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Honda Civic Australia

The Honda Civic is one of the world's best known and most loved cars, with more than 19 million sold its launch in its home country of Japan in 1972.

It's been a staple on Australian roads since its arrival here in 1973, too, with more than 300,000 finding homes locally. Now up to its tenth generation, the petrol-powered small front-wheel drive has fallen out of favour with Aussie buyers, but a bold new design language and clever packaging could change all that. The Civic range starts off at the $23,590 Civic VTi and tops off with the $66,700 Civic Type R Limited Edition and is offered in hatch and sedan configurations – and for the first time in its 44-year history, without a manual gearbox.

Honda Civic Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Honda Civic varies based on the trim level you choose. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 Hatchback 1.8L, ULP, CVT AUTO $59,290
2021 Sedan 1.8L, ULP, CVT AUTO $16,200 $35,420
2021 Sedan 1.8L, ULP, CVT AUTO $23,590 $35,590
2021 Hatchback 1.8L, ULP, CVT AUTO $23,790 $66,700
2020 Hatchback 1.8L, ULP, CVT AUTO $59,290
2020 Sedan 1.8L, ULP, CVT AUTO $16,200 $35,420
2019 Sedan 1.8L, ULP, CVT AUTO $14,700 $31,460
2019 Hatchback 1.8L, ULP, CVT AUTO $14,700 $50,160
2018 Sedan 1.8L, ULP, CVT AUTO $13,500 $30,250
2018 Hatchback 1.8L, ULP, CVT AUTO $13,500 $48,290
2017 Hatchback 1.8L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $11,800 $40,920
2017 Sedan 1.8L, ULP, CVT AUTO $12,800 $27,830
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Honda Civic Colours

The Honda Civic Type R has a new paintwork option, Racing Blue, which has joined Rally Red, Crystal Black and Championship White. Of note, Rally Red is the only colour to not command a $650 premium.

  • Championship White
  • Rally Red
  • Racing Blue
  • Crystal Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Honda Civic Dimensions

The dimensions of the Honda Civic Sedan and Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 Sedan 1416x1799x4644 mm 133 mm
2021 Hatchback 1421x1799x4515 mm 134 mm
2020 Sedan 1416x1799x4644 mm 133 mm
2020 Hatchback 1421x1799x4515 mm 134 mm
2019 Sedan 1416x1799x4644 mm 133 mm
2019 Hatchback 1421x1799x4515 mm 134 mm
2018 Sedan 1416x1799x4644 mm 133 mm
2018 Hatchback 1421x1799x4515 mm 134 mm
2017 Hatchback 1475x1770x4300 mm 135 mm
2017 Sedan 1416x1799x4644 mm 133 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Honda Civic Dimensions

Honda Civic Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Honda Civic here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What is the best small car for under $30000?

    You don't need to spend $30,000 to get a great small car to run around town in. A Suzuki Swift GL Navigator from $17,690 plus on-road costs ($1000 more for the auto) makes for an excellent choice, with a surprisingly roomy interior, a refined, frugal and lively engine, great handling and superb reliability. Great value for money, in other words.

    Moving on from there, to the next size up and in our order of preference, are the Mazda 3, Ford Focus Active, Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Corolla Hatch, Honda Civic (turbo only) and Subaru Impreza. All are quality small cars that should fit the bill perfectly.

    There's also merit in considering a small SUV, chiefly because their higher roofline and loftier seating positions make them easier to get in and out as well as see out of. Our value pick is the Kia Seltos S with Safety Pack. The Mazda CX-30 and Toyota C-HR are also high-quality and refined choices, though they're right at the cusp of your budget so you may have to search for a discounted demo model. Going small SUV does  mean extra outlay, but they do generally offer better resale value, as their popularity seems endless.

    As you can see, there's lots of choice, so take your time, drive the ones you like the look of, and see which feels best. Out of scores of alternatives, these 10 are our top recommendations at under $30K.

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  • Honda Civic 2002: Why does it only drive without the petrol cap on?

    I think what’s happening when you open the fuel cap, Frank, is not a release of pressure, but rather a release of vacuum. As your car uses petrol, the level in the tank gets lower. If the tank can’t `breathe’, allowing air to fill that space in the tank, a vacuum is created. Eventually, the vacuum becomes so powerful that the car’s fuel pump can no longer drag fuel from the tank to the engine and the car stalls.

    When you remove the fuel cap, hey presto, the vacuum is released and the fuel pump can do its thing once more. In modern cars, this is often caused by the charcoal canister (a part of the pollution-control equipment) becoming clogged and not allowing air back into the fuel tank. I’ve actually seen cases so bad that the vacuum has actually collapsed the fuel tank under the car (must have been a powerful fuel pump).

    Driving around with no fuel cap on is both dangerous and illegal (it renders those pollution controls useless because it allows fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere) so the solution is to find out where the blockage is and replace the relevant parts. Like I said, I’d start with the charcoal canister in the engine bay. It could even be that dust or dirt is blocking one of the rubber hoses that link the pollution gear systems. It might seem like a big problem, but from the symptoms you’ve listed, I think it’ll be an easy fix.

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  • Honda Civic 2018: Does this car have Satellite Navigation?

    Honda’s solution to navigation was to equip its lower-spec Civics of this period with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which allowed you to use the navigation apps on your smartphone to interface with the car’s info screen. If you wanted stand-alone, factory satellite navigation, you needed to spend up a bit bigger and buy the VTi-LX version of the Civic which had a Garmin system that also featured live traffic updates.

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  • What sedan is the best value?

    Hyundai has the Elantra, Honda the Civic, and Toyota the Camry. All can be bought as sedans and all fall within your budget. For mine the Camry represents the best value for the money.

     

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Honda Civic Accessories

The Civic RS comes with dual-zone climate control, a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and 10 speakers.

Standard equipment in the Honda Civic Type R includes dusk-sensing lights, rain-sensing wipers, rear privacy glass, an electric park brake with auto-hold functionality, and keyless entry and start.

Inside, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, Bluetooth connectivity, digital radio, a 180W sound system with eight speakers, dual-zone climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror feature.

A range of genuine accessories is available via official dealerships.

Honda Civic Interior

The clever, inventive interior is very well-packaged, with plenty of space and the RS has a very convincing textile leather on the seats and steering wheel. There's heaps of storage, too, and it's one of the most thoughtful cabins in any car.

Honda Civic Fuel Consumption

The Honda Civic is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP, PULP and — fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.4L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 Hatchback 6.4L/100km 1.8L ULP CVT AUTO
2021 Hatchback 8.8L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2021 Sedan 6.4L/100km 1.8L ULP CVT AUTO
2020 Hatchback 2.0L 6 SP MAN
2020 Hatchback 6.4L/100km 1.8L ULP CVT AUTO
2020 Hatchback 8.8L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2020 Sedan 6.4L/100km 1.8L ULP CVT AUTO
2019 Hatchback 6.4L/100km 1.8L ULP CVT AUTO
2019 Hatchback 8.8L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Sedan 6.4L/100km 1.8L ULP CVT AUTO
2018 Hatchback 6.4L/100km 1.8L ULP CVT AUTO
2018 Hatchback 8.8L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Sedan 6.4L/100km 1.8L ULP CVT AUTO
2017 Hatchback 6.4L/100km 1.8L PULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 6.4L/100km 1.8L ULP CVT AUTO
2017 Sedan 6.4L/100km 1.8L ULP CVT AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Honda Civic Pricing and Specs for 2021

Honda Civic Wheel Size

The Honda Civic has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x55 R16 for Hatchback in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 Hatchback 215x55 R16 215x55 R16
2021 Sedan 215x55 R16 215x55 R16
2020 Hatchback 215x55 R16 16x6 inches 215x55 R16 16x6 inches
2020 Sedan 215x55 R16 16x6 inches 215x55 R16 16x6 inches
2019 Hatchback 215x55 R16 16x6 inches 215x55 R16 16x6 inches
2019 Sedan 215x55 R16 16x6 inches 215x55 R16 16x6 inches
2018 Hatchback 215x55 R16 16x6 inches 215x55 R16 16x6 inches
2018 Sedan 215x55 R16 16x6 inches 215x55 R16 16x6 inches
2017 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Sedan 215x55 R16 16x6 inches 215x55 R16 16x6 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Honda Civic Wheel Sizes

Honda Civic Boot Space

The Honda Civic Type R's cargo capacity is 414L, but stow its 60/40 split-fold rear bench using the second row’s manual release latches and an undisclosed amount of extra storage space is created alongside a hump in the boot floor.

There’s also a tall load lip to contend with, although there are four tie-down points on hand alongside one bag hook. The parcel shelf is retractable, with it stored to one side.

Honda Civic Boot space Honda Civic Boot space

Honda Civic Seats

The Civic sedan has five seats and is roomy front and back for four passengers, not too bad for five.

Unlike other Honda Civic hatchback variants, the Type R is a four-seater, with its rear bench only accomodating two occupants. Meanwhile, the driver and front passenger get sports seats in the first row.

Honda Civic Towing Capacity

The Honda Civic has maximum towing capacity of 800kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 Hatchback 0kg 800kg
2021 Sedan 800kg 800kg
2020 Hatchback 0kg 800kg
2020 Sedan 800kg 800kg
2019 Hatchback 0kg 800kg
2019 Sedan 800kg 800kg
2018 Hatchback 0kg 800kg
2018 Sedan 800kg 800kg
2017 Hatchback 0kg 1400kg
2017 Sedan 800kg 800kg
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Honda Civic Speed

The extra power and torque of the turbo 1.5-litre delivers a 0-100km/h under a claimed eight seconds.

The Honda Civic Type R sprints from a standstill to 100km/h in a claimed 5.7 seconds.