2019 Honda Civic vs rivals: Specifications comparison

Honda’s bringing its Civic sedan again to India about six years after the eighth-gen mannequin was discontinued. The 10th-gen Civic will face-off in opposition to acquainted rivals when it launches in India on March 7, 2019, together with the Toyota Corolla Altis, Hyundai Elantra and the Skoda Octavia. We’ve introduced the 4 government sedans collectively, on paper, to search out out if the brand new Honda Civic will probably be a viable different to its competitors.

First, check out the Civic's technical specs:

2019 Honda Civic technical specs
Honda Civic petrol Honda Civic diesel
LxWxH 4656x1799x1433mm 4656x1799x1433mm
Wheelbase 2700mm 2700mm
Gas tank 47 litres 47 litres
Kerb weight 1300kg 1353kg
Boot area 430 litres 430 litres
Turning diameter 11.7m 11.7m
Suspension (entrance) Macpherson Strut Macpherson Strut
Suspension (rear) Impartial Multilink Impartial Multilink
Brake (entrance) Disc Disc
Brake (rear) Disc Disc
Tyre measurement 215/50 R17 215/50 R17
Engine kind Four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol Four-cylinder, turbo-diesel
Displacement 1799cc 1597cc
Variety of valves Four valves per cylinder, SOHC Four valves per cylinder, DOHC
Energy 141hp at 6500rpm 120hp at 4000rpm
Torque 174Nm at 4300rpm 300Nm at 2000rpm
Transmission 7-step CVT 6-speed handbook
Gas effectivity 16.5kpl 26.8kpl


Honda’s new Civic could also be bigger than the earlier eighth-gen mannequin on sale in India, however it's about the identical measurement as its rivals. Actually, the Civic is the shortest mannequin right here; but additionally has the smallest boot area and gas tank. The Civic will not be as manoeuvrable within the metropolis as its competitors on account of its considerably increased turning circle. Nevertheless, the Honda does have the biggest wheels and thickest tyres of the lot. By way of total dimensions, the Octavia is the biggest automobile, suggesting essentially the most inside room, too. The Elantra, in the meantime, walks the road in-between – a mean automobile amongst its opponents.

2019 Civic vs rivals: Dimensions
Civic Elantra Octavia Corolla Altis
Size 4656mm 4570mm 4670mm 4620mm
Width 1799mm 1800mm 1814mm 1775mm
Peak 1433mm 1465mm 1476mm 1475mm
Wheelbase 2700mm 2700mm 2688mm 2700mm
Kerb weight 1300-1353kg 1271-1408kg 1235-1395kg 1220-1310kg
Gas tank 47 litres 50 litres 50 litres 43-55 litres
Boot area 430 litres 458 litres 590 litres 470 litres
Turning circle 11.7m 10.6m 10.4m 10.8m
Tyre measurement 215/50 R17 205/60 R16 205/55 R16 205/55 R16


Even within the powertrain division, the Honda Civic doesn’t actually stand out; the one mannequin with decrease output figures is the Toyota Corolla Altis. The Octavia guidelines this part, possessing essentially the most highly effective engines by a big margin and having the choice of two petrol motors. Nevertheless, the Civic diesel is essentially the most fuel-efficient mannequin, whereas its petrol counterpart falls simply in need of the Toyota’s 16.7kpl determine. The Honda and Toyota additionally miss out on a diesel-automatic choice. Like its dimensions, the Hyundai government sedan's powertrain maintains the middle-ground in opposition to its rivals.

2019 Honda Civic vs rivals: Petrol powertrain
Civic Elantra Octavia Corolla Altis
Sort Four-cylinder, naturally aspirated Four-cylinder, naturally aspirated Four-cylinder, turbo-petrol Four-cylinder, naturally aspirated
Displacement 1799cc 1999cc 1395cc/1798cc 1798cc
Valvetrain Four valves per cylinder, SOHC Four valves per cylinder, DOHC Four valves per cylinder, DOHC Four valves per cylinder, DOHC
Energy 141hp 152hp 150hp/180hp 140hp
Torque 174Nm 192Nm 250Nm/250Nm 173Nm
Transmission 7-step CVT 6-speed MT/AT 6-speed MT/7-speed dual-clutch 6-speed MT/7-step CVT
ARAI gas effieincy 16.5kpl 14.59kpl/14.62kpl 16.7kpl/15.1kpl 16.7kpl
2019 Civic vs rivals: Diesel powertrain
Civic Elantra Octavia Corolla Altis
Sort Four-cylinder, turbo-diesel Four-cylinder, turbo-diesel Four-cylinder, turbo-diesel Four-cylinder, turbo-diesel
Displacement 1597cc 1582cc 1968cc 1364cc
Valvetrain Four valves per cylinder, DOHC Four valves per cylinder, DOHC Four valves per cylinder, DOHC Four valves per cylinder, DOHC
Energy 120hp 128hp 143hp 88hp
Torque 300Nm 260Nm 320Nm 205Nm
Transmission 6-speed MT 6-speed MT/AT 6-speed MT/dual-clutch AT 6-speed MT
ARAI gas effectivity 26.8kpl 22.54kpl/18.23kpl 21kpl/19.5kpl 21.3kpl


It looks as if the Skoda Octavia is the winner when it comes to options and the protection package on provide. Whereas the Civic does get a segment-first lane-assist digital camera, the Octavia has extra airbags and traction management. The Skoda was additionally just lately upgraded with VW’s Digital Cockpit – not less than in its top-spec L&Ok trim. The Corolla Altis misses out on package that’s anticipated to be provided in a automobile at this worth level similar to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and a sunroof. Maintaining with its development, the Hyundai Elantra's options aren't precisely segment-leading, however it’s fairly well-kitted, total.

2019 Civic vs rivals: Options
Civic Elantra Octavia Corolla Altis
AC Computerized dual-zone Computerized dual-zone Computerized dual-zone Computerized
Energy adjustable driver’s seat Eight-way 10-way 12-way 10-way
Sunroof Distant Electrical Distant No
Instrument cluster 7.Zero-inch digital MID Black and white MID Digital MID Color MID
Leather-based upholstery Sure Sure Sure Sure
Infotainment display 7.Zero-inch Eight.Zero-inch Eight.Zero-inch 7.Zero-inch
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Sure/Sure Sure/Sure Sure/Sure No/No
Airbags 6 6 Eight 7
Lane-watch digital camera Sure No No No
Stability management Sure Sure Sure Sure
Hill-start help Sure Sure Sure Sure
Traction management No No Sure No


Contemplating the Honda will probably be provided in a single fully-loaded variant, the Civic petrol’s estimated worth appears to undercut the Octavia and Corolla by a small margin, whereas the Civic diesel is predicted to be pricier than the Elantra and Corolla.

2019 Civic vs rivals: Value (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Civic Elantra Octavia Corolla Altis
Petrol 18 lakh (est) 13.81-18.91 lakh 15.99-23.59 lakh 16.45-20.19 lakh
Diesel 22 lakh (est) 15.12-20.04 lakh 17.99-25.99 lakh 17.71-19.36 lakh

On paper, the Hyundai Elantra appears to supply essentially the most worth for cash on this listing, as it’s the lowest-priced mannequin and comes throughout as decently outfitted, total. High-spec variations of the Octavia could also be expensive however they’re additionally the best-equipped and include essentially the most highly effective petrol and diesel engines. A correct comparability and a full highway check will probably be required earlier than proclaiming a winner within the government sedan phase, however with regard to specs and options, the Civic doesn’t actually stand out amongst its rivals.

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