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There’s no running away from the fact that the Civic FC’s design will draw more than a few eyeballs to it. Eye-catching details include the coupe-like roofline that is paired with a fastback style body. Elsewhere, there are the sculpted engine cover and prominent wheel arch lines, character line that intercepts through the door handles and the Solid Wing Face.
If it appears long, that’s because it is. At 4,630 mm long and 1,799 mm wide, the new Civic sees 105 mm tagged on to its length and 44 mm added to its width when compared to its predecessor. Combined with the 19 mm height reduction, the Civic cuts a wide and low stance that certainly looks good, at least to my eyes.
Some spiffy kit accompanies this fresh new look on our Malaysian edition as well. The top-spec Civic 1.5TC Premium gets full-LED headlamps (with DRLs), crab claw-style LED tail lights, chrome door handles and 17-inch five-spoke wheels (wrapped with 215/50 ContiMaxContact MC5 tyres).
For the non-Premium Turbo and NA variants, halogen projectors will provide illumination and body-coloured door handles are fitted instead. The NA model also receives smaller 16-inch alloys, but with larger profile 215/55 tyres.
Much like the exterior, the Civic’s cabin also receives a total overhaul, starting with a dashboard that appears to be influenced by the smaller Jazz and City. The driver-focused two-tier layout is also gone here, replaced with a single instrument binnacle and an upright centre stack that is no longer angled towards the driver.
From the driver’s seat, you can position yourself to sit pretty low with the eight-way powered seats. The materials used and finish quality is improved as well, with soft-touch plastic covering the dash, while other areas feature stitching and metallic elements to enhance their visual impact.
Plenty of toys to play with too, like the virtual tachometer and a digital speedometer, which can be customised by way of the seven-inch touchscreen factory head unit. Said unit is an Android-based one, and allows users to access media and navigation functions, as well as being a display for the reverse camera.
It also gets the usual set of inputs – Bluetooth, AUX, USB and HDMI – with nice additions being Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The latter however, will require you to source the app from a third party as the Android marketplace in Malaysia doesn’t officially serve it up as of yet.
Functionality-wise, the unit is pretty intuitive and easy to navigate within the first few minutes. However, Turbo owners who prefer to manually-operate their air-con fan speed will need to do so via the touchscreen and ‘Climate’ button. If you’re content with the dual-zone air-con system being in ‘Auto’, it isn’t much of an issue.
In terms of day-to-day practicality, the Honda Civic has all its rivals beat thanks to some impressive packaging. The Civic FC is a triumphant return for Honda, being one of the best all-rounders in the segment. With a highly capable powertrain, coupled with impressive driving dynamics, a good ride, robust design and impressive day-to-day practicality, it is no doubt the Civic FC does live up to the hype.
Details and spec
- 1.8L naturally aspirated SOHC i-VTEC engine, CVT gearbox
- 141 PS, 174 Nm, 0-100 km/h 10.4 secs, claimed FC 15.9 km/l
- 16-inch rims, 215/55 tyres
- Automatic halogen projector headlamps, LED DRLs
- Wing mirror indicators
- Body colour door handles
- Remote engine start and walk away auto door lock
- Keyless entry and push start
- Cruise control
- Full colour digital LCD meter panel
- Single-zone auto air con
- Rear air con vents
- Leather wrapped steering wheel
- Steering audio buttons with electrostatic switch
- Fabric seats
- Eight-way powered driver’s seat
- Seven-inch touchscreen head unit, eight speakers
- MP3, iPod, 2x USB, HDMI
- Hands-free telephone with voice recognition
- Six airbags (dual front, side, curtain)
- VSA, ABS, EBD, BA, Hill Start Assist
- Electronic parking brake with auto brake hold
- Multi-angle reverse camera
- Ultrasonic and tilt sensors
Base specs and adds on:
- 1.5L DOHC VTEC Turbo engine, CVT gearbox with paddle shifters
- 173 PS, 220 Nm, 0-100 km/h 8.2 secs, claimed FC 17.2 km/l
- 17-inch rims, 215/50 tyres
- Leather seats
1.5TC and adds on:
- LED headlamps, LED fog lamps
- Chrome door handles
- Dual-zone auto air con
Ratings and reviews
Fuel Economy: 15.3 km/litre (6.5 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 2,500 km/month
- Very good fuel economy. (Fuel consumption is better then my old Myvi 1.3 manual.)
- Compared to Honda Accord, the suspension is on the softer side. Comfortable ride for the family.
- Very spacious rear seats and outstanding legroom.
- For 1.8 spec, does not feel under powered. Engine revs at ~3000 when cruising at 150kmh on highway.
- Super smooth CVT.
- Compared to 1.5 turbo, I feel 1.8 version should be cheaper to maintain and less issues. 1.8 engine has a proven track record.
- Super cold aircond and powerful ac blower.
- Spacious boot. Boot lid closes easily without much force. Some say this is not solid, but I prefer it this way as you do not need to smash the boot lid every time you want to close it.
- Quality of assembly can be improved. Noticed gaps between front headlamps and front bumper. This can be easily fixed during your scheduled servicing.
- Loud road noise when driving at higher speed. This is more obvious for rear passengers. Suspect it is due to the stock Conti MC5 tyre which has a harder compound.
- Head unit is a bit buggy when using Android Auto. Honda needs to update the firmware.
- Poor sound quality from the stock speakers.
- Rear seats not foldable.
- Door cup holder (front and back) is a bit small. Only fits small/slim water bottles.
- Please make the rear seats foldable like the US version. This is not type R Civic.
- Please provide better speakers and head unit.
- Larger cupholders.