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Honda Civic review - does the Type R’s class translate lower down the range? - MPG and running costs

It’s clear the Type R has had a positive effect on the standard Civic’s handling, but a mini Type R this is not

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  • Foolproof chassis, impressive drivetrain, plenty of space
  • Not quite as entertaining to drive as a Focus, cheap interior

MPG figures are impressive in the Civic, although all the numbers must be taken with a grain of salt, being based on the current NEDC and not WLTP cycle. The 1-litre models will crack 60.1mpg on paper, with the 1.5 falling to 46.6 – still an impressive number for something with 180bhp.

The diesel is a real MPG champion, with an impressive 80.7mpg on the combined cycle, although the person actually able to match that number should be afforded a medal.

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