2019 Honda Civic Diesel & Petrol | First Drive Review | Autocar India


The Honda Civic is back! The once-popular executive sedan returns after an almost seven-year absence, packing a diesel engine, more equipment, and even greater space and comfort. But can it live up to the lofty standard set by its path-breaking predecessor? Hormazd Sorabjee drives both the diesel and petrol versions to find out. #Honda #Civic #TeamAutocar SUBSCRIBE to Autocar India for hottest automotive news and the most comprehensive reviews ► /> Autocar India is your one stop source for test drive reviews & comparison test of every new car released in India. We also offer a great mix of other automotive content including podcasts, motor show reports, travelogues and other special features. Click this link for latest car reviews ► /> Click this link for comparison tests of latest cars & bikes ► /> Click this link for latest bike reviews ► /> Click this link for Autocar India exclusive features ► /> Visit for the latest news & happenings from the auto world. Facebook: />Instagram: />Twitter: />G+:



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UPDATE: Prices Revealed! The Civic has been launched at the following prices (ex-showroom, pan-India): Petrol CVT: V: Rs 17.70 lakh VX: Rs 19.20 lakh ZX: Rs 21.00 lakh Diesel MT: VX: Rs 20.50 lakh ZX: Rs 22.30 lakh What do you think of these prices? Tell us in the comments! #TeamAutocar
Srinivasan
So many skoda fan boys on YouTube but none on the road
Pranav Gupta
Old CIVIC was my childhood dream car, Well its no more now ❎
Debangsu Sarkar
We still have the 2009 civic. SEXIEST SEDAN EVER. EVER
GAMERS COLONY
It's like Toyota Prius and Honda City had a baby
Binnu Babu
I'm so tired of the step motherly treatment we are subjected to. Globally, this car comes with a 1.5 turbo petrol, yet India gets an ancient 1.8 NA engine with CVT. I would have bought the 1.5 in a heartbeat, but now Skoda will get my money.
Rajshil Ganesh
Who else hates the crome grill?
arjun varma
No turbo petrol for a car of this price and that too which is expected to be a sporty one. Shame once again from an automaker.
lhmartin101
whats wrong with honda...civic was a such a peppy awesome looking car i own one it was beautiful and after 12 years they come with this????....wtf
Richard Jeremiadoss
horrible looking, underpowered and a cvt.......honda killed its civic even before launch....!!! Octavia rules anyday...!!!! Its like honda comes out of jumanji one day and launches civic while competitors are way ahead of time.....ha ha..!!!
Karthik ramki
Still Honda is insulting us by not giving us the powerful motors. Honda we are ready for all world class cars in India too....this Civic is boring...really....120 hp for the diesel car....are you joking...
Prasoon Pandey
expectations-1.5 L petrol motor reality-old engine ,cvt enthusiasm for the car-nil
RIDERS GOT TALENT
For younger buyers it lacks power and punch...for older generations..it lacks rear seat comfort features... For middle aged it lacks excitement.... So wonder who Honda was focusing while designing this car.
ace911turbo
Outright performance = Octavia 1.8TSI 177bhp Styling and Features = Elantra 2.0L SX 152bhp Chauffer comfort/reliabilty = Corolla Altis 132bhp Emotion over predecessor?? = Civic 1.8L 140bhp CVT
ShAmAnNa BeNGalURu
1.8 litre 145 BHP....? Guess the mileage is about 5-6
Deepak Nair
Thanks for mentioning the seat memory and cooled seat feature missing.
Mohammed Mudasir Ali Khan
Hormazd saab.. Happy to see You reviewing 😍😍👍
Intrinsic Asset
Quality ride seems promising more in Octavia than this. Nonetheless in case of looks Civic wins. 🤙🏿🤙🏿
Dhruv Dangi
Toyota Corolla is the best chauffeur driven car and Skoda Octavia is the best driver's car in this segment. Looks like Honda wanted Civic to be both but ended up being neither of the two.
Gsk
Now after generations Honda come back with 1.8 cvt (No turbo 🤦🏻‍♂️). Now Enthusiasts will look elsewhere.
Eshaan Roshan
120 bhp? Are you serious Honda?!
Nick jeet
Tested @ Nandi hills road Bangalore
Rohit Ratambe
Honda's 2nd best looking car. 1st is Honda Accord and 2nd is this Honda Civic😎😎
Mahendra Kumar
Honda Amaze is batter looking car than Civic
Zen = Yen 🔴
civic 2019 Vs elantra 2020 which one and why?
mayur tapkir
I still like the old civic shape... So Sharpe and slick
buyers guide for cars
Once a legend always a legend. Its like a mini BMW. Just Honda should have given petrole manual for vtec fun.
Lokesh Nagtode
we would love to see a comparison between Honda Civic and Skoda Octavia. will it come soon?
James Pumphrey
Heck even sub-4 metre cars now produce 120bhp, what kind of joke is this
vidyut gulati
skoda enjoys large fan base but on youtube only not on roads
pathik kandhari
Congrats honda..after 10 years all you could do is a facelift..same engine shame
jagadeesh n
Diesel car in 2019!! Let's wait Corolla will come up with Hybrid for a greener future 👍
Yash Jain
If only this car had the rear of previous Civic!! The current back exterior looks an enlarged version of the Amaze’s which btw is hideous
T V Sudharsanan
Honda civic vs new Toyota Corolla altis
Archit Kothari
Such a desirable car.....beautiful
sohail ahmed syed
Surely. Octavia will be ruling this segment.
Debajyoti Nath
Looks like a copy of BMW 320GT from external , tbh .
Aniket Kumar
For authentic review always watch AUTOCAR.
Tab E
I have 2008 civic and has been run 4Lakh without any problem and now gonna buy this civic lover
bollywodd k parchai
Hormaz bhai u r best in reviewing cars Good to c u. Want to c u more on autocar
harsh vardhan tripathi
begs to be driven hard .. haha u jus made my day ..was not thnking u would say so ..overpriced for no reason..
Prashant Borkar
Hormadz is so composed with the way he reviews. Enjoyed watching this review.
soumya jyoti
1thing the city itself costs 18lakhs now so u can expect the civic by 25lakhs for sure
Abhimanyu Kohli
If there was a prize for the most average interior designs at this price, Honda would win it in a heartbeat. #SoAverage.
Milan Sanil
Guys think twice before saying about the engines of the Civic , The great Toyota altis has a puny 90hp engine and even the freestyle has 100+ horsepower 😂😂🤣 One thing , i am saying about their diesel engine , but the freestyle is 4 , 5 laks cheaper and has more power than a Toyota sedan at ridiculous price
Suryateja GT
Car looks so smart from outside,but in the inside it's boring Yea it looks similar to the Honda city! Also I've driven this car yesterday the 1.8l naturally aspirated cvt petrol it's so freaking silent but it feels so lifeless when accelerated from past 2500 RPM! Honda should give the 1.5l turbo badged petrol engine with 😂😂😂 torque converter auto in India, which is there globally otherwise those so called sales figures won't get up this also should be priced reasonably! Overall I would give this car maybe 3.9/5 stars for acceleration and the cabin is so freaking silent! For that I'll give 5/5 If launched with 1.5l turbo petrol engine with torque converter auto I'll be the 1st person to buy it! Or I'll get my self the skoda octavia 1.8l TSI DSG L&k! Or just wait till 2021 and get myself the upcoming volkswagen jetta 1.5l TSI DSG!
soundar roger
Superb Review Sir @hormazdsorabjee
Deep Gajjar
At first glance, it was lookin like bmw GT 😂😂
Joyfull Jishnu
Best to buy Tata Harrier instead of this car . Tata is the safest and most practical car
Kanwar Singh
Doesn't it look like honda amaze from front? 🤔
sahi hai b
Honda and Toyota vehicles are reliable
krish k
First comment ... phew happy to hear that it is funnn...engines though🤕🤕🤕
Sam Mathew
I still love the old CIVIC.. even now it looks so cute 😍🤩😍🤩🤩 and the interiors are still futuristic 😍😍.. I wish they launch that model too once again as its small and cute. And this 2019 Civic also looks really amazing .. only 1 thing I didn't like is the *Front Grill* that spoils the front looks as its to Big... else the car is perfect in all aspects 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👍🏻😘
Shorya Sharma
Price plays the important role !
Subrata Kumar Das
Features r awesome in Civic. Honda clutch gears r not at gud. Hyundai clutch r buttery smooth. Octavia RS u feel some power & torque.
Ron Raj
Not impressed. Y Honda India is always lagging what a customer wants.
Crypto Coin Investor
Boot is just 430 liters. Corolla is best of this segment!
P K S
It's time for Honda to downsize engine and give 1.5 ivtec turbo.old 1.8 is a gas guzzler.
AMG
Is it just me or does anyone else also think that the car looks absolutely gorgeous from the front? From the back it does kinda look wierd with the coupe like profile but not bad. Still that front end though!!!😍😍😍
Hitz_ De Leon
Was desperately waiting for this but no manual? Seriously!?!.. Lil disappointed..
Reddy Vedvyas
let's then buy kia-motors turbo petrol engined 5-seater suv
Shivank Mittal
The Elantra is MUCH BETTER than the Civic More Horsepower Better Ground Clearance Ventilated Seats Auto Tailgate And many more features than the civic which isn't that nice!
Neo Ethan
Salty Honda fanboys! too bad even with super bikes BMW is murdering Honda.
BHARATH B
OMG...... JUST NOW BOOKED FOR Rs.31000 Radiant Red Petrol!! Can't believe I waited for 2 years to buy this lovely car in India after its launch in 2017 !! Gonna be one of the first to buy this gorgeous car! 😍😍😍😍
Yashua Ribeiro
once you drove the diesel rocket (Cruze).. it's hard to settle anymore in this segment. 163 to 120bhp.. ummm nope...
Prakhar Srivastava
Seriously Honda.. who the hell you think uses an HDMI port in a car ?
Dheer Bhatia
Why Honda why you have to make changes in engine
Prashant Dikshit
Congrats....u achieved some milestone "1M"
Pulkit Jawal
I think old civic is far better. Finally old is gold.
Vinay Saran
Perfect analysis...
Octo Pacific
I guess it'll be priced between 15L and 20L for low end and high end respectively
Sharad Upadhyay
Skoda/VW has better engine and transmission. So, thanks Honda. 🙏
Viya Sivash
Mehhh...😖 It's a kinda mixed breed of Toyota's Prius & Camry...🤮
Lonely tom1981
Nothing Civic about it... It just looks like another version of Honda City
Karanveer Singh Kalsi
My 1.6 litre diesel verna produces more power than this
Tammy loveIsHot
wow! Now I want this civic.
Kellogg's All Bran
Octavia 1.8 TSI with DSG. Put a stage 1 tune on (approx 50k) and you're over 200bhp
Avinash S
OLD car in the WORLD releasing very late hahahahha
Siddharth Subandh
How can Honda be so cruel by not giving this beast a manual transmission for the Petrol variants!!.Honda if you are reading this.... Please work on this otherwise it's a MAYDAY call for the Civic!!🤬🤬
rishabh rastogi
After such a long wait india deserves a 1.5 turbo engine
Raghav Shekhar
The interior plastic quality looks and sounds equivalent to the outgoing city. Expected better at this price.
Soumen Bhattacharya
Also what is zero to 100km in secs and what about 100 km to zero in sec for breaking
sufal das
Please can you make a video about difference between Honda city 2017 and Honda civic 2019 (Petrol automatic) ...
Navigator
Only Honda Car i Admire but Honda should have made 2.0L Petrol and 1.8L Diesel Engine, as Octavia has 2.0L Diesel and Elantra gives 2.0L Petrol Engine....and one request Honda plz do increase all of your cars Ground Clearance least 180mm as this is not European Market but Asian Market where we have dodgy roads, do take note next time...rest all Civic Looks Fabulous👌
Nev Fern
Bring the Type - R (NOT underpowered) and maybe ill think of buying a new civic. Till then I'm happy with my old one
Jet wheels
I love the way you explain things in details Sir... your my inspiration & even i own one youtube channel
sagar mankame
Verna has already developed a reputation. Looks wise ill always choose Verna or previous gen civic.
Asfand Ashraf
Wow - the Civic has grown so much in size !
Joyfull Jishnu
Honda misses practically.
RAHUL ACHARY
Some design elements are coming directly from non other then the Civic type R
thuayyib c
Front Looks like bigger amaze ...😆
Ankit Gajjar
Still 8th Civic Rocks !
Kumail Rizvi
We want 1.5litre turboo plzzzz
Yummy Foods
What about civic type R?
CN21 Gaming
At least it somewhat maintains the look of the Type-R.
Mahesh KN
They should have put the 1.5 turbo or the K20 engine. They have spoiled it again. What a waste of a brilliant chassis.
Pulkit Jawal
It's look like modified Honda Amaze
Perseus
Like a full grown amaze haha
Sagar Mathers
Many dont even notice their efforts but damn..the camera guy and the editor has nailed it...congrats guys
Rajess Ks&co
Honda launched Honda Civic 1.8S, 1.5 TC, and 1.5 TC-P here in Malaysia in the year 2016. All them are auto transmission. Only Honda Civic Type R is a manual transmission. I bought one in last year January 2018, Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P cost RM140,446 including the modulus bodykits. It looks amazing. But Honda Civic in India not sexy as here. U may Google it as Honda Civic Malaysia.