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The 2017 Honda Civic VTi sedan is affordable and inoffensive. But is there a catch?
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LIST PRICE Fr $22,390
CARADVICE RATING 8.0
FUEL ECONOMY 6.4/100km
SEAT 5

CarAdvice podcast 166: Civic Type R v i30 Fastback N!

On the podcast, this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet has been revealed, Peugeot has introduced Australia's first petrol particulate filter, why the latest Census data is bad news for young drivers, and Australian drivers have revealed their dirty habits...

2020 Honda Civic hatch unveiled in the US - UPDATE

The updated 2020 Honda Civic hatchback has been unveiled in the US, though it's unclear whether these changes will be reflected in Australia. UPDATE, 16/8/19: Honda Australia has issued a statement regarding the updated Civic hatchback for our market. See bottom of article for details. Externally the updated Civic hatch is distinguished by a body colour crossbar for the fog light surround...

Honda recalls mid-2000s Accord Euro, City, Civic, CR-V and Jazz

Honda has recalled 45,636 cars across the Accord Euro, City, Civic, CR-V and Jazz ranges to have their Takata airbag inflators replaced. As with all Takata campaigns, included cars are fitted with airbag propellant that degrades when exposed to heat and humidity...

Honda launches 50 Years Editions

Honda Australia is celebrating 50 years Down Under, and to honour the milestone the company has introduced ‘50 Years Edition’ versions of its most popular model lines. Available on the Civic, CR-V, HR-V and Jazz, the 50 Years Edition package brings extra features and equipment on the models on which they’re based for a nominal price increase...

Honda Civic +Luxe hatch on sale for $29,990 drive-away

Honda Australia has announced the Civic +Luxe hatchback, which gets a handful of upgrades to offer what it's describing as "affordable luxury". Based on the VTi-S grade (from $24,490 before on-roads), the +Luxe gains leather-appointed seats, heated front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, metallic or pearlescent paint as standard, along with '+Luxe' badging...

CarAdvice podcast 152: Taking a ride in the 2019 Mazda 3 hatch

This week Mandy Turner is in Sydney with Curt Dupriez and Sam Purcell for the hatchback mega test! A bonus podcast is available below this article or on your podcast apps. In car news, the Honda Civic Type R has broken a Bathurst record, 2019 Toyota RAV4 pricing and specs have been released, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have been introduced by Toyota in Australia, and Lamborghini has restored the Muira from The Italian Job...

Honda Civic Type R sets Bathurst record in the hands of F1 ace Jenson Button

The Honda Civic Type R has set a blistering but unofficial lap record for a road-legal hot hatch at Mount Panorama Bathurst, posting a time of 2 minutes 35.207 in the hands of Formula 1 ace Jenson Button. The 2009 Formula 1 world champion flew into Australia on a secret mission to do the timed run on Easter Monday, while the circuit was closed following the previous day’s six-hour production car race...

CarAdvice podcast 144: An expert talks on elderly driver assessment

On this week's podcast, you're joined by Mandy Turner, Joshua Dowling, and Mike Stevens. In car news, the Volkswagen Passat has joined the Victoria Police fleet, and the Honda Civic Type R has joined the NSW Police, but as a community vehicle...

Honda Civic Type R police car: NSW gets hot hatch

The Honda Civic Type R hot hatch has joined NSW Police ranks — but it’s not on the highway patrol fleet and its primary role will not be traffic enforcement. There are no lights, sirens or police radio installed, instead the Type R is a community liaison vehicle to be displayed at special events and is designed to break down barriers between the public and the men and women in blue...

2019 Honda Civic sedan pricing and specs

Honda has announced pricing and spec information for the 2019 Civic sedan range, headlined by the news VTi-L and RS models will now come with the Honda Sensing safety suite as standard. The active safety suite, previously reserved for the range-topping VTi-LX, brings autonomous-emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam...

Honda Australia: 'No changes' for Civic Type R despite UK plant closure

Honda Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to the currently UK-sourced Civic Type R, despite its global parent announcing the factory that makes it will shut its doors in 2021. The Swindon plant is the only Honda facility that makes the Civic Type R (pictured) currently, though the company's local director, Stephen Collins, says the current model will see out its lifecycle and confirmed plans for a next-generation model after that...