Civic Hatchback Performance

Packs a punch

The power of three.

Close up of Civic Hatchback engine.

The 1.8 iVTEC will make you fall in love with driving all over again. The 1.4 version is surprisingly playful too; but if you crave punchy performance with even greater economy, then the 1.6 iDTEC diesel is the match for you.

A win win with power and economy

Our challenge: to balance environmental efficiency with dynamic performance.

Front three-quarter facing Civic Hatchback.

Our answer: the Civic’s 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine, the first product of our Earth Dreams Technology. This remarkable engine provides the best combination of power and fuel consumption in its class.

In a class of its own

Delivering 120ps of power, the Civic 1.6 i-DTEC engine provides class-leading balance of power and economy. The numbers are impressive, with fuel efficiency of 3.6 l/100km* and low emissions of 94g/km of carbon dioxide, but it’s the day-to-day thrill of driving it that really excites.

*Fuel economy figures are sourced from official EU-regulated laboratory test results, these are provided for comparison purposes and may not reflect real-life driving experience.

Close up of Earth Dreams logo.

The 1.6 i-DTEC diesel is the first Earth Dreams Technology engine.

Follow your head – and your heart

The Civic’s alternative engine options cover all bases.

The smaller 1.4 i-VTEC petrol engine offers surprising response out on the road. The 1.8 i-VTEC petrol engine packs a punch while offering the fuel efficiency of a smaller engine. Whichever one you choose, you’ll enjoy outstanding fuel economy, excellent performance and cleaner emissions. That’s power and performance working in harmony.

Civic Hatch side/front on view exterior, on road.

The power to choose

Find the engine for your Civic – then make it yours

Whether you’re focused on fuel economy, or want a little extra power as well as efficiency – you’ll find a diesel or petrol Civic engine that will deliver the driving experience you want.

*Fuel economy figures are sourced from official EU-regulated laboratory test results, these are provided for comparison purposes and may not reflect real-life driving experience.

Engine graphic. Thumbnail Civic Hatch.
Engine
Max power
Combined fuel consumption*
CO₂ Emissions
  • 1.4
  • Manual
  • Petrol
100ps @ 6000rpm 51.4-52.3 mpg 129-131 g/km
  • 1.8
  • Manual
  • Petrol
142ps @ 6500rpm 46.3-48.7 mpg 137-145 g/km
  • 1.8
  • Automatic
  • Petrol
142ps @ 6500rpm 44.1-44.8 mpg 148-150 g/km
  • 1.6
  • Manual
  • Diesel
120ps @4000 rpm 76.3-78.5 mpg 94-98 g/km

Traffic sign recognition

The more you know, the safer you are.

Close up of traffic sign recognition system.

The system can show two signs at a time.

How many times have important road signs whizzed past you in a blur? Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) automatically recognises road signs and displays them via the Intelligent Multi Information Display, so you always know exactly what you’ve just passed.

Technology you can count on

TSR allows you to keep focusing on what’s important –the road. The system can show two signs at a time on the i-MID system. It’s like having a second pair of eyes on board.

Close up of the i-MID screen.

Displayed via the i-MID screen, the system is easy to operate.

Rear three quarter right facing Honda Civic Hatchback with Traffic Sign Recognition illustration.

Traffic Sign Recognition automatically recognises road signs and displays them via the i-MID.

Blind Spot Warning

An early warning system for safer overtaking.

Front facing Honda Civic Hatchback viewed using Blind Spot Warning system.

The Blind Spot Warning system uses radar to automatically detect vehicles where your vision is restricted.

It can be frightening and dangerous when you fail to see another vehicle that is obscured by the door or window arches of your vehicle. We’ve introduced a Honda-first radar technology called Blind Spot Warning, which can automatically detect vehicles where your vision is restricted and give you a warning.

Close up of indicator in wing mirror.

Integrated indicator in wing mirror adds to safety.

Birdseye view of two Honda Civics shown with Blind Spot Warning illustration.

Blind Spot Warning system alerts you if a car is in your blind spot.

City-brake Active system

Not all accidents happen at high speed.

There are all kinds of bumps and knocks that happen in car parks or even on your own driveway. CTBA is a laser radar system that scans the road ahead, automatically applying the brakes if a risk of a possible collision is detected.

Front three-quarter facing Honda Civic Hatchback. City location.

Safety first

Feel genuinely excited, by feeling genuinely safe.

Bird's eye view of Civic Hatch, in graphic 'X-ray' style.

Packed with advanced engineering and computing to keep you and your passengers safe.

Airbags

The Civic has been fitted with airbags all round, including curtain airbags. Known as Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), the airbags offer you greatly enhanced protection while out on the road.

High-beam support system

Assesses driving conditions around you and automatically switches on the high beams if required.

Lane Departure Warning

Detects road markings and if the car strays from your current lane without indicating, the system alerts you with audible and visual warnings.

Blind Spot Warning

An early warning system for safer overtaking, Blind Spot Warning can automatically detect vehicles where your vision is restricted and alert you.

Cross Traffic Monitor

This system warns you when you are reversing or approaching vehicles. Using rear side radar sensors located in the rear bumper of the car, it tells you the direction the vehicle is coming from.

Test, test and test again

At Honda, we test our engines to extremes, so you can drive with unconditional confidence.

Honda test facility.

The extreme temperature test facility at Honda. We push our cars to their very limits - and then a little further...

Running the engine at full power for days. Taking it apart and putting it back together to ensure each component always works. Turning it off, on, heating it up, cooling it down again (and again). Only then are we fully satisfied with the engine’s performance and durability.

Technician adjusts windscreen wipers.
Technician at work.