Expect to pay around £500 more for this saloon body shape than you'd have to find for a conventional Civic five-door hatch. That means pricing which starts at around £19,400 for the entry-level 'SE' version of this model powered by the brand's 1.0-litre 129PS VTEC Turbo petrol engine. There are also 'SR' and 'EX' trim levels further up the range and for £1,400 more, you can have the CVT auto gearbox that a lot of Civic four door buyers will probably want. The other engine on offer, the 1.6i-DTEC diesel, requires a £1,400 premium over the petrol unit, so starts at just under £21,000. Again, there's the same choice of manual or auto transmission.
Key safety inclusions across the range run to a 'Collision Mitigating Braking System' that brakes the car to avoid an accident. Plus a 'Forward Collision' set-up that warns you of oncoming hazards. And 'Lane Departure Warning', 'Road Departure Warning' and 'Lane Keeping Assist' features that'll keep you from veering away from where you should be on the road. There's 'Traffic Sign Recognition' that reads speeds signs as you pass and displays them on the dash, this set-up then working with an 'Intelligent Speed Assistance' system that can automatically set your speed to match the prevailing limit.