car, already simple issues like that of being browsed to Munich Airport, the ambient noise was not open, the woman in the infotainment was too loud. You can’t blame the Civic now that it is noisy.

The changing background: It goes forward at the push of a button, in reverse with the assistance of a little shifter. Maker

What we think: not only optically, however also drive innovation, the eleventh Civic generation has reached an adult maturity level. The hybrid technology that is made complex in itself is carried out discreetly and causes affordable consumption worth. The Civic E: HEV can therefore be recommended to the one who is looking for an effective, fully equipped hybrid that does not require a plug and does not look like the pole.

As he looks: The meaningful bold of earlier Civic generations has actually paved the way to a quiet eleven. The new design looks good and as far as the proportions are worried, carefully well-balanced. The Civic stretches long and makes itself flat, with 4.55 meters it goes beyond the VW Golf by a total of 27 centimeters. This indicates that the Japanese is almost from the compact class and in the center class.

What it provides: The reality that the standard designs currently means Elegance suggests that the Civic is a well-equipped vehicle. The scope of delivery includes, for instance, eleven airbags, consisting of a center airbag between the heated front seats, alloy wheels, audio system with 8 speakers, infotainment with navigation system, two-zone automated environment automatic, reversing camera and the noted driving assistants. The completely digital instrument display screen with a big 10.2-inch screen just gets the leading model Advance. The Civic Sport is placed in the middle.


What he takes in: The Civic E: HEV is affordable. Reasonably moved, our test cars and truck at 4.6 l/100 km made it easy, in the mix of the city, country, freeway, he consumed 5.6 l. Just when it went through the highway permanently did the thirst boost considerably and has reached 7.7 l/100 km when it comes to our test car.

How it is set up: Honda furnished the Civic with comfy seats and made valuable products on board. Nothing looks low-cost. A gorgeous eye-catcher is the honeycomb-structured ventilation grille, which extends throughout the whole width of the dash carrier. The general structure in the cockpit comes over and finds a user-friendly balance between digital and analog world; The latter manifests, for example, in quite rotary buttons for cooling and volume in addition to in the buttons left wing of the touchscreen, which give solid haptic feedback.

If you take the lack of a head-up display screen, the Civic does not do any gaps in the help systems, in all devices variations helpers such as reversing camera and traffic sign detection (which does not interact temporal limits), likewise the adaptive speed regulation with traffic jam Lane keeping assistant or the parking assistant, which cautions of approaching automobiles when reverse. Only the adaptive high beam is booked for the leading design Advance.

What it costs: from 32,900 euros. This is not a little, but fair, the price can be adequately explained with the comprehensive equipment and, above all, elaborate hybrid technology. The sport costs from 34,200, the Advance from 37,600 euros.

When checking out the information sheet, the low payload (depending on the design of 348 to 397 liters) and the rather modest trailer load (750 kilograms braked, 600 kg untreated) sticks out.

It is not the fuel engine, but the biggest of the 2 electric motors that drives the front axle and therefore also defines the system output of 135 kW/184 hp. The Civic E: HEV constantly begins electrically and stays on EV course in the low speed area, i.e. in the city. If it is to continue faster, the system changes to hybrid mode. This is where the combustion engineer enters play. Nevertheless, it is just utilized for electrical power generation. This then works as follows: The petrol engine drives the smaller sized electric motor, which in turn functions as a generator and produces the required driving present. This present is stored in a lithium-ion battery and then flows into the electric drive engine.

At the same high speed, as exists on the highway, the truck changes to Engine Drive. Just then is the Civic driven straight by the combustion engine, so needed, the electrical motor supplies support. If the power requirement grows even more, the switch happens back into the hybrid mode, here the complete efficiency of the electrical motor is phoned.

Stylistically, the Japanese probably embodies what the connoisseur calls a fastback, so a slanted back. Honda clearly points out that the tailor building and construction is made from plastic, naturally, that saves weight.

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What drives him: The subsidies for plug-in hybrids expire at the end of the year. This indicates that the automobile purchasers’ look is progressively targeted at hybrids, which are also in some way electrically taking a trip, however do not need a plug.

How much space he has: Larger fund travelers find that the sloping roofing line takes the air over the top, the fact that the battery lives under the rear seats does not unwind the situation. The trunk-410 to 1220 liters of liters is appropriate, however not above average, which likewise took us quite for the Civic, is its pleasantly low filling edge and the trunk roller blind, which unusually withdraws on the side and is therefore out of the method when not in usage.

Cockpit: The striking style aspect is the constant ventilation bar in a honeycomb structure. Maker

At the very same time, the full hybrid system is a self-charging. This indicates that brake and hold-up energy is recuperated in all driving modes. Something, but not too much, the degree of recuperation can be overturned through the steering wheel.

Supporting function: In a lot of driving scenarios, the combustion engine has just the job of running electricity generation. Producer

How he drives: the treatment just explained noises extremely made complex, and it is too. The great news: The driver or the motorist receives nearly nothing from the adjustable processes. They play inconspicuously in the background. No jerking, no swallowing, no gel color and howling, as is often the case with a stepless automatic, but not in the case of the e-CVT transmission utilized here. The Civic accelerates straight, strong and quickly, that feels effortlessly and likewise cultivated, even in the greater speed location it remains happily quiet in the cockpit.

The steering of the front-wheel drive works directly and exactly, the chassis takes care of adequate convenience, need to be executed in a sportier ambition, the curve control, which establishes the optimum driving mode on a bendy street, and after that also keeps it, i.e. change the program and switch in between the programs avoided.

the information of the Honda Civic E: HEV Sport

Drive: full hybrid, front-wheel drive, stepless CVT transmission

Combustion engine:

Displacement 1993 CCM

Cylinder 4

Performance 105 kW/143 hp at 6000/min

Max. Torque 186 Nm at 4500/min


Performance 135 kW/184 hp

Torque 315 Nm

Top speed 180 km/h

Norm usage WLTP 5.0 L S/100

Acceleration 0-100 km/h 7.9 sec

Test usage 5.6 l/100 km

CO2 emission 113 g/km

Pollutant standard Euro 6d

Height 1.41 m.

Insurance coverage Type classes 14 (HP), 24 (TK), 22 (VK).

As he looks: The expressive daring of earlier Civic generations has offered way to a peaceful eleven. Only then is the Civic driven directly by the combustion engine, so needed, the electric motor provides support. The Civic speeds up straight, strong and quickly, that feels effortlessly and also cultivated, even in the greater speed area it remains pleasantly peaceful in the cockpit.

Fuel tank 40 L.

Energy performance class A+.

Seats 5.

Empty weight 1533 kg.

Width including exterior mirrors 2.08 m.

Trunk 410 to 1220 l.

Length 4.55 m.

Bag 750 kg (braked), 600 kg (unchecked).

Allowable total weight 1930 kg.

What we believe: not only optically, but also drive technology, the eleventh Civic generation has actually reached an adult maturity level. The Civic E: HEV can for that reason be advised to the one who is looking for an efficient, well-equipped hybrid that does not require a plug and does not look like the pole.

Cost from 32,900 euros.