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“The Honda Civic saloon shares most of the hatchback’s abilities, however there’s little cause to spend further for it except you’re keen on its appears” Household saloons may be about as trendy as tank tops proper now, however Honda remains to be promoting loads of Civics in addition to HR-V and CR-V SUVs. To bolster the vary, Honda is providing prospects a four-door various to the usual hatchback. If you happen to discover the edgy and polarising rear design of the five-door Civic a bit too attention-grabbing, the saloon might be the reply, as a result of its flowing roofline, elongated rear window and neat boot are much more typical in look. You’ll want to understand the aesthetics, too, as a result of further practicality in all probability isn’t a cause to go for the saloon. Its boot quantity is barely elevated from 478 to 519 litres, however the lack of a hatchback makes it barely much less handy when loading awkward objects. Away from the boot, there’s a great deal of house for entrance and rear passengers, plus visibility is and the rear seats cut up and fold, too. Picture 1 of 18 Honda is just providing two engines within the saloon in the intervening time: a 1.Zero-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel, each of that are fashionable and environment friendly. The petrol is our choose, due to its refinement, spectacular 127bhp energy output and really affordable 58.9mpg gas economic system. Lengthy-distance drivers should still choose the diesel and its 83.1mpg gas economic system, however the computerized model might be greatest prevented, because it slashes the diesel’s economic system to 68.9mpg. Similar to within the hatchback, a mix of fast steering, a slick guide gearbox and taut (however not crashy) suspension makes the Civic one in all our favorite automobiles to drive within the class. It’s not fairly on a par with the wonderful Ford Focus, however ought to give eager drivers a bit extra to take pleasure in than the buttoned-down Skoda Octavia.