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Honda Civic vs Citroen C3

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Honda Civic
Honda Civic

$47,200 - $72,600

2024 price

Citroen C3
Citroen C3

$29,990 - $30,990

2023 price


2024 Honda Civic
2023 Citroen C3
Safety Rating

Engine Type
Turbo 4, 2.0L

Turbo 3, 1.2L
Fuel Type

Unleaded Petrol
Fuel Efficiency
8.9L/100km (combined)

5.2L/100km (combined)

  • Price, maybe
  • Limited availability
  • Likely a swansong

  • Price
  • Sub-par refinement
  • Ownership costs
2024 Honda Civic Summary

Before we dive in, this isn’t your typical road test. 

That’s because there’s no road, per se. Instead, the majority of what you’re about to read comes from The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia.

You’ve read the headline, though, so you’re probably putting it all together: a Honda Civic Type R on a well-liked race track must be bliss. Let’s find out.

A very quick catch-up for those not in the know. The Honda Civic Type R (or CTR if you like) is the brand’s only performance model on sale after the demise of the NSX supercar. 

The current (FL5) CTR is a little over a year old, having been launched internationally in late 2022, but has only been on Aussie shores for a little while. In fact, we’ve already reviewed it for the road, back in April.

But Honda Australia was keen to get media behind the wheel in a setting it says the CTR thrives in - a racetrack. Its predecessor was a car loved almost universally, can this one live up to the new standard?

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2023 Citroen C3 Summary

You’re a city dweller on the hunt for a small hatch, but the usual suspects just don’t do it for you. Time for a trip down the urban road less travelled.

The Citroen C3 fits the bill in terms of scale, but brings something extra when it comes to personality. A fun-sized European with the ability to surprise and delight.

It comes at a price, though. So, is the promise of some extra excitement in your motoring life worth it? Read on to find out.

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