Auto Trader verdict:
In terms of how it drives, the tenth-generation Civic is a vast improvement on its predecessor, keeping you comfortable and entertained in equal measure. The entry-level petrol engine is great on both performance and economy, too. It’s not the poshest-feeling hatchback, and it’s a little limited on practicality, so it’s not perfect. However, the fact remains that the Civic is now a real contender in the family hatchback class, and with the standard of the opposition, that’s really saying something.