Honda Civic - Hits and misses

  • Jan 14, 2020

Honda Civic continues to be among the top choices of Malaysians who are looking for a modern, sporty, comfortable, and safe sedan. The current model available in the country is one of the best versions Civic has ever had. So is the tenth-generation Honda Civic really as good as they say it is? Let’s find out by going through some of its advantages and disadvantages in our ‘Hits and Misses’ article. Here is a look at the Honda Civic price list -

Honda Civic Price List

Here in Malaysia, the Honda Civic is available in 3 different trims and 2 engine options. The following are the detailed engine specifications of each variant.

Honda Civic engine specs

Honda Civic Hits


We need to bow down to Honda’s designers who came up with the tenth-generation Civic’s design. It is simply outstanding! Never ever the Civic looked so sporty and desirable. Also, the attention to detail is applaudable. For example, the full-LED headlamps are in themselves a part of the car’s overall styling. We love the boomerang-shaped rear combination lights. And how can we forget the dashing alloy wheels? They are a work of art, too, right?

Honda Civic Front

Feature-laden interior

We used to say it for Hyundai that it loads its vehicles with numerous features up to the brim. However, now we have to say this for Honda because the Civic comes with a plethora of features on the inside. To name a few, we have-

  • 7-inch touchscreen display with navigation

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support

  • Full-colour LCD meter

  • Concealed storage spaces

  • Large 519-litre boot capacity

  • Dual-zone climate control with rear AC vents

  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, etc.

Honda Civic cabin


Apart from being feature-rich, Honda Civic’s cabin is also very spacious and comfortable. The leather seats provide brilliant support. The driver’s seat is 8-way power-adjustable. The rear seats are wide where the passengers can stretch out, sit comfortably, relax, and enjoy the ride. Talking about the ride, the Civic does a good job in soaking up most of the undulations of the road and provide its occupants with a smooth ride.

Honda Civic interior


Honda Civic specs contain two engine options - 1.8-litre naturally-aspirated petrol and 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol. Both of them are quite powerful with 141 PS / 174 Nm and 173 PS / 220 Nm power and torque figures respectively. However, it is the turbocharged model that packs in the punch and fun. If we talk about performance, the Civic powered by the naturally aspirated engine does 0-100 kmph in 10.4 seconds whereas the one with the turbocharged engine does it in just 8.2 seconds. When it comes to the top-speed, it is 200 kmph irrespective of the engine.

Honda Civic engine

Honda Civic Misses


Even though the Civic is quite a sporty car, both in terms of looks and driving, surprisingly, it doesn’t come with a manual transmission, not even as an option. This might not be an issue for most the buyers but for driving enthusiasts, they wouldn’t be able to enjoy the car to its full potential. Well, at least, Honda did add paddle shifters.

Rear headroom

We have already appreciated Civic’s interior space and comfort but there’s one thing which might trouble the rear passengers, especially the taller ones, that’s the limited headroom. Thanks to the sloping roofline, the Civic has somewhat less headroom at the back. Not a dealbreaker though.

Honda Civic safety


Don’t get worried. We are not saying that Civic is terrible when it comes to safety. It isn’t. It has secured a 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating, for crying out loud. And thanks to safety features like 6 airbags, vehicle stability assist, G-force control, and whatnot. What we are trying to say is that at this price, we were expecting Honda to include its Honda Sensing safety package which includes various active safety features like lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, etc.

So those were the hits and misses of the Honda Civic. We hope that we helped you to have a better understanding of the car. If you have any pointers to add in either the Hits or Misses category, do let us know in the comments.

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