New fuel-saving features
The predecessor still positioned left of the steering engine-start button moved to right and was replaced by a new ECO button. The sleep mode can be activated with this button gives the driver less power and therefore less consumption. The driver also provides an inter-green and blue iridescent cockpit lighting subliminally with the information, knowing if you are particularly efficient or not the road. And at the traffic lights fitted as standard on all engines start-stop system to the new Civic model contributes to a total of Ökoverhalten.
Particularly presentable is the trunk of the Civic, which is due to its space-saving torsion beam rear axle with 477 liters in one segment unique record. If one of the rear seat back forward, the cargo capacity thanks to the descending seat automatically grow to an impressive 1378 liters. Disadvantage of the giant space yield: The luggage bay is quite deep and there is no middle ground on the amount of the charge threshold, here you have to heave heavy objects rather awkward addition.
A special feature of the variable luggage compartment: The rear seat can be folded up, creating between front seats and rear bench a convenient place for high load such as bicycles. In the compact segment, the Civic remains, with its clever concept continues to boot-king. If the motto of the Civic ‘big things come in, “then one must also suffered cuts: So the rear view, despite the less distinctive spoiler lip is still poor and the space of freedom for the heads and legs of the rear passengers in view of 4.30 meter length modest.
More horsepower, less thirsty
Not so very humble is the only available diesel provisionally. Like its predecessor, there is the 2.2 CDTi, which, however, was significantly revised and technically brilliant performance despite an increase of 140 to 150 hp and a significantly better fuel consumption value. While in the old Civic consumption was 5.3 liters, the new diesel adjudicates according to Honda with 4.2 liters.
Despite these low mark in the compact newcomer moves almost on a par with the Golf GTD : The new Civic sprints in 8.3 seconds from zero to 100 and is a proud maximum 217 km / h fast. By comparison, the time of his predecessor fleet runs clear after the sprint at 8.7 and 205 km / h top speed.