Prices announced for 2015 Honda Civic

Honda’s Civic has always received reasonably good reviews from journalists but has always lived in the shadow of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.

The Japanese marque has revealed the facelift it hopes will push the Civic to the top of the class. It’ll arrive on UK roads in March so we’ve taken a look at the new Civic’s price list to help you navigate it.

2015 Honda Civic – prices

Basic models cost from £15,975 in S trim with the 1.4-litre petrol engine. For those with a penchant for power, the 1.8-litre petrol can be yours for £17,635. If you typically cover longer distances then the 1.6-litre diesel will be better suited to you – these can be had from £18,755. The automatic gearbox – only available with the 1.8 petrol – adds an extra £1,400 to the price.

If you want the extra luggage space of the Tourer, you’re limited to the 1.8-petrol and 1.6-litre diesel. Prices for these start at £18,650 for the petrol and £19,755 for the diesel – a £1,015 and £1,000 increase over the hatchback respectively.

Upgrading from S trim to SE Plus is a reasonably steep £1,990. Moving higher up range to Sport adds another £650, then another £1,910 to reach SR trim. Top spec EX Plus models bring another £1,800 to the bill (see below for a breakdown of what each trim offers).

2015 Honda Civic – equipment

Entry level S cars get LED daytime running lights, USB and AUX input, hill start assist and the – now standard – city braking system that prevents low-speed impacts. SE Plus models get a leather steering wheel and gearstick, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control and climate control.

Sport trim adds a few visual changes including larger alloys and a sportier grille. SR models get leather upholstery, heated seats, a glass roof and an upgraded audio system. Finally, top-spec EX Plus Civics get keyless entry, ambient lighting, unique alloy wheels and LED headlights.

Navigation can be added to all trims from SE Plus upwards for £610 (it costs £840 on basic S models) and Honda’s driver assistance program (which includes lane keeping assistance, collision alert and blind spot monitoring) adds another £600.

2015 Honda Civic – picks of the range

Best for city-slickers – 1.4 petrol SE Plus with Honda Connect – £17,965

The smaller engine is perfect for nipping around town without using too much fuel and the equipment levels are just right without breaking the bank.

Best for motorway mile-munchers – 1.6 diesel SE Plus with Honda Connect, navigation and driver assistance program – £21,780

The diesel is better suited to long motorway drives and, in SE Plus form, gets enough equipment. The Honda Connect infotainment system is well matched to the navigation and the driver assistance program adds extra peace of mind.

Best for petrolheads – 1.8 petrol Tourer SR with Honda Connect and navigation – £23,135

The Tourer bodystyle will appeal to practically minded petrolheads and the more potent 1.8-litre engine is the hottest they can get – until the fire-breathing Type-R comes along.

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